Axie Infinity is a cryptocurrency game inspired by Pokémon.
Axies are creatures that you use to battle with other players.
You need to buy 3 Axies from the marketplace to play the game.
Once you’ve bought 3 Axies, you can download the game and sync your Axies.
Then, you’ll be able to play the adventure mode and the arena mode.
As of July 2021, Axie Infinity is the #1 Ethereum game in the world by users.
The game is incredibly popular in the Philippines, but its popularity is slowly spreading to other countries like the United States.
It has generated over $16 million USD in revenue so far.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to create an Axie Infinity account and play the game.
Here’s how to create an Axie Infinity account:
- Create a Ronin Wallet
- Login with Ronin Wallet & verify your email
- Deposit Ethereum to Ronin with MetaMask
- Buy 3 Axies from the marketplace
- Download Mavis Hub & log in
- Install Axie Infinity & play it
- Sync your Axies
1. Create a Ronin Wallet
Before you create an Axie Infinity account, you need to create a new wallet on Ronin Wallet.
To begin with, your need to add Ronin Wallet to Chrome.
Open Chrome and visit the Ronin Wallet extension here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ronin-wallet/fnjhmkhhmkbjkkabndcnnogagogbneec?hl=en.
Then, click on “Add to Chrome” to add Ronin Wallet to Chrome.
Once you’ve added Ronin Wallet to Chrome, you need to pin it to your extensions.
You can do so by clicking on the puzzle icon followed by the pin next to Ronin Wallet.
Then, click on the Ronin Wallet extension followed by “I’m new. Let’s get set up!”.
In the wallet creation process, you need to create a password and verify your recovery phrase.
Make sure to copy your recovery phrase and keep it in a safe place.
Then, verify your recovery phrase by filling in the correct word for each position.
After you’ve created a password and verified your recovery phrase, you’ll land on the “Your wallet has been created!” page.
This means that you’ve successfully created a wallet on Ronin wallet.
You’ll now be able to log into it by entering your password.
You can also import your wallet using your recovery phrase.
2. Login with Ronin Wallet & verify your email
Now that you’ve created a wallet on Ronin Wallet, you can log in to Axie Infinity using it.
To begin with, go to the Axie Infinity Marketplace by clicking on this link: https://marketplace.axieinfinity.com/.
Then, click on “Login” on the top navigation bar.
Once you’re on the login page, click on “Login with Ronin Wallet”.
A pop-up message will then appear on the screen.
Click on “Confirm” to confirm the Signature Request.
After you’ve clicked on “Confirm”, you’ll be logged in to the Axie Infinity Marketplace.
Then, you need to select a name (which can be changed later).
Select a name and enter it in the “Name” field and click on “Save” to save it.
You’re then required to set up an email and password.
Click on “Set up email & password” to start setting up your email and password.
After you’ve clicked on “Set up email & password”, a pop-up will open.
Firstly, enter your email address in the “Email” field.
Secondly, create a password and enter it in the “Password” field.
Lastly, repeat your password in the “Repeat password” field and complete the CAPTCHA.
Then, click on “Confirm” to confirm your email and password.
After you’ve confirmed your email and password, you need to verify your email.
A code will be sent to your email.
Check your email for the code and copy it.
Then, paste the code in the “Code” field and click on “Confirm” to verify your email.
After you’ve verified your email, the email and password setup will be complete!
3. Deposit Ethereum to Ronin with MetaMask
Now that you’ve created an Axie Infinity account, you need to deposit Ethereum to Ronin with MetaMask.
You need to deposit Ethereum so that you can buy Axies later on.
This is because you need to buy 3 Axies to start playing the game.
To begin with, your need to add MetaMask to Chrome.
Open Chrome and visit the MetaMask extension here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/metamask/nkbihfbeogaeaoehlefnkodbefgpgknn.
Then, click on “Add to Chrome” to add MetaMask to Chrome.
After you’ve added MetaMask to Chrome, you need to pin it to your extensions.
Then, click on the MetaMask icon and follow the on-screen instructions to create a new wallet.
After you’ve created a new wallet on MetaMask, you need to buy some Ethereum.
You can either buy Ethereum on MetaMask or buy it from Binance and send it to your MetaMask wallet.
You can buy Ethereum on Binance by signing up using this link: https://www.binance.com/en/register?ref=73583477.
Then, send the Ethereum to MetaMask.
Alternatively, you can click “Buy” to buy Ethereum on MetaMask from a provider.
After you have some Ethereum on MetaMask, you need to deposit it to Ronin.
Firstly, go to the Axie Infinity Marketplace and log in to your account.
Once you’re on there, click on “Account” on the top navigation bar.
Then, copy your Ronin Address by clicking on the duplicate icon.
Next, click on “Deposit to Ronin” to deposit Ethereum from MetaMask to Ronin.
After you’ve clicked on “Deposit to Ronin”, you’ll land on the “Deposit” page.
Now, you’ll be able to deposit ETH from your MetaMask wallet to your Ronin Wallet.
Firstly, paste your Ronin address in the “Ronin Address” field.
Then, enter the amount of ETH that you want to send to Ronin.
Lastly, click on “Next” and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the deposit.
4. Buy 3 Axies from the marketplace
The fourth step is to buy 3 Axies from the marketplace.
To start playing Axie Infinity, you need to buy 3 Axies with Ethereum.
Otherwise, you’ll be able to start the game, but you won’t be able to play the adventure mode or the arena mode.
Typically, you should look to buy Axies that have 0 breeds.
In addition, your team should consist of a tank (plant), utility (beast), and damage (bird).
If you’re a beginner, you should try looking for the cheapest Axie of each type.
Axies are very expensive, so you need to be prepared to spend at least $1,000 or more on the game.
If you don’t have that much money, you can apply for a scholarship to play on behalf of someone who already has 3 axies.
5. Download Mavis Hub & log in
After you’ve bought 3 Axies, you’ll be able to play Axie Infinity.
To begin with, you need to download the game.
Go to the Axie Infinity website and click on “Play Now”.
After you’ve clicked on “Play Now”, the download will automatically start.
If the download is not starting, click on “try again”.
Then, click on the Zip folder to open it.
In the Zip folder, you’ll see a “mavis_hub_setup.exe” application.
Double-click the “mavis_hub_setup.exe” application to install Mavis Hub.
Mavis Hub is needed to install Axie Infinity later on.
After you’ve installed Mavis Hub, open it.
On Mavis Hub, you need to log in to your account using the email and password that you’ve set up in the second step.
Enter your email and password in the “Email” and “Password” fields respectively.
Then, complete the CAPTCHA and click on “Login” to log in to Mavis Hub.
6. Install Axie Infinity & play it
After you’ve logged in to Mavis Hub, you need to install Axie Infinity.
On the left sidebar, you’ll see the Axie Infinity game.
Click on “Install” to install Axie Infinity.
After you’ve clicked on “Install”, Axie Infinity will begin installing.
Once the game is installed, the “Install” button will change into a “Play” button.
Click on “Play” to start playing Axie Infinity.
7. Sync your Axies
After you’ve clicked on “Play”, Axie Infinity will open.
In the game, you’ll see an “Axies” icon, a “Teams” icon, and an “Inventory” icon.
Firstly, click on the “Axies” icon.
After you’ve clicked on the “Axies” icon, the “My Axies” page will open.
On the page, you’ll see a list of your Axies.
If this is your first time opening Axie Infinity, you need to sync your axies before they can show up.
To do so, click on “Sync Axie” to sync your Axies.
After you’ve clicked on “Sync Axies”, your Axies will sync to the game.
Now, you’ll be able to see the Axies that you’ve bought in the fourth step.
If you didn’t buy any Axies from the marketplace, you won’t be able to see anything even after you’ve clicked on “Sync Axies”.
As long as you have 3 Axies, you’ll be able to start playing the game.
To do so, go to the main menu of the game and click on “Adventure” or “Arena”.
You’ve successfully learned how to create an Axie Infinity account and play the game!
Buying Axies is incredibly expensive—one could go up to thousands of dollars.
The cheapest Axie costs $300, so a full team will cost at least a thousand dollars.
Moreover, not many people have that much money lying around.
So, is investing in Axies worth it?
If you don’t have enough money, you can apply for a scholarship.
A scholarship allows you to play Axie Infinity using someone else’s account.
That way, you don’t have to buy 3 Axies in order to play the game.