In 2021-10-08 WAN Show, Linus said that Verified Actual Gamer program would be suspended until further notice.Reason given was that retail prices are about same as so-called "scalper prices". Making the program pointless. // (Personal note: As seen just from the latest drops being at same price as stores)
Latest drop was made 2021-09-28 17:11 UTC
The drop is over, we have no info about when, what or where the next will be. Follow LinusTechTips on Youtube for any new drops.
EXPECTED TO DROP NEXT:
About shipping and handling
Handling times seem to be 1 week from drop to shipping label created.
Shipping times depend on carrier. For outside of NA, the carrier is FedEx and shipping times seem to be regular 5-14 days. For US and Canada, the shipping times might be same, or even longer.
Any additional charges, like customs fees and local VAT are paid on entry to country. There has been variation between countries to whom payments are made (FedEx on delivery, FedEx to their office, custom directly), so contact your local FedEx or customs offices for more details on those.
1. Asus 3070, 3080 and 3090, 2021-03-20 17:40 UTC
2. MSI 3080 SeaHawk, 2021-03-30 16:59 UTC
3. AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, 2021-04-09 00:59 UTC
4. Asus TUF 6800XT, 2021-04-24 01:57 UTC / During WAN Show
I watched the video, but there were no information. Where do I find this?
The information about the drop is removed from video after the drop is over.
When are videos posted?
At the moment LMG is using their regular timeslot which is 10-11AM PST (17-18 UTC).
UPDATE: LMG has posted in different timeslot to allow those in school or working chance.
How does this work?
So far the known information is following:
Video is posted on Youtube and Floatplane at the same time.
There's segment in video where Linus gives a hint about what link you need to use in order to enter. The hints are words and Linus uses his fingers to state what parts of the link they are. The links start with http://www.lttstore.com/. Link is temporary and will only show note about drop ending afterwards.
UPDATE: Previously there was actual cut-scene, latest drop had just voice-over during b-roll.
There will be challenge on store page.
The first two drops had 15 question quiz about video games. You have 3 lives and 3-4 options to choose from. Fastest to finish will get their chance to buy items.
Besides 3 lives, you can skip 2 questions.
The latest drop had questions in video format with some answers shown as "A/B/C/D" and some as written normally.
UPDATE: Latest drop had small flash game in style of Jump King / Icy Tower.
Item of the drop is shown on store page before taking the quiz. You will see the price and other details too.
UPDATE: After completing challenge, you are put onto queue with AFK meter to prevent idling. Forgetting to re-charge bar will drop you at the tail end of the line
Prices are before VAT, tariffs etc. and shown in USD. Price after tariffs (US only) are shown on page.
You are allowed to buy one CPU and one GPU from this event. (Source)
I'm at school/sleeping/working/have other reasons and can't watch at current time slot.
Linus has said that they will at some point use different time slot. What it is, we don't know. UPDATE: The time slot for later time was 12PM-1AM UTC.
Why can't they have link or more information somewhere?
Because the whole point is make this as hard as possible for anyone but the absolute most dedicated fans.
Why they don't collect list of people? Why aren't forum members, Floatplane subscribers etc. prioritized?
List wouldn't do anything. There would still need to be draw of sort needed, and the list would consist more of non-gamers the longer it was left open. Prioritizing forum members would discriminate towards other parts of audience.
Having payment as requirement to join or as something making "winning" more likely is classified as lottery under laws. This would require permit, it would exclude several regions which require local permits or don't allow any lottery, and it would put age limit of 19 years in place.
Can I try quiz afterwards?
At the moment, no. But there might be site at some point after event ends.