So, you want to know how to beat bots on release day? You want to know how you can cop sneakers at retail? That’s an answer a LOT of people wanna know.
You see, after that big fiasco with the Travis Scott x Fragment Design x Air Jordan threesome release, people were LIVID. On drop day, a lot of La Flame’s sneakerhead fans were left pretty aggravated coming out of the release empty-handed! Naturally, they used Twitter and Discord as a form of stress relief by claiming that sneaker bots took the WHOLE STOCK! Like they were mad MAD. No joke!
Well, it was true.
One user flexed his feast using a bot to enter the raffle 25,000 times, and another user flexed his 87 checkouts. It’s pretty frustrating – especially since a lot of them weren’t even Cactus Jack fans! BUT, true die-hard La Flame fans can totally still cop the $200 Jordan for an average of $3,186 off the resale market. *Eye twitch.
Anyway, here’s how you can try to beat bots… Even though everyone else is using them and you’re very much outnumbered.
These are just guidelines and tips that you can use to increase your chances of beating sneaker bots. BUT, they are in no way guaranteed nor foolproof. So, don’t be surprised if you do not get to cop sneakers using these methods. Keep in mind that there are hundreds of thousands of sneakerheads out there with the same mission. Attempt at your own risk!
The 5 Steps to Beat Bots on Sneaker Drops
Step 1: Get Sneaker Proxies
So, the first way you can try to beat bots on release day is by using sneaker proxies. That might sound weird to you if you’re not running a sneaker bot. But, you don’t use proxies just for sneaker botting.
If you wanna buy sneakers in bulk, you’re going to need to use proxies. Regardless of whether you want to use a bot or not. This is because most online sneaker retailers allow users to buy only ONE pair of sneakers. You can check out a list of the best sneaker proxy providers here.
So, if you wanna try your luck at beating sneaker bots, you have to buy proxies. LOTS OF THEM! You also have to assign each proxy to a different account. That’s the only way you’ll be able to add sneakers to your cart and check out without a hitch!
Step 2: Use Autofill on Checkouts
Another method you can use to beat bots is by copying how bots work! You see, sneaker bots have this dope feature! So, you fill out your billing and shipping information one time, and it auto-fills this info anywhere needed. You’ve got to do that too!
Luckily, Google Chrome offers autofill features and you won’t have to download anything new. Go to Settings > Autofill. You can add your payment information and shipping address. Just make sure you verify your card to avoid doing it every time you make payment. You can do this before a release, and then delete it after if you don’t feel comfortable with it.
Step 3: Upgrade Your Computer Specs
The thing that gives sneaker bots a real edge is their epic inhumane speed! And so, the only way to beat bots is to be faster than them! A slow computer is basically a sneaker death sentence. So, here’s what you gotta do:
- Get rid of the bloatware on your device
- Use a good router and modem
- Consider renting a server for the job
This way you will ensure that your device is working at full force during the sneaker release. It will definitely increase your chances of copping sneakers at retail.
Step 4: Hit the Right Sites
Sometimes, to beat bots, you have to avoid them! With MILLIONS of people and THOUSANDS of bots on the field, it can get a bit bloody – a total battlefield. Pretty tough! But, they’re also very predictable. Everyone’s gonna be hitting the big retailers like Footsites, Yeezy Supply, or Nike SNKRS.
You have to cop off of websites that have really good anti-bot security systems. Shopify stores have Bot Protection and Adidas uses Akamai. Although bots keep finding loopholes and they take over the release. But, maybe if you *manifest* a W, it’ll happen!
Step 5: Beat Bots, With Bots
Okay, so we gotta be honest with you. The only guaranteed way to beat bots is actually by joining the ranks. You can’t keep fighting a losing battle. Sneaker bots have been doing their thing for a long time. There’s a long history of shoe bots to back them up. So, even if you’re bothered by bots, sneaker brands are obviously not. There have been no legal actions against bots, or much formal talk about the matter. The best they’ve come up with is exclusive apps and even then, it’s still not enough to beat bots.
So, a word to the wise, if you can’t beat them, join them!
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