Lightnite, an online multiplayer game set in Fortnite, announced the launch of an early access to the game, which will allow players to begin to familiarize themselves with this new Battle Royale (battle royale video games), which will offer rewards in bitcoin (BTC) and non-fungible token (NFT).
The announcement of early access to the game was posted on the official Lightnite blog on September 17. Along with this, it was also announced what the mission system would be like that will allow players to earn BTC and NFT in games, this once the game launches, planned for November 21.
The game, for its part, can already be downloaded from the Launcher Elixir, owned by Satoshi Games, also a developer of Lightnite. It has a cost of USD 20 that can be paid in BTC. Also, the game is listed on Steam, although it will be available from 11/21.
For its part, the game mode is oriented to the category shooter or first person shooting. There, a group of players compete to see who is last standing and claim the reward in BTC. This type of games within the world gaming It is known as Battle Royale. Of them there are already great exponents such as Fortnite or Warzone, which have millions of daily players.
Regarding rewards, payments are made through the Bitcoin Lightning network. The game considers each of the items as NFT, either skins, camouflage of weapons, among others. But in this case they are NFTs built directly on top of Bitcoin.
Based on the proposed mission schedule, players will be able to earn rewards of up to 0.0001 BTC, distributed among the winning team. This added to the fact that, depending on the game mode, the winners will obtain NFT as prizes, whose value may vary according to its rarity.
Play2Earn games on Bitcoin don’t want to be left behind
The concept of Play2Earn, or play and win, is something quite new, but games that generate BTC are not. SaruTobi, for example, of which CriptoNoticias reported its recent launch in the Android and iOS application stores, has been available on Android (in apk version) since 2016, allowing users to generate small amounts of BTC.
However, it has been Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain that have popularized this concept with games like Axie Infinity and Plants vs Undead.
While these games attract many users, P2E games have been around for a long time. Platforms such as Zeebede, are developing tools that allow traditional games, without P2E, to profit in cryptocurrencies. This through a modification that would not change the original game, but that will allow BTC to be generated while playing with payments through the Lightning network.