How to Buy Land in the Metaverse

GAMERS looking to claim their stake in the metaverse have a chance this week with The Sandbox Mega City Land Sale.

Announced in a blog post, the sale is set for Thursday, January 13, and the land is in a new neighborhood called Mega City.


The mega city of Sandbox already has residents of Hong Kong’s lucrative industriesCredit: The Sandbox
Mega City Land Sale details were shared ahead of the event


Mega City Land Sale details were shared ahead of the eventCredit: The Sandbox

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The region already has landowners and the hub is home to Hong Kong partners from industries including gaming, finance, real estate, film, music and entertainment.

When is the Mega City Sandbox Land Sale?

The Mega City Land Sale takes place this Thursday, January 13 at 1pm UTC, which is 5am PT / 8am ET / 1pm GMT.

Sandbox land sales take place on the Map of the Sandbox website.

The sale of Mega City land is divided into land, premium land and estates with the quantity and price of each as follows:

  • 61 pitches at 1,011 SAND each
  • 95 bounties at 4,683 SAND each
  • 7 domains to be auctioned

Based on current prices, this works out to £3,316.81 / $4,558.34 for each lot and £15,363.61 / $21,114.45 for each premium lot.

How do I buy land in The Sandbox?

You will need both SAND and ETH to purchase land in The Sandbox; SAND covers the price of land while ETH is needed for gas fees.

This means you need to set up a crypto wallet and we have our pick of the best crypto wallets for you to familiarize yourself with before committing to one.

Crypto wallets with official Sandbox support include MetaMask, Bitski, and Venly.

As noted on The Sandbox blog, you’ll need to make sure you’re logged in and your wallet is connected.

On the land tab, you can select the plot of land you want to buy (greens are taken) and click on “buy land” or “buy estate”. And that’s it!

Keep an eye on The Twitter Sandbox, The Sandbox Discord for any pre-sale announcements.

But if not, head to the card’s website plenty of time before the sale starts.

Land will no doubt be bought up quickly, so plan ahead to determine what you want to buy.

Owning land also comes with perks like being eligible for an Alpha Pass for beta access to The Sandbox’s play-to-win features.

You have a few days to do your due diligence, so make sure you prepare well before investing in crypto, NFTs, metaverse, etc.

In the meantime, you can check out our explainer on Gala Games vs The Sandbox vs Decentraland to see which is the best metaverse game.

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