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The Sandbox Surpasses 2 Million Users as Alpha Season 2 Officially Goes Live

By March 4, 2022 No Comments

Key takeaways:

  • The Sandbox had surpassed 2 million registered users milestone amidst the launch of Alpha Season 2
  • The Sandbox is a virtual world that lets users play games, trade digital real estate, and earn crypto rewards by completing in-game tasks
  • The leading metaverse attracted more than 200,000 visitors and distributed more than 5 million SAND in its first season

The Sandbox boasts more than 2 million registered users as Season 2 begins

The Animoca Brands-owned metaverse The Sandbox has reached the 2 million user milestone amidst the season 2 alpha launch. The play-to-earn virtual world allows players to buy and sell NFT-tokenized land plots and earn crypto rewards by simply completing the in-game quest.

In the second season, the players will be able to explore new additions to The Sandbox world, including Snoop Dogg’s own “Snoopverse” and more than 30 other new metaverse experiences. Additionally, players will be able to claim one of the elusive Alpha Pass NFTs, which can be worth up to 1,000 SAND (approx. $3,000 at current market rates).

Dean Takahashi from Venture Beat noted in his recent article that the surge in The Sandbox’s popularity is in large part linked to well-known businesses and celebrities becoming a part of the metaverse. For context, Warner Music, Ubisoft, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, and many more have set up their digital outpost in recent months in the rapidly growing virtual world.

According to Sebastien Borget, a co-founder and COO of The Sandbox, the company plans to “build on the success of the first Alpha Season” and attract even more visitors and new players in the game’s second season. The first season reportedly drew more than 200,000 visitors and distributed over 5 million SAND to the community.

Borget added that the team is working on 70 games, which will be deployed to the metaverse in later seasons, and remarked that the current selection of available games is “pretty awesome” as it is. 

The price of the platform’s native SAND token remained unphased by the launch of Alpha Season 2. At press time, SAND is changing hands at $3.05, down roughly 4% in the last 24 hours.