Axie Infinity Roadmap: New Axie Infinity Update And Latest News

Axie Infinity characters on a grassy plain.

Axie Infinity characters on a grassy plain.
April 5, 2022: Updated to reflect the news concerning Axie Infinity Season 21 and Axie Infinity Origins.

Looking at the roadmap, Axie Infinity will receive a plethora of game-changing updates in the future.

Even with the variety of new NFT projects launching, Axie Infinity remains near the top of the NFT charts. Axie Infinity saw a huge surge in its player base in mid-2021, nearing a total of 1 million daily users. Interest also surged in Axie Infinity land for the metaverse towards the end of the year.

To maintain this significant interest, Axie Infinity has laid out some ambitious plans for the future of Axie Infinity. Here’s a look at what Sky Mavis has in store for Axie Infinity.

Axie Infinity Roadmap

The latest large-scale update to Axie Infinity came in the form of AXS staking, whcih launched in September 2021. By staking AXS, or Axie Infinity Shards, players can earn rewards in the form of new AXS.

Axie Infinity's next ambitious project involves the long-awaited land gameplay, also codenames Project K. Previous roadmaps suggested Axie Infinity's land gameplay would launch in Q1 2020, but the community alpha was then pushed back to Q4 2021. However, the roadmap now gives the land gameplay community alpha a generic '2022' release window.

In a December update, Sky Mavis said: "Land is so important for the future of the community, economy, and we want to make sure it provides the experience you deserve."

Axie Infinity's land is already available to buy, with it becoming a trending asset within the metaverse discussions.

In the long-term, Sky Mavis has split Project K into three phases:

  • Phase 1: Simulation and land management. This includes gathering resources, building and trading.
  • Phase 2: Additional management gameplay, such as skill trees, jobs and co-op.
  • Phase 3: Further group gameplay, through battles to conquer (or defend).

Perhaps the most major change added in the land gameplay update will be the transition to a 3D art style. You can see the teaser below.

Later in 2022, Sky Mavis will release the Lunacia SDK Alpha. This will allow a small group of players access to a map editor in which players can use Axie Infinity assets to create games, before saving them as tradeable NFTs. The developers have not given a date for the full release of Lunacia SDK, however.

Sky Mavis also hopes to launch an iOS/Android version of Axie Infinity this year, although you can already play Axie Infinity via mobile devices.

Finally, at some point in 2022, we can expect more governance features in Axie Infinity - potentially in the form of the Axie Infinity DAO. By 2023, Sky Mavis says it will not hold the majority vote in Axie Infinity.

Axie Infinity Latest Updates

The latest Axie Infinity Update includes the launch of the much-awaited Axie Infinity Season 20. The new season 21 which is now live on Axie Infinity offers new changes to the game which includes key changes made in the adventure and daily quest category which will not be offering any more rewards to the players.

The Axie Team has also announced the new version of the game called Axie Infinity Origins which is already live for the users.

The new Axie Infinity origin offers better mechanisms, features, and specifications to the game and will also include a new set of mechanics such as sequential turns and the ability to reset energy and cards in each turn. The game will also introduce new power-up runes and charms and will also integrate changes as per customer feedback to make the gameplay more player-friendly and unique

Previously, Axie Infinity introduced its 1.13.3 update that fixed regular bug issues and slightly buffed the attack of the Anenome, Cerastes, Dark Swoop, and Oranda parts. Meanwhile, the Caterpillar and Gila parts received defence nerfs, while the Sponge part lost both attack and defence.

It seems this will be the final Axie Infinity balancing patch until Season 20 ends and Season 21 begins, which is reportedly slated to commence from April 25th, 2022. in addition to this, the Axie Infinity Origin game is also in the works at the moment and will be launching on April 7, 2022, as confirmed by the Axie Substack.

A new update patch has recently been released by the Axie team that includes significant new changes such as fixing existing bugs and errors as well as improvements in the overall layout of the game.

Aside from this, another update concerns Smooth Love Potion supply and demand. As seems to be the case pretty frequently, Sky Mavis is testing changes to decrease the SLP supply or increase its demand. Here are just a few methods it proposed in the latest Dev Journal:

  • Re-balance in-game SLP rewards from quests, PvP and PvE.
  • Distribute more AXS in Leaderboard rewards and reduce SLP rewards.
  • Reduce SLP rewards from automated or "non-skilled" gameplay, such as PvE battles.
  • Introduce a burning mechanism for Axies.
  • Buyback SLP scheme using the Marketplace fee
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