So you’ve finally decided to hop in and join the party? Pretty sure you’re not alone. Many changes will be made because Axie Infinity: Origin version is coming up, and people are eager to join in the fun.
But unlike other off-chain traditional games out there, making an account in Axie Infinity requires several steps. Well, that’s to be expected for a game that’s built on the blockchain, involving cryptos with real-money value. But worry not, for we’ve got you covered!
How to Set Up Your Axie Infinity Account
Axie Infinity is built on the Ethereum blockchain, and MetaMask is the preferred wallet for Ethereum and NFTs made on its blockchain. Other wallets that support Ethereum like Trezor One, Exodus, and Mist will suffice. But in this guide, we’ll be utilizing MetaMask.
1. Download MetaMask
MetaMask is available for both PC and mobile. You can get MetaMask as a browser extension for your PC or install it on your phone as an app.
But please be warned that phishing is common in the crypto space. So make sure that you download the app or extension from Axie Infinity’s official source.
Click or copy this link: https://metamask.io for their official website.
2. Create Your MetaMask Wallet Account
After your installation is complete, you can proceed and set up your crypto wallet. You’ll be using Metamark to store cryptos which you can then spend on in-game assets and NFTs.
Simply Launch MetaMask, click on “Get Started,” and proceed with the following steps.
Also, be sure to remember your backup phrase just in case you lose or forget your account. You’ll be needing that to retrieve your account, so store it somewhere safe and never lose it.
3. Download Ronin
Ethereum gas fees are crazy high. So to cut back on additional expenses for gas fees, the developers of Axie Infinity created Ronin as a side-chain to handle all trades and transactions for Axie infinity.
And again, be sure to download their software from the official source to not fall victim to phishing scams. Just simply click or copy this link: https://wallet.roninchain.com/
4. Create Your Ronin Wallet Account
Like creating a MetaMask account, simply launch Ronin, click on “Get Started,” and follow the instructions.
Once again, don’t forget to save your security or seed phrase so that you can retrieve your account when something happens. And after setting up your Ronin Wallet, you’re now ready to create your Axie Infinity account.
5. Create Your Axie Infinity Account
Now that you’ve set up your crypto wallets, you can now register and create your Axie account.
Visit Axie Infinity’s official website or simply click this link: https://marketplace.axieinfinity.com/. It’ll route you to Axie Infinity’s Marketplace page. And click on “Login” at the top right of your screen.
6. Login with Ronin Wallet
The next page will give you several options to log in. Click on “Login with Ronin wallet.”
The instructions are pretty straightforward, so just follow the steps. And afterward, you’ll be asked to type your Axie Infinity account name.
7. Setup Email and Password
We’re almost there! All you need to do now is complete the setup by adding your email address to your Axie Infinity account.
Simply click on the “Account” tab and “Setup email & password.”
Afterward, it’ll send you the verification code to your email. Just copy and paste it, and voila! You’re all set and ready to go.
Next, read about how to keep your Axies Account safe from hackers.
About Axie Infinity
Inspired by the legendary Nintendo Pokémon series and Developed by Sky Mavis, Axie Infinity has risen to be the pinnacle of the Play-to-Earn’ (P2E) blockchain-based video game category. Axie Infinity players purchase NFTs of basically-designed designed monsters, known as ‘Axies.’ Players battle Axies against each other to earn the platform’s native cryptocurrency as rewards.
The Axie Infinity ecosystem leverages ERC-20 assets, Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), and Smooth Love Potion (SLP) for DeFi applications and financial utilities on the platform. This novel blockchain-enabled concept of earning and trading digital assets through gameplay ignited an entirely new digital assets ecosystem, defined as ‘Play-to-Earn.’
Axie Infinity runs on the Ethereum blockchain using the Ronin sidechain. This configuration enables the Axie Infinity admin team to minimize network latency and mitigate the issue of transaction delays.
The game focuses on Pokémon-style player battles between Axie monsters. Users can play against other users on the platform or against AI-controlled teams.
Congratulations! Now that wasn’t too hard, was it? All that’s left to do is purchase at least three axies to form a team ( read our guide to buying NFTs here ). You can then start your journey on Axie Infinity. Good luck!