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EXP Hat

Platform Racing 2 - EXP Hat

Platform Racing 2 - Beta EXP Hat

Platform Racing 3 - Baseball Cap

Designer Jiggmin (PR2)

Nicole Swimley (PR3)

Effects Increases experience gained
First Appearance Platform Racing 2 (2008)
Latest Appearance Platform Racing 3 (2010)

The EXP Hat (short for Experience Hat), also known as the Baseball Cap, is a wearable hat in Platform Racing 2 and Platform Racing 3 that increases the amount of experience points players earn in matches.

Platform Racing 2

The EXP Hat was the first hat designed for Platform Racing 2, being added to the game in March 2008.[1] The hat resembles a backwards baseball cap, which caused it to earn the nickname "Backwards hat" early on in the community. It also originally featured a rougher design, though it was updated to its final look when the game was released on Kongregate.

Ability

When a user finishes a match while wearing the hat, their amount of experience points earned will automatically be doubled. This multiplier increases by one if the player is holding onto multiple EXP hats, so having two hats multiplies experience by three, and so on.

Obtainability

The EXP Hat can be found randomly in matches with at least one other player. Before the Propeller Hat was added, the EXP Hat was the original prize for Hat Factory.[2]

Platform Racing 3

The EXP hat returned in Platform Racing 3 as the Baseball Cap, the only Platform Racing 2 hat to be renamed. The cap is no longer backwards and resembles a real baseball hat, dropping the lines of the previous design and adding a button on the top.

Ability

Like its previous function, users wearing the cap when they finish a match are awarded additional experience points. Due to the new EXP Bonus stat, however, the multiplier has been reduced to 1.5. Its effect still stacks, though, and eight player matches allow players to receive a higher amount than they could in Platform Racing 2.

Obtainability

Similarly to the Propeller, Crown, and Cowboy hats, the Baseball Cap was never released, with Jiggmin and CWTest being the only players to have it.

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL8BKcLCYA4
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-e1NINsfk4&feature=youtu.be&t=8m10s

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