ResetEra's GiftBot 2.0 Launch Giveaway Extravaganza (Now Concluded)!

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The Former
Oct 23, 2017
If you haven't heard, GiftBot is back and better than ever!

To celebrate, we're running another massive sitewide giveaway like the one last year which inspired a wave of generosity and good feelings throughout ResetEra. In this thread we'll be giving away no less than 32 awesome gaming prizes over the coming weeks, and that's before you guys even get started with your own giveaways.

We'll also be giving away free months of Era Clear ad-free browsing!

Please give your thanks to Ubisoft and SNK for coming through on short notice with fantastic prizes. These are some really awesome games from awesome people.

Members are welcome to join in and use this thread to run their own giveaways for as long as this thread lasts. The Free to a Good Home thread is also another traditionally good option for member giveaways.

If you're a developer or publisher interested in contributing additional codes, please reach out through PM or the Contact Form at the bottom of the site. You are also welcome to make use of GiftBot and run your own giveaways directly.

Here is an explanation of the various giveaway restrictions (set by the giveaway creator) and what each icon means:

Now that the major patch is out and bugs are squashed, I've finally had time to put this together. Here's the Giveaway Restrictions Guide:

Past Winner Restriction

This restriction prevents users from entering the giveaway if they have already won a prize within a set period of time. The length of time can vary according to the preference of the giveaway creator: Past Hour, Past Day, Past Week, and This Calendar Month. The monthly option is unique in that it is not based on a fixed period of time, but rather the month in which the giveaway was created.

No Juniors

This restriction disallows users who have less than 100 posts, or accounts that are less than one month old. It is intended to ensure that the prizes go to members who are real people and active contributors.

No Lurkers

This restriction only allows members who have made 5 or more posts in the thread in which the giveaway is created. This is intended for community threads and OTs where some giveaway creators might want to make sure that their prizes go to folks who are actually part of that community. It is not generally intended for threads dedicated solely to giveaways or threads where there isn't a central topic of discussion. Please be aware that while you are welcome and encouraged to join and participate in new communities, blatantly spamming a community thread for the sole purpose of circumventing this restriction will get you banned.

Givers Only

This restriction requires that users have created a giveaway of their own within the past 30 days in order to enter. It is straightforward and ensures that anyone who wins a prize will have given something back fairly recently.

Pay Forward Only

This restriction requires that if a user has already won a prize, they must have created a giveaway of their own since their last win, otherwise they cannot enter the giveaway. There is no time limit on this. It encourages members to keep paying the generosity forward.

Everything Must Go

Unlike the others, this is not a restriction. In fact, it is the opposite. This indicates that the giveaway creator has decided to allow any and every registered member to be eligible to win a prize. As opposed to simply turning the other restrictions off, this setting even overrides global restrictions set by the staff. It is intended for giveaway creators who want to dump codes and make sure they're gone.


There are some hidden global restrictions that are controlled and set by the staff. These settings are intended to prevent members from racking up an unreasonable amount of wins versus everyone else. One of them is a brief cooldown that prevents you from entering too quickly after a win. Another applies a much longer cooldown if you win too many prizes in too short a time. If you are among the top winners of all time, you will face additional (and increasingly severe) limitations. The specific numbers involved are subject to change, and we will not disclose exact values in order to discourage attempts at exploitation.

Finally, behold the sumptuous spread of prizes that has been prepared for you! Thanks to Focus Home Interactive, Xbox Games Studios, and Ubisoft (among others!) we've added new prizes to the original pool and updated this list to indicate which prizes have been given away and which ones still remain:

Gifts courtesy of Focus Home Interactive:

A Plague Tale - Innocence (Steam) 5/6
GreedFall (Steam) 5/6
The Surge 2 (Steam) 5/6

Gifts courtesy of Xbox Games Studios:

Ori and the Blind Forest (Switch US) 0/3
Ori and the Blind Forest (Switch EU) 0/5

Gifts courtesy of Ubisoft:

Anno 1800 - Gold Edition (Uplay) 0/3
The Division 2 - Ultimate Edition (XB1) 0/1
The Division 2 - Gold Edition (XB1) 0/3
Assassin's Creed Odyssey (XB1) 0/1
Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Gold Edition (XB1) 0/2
Far Cry New Dawn (XB1) 0/3

Far Cry New Dawn (Uplay) 1/2
Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Switch EU) 0/3
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Gold Edition (Switch EU) 0/3

Gifts courtesy of SNK:

Samurai Shodown (PS4 US) 0/3

Gifts Courtesy of Dead Drop Studios:

Outbreak Epidemic (Steam) 4/10
Outbreak: The New Nightmare (Steam) 3/5
Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles 4/10

Gifts from anonymous donors:

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 0/1 (Switch US)
RAD (Steam) 0/3
Man of Medan (Steam) 0/1
Man of Medan (XB1) 1/1
Astral Chain (Switch US) 1/1
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch US) 0/1
$20 PlayStation Store Gift Card (PS4 US) 0/8

We'll also be giving away free months of Era Clear ad-free browsing!
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Oct 27, 2017
Thanks Ubi & SNK. I hope I can get that Samurai Showdown, but it's more likely for me to win a beating on my way to work tomorrow.


Oct 25, 2017
many thanks.
2.0 seems much better compared to previous one with having the option straight away rather than pm-ing it


Oct 25, 2017
Silicon Valley
Very cool. Thanks to those giving away the prizes, and Era of course.

Just fyi Cerium clicking on the "better than ever" link sends me to a page that says I'm not allowed to view it.


The Former
Oct 23, 2017
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