When Amazon purchased Twitch in 2014 it was only a matter of time before the two websites became linked and that happened last year. One of the lesser-known benefits of the Prime subscription service is what’s referred to as ‘Twitch Prime’ which eliminates advertisements when watching streams and provides a free channel subscription each month. It’ll now also offer something extra for those with NBA 2K17.
Beginning Tuesday, April 25 those with Prime will receive 75,000 VC and a MyTeam pack with a guaranteed Sapphire or Moments card. That amount of VC alone would cost $20 to buy.
In order to activate Twitch Prime the two accounts (Amazon and Twitch) must be connected. That’s done here. Based on the wording it appears that even those who sign-up for an Amazon Prime free 30 day trial will get the 2K17 bonuses.
Amazon Prime goes for $99 a year and offers free 2-day shipping, 20% off all video game pre-orders, a library of streaming movies, television, and music plus more.
As the relevance of 2K17 begins to wane after seven months this is one way to regenerate interest and involve new consumers in the revenue-generating MyTeam. With that same idea in mind NBA 2K16 was given away for free to PlayStation Plus members last June and something along those lines could happen again this summer.