How it WorksEdit
Every day a player checks in to Habitica, their check-in counter will go up. When the check-in counter reaches certain numbers of days, the player will be given a prize.
Pop-ups let you know when your check-in counter increases and when you receive a prize. Note that the website pop-up tells you the number of check-ins you have left until your next prize, whereas in the apps, the pop-up tells you the total number of check-ins required to get the next prize.
Check-In Counter Mechanics Edit
The check-in counter uses Cron to count the days, but there are safeguards in place to prevent players from changing their Cron to unfairly cheat the system.
The counter only began to count check-ins after the feature was introduced, so the counters started at zero for all players who were using Habitica before that time.
The counter will never be reset. Thus, the Daily Check-In feature rewards players for every day during which they use Habitica, even if they miss a few days, rather than rewarding them for checking in consecutively, like streaks. This encourages players to check back in after an absence from Habitica.
Players will be rewarded, and their check-in counter will increase, regardless of whether or not they are resting in the Inn.
Prizes start out being awarded frequently and become less frequent over time (i.e., every five check-ins after 30 check-ins).
Prizes are awarded when Cron runs on applicable days. When this happens, the player will see a pop-up that informs them of how many times they have checked in, their prize, and how far away their next check-in prize is.
Prizes include special equipment, new quest scrolls, food, and unique hatching potions. Currently, prizes for the first 100 days have been created (and are shown below). Others will be added below once they are released.
|0||Quest scroll: The Feral Dust Bunnies mini-quest|
|2||Plain Background Set|
|4||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|5||Food: Meat, Chocolate, Pink Cotton Candy|
|7||Quest scroll: Lunar Battle, Part 1:|
Find the Mysterious Shards
|10||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|14||Food: Strawberry, Potato, Blue Cotton Candy|
|22||Quest scroll: Lunar Battle, Part 2:|
Stop the Overshadowing Stress
|26||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|30||Food: Fish, Milk, Rotten Meat, Honey|
|35||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|40||Quest scroll: Lunar Battle, Part 3:|
The Monstrous Moon (final part)
|45||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|55||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|65||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|75||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|85||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|95||Royal Purple Hatching Potion|
|105+||More prizes will be given on the 105th check-in and every fifth check-in thereafter, and will consist of a mixture of equipment pieces, saddles, and Royal Purple Hatching Potions. These prizes have not been released yet but will be soon and will be automatically given to everyone who has the appropriate number of check-ins.|