The Axie Infinity Team announced on Twitter and Discord this morning that the newest PVP season will begin today. Season 21 of Axie Infinity V2 officially becomes live at 5PM GMT+8 today where players from all over will battle it out for the top of the leaderboards.
Axie Infinity is the largest blockchain-enabled NFT game in the market accounting for $3.5 billion of all NFT transactions last year or around 19% of NFT transactions. The game allows players to raise and breed Axies where they can battle other players for monetary rewards. The game gained mainstream popularity last year as it provided an avenue for earning an income during the pandemic period.
We reported that Season 21 almost did not push through. The Axie Infinity team just recently launched Axie Infinity Origin last April 7 and with many in the development team focused on its development, there was talk of postponing Season 21. This was so they can focus on Origin’s development especially since they were planning a major update. However, after much debate, the team has decided to push through with the season.
We plan on deploying Season 21 in approximately 12 hours.
Seemingly from out of nowhere, at 5am GMT+8 no less. Axie Infinity took to Discord and Twitter to announce that the new season will be live in a matter of hours.
With Season 21 on the way, players will be able to log on with their choice of Axies to battle against other players. There is no limit to the number of Axies they can use as long as it’s on the account and they have been sorted into teams that the player must choose before going into the Arena.
As is the custom at the start of the season, the player’s match making rating or MMR will be reset to 1200. Every time a player wins, their MMR goes up and they will continue to be matched with players with MMRs similar to theirs. Those with the highest MMRs will receive the top ranking on the leaderboards. Apart from Smooth Love Potions (SLP) for each win in the Arena, the top 300,000 players are also rewarded AXS tokens which they can claim once the season is over.