Our new Drops campaigns are a new and fun way to get in-game loot by watching your favorite channels on Twitch! If the channel is participating in a new Drops system campaign, you will see a message at the top of chat about the Drop campaign and how to earn rewards.
Mission-based Drops are unlocked when the streamer achieves a specific milestone in the game. If the game developer has activated Mission-based Drops, you need to link your Twitch account with your game account to be eligible to participate. Once a Drops mission is accomplished by the streamer you will have the opportunity to claim and receive in-game rewards. Drops missions are customized by the game developer, so every Drops program will be a little different, depending on the game. The developer will decide what the item is, how frequently the Drops occur, what action unlocks the Drop, and how many channels they are available on.
Time-based Drops are unlocked by watching any participating channel for the amount of time set by the game developer to earn a reward. Once you complete the time requirement, you will be able to claim the reward. You can only gain progress toward a reward on one channel at a time. Some Drops rewards will require you to earn and claim a previous reward before you are able to earn progress toward that reward. You can check on the progress you have earned towards any reward by going to your Drops Inventory page. From this page you will also be able to claim any time-based Drops rewards that you did not claim while watching the channel.
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How to Earn Drops
You can see when a Drops campaign is available on a channel on the Browse category and channel pages by looking for the drops-enabled tag. You can also filter by the Drops enabled tag when looking when viewing a category.
Navigate to a channel with Drops enabled. A Drops callout will be displayed at the top of chat that includes information about the Drops campaign. For example, a mission-based Drop will tell you the mission that the streamer has to achieve and how long you will have to claim the reward on the stream. A time-based Drop will tell you how long to watch in order to earn a reward.
To earn a Drops reward, you will need to be logged into Twitch. To be eligible to receive the Drop rewards in-game, you will need to have your game account linked to your Twitch account. If an account connection is required, you will see a message asking you to connect your account after you have claimed the Drop. From the game developer’s account connection page, log into your game account, then into your Twitch account to link the accounts together.
Claiming a Drop for mission-based Drops
When watching a participating channel make sure to watch for your favorite streamer to complete their mission for the opportunity to claim in-game loot. The claim button will appear at the top of chat and you will have a limited amount of time to claim the Drop reward.
Claiming a Drop for time-based Drops
When watching a participating channel you will earn progress towards a Drop. You can check your progress at any time by checking your profile menu looking under the Drops menu item.
Remember, you can only earn progress towards a time-based Drop on one participating channel at a time. You can also check your progress towards Drops within a campaign anytime by viewing the Drops Inventory. When you have reached 100% progress for the active Drop within a campaign, you will receive a claim notification at the bottom of chat. For time-based Drops, if you are unable to claim the Drop in time, you will be able to claim it from the inventory page until the Drops campaign ends.
Where to view your rewards and upcoming campaigns
The Drops inventory page can be accessed at any time. From here, you can view the Drops that you have earned, your progress towards any active time-based Drops and to connect your Twitch account to the participating game developer’s account if you have not already. For time-based Drops you may notice that some rewards are locked and you cannot earn progress towards them until you have earned and claimed previous rewards. Upon claiming the prerequisite Drops, these Drop rewards will unlock.
To learn more information about the rewards and the requirements to earn those rewards, you can view the All campaigns tab. This page will show you all active campaigns and upcoming campaigns that you may want to participate in and complete. Each campaign entry will display the dates the Drops are active, what game they are for, and how to earn each reward.