What is Free to Earn? The differences between F2E, F2P, and P2E

What is Free to Earn? The differences between F2E, F2P and P2E

Axie Infinity has brought the concept of “Play to Earn” close to the public. People no longer think that playing games is just entertainment or a waste of time, but gaming has become a form of investment that makes real money.

However, with “Play to Earn,” not everyone has the ability and courage to start because it requires newcomers to spend a considerable amount of money before they can earn.

So, is there a way for “Play to Earn” to be more accessible to the public? The concept of “Free to Earn” was born here.

1. Definition of Free to Earn

Free to Earn (F2E) refers to a business model for online games in which players can make money, but do not have to spend an initial investment.

This model is suitable for prospective players having limited capital and wanting free alternatives to earn from blockchain games. That is, the risk involved is zero.

Currently, Free to Earn is not popular in NFT Games. For NFT Games Play to Earn, you have to spend money to play. For example, the minimum cost to join Axie Infinity is hundreds to thousands of dollars. If you don’t put money in, it’s just playing for fun (Free to Play).

Therefore, Free To Earn is a combination of Free to Play and Play to Earn!

According to CoinMarketCap, there are currently a number of games such as Gods Unchained, Splinterlands, Chainmonsters, Coin Hunt World, The Sandbox that requires players no initial capital to participate.

2. Differences between Free to Earn, Free to Play, and Play to Earn

The short comparison table below will help you understand these different models better.

Free to PlayPlay to EarnFree to Earn
User GoalPlay for FUNPlay to EARNPlay for FUN & Play to EARN
Virtual items sales
NFTs sales
DeFi mechanics
Other fees
Entry FeeFreePaidFree
Initial RiskZeroToken devaluation
Illiquid market
Potential RiskZeroInitial risks (above)
Lose games
Problems with token
Lose games
Problems with token
Player ScalabilityHighLowHigh

As stated earlier, Free To Earn is a combination of Free to Play and Play to Earn! However, few free-to-earn NFT games projects have been launched on the market.

If more projects allow free entry to everyone, players will look for opportunities to earn money and then reinvest that money to yield greater returns in the long term.

3. Free to Earn NFT Games Project

GemUni is the first F2E Casual Gaming Platform on Blockchain.

When joining in GemUni’s Casual Gaming Platform, each user will be gifted an Avatar as a Free Pass (it is not an NFT) to:

  • earn in-game rewards: EXP (experience score) and GENIX (in-game cryptocurrency);
  • earn big prizes from certain tournaments and challenges.

With diverse addictive 1000+ Casual Games of all popular categories including Puzzle/Trivia, Arcade & Action, Simulation, Lifestyle, Racing, Sports, Party & Music, Idle Clicker, users can start playing and earning for free in all games and all modes with zero investment. Even non-crypto users can access NFT games to play at ease while earning another income stream.

Free to Earn now on GemUni's Casual Gaming Platform

2 responses

  1. […] Understanding your desire and preference will help you select the suitable Free to Earn games. […]

  2. […] Free-to-Earn (F2E) serves as a solution in which players do not need to invest any money to play in the game but only commit their time and effort. Check out the list of 5 free-to-earn games to start playing in 2022. […]

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