NFT Worlds is starting to feel like a play-and-earn juggernaut at this point. They have a functioning token payment system with seamless, gas free transfers between players, buildable, player-owned worlds, a staking system for passive income, APIs for use by world owners, and more! The latest info dump from the team brings us details about their upcoming NFT Worlds Genesis Avatars drop.
NFT Worlds continues to stride forward with their metaverse vision, bringing us the next stage of NFT Worlds, Avatars. In particular, Genesis Avatars, which offer special, ongoing perks for their owners!
The mint is tentatively set for April 30th and occurs in two parts. The first is a whitelist sale for all NFT Worlds holders. Each World entitles the owner to one Genesis Avatar mint. NFT Worlds do NOT need to be unstaked –the staking address will be used for whitelist mint access. The public sale starts 24 hours later and includes any unminted Avatars from the whitelist sale plus an additional 5,000 NFTs.
Whitelist mint price is 0.4 ETH each. The public sale will be a dutch auction, starting at 1 ETH and running down to 0.4 ETH. Minting happens through the official avatars page.
NFT World Genesis Avatars consist of 15,000 1-of-1, playable avatars. Each exists as an NFT and can be used in the NFT Worlds ecosystem. Players equip their Avatars through the new NFT Worlds launcher to change their in-game appearance.
But the use case for Genesis Avatars doesn’t stop there. NFT Worlds plans to include additional utility, mainly passive income in the form of WLRD tokens. The pool for these tokens comes from the NFT Worlds Launcher marketplace. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the fees generated from sales on the market will be redistributed monthly to all holders of Genesis Avatars. Since this marketplace will be the central location for all NFT trades related to NFT Worlds, this could end up being a significant income.
Holders of Genesis Avatars will also likely receive priority access to future drops from NFT Worlds and their partners. An exclusive world will be built for Genesis Avatar holders. And finally, vanity titles letting everyone know that you were there.
NFT Worlds has allotted 50% of the revenue from this mint on establishing new builder and player incentives. The team plans to use the funds to incentivize quality game and world creation and also help grow the playerbase with ongoing rewards. The remaining 50% of the revenues will be split between the Avatars team and the core NFT Worlds team for ongoing development.
NFT Worlds Launcher
And to go along with this latest news about NFT Worlds Avatars, the team also released details about their upcoming launcher. The first alpha, expected to release soon, will basically just be a front-end for Minecraft and allow for easy switching between different worlds.
But, the team plans for their NFT Worlds Launcher to be the central place for everything related to their ecosystem. From managing your wallet to equipping custom avatars and equipment to trading between players to a friends list. The launcher will also include a marketplace, a central location for all NFT Worlds item sales and trading. Many of the teams building game on the NFT Worlds ecosystem are already releasing their first NFTs. Expect to see more Avatars and equippable NFTs from many of these partners in the near future.
With a marketplace built into the launcher, the NFT Worlds team hopes to make the entire experience seamless and easy for all Minecraft players, even if they aren’t familiar with crypto or NFTs.
For more information, read our full NFT Worlds guide and review.