Otherside Metaverse Load Testing Begins This Week

Credit: Yuga Labs

With the Otherside Metaverse “First Trip” launching on July 16th, Yuga Labs is rolling out all the stops. The first is two load tests this week designed to push the platform to its “breaking point.” Here is all we know about these two crucial first steps in the Otherside Metaverse development:

  • The load tests will take place on July 6th and 9th at approximately 12 p.m. EST
  • They will be token-gated, meaning only holders of Otherside Deeds will be able to participate
  • Users can access the test via desktop or laptop computers, so no mobile devices
  • The load tests will start at 3,000 players before increasing by 1,000 players every 2-3 minutes

The Otherside team wrote on July 4th that the “purpose of these load tests” will be to “push the Otherside platform” to its limits. The team added that these tests will give Improbable the best idea of where the “breaking points” in the platform are so that everyone can have a better experience for the “First Trip” on July 16th. Improbable is the company Otherside has contracted with to build its gaming metaverse. 

The “First Trip” is the widely anticipated tech demo of the Otherside Metaverse and an opportunity to see what exactly Yuga Labs — the creator of Otherside — has been up to. Otherside Metaverse functionality is currently limited to users in Europe and North America. However, the team will set up a live stream so that Otherside Deed holders worldwide can participate in the “First Trip.”

The Otherside Metaverse Genesis Drop was one of the most hyped NFT releases in history. The drop saw so many transactions that Etherscan stopped functioning, and the loss of money in “gas” fees was estimated to be around $150 million. But there is good news for NFT fans: perhaps the Otherside load tests and “First Trip” can inject much-needed enthusiasm into the Web3 marketplace.

Yuga Labs Has Been Busy in 2022

Yuga Labs is widely considered the top NFT company to have emerged from the 2021 NFT frenzy. It is the creator of the famous Bored Ape Yacht Club and Mutant Ape Yacht Club collections. It has thrown hyped parties at NFT.NYC and raised hundreds of millions in seed funding from venture capitalists. To add to all of that, it has made moves in 2022. Here are the three most notable.

Yuga Labs led off this year by acquiring the legendary CryptoPunks and Meebits collections from Larva Labs. The deal sent shockwaves throughout NFT Twitter, with some Punks bemoaning the move while others celebrated. Yuga Labs has said it’ll give commercial rights to holders of CryptoPunks and Meebits, the lack of which was a sore sticking point for some holders when they were under Larva Labs.

Second, Yuga Labs launched ApeCoin, a decentralized cryptocurrency that financially rewarded Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT holders without forcing them to sell their NFTs. The coin spiked during the Otherside mint, rising to the mid-$20s in price. Many Ape holders received a reward of $75,000 or higher, cementing Yuga Labs’ status as the top dog for making its holders money.

Finally, there was Otherside, which the team has already released a demo of. If the hype is true, this MMORPG-style game is set to challenge other top decentralized metaverses.

With the Otherside tests coming and soon the First Trip, OtherDeeds holders may feel some optimism, even during a down crypto year. And one thing NFT holders know to be true already: It doesn’t pay to bet against Yuga Labs.