Soon, WarLight will launch version 3.0, which will introduce a new game type: coin games. Coin games will award the winner real-life money!
How this works is simple: In a coin game, all players pay an entry fee when joining it, and if you win, you will receive WarLight coins. Coins can then be turned back into cash.
Here’s an example: The basic 1v1 coin game has an 80 coin entry fee. 80 coins is worth 80 cents ($0.80 USD). Two players join it, each paying 80 coins, and then they play out a normal WarLight game. The winner receives 144 coins.
WarLight coins can be used to join coin games, withdrawn into cash, or used to purchase the unlockables that WarLight sells (memberships, clans, strategy/map packs, etc.)
It’s worth noting that coins don’t give you any in-game advantages. WarLight is, and has always been, a pure strategy game — there is no way to buy your way to victory.
The 3.0 launch will have two templates that can be used for coin games: a 1v1 similar to the Strategic 1v1 template, and a 4-player FFA. Our intent is to start small and expand into more settings over time. For legal reasons, coin games will always have to use pure skill settings: 0% luck modifier, straight round, and no-luck cyclic move order.
It’s important to understand that this is not gambling. Although you do take a risk when you pay to join a game, WarLight coin games have no randomness, which causes them to be legally defined as a “game of skill.” It’s legal to play games of skill in most areas of the world, however some jurisdictions will be prohibited, such as the following US states: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Dakota, Vermont, and District of Columbia.
If you live in a prohibited jurisdiction, you will still be able to play coin games, you just won’t be able to turn coins back into cash. Instead, you can use your winnings to buy unlockables (memberships, clans, strategy/map packs, etc.)
Our goal is to launch 3.0 on Saturday (December 6th). More concrete details will be announced when it goes live. I hope you’re ready for the most intense games of WarLight you’ll ever play!