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HQ rewards you for still playing the game with extra lives for participating daily

HQ rewards you for still playing the game with extra lives for participating daily


You can stop inviting me to play now, ok?

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This week HQ Trivia rolled out a new feature that rewards players for playing multiple games in a row. It’s called “Streaks,” and it’ll be pretty familiar to anyone who has played a mobile game in recent years.

Streaks is pretty simple. You play multiple games in a row, you get extra lives. Similar to opening up Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and getting a few bells or furniture items just for continuing to play the game. It’s a clear strategy for player retention as it incentivizes players to open up the app and partake at least once a day.

To see if the update’s rolled out to your device, click on the “Get More” button in the app. If you’re eligible for a free life streak, you’ll see how many days in a row you need to keep playing for the reward. It’s unclear how often you have to play HQ to receive a streak reward — 9to5Mac’s screenshot appears to show a reward for a three-day streak, while my app says I need to play for five days in a row to receive an extra life.

Streaks is a welcome addition to the trivia game especially when you could use that extra life once you’ve finally made it to the elusive Question 12. HQ has been out for nearly a year now, and you’ve probably already exhausted all of your friends to invite to the game for extra lives. Plus, Streaks is a lot less annoying than stroking your phone screen repeatedly for eight seconds for one measly life. Ugh.