With Otherside’s “First Trip” set to launch on July 16, the BAYC metaverse will officially start testing this week. Otherside, as we know, is BAYC’s much-awaited metaverse game, which it is building in partnership with the British metaverse technology company, Improbable. This week, Otherside will hold two First Trip tech demos. Here’s all you need to know about the Otherside metaverse testing:
What is the Otherside metaverse testing?
The Otherside metaverse on Monday, July 4, announced that it will conduct two load tests before the upcoming First Trip tech demo. While the first test will happen on July 6, the second will take place on July 9. The project has also called on Otherdeed holders to join the Otherside metaverse testing to “help steer the Otherside platform in the right direction.”
Such load tests are essential to ensure a smooth launch of the Otherside metaverse. As the team explained in a Tweet thread:
“The purpose of these load tests is to push the Otherside platform to its limits with the Improbable team. This will help inform exactly where the breaking points might be before the First Trip on 7/16, in order to create the best experience possible for the tech demo.”
Needless to say, both load tests are token-gated. In other words, only those who hold at least one Otherdeed NFT will be able to take part in the Otherside metaverse testing.
Where will the Otherside metaverse testing take place?
Both the Otherside metaverse testing and the First Trip will take place only on desktop and laptop devices. Otherside will tweet the site link where tomorrow’s load test is happening shortly before the event. The tests will take place at 12 pm ET.
Furthermore, the load tests and First Trip are playable only in North America and Europe. However, the team will host a private livestream to ensure that all “Voyagers”—even those in non-supported regions— can experience the First Trip. To be sure, the livestream attendees will also be eligible for any benefits linked to the First Trip.
In addition, Otherside has clarified that there is no cap on the number of people that can participate in the metaverse testing. “The load test will start at 3,000 players and increase in 1,000 player increments every 2-3 minutes,” it explained. “Anyone who doesn’t get in because capacity has been reached for that 2-3 minute block will be able to retry in the next block.”
About First Trip
First Trip is the tech demo from Improbable for the Otherside metaverse. According to the Otherside website, First Trip is “for Voyagers only. A celebration of what’s to come and an opportunity for Voyagers to gather, explore, and plan.”
Otherside first announced the launch date of First Trip on June 28. Since then, the community has been abuzz with speculations about what may be in store. With the Otherside metaverse testing happening this week, Otherdeed holders will certainly get a glimpse of what the BAYC metaverse will be all about.