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 a sports fan and anticipate building up your Fan Points for a specific team (NFL or soccer team), it might make strategic sense to establish that team’s Upland City as you starting city. Click here to see the list of NFL teams and their host Upland cities. Read more about Upland NFL Player Legits here. If you are a soccer fan, here are teams and cities of which you can mint Legits.

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.

Release orderCountryCityTypeRelease DateStandard / Vanilla releaseProperty AvailabilityTreasure Hunting TierSend fees (min/max/default)Properties released / Total propertiesPlanned future expansionCity Info
1USASan Francisco, CaliforniaCity releaseSold out125/125/50Tier 1
2USAFresno, CaliforniaCity releaseSold out55/25/10Tier 3
3USAManhattan, New YorkCity releaseSold out125/125/50Tier 1
4USABrooklyn, New YorkCity releaseApril 2021Sold out315/75/30 UPXTier 2
5USAOakland, CaliforniaCity releaseApril 2021StandardSold out410/50/20Tier 2
6USAStaten Island, New YorkCity releaseMay 2021StandardSold out55/25/10Tier 3
7USABakersfield, CaliforniaCity releaseMay 21, 2021StandardSold out55/25/10Tier 3
8USAChicago, IllinoisCity releaseJune 2021
VanillaProperties available from the second release in May 2022.125/125/50Tier 1
8AUSAChicago, IllinoisCity expansionMay 2022 (release of 27,000 additional properties)StandardProperties Available125/125/50Tier 1
9USACleveland, OhioCity releaseJuly 2021VanillaSold out410/50/20Tier 2
10USASanta Clara, CaliforniaCity releaseJuly 30, 2021StandardSold out220/100/40Tier 1.5 - Small and expensive city. Upland was not clear regarding why exactly it doesn't fit in to an existing tier
11USAKansas City, MissouriCity releaseSept. 23, 2021Properties available410/50/20Tier 2
12USARutherford, New JerseyCity releaseSept. 23, 2021StandardSold out45/25/10Tier 2-ish - not clearly defined. Extremely small city that hosts 2 NFL teams - New York Jets and Giants
13USANew Orleans, LouisianaCity releaseOct. 4, 2021VanillaSold out410/50/20Tier 1
14USANashville, TennesseeCity releaseNov. 3, 2021Vanillanon-FSA Properties available220/100/40*** Upland announced their tier system will be revamped.
15USABronx, New YorkCity releaseDec. 15, 2021VanillaSold out220/100/40Airport: None
Collection Range: 9-15
FSA Allocation: ~20%
16USAAlameda and Berkeley CaliforniaCity release (part of Oakland)Dec. 29, 2021VanillaSold out4 (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 Available125/125/50Collections: 31
FSA Allocation: ~13%
18USADetroit, MichiganCity releaseMarch 3, 2022VanillaProperties Available55/25/10Collections: 18
FSA Allocation: ~70%
19USAQueens, New YorkCity releaseApril 13, 2022VanillaProperties Available220/100/40 UPXCollections: 16
FSA Allocation: ~20%
20USALas Vegas, NevadaCity releaseJune 10, 2022VanillaProperties Available315/75/30 UPXCollections: 7 (additional collections will be released with the future expansion of the city)
FSA Allocation: ~20%
21BrazilRio de JaneiroCity releaseJuly 26, 2022VanillaSold out, but since expanded315/75/30 UPXCollections: 16-22
FSA Allocation: ~27%
21ABrazilRio de Janeiro (City Expansion)City expansionAugust 10, 2022StandardSold out, but since expanded315/75/30 UPXAppx 20,000 additional properties released in Standard mode. (~4,400 FSA)
21BBrazilRio de Janeiro (City Expansion)City expansionAugust 25, 2022StandardProperties Available315/75/30 UPXAppx 21,000 additional properties released in Standard mode. (~37% FSA)
21CBrazilRio de Janeiro (City Expansion)City expansionNovember 15, 2022StandardProperties Available315/75/30 UPXAppx 26,500 additional properties released in Standard mode. (~25% FSA)
22PortugalPortoCity releaseAugust 22, 2022VanillaSold out, but since expanded315/75/30 UPXCollections: ~8
FSA Allocation: ~33%
22APortugalPortoCity expansionSeptember 12, 2022VanillaProperties Available315/75/30 UPX~25,000 new properties
~30% FSA
Collections: 1
23USADallasDouble city release with ArlingtonSeptember 29, 2022VanillaProperties Available315/75/30 UPX29,000 / 300,000yes16-22 collections total
8 collections released
~27% FSA
23USAArlingtonDouble city release with DallasSeptember 29, 2022VanillaProperties Available410/50/2020,000 / 110,000yes7-12 collections total
3 collections released
~33% FSA
24QatarLusailN/ANovember 2022N/AProperties not available for minting. TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD

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