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Is Xbox Gamerscore Worth Anything?
Can You Cash In?
Have you ever wondered if you can cash in all your hard earned Xbox 360 Gamerscore for cash and prizes? What exactly is Gamerscore anway? Wll, you are about to find out the answer to these questions and find out exactly what your gamerscore is worth to you!
What Is Gamerscore?
Gamerscore is the amount of points you have earned by unlocking achievements in your favorite games for the Microsoft Xbox 360. Every game on disk is packed with 1000 Gamerscore for you to unlock and for DLC (downloaded content like map packs) you usually get an extra 200 points to unlock.
What Are Achievements?
Achievements are the unlockable challenges inside almost every game for the Microsoft Xbox 360. In order to unlock the Achievement and the Gamerscore that goes along with it, you must complete the special task.
For example; in "Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies" map, "Der Riese", you earn 25 gamerscore for unlocking the Pack-A-Punch and upgrading a weapon in it before round 8. Another example of an Achievement is collecting all of the Gold Bricks in the game LEGO Batman!
So What Is Gamerscore Worth?
Gamerscore is basically only worth the bragging rights of having unlocked a certain achievement and having way more Gamerscore than your friends on Xbox Live. Many of the Achievements are nearly impossible to accomplish, so having unlocked that achievement means you are a dedicated and skilled player in that game.
You cannot exchange Xbox Gamerscore for cash and prizes, so the monetary value of your score is actually nothing. However, for being a Gold Member of Xbox Live, you are eligible for the Xbox Live Rewards Program.
The Xbox Live Rewards program is a great club to be a part of and they reward you for doing things you already do as a member of the Xbox Live Community. They won't give you cash but insyead reward you with Avatar items for participating in challenges and also give you Microsoft Points for renewing your Gold Membership, joining Netflix, taking a monthly survey, and other easy requirements.
So if you ever wondered what exactly your Xbox Gamerscore is worth, then now you know. You cannot buy anything with it except the respect of other players!