Thanks to a new update to the My Nintendo customer reward program, Nintendo fans are gaining the ability to unlock special awards by checking into specific events and locations through QR code scanning.
If you log into your My Nintendo account and go to “Check in,” you’ll find the QR code. Nintendo says that you’ll be able to present the code “to check in at select Nintendo events and locations. Checking in gives you access to exclusive My Nintendo member benefits that may be available. Benefits will vary, so stay tuned for more details.”
Ever since Nintendo replaced its popular Club Nintendo system with My Nintendo in 2015, the rewards on offer have become much less exciting than they were under the Club Nintendo system. Still, while it’s unlikely these special rewards are going to be anything too spectacular, current rewards include discounts on Virtual Console classics.
Next month, Nintendo will hold a series of events showing off its upcoming Nintendo Switch console, and select fans will be able to play the Switch. The new event check-in system’s arrival just ahead of those events means it’s possible they’ll be among the first to use it.