Gaming giant Ubisoft is set to host a complimentary Ethereum non-fungible token (NFT) mint for its upcoming game, Champions Tactics.
On November 16, Ubisoft unveiled “The Warlords PFP Collection” on Twitter, encouraging gamers to participate in the first Ubisoft free mint on Ethereum. The company prompted users to follow, like, retweet, and comment if they were interested in joining.
Ubisoft specified that 50 followers responding to the main post with “ChampionsTactics” would be randomly selected for the whitelist and receive invitations to join a private Discord channel.
The mind behind Assassin’s Creed stated that Champions Tactics is a Web3 Player versus Player Tactical RPG set in the ominous world of Grimoria. Ubisoft plans to launch the game on PC early next year, with a free Champions drop available at launch, according to information provided on the FAQ page.
Claiming a Warlord
As per the official website, a Warlord is a distinctive digital collectible functioning as a profile picture (PFP) and providing its owner with early access to the mint of in-game playable figurines known as Champions.
Each Warlord comes with 170 unique traits, encompassing features such as armor, weapons, headgear, and more. As expected, certain traits hold greater rarity than others.
The company has stated, “Only 9,999 Warlords will be minted!” Additionally, Ubisoft intends to reserve 999 random Warlords in a Market Vault by Ubisoft for potential future giveaways, partnerships, and rewards.
The company has decided to allocate an additional 1,000 random Warlords to its partner, the Oasys blockchain, for distribution within its own community.
In their statement, Ubisoft outlined, “The 8,000 left will be up for grabs by the community during the mint!” If there are any Warlords left unclaimed at the conclusion of the minting process, they will be placed in a Treasury Vault for potential use in future community rewards.
To acquire a Warlord, participants are required to possess a Ubisoft account and a compatible wallet (such as Metamask or Face Wallet) with sufficient ETH to cover the associated gas fees.
While the process of claiming a Warlord is free, participants should be aware that gas fees are applicable.
Upon successfully minting a Warlord, owners may notice a placeholder on the OpenSea marketplace or in their wallet, attributed to a “delayed Reveal.” The Reveal is scheduled to occur after all Warlords have been minted or at the conclusion of the Public Mint, a measure implemented to ensure an equitable distribution.
The minting process will unfold in two distinct phases:
- Private Mint:
- Accessible to users selected for the Dark List (Grim Guardians, OG Champions, and Champions).
- The Private Mint will span 8 hours.
- Public Mint:
- Open to all participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The Public Mint will extend for a duration of 24 hours.
As outlined in the FAQ, players have the opportunity to mint 2-4 Warlords based on their user tier during the minting process.
During the Private Mint, participants from different groups have varying allowances for minting Warlords:
- Champions: Up to 2 Warlords
- OG Champions: Up to 3 Warlords
- Grim Guard: Up to 4 Warlords
For the Public Mint, participants are limited to claiming up to 2 Warlords.
It’s important to note that while owning 1 Warlord provides early access to the Champions mint, having additional Warlords won’t grant extra benefits in that regard.
However, residents of certain countries are restricted from participating in the game. These countries include Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Burundi, China, Cuba, France, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, North Korea, Myanmar, Qatar, Russia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Crimea and Sevastopol, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions.