Rewards are given by the King as a gift to active hunters. The Hunter must enter a gift code (also known as a CAPTCHA) in order to receive the King's Reward and continue playing. This prevents players from being able to use automated software that will cause a player to blow the Hunter's Horn even though the user is not actually playing actively.
King's Reward requires a Hunter to enter a 5- or 6-digit alphanumeric code to redeem the reward.
After entering the correct code, hunters receive gift of Gold from the King. The amount received is a random value taken from a range based on the Hunter's Rank, with increasingly valuable average rewards. As the range gradually increases, it is occasionally possible to find a lower ranked player receiving better rewards.
It has been observed that the more tries a hunter takes to claim the king's reward, the lower the reward will be. However the reward value will gradually increase back to normal with more successful first-time attempts.
The reward occurs at random times. While a King's Reward is pending, a hunter cannot be taken on hunts by friends in his hunting group. However, hourly trap checks will continue. Once the hunter is inactive for a longer period of time, the reward timer is reset. The reset occurs regardless whether the King's Reward is currently pending or not. This keeps players from having to clear the code each time they log in.