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RewardsApex Legends Coins: Get Them and Elevate Your GameplayReady to have a steady stream of Apex Coins to purchase the things you want in Apex Legends? Whether you're gunning for the latest Battle Pass, a slick new skin, or just want to deck out your favorite legend, we've got the lowdown on all the awesome ways to stack up those shiny coins. From mastering the game's challenges to unlocking sweet rewards, let's gear up and explore how you can snag those Apex Coins like a pro. The Cost of Purchasing Apex Coins When it comes to securing Apex Coins, the simplest path lies in purchasing them directly. With a variety of bundle sizes available, you can effortlessly stock up on the in-game currency you need to unlock the latest skins, grab Battle Passes, and more. The best part? Regional pricing adjustments ensure that players from all corners of the globe can snag their desired coin bundles at pretty much the same price. It's a straightforward way to level up your Apex Legends experience without any hassle. Here is a table showing the current costs of each of the Apex Coins bundles in both Dollars and Euros. Bundle sizePrice in DollarsPrice in Euros1000 Coins $9.99 €9.99 2000 (+150 bonus) Coins $19.99 €19.994000 (+350 bonus) Coins $39.99 €39.99 6,000 (+700 bonus) coins $59.99 €59.9910,000 (+1500 bonus) coins $99.99 €99.99 » Find out if it's possible to refund your Apex Coins Complete Seasonal Battle Passes Here's a well-known little tip about Apex Legends Battle Passes – they're not just about the thrill of the game and the rewards. They're also a clever way to gather up some precious Apex Coins. As you navigate the tiers and tackle challenges, you'll earn enough coins to cover the cost of the next Battle Pass, ensuring your adventures never stop. And that's not all – you've got the chance to grab an extra 300 coins along the way, giving you the freedom to splurge on other in-game goodies. It's all about leveling up your Apex experience, one Battle Pass at a time! We're in season 18 right now, and if you were one of the OG players who's completed every Battlepass since season 1, you'd have earned around 5400 extra coins to spend on goodies... That's like 50 bucks worth of Apex coins for free! » Here's how to get the Battle Pass without spending $$$ Get Prime Gaming Thanks to the visionary Jeff Bezos, the mastermind behind Amazon, players now have the incredible opportunity to snag fantastic loot across various games, including Apex Legends. Prime drops serve as your ultimate gateway to an aesthetically elevated Apex Legends experience, delivering an assortment of exclusive rewards that catapult your gameplay to greater heights. At the core of these capsules lies the coveted Apex Coins, providing you with the in-game currency necessary to unlock your desired skins and bundles swiftly. But Prime drops aren't solely about Apex Coins; they're an all-inclusive package that empowers you to personalize your legends, accelerate your leveling, and gain access to exclusive content – all at a significantly lower cost than purchasing individual items using Apex Coins. We sadly haven't seen a drop for Apex in a while, so let's hope the next one is a big one! » Heard of Heilroom Shards? Find out what they are and how to get them Complete Surveys To get a stream of Apex Coins in Apex Legends, we must look for opportunities that await us outside of the Apex world. Just as in other gaming communities, platforms like SurveyMonkey provide a chance for players like you and me to engage in online surveys and reap rewards like gift cards and vouchers. Whether you're diving into the Frontier solo or forming squads, taking a moment to answer some quick online questions can earn you gift cards. These cards can then be redeemed in-game for Apex Coins, offering a seamless boost to your in-game currency collection. » Here's how to get Legend Tokens without spending $$$ Download Buff for Free Ever heard of Buff? It's like your gamer buddy who hooks you up with some awesome perks! This loyalty app is all about treating you to gift cards for your favorite games or platforms. Teaming up with Overwolf, Buff grabs your in-game stats while you're in the gaming groove. These cool stats then get bundled up and shared with big names like EA, Riot, Epic Games, and Steam. And here's the icing on the cake – you collect points just by having Buff chill in the background while you're gaming. When you've racked up enough points, you can swap them for sweet Apex Legends gift cards! Free Coins are Possible And there you have it, fellow Legends – a treasure trove of ways to stack up those precious Apex Coins in Apex Legends. Whether you're diving into Prime Gaming goodies, conquering Battle Pass milestones, or sharing your opinions through surveys, the path to boosting your in-game currency is wide open. It's all about finding the methods that suit your style and preferences. So, go ahead, flex those strategies, embrace those opportunities, and watch your stash of Apex Coins grow. Your journey on the Frontier is about to get even more rewarding, one coin at a time. Good luck out there! » Wondering about the Daily Shop in Apex? This is how it works
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RewardsThe Best Ways to Get RP in League of LegendsIf you're itching to deck out your champions in jaw-dropping skins, wield unique emotes, and stand out on the rift like a true legend of the league, then you're in for a treat. In this guide, we'll go over some of the easiest and most popular ways to get your hands on the currency that gives you quick and easy access to the most desired things in LoL. RP isn't just about currency; it's your ticket to elevating your League of Legends journey to new heights. The Cost of Purchasing RP The most straightforward way to acquire RP is by purchasing it directly through the in-game store using real-world currency. Depending on where you are from, prices will vary for the cost of RP, with Britain having the most expensive options with the Pound. Don't let that put you off purchasing RP though, as there are some sweet workarounds to let you purchase RP cheaper! In some cases, you can get double the RP this way for spending the same amount. Here's how to do it: 1. Turn on your VPN2. Create a new account where conversion rate is cheaper (Turkey is a favorite option)3. Purchase RP4. Merge the new account with your main EU/US account OR send over skins and RP to your main account If you're wondering how much RP costs in every region, the League of Legends Wiki has a page detailing all of the conversion rates. » These are the top 6 rarest skins in LoL of all time Hextech Crafting and Loot League of Legends features a crafting system that allows players to earn loot through gameplay. This loot can include Hextech Chests and Keys, which can be used to unlock various rewards, including champion shards, skin shards, and even permanent skins. Sometimes Chests contain Orange Essence too, which is Riot's answer to "free" RP. By gathering the free currency from opening chests and salvaging spare skin shards and eternal shards, players can also use orange essence to upgrade skin shards into permanent skins. As all free things go, there are some downsides to the whole Orange Essence crafting mechanic - you can't just pick any skin to unlock Good skin shards don't come too often, and when they do it's always a tricky decision to either save up for that new skin shard or to salvage it for orange essence for the other skin shard you were saving for. Luckily for all of us, Riot has made events and missions that often provide players with opportunities to earn chests, keys, and other valuable loot. Participating in Surveys and Promotions Riot Games occasionally partners with survey platforms and promotional campaigns. These campaigns sometimes provide players with opportunities to earn small amounts of RP by participating in surveys or engaging with certain promotions. Keep an eye on official announcements and social media channels like X (Twitter) for these types of opportunities. There are also third-party platforms like SurveyMonkey that offer the opportunity for almost anyone to participate in online surveys in exchange for rewards such as gift cards and vouchers. Gamers in the League community, including both you and me, can easily visit these platforms during our free time. By answering a handful of brief questions online, we can secure a Riot Gift card. This card can then be used in-game to obtain RP, adding a touch of convenience to our RP collection. » Here's how to earn rewards through LoL eSports Stream drops Open Prime Capsules (note: I know it's not the original title, spoke to Joel and he agreed we should switch it to prime gaming...) Prime Capsules are your true gateway to an enhanced League of Legends experience, offering an array of exclusive rewards that take your gameplay to the next level. At the heart of these capsules is the coveted Riot Points (RP), providing you with the in-game currency needed to unlock your favorite skins or unlock champions faster. Prime Capsules aren't just about getting RP; they're a comprehensive package that empowers you to personalize your champions, level up faster, and get exclusive content- all for a much cheaper price than paying RP for everything the capsule contains. In every month's Prime capsule you'll receive: 200 Orange EssenceGuaranteed Epic Mystery Skin PermanentMystery Ward SkinChampion PermanentSeries 1 Eternals Shards (x2)30-Day XP Boost:Champion Shards (x4) » Find out what Mythic skins are and how to buy them Download Buff for Free Buff is a gamer loyalty app that players can install to earn gift cards for their favorite games or sites. The trusted program works with Overwolf to gather your in-game stats while you're playing. Then they compile and sell those useful statistics to companies like Riot, Epic Games, or Steam, in exchange for gift cards that users can claim when they've earned enough points. Luckily, earning points is the easiest: All players have to do is have Buff open in the background while you're playing any of your games and you'll passively get points to spend on your next Riot gift card! Free RP - Your Way By diving into the multiple different ways to snag RP – like getting in on cool promos, snagging those awesome Prime Capsules, and just making savvy choices – you're basically leveling up your League of Legends game with a whole bunch of new stuff to play with. Your journey in the game is about to get a whole lot more exciting! » Learn how to get and open Masterwork Chests for free
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RewardsP2P Trade—Buying & Selling In-Game Items for Real $$$The most expensive in-game item ever sold officially was a virtual planet called Planet Calypso, which was sold for $6 million in a game called Entropia Universe. The planet in question is super lucrative and made over $400 million in the year 2010 with in-game transactions. This shows that people are willing to pay exorbitant amounts for rare in-game items, or things in-game that add benefit to the gameplay. If you're lucky enough to have gotten a super rare item in a crate opening or a roll, then it's well worth considering selling the item for some real-world cash. » There are more ways to make real money from playing games How to Trade In-Game Items for Real Money There are a few different ways to go about selling your items if you're feeling up for exchanging your rare goodies for some real-world cash. Some marketplaces are more popular than others, depending on the title of the game, and could result in much higher sales if you find the right place. Trading via Steam If you have a Steam game that has items that you can sell, selling via the Steam marketplace is by far the safest way to do it. There are a few prerequisites to setting up your account to be eligible to sell items on the marketplace: Your account has to be non-limited (meaning you have to own a game worth at least $5 or have had at least $5 in your steam wallet). Your steam account has to be protected by Steam Guard (this involves 2-step verification with a cellular device) for at least 15 days.You need to have some funds available in your steam account.You need to own at least one marketable item. If you meet these prerequisites, selling an item on the Steam marketplace is really easy. Open Inventory in your Steam account.Find the item you'd like to sell, click on it, and find the 'sell' button under the item's description (If there's no sell button, the item isn't marketable).Check the graph showing previous sales of the item to set its price (when deciding on the price, keep in mind that Steam will take a small portion of the sale).Agree to the terms and services, and put it up for sale (if you haven't used your mobile authenticator for a week, your item will only be listed for 15 days).Check your email—you might receive an email from Steam requiring you to further authenticate the sale. If you'd like to check the items you have listed, head over to the market under the community tab, and under 'My Active Listings' you'll find your item and its price. If it says your item is on hold—don't panic. Steam puts a delay on marketplace postings and trade items. Trading via an External Marketplace Trading via 3rd party marketplaces can be risky, and if you're not sure where to go, ask friends and other gamers, and double-check if that site is safe before going ahead with a sale of an item. Keep in mind that these 3rd party sites often require you to log into your Steam account, and if you're at a malicious site, it could mean losing all of your accounts inventory. Be careful, especially if you have items such as CS:GO knives. Considerations for Identifying a Reliable Marketplace If you're having doubts about whether a site is legit or not, there are a few ways you can check up on the site's reliability. Check if it has a trusted platform for taking care of its users, and google the reliability of the site and its methods.Make sure the site guarantees the safety of both parties' privacy as well as inventory security.Ask around or turn to Reddit to find out which sites are viable for what you want to sell. BONUS: In-Game Items Commonly Favored by Buyers Got a bunch of items and you're not sure what's good to sell or what people want to buy? Here are some tips on what to look out for when selling an item. Accessories & Cosmetics Most sought-after cosmetics are usually a high tier/rarity, or items that are from limited-time events. Keep an eye out for tags like 'Legendary,' 'Epic,' 'Factory New,' 'Limited,' etc. One game using such tags is CS:GO, for which we also compiled a list of its best weapon skins. Equipment & Weapons The best-selling equipment and weapons are those with the highest stats or best rolls. In Diablo 3, a player sold a weapon called 'Echoing Fury,' a mace that isn't that amazing but it had the highest possible rolls of that weapon, for $14000. It wouldn't be a surprise at all to see similar transactions happening in Blizzard's next release, Diablo 4. Materials & Resources Sometimes farming for materials is too much of a grind, so some players are willing to buy them on marketplaces. If you've got some spare useful resources or some shiny gems that you're holding onto, you might score some actual cash by selling them to other players. Aside from trading, you can get your hands on passive income by playing your favorite games. Run Buff while you're gaming for some sweet free rewards.
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Rewards5 Pro Tips to Earn Money Streaming Your Gameplay on YouTubeYouTube has millions of content creators trying to make an income off of creating videos and streaming content, so you need to stand out from the rest to be successful. Having more followers and subscribers means higher chances of receiving donations and getting viewers to join your channel as members—where they'll pay a subscription to use special features when you're broadcasting live on the site. » Already streaming your gameplay on YouTube? Run Buff in the back for some extra free rewards 1. Broadcast Consistently According to Your Content Calendar It's important to have consistency in streaming content. Having a set schedule means the viewers who want to see your content know exactly when to show up to see you live. Sure, if your stream is shorter than eight hours, you have the option to save it as VOD that people can watch for a period of time. But the real entertainment is being able to communicate with your audience as a streamer, as well as interacting with your favorite streamer. 2. Produce High-Quality & Valuable Content Yes, it's possible to stream with low-end rigs and equipment, but putting a little budget into a better microphone and camera (if you want to show your face) goes an extremely long way for your viewers. If you think about it, even if you're watching a stream at 480p, having clear sound makes it okay to watch, but bad sound even at 4k is just a bad experience. Depending on your budget, you'll need to prioritize what you need to focus on to improve your stream quality. Internet Connection: Do a speed test to find out what you're working with—at least 20Mbps up and down is a recommended speed for consistent streaming performance.Audio Quality: Test for background noise that comes through your mic. It's best to get a standalone mic, but first, check if you can change sound filters on your streaming software. Lighting: Get a decent ring light from Amazon—this will dramatically improve how well you appear on your video feed. 3. Personalize Your Content to Stand Out From the Rest It's important that you bring something that fits your personality and character to the table, even if it's not entirely unique. For example, having a style of T-shirt that you exclusively wear while streaming can really make you more memorable. Here are some more examples: Intros & Outros Think of simple intros to use at the start of each video. It's usually a good idea to let your stream run for 5-10 minutes to let some of your audience hop on first before you start your intro. As for outros, keep it simple as well—"until next time, friends" works well, but try to find something that leans towards your personality. Unique Catchphrases Catchphrases can be a bit challenging, as they're something that best comes around naturally during your streaming career. If you have some catchy phrases you've been saying in the outside world, use them, but don't force them. Custom Video Thumbnails Stand out from the other streams with a custom video thumbnail. Bright colors and large text on your thumbnail work surprisingly well when trying to grab viewers' attention—combine that with a click-bait title, and you'll be seeing loads of traffic hitting your stream. » Interested in more than just YouTube? Discover the best games to Stream on Twitch 4. Promote Your Videos Using the Correct YouTube SEO YouTube is the biggest video platform worldwide, so you must know how to get your videos seen by millions of other content creators. Here are a few tips on how you can be found easier in the vast sea of content on YouTube. Use Keywords: Refine keywords in your titles and descriptions to a potential niche market and you'll find more success.Use Tags & Descriptions: You only have 20 tags and 5000 characters to work with, so use the space wisely.Promote Your Channel: Take advantage of other social media platforms. Monitor Analytics Closely: This will help you find your strengths and weaknesses in marketing your channel. 5. Interact With Your Viewers While Streaming You shouldn't force conversations, but do chat with your viewers if they're communicating with you. One of the biggest highlights of being a streamer is being able to communicate with your audience, and doing so can keep them around for longer. It's okay not to respond to chat if you've got millions of followers and there are thousands of messages coming through per minute, or if the comment simply isn't worth responding to, but try not to ignore your chat completely. » Want to get paid to play the games you love? Check out other ways to make money from playing games
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Rewards7 Best Twitch Games to Stream in 2022 to Make Money FastDisclaimer: we can't promise you the results, your earnings are based on what streaming platform you use and how well you market yourself and entertain people during your streams. Streaming games on Twitch opens up a lot of opportunities to make some money while doing what you love—playing your favorite games. If you are considering streaming your games to an audience for some income, here are some of the most popular games to stream on Twitch to make some revenue. » Want to see how pros do it? Check out 7 most streamed games to watch on Twitch (Link to blog: 7 Most Streamed Games to Watch on Twitch ) 1. Fortnite As one of the most popular games of 2022, Fortnite is great for making some extra income. Boasting a huge 250 million average monthly players for the year, so far, the third-person-shooter game has broken records for its popularity. It's a free-to-play, family-friendly game that has some PvP and PvE game modes that are often the topic of conversation in school playgrounds and big streaming services. Fortnite's game-play popularity certainly influenced how popular it became on Twitch. In 2020 more than 1 billion hours were collectively watched on Twitch alone, with more than 120 000 average viewers. Fortnite had a massive peak in online streaming in 2018, then peaked again in 2020, and although the game has seen a steady decrease in popularity since then, it still reigns as one of the most popular games to stream on Twitch. » Use Buff while playing Fortnite to earn free rewards 2. Grand Theft Auto V GTA V has been released a total of 4 times across different platforms with various changes to graphics and gameplay on the newer releases. GTA V is a chaotic open-world game where you play as 1 of 3 characters in a grippingly dramatic storyline that involves love, guns, drugs, theft, and pretty much any other criminal activity. GTA V comes to life when you join part of the role-playing community in the modding world with the FiveM mod or its counterpart, where you live your character's life for them. In GTA RP, you might find yourself being chased by real people playing cops after you've committed an in-game crime, or applying for a position to sell burgers at the BurgerShot. This virtual world is what makes GTA V super popular to stream on Twitch, and you'll find the most famous streamers have all dipped their toes into GTA RP. 3. Albion Online Albion Online is a sandbox MMO RPG that boasts its ability to be highly cross-platform, able to run on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Linux, and GeForce Now. Its unique take on the MMO RPG genre is that you "write your own story instead of following a laid out path" and become part of a massive community that organizes huge-scale PvP battles. Another interesting feature of Albion Online is the player-driven economy, where items are crafted and sold by players with materials gathered by players. Albion's Twitch success comes from being part of big community battles and being so readily available across different platforms. The most-watched Albion Online streamer at the moment, Fakturka, has an average of 2700 viewers coming to each of his streams. 4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counterstrike has been a popular title to watch since CS tournaments started in 2003, and after CS: GO came out a year after the official launch of Twitch, its popularity skyrocketed. CS: GO is a highly competitive round-based first-person shooter developed by Valve that inspired the popular game Valorant by RIOT games. The game is well known for its competitive scene, and birthed famous pro players such as Shroud. Gaining popularity in a highly competitive shooter like this is quite tough in the streaming world, as you either have to be entertaining, or really, really good. If you think you've got what it takes to make some unique or professional content in CS: GO, its steaming popularity is still amazingly high. » Get free skins while clicking heads 5. Minecraft Minecraft is one of those games that just keeps getting better the longer it exists. Minecraft is at its core a sandbox survival game, but with consistent updates, mods, and its extremely creative community, the game's diversity keeps the game alive. Because of how much you can do in the game, Minecraft remains an extremely popular game for streaming and content creation. Huge names like Mr. Beast, PewDiePie, and Jacksepticeye on YouTube have influenced this game's popularity. On Twitch, the top 10 Minecraft streamers all have over a million followers each, with Auronplay having over 14 million followers. 6. Dota 2 Dota 2 is one of the most popular MOBA games in the streaming world next to League of Legends, with a massive community centered around its competitive scene. Dota 2 is massively diverse in tactical options and opportunities, making it amazingly entertaining to watch. Dota 2 matches tend to be quite long, so audience members tend to stick around longer to watch a full game. If you're entertaining or have great skills in the game, you'll be earning hype trains while you're playing in no time. The top Dota 2 streamers have tens of thousands of viewers on the average stream, though admittedly most of them are Russian. If you can speak Russian though, there's a pretty good chance you'll find success on Twitch with Dota 2. » Get rewarded for playing well. The better you play, the more rewards you can earn 7. Dead by Daylight Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer thriller game that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. Popular streamers play the game on a casual level and have a lot of time to talk to their viewers, so you'll find a lot of success here if you're good at entertaining your audience. Many of the top streamers are hugely charismatic, and according to, loads of the best DBD streamers are female. » Ready to stream games on Twitch? Download Buff and earn some cool rewards while streaming
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RewardsApex Legends: How Does the Daily Shop Work?Regardless of the game, you're probably familiar with that great feeling of playing with your squad, using superior tactics and positioning, and eventually winning the game. But you know what's even better? Doing it in style! Plus, everybody knows that looking good makes you play better, especially when you're still new at the game. So, instead of looking like a newbie with default skins, stand out from the rest with some of the amazing skins Apex Legends has to offer. After all, there are plenty of cosmetics for specific characters and guns. There are even unlockable dive trails hidden behind certain ranked achievements. Most of those can be found in the Store, so here's what you should know about it. » Learn more about Apex Legends What Is the Daily Shop? The Daily Shop, otherwise known as the Store, is a menu that you can access through the lobby. It allows you to purchase cosmetics by using Apex Coins, Legend Tokens, or Heirloom Shards. The Store also offers an alternative purchase method through the exchange of Apex Coins for items that can normally be crafted with Crafting Metals or found in Apex Packs. Finally, it also has Thematic Event items and Store-exclusive items. Some of the sections of the Store include: The Featured Section The Featured section is basically the Store's homepage. It's always open and offers a wide variety of items that rotate each week. Some of the items that are offered at the time of writing are: Solar Soldier Bonus Bundle for BangaloreOutland Explorer Bundle for WattsonDeath Row Bundle for RevenantFlying Warhawk Skin for Devotion The Monthly Item Store There's also a Monthly item store, which features deals that are available during the entire month. This month's offerings are looking pretty cool: Dressed to Impress Skin for BangaloreArtic Blaster Skin for WingmanElectric Flux Skin for Triple-Take Apex Packs In the Item Pack section, you can purchase packs that essentially act as random loot crates. Opening a pack gives you 3 items, which have the potential to be the Legendary skin you've been wanting! However, that really depends on how lucky you are, so you also may not get anything you need or like. The Mythic Store Lastly, there is the Mythic Store, where you can purchase high-end Prestige skins and the Heirloom melee weapons for your characters. Each character gets access to their own unique Heirloom skin, which can only be attained through exchanging Heirloom Shards. At the time of writing, the Bloodhound skin is available in the Store. » Learn how to get the Apex Legends Battle Pass for free When Does the Store Reset? The Store resets every Tuesday at 12:00 PM Pacific Time. For the Monthly and Daily rotations, these will happen at 12:00 PM Pacific Time, as well. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the chance that the skin you've been gunning for finally drops! Can You Shop Without Being In-Game? Sometimes, opening the launcher can be a pain if you want to just check out the Store and see if there's anything you'd like to buy later. Although there isn't a way to purchase items without being in-game, a great place to check what items are currently available in the Store is at Apex Item Store. You can see this information along with the full item breakdowns and the remaining time they will be available for purchase in the Store. » Want to know how long you've been playing? See how to track your playtime hours in Apex Legends Final Thoughts The Store is the place to be if you want to spice up your in-game appearance, or if you simply want to see what is available out there. And if you don't want to log in, there are ways to check out what's on sale without starting the game. Finally, by having Buff run in the background, you can be earning Buff Points just by playing games of Apex with your squad. And who knows, some of the Buff rewards you redeem may include precisely the cosmetics you've always wanted.
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Rewards5 Legitimate Income Streams for Minecraft Players in 2023 Minecraft is one of the longest-existing games in popular game culture, and it has really seen it all. From its start in 2010, when Mojang first launched the game, all the way to Microsoft's acquisition of it for $2.5 billion in 2014, Minecraft has had an incredibly vibrant history. This led to it being the most-sold game in history, with about 100 million monthly active users still going strong. With all of that passion coming from the community, it should be no surprise to anyone that there are multiple opportunities to make an income from being a Minecraft player or fan. » Earn free rewards while playing Minecraft 1. Livestream Your Gameplay on Twitch or YouTube You're already playing Minecraft, so why not live stream it to an audience? There are tons of Minecraft streamers and content creators on Twitch and YouTube who are making a killing doing so. Livestreaming on Twitch gives you a bunch of different ways to make money if you can generate enough of a following. Twitch subs, donations, and advertising are all ways to earn from the content you create. With a free Prime Sub, you just need to be your viewers' favorite for the month, and they can support you with a click of a button. If you really start to hit it big, you can earn even more with brand sponsorships and opportunities to sell merchandise to your followers. YouTube offers a bunch of the same revenue streams with YouTube Gaming live streams, but there's also the added benefit of capturing your viewers on the platform to view your VOD content. Dream is one of the best examples of this, as one of Minecraft's biggest and most successful creators with loads of VOD content on YouTube. To get started, there are two things that are paramount to building your initial audience: engagement and consistency. Have a clear schedule set up for yourself and communicate that schedule to potential viewers on your profile. You want to start creating a loyal audience that enjoys your content and knows when they can come to view it. And to make them feel connected to you and your streams, you have to engage them. Always pay attention to your chat and make sure to respond and react to messages passing through. » Looking to stream other games too? These are the most watched games on Twitch now 2. Join the Minecraft Partner Program The Minecraft Partner Program is an awesome creative platform. If you are accepted, you can make a variety of in-game worlds and assets to be sold on the Minecraft Marketplace. To qualify, you will be expected to express your creativity and love for the game with a strong portfolio of high-quality content previously shared with the community (e.g. maps, skins, realms, biomes, etc.). Skins are a great place to start when it comes to creating Minecraft items and content that is likely to sell in the marketplace. People are always looking for a way to better represent their characters, especially for a game as centered around creativity as Minecraft. So if you can create a character skin that can really resonate with players, they are bound to want to put it on. 3. Host a Minecraft Server Hosting a server is another great way to make an income, and this is something that has actually existed across the MMO space for a large part of its history. For some of our OG gamers who remember the MMORPG renaissance of the early 2000s, loads of games like Runescape, Everquest, Ragnarok Online, and even World of Warcraft had a strong community across a number of private servers. You can make income by: Charging membership and access feesRunning a store, specific for your serverGetting set up with monetized streams of your server's gameplay. While it's relatively easy to get a private server up and running, to get a Minecraft Server that players feel is worth investing their money into, you have to make it enticing. Adding the right mods and having a strong, active community are just some of the ways to go about it. 4. Construct Items, Buildings, and Maps for Other Players While this requires a similar skill set to joining the Minecraft Partner Program, your "buyers" will be rather different. There is a number of people across the web that have a need for pro Minecraft builders to construct buildings, landscapes, towns, and even entire worlds for their game/servers. Your customer base can vary—you may be hired as a builder for somebody's private servers, oftentimes themed requests (e.g. dragons and castles for a medieval-themed server), or even by some savvy businesses looking for new ways to get new clients. The potential is pretty high when it comes to how much you can make by being a pro builder for hire in the world of Minecraft. But a great example that lays it out is this video from Mr. Beast. He hires Minecraft builders to see who could build the best Minecraft house for the best value, with the most expensive freelancer charging up to $16,000! 5. Create & Sell Minecraft Artwork Creating and selling Minecraft artwork is an awesome way to make income. This is especially true for those who are super passionate about the game, but their talents and creativity lie more on the canvas than in the 3D block world. Whether it's oil and pastels or neon digital art, there is a huge market for Minecraft fan art. There are loads of markets for superb artists to sell their works, whether that is digitally on sites like DeviantArt, physically at conventions and events like Minecraft Festival, or live streaming the drawing process on Twitch. Because of the variety of ways to make money on even just one piece of artwork you create, the earning potential for talented Minecraft artists is fantastic, especially as the game continues to grow. If you are stump around what to draw, Creepers are one of the best places to start. While they are scary encounters for players in-game, they are absolutely loved by fans as merchandise, collectibles, and art outside of it. » Want to earn rewards while playing your favorite games? Download Buff and learn how it works
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RewardsApex Legends: Legend Tokens & How to Get Them (Gameplay Only)Legend Tokens are one of the four primary currencies in Apex Legends, alongside Crafting Metals, Apex Coins, and Heirloom Shards. These valuable tokens can be used in the game to unlock new Legends and exclusive items. This guide will go over everything you need to know about Legend Tokens, including how to get them and how to use them in Apex Legends. » Curious about Heilroom Shards and how to get them? Check this guide What Are Legend Tokens in Apex Legends? Legend Tokens are unique in Apex Legends because they are the game's only completely free currency. Unlike other in-game currencies, they can't be acquired through loot crate drops or purchased in-game. You can't even buy Legend Tokens with Buff points like you can with Apex Coins. This makes them a valuable but limited resource for players. The only way to obtain Legend Tokens is through gameplay. You can find your current Legend Token balance on the top-right corner of the Apex Legends home screen, as shown below. What Can Legend Tokens Be Used For? This effort-earned currency is the key to unlocking more Legends to gain access to new abilities and styles of gameplay! It takes a total of 12,000 Legend Tokens to unlock a new Legend, which means you have to level up 20 times (600 Legend Tokens per level) before you have enough to spend on a new Legend for your team. Next, you can unlock some cool re-colors for some legendary skins you may own. Just keep in mind that legendary recolors cycle out of the shop weekly, so you'll have to stay vigilant if you want a fancy new color for your legendary skin. Finally, you can also spend Legend Tokens to reroll daily challenges (though we don't recommend it, the price isn't worth the reward). Legend Token Price List Unlock new Legend: 12,000 LTCosmetic re-color: 6,500 LT for a weapon skin and 8,500 for a Legend skin2nd daily reroll: 200 LT3rd daily reroll: 500 LT4th daily reroll onwards: 1,000 LT » Apex Legends Battle Pass without spending $$$? Yes, it is possible How to Get Legend Tokens in Apex Legends Legend Tokens are, thankfully, quite easy to come by—you just need to play the game and level up by earning XP! 1. Leveling Up There are loads of levels to be earned in Apex Legends. In Season 14, Respawn increased the maximum level cap from 500 to 2,000. That's 1,2 million Legend Tokens—or 100 new legends, five times the total Legends currently available! Even after you hit the maximum level, you'll continue to earn 600 Legend Tokens every time you earn a level's worth of XP. If you're a new player to the game, the first 60 levels are thankfully a little easier to get through, letting you unlock your first 3 new Legends by the time you get there. The required amount of XP to level up incrementally increases per level, to a cap: Level 1: 100XP Level 10: 8,600XPLevel 20: 12,500XPLevel 30: 14,000XPLevel 40: 15,500XPLevel 50: 17,000XPLevel 60-500: 18,000XP After you hit level 500, you advance into the next tier, where your level resets back to 1. At tiers 2-4, the experience needed to level up is a little different: Level 1-100: 18,000XPLevel 101-200: 20,000XPLevel 201-300: 23,000XPLevel 301-400: 28,000XPLevel 401-500: 36,000XP » Regret buying those Apex Coins? You can refund them 2. Accumulating XP Earning experience during a game is based on many different things you can do during a match. We've made a list to help break down how XP is calculated during a match, so you know what to focus on if you want to level up at the fastest rate: Winning a match: 900XPTop 5 finish: 300XPTime survived: 3XP per second survivedFirst kill of the day: 500XPKills: 50XP per killDamage done: 0.25XP per 1 damage pointIs kill leader: 50XP if you become the kill leader at any point in a matchKilled champion: 500XP per kill of the champion squadIs champion: 500XP going into a match as the champion squadRevive ally: 25XPRespawn ally: 200XP 3. Playing With Friends Teaming up with your friends in Apex Legends has more benefits than just being able to work together and communicate better. Having friends in your squad gives you extra XP! Having just 1 friend in your squad adds a +5% XP bonus to your time survived, while 2 friends gives you +10% XP to that bonus. 4. Progressing Through Seasonal Battle Passes The seasonal Battle Pass definitely has some juicy items, but as you level up through the premium tier of the pass, you'll also unlock stackable XP boosts that add a 10% bonus to the top 5 and win XP for you and your party members. These boosts also stack up with everyone in your party, amounting to a potential 300% boost for the rest of the season! Better Get Playing! Legend Tokens are the key to growing your Legends roster, and gaining levels are the key to earning more Legend Tokens, so by playing loads of matches and surviving for as long as you can, you'll be adding new Legends to your team in no time. Just start, as every minute helps. Additionally, don't be afraid to spend some Legend Tokens on your favorite recolor either—they're only around for limited times, and you'll eventually earn the tokens back. » Buff can't get you Legend Tokens, but it can everything else—Download Buff
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RewardsGet Paid to Play: 5 Ways to Monetize Your CS:GO SkillsCS:GO has brought fame and fortune to many gamers out there; whether you're a pro player, a streamer like Shroud with an entertaining persona, or you've even just some extra time on your hands, you can also make a great profit off of this globally free-to-play game! 1. CS:GO Tournaments If you've got what it takes to go up against other people who are there to win with prize money up for grabs, entering into CS:GO tournaments might be for you. Tournaments are the ultimate test of skill—you're going up against the best of the best. Whether that means locally or internationally, you'll be fighting alongside your team against opponents who have spent thousands of hours in CS and who practice their skills and strategies all the time. Winning local games will likely get you and your team scouted for bigger matches and tournaments. Keep winning, and who knows, maybe you'll enter the CS:GO Majors where you can earn a chance at $1,000,000 prize pools! 2. Earn Points With Buff If you're not familiar with how Buff works, it's a gamer's loyalty app that rewards you in Buff Points for spending time playing the games you're already playing. Whether it be online or with your friends you can earn points that you can use to purchase in-game items and even hardware. You won't be getting cash sent straight into your account but if you're up for joining the referral program and getting your friends on board you can get some free gift cards to go towards your next skin or game, without any extra effort. » What are you waiting for? Try Buff out here! 3. Boosting or Coaching There's a big difference between the two: one can get you banned, while the other is actually encouraged. Boosting While we don't support boosting, you can earn quite a bit of cash from doing it. Boosting is when someone "boosts" a player's rank to one much higher than it should be, either by signing into their account and climbing for them, or carrying them to a crazy level by joining the lobby on a smurf or hacked account. Hacks are often involved in this process, and even when they aren't, both the booster and the player who got boosted stand a high chance of getting VAC banned by steam, as the very act messes with the entire match-making system. Coaching Coaching is a great way to earn some cash if you've got the CS:GO skills and knowledge to share with others, and it's fun and rewarding! Many coaches are ex-pros who've gotten too old to compete or players who have extensive knowledge of the strategy behind the game. I've personally coached a few of my friends in other games from things like aim training, angles to hold, mechanics, and rotations. Let me tell you, that feeling of watching your student consistently do better and better after taking your advice can be more rewarding than actually winning the game yourself. It's a whole other feeling of being impressed when the student starts to do better than the master. There are a few ways to get started with coaching outside of teaching your friends, the easiest being signing up on a coaching platform like GamerSensei and Pro Guides, or using freelance platforms like Fiverr. » Looking to boost your FPS sniper skills? Read our pro tips for sniping in Apex Legends 4. Streaming Being successful in Streaming CS:GO doesn't necessarily mean that you need to be insanely good at the game and hitting clips all the time. Having an entertaining personality or finding different things to do in the game beyond being good can gather a lot of interest for you on your channel, like getting your mom to a high rank or role-playing while chatting with your team. Whether you've got god-tier aim or you're doing something different, you have to have a presence on Twitch or YouTube that has some sort of showmanship or presentation. That means paying a lot of attention to and communicating with your chat, having a timetable or schedule for your viewers to follow so they know when they can catch you online, and making sure you're politically correct (unless the point of your channel is to not be)—so don't say or do inappropriate things while you're streaming. Great CS:GO streamers to get influence from that are often live are PimpCSGO and Nikolarn. Check out Shroud too, as he originally came from the CS:GO world. Or if you want to get some inspiration on how to make content that's different from the intended purpose, take a look at some Rocket League content creators like Lethamyr or SunlessKhan. » Need help? See our pro tips for streaming on YouTube 5. Content Creation If you're not comfortable broadcasting live or having an audience to entertain, or you've just got extra content and more ideas to present to the world, maybe creating video clips like tutorials, guides, and montages is a direction that could work for you to make some money off of CS. There's a lot of opportunity to make interesting content based on what's in the community maps and servers, like minigames, surfing, aim maps, and much more. Making clips for YouTube or other platforms can be a lot less stressful than streaming and doesn't require as much of a beefy PC, though it certainly takes a much longer time to gather, create, and edit content for video clips than streaming takes. The best way to get started effectively is to watch other successful content creators closely and get tips on how they produce, and reflect that in your own content. When watching with the mindset of creating your own videos, keep questions like these in mind: Do they read from a script? What background music do they use for which situations?How fast do they switch from scene to scene? How do they actively keep your attention?How do they do their intros and outros? Alternatively, you can consider making custom CS:GO maps with interesting and unique playstyles for others to download and use. While you won't earn any money directly from the Steam workshop, if your maps become popular enough you can create a website to list them all and monetize that when it gains enough traffic. » Build your custom online personality by learning about trading & selling on the CS:GO skin exchange Start Earning From Playing Your Favorite Game You're already playing your favorite games like CS:GO, so you might as well make them work for you and start getting paid to play! And don't forget to run Buff in the background for some free rewards with no extra effort.

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