YouTube star and viral internet philanthropist Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson handed out a whopping $120,000 to the final two ‘Finger on the App 2’ challenge competitors.
MrBeast has become one of the internet’s most popular figures over the past few years, largely in part due to his huge (and often incredibly expensive) projects that answer our most pressing questions: What happens if you microwave a microwave, after all?
From advertising PewDiePie’s channel at the Super Bowl to opening a free car dealership for people in need, MrBeast has gone above and beyond for his 48 million subscribers — and he’s doing it again by bringing back one of his most popular challenges.
Mr Beast announces Finger on the App 2 challenge winner
After 2 days and 3 hours, Swagbacon123 was the last person with his finger on the app and won $100,000!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
I also felt bad for second place person so I’m giving them $20,000 as well
After 2 days and 3 hours @Swagbacon123 was the last person with his finger on the app and won $100,000!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
I also felt bad for second place person so I’m giving them $20,000 as well ❤️
— MrBeast (@MrBeast) March 23, 2021
What is the ‘Finger on the App’ challenge?
Earlier this year, MrBeast created an application that challenged users with keeping their finger on their phone for as long as possible — at least, longer than other competitors, with the grand prize being $25,000.
After three days, he ended the competition early by giving all four remaining participants $20,000 each.
Now, MrBeast is bringing back the challenge and upping the stakes even more, increasing the prize to a jaw-dropping $100,000.
When did MrBeast run the second Finger on the App challenge?
MrBeast’s second ‘Finger on the App’ challenge started on Saturday, March 20.
A countdown timer was shown weeks in advance on the Beast Games website.
While the YouTuber ended up cutting the competition early last time, this one lasted a couple of days and ran its course until the end.
How to play the ‘Finger on the App’ challenge
MrBeast’s ‘Finger on the App 2’ application is now available for download on iOS and Android devices in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
The challenge doesn’t begin until March 20, but players can download it now and compete in the battle mode against people online. It’s a great way to practice for the main event, and you can also earn ‘extra lives’ for the challenge.
In a similar fashion to MrBeast’s first ‘Finger on the App’ challenge, this program tasks players with continuously moving their finger on a grid to avoid any potential cheating.
That’s not all; there’s even a ‘battle mode’ in this new version, which pits players against each other to avoid any obstacles that pop up in the grid. While this mode only lasts before the actual competition, it does allow participants to rack up lives ahead of time, if they perform well.