Splinterlands is finally rolling out its highly anticipated gameplay update and SPS governance token. The launch of Brawls 2.0 brings along a new set of features for the players. Meanwhile, the SPS token translates to better rewards and votes on actions within the playable ecosystem. To generate more excitement, the first airdrop will happen a day after the launch of SPS Token.
Splinterlands is a digital collectible trading card game on the Steem blockchain. It is often referred to as the next-gen Magic the Gathering. Basically, it allows users to play quick battles to collect real currency. The gameplay revolves around creating a set of cards to defeat their opponents. It deviates from off-chain card games by providing cards in different rarities with seven different stats. So the rarest cards are wanted assets, especially when there are tournaments.
Gameplay Update: Brawls 2.0
Brawls are large-scale tournaments in which Guilds fight together against other Guild, competing to earn Crowns and racing to level their Arenas. At the moment, Brawls 2.0 is available in the QA environment. This means that the update is not yet live on the production server but users can already test it. The game developers are hoping to get inputs from the community.
Splinterlands is having a great year and the full features have not been released yet. Brawls 2.0 includes several major updates geared towards making the gameplay more accessible and varied. In essence, the updates will introduce new areas to the game. For example, Barracks will be an area for players to add powerful buffs and abilities to their tea while in battle. It also comes with a set of 10 additional special abilities called Traits.
Since the update is still in beta testing mode, navigating it won’t affect the actual game stats of the players. So anything they do in QA remains there and is not reflected in their actual accounts. Despite this, they will still have the same resources in the original game to make it more realistic.
Mechanics Update: Splinterlands’ SPS Governance Token
As promised in the roadmap, Splinterlands’ is launching the SPS governance token on July 26. In addition, they will launch a liquidity pool on PancakeSwap housed on the Binance Smart Chain. In order to provide liquidity for the pool, Splinterlands will take funds from its DAO. On the other hand, users can acquire BNB tokens during private token sale events.
In parallel, Splinterlands will also launch a trading pool on the Hive blockchain for SPS against HIVE.
To support the SPS Governance token launch, the game will also launch the SPS Management page on the website. This change in the user interface will allow users to view and manage everything related to their SPS holdings. From this new page, users can also stake their SPS tokens to generate extra value.
Splintershards (SPS) aims to reward the long-term community members of the three-year-old game. However, its main utility is to give players voting rights on certain governance decisions within the Splinterlands project. The governance system will go live in Q4 of 2021, while the token distribution will last for 5 years and 5 months. The main consideration in the timeline is that it will take a while to fully integrate Splintershards into Splinterlands.
When both the token and the page are officially available, players will be able to stake SPS and transfer SPS between accounts. Additionally, they will be able to transfer their tokens to BSC wallets through a dedicated bridge.
Splinterlands Governance Token Airdrop
To promote the launch of Brawls 2.0 and the SPS Governance token, the project is running a 365 days airdrop campaign. The first drop comes at the heels of the token launch.
The first airdrop is targeting all the gamers in the Spliterlands ecosystem. The mechanics are very straightforward. First, everybody who holds DEC tokens, card NFTs, and/or land NFTs will get a share of the daily SPS drop. This drop will happen every day for 365 days, and every day they will make a snapshot. This way, users who acquire more assets earn more rewards as well.
Since this is a user-wide airdrop, the game will support all Splinterlands assets across six different blockchain platforms. So snapshot will reflect assets from Hive, WAX, Ethereum, BSC, Steem and Tron. Once the snapshots have been generated, Splinterlands will determine the amount of the total pool of 400 million SPS airdrop tokens each wallet address is eligible to receive that day. Then, users can claim their SPS rewards on any of the supported platforms through the SPS Management page.
You can find out more about the rules and amounts of SPS dedicated to the airdrops here.
Track record so far
With such major announcements and features, we can conclude that Splinterlands is on a mission to attract more users. The NFT game also had an action-packed June. The project opened the month by selling 150 000 virtual land plots.
Splinterlands is certainly unstoppable because 2 weeks after the mega-hit virtual land sale it scored another major win. Last month, we reported that its new booster pack sale sold out fast, with 1.5 Million NFTs making their way into the community. This drop grossed $3 Million since the packs were being sold at a rate of 2,500 per hour.
Despite its success, the journey has not always been smooth sailing. Before June ended, Twitter mysteriously suspended the account of Spliterlands for no discernible reason. The management and the community were left puzzled because the censorship came without warning or explanation.
The good news is that the censorship didn’t affect the viability of the project. In fact, Yield Guild games invested in Splinterlands’ in-game assets for the exclusive use of its members. The guild also participated in the private token sale for SPS.
Looking ahead, the future is bright for the digital collectible trading card game because it has a few more tricks and surprises up its sleeves. By Q4, players can look forward to the land expansion release. Moreover, the game will run more raffle and totem engagements.
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