Many Thanks for One Year with Xbox One

Many Thanks for One Year of Xbox One

Saturday, November 22, marks the official one year anniversary of Xbox One. It’s been an unbelievable year, but we never would have gotten to this point without our incredible fans. We want to thank you for being a part of an amazing 12 months by celebrating with you all weekend long.

First, if you’re in one of our original 13 markets and have opted in to receive Xbox Marketing emails*, you’ll receive a personalized email detailing what you’ve accomplished since Xbox One launched last November. Here’s a look at some of the community achievements made on Xbox One this past year:

But that’s not all! To show our appreciation for your loyal and continued support for Xbox One, we’ll have several gifts available for our fans, celebrating one year on Xbox One. Beginning Friday, everyone** will get:

  • A Year One Gamer Picture
  • New Xbox One backgrounds: A special Year One background as well as an exclusive Day One background for those who unlocked the Day One achievement
  • A Year One background image for use on Twitter, your desktop, etc.
  • A free rental of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” (for a limited time)
  • A free rental of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods” movie and a sampler pack of “Dragon Ball Z” TV episodes (for a limited time, available in the U.S. and Canada only)

And in addition, fans will be selected at random to receive a special gift from us. The full list of possible gifts include:

  • Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle
  • Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle
  • One month membership for Xbox One-exclusive EA Access service
  • Tiger Shark cash card for Grand Theft Auto V, worth $200,000 in-game GTA Online dollars
  • Forza gift pack with Forza RallyCross hat, Lamborghini Huracán 1/24 scale replica, and Xbox One Controller (launch team edition) signed by Tanner Foust, host of Top Gear America, Global RallyCross champion and professional stunt driver
  • Forza Horizon 2 Limited Edition Casio G-Shock Men’s Black Multi-Function Digital Sports Watch
  • Grand Theft Auto V gift pack with the Los Santos Sheriff Trucker cap, Michael, Franklin and Trevor Posters, and a Grand Theft Auto V sticker pack
  • Xbox Live Gold 12-month membership digital code
  • Killer Instinct Season 1 Combo Breaker Pack, the retail version of Killer Instinct Xbox One’s first season and includes all eight season one characters: Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid, and Spinal. Also includes Fulgore DLC character.
  • Special limited edition Nissan 370Z, featuring a custom Casio livery for Forza Horizon 2
  • Air Vehicle shortcut for Battlefield 4 for immediate access to all available unlocks for helicopters and jets available in the main Battlefield 4 game
  • Arno’s French Rapier for Assassin’s Creed Unity to improve your combat skills
  • 75 Platinum in Warframe
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Costume Pack for Peggle 2
  • Epic Quest Table in Pinball FX2
  • Dance Central Spotlight (full game token)
  • Project Spark Premium – 15 days: Grants 2x gain of Spark XP, credits, and champion XP, as well as the ability to purchase new token-only content for earned in-game credits

While we’re just getting started in some markets, we remain committed to all of our incredible fans worldwide and we’re so grateful for your support over the last year. Thank you for helping us celebrate this incredible milestone.

*The achievements celebration email will be sent to Xbox One customers who purchased prior to October 1, 2014, in our 13 launch markets who opted in to receive Xbox Marketing emails prior to Nov 11, 2014, are 17 years or older and have 10+ hours of usage on Xbox One. You can see which email address (if any) you have opted in, by signing in to your Xbox Live account on, clicking your Gamertag in the upper right, then Profile > Privacy Settings > Contact Preferences.

 **The Year One Celebration gift box email will be sent to Xbox One customers who purchased the console between 11/22/13 – 11/11/14, in our 13 launch markets, are 17 years or older and have 10+ hours of usage on Xbox One.



  • Navin Bhandari

    how about instead of marking achievements u guys make your customer support is pityful that people can have issues with the reward scheme and nobody has answers. If there is no answer, just dont reply.
    If u neglect the hands that feed u, then guess what!! ..they feed somebody else


  • Richard Takiar

    I bought my Xbox One from Amazon right on November 11, 2014, will I get the goodies?


  • Jayadub

    **The Year One Celebration gift box email will be sent to Xbox One customers who purchased the console between 11/22/13 – 11/11/14, in our 13 launch markets, are 17 years or older and have 10+ hours of usage on Xbox One. **This part says for everyone, so where is it? Day One Achievement, 9K game score since purchase and zero, zip, nada. Email is valid, marketing spam is accepted.


    • Ganon255

      same here, eligible but never received the email


  • JJ

    Haha I didn’t get my email 😦


  • Justen Stoks

    Missed chance for me… To bad Microsoft didn’t announce this a while ago.
    Been a D1 owner since, well… day one.


  • Christopher Walsh

    Awesome! I was in before Day One and it’s been a great ride all year with all the updates.


  • HazyInfidel

    can’t believe I haven’t had a reward because I don’t get marketing e-mails (only the reward e-mails). I feel gutted! Love the console and loved the 360. 😦


  • anthonyd46

    Were the physical prizes even awarded? Every forum I have checked seems to be only digital prizes and none of the physical ones. Even the digital ones it seems to only be a few of them warframe, dance central, halo video, dbz video, limbo, battlefield 4 dlc. No 12 month codes etc.


  • Kevin Flanigan

    Has anyone else had an issue with not receiving an email yet?


  • Thomas Palmer

    So.. I am a day one owner. Heck, day one on all three Xbox consoles and an an original Xbox Live beta tester. I did not receive a Limbo message. Oh, and thanks for the “poster” that I have to pay money to actually get (it costs money to print you know). Yea, I feel sooo “appreciated”.


  • GoldbergFan

    Two days later…. Still Haven’t got my email and I meet all the requirements. #BS


  • darkandlong

    Got crappy stuff via email. Got Limbo and Sunset Overdrive items via Xbox Live message. So stop freaking out and check your messages!

    Better than a kick in the rear.


  • Dusten Hay

    I have not received any email yet and i purchased my xbox one day one and put 10+ hours like they said.


  • aic007

    so 12 years of live, one xbox, 3 360’s and a day one xbox one with a combined 200+ games across all three consoles and no email regarding themes or gamer pics. Thanks, though I do appreciate all the emails from the microsoft store.


  • Darklurkr23

    I got no email for stats. I’m opted in. I got the Limbo message.

    I’m very annoyed I NEVER get email from xbox anymore


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