Getting Started with Axie Infinity
5 - 6 minutes
Learn about the requirements and steps to jumpstart your Axie Infinity journey. This lesson covers Axie Infinity v.2 and Axie Infinity: Origin.
Topics to read before diving into this lesson:
At the end of the lesson, you will learn:
How to create a Ronin Wallet
How to create an Axie Infinity account
How to get assets
How to install the game
How to set up your in-game account
What is Axie Infinity?#Copy URL to this article section
Welcome to the world of Axie Infinity–a competitive online game developed by Sky Mavis in 2018 that truly uplifted the entire NFT gaming industry. Hosted on the Ronin Ethereum Sidechain, it focuses on adorably fierce creatures called Axies who can be accumulated, battled and used to win in-game currencies that have real-life value.
The Axie Infinity ecosystem utilizes these three tokens: $SLP, $AXS, and $RON. This design allows the players to acquire their Axies, win in-game rewards ($SLP), influence the game through holding the game’s governance token ($AXS) and pay for their Axie-related transactions ($RON).
What do I need to play Axie Infinity?#Copy URL to this article section
Axie Infinity is a play-to-earn game. This means you need the in-game assets, Axies, which are NFTs, in order to play. Therefore, the process of getting started is a bit more complicated than simply downloading a game on your phone. We want to cover all the steps required to get you started.
In order to start playing Axie Infinity, you will need the following:
Mobile phone or PC
Axie Infinity account
NFT assets (at least 3 Axies)
We will guide you through setting up your Ronin Wallet, setting up your Axie Infinity account and receiving your NFT assets.
How do I start playing Axie Infinity?#Copy URL to this article section
Step 1 - Set up your Ronin Wallet#Copy URL to this article section
To play Axie Infinity, you need a Ronin Wallet. This wallet allows you to interact with the Ronin blockchain, the chain that houses all the gaming operations of Axie Infinity.
Having a Ronin Wallet is necessary to create your Axie Infinity account, get assets and cash out your in-game rewards like $SLP and $AXS. To create a Ronin Wallet, you may check out these tutorials:
Ronin Wallet on mobile
Step 2 - Create an Axie Infinity account#Copy URL to this article section
When you’re all done setting up your Ronin Wallet, you’re ready for the next step. To play the game, you will need to create an Axie Infinity account to obtain your own Axies and use them to earn in-game rewards.
Creating an Axie Account
Step 3 - Get Axies#Copy URL to this article section
You have your wallet, an Axie Infinity account but there’s one piece missing in the puzzle. To play Axie Infinity, you need a team of at least 3 Axies. These are the in-game assets that allow you to play the game. There are two choices; you may purchase your own Axies from the Axie Marketplace or you can join the Merit Circle DAO Discord server for scholarship opportunities.
Once you receive word from your manager that the Axies have been transferred to your scholarship account, it’s game time! If you want to verify whether you have received your assets, you may log in to the Axie Marketplace using your scholar username and password (provided by the Merit Circle DAO).
Axie Infinity Marketplace
Step 4 - Install the game#Copy URL to this article section
On to the final step: installing the game! Axie Infinity can be played on both mobile devices and PC, it’s up to you what you prefer. Follow one of these two tutorials to get you started.
Logging into Axie Infinity on mobile
Step 5 - Log in and set up your in-game account#Copy URL to this article section
After installing the game, all that is left is to log in and set up your account.
Congratulations, you are now ready to play the game!
Setting up your in-game account