Buff's team of gaming experts answers frequently asked questions about popular games, game tracking, maximizing your rewards earnings, and where and how to spend your Buff points.
Does the Buff App Affect PC Processing & Game Performance?
Contrary to popular belief, any processes happening in the background while playing actually don't have an impact on your game's performance. While that may have been true in the past, nowadays both first- and third-party background apps have become incredibly lightweight. The same goes for Buff—it is completely safe to run in the background with an unnoticeable impact on your PC. Buff hardly takes any computing power to run in the background while you game, and also does not affect FPS. And as long as your PC specs are able to comfortably handle the games you are playing, running Buff simultaneously will not be something you or your PC will even notice. Minimum System Requirements Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11Storage: 50MB on your hard driveMemory/RAM: At least 4GB (Recommended 8GB)CPU & GPU: If your PC can run your game, it will run Buff with itIn-Game Support: DirectX8, DirectX9, DirectX11, and OpenGL Now that you know that you can run Buff without any negative impact on your games, get it up and running to see some positive impact on your budget. Having fun pays off with Buff—earn points and rewards while doing what you love the most—playing your favorite games. » Want to learn more about Buff? Read our guide to how Buff works
Asked 6 months ago
Is Buff Mining With Your Processor? (Common Misconception)
With so many scammers and malicious people out there, it's easy to be skeptical in today's age—and we've grown to expect some dirty trick hidden behind everything that seems too good to be true. It can be difficult to know who to trust; and we're proud to say that you can trust Buff. While our original plan did involve blockchain coin generation, this was dropped in 2018 for a freemium business model. As such, the most common misconception is that Buff uses your rig to mine cryptocurrencies. However, if you take a close look at our compliance, carry out your own tests, and run the numbers, you'll find almost no performance change when running Buff. Mining coins requires a certain level of processing power to meet the mining "hashrate" (the total power a rig needs to be eligible to mine), so there's basically no way Buff could be mining on your rig without you noticing some performance change. » Still not convinced? Take a look at how Buff works Think of Buff Points in the Same Way as Frequent Flier Miles As mentioned above, Buff works on a freemium business model where loyalty rewards are passively earned by gamers over time by tracking their game stats. In 2018, Buff teamed up with Overwolf gain access to players' game stats in hundreds of games. This meant that we could create 3rd-party challenges for gamers to complete, such as "spending x minutes in-game," and could reward players for completing them with Buff Points that can be exchanged for rewards. » Eager to learn more? See our guide to Buff Points What Data Does Buff Take and Why? Since Buff can track things like when players are logging into their games, spending time playing, and how well they perform, it also means we have information that big game platforms such as Epic Games, Steam, Blizzard, and Origin are all interested in to improve the quality of their games. This data is then exchanged for gift cards and other deals that we can offer to players to create incentives for gamers to keep playing. Our revenue comes from running ads and providing premium subscriptions. Conclusion There's a lot of misconception around Buff because it really does seem too good to be true. Despite the many skeptical opinions people have to offer online about Buff, the truth is that Buff is basically just a stat-tracker middleman that rewards you for playing and doing well in the games you love. If you're already playing games that we integrate with, why not give it a try? You've got nothing to lose.
Asked 7 months ago
Is Overwolf's Technology & Platform Safe to Use?
As our users enjoy earning rewards while playing their favorite games through Buff, we want to make sure Overwolf gets the credit it deserves. Underlying Buff is Overwolf's premium technology, which has always had its sole focus on serving the community of gamers and developers. Beyond just Buff, Overwolf works with loads of other trusted partners in the gaming space, like Logitech and Ubisoft, to build the tech that gamers use and love. Read on to learn more about Overwolf. What Is Overwolf? Overwolf is the world's leading framework for in-game apps & mods. Just like how Buff's overarching mission is to get players like you rewarded for the time you spend playing your favorite games, Overwolf has been doing the same for the creator side of the gaming, paying out $29 million to mod and app creators in 2021. Overwolf empowers independent creators with the tools to build applications they had only dreamed of for the games you and fellow Buff users love. In order to achieve this mission at scale, keeping their technology safe to use for both creators and gamers is one of their utmost priorities. » Interested in Buff's partnership with Overwolf? Read our guide to how Buff works What Makes Overwolf Safe? Gamers Are Their Top Priority While building on the Overwolf platform is made super easy, getting an app released to the public is a meticulous process. Overwolf is dedicated to upholding legal and moral best practices, such as: Never selling your personal data.Allowing you to opt-out of data collection.Full GDPR compliance.Manual review and approval of every app before release. They Are Committed to Compliance Beyond just protecting gamers' privacy and hardware, Overwolf puts emphasis on maintaining positive relationships and integrity with the game developers and publishers who make the games Overwolf's creators are developing apps and mods for. Overwolf works hand-in-hand with game developers and publishers to ensure that apps and mods being developed by the Overwolf community comply with all of the terms and policies of the games you all love. Conclusion Here at Buff, we stand strongly with Overwolf's mission and values, as they ultimately provide a safe and enjoyable experience for users like you. Overwolf allows developers to enhance their games further without compromising your privacy or the performance of your games and hardware in any way. » Ready to get started? Download Buff to earn more
Asked 7 months ago
How to Sell Your Dota Skins on Steam in 6 Easy Steps
Some items on Dota 2 are worth more than a hefty $1,800, and so some of those shiny skins you've been holding on to might fetch you a pretty penny on the Steam Marketplace! Steam has an integrated marketplace that works for loads of game titles on its platform, and is—by far—the safest way to buy, sell, and trade items. We've made a quick guide on how you can easily put your unwanted or lucrative skins on the Steam Marketplace in a matter of minutes! 1. Run Steam and Log in to Your Account Log into your Steam account with your Dota 2 inventory items you'd like to sell. 2. Hover Over the <Community> Button in the Top Bar You can also head over to your profile, then inventory, pick an item, and choose "sell" under its description. 3. Select the <Market> Option From the Drop-Down Menu You'll be redirected to the community market page to see what's available on the Steam Marketplace, including your item listing. 4. Click on <Sell an Item> All your available sellable Dota & Steam items will pop up. 5. Select the Item(s) You Want to Sell Look at the description of the item to find its market value. 6. Click on <Sell> Now your item will be listed in the Steam Marketplace for other users to buy for their games. Yep, it's that easy! Once someone has bought your item off of the Steam Marketplace, the funds go directly into your steam wallet—which, unfortunately, you can't withdraw into real cash; but maybe you can get yourself a new game, new skins, or even gift your friends. Additionally, take a look at our guide to trading your Dota skins for CS:GO skins.
Asked 9 months ago
How to Trade Your Dota Skins for CS:GO Skins (5 Simple Steps)
Duplicate skins suck, and having a collection of skins for a game you no longer play can suck even more. Maybe you've got some Dota skins that you'd like to trade for some CS:GO skins, or you've got a collection of Team Fortress 2 skins you'd like to trade for Dota ones—or, maybe you just want a newer set of skins for the same game. If you're keen to get started with trading, then you've come to the right guide! 1. Sign Up to a Trading Site/Log in to Your Account You'll need to log in to a site that enables trading across games. loot.farm is a great option, though their prices are slightly elevated. You'll be asked to sign in with your Steam details to give the site access to your inventory—just make sure to set it to be seen by the public. 2. Navigate to the Trade Page Head over to where you can see your inventory and the available items you can trade for. You should see the value of each item listed, allowing you to compare. 3. Select the Items You Want to Sell/Upgrade/Trade When you've picked an item, the site will list it for other people to request trades. 4. Choose the Items You Want to Receive Pick something of similar value, or you can trade multiple cheaper items for an expensive one, or vice versa. 5. Review (Accept/Reject) Trade Offers Once you're happy with your trade, send the request and wait for the recipient to accept the trade. You might also get other requests for your item if your initial trade doesn't work out. Trading is a great way to make sure you can take your hard-earned money from one game on your Steam account to another or overhaul the inventory you currently have! Additionally, take a look at our guide to selling your Dota skins on Steam.
Asked 9 months ago
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