Is there a way to get free Axies in Axie Infinity? Read this guide to find out!
Axie Infinity is a very promising blockchain-based game that introduces the play-to-earn model of gaming.
In the game, players farm resources such as Smooth Love Potions (SLP) which can be sold on the market for a hefty price.
There’s just one problem—you first need to spend money and buy three Axies to start playing and earning.
(Disclaimer: Our articles and guides in LevelDash.com are not financial advice. Please do your own due diligence before putting money on the game and only invest what you can afford to lose.)
Axie Infinity is play-to-earn, but not free to play
What if someone told you that you can earn money just by playing a video game? Do you think that sounds too good to be true?
Axie Infinity is among the many play-to-earn blockchain-based games that’s gaining popularity recently.
However, almost all of these play-to-earn games come with an upfront cost.
(Related Guide: How Much Can You Earn in Axie Infinity?)
After all, money doesn’t come out of thin air, and Sky Mavis (the creators of the game) can’t just simply throw out money to all the players.
With NFT play-to-earn games, players usually need to shell out a few bucks to start playing.
Some consider it as an investment, as these games tend to promise an ROI (return on investment) within a month or two.
But like we always say, for these kinds of games, you should only spend money you’re willing to lose.
How much does it cost to start playing and earning in Axie Infinity?
In the case of Axie Infinity, the entrance fee is a starter team of three (3) Axies which can be bought from the marketplace.
(Related Guide: Best Starter Teams in Axie Infinity)
At the time of writing, the cheapest Axie costs around $270. Multiply this by three and that’s the starting cost of playing Axie Infinity.
However, this amount is very volatile at the moment and may drastically change depending on when you’re reading this article.
So we wrote a whole article about how to find out how much a starter Axie team costs and how much players need to invest upfront to start their Axie Infinity journey. You can read it here to learn more.
Is it possible to start playing Axie Infinity for free?
Many gamers are feeling FOMO (fear of missing out) right now on Axie Infinity, that’s for sure.
One thing that’s keeping them from entering though is the relatively high barrier for entry to start playing.
(Related Guide: How to Start Playing Axie Infinity)
If you are still about to begin your Axie journey today, chances are the prices of base Axies are very high compared to a few months back.
The good news is, there are still new ways that aspiring players can enter the Axie Universe without spending a single cent.
In the next section, we’ll talk about two ways where players can start playing and earning with Axie Infinity without even taking out your wallets.
Spoiler alert: it will require lots of dedication and patience.
How to Get Free Axies in Axie Infinity
1. Axie Scholarship programs
The first method to get free Axies and start playing without spending any amount of money is by applying for Axie Scholarships.
When you are accepted to work as a scholar for a manager, you will be given a free team of three Axies.
You will then use them to battle on Adventure and/or Arena and earn SLP. The SLP rewards will then be divided between you and your manager, depending on an agreed upon percentage.
Note that scholarships are community-driven initiatives and are mostly done outside the game.
If you want to learn more about how Axie Scholarships work and why they exist, we have written a comprehensive guide about scholarships here.
We also have several tips on how to apply as a Scholar and improve your chances of getting into a scholarship. Check out the guide here.
2. Upcoming Free-to-Play Axies in Battles Version 2.0
The second method of obtaining free Axies is not yet available at the moment, but it’s coming real soon!
Free-to-play Axies will soon be available in the much awaited Battles Version 2.0.
Sky Mavis, the developers of Axie Infinity, has been hinting for months now about new features and game modes where players can get a free Axie team at no cost.
However, the devs have officially stated that these free Axies will not be able to earn tokens and these are solely for introducing people into the game.
There is fake news spreading that free-to-play Axies from the upcoming V2 battles (Origin) will be able to earn tokens.
The free Axies will be solely for introducing people to the game and will have no earning ability.
— Axie Infinity🦇🔊 (@AxieInfinity) August 10, 2021
While these upcoming free Axies will not be able to play-to-earn, it will still be great for the Axie Infinity economy overall.
Axie Infinity being free-to-play will encourage more players to try out the game and, if they like it (and they will for sure!), they might actually take out their wallets and buy a team!
More Axie Infinity Guides
- Best Starter Teams for Beginners
- How to Play Axie Infinity: Ultimate Beginner’s Guide
- How to Earn Money in Axie Infinity (and How Much)
- How Much it Costs to Start Playing Axie Infinity
- How to Earn SLP in Axie Infinity (Farming Tips & Tricks)
- PVP Guide: How to Win More in Arena (Builds, Strategy, Tips)
- Adventure Guide: How to Farm EXP & Level Up Fast
- How to Breed Axies (Breeding Guide)
- Best Cards for Each Class in Axie Infinity
- Best Combos in Axie Infinity (Tank, Support, Damage)
- What is an Axie Scholarship? (How to Apply as a Scholar)
- How to Download & Install Axie Infinity (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac)