- Ubisoft is giving away free Ethereum NFTs called The Warlords to promote its upcoming PC strategy game Champions Tactics
- The Warlords is a collection of 9,999 pixel art profile pictures that Ubisoft will distribute via free public mint and to the Oasys community
- Holders of The Warlords NFTs will get early access to mint the in-game Champions figurines when they launch for Champions Tactics
Ubisoft, the publisher behind mega franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Just Dance, has been actively exploring blockchain gaming over the past couple years. While some gamers have reacted negatively, the company remains bullish on the potential of crypto and NFTs in gaming. Their latest foray comes with Champions Tactics, an upcoming online strategy game for PC.
Details on Champions Tactics
Champions Tactics – Grimoria Chronicles was announced over the summer, and Ubisoft has been steadily revealing more details about the game in recent weeks. It will be an online battle game in which players use fantasy characters and figurines with unique abilities. Ubisoft has showcased images of the Champions, which look like miniature tabletop game pieces, as well as what appear to be trading cards. This suggests players will be able to collect both digital figurines and cards to use in-game.
Champions Tactics will launch on PC in early 2024 and utilize the Oasys blockchain, which is built for gaming applications.
Free NFT Giveaway
To promote Champions Tactics prior to launch, Ubisoft has announced it will give away free Ethereum NFTs related to the game. These will be a collection of 9,999 pixel-art profile pictures called The Warlords. Ubisoft will make 8,000 available via a free public mint, reserve 1,000 for the Oasys community, and keep 999 for marketing and promotions.
Holders of The Warlords NFTs will get early access to mint the in-game Champions figurines when they launch. Ubisoft is encouraging engagement on Twitter to get added to the allowlist for the initial free mint. This provides an opportunity for fans to get involved with Champions Tactics early on.
Ubisoft’s Ongoing Blockchain Exploration
The publisher has partnered with multiple crypto companies to build blockchain games, including Immutable and Oasys. While some gamers remain skeptical of NFT and blockchain integration, Ubisoft appears committed to keep exploring the technology and its applications in gaming. The Champions Tactics promotion provides an easy, no-cost way for gamers to test the waters prior to its full launch.