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Prime members, you’ve just received a major upgrade to your Amazon Prime membership.
You can now share select Twitch Prime loot with the community on Twitch and give viewers who aren’t yet Prime a sneak peek of some of the awesome content they can expect to get from Twitch Prime.
Starting today, Prime members can gift up to 3 extra copies of Dauntless loot, which unlocks the complete Desperado armor set, a purple dye, the “Outlaw” title, and a helpful supply pack with 30 Patrol Chests. Be on the lookout for additional loot to gift in upcoming weeks, including World of Tanks, Rainbow Six Siege, and more.
So, how do you share the joy of Twitch Prime loot? See below for instructions in English.
Instructions for other languages can be found in the links here:
Step 1: Keep an eye out for the Community Gift Chest widget on Twitch streams When you’re watching your favorite streamer on Twitch, keep an eye out for the Community Gift Chest widget above chat (see image below). Streamers will have to activate this feature in order for it to appear. For more information about the streamer experience, please see the Streamer FAQs section further down in this blog.
Step 2: Click on “Gift” in the new Gifting Center Once the Community Gift Chest widget is visible, Prime members watching the stream will see the following announcement in chat which allows them to gift Twitch Prime loot. Click on “Gift” up to 3 times to contribute Twitch Prime loot to the Gift Chest.
Step 3: Watch as other Prime members in chat gift their Twitch Prime loot too Other Prime members in chat can also gift during this time, and you can watch the total number of gifts in the Community Gift Chest grow.
Step 4: Gift Distribution by the Twitch Streamer The streamer will then decide when there are enough gifts and will push the “Distribute Gifts” button on their dashboard. This will release all the gifts randomly to members of their Twitch community that are tuning in. Viewers are eligible to receive a gift as long as they’re logged into their Twitch account, not a current Prime member, and haven’t already received one before.
Step 5: How to Redeem Twitch Prime Gift Loot Gift recipients are notified when they receive a gift and can redeem their gifts by following instructions that can be found via email (an email will be sent to the account associated with their Twitch username). More detailed instructions will be found in this email, and in the FAQ below.
What can Prime members put in a Gift Chest? A. Members will be able to share up to 3 extra copies of select Twitch Prime loot that is gifting-eligible. Since these are extra copies of loot, you will still be able to claim the content for yourself.
Can Free Trial members use this? A. Unfortunately, no. Loot Gifting is a benefit for paid members only.
When can I gift content? A. When a streamer enables Loot Gifting, you will see a Community Gift Chest widget above chat. A button at the bottom of chat will also appear, allowing you to gift up to 3 extra copies of select Twitch Prime loot to the Gift Chest.
How will Prime members know they have gifts to contribute? A. Whenever Prime members are in a Twitch channel with an active Gift Chest, they will see a private announcement at the bottom of chat showing the content they have to gift. The private announcement also has a button that allows members to contribute gifts with a single click.
How often will Prime members receive new gifts to contribute? A. Usually gifts are better as a surprise. But since you asked, we’re expecting to have new giftable loot about every two weeks.
Will people see if I have gifted Prime loot? A. Yes, the Community Gift Chest widget above chat will show the Twitch username of the last viewer who donated a gift.
Will all Prime members have the same gifts to share with their communities each period? A. Yes.
What happens if I have more gifts collected than eligible recipients? A. Any leftover gifts that don’t get distributed are automatically carried over to the next Gift Chest that you open.
What happens when gifts are distributed? A. There will be a celebration in chat! Up to 100 messages will be sent out, highlighting the Twitch usernames of your viewers that donated a gift and received a gift.
Why should I try this? A. Because unless you’re the Grinch, giving gifts is fun! And the members of your community that aren’t yet Prime members will be able to get a sneak peek of Twitch Prime loot without even needing a credit card.
How do I activate a Gift Chest? A. In the Creator Dashboard under the Live tab, you will see the Community Gift chest widget (image below). Click “Start Collecting Gifts” to enable the feature.
When can streamers distribute gifts? A. Streamers choose whenever they want to distribute gifts. They are able to distribute with as little as one gift in the Community Gift Chest and can distribute until the end of the gifting window (shown in the Community Gift Chest widget in your Creator Dashboard).
Can a mod/editor release the chest for me? A. Not at the moment, but you’re not the first person to ask! We love hearing feedback and will look into incorporating it into future improvements.
Can I schedule a Gift Chest to be opened in advance? A. Not at the moment. We recommend creating a chatbot command that notifies chat of when they can expect the Gift Chest to be opened.
Can I choose my gift recipients when gifting to the community? A. Not at the moment, but you’re not the first person to ask! We love hearing feedback and will look into incorporating it into future improvements.
How and when can I redeem a gift? A. If you received a gift, you will receive a redemption email (the one that is associated with your Twitch account) that includes a redeem by date, and a button that links to the Twitch Prime website to collect the gift.
You will need to either sign in with or sign up for a free Amazon account (Amazon Prime is not required). In addition, you may also be prompted to link the Amazon account to your Twitch account, and your Twitch account to your game account.
What is Twitch Prime? A. Twitch Prime is the Amazon Prime home for gamers, and is included with Prime. Benefits include in-game loot, free games, a free monthly channel subscription on Twitch AND all the benefits of being a Prime member — including unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music, Prime Reading, Amazon Photos; early access to select Lightning Deals, one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads, deep discounts at Whole Foods Market, and unlimited free two-day shipping on more than 100 million items.
You can try it free right here, and when you do, you get all the Twitch Prime benefits instantly just by linking your Twitch account to your Amazon account.