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Twitch rewards you for watching 'Tomb Raider' on the Xbox One app

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Live-streaming platform Twitch is handing out in-game points to people who watch Rise of the Tomb Raider via the Xbox One app. Plus, viewers on any platform have the ability to mess with their favorite Tomb Raider streams when the game is in Expedition Mode: Once prompted, people in chat can vote to activate one of two cards, which alter gameplay in specific ways. Some cards remove health regeneration, add armor to enemies, grant players more melee damage or enable "Big Head Mode," for example. Voting rounds appear every six minutes or so, and this only works if the streamer uses the Xbox One Twitch app to broadcast the game. Now, let's talk about those rewards.

Xbox One viewers will receive 500 in-game credits when a streamer triggers certain events in Rise of the Tomb Raider's campaign. These events include side missions, challenges, challenge tombs, crypts and special achievements. Credits are used to buy Expedition Card Packs, which contain game modifiers, weapons and outfits for Expedition Mode. Viewers must redeem their in-game credits within 30 days of receiving them, and they're housed under the "Gift" section of the game's main menu. Note that for all of this to work properly, both the streamer and the viewer must use the Xbox One Twitch app. Check out the FAQ for more details.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is basically an action movie, which means it should be great for livestreaming. We'll show off some of Lara's sweet moves (and maybe some of this voting and rewarding action) on November 12th in a special giveaway episode of Playdate.

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