Samsung, Xbox, and Cyberpunk 2077 partner up to give away a next-gen gaming setup, including a QLED TV and an Xbox Series X.
Cyberpunk 2077 is teaming up with Samsung and Xbox to give fans the chance to win a next-generation gaming setup. This includes a TV, a new Xbox Series X, and copy of Cyberpunk 2077.
The giveaway comes shortly after developer CD Projekt Red announced another delay for the Cyberpunk 2077 release date, this time pushing it further back three weeks to December 10.
In the leadup to the launch of the Xbox Series X, the three companies are coming together to present gamers with a shot a Samsung QLED Limited Edition Cyberpunk 2077 TV, an Xbox Series X, and an advance copy of Cyberpunk 2077. However, there is a catch. Gamers will need to test their skills in an alternate reality game (or ARG) called Samsung QLEDecode. The game essentially acts like a digital scavenger hunt, sending players on a journey through the corners of the internet.
Players will need to use various clues in order to solve a series of puzzles to get to the final competition. This will ultimately lead to a finale which will be streamed live on Twitch on November 17. The final players must then test their decoding skills in a race to be the first one to unlock the grand prize.
The hunt is on, as the ARG began on October 26. More importantly, there are only five slots for the livestream event, so gamers will need to act fast. The competition will close once enough gamers get to the final puzzle, or on November 6, whichever comes first. The entire prize package is worth thousands of dollars. The Cyberpunk TV is Samsung’s Q80T model, which retails for a hefty $2,700. Add that to the $499 Xbox Series X and the copy of Cyberpunk 2077, and its certainly almost as expensive as a rare arcade cabinet.
This is hardly the first time Samsung and Microsoft have offered something together. Right now, they’re also currently pushing the Xbox Game Pass with the Galaxy Note20 bundle. The ARG seems like one of the more inventive marketing ploys seen with promoting a new game in recent memory. The grand prize is quite the impressive bundle altogether.
If a competition scouring the edges of the internet for clues sounds like too much effort, there’s a lazier alternative. Taco Bell and Xbox are teaming up to give a players a chance to win an Xbox Series X. The only thing that’s required for this giveaway is purchasing a medium or large drink, making it much easier.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases on December 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
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