Gameplay video, test drives and hardware requirements announced.

The war is coming… I can smell it in the air. The smell of oil, gunpowder and exhaust of revving V8 engines. The only thing left for us to fight for is Benzene–and everyone is ready to kill for it. There were rumors in the Wastes that some warriors have already been filling up their tanks with BZN. So what is happening in the Wasteland and what should we expect in the near future?

A quick overview of what happened recently:

  1. The Bitguild launch:

War Riders launched on the BitGuild platform earlier in October, and we are happy to welcome their users to our game. Check out War Riders on BitGuild here.

2. BZN fill:

The BZN truck is circling around the Wasteland to disperse some fresh Benzene to any empty tank of a premium vehicle. Go to your garage and click the fill button if you have not done so already!

3. All exclusive vehicle auctions have sold out:

The prices ranged from 2.6 ETH to 4.5 ETH per exclusive vehicle. Not too shabby!

4. Meme competition:

Thanks to everyone who participated in our signature meme competition! Tell us in the comment below if you like some of the submitted memes.

Now, to the most important thing…. What is coming?

The gameplay video will be released in November:

A lot of you have been asking us about the gameplay video, and we believe that this is an important step for us to gain more traction and attract more players. The video is taking some time and resources, so please expect some delays from the original timeline. We hope that, by releasing the gameplay, we will start attracting some mainstream gamers into the ecosystem. In addition to that, we hope that the gameplay video will spark the interest of investors and big gaming companies.

The game will be client-based:

Initially, we had planned to release the in-browser alpha/beta version of the game by the end of this year, which turned out to fall below our expectations. Today’s browsers are throttling the performance of the game engine, and it simply does not look as good as we expected. Although we will have to spend some additional time to release the client-based game, we think that this change is critical in order to deliver the first mainstream 3D game powered by blockchain assets. You will still have all your items supported by MetaMask and all major popular wallets such as Trust, Coinbase Wallet, etc.

The ultimate 3D experience:

We are excited to announce that War Riders will be providing players with an ultimate 3D experience and the production quality of a major mainstream game. 3D games are the most exciting and most popular in the world, and WR will not be an exception. Our goal is worldwide adoption, and we feel like this is the only way for us to get there.

Platform support and hardware requirements:

Our goal is to be supported by virtually every platform, and our order of priority is as follows:

1. Windows, Linux, macOS

2. Android, then iOS (if we can get find a way to share the profits with Apple)

3. Consoles

The game will first be supported by all personal computers and laptops, and will then be released on mobile platforms. The consoles will come later in the game development. A timeline for mobile and console releases will be available after the alpha release.

A lot of you were also asking about the hardware requirements for the game. Please note that these are the preliminary requirements and are subject to change:

Minimum requirements for full HD:

OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (64 bits), Linux (64 bit), macOS

CPU: Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz or similar

Graphics hardware: 2 GB, GeForce GTX 750 / Radeon R7 260X or similar

RAM: 4 GB

Free hard drive space: 7 GB

Internet connection

Expect some delays

We believe that we are running one to two months behind the schedule with the initial alpha release of the game. The first version of the game will be the alpha in January-February of 2019, and the beta is due to debut in the spring of 2019. As stated before, only the premium vehicle owners will be able to participate in the initial release of the game (your chance to get that BZN early).Our roadmap will be updated soon to reflect these changes and outlay our plans for 2019.

The vehicle customization + test drive will be client-based

We want you to have a good experience, and we believe that the customization + test drive also has to be done in the game client as oppose to web browser. It is currently scheduled to be released towards the end of December. Did we say test drives?

The account system is coming:

You will soon be able to create your game account on War Riders and link your ethereum wallet to it. This will improve the user experience without sacrificing security or privacy. You will still need to sign the tx with your MetaMask/Mobile wallet before funds/items can be moved in and out of your account. Please note that there are some changes coming to MetaMask as well this month, so you will soon see a pop-up asking you to allow the wallet access. This is strictly meant to protect your privacy and stop exposing your ethereum address to every website you visit. Read more on this here.

Can we see some guns?

No, absolutely not.

Really?

Ok, we are just messing with you. We are actively working on the gun purchasing system, and it will be absolutely mind blowing. We have been listening to your feedback, and we hope that you will see some of the guns you like. The purchasing will start shortly before the customization in December, so you will have a chance to install the weapons on your rides almost immediately. Look for more details on this soon.

We hope that you share our enthusiasm for the game and that you find these updates exciting. If not, please tell us what we can do to make it better in our Discord and Telegram channels. We are actively listening to all community feedback. See you soon on the roads of the Wastes!

Feels like your army isn’t big enough? Get some more vehicles HERE while supplies last.