How to Set Up an Axie Infinity Account and Ronin Wallet: Step-by-Step
If you’ve read our Beginner’s Guide to Axie Gameplay Overview, you should be ready to start your journey with Axie Infinity. To begin, you’ll have to go through some steps to create your very own Axie Infinity account.
Even if you’re new to owning cryptocurrency or a crypto wallet, this guide will take you step-by-step to get started with Axie Infinity.
How to Create an Axie Infinity Account
1. Create wallets
Purchasing Axies require two separate wallets. One is a MetaMask wallet, and the other is a Ronin Wallet. With MetaMask and Ronin wallets, you can safely store your cryptocurrency as well as your NFTs. While your NFTs will be displayed on the Axie Infinity website once your own them, they are stored in your wallet.
Here are instructions on how to install and create wallets for both MetaMask and Ronin.
Create a Metamask Wallet
- Go to Metamask.io and navigate to Download.
- If you are using an Android or an iPhone, install the app. On desktop, install as an extension to your browser. Supported browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Edge
- Once installed, click on “Get Started” and follow the steps to create your wallet. When you create your wallet, you will receive a seed phrase.
IMPORTANT: Keep your seed phrase secure. Write it down on multiple pieces of paper and keep them in secure places. Never share your seed phrase with anyone.
Create a Ronin Wallet
- Go to SkyMavis.com/wallet
- Install the extension to your browser. Supported browsers are Chrome and Firefox
- Once installed, press “Get Started” and follow the instructions to create your wallet. Like MetaMask, when you create your Ronin wallet you will receive a seed phrase.
Note: Keep your seed phrase secure. Write it down on multiple pieces of paper and keep in secure places. Never share your seed phrase with anyone.
2. Create an Axie Infinity Account
Now that you have the required wallets, you can create your Axie Infinity account. Here are the steps to create your Axie account.
- Go to https://marketplace.axieinfinity.com/ and click “Log in” on the upper-right corner of the screen
- Choose “Log in with Ronin Wallet”.
- Sign the prompt from your Ronin wallet that will pop up on your screen.
- Choose a username and press ‘Save’
There you go! You now have an account on Axie Infinity. Now onto the finer details of your Axie account.
3. Set up your email and password on your Axie Infinity Account
Finally, to complete the setup of you Axie, all you need to do is add an email address and password to your Axie Infinity account. To do so:
- Go to “My Account” on the upper-right hand corner of the screen on https://marketplace.axieinfinity.com/
- Click on “Set up email address and password”
- Type the verification code sent to your email
And, you’re done! You’re one step closer to buying your first Axie team. Purchasing Axies require Ethereum in your Ronin wallet.
How to Purchase Axies with a Ronin Wallet
So now you have the wallets needed to purchase your very first Axies, but now you have to move crypto to those wallets. Purchasing Axies requires Ethereum in your Ronin wallet. Below are some steps to help you transfer your Ethereum from your Metamask wallet to your Ronin wallet to purchase Axies.
1. Purchase Ethereum
To get started, you will first need to purchase Ethereum. You can do so directly from the Metamask app using either the iOS/Android app or the browser extension. You can also purchase Ethereum from crypto exchanges like Binance or Coinbase.
Note that purchasing Ethereum from crypto exchanges would still require you to transfer your Ethereum from the exchange to your Metamask wallet. This is a simple step, but purchasing directly from Metamask would skip that step.
2. Transfer Ethereum to your Ronin Wallet
Once you have the Ethereum in your Metamask wallet, you can now transfer it to your Ronin Wallet via the Ronin Bridge. Follow these steps:
- Go to https://bridge.roninchain.com/deposit
- Sign the prompt that will pop up on your screen to link your MetaMask wallet
- Go to your Ronin wallet extension, copy your Ronin wallet address, and paste it under “Ronin Address.” Make sure that your Ronin wallet address starts with “ronin:”
- Click “Asset” and select “Eth”
- Enter the amount you’d like to transfer and click “Next”
- Press “Confirm” on the Deposit Confirmation screen that pops up.
- Approve the Metamask prompt. This MetaMask prompt shows you how much in gas fees you will pay to complete the transaction. If you approve, click “Confirm”.
It should look something like this:
3. Wait for the Transaction to Process
The transaction may take some time to process. You can click on “View on Etherscan” to view its progress. However, even after the transaction in Etherscan is successful, it make time a while to get the Ethereum in your Ronin wallet. Do not panic! It should arrive within 30 minutes or so.
Recap: Creating an Axie Infinity Account
Once the Ethereum is in your Ronin wallet, you now have your wallets set up to buy your first Axies. This process can be repeated whenever you need to fund your Ronin wallet with Ethereum, though there will be gas fees for each transfer.
But, it is important to know the types of Axies there are to inform which Axies you should get to build the best team for battles. Watch out for the next article in our Axie Infinity Beginner Series to learn about the different types of Axies and how to pick which Axies to buy for your first Axie team.