TypeRacer News

Summer Season 2022! All New Avatar Skins, earn Avatar Skins for free without an account

Posted on June 3, 2022. Filed under: TypeRacer News | Tags: , , , , |

☀️ All New Summer Avatars

Summer Season 2022 Starting Early! All New Avatar Skins (It’s basically summer right? It’s HOT 🥵 )

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/YB8GgUHzu9A
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/3pd0dBcEz60

Over 15+ new Summer themed avatar skins are now available to choose from! 8 new avatar skins that anyone can choose from with an account, and 10 new premium ones to our premium users!

TypeRacer Summer Edition 2022 Avatars



🧪 No Account? No Problem! Guests can earn and use Avatar Skins!

TypeRacer Avatar Reward Pop-up

If you like to play on TypeRacer but you don’t want an account, you still have the ability to earn and use the cooler avatar skins rather than just the basic colorful ones.

Occasionally you will see a message asking if you would like to watch a quick video ad in exchange for a random avatar award, If not, it’s completely optional, and you can close it out to continue playing.




😎 Just look how much cooler you look!

You can see the cooler avatar skins look much more unique and have higher levels of detail on them versus the standard basic ones with a plain color.

There will be lots of new Avatar skins coming! Let us know what kinds of Avatar skins you’d like to see! Shoot us your feedback to our support desk at support[at]typeracer.com!

Visit our awesome community over at Discord, on https://discord.gg/typeracer

Have an fun and safe summer break everyone. We hope you are enjoying TypeRacer!

Jon Lachney (jlachney)
TypeRacer Admin

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TypeRacer Custom Racetrack Moderation Commands!

Posted on May 4, 2022. Filed under: TypeRacer News | Tags: , , , , |

Introducing new Racetrack Moderation commands for everyone who creates their own racetracks to play with others! You can now control who’s allowed in your rooms and remove annoying griefers & cheaters out.

Right now, this is the first iteration of these new racetrack features. We’re hoping to make these GUI based as well. We also want to add more Racetrack customization features. Please let us know in TypeRacer Discord what kinds of features you’d like to see come to your own racetracks.

NEW Moderation commands (For Racetrack Creators)

//ban <username>

Allows the racetrack creator to ban anyone from their racetrack, preventing them from joining. User must be already present to be able to ban.

//unban <username>

Unbans an already banned user from the racetrack

//ban -list

Prints the current ban list of those who were banned from the racetrack.

//set allowGuests <true/false>

Toggles whether you want to allow guest racers in the racetrack. Setting this to false will block all guests from joining the racetrack.

All TypeRacer Racetrack Commands

You can view the full list of documented commands for racetracks at the link below.

https://teachmehelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500008979442-TypeRacer-Custom-Racetrack-Commands

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Happy Holidays from TypeRacer! Discord Events and Contests! Chance to win TypeRacer Premium, T-Shirts and More!

Posted on December 10, 2021. Filed under: Contests, TypeRacer News |

❄️ Happy Holidays from TypeRacer!

Happy Holidays to all typists around the world from TypeRacer! Check out this video that shows off all the new additions!


New Dec 2021 Winter Cars

☃️ New Winter Cars and Theme!

We have a bunch of new winter and festive holiday cars for our premium users and even included 2 free ones that all users with a TypeRacer account can choose from! Our holiday gift to you. By creating an account you can access the 2 free ones that aren’t marked with the “PREMIUM” badge.

If you truly want to race in style…

Please consider subscribing to TypeRacer premium for only $12 a year! That’s literally $1 a month. You’ll get access to all of the current awesome cars and future ones as well, no ads, and the ability to save your practice / ghost races! Sounds like a good deal?


TypeRacer LIMITED 10th year T-Shirt, Stickers, Custom Keycap and Keychain

🎊 Win FREE TypeRacer Premium, LIMITED T-Shirts, Stickers, Custom Keycap and more!

Three lucky winners will we pulled from a drawing every day for 12 days for a grand total of 36 winners! You can enter these drawings within our official Discord server (https://discord.gg/typeracer) to have the chance to win TypeRacer premium for 1 year!

All you have to do is click the 🎉 button in the #giveaways channel upon joining, that’s it! Then, if your name is pulled we will contact you and ask for your TypeRacer username!

Good luck to everyone and have fun!



🎮 Discord Events – Come play with the typing community, play games and more!

We invite everyone in the typing community with the opportunity to come and join us in our publicly hosted Custom Racetracks for the chance to play with lots of people at once! No worries about winning, but focusing on your own speed and improvement, you can enjoy playing with a large amount of people at the same time! Kind of like a Typing Royale? 🤔

Our voice channels are open to meet and greet everyone, chat about keyboards and typing speed, improvement, whatever!


Current Server Banner Fan Art by Dicey

🎨 TypeRacer Design / Fan Art Contest

A winner will be chosen as the Server Banner (image at the top of the server) in our official Discord server. Will be displayed for the next year to come showcasing the awesome design/fanart you’ve created!

The chosen winner will get a limited edition 10th year TR Shirt, Stickers, Custom Keycap, Keychain and TR Premium! The honorable mentions will also get a shirt!

If you got cool art & design skills and want to enter this, please click the link below!
https://forms.gle/YGeNYwny5nNbzPCLA

Happy Holidays! See you on the track!
Jon Lachney (jlachney)

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TypeRacer Update 2021 What’s Been Happening? Dark Mode, Universes, Private Tracks, Enhancements More to Come…

Posted on September 24, 2021. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

TypeRacer Dark Mode Feb 2021

Hello Typists! We have come a long way with TypeRacer since our last update and still going strong. We’ve been listening and hearing your feedback all this time. We take all feedback into consideration when working on the site. Here are the most notable changes since. We will continue to develop TypeRacer, making it the greatest multiplayer typing site.

🎨 New facelift + Dark Mode (finally)

We’ve given TypeRacer a huge facelift as of last year and we’re still adjusting it as we go. One of many of our biggest achievements to finally modernize TypeRacer and include a native Dark mode.

Dark mode was the most requested feature with TypeRacer and we can proudly say that it is available to everyone. You can continue to play on TypeRacer while saving your eyes. You’re welcome.

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New TypeRacer Userbar Aug 2021

New Userbar Information

Our most recent addition as of August 2021, we gave the userbar information (the info panel on the top-right) a facelift that gives this a more clean look than it once was to display your stats and information neatly.




🌌 Official Public Universes – Different TypeRacer Gamemodes and Themes!

TypeRacer Universe Themes

With the introduction of the new theme, we’ve included a “Featured Universes” section on our site that highlights the most interesting and unique universes that you can play on. “Universes” are sub-sections of TypeRacer with separated leaderboards, stats, theme, and texts.

One of the most popular Universes on TypeRacer is the “Dictionary” gamemode, which includes randomized words from the English dictionary to type from. We also have different themes of content to type from on universes, such as the “Anime” universe where you can type quotes from your favorite anime and manga series such as Tokyo Ghoul to Attack on Titan.

🏁 New Private Racetrack Upgrades – Up to 200 players maximum and chat commands!

Private Racetracks have been upgraded to support up to 200 players at once in a race to allow for some interesting games, especially to have fun with larger groups and streamers to play with the audiences.

Large TypeRacer Racetrack with over 120+ players

Commands

Certain chat messages prefixed with a double slash are now interpreted as commands that can be executed by the racetrack’s creator. The following commands allow viewing or modifying the current racetrack’s settings and adding or removing bots.

Configuration commands:

The //set <property> <new value> command can be used to view or change the value of a configurable racetrack setting. Without a <new value>, it simply prints the current value of the given <property>.

The following settings are configurable with this command:

//set maxPlayers <2-300?>

Sets the maximum players allowed in the current racetrack (which includes both racers and spectators).

//set maxPlayersPerGame <2-300?>

Sets the maximum players allowed to join in a race.

//set newGameDelaySeconds <10-600?>

Sets how long to keep displaying an ended race in the UI before starting a new one (specified in seconds).

Bot commands:

//addbot <wpm1> <wpm2> <wpm3>

Adds one or more bots. Can specify multiple speeds, each speed adds a bot.

//addbots <number> <avgWpm?>

Adds number of bots with the given average speed. The speed parameter is optional; if omitted, it defaults to the average speed for the track creator’s skill level.

//removebots

Removes all bots.

Other commands:

//help

Prints info about how to use the most common commands. For now, only the //set commands are documented there.

More to Come

TypeRacer is always expanding and innovating! Do you have ideas or feedback for TypeRacer? Please feel free to come chat in our official Discord server @ https://discord.gg/typeracer or feel free to send us an email support[at]typeracer.com.

Have a great rest of the year, cheers to all. See you on the track. – Jon Lachney (jlachney)

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New English Texts Added February 2020 & and Purge of Unpopular Texts

Posted on February 25, 2020. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

 

Hey Typists! 

Have you ever ragequit a TypeRacer race after taking one look at the race text? 

 

 

What the tarnation is that? I can’t type this!

We want to make sure you’re enjoying the content on TypeRacer, so we’re taking this opportunity to purge the most hated texts — and we’re asking the community to vote on which texts have got to go. See the next section for info on how to participate.

While we’re removing texts, we’re also adding new ones. We’ve also activated ~150 user-submitted texts from our submission form into the main track, bringing TypeRacer to ~6,500 English texts total. If you’re interested in recommending your favorite content, feel free to submit them via this form

Please make sure you carefully follow the guidelines outlined on the form; you may see your submission in the next batch!

Special thanks to our text managers for painstakingly reviewing and curating the list of user-submitted texts; these dedicated users have also continuously supported on moderation, making TypeRacer the best-moderated typing site on the net.

Andreaak00JosasimKeeganTPoemShoemaker-Levy-9Styrofoamppentalon & timjeffery44

How you can participate

You can come join us and the rest of the community on the official TypeRacer Discord where we’re listening to user feedback 24/7. We have various channels dedicated to collecting feedback on the website, as well as on texts specifically. 

Enter our #text-voting channel to vote on candidates for new texts, and purge recommendations.

Vote by right clicking a message and using the 👍 / 👎 reactions to make your voice heard.

:mag_right: Where can I find a text ID?

You can find the text ID of any text on the Pit Stop here — https://data.typeracer.com/pit/texts — by searching for the first few words (or other keywords) in the content you’re looking for. You can also use TypeRacerData to find a variety of information and stats about texts on TypeRacer: http://typeracerdata.com/texts

:x: What will happen to purged texts?

You will still be able to find “purged” texts by searching the TypeRacer Texts Database , and you’ll still be able to use the “ghost race” feature to race on this content if you want to. Premium users can also save these ghost races. However, after being purged, texts will no longer show up in the main track, so they will only be kept around for people who really want to race them.

You can view the status of the “purge” in this spreadsheet. Check out the “Text Purge” Sheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S8K530n-JLBkD20wUvAw71QFBz76bWfxcuGtYehunaM/edit?usp=sharing

Texts submitted in February 2020’s batch are from the following users and have been activated.

21yanka1, Aerosmith727, Ducktypist, KeeganT, Lulzwagon, NOTMystik_, Xernious, aji3, chakk, charlieog, deluxemoons, josasim, jsilvers27, jupxters, loboru, mxmoon, pastashapes, poem, rocketjuice, solarscopez, styrofoamp, timjeffery44, veggiemans, vlaki007, volhosis

See y’all on the track! — Jon Lachney (jlachneyTRData)

 

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TypeRacer Security Reminder

Posted on January 6, 2020. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

💬 Chat with other typists in the official TypeRacer Discord!

Discord

Hi TypeRacers:

Recently there have been several cases of TypeRacer users’ accounts being compromised; the accounts were subsequently used for cheating on TypeRacer, spamming/profanity, and other undesirable behavior. Some were banned as a result. In response, this blog post is a quick public service announcement — and a quick reminder about best practices in online security.

In investigating the recent cases, TypeRacer staff spoke with some of the impacted users, who acknowledged their practice of re-using passwords and even username+password combinations across multiple websites. In other cases, our moderation team actually identified usernames/passwords of the impacted users in publicly-available data dumps online (following a security breach on a third-party site unrelated to TypeRacer). This means that anyone with enough time on their hands (without any “hacking” skills) could literally look up the victim’s publicly-available passwords and log directly into the victim’s TypeRacer account. 

So, fellow typists: if you care about your TypeRacer account at all, please use a unique password!

David (valikor)

P.S. If you’re in the habit of reusing the same password on different websites, there are several useful tools that let you check if your data has been compromised in a security breach:

https://haveibeenpwned.com/

https://monitor.firefox.com/

Click here to update your password.

This is where you can update your password.

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TypeRacer for Kids – October 2019 Update

Posted on October 28, 2019. Filed under: TypeRacer News, Universes |

Hey teachers and students!

We’re expanding TypeRacer for Kids with new content carefully curated for educational contexts. This month we added new texts from books earning the ALSC’s Caldecott Medal, Newbery Medal, and other Honor Books. You can access the 100%-free educational typing environment here: http://play.typeracer.com/?universe=education

🏫 New Content – TypeRacer for Kids

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Some of the selections included in October’s update.

This month, we’ve added texts from the following books:

One of our favorites here on TypeRacer is Alma and How She Got Her Name. Alma, the main character, is puzzled about why she has so many names that don’t seem to fit her. It’s a tale of self-exploration and understanding one’s roots, and through her father, she comes to appreciate the traditions of her ancestors that gave birth to her long name. What seemed so weird to her actually fits her perfectly and connects her to her precious heritage.

We hope students love improving their typing speed on age-appropriate and engaging content! For more information about TypeRacer for Kids, please read our previous blog post.

🍎 Teachers – you can contribute, too!

This is a new offering. Please let us know your feedback so that we can continue to make improvements. If there is content that you use with your students and want to see on TypeRacer for Kids, feel free to recommend it to us. You can contact us at education [at] typeracer.com.

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New English Texts Added – September 2019

Posted on September 7, 2019. Filed under: TypeRacer News |

💬 Chat with other typists in the official TypeRacer Discord!

Discord

We’ve reviewed and collected your text submissions this past week, with ~250 new English texts activated and ready to be typed! The “play” universe has now officially reached 6,200+ unique texts.

Special thanks go to Styro (styrofoamTRData), JGG (jgg_im_bad TRData), and Keegan (keegant TRData) — from our team of our dedicated Text Managers –  for reviewing hundreds of user-submitted quotes.

💡 We’re listening to feedback!

Corrections of the texts such as typographical errors and non-typeable characters have been implemented across a variety of languages based on user feedback. See a problem? Email support [at] typeracer.com, or head to our Discord. We read 100% of messages shared in the #feedback channel, and also have a #new-text-discussion channel dedicated to the content additions in any language. As always, we hope you enjoy the new content.

📝 Want to contribute?

Do you want to type your favorite quotes on TypeRacer? Everyone can send in submissions! Just click on the “Contribute” button at the bottom of the page and fill out the form. Please fill out the form carefully and completely, including a valid ISBN-10 or ASIN for all English content. You can find ASIN or ISBN-10 numbers by scrolling down on the Amazon product page for any book/movie/etc. and checking the “Product details“.

Note that typos and formatting issues will generally result in your submission being rejected.

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Thanks to all users whose content submissions were activated in the batch!

You can see the new content, and the users who submitted and reviewed them, in this public spreadsheet. Feel free to save a copy to your Google Drive and filter for Status: Activated 9/2/2019.

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Introducing TypeRacer for Kids – a free, educational TypeRacing experience

Posted on August 31, 2019. Filed under: TypeRacer News, Universes |

To celebrate the back-to-school season, TypeRacer is announcing TypeRacer for Kids. It’s the same as the classic, public TypeRacer environment you’re familiar with, but with its own texts, high scores, and unique URL. Most importantly, the carefully-curated race content is optimized for educational contexts with students 14-years-old and below, e.g. classrooms, homeschooling, computer camps, etc.

It’s available here: http://play.typeracer.com/?universe=education 

🏫 What’s inside?

Some of the selections included in TypeRacer for Kids.

TypeRacer for Kids is loaded exclusively with  educational texts from the ASLC’s notable children’s book lists. The ASLC is a division of the American Library Association, and each book has been carefully selected as having “especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.”

 

🌌 How is this different from “TypeRacer for Schools”?

TypeRacer for Schools is a paid product which affords teachers full control over their students’ typing — from controlling access to their private universe, and customizing every text their students type. It’s also 100% ad-free and optimized for student privacy. Click here for more info.

TypeRacer for Kids is a free, ad-supported environment which is accessible to anyone on the internet. Each race text is optimized for kids — being age-appropriate and bolstering educational value.

 

🙋 Other FAQs

❓I’m a TypeRacer for Schools customer. Can I use texts from TypeRacer for Kids?

Sure! Shoot us an email at education [at] typeracer [dot] com and we’ll help you set it up.

❓There are users with inappropriate usernames/profile pictures in the TypeRacer for Kids environment! Can you help? 

Because TypeRacer for Kids is a free, publicly-available environment, we cannot guarantee bad guys don’t get in. For a fully private environment, you can consider TypeRacer for Schools.

However, you can right-click and “report” offensive users. Our moderation team will address it as soon as possible.

❓I have some content I’d love to see in TypeRacer for Kids. Can I recommend it?

Sure! Please click the “Contribute” link at the bottom of the main TypeRacer page and fill out the form with your favorite content. Note that we’re currently only accepting award-winning content from American Library Association’s children’s book lists. After submission, please shoot us an email letting us know which list(s) your content is from.

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New English Texts Added – May 2019

Posted on May 27, 2019. Filed under: TypeRacer News, Universes |

💬 Chat with other typists in the official TypeRacer Discord!

Discord

We’ve reviewed and collected your text submissions this month, with ~150 new English texts activated and ready to be typed! The “play” universe has now officially reached 6,000 unique texts.

Special thanks go to Styro (styrofoamTRData) and JGG (jgg_im_bad TRData) for reviewing hundreds of user-submitted quotes, as well as Pentalon (pentalon TRData) for managing recent user feedback and corrections.

💡 We’re listening to feedback!

Corrections of the texts such as typographical errors and non-typeable characters have been implemented across a variety of languages based on user feedback. See a problem? Email support [at] typeracer.com, or head to our Discord. We read 100% of messages shared in the #feedback channel, and also have #new-text-discussion, channel dedicated to discussion round new content in any language. As always, we hope you enjoy the new content.

📝 Want to contribute?

Do you want to type your favorite quotes on TypeRacer? We’re encouraging everyone to send in submissions! Just click on the “Contribute” button at the bottom of the page to submit any content (in any language). Typos and formatting issues will generally result in your submission being denied. Remember, only complete submissions will be considered, including a valid ISBN-10 or ASIN number for all English content. You can find ASIN or ISBN-10 numbers by scrolling down on the Amazon product page for any book/movie/etc. and checking the “Product details“.

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Thanks to these users whose content submissions were activated in the batch:

musashiaharon, baited, doodled, volhosis, Purple_love, viggojohansen, robodude22, kido2976, mysticaleevee, tkpwaeub, LeCleric, terrible_typist, Eruannion, plorksauce, trickroom, ashbygeek, mattbierwirth, newchip35, rom10cort, Tayloryams, joeborez79, lilblukat, aaronadams, dragoness_lily, lion2509, 4beth_esda, mxlxdx, jgg_im_bad, hyper_racer, lunardrift, teiloq, styrofoam, Mavanore, Jazzanaih, ridlzz1, aji3, timjeffery44, KeeganT, h0nny, joshybigmac, ciaerwinbtanpiengco, ambizzle, svt17, toowanjeon, delawarelights, chakk, baconhawka7x, lewist, and BioLlama112.

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