How much money can you make from playing Gods Unchained and tapping into its play-to-earn mechanics? Together with content creator Copperpitch we take a dive into this trading card game. Gods Unchained allows gamers to play the game for free, and earn money from doing so.
Earlier this month content creator Copperpitch did a video about making money playing Gods Unchained, and this is the written version with some additional nuances and comments by me. First things first, in Gods Unchained you’re not ‘making money’, I prefer to say ‘creating value’. Because you will win cards, and you will first need to sell these cards before we can talk about making money. With that being said, let’s dive into the numbers and find out how you can earn something from playing Gods Unchained.
Gods Unchained quickly explained
Gods Unchained is a trading card game. Players will need to use a deck of cards to battle other players in online competitive games. These cards have attacking, supporting, disrupting or defensive powers. Some cards rely more on ‘physical damage’, while others are tailored for magical attacks. Players need to create a deck of cards, and those who combine the utility of these cards very well, have a bigger chance of winning. There’s serious strategy involved here.
Every player has access to standard cards, but these aren’t tokenized on the blockchain. However, by leveling up their account players receive card packs. In these packs they will find cards that are stored in their blockchain wallet. As a result they can sell these rewards on the open marketplace.
Having multiple copies of the same card, allows players to level up a card. When players win matches, they will earn the in-game currency Flux. They need that currency to combine cards into a more valuable one. Combining two plain cards gets you a meteorite card, while five meteorite cards combined becomes a shadow card, five shadow cards turns into a golden one and five gold cards transforms into a diamond card.
Players can also earn card packs by winning competitive matches. Every weekend there’s a special tournament in which players can earn additional prizes. Before players can tap into the biggest reward pools, they will need to level up their accounts. Low level accounts can perhaps win 10 dollars during the weekend tournament, while top level players can win 100 to 150 dollars. Leveling up your account is therefore very important if you’re into this for the money.
Leveling up & winning matches
There are at least two ways players can earn through Gods Unchained: leveling and competing in tournaments. By winning matches, you will level up your account. Every 25 levels players earn 22 core packs, two epic packs and one legendary pack. That’s a total value of more than fifty dollars. According to CopperPitch that would translate to approximately 90 minutes per level, which in turn means $1.49 per hour. Keep in mind, you’d next a sixty percent win-rate for this.
During the weekend tournaments players need to play 25 matches. Players from the highest Mythic tier will earn 175 dollars worth of in-game assets if they would win all those games. If you’d win 20 games, you’d still earn 85 dollars worth of cards. Win 11 to 15 games gets players 10 to 16 dollars worth of cards, while the prizes below ten wins are just a few dollars. However, this is Mythic ranking.
Not everybody is in the Mythic weekend ranks of course. Meteorite is one of the most common lower ranks available. Winning 25 matches here, will still earn players 15 dollars worth of packs.
Unpacking or not
So far we’ve talked about the value of these card packs based on their selling price. But when you open these packs, there are cards inside. These cards represent a certain value based on their rarity. There’s always a chance that a standard pack of $2.50 will get the player a very rare card. When these things happen, the average value of player earnings will dramatically increase.
There’s also another way to make money, and that’s by keeping packs sealed. There’s a considerable chance that players will want to buy sealed packs from the secondary market when these packs are no longer being issued. For example, at the moment Immutable is no longer selling Genesis packs. This makes the packs and chests more rare, creating more value for collectors.
Playing Gods Unchained with dedication
A player like Copperpitch plays Gods Unchained a lot in the highest leagues. On average he makes 75 dollars in card packs during the weekend competition and a couple more dollars from leveling up. On an easier achievable level, players will probably earn 15 to 20 dollars on a weekly basis by providing some dedication. Perhaps they will find a valuable card among their packs, increasing their revenue.
Obviously it’s difficult to see this revenue as actual income at this moment. Selling cards for Gods Unchained is currently almost impossible and above all not very lucrative thanks to the gas prices. However, game studio Immutable is soon launching its Layer-2 solution Immutable X for the Ethereum blockchain. IMX will allow for free and fast transactions, and it will once again open up the ability to use Flux and level up cards. According to the latest updates, Immutable X should launch in early 2021.
Play to Earn – Gods Unchained overview
Based on a 40 hour work week, you will increase your level in Gods Unchained approximately with 25 levels. This earns you 1 legendary pack, 2 epic packs and 22 core packs. These packs have a total value of approximately 80 dollars. In addition you’ll be competing in the weekend competition, adding at least another 10 dollars of value to your collection. If you’re really good, you’ll make considerably more during those weekend tournaments. If you suck, you will make a bit less. After that you’ll be able to unpack your card packs and perhaps you’ll unpack a card that’s worth hundreds of dollars. Obviously you will first need to sell these cards before you’ll be able to really making a living from it.
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The article was made thanks to Copperpitch. Got interested in playing Gods Unchained? Please use his referral code and sign up for free!
Robert Hoogendoorn is a gamer and blockchain enthusiast. He got in touch with crypto in 2014, but the fire really lit in 2017. Professionally he’s a content optimization expert and worked for press agencies and video production companies, always with a focus on the video games & tech industry. He’s a content manager and creator at heart, working on Play to Earn. He’s also Head of Content for DappRadar.