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Origin Launch Week Starts Now!
Axie Infinity: Origin will be available to play via Mavis Hub on April 7th
Axie Infinity: Origin will be available to play via Mavis Hub on April 7th!
We have a full week of leeks & events planned leading up to launch (t-minus 7 days).
While we had originally planned to launch Origin today, after yesterday’s security breach, we needed to reprioritize our efforts, and shift the launch date by one week. While the game is ready for soft launch, we’ve decided to give the engineering and security team an additional window of time to deeply investigate all implications of the breach, before asking for their full attention to support Origin’s release. In the week leading up to launch, we’re excited to engage with the community and share with you all plenty of leeks leading to next week’s release!
We want to thank everyone in the community for their incredible support as we work through this together. Our ability to come together and grow stronger through this challenge is a historic moment for our burgeoning nation!
Launch Week Programming
We’ll be sharing something new each day of launch week, starting today! See below for full programming details:
Origin’s first official gameplay trailer is hot off the press! It shows off the upgraded Axie art and animations, as well as the new gameplay upgrades, including sequential turns, energy resets, card changes, Eye & Ear cards, Runes / Charms, the new Rage mechanic, and more!
Runes & Charms
Over the next week, we’ll be sharing Runes and Charms from several classes. For the first seven announcements, we’ll have some help from a few well-known community members: Ryan | MT8, Chuck Fresco, Brycent, Zio, Kmanu, Rojan, Axie.Tech, Myrtle, Kookoo, and Axie Chat. The final announcements will be made by the winner of the Origin Launch Social Media Contest.
Origin Launch Contest
Feeling the hype and want to join in on the festivities? Join the Origin Launch Contest! There are three ways to participate:
Custom Origin Card
Are you the Axie memelord? Prove it by designing a custom Origin card! We’ll provide you with blank card templates. It’s up to you to get creative! You could revamp an existing ability, create a new OP ability, make a meme card out of your favorite influencer, and more!
Arco Beast Lore
Think you know the infamous Arco beast better than anyone else? Write a Twitter thread telling us his Origin story! The more detailed, the better.
Starter Axie Cosplay
No prior cosplay experience? No problem. Everyone’s welcome to muster up their best Puffy, Buba or Olek looks.
The contest will officially begin tomorrow! To submit, post your content using hashtag #OriginLaunch on Twitter. The content will be judged by members of the Sky Mavis team. One winner will be chosen and invited to officially leek the Reptile Runes & Charms on Wednesday, April 6!
Judging will be based on originality (50%) and quality (50%).
March 31 - Contest begins
April 5 - Submission deadline
April 6 - Winner leeks Reptile Runes & Charms on Twitter!
Origin Preview Stream
Sat, April 2, 10am EST - Join host Zyori and guests from the Axie team live on the official Axie Twitch account, as we stream an internal gameplay session. This will be your first opportunity to see the completed alpha build live and in action!
The Axie Infinity: Origin Alpha goes live!
On Thursday, April 7 - Origin will be available for download via Mavis Hub!
We are incredibly excited to get Origin into the hands of our community! Even though we’re not able to share it with you today as planned, we’re hoping that the onslaught of videos and content we’ve prepared will help prepare you once it’s available next week.
To our dedicated Axie Infinity Community: we are unwavering in our commitment to our mission. Thanks for your support and continued guidance as we figure out how to transform the world together. Challenges such as these are learning opportunities and only make us stronger. We are confident that the world will fall in love with Origin and the universe we are building around Axie Infinity.
Disclaimer: Please note that anything written in this document should not be taken as financial advice. Axie is a bleeding-edge game that's incorporating unfinished, risky, and highly experimental technology. Development priorities, roadmap, and features are subject to radical overhaul based on research, traction, feedback from the community, and a myriad of other factors.