Latest Zed Run News

ZED RUN Debuts Community Grants Program to Foster Growth
Bill Monighetti

ZED RUN will be allocating up to $10,000 in grants to communities who are interested in building and helping the ZED community grow, the virtual horse racing platform announced early this morning via its blog.

The Details

  • The grants will be awarded in ZED Token, the native token of the ZED RUN ecosystem.
  • In addition to the funding, winning contributors will also gain access to ZED Token prizes, as well as early access to new products, features and game updates.
  • Creators can also earn rewards for content posted to YouTube and written blogs.
  • "High-value members" will also be awarded with "exclusive Community and Creator badges."

⚡ Take Action

  • Those interested in applying for a grant can do so here.

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ZED RUN Debuts Community Grants Program to Foster Growth
ZED RUN Budweiser Pass Holders Get Exclusive Benefit
Logan Hitchcock

Zed Run announced an exclusive presale for limited merchandise for Budweiser Pass holders in a tweet on Friday night.  

The Deets

  • The exclusive merchandise will include a racing jacket, hoodie, t-shirt, beanie, and hat.
  • Budweiser Pass holders receive a 20 percent discount. 
  • Items are expected to ship in 6-8 weeks. 
  • The merchandise shop will open on Mar. 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET. 

❗Why It Matters

Despite a decline in attention and prices, Budweiser remains strongly partnered with Zed Run, one of the longest standing web3+web2 crossovers in the space. The continued collaboration speaks to the potential for brands to establish mutually beneficial partnerships with notable players. 

🎬 Take Action

Shop at Zed.Run when the sale opens on Mar. 24. 


ZED RUN Budweiser Pass Holders Get Exclusive Benefit
Bonus ZED RUN Valentine's Day Themed Skins
Julian Son

In celebration of Valentine's Day, ZED RUN will be giving away bonus skin rewards for the Maiden.

The Deets

  • ❤️ Love Skin - awarded to the winners of each class and distance funnel (18 total)
  • 💔 Broken Heart Skin - awarded to the first horse outside of the qualification spots of each class and distance funnel (18 total)

❗ Why it Matters

The digital horse-racing platform has introduced a number of special skins since its inception, including a birthday skin last month, as well as partner-themed skins in collaboration with Stella Artois and NASCAR.

🎤 Community Quotes

Screw winning, going after the broken heart with all our horses now@ZedDiamondHands

Bonus ZED RUN Valentine's Day Themed Skins
Super Breeds Are Coming to ZED RUN
Bill Monighetti

ZED RUN announced Super Breeds are coming to the platform in a blog post Monday evening.

❗ Why it Matters

Super Breeds will be "highly specialized" racehorses that start at higher levels than normal bred horses.

🧠 Need to Know

  • Super Breeds will have an improved breed type, and varying extremes of distance preferences.
  • The horses will always be one breed type higher than expected.
  • All horses are capable of producing a Super Breed, though breeding two Genesis horses will increase your odds.
  • Before selecting horses to be bred, you will see a new Super Breed indicator that shows the ability of creating a Super Breed prior to selection.

🔜 What's Next?

  • The Stud Farm will close on January 24 at 8:00 PM ET to prepare for the release.

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Super Breeds Are Coming to ZED RUN
Zed Run Hosting Three Non-Stop Days of Keep On Winning Tournaments
Julian Son

Zed Run announced details about its "Keep On Winning" Tournaments starting Friday, Jan. 6.

The paid tournaments of various distances will run for three straight days, starting on Friday, with prize pools of $15,000 per day. 

For more information on the tournaments this weekend, see Zed Run's Guide post here.

Zed Run Hosting Three Non-Stop Days of Keep On Winning Tournaments
Zed Run Announces Budweiser Holiday Challenge & Tournament
Jason Bales

Zed Run recently announced an upcoming Budweiser-sponsored racing event with $140,000 in prizes, class-specific challenges, and 1v1 racing.

This challenge and tournament will be the last Budweiser Pass exclusive event.

The Budweiser Holiday Qualifying Challenge snapshot will occur on Dec. 11 at 7:01 p.m. ET and officially starts on Dec. 14 at 7:01 p.m. ET. It ends on Dec. 16 at 6:59 p.m. ET.

"The top 36 racehorses that record the most wins in their Distance Funnel and Class will win prize money during qualifying, as well as, gaining entry to the Budweiser Holiday Finals tournament," the team explained in its announcement. "During qualifying, there is also a year's supply of beer on the line! Of all stable owners that participate in the Qualifying stages, one will be selected to win a year's supply of Budweiser beer."

The prize pool payouts are as follows:

  • 1st-6th: $150
  • 7th-12th: $100
  • 13th-18th: $50
  • 19th-36th: $30

The Budweiser Holiday Finals Tournament starts on Dec. 19 at 7:01 p.m. ET. The races will automatically run at pre-determined distances. In Round 1, 36 racehorses run in 6-horse races with the top three from each race advancing. In Round 2, the remaining 18 racehorses run in 6-horse races with the top two from each race advancing. In Round 3, the remaining six racehorses run in a 6-horse race with the top two advancing to the final race. In the last round, the two remaining racehorses race it out for the Budweiser Holiday Tournament crown.

The prize pool payouts are as follows:

  • 1st: $1,000
  • 2nd: $600
  • 3rd-6th: $250
  • 7th-12th: $200
  • 13th-18th: $100
  • 19th-30th: $50
  • 31st-36th: $25

For more information, see Zed Run's official announcement here.

Zed Run Announces Budweiser Holiday Challenge & Tournament
Core Gameplay Improvements Live on Zed Run
Logan Hitchcock

A handful of core gameplay improvements are now live on Zed Run's digital horse racing platform, according to an announcement from the platform

As part of the improvements, all racehorses have been officially migrated to a new racing system, which utilizes XP, Evo, levels, and a new class system. 

Now when entering free or paid races, each Zed Run horse will earn an allotment of experience points (XP), based on class, finishing position, and entry fee. After accumulating XP, horses can "level up" to the next class, improving the average speed of the horse and thusly making it more competitive. 

A horse's maximum class and level are ultimately dependent on the horse's Evo, or evolution, a rating that is based on the breed type of the horse. This rating provides the horse owner with an understanding of the maximum potential of a racehorse on Zed Run. For example, a Genesis racehorse is Evo 6, the highest Evo available. With this Evo, a horse may reach a level of 700, whereas a horse with an Evo of 5 may only reach a 500 level. 

Because of the significance of the changes to the racing platform, Zed Run will be monitoring gameplay and rebalancing over the course of the next few months. The platform has started slowly rolling out races at this time, though the process will unfold in a controlled manner.

For more information, refer to the Zed Run racing guide





Core Gameplay Improvements Live on Zed Run
Zed Run Provides Breeding Updates

Zed Run provided a breeding update on Monday via Discord, ahead of the core gameplay improvements set to launch in the coming weeks. 

The changes detailed: 

  • Breeding will now be linked to the Level of the racehorse, with breed type and internal attributes now factored into the Level calculation and max levels

  • Bred horses' starting level will now be determined by the starting level of the parents and their breed type
  • A new feature is being worked on to 'deal with outlying breeding results in an organic fashion that better fits the new system's paradigm'. 

The updates intend to align racehorses with the new class system coming with the release of core gameplay improvements. 

More information on core gameplay improvements can be found here

Zed Run Provides Breeding Updates