Razer is updating its gamer-centric ecosystem that rewards fans as they play, offering more rewards and new ways to earn.
The redesigned Razer Gold and Razer Silver virtual credits and rewards system is featuring a new name, look and experience, along with new Razer gear and digital prizes for loyal gamers.
To accelerate the speed at which gamers can earn Razer Silver, Razer is bringing back the Paid to Play program on Razer Cortex – on both PC and mobile. Paid to Play lets gamers earn Razer Silver just by gaming.
With Razer Cortex now available for all smartphones, gamers can now double their Silver earning speed, both at home and on-the-go.
Razer is also launching a new desktop app named Razer SoftMiner, which utilizes the idle GPU processing power of gamers’ battle stations to solve blockchain-based puzzles on the back-end. Users are then rewarded with Razer Silver depending on the amount of time SoftMiner has been running, and the processing power of their PCs.
According to Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan Razer has 50 million registered users on its software platform.
First launched in 2017, Razer zGold and Razer zSilver have grown to become one of the world’s largest virtual currency and rewards platform, with more than 5 million registered users.
Razer said that the Razer zGold and zGold-MOLPoints will merge and henceforth be named Razer Gold. Similarly, the loyalty rewards program linked with Razer Gold will also be rebranded as Razer Silver.
Today, Razer Gold is accepted in over 2,500 games and online digital store fronts. For example, Razer Game Store and GamersGate both accept Razer Gold as a payment option. Razer Gold can also be used for in-game transactions in PC and mobile titles like PUBG MOBILE, Black Desert Online, Bigo Live and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. More than 1 million online and offline channel touchpoints are available for gamers to purchase Razer Gold.
The latest update sees Razer Gold redesigned to be simpler to understand:
- Simplified reloads: One dollar of a gamer’s local currency is now equivalent to one Razer Gold, so they can reload their account, purchase games and bonus in-game content in the currency most familiar to them.
- When gamers load up on select game credits with Razer Gold, they get exclusive in-game conversion rates that stretch their dollar. For instance, spending $0.99 in PUBG MOBILE through Google Play nets gamers only 60 Unknown Cash. On the other hand, $0.99 of Razer Gold lets users bag 74 Unknown Cash – a 23 percent more value.
- Exclusive loot: On top of better value, gamers will also regularly receive exclusive in-game loot items just by using Razer Gold. Past and on-going campaigns include a Razer-themed parachute for Razer Gold spenders in PUBG MOBILE, and a brand-new Razer Hex decal in War Thunder.
Gamers will be rewarded with Razer Silver with every Razer Gold spent. The more Gold gamers spend, the more Silver they earn. Razer Silver is a rewards currency that can be redeemed for products, from discounts off the latest Razer products to digital rewards like games, gift vouchers, and more.
To upgrade to the new Razer Gold and Silver wallet, gamers have to log in to their existing zVault account and follow the guided upgrade steps or sign up if they don’t already have an account.
Upon doing so, 500 Razer Silver will be credited into their account. Users who complete their Razer ID profile will earn another 500 Razer Silver. Gamers can continue to rack up their Razer Silver stash by spending Razer Gold and participating in lucky draws that give away up to 50,000 Razer Silver.
The Paid to Play program today made its return to Razer Cortex – not just on PC, but also on the new Razer Cortex Mobile app for Android smartphones. Razer Cortex Mobile officially supports more than 60 Android smartphones at launch.
Gamers can earn Razer Silver simply by launching their games from the Razer Cortex app, then playing them for a requisite amount of time. With support for both PC and mobile, gamers double the speed at which they can earn Razer Silver.
The new Paid to Play features improved earning and balancing mechanics to ensure that all gamers can be rewarded equally.
In addition, Razer today launched a new app to put gamers' snoozing machines to work, solving blockchain puzzles in the background in exchange for Silver.
Powered by GammaNow’s compute engine, the new Razer SoftMiner app is the latest addition to Razer’s software arsenal. Once installed and launched, SoftMiner runs silently in the background to solve blockchain-based puzzles using idle GPU processing power.
Users are then rewarded with Razer Silver depending on the amount of time SoftMiner has been running, and the processing power of their PCs.
Razer SoftMiner is currently in beta and supports up to 5,000 users per week. It can be downloaded and installed through Razer Central, alongside Razer Synapse and Razer Cortex.