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 an NFL fan and anticipate building up your Fan Points for a specific 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.

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 exponentially 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.
This list was last updated on March 21, 2022

Release orderCountryCityRelease DateProperty AvailabilityTreasure Hunting TierSend fees (min/max/default)City Info
1USASan Francisco, CaliforniaSold out125/125/50Tier 1
2USAFresno, CaliforniaSold out55/25/10Tier 3
3USAManhattan, New YorkSold out125/125/50Tier 1
4USABrooklyn, New YorkApril 2021Sold out410/50/20Tier 2
5USAOakland, CaliforniaApril 2021Sold out410/50/20Tier 2
6USAStaten Island, New YorkMay 2021Sold out55/25/10Tier 3
7USABakersfield, CaliforniaMay 21, 2021Sold out55/25/10Tier 3
8USAChicago, IllinoisJune 2021
May 2022 (release of 27,000 additional properties)
Properties available from the second release in May 2022.125/125/50Tier 1
9USACleveland, OhioJuly 2021Sold out410/50/20Tier 2
10USASanta Clara, CaliforniaJuly 30, 2021Sold 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, MissouriSept. 23, 2021Properties available410/50/20Tier 2
12USARutherford, New JerseySept. 23, 2021Sold out45/25/10Tier 2-ish - not clearly defined. Extremely small city that hosts 2 NFL teams - New York Jets and Giants
13USANew Orleans, LouisianaOct. 4, 2021Sold out410/50/20Tier 1
14USANashville, TennesseeNov. 3, 2021non-FSA Properties available220/100/40*** Upland announced their tier system will be revamped.
15USABronx, New YorkDec. 15, 2021Sold out220/100/40Airport: None
Collection Range: 9-15
FSA Allocation: ~20%
16USAAlameda and Berkeley CaliforniaDec. 29, 2021Sold out4 (part of Oakland)10/50/20This city is an extension of Oakland.
Airport: None
Collections: 4-7 New Collections for Oakland
FSA Allocation: ~27%
17USALos Angeles, CaliforniaJan 27, 2022 (South LA)
Feb 3, 2022 (North LA & Inglewood)
Properties Available125/125/50Collections: 31
FSA Allocation: ~13%
18USADetroit, MichiganMarch 3, 2022Properties Available55/25/10Collections: 18
FSA Allocation: ~70%
19USAQueens, New YorkApril 13, 2022Properties Available220/100/40 UPXCollections: 16
FSA Allocation: ~20%
20USALas Vegas, NevadaJune 10, 2022Properties Available410/50/20 UPXCollections: 7 (additional collections will be released with the future expansion of the city)
FSA Allocation: ~20%
21BrazilRio de JaneiroJuly 26, 2022Sold out410/50/20 UPXCollections: 16-22
FSA Allocation: ~27%

It is possible for new properties to become available in cities that are listed above as sold out. When a visitor is inactive for one week his account automatically gets deleted. All of his properties are returned back into the game for other players to mint. It is entirely possible that this occurs but they will be very hard to come by.

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