Razer has introduced a ‘Paid To Play’ programme, which rewards gamers for using its Cortex platform. Essentially, players will earn zSilver for using the platform; and will be able to trade the currency for real world items from the zSilver Rewards Catalogue.
Players earn three zSilver per minute playing any of the games on the list; provided that those games are launched using Razer Cortex. There’s a cap of 900 zSilver earned per day, ensuring that players can’t simply leave the games running to farm for currency.
The rewards catalogue is rather light at the moment; and is the same one that Razer debuted last month when it introduced its own digital currencies. However, there is one important new addition here: the limited edition Razer Mug Holder.
This isn’t an ordinary cup holder. It’s powered by Razer’s Chroma lighting technology, and have a drink notification system. The mug itself is made from stainless steel and holds 590ml of liquid. If you’ve ever wants an RGB coaster, here it is.
Razer has also promised to attempt to expand the number of places that accept zSilver in the future. According to the announcement, this includes real world items like coffee and movie tickets.
At the moment, there’s only a short list of games that allow gamers to earn currency: Paladins, League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and OverWatch. To be fair, this probably covers a fair number of Razer’s customers.
The first two weeks of the Paid to Play programme will see double rewards per minute. Razer is trying to get things going quickly, and it looks like it’s prepared to practically hand out product at this point. That said, the cup holder costs 100,000 zSilver and might take a while to obtain.