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Introducing the New Subscription Model for App Developers — Overwolf Devs November update

Welcome to the Overwolf Devs Newsletter for November 2023!

Introducing the New Subscription Model for App Developers — Overwolf Devs November update

Welcome to the Overwolf Devs Newsletter for November 2023!

As we wrap up the year, we are here with some important updates and opportunities that you do not want to miss. From exciting subscription news to essential revenue insights and crucial changes in Riot’s API, let us dive in!

Our main topics of the month:

  • Subscription Update
  • End of 2023 Revenue
  • Riot ID Changes

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Subscription Update

Great news on the subscription front! Our special offer, Revshare-Free 2024, is still on the table for developers who switch to the new Tebex subscription system this quarter!

While standard Tebex transaction fees remain, the potential for a revshare-free year is unprecedented. This exclusive window will not last forever, so seize this extraordinary opportunity — Connect with your Developer Relations Manager today to jumpstart the process! We are here to assist every step of the way.

And there’s more: the Tebex API is now live! This means there are no more barriers to making that transition.

Discover everything you need to know about integrating Tebex with your app. The API page includes:

  • Comprehensive documentation about the Tebex integration.
  • Guidance on setting up your store and subscription plan.
  • Detailed instructions for API integration.
  • Access to a Sample App, and more!

Find Out More About Tebex API here.

End of 2023 Revenue

As 2023 comes to a close, here are some key updates on our revenue dynamics:

  • Updated CMP: We have upgraded our Consent Management Platform to align with IAB TCF 2.2, ensuring GDPR compliance for EU residents.
  • New Ad Format: Introducing our new dynamic 400x600 ad placement, now able to load more than one ad at a time! More here.
  • Revenue Surge: While the ad market has not recovered, we do experience that November has seen a notable increase in revenue. This is thanks to holiday shopping trends that are expected to continue in December.
  • Brand Partnerships: Exciting News for Q4! Overwolf Ads, our team securing direct deals with top advertisers, partnered with Verizon and Monster Energy to support you on our platform!

Riot ID Changes

Riot Games is making a significant shift: Summoner Names in League of Legends are now deprecated in the league client. Moving forward, we will be adapting our events to work with Riot IDs, which combine the “game name” and “tag line”.

For more details on these changes:
Riot’s official announcement: Read About the Riot ID Change
Technical specifics on our platform: League of Legends on Overwolf API

🏆 Quest Complete

  • Discord Rich Presence — Check out our new documentation for integrating your app with Discord’s API here!
  • Version 0.236 — We have added a new “schemes” flag, added opt-in to hardware acceleration for OSR windows, and more! Check the notes here.
  • Version 0.234 — We have added support for remote disablement of Overlay, improved stability for loading OPK files, and more! Check the notes here.
  • New Games — We have added support for 108 new games! Check the full game list.
  • Game Events — New events for Counter-Strike 2, Starfield, Rocket League, Baldurs Gate, Valorant, and more! Always stay updated on game events on our roadmap.

🔍 On the Hunt

Upcoming Game Events — We are working to add new events for Baldur’s Gate 3, Valorant, League of Legends, and more! Check our roadmap for more information.

The Best Games for Apps — Are you looking to make a new app and not sure which game to choose? Here are some top games played on the Overwolf platform this month:

  • Minecraft
  • Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Counter-Strike 2
  • Overwatch 2
  • Rocket League
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Genshin Impact
  • Baldur’s Gate III
  • The Finals

The Right Events for Apps — Found a game you want to make an app for but there are no events? Let us know by posting a request in our Discord requests forum! (make sure you have joined our Discord community to get access)

❤️ Support Main

On October 25th we held an App Developer Town Hall where we discussed our current progress and plans for the platform as a whole, as well as answered live questions. As usual, we have recorded this event, so if you missed it check it out below:

Subscription Town Hall 2023

That’s it for this months’ updates — see you on the next one!

Oh, and if your app passed 5,000 downloads and you have not ordered one of our fancy t-shirts yet, go here to order your own!