Entering the Metaverse

When you join the Metaverse, you will need to choose your starting city. Ideally, your first task is to mint a property. Minting a property refers to being the first person to purchase the property and creating it on the block chain. As mentioned, your starting city can differ based on your initial strategy and the amount of money you are putting into the game. At any given time, the answer could change. Upland announcements, new in game features, secondary market prices are all dynamic and can have influence on the question “What city should I start in?” This page may not have the answer to where you should start, but hopefully it will help you narrow down your choices of where not to start. Watch the video below for some additional insight on helping you to define your starting strategy or continue below for the list of cities.

If you are looking to reach Uplander status by completing missions, this video is a complete guide on how to do this in the most efficient way possible.

Below are the cities in order of their release dates, and their statuses. Feel free to ask us on Discord or send us a message using the blue button in the bottom right corner with any questions you might have about where is the best place to start right now.

If you are joining Upland right before the release of a new city, you should know that new city releases are the best opportunity for you to grow your net worth. Upland typically gives up to one weeks notice prior to releasing a new city. There are many announcements leading up to the release, and this page will help to explain that in more details so you can be better prepared.

* The * in the table below indicates that the city is not fully released, and it has yet to reach its final treasure hunting tier. Learn more about how the treasure hunting tier changes

Release orderCountryCityTypeRelease DateStandard / Vanilla releaseProperty AvailabilityCity Tier / Active Treasure Hunting (TH) Tier / Future TH tier Send fees (min/max/default)Properties released / Total propertiesPlanned future expansionCity Info
1USASan Francisco, CaliforniaCity releaseSold out1-2-1 / 125/125/50
2USAFresno, CaliforniaCity releaseSold out3-2-3 / 55/25/10
3USAManhattan, New YorkCity releaseSold out1-3-1 / 125/125/50
4USABrooklyn, New YorkCity releaseApril 2021Sold out2-1-2 / 315/75/30 UPX
5USAOakland, CaliforniaCity releaseApril 2021StandardSold out3-3-2 / 410/50/20
6USAStaten Island, New YorkCity releaseMay 2021StandardSold out3-3-3 / 55/25/10
7USABakersfield, CaliforniaCity releaseMay 21, 2021StandardSold out3-2-3 / 55/25/10
8USAChicago, IllinoisCity releaseJune 2021
VanillaProperties available from the second release in May 2022.1-1-1 / 125/125/50
8AUSAChicago, IllinoisCity expansionMay 2022 (release of 27,000 additional properties)StandardProperties Available1-1-1 / 125/125/50
9USACleveland, OhioCity releaseJuly 2021VanillaSold out2-2-2 / 410/50/20
10USASanta Clara, CaliforniaCity releaseJuly 30, 2021StandardSold out1-3-2 / 220/100/40
11USAKansas City, MissouriCity releaseSept. 23, 2021Properties available2-1-2 / 410/50/20
12USARutherford, New JerseyCity releaseSept. 23, 2021StandardSold out2-3-3 / 45/25/10
13USANew Orleans, LouisianaCity releaseOct. 4, 2021VanillaSold out2-2-2 / 410/50/20
14USANashville, TennesseeCity releaseNov. 3, 2021Vanillanon-FSA Properties available1-1-2 / 220/100/40
15USABronx, New YorkCity releaseDec. 15, 2021VanillaSold out2-1-2 / 220/100/40Airport: None
Collection Range: 9-15
FSA Allocation: ~20%
16USAAlameda and Berkeley CaliforniaCity release (part of Oakland)Dec. 29, 2021VanillaSold out3-3-2 / 4 (part of Oakland)10/50/20Airport: None
Collections: 4-7 New Collections for Oakland
FSA Allocation: ~27%
17USALos Angeles, CaliforniaCity releaseJan 27, 2022 (South LA)
Feb 3, 2022 (North LA & Inglewood)
VanillaProperties Available1-1-1 / 125/125/50Collections: 31
FSA Allocation: ~13%
18USADetroit, MichiganCity releaseMarch 3, 2022VanillaProperties Available3-1-2 / 55/25/10Collections: 18
FSA Allocation: ~70%
19USAQueens, New YorkCity releaseApril 13, 2022VanillaProperties Available1-1-2 / 220/100/40 UPXCollections: 16
FSA Allocation: ~20%
20USALas Vegas, NevadaCity releaseJune 10, 2022VanillaProperties Available2-2-1 / 315/75/30 UPXCollections: 7 (additional collections will be released with the future expansion of the city)
FSA Allocation: ~20%
21BrazilRio de JaneiroCity releaseJuly 26, 2022VanillaSold out2-1-2 / 315/75/30 UPXCollections: 16-22
FSA Allocation: ~27%
21ABrazilRio de Janeiro (City Expansion)City expansionAugust 10, 2022StandardSold out2-1-2 / 315/75/30 UPXAppx 20,000 additional properties released in Standard mode. (~4,400 FSA)
21BBrazilRio de Janeiro (City Expansion)City expansionAugust 25, 2022StandardProperties Available2-1-2 / 315/75/30 UPXAppx 21,000 additional properties released in Standard mode. (~37% FSA)
21CBrazilRio de Janeiro (City Expansion)City expansionNovember 15, 2022StandardProperties Available2-1-2 / 315/75/30 UPXAppx 26,500 additional properties released in Standard mode. (~25% FSA)
22PortugalPortoCity releaseAugust 22, 2022VanillaSold out2-3-3 / 315/75/30 UPXCollections: ~8
FSA Allocation: ~33%
22APortugalPortoCity expansionSeptember 12, 2022VanillaProperties Available2-3-3 / 315/75/30 UPX~25,000 new properties
~30% FSA
Collections: 1
23USADallas, TexasDouble city release with ArlingtonSeptember 29, 2022VanillaProperties Available2-1-2 / 315/75/30 UPX29,000 / 300,000yes16-22 collections total
8 collections released
~27% FSA
24USAArlington, TexasDouble city release with DallasSeptember 29, 2022VanillaProperties Available2-2-3 / 410/50/2020,000 / 110,000yes7-12 collections total
3 collections released
~33% FSA
25QatarLusailN/ANovember 2022N/AProperties not available for minting. TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD
26ArgentinaBuenos AiresCity releaseJanuary 19, 2023VanillaFSA properties available2-2-2 / 410/50/2017,500 properties released in 6 neigborhoodsyes7-11 collections
~30% FSA
27ABrazilSao PauloCity ReleaseFebruary 23, 2023VanillaSold out
2-2-2 / 410/50/2025,000 properties released in 4 neighborhoods (one of which is FSA neighborhood) (29 neighborhoods total)yes11-17 collections
~30% FSA total
~40% FSA of initial release
27BBrazilSao PauloCity ExpansionJune 22, 2023VanillaProperties Available2-2-2 / 410/50/20~32,000 properties released in 7 neighborhoods.
yes7 collections to be released
~30% FSA
28AEnglandLondonDual City ReleaseApril 27, 2023VanillaProperties Available1-1-1 / 3 / 115/30/75*20,000 properties released in 35 neighborhoods (2 are in stress tests). yes22-28 collections (6 released in this city release)
~10% FSA
28BEnglandLondonDual City expansionMay 17, 2023VanillaProperties Available1-1-1 / 3 / 115/30/75*13,000 properties released in 7 neighborhoodsyes22-28 collections (4 released in this expansion)
~0% FSA
28CEnglandLondonDual City expansionNovember 6, 2023VanillaProperties Available1-1-1 / 3 / 115/30/75*25,000 properties released in 8 neighborhoodsyes22-28 collections (6 released in this expansion)
~1.1% FSA
29AEnglandBirminhamDual City ReleaseApril 27, 2023Vanillasold out3-3-3 / 55/10/2510,000 properties in 3 neighborhoodsyes8-10 collections (currently 4 released)
~70% FSA
29BEnglandBirminhamDual City expansionMay 17, 2023VanillaFSA properties available3-3-3 / 55/10/2511,000 properties in 4 neighborhoodsyes8-10 collections (1 released in expansion)
~77% FSA
30GermanyBerlinCity ReleaseJune 9th 2023VanillaSold out2-1-1 / 315/75/3019,500 properties in 8 nieghborhoodsyes22-28 collections (7 in initial release)
~ 20% FSA
31AJapanTokyoCity ReleaseAugust 17th 2023VanillaSold out1-1-1 / 3 / 115/30/75*20,000 properties in 30 neighborhoodsyes22-28 collections (6 in initial release)
Limited number of FSA
31BJapanTokyo (Minato City)City ExpansionJanuary 19th 2024VanillaProperties Available1-1-1 / 3 / 115/30/75*16,000 properties in 30 neighborhoodsyes22-28 collections (4 in this release)
Limited number of FSA
32USAMiami, FloridaMiami DetailsDecember 6th 2023VanillaProperties Available2-2-1 / 4 / 310/50/20 *~30,000 in 34 neighborhoodsyes14-20 (When Fully Released), 20% FSA
33USABeverly Hills, CaliforniaBeverly Hills Special ReleaseFebruary 4th, 2024StandardProperties purchased as part of Ethereum bundles, in special sales or won in contests1-1-1 / 1 (part of Los Angeles)25/125/50 (part of Los Angeles)7,700 propertiesno6 collections in 9 neighborhoods
34USATrenton, New JerseyCity ReleaseTBDStandardTBD3-?-3 / 55/25/10~26,000 properties in 4 neighborhoods (37 total)yes5 collections. ~85% FSA
35USAStockton, CaliforniaCity ReleaseTBDStandardTBD3-?-3 / 55/25/10~96,000 properties in 2 neighborhoods (19 total)yes5 collections. ~85% FSA

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