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The Sandbox has announced a new Alpha season with more than 90 experiences and a top prize of 30,000 SAND up for grabs.

The new season, dubbed Alpha Season 3, will launch later this week (August 24, 2022).

Brand partners like Snoop Dog and Steve Aoki will headline the 90+ playable experiences during the new season. And the event will be free and open to all.

The new season will span over 10 weeks, ensuring enthusiastic players will have plenty of time to explore everything the metaverse has to offer.

Players will also have the opportunity to complete quests and earn lucrative rewards in the process. Top-ranking players will split a 1.5 million SAND reward.

But that’s not all. New interoperability updates mean that avatars from 13+ NFT collections will be playable within the new Sandbox season.

So whether you want to bring your Bored Ape or CoolCat, you’ll feel right at home in the Sandbox!

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Players will be able to use their favorite NFT avatar in the Sandbox. Image source: The Sandbox 

Sébastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox, said:

“We are excited to develop new use cases for the owners of these collections, starting with digital identity and the ability to create the worlds for these NFTs to be played with and evolve.

“Together with the most creative and engaged Web3 communities, we have a chance to define open metaverse culture and shape the future of our social interactions.”

The Sandbox is backed by bullish Animoca Brands

The news comes after Animoca Brands, The Sandbox’s creator, announced investing $1.5 billion in crypto and blockchain gaming earlier this year.

Bloomberg reported the company doubled its crypto holdings defying the recent downturn of the markets. Animoca Brands currently holds nearly $5 billion in crypto.

And the ambitious line-up of experiences in the brand new Sandbox season implies the company is feeling optimistic about the future of blockchain gaming.

So what can avid metaverse fans and blockchain gamers expect during this newest season?

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The Sandbox promises an exciting 10 weeks in collaboration with several major names. Image source: The Sandbox

What types of experiences can I expect during the new Sandbox season?

The new Sandbox season comes with more than 90 playable experiences for avid blockchain gamers. Some of the biggest names participating in the event include:

  • Snoop Dogg
  • The Walking Dead
  • Deadmau5
  • Sueco
  • Warner Music Group
  • BAYC
  • World of Women
  • The Smurfs
  • Steve Aoki
  • Metapride
  • Care Bears
  • Atari

The headliners will be launching a whopping 27 playable experiences over the coming weeks. And if the new trailer is anything to go by, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

The trailer teased an experience where players have to ‘stay alive’ in the Walking Dead, as well as prepare for the “Rabbids Invasion”.

BAYC fans will be able to ‘dive into’ the glitzy BAYC experience. And fans of music can party with Steve Aoki.


There will also be several user-generated experiences from independent creators, as well as several SandBox and GameJams experiences to enjoy.

And the new interoperability update means players will be able to play with their favorite NFT avatars too.

The new Sandbox season: Earn rewards and have fun

Every participant will be able to compete to win exciting rewards in the Sandbox. Top ranking players can compete for a stunning pot of 1.5 million SAND if they make it to the leaderboard.

And this season, there’s a new system in place that rewards supporters of the project. By holding a specific NFT for the duration of the season, players will be guaranteed SAND rewards.

So whether you’re an Avatar Holder or an NFT collector, completing a level will unlock SAND rewards for you. You do not even need an Alpha Pass to grab the rewards on offer.

NFT collectors are guaranteed up to 30 SAND, Avatar owners could earn up to 60 SAND and LAND owners could earn up to 180 SAND under the newest rules.

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The new Sandbox Alpha season promises to be just as exciting as previous iterations. Image source: The Sandbox

How does it work?

Players earn Ethos Points (EP) for completing quests. The harder the quest is and the quicker you complete it, the more Ethos Points you get.

Quests are replayable, so players can keep playing to get the best score possible.

Those who rank in the top 5,000 will earn SAND rewards. And the top player will earn the grand prize of 30,000 SAND.

How do I get involved?

The new season is completely free to access.

But players will need to create an account and get KYC’d to join the raffle and gain an Alpha Pass.

This new change was implemented to discourage cheating and multi-account usage. The new mantra of the Alpha Season is one user = one account.

Also, the organizers have said not to use VPNs that set your location to Japan as you’re likely to miss out on some important rewards due to restrictions in the country.

The new season promises to be an exciting 10-week experience filled with quests, rewards, and appearances from some of the biggest names in the metaverse.

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