On 8 March, paid racing mode went live on Riot Racers, a blockchain-based racing game. All free races are now available in Racing School’s racetracks. This means players get to enter both paid and free races. Currently, both races are rewarding the top three finishers with $RIOT tokens.
Paid racing vs. Free racing in Riot Racers
Looking at the Races dashboard below, paid racing mode generally allows up to 6 entrants/race with a much bigger prize pool from 27 to over 100 $RIOT. On the other hand, free races (denoted by Racing School) do not require any gas entry fee. However, since the free racing mode only allows 3 entrants/race, any participant who finishes the race is always guaranteed a share of the prize pool.
Riot Racers Ready to Hit the Tracks
Ever since its full game launch in February, Riot Racers has introduced multiple gameplay features for its loyal supporters. Speaking of loyal fans, Riot Racers recently started rewards distribution for Riot Owners Club (ROC) members. This is significant, as ROC membership is only available to those who hold at least 1 genesis car NFT with some amount of $RIOT tokens. Nonetheless, the ROC rewards range from $RIOT drops, limited-edition NFT drops, loot boxes, and all the way to getting custom Legendary car and driver NFTs. It pays to be a ROC member.
Next, Riot Racers will also add Rentals and Spawning features to the ecosystem. In the rental system, players can rent out their race cars and driver NFTs to other players. Lenders get to choose whether the rent is paid on a profit-sharing or fixed-fee basis. As for the spawning feature, it is actually similar to the breeding mechanism. Players can spawn either their race car or driver NFTs. However, all spawned NFTs are classified as Tier 2 NFT and will have a time to retire.
The features above will be available in Q2 this year. But these are just some of the many exciting stuff that will be coming to Riot Racers in 2022. So stay tuned!