The opening of the Battle Racers presale was, to put it mildly, a success! In fact, at some point users overwhelmed and crashed the website. This caused some issues, of course, but it's nothing that the Battle Racers team can't fix in a timely manner.
1st Day Performance
On the first day of the Battle Racers presale, more than 300 users purchased hundreds of items worth more than 200 ETH. As soon as the website went live, hundreds of users rushed towards it simultaneously.
They began purchasing and opening chests, also simultaneously, which caused the Battle Racers API to go down. Then again, hardly anyone would have predicted that the API will have to handle over 10,000 requests in a very brief period.
Unfortunately, some users lost their crates due to this issue. The good news is that the Battle Racers team is currently looking into this problem. If you're the one of those that experienced this issue, please, fill out this form so that you can get your items quickly.
The Crates Remain Closed
Until this issue is resolved you won't be able to open your presale crates. The team believes that they'll be able to resolve this issue in 24 hours, and have said that the opening of chests will be available on May 23, at 10:00 AM EDT (GMT-4).
While it's unpleasant to not be able to open your freshly purchased chests, there's a silver lining in all of this. Specifically, the Battle Racers team will airdrop one special item to everyone that purchased at least 1 chest on the first day of the presale.
The team has also decided to extend its 1-day discount by 24 hours. Effectively, the early bird discount now looks like this:
- Day 1 and 2 - 15%
- Day 3 - 9%
- Day 4 - 7%
- Day 5, 6, and 7 - 5%
Is It Still Safe To Purchase Item Crates?
Yes, you're more than welcome to keep purchasing presale crates. Each purchased create will go to your Inventory page, and you'll be able to open it when the Battle Racers team reactivates that function.
Keep in mind that there's only a limited number of crates available for purchase, so it's possible that they'll sell out. Another interesting fact is that thus far only 95 items were minted, among which there were no legendary parts discovered!
And while you're anxiously waiting to open your presale chests, you can kill time playing other blockchain games. If you don't know which games you'd love to play, you'll probably find the one that suits you best at our DGaming Store!