Ubisoft Reveals Mint Date for Free ‘Champions Tactics’ Ethereum NFTs

Ubisoft has announced the Ethereum NFT mint date for its first original blockchain game, Champions Tactics: Grimoria Chronicles, sharing that its “Warlords” will be available on December 18.

Champions Tactics will offer a private mint for those added to its “darklist” beginning at 6am ET, and will open the mint up to the general public at 2pm ET on Monday.

An NFT mint is effectively the primary sale for a project—but unlike most NFT launches, Ubisoft is promising that 8,000 Champions Tactics Warlord NFTs will be free to mint.

In the game, Warlords are pixel-style heroes with weapons and have been designed like social media profile picture (PFP) NFTs. Collectors will only need to pay Ethereum network gas fees to mint the NFTs, which can then be used as one’s account avatar in-game.

According to Ubisoft, holding a Warlord NFT in a crypto wallet will grant access to the game’s next mint for its playable in-game characters. Warlord NFT owners will be able to mint five Champions Tactics characters for free at a later, yet-to-be-announced date.

While the Warlords NFTs will be on Ethereum, the Champions Tactics game itself will be deployed on the Ethereum-compatible Oasys chain. A total of 9,999 Warlords NFTs will be minted, with another 1,000 given out to the Oasys community and 999 held back by Ubisoft for future marketing initiatives and giveaways.

Not much has been revealed about Champions Tactics’ strategy and gameplay, but some lore details have been revealed. In the world of Grimoria, there are seven different factions ruled by battle-hungry warlords. Each faction has its own look, as there are zombie-like characters, demonic characters, and medieval knights, to name a few. 

The player-versus-player tactical RPG has a dark fantasy aesthetic and will offer characters that resemble collectible tabletop game figurines. First announced in June 2023, Champions Tactics is slated to release on PC sometime in early 2024.

Ubisoft has also confirmed “collaborations” with the NFT gaming projects Pixelmon and CyberKongz in recent days, though the extent of each alliance is unclear.

In each case, the project tweeted that it would be “supporting Champions Tactics with its upcoming Warlords mint and launch” and exploring further opportunities together. Ubisoft’s official game account quote-tweeted and shared both announcement tweets.

Edited by Andrew Hayward

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