HQ Trivia is actually back for real, just when we need it most

Remember when the only thing we were all doing online together at the same time, except live-tweeting reality shows, was playing HQ Trivia?

The massively popular trivia game announced its return on Sunday night after a year of ups, downs, cancellations, firings, and contradictory statements. In a single week in February, the CEO stated that the company was out of cash after a failed acquisition and would shut down, then four days later, announced that there was, in fact, hope.

(Hey, fun fact: February was last month. Yeah.)

A push notification announcing the game would return for a live event at 9 p.m. ET went out to users with the app still installed, but no further details about regular scheduling were immediately available. A report from The Verge quotes an anonymous source who says that the company has been privately acquired and there will be regularly scheduled live games, but nothing’s been officially confirmed yet beyond Sunday night’s event.

Users greeted the news with relief, as social distancing and isolation measures aiming to slow the spread of coronavirus have left people yearning for human interaction and something to do that isn’t watching TV, attempting to bake, dread-scrolling Twitter, being wracked with guilt over being one of the lucky ones who just has to stay indoors, playing Animal Crossing, or wishing they had a Switch so they could play Animal Crossing.

However, a few users noted that their attempts to cash out their winnings when the app last shut down  were unsuccessful, and wanted to know if their $0 balances might be restored.

Current host Matt Richards tweeted that players who had left their winnings in their account would be able to cash out, but didn’t clarify the situation for players who’d unsuccessfully tried earlier.

Mashable has reached out to HQ for clarification on the payouts, and will update with any responses.

Just remember: You may be starved for human interaction, but the unhinged chaos of the HQ Trivia chat feed is never the answer.

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