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Axie Lunar New Year and Budget Axies Events

Axie Lunar new Year banner

For a little extra encouragement to play Axie Origins, Axie Infinity opens a special Lunar New Year event as well as a ‘Budget Axies’ event. Both of these are free to enter, and the Lunar New Year event offers rewards for just playing the game!

Hot off their launch of Season Two of Axie Origins, Axie opens two special, free to enter events, a Lunar New Year event and a Budget Axies event.

Lunar New Year Event

Axie players who complete tasks in Axie Infinity can earn points towards special rewards in their Lunar New Year contest. Running from January 25th through February 1st, the Lunar New Year event rewards players for finishing tasks such as winning a battle with a specific type of Axie or crafting a Rune.

There are about 15 missions total, each worth a varying amount of points. Players unlock up to eight milestones with these points. Each milestone rewards players with Moon Shards plus an additional reward. The additional rewards include Moon Dust as well as special cosmetics such as Avatars, Stickers, and Borders.

cosmetic rewards from the Axie Lunar New Year event
cosmetic rewards from the Axie Lunar New Year event

The Budget Axie Challenge

In addition to the Lunar New Year event, Axie is also holding a Budget Axie Challenge. To participate, players need to build a team of cheap Axies and create a YouTube video showing a win with their team.

Entrants must upload a video to YouTube showcasing their team in a win. The video needs to include the hashtags #BudgetAxie and #AxieCreator in the description of video. Entrants must also fill out this form. Players can submit more than one team, though they need to make a video for each one.

Videos will be judged based on the quality of the video, the cost of their team, and how well they can explain the value of their team in ranked combat. Additional points will be awarded if the team costs less than 0.02 ETH and/or has a popular V2 Axie. Judges will also consider explanations of the team’s build and how it was chosen, information about how and where the team was purchased, and showing match history and team rank when making their selections.

The top 10 spots receive a share of a 121 AXS prize pool, plus a team of Axies to give away to their community.

Submissions are due by 9pm EST on February 10th. Read the official challenge page for full details.

Axie Origins gameplay
Axie Origins gameplay

What is Axie Origins?

Axie Origins is a creature battler and breeding game. Originally on the Ethereum network, Axie Infinity moved to the Ronin sidechain in 2021, and launched a staking system for their AXS governance token. In the game players use a team of three Axie NFTs to battle opponents in Adventure mode (PvE) and the Arena (PvP). Rewards from the Arena include Smooth Love Potions (SLP) and AXS, the governance token for Axie Infinity.

Players use SLP to breed new Axies. Parent Axies can only produce offspring a limited number of times. Also, players can attach Runes and Charms found in PvE mode to provide boosts to Axies. Axie Infinity rebooted their main game in late 2022 with the launch of Axie Origins. They have also added a new growing and decorating mini-game for landowners.

If you want to get started with the game, check out our Axie Infinity guide and review.

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