The upcoming play-to-earn racing game Riot Racers is getting ready to launch their third NFT drop coming next week, adding new cars, game assets and a marketplace to their ecosystem. Gamers who want to dive into the game will be able to buy cars in different rarities, as well as racetrack land plots, mechanic shops and gas stations.
The Riot Racers development team is aiming to release their third NFT drop in the week of August 16th. The sale will happen on the Polygon blockchain, but the ETH payment happens on the Ethereum mainnet. From the previous drops the cheapest available cars right now costs 0.14 ETH on OpenSea. So the upcoming NFT sale, which will take place on the Riot Racers marketplace, will offer an interesting opportunity.
During this drop they will sell a total of 700 cars, in price ranges from 0.0083 ETH for Rookie cars to 0.041 ETH for a Rally car and 0.083 ETH for a Driver car. However, gamers with deeper pockets can go for a Tracker, Aero, Pro or Legendary car, which costs from 0.17 ETH up to 0.99 ETH.
In addition the team will sell 200 rookie racetrack land plots for 0.2 ETH each, while the 18 mechanic shops will cost 0.7 ETH each. The 3 gas stations, which the team considers a hot commodity, will cost 4.4 ETH each. All these NFTs will sell through the native Riot Racers marketplace, which will go live before the sale.
Ahead of the sale, Riot Racers has launched a first version of their app. Gamers login using Metamask, and they can see their cars in the Garage and change the names of their cars. In addition Gas Station owners can find their NFTs in the Assets section of the dapp.
What is Riot Racers
Riot Racers is a play-to-earn racing game in which gamers can earn by playing the game or owning parts of the ecosystem. Players own cars, which they can upgrade using their experience points (XP). They earn XP by competing in races. Before joining a race, they need to pick a car and a strategy based on the race conditions. Gamers also need to visit a gas station to get some fuel, which serves as an entry fee.
The game generates the race in the background, so it offers passive gameplay. The outcome of a race gets determined primarily by the player’s race strategy and in addition by a weighted random algorithm. Therefore cars with higher XP and better upgrades automatically have a better chance of winning. However, sometimes the underdog can come out on top. That’s what makes these types of racing game exciting. The top 3 of each competitive race earns rewards, paid in RIOT tokens.
Another way to earn in Riot Racers is by owning a part of the game, for example a mechanic shop, gas station or a piece of the track. The game offers 20 gas stations in total, and only 7 tracks made up out of 100 parts each. Through billboards, also an NFT, another earning opportunity presents itself. Here gamers can advertise their own product or perhaps rent it out to third parties.
So, there are quite some opportunities to earn RIOT tokens. The next opportunity to jump into Riot Racers presents itself in the week of August 16th with the third NFT drop. For now you can check your cars in the app, while the marketplace will go live soon as well.
What’s coming for Riot Racers
Can you race already? No, not yet. Riot Racers just launched a first version of their app. The marketplace will launch soon, followed by the third NFT drop. After that they will launch trading of the RIOT token on Uniswap.
The next big milestone for Riot Racers will then happen in September, when the team will organize the 4th and 5th NFT drop and ultimately launch the alpha test version of the game. Riot Racers will see a public release by the end of this year.