Bust out those ugly sweaters, celebrate the holidays, and spread joy on Twitch by Cheering to support streamers. Cheering already has plenty of benefits on Twitch, like celebrating special moments with streamers, amplifying your voice in chat, and earning Bit badges, but from now through December 26th, Cheering will do even more. Let’s break it down.
If you Cheer 1 to 249 Bits to support streamers during this time, you’ll also receive a Holiday Gift containing a full set of seven seasonal emotes.
If your favorite streamer is on the Nice list and you Cheer 250 Bits or more, you’ll instead receive a Gold Holiday Gift containing a different complete set of seven seasonal emotes and share a special gift for a number of the other viewers in chat: one of the holiday emotes!
We also have a brand new Holiday Cheermote that’s perfect to use this holiday season.
Once you receive the holiday emotes, you’ll find them in the emote selector for Chat, Pulse, Feeds, and Whispers so you can truly spread joy all across Twitch.
If you need to fill your gift-giving hands with Bits, load up here.
Questions? We’ve got answers.
Q: When exactly is this happening?
Starting now and ending 12PM PDT on December 26.
Q: Do streamers still receive the same revenue share from Twitch for the Cheer/Bits?
Q: How long can I use the seasonal holiday emotes?
Until the end of January 2018.
Q: What exactly is in the Holiday Gifts?
All regular Holiday Gifts contain all seven of the first set of seasonal holiday emotes. Similarly, all Gold Holiday Gifts contain all seven emotes of the second set.
Q: Are the emotes I receive randomly selected?
No, all regular Holiday Gifts contain the same first set of seven seasonal holiday emotes and all Gold Holiday Gifts contain the same second set of seven.
Q: How are the holiday emotes awarded?
- Cheer between 1–249 Bits and you will receive a regular Holiday Gift containing the first seven seasonal holiday emotes.
- Cheer 250 Bits or more and you’ll receive a Gold Holiday Gift, containing another set of seven seasonal holiday emotes. You’ll also activate a gift for a number of other viewers in chat who will receive one of the 14 emotes.
Q: Can I Cheer 125 Bits now and 125 Bits later and receive a Gold Holiday Gift?
No, you have to cheer with at least 250 Bits in one single Cheer to be able to receive a Gold Holiday Gift. If you did the above, you’ll receive a regular Holiday Gift for the first Cheer only. You won’t receive another regular Holiday Gift for the second Cheer but it will still support the streamer and contribute towards Bit Badges as normal.
Q: If I Cheer with 500, 1000, 1500, 2000, etc. Bits in a single Cheer, do I receive multiple Gold Holiday Gifts?
You’ll receive one Gold Holiday Gift for the single Cheer which contains all seven of the second set of holiday emotes.
Q: If I Cheer 250 Bits and receive a Gold Holiday Gift and then later on Cheer another 250 Bits, will I receive a second Gold Holiday Gift containing duplicate emotes?
You only receive the Gold Holiday Gift containing the seven seasonal holiday emotes for the first Cheer. You won’t receive another Gold Holiday Gift for the second Cheer but it will still support the streamer and contribute towards Bit Badges as normal.
Q: I received one of the holiday emotes from another person’s Cheer and afterwards received a duplicate holiday emote from one of the Holiday Gifts, did something go wrong?
This is expected since the holiday emote you received is from the pool of 14 holiday emotes of which the Holiday Gifts are guaranteed to have their respective seven emotes.
Q: Where do I find my Holiday Gifts if I don’t open them right away?
On your Inventory page at twitch.tv/inventory.
Q: Where do I get more Bits?
Q: What are Bits and Cheering?
Visit the help article here.
Q: Naughty or Nice?