Riddle me this, ya filthy bots
It’s been a total pain to get ahold of the latest PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo consoles. Between bots, scalpers, and in-person tactics, whole communities have formed around a common desire: the ability to just buy these gaming machines within reason. If you’re struggling, or you have a soft spot for scavenger hunts, we’ve got a contest for you — a chance to win a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch OLED in one swoop.
We’re calling this contest the Destructoid TikTok Challenge:
In case you missed it, Destructoid launched its TikTok channel this year, and our hosts Brett Medlock and Mary Stowe have been making daily gaming videos ever since. Comedic news recaps, impassioned Resident Evil rants, and a surprisingly real Waluigi render you can’t unsee — depending on the day, Dtoid’s TikTok channel has a bit of everything.
It’s admittedly a new take on Destructoid, and we thought it would be fun to organize an old-school contest — with a ridiculous prize! — that calls back to this website’s roots.
Rest assured, you won’t have to film yourself. Instead, we’ve got a puzzle for you to solve.
Here’s how to participate, fellow humans
To win the Destructoid TikTok Challenge, you’ll need to find various letters scattered throughout some of our past (and future) TikToks. Then, using these hidden letters, you’ll assemble a mysterious word — a “person, place, or being,” as Brett coyly puts it. If you’re the first person to submit the correct word as a reply to the contest announcement video on TikTok, and you live in the United States, congrats! You just won all three consoles.
As of today, there are four clues floating around Destructoid’s TikTok channel, with more on the way soon. In two weeks, we’ll post a new video letting you know when all of the secret letters are officially out, but it’s up to you to crack the case. Good luck!