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SnowRunner Creator Rewards

Announcing the SnowRunner Creator Rewards Program in partnership with mod.io, to reward top modders monthly.

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New Awards and Rules for February 2021 onwards

For February 2021 winners onwards, the Vehicle Model and Driving Experience awards will be merged into one award for Vehicles. But there will be two winners for the Vehicle award, so we have the same number of winners (5) across four award categories:

  • Vehicle (two winners): The devs pick their favorite two vehicles, be it due to looks, how it feels to drive, or anything else.
  • Map Design: The devs pick maps based on their design, including tasks, missions, flow, and how it feels to play
  • Map Environment: The devs pick maps based on the most impressive, detailed, and aesthetically pleasing environments.
  • Unique: This is the odd one out. Mods that push the boundaries of expectation. Points for originality, innovation, uniqueness, and fun. Basically, this is where the giant purple octopus trucks go.

New Awards and Rules for January 2021

For January 2021 winners onwards, the previous awards categories will be replaced with the following five awards.

  • Vehicle Model: the mod which has the most impressive model.
  • Driving Experience: most satisfying to drive, be it due to authenticity or just plain fun.
  • Map Design: includes tasks, missions, flow, and how it feels to play.
  • Map Environment: most impressive, detailed, and aesthetically pleasing environments.
  • Unique: This is the odd one out. Mods that push the boundaries of expectation. Points for originality, innovation, uniqueness, and fun. Basically, this is where the giant purple octopus trucks go.

A team of Saber devs will pick one winner in each category and each winner will receive EUR 570. All eligible modders will be automatically considered for the rewards program.

For mods to be eligible:

  • You must:
    • Have an active member account on mod.io when the rewards are determined and at the last day of the relevant month. Duplicate accounts will be grouped or banned;
    • Have complied with mod.io Terms of Use and Privacy Policy;
    • Not work for mod.io, or Focus Home Interactive, or Saber or be related to or live with someone who does.
  • The mods must:
    • Be your original creation;
    • Be visible and accepted;
    • Be active and not taken down for any reason;
    • Not be branded vehicles mods (except for base game vehicles from Pacific, Ford, Western Star, Freightliner, International/Navistar);
    • Not be branded DLC/Season Pass vehicles;
    • Be compatible with the latest version of SnowRunner;
    • Comply with the relevant SnowRunner game EULA;
    • Create something new - the mod must have gone beyond editing values on existing game files. For vehicles, this will usually mean that the model itself has to have been reworked to some degree to be considered.

Additional rules:

  • mod.io reserves the right to exclude any mod creator or mod from the program for any reason;
  • Mod creators who are found to have acted in bad faith will be permanently excluded from this and any future program;
  • The winner will be the primary mod creator only;
  • A mod creator can win only one award per month, but is eligible to win one award each month;
  • Theoretically, the same mod can win twice in different months, but practically, this is very unlikely, unless an update (or series of updates) is deemed extraordinary enough to warrant it;
  • Mods that are obviously trying to "game" the system in any way to win will be ignored;
  • Mods with branded vehicles that are not licensed by SnowRunner cannot be considered for legal reasons;
  • Whether a mod is on console or not has no impact on its chances of winning;
  • The decisions of Saber and mod.io Staff regarding eligibility and winners will be final and binding on all members.

Winner Announcement and Payments:

  • mod.io will announce monthly winners in the week following the end of each month in our blog. Winners will also be notified directly via their member account messaging;
  • To be eligible to receive rewards payments you must:
    • Have a bank account that can receive payments from our payment provider;
    • Have parental approval if you are under the age of consent in your country;
    • Provide relevant bank and funds transfer details via our payment form before the 15th day of the month in which you are notified that you are a rewards winner;
  • Winners will receive their reward less any payment transaction fees, including currency exchange fees, and are responsible for payment of any taxes.

The decisions of mod.io Staff regarding eligibility and winners will be final and binding on all members.


New Awards for Consoles

Mods are now available on consoles, so starting with the December 2020 winners, we will now have 12 awards across 9 categories.

From December 2020 there will be:

  • 7 Top Creator awards
    • 3 for Console mods - 1 each for Unique Model Vehicles, Public Model Vehicles and Maps
    • 4 for PC only mods - 1 each for Unique Model Vehicles and Public Model Vehicles and 2 awards for Maps
  • 5 Rising Star awards
    • 1 for Unique Model Vehicles
    • 1 for Public Model Vehicles
    • 3 for Maps.

Top Creators receive €300 each and Rising Stars receive €150 each.

Creators can win one award per month. Awards will be allocated in the following order:

  1. Top Creator - Console - Unique Model Vehicle
  2. Top Creator - Console - Public Model Vehicle
  3. Top Creator - Console - Map
  4. Top Creator - PC Only - Unique Model Vehicle
  5. Top Creator - PC Only - Public Model Vehicle
  6. Top Creator - PC Only - Map
  7. Rising Star - Unique Model Vehicle
  8. Rising Star - Public Model Vehicle
  9. Rising Star - Map

All other rules remain the same.

New Awards for Vehicles

The purpose of the Snowrunner reward is to celebrate modding overall, and that means being as inclusive as possible while still keeping the reward a significant achievement.

So, starting with the October 2020 winners, we will now have 14 awards across 6 categories. The Map awards are unchanged, we're adding separate categories for 'Unique' and 'Public' vehicle models, where 'Public' means the model is publicly available.

From October 2020 there will be:

  • 5 Top Creator awards - 1 for Unique Model Vehicles, 1 for Public Model Vehicles and 3 for Maps
  • 9 Rising Star awards - 3 for Unique Model Vehicles, 3 for Public Model Vehicles and 3 for Maps.

Top Creators receive €300 each and Rising Stars receive €150 each.

Creators can win one award per month. Awards will be allocated in the following order:

  1. Top Creator - Unique Model Vehicle
  2. Top Creator - Public Model Vehicle
  3. Top Creator - Map
  4. Rising Star - Unique Model Vehicle
  5. Rising Star - Public Model Vehicle
  6. Rising Star - Map

All other rules remain the same.


New Rules for Vehicles

Starting with the September 2020 winners we have changed the eligibility criteria for Vehicle mods. As you know, we aim to continually improve how we reward the top modders for their hard work and creativity. That's why we've decided to start prioritizing all vehicles with completely original models. This excludes mods that use models available to the public, through download, purchase, other games, or otherwise. This levels the playing field, which previously tilted towards mod makers acquiring ready-made (or mostly ready) models through other means, compared to those creating everything from scratch. Please understand that this does not mean we don’t value other mods, it only means they don't fit into the scope of this reward programme.

New Rules:

  • To be considered for the prize, a vehicle model must be original and not available to the public through download/purchase. We encourage modders to specify this in their mod description. (Note: There is no air-tight way of verifying mod originality, but we will do what we can and err on the side of the modder. Winners will not be changed retrospectively if a mistake is found, but if a modder is dishonest about their credits they will be banned from all future rewards.)
  • Collaborations are fine (for example, one person making the model, other the rest), but we will only send the reward to the first name on the list of uploaders. Distributing the reward between collaborators, if they wish to do so, is the responsibility of the modders.

Introducing Awards for Maps!

Starting with the August 2020 winners, the Modding Reward Programme will work differently. Rather than award a modder for the total number of subscribers they have across all their mods, it will be based on the subscribers of their single most popular mod.

Furthermore, maps are coming to the reward programme! These will also be awarded monthly, same as vehicle mods. As always, please don't forget to tag your mods appropriately as maps or vehicles to be considered for the reward.

How will the new Mod Rewards work?

The total prize pool remains the same (€2,850) across the four awards. We're reducing the number of winners in each category to 3 instead of 5, resulting in more winners overall and spreading the prize pool across more winners. Here are the rules with the new additions:

Top 3 Vehicle Mod Creators

  • €332.50 reward to each
  • Most subscriptions on a single mod submitted in the last 3 months
  • Mods must be active, visible and working with the latest version of SnowRunner
  • Mods must have a weighted rating above 50% according to the mod.io algorithm
  • A modder can win every month but only in one category.
  • A modder can't win twice in the same category.

Top 3 Rising Star Vehicle Creators

  • €142.50 reward to each
  • Most new subscriptions in the last 30 days on a mod submitted in the last 3 months
  • Same rules as above.

Top 3 Top Map Creators + Top 3 Rising Star Map Creators

  • Same rules as above, applied to maps.

There's no need to sign up, all modders will be considered in line with the rewards program rules below. Winners will be announced monthly here and on the SnowRunner official forums.

We cannot wait to see the amazing rides that you come up with, and we look forward to playing the top creations each month that push the boundaries forward. Remember, the creator rewards program exists for you, the players and modders, so please keep letting us know on the SnowRunner official forums what you think!


Reward Program Announcement

Today we’re excited to announce the SnowRunner Creator Rewards Program. Everyone at Saber, Focus Home Interactive, and mod.io have been blown away by the skill and creativity shown by modders which has given the community so much to enjoy. In the first 30 days since the game launched, over 250 mods have been released and downloaded over 1,000,000 times!

How will Mod Rewards work?

The goal of this program is to thank and encourage modders who create content for SnowRunner to be enjoyed by all players. Starting with May, the top five creators in each of two categories will receive a reward from a combined pool of €2,850 ($3,100) each month.

Top 5 Mod Creators

  • €400 reward to each
  • Most subscriptions across all mods submitted in last 3 months
  • Mods must be active, visible and working with the latest version of SnowRunner
  • Mods must have a weighted rating above 50% according to the mod.io algorithm
  • Mods must create something new (map or vehicle) tweaks are not eligible

Top 5 Rising Stars

  • €170 reward to each
  • Most new subscriptions in last 30 days across all mods submitted in last 3 months
  • Mods must be active, visible and working with the latest version of SnowRunner
  • Mods must have a weighted rating above 50% according to the mod.io algorithm
  • Mods must create something new (map or vehicle) tweaks are not eligible

The Program will run monthly with the rewards continuing in coming months. This will be extended if it goes as well as we believe it will. We may tweak the rewards if we think there is a fairer way to reward modders, but will let you know of any change ahead of time. There’s no need to sign up, all modders will be considered in line with the rewards program rules below. Winners will be announced monthly here and on the SnowRunner official forums.

To be eligible your mod must create something new and file edit tweaks are excluded from being considered. So for vehicles, this will usually mean that the model itself has to have been reworked to some degree to be considered. The line between a “full mod” and a “tweak” can be blurry at times, and we will still use our own judgement when deciding what counts as a mod for the purposes of the mod rewards program.

From the very beginning modding has been a much loved part of the game, with creators doing incredible things tweaking existing vehicles and introducing entirely new ones into the game. Running a rewards program feels like a fantastic way to encourage innovation, and give back to the amazing community we have in a unique way. The creative opportunities for modding in Snowrunner will only grow as upcoming game releases will introduce tools for interior customization and map-making.

We cannot wait to see the amazing rides that you come up with, and we look forward to playing the top creations each month that push the boundaries forward. Remember, the creator rewards program exists for you, the players and modders, so please keep letting us know on the SnowRunner official forums what you think!


Program Rules

  1. All eligible modders will be automatically considered for the rewards program. For mods to be eligible:
    1. You must
      1. Have an active member account on mod.io when the rewards are calculated and at the last day of the relevant month. Duplicate accounts will be grouped or banned;
      2. Have complied with mod.io Terms of Use and Privacy Policy;
      3. Not work for mod.io, or Focus Home Interactive, be related or live with someone who does.
    2. The mods must
      1. Be your original creation;
      2. Be visible and accepted;
      3. Be active and not taken down for any reason;
      4. Have a rating over 50% according to the mod.io algorithm;
      5. Be compatible with the latest version of SnowRunner;
      6. Have a subscriber count that has grown in the month;
      7. Comply with the relevant SnowRunner game EULA;
      8. Be added in the last 3 months.
      9. Have gone beyond editing values on existing game files. For vehicles, this will usually mean that the model itself has to have been reworked to some degree to be considered.
      10. Be tagged as "Vehicle New" or "Map" to be considered. This will specify to us that the mod is not changing existing content, but creating something new. Any incorrectly tagged mods will be disqualified from the reward program. This tag can be added at any point.
    3. mod.io reserves the right to exclude any mod creator or mod from the program for any reason. Mod creators who are found to have acted in bad faith will be permanently excluded from this and any future program.
  2. The winner will be the primary mod creator only. A mod creator can win both the Top Mod and Rising Star rewards in a month, and win prizes in multiple months.
  3. mod.io will announce monthly winners in the week following the end of each month in our blog. Winners will also be notified directly via their member account messaging.
  4. To be eligible to receive rewards payments you must:
    1. Have a bank account that can receive payments from our payment provider;
    2. Have parental approval if you are under the age of consent in your country;
    3. Provide relevant bank and funds transfer details via our payment form before the 15th day of the month in which you are notified that you are a rewards winner.
  5. Winners will receive their reward less any payment transaction fees, including currency exchange fees and are responsible for any taxes.
  6. The decisions of mod.io Staff regarding eligibility and winners will be final and binding on all members.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact support@mod.io

Good Luck!

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INtense!
INtense! @intense

Really excited to be running a rewards program in partnership with Focus Home and Saber Interactive to reward the top mod creators in Snowrunner. Big step forward for modding that I hope more games adopt in the future to encourage creativity from their modding community :)

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Vicdurbot @vicdurbot

how do i get in

k0les0
k0les0 @k0les0

this is the second bad rule change. the desire to create mods is gone