If you’ve seen ads for Atlas Earth lately, you might be wondering what it is and how it works. After all, Atlas Earth advertises itself as an app that allows you to buy virtual real estate and make money.
This can sound appealing to those interested in the metaverse, especially if they want to buy virtual real estate. But what is Atlas Earth, and why are many people saying it’s a scam? We tested it and found out.
What Is Atlas Earth?
Atlas Earth is one of the only mobile games right now where you can purchase virtual real estate. Essentially, Atlas Earth is a virtual representation of the world that takes place in the metaverse. With Atlas Earth, you can buy plots of land 900 square feet at a time.
The more land you collect, the more you move up the rankings. You can become mayor, governor, and even president. Atlas Earth moves around with you, so if you move around in real life, you can discover new plots of land and see if anybody around you owns plots.
Can You Make Money With Atlas Earth?
Atlas Earth promises to make you money by renting out your parcels in the game. Atlas Earth pays you per second. This may seem like a lot, but at such low pay, you would make under 10 cents per year on a typical plot.
Atlas Earth also requires a balance of five dollars to cash out, meaning you’d need to hang on to that land for even longer (or buy more) before you could get any money back at all. You can cash out at $1 if you put it towards buying more land.
This means that the amount of money you make wouldn’t cover the cost of the land until you have it for about 50 years.
Even if you have a lot of land, you won’t make any profit unless the game explodes in popularity. At this point, you would be able to sell your land at a massive markup due to the rise in popularity. This may never happen, though.
There are other opportunities to make money in the metaverse, and it might be popular to stick to popular companies like Facebook. However, Apple doesn’t plan to follow Facebook into the metaverse.
How Does Atlas Earth Make Money?
Atlas Earth makes money by selling you Atlas Bucks, which you use to purchase properties in the game. 100 Atlas Bucks costs around five dollars and buys you one parcel of land. And the more Atlas Bucks you purchase, the cheaper they get.
You also get two free Atlas Bucks by watching an ad. Atlas Earth makes money from those ads and gives you a portion of the earnings. However, it would take watching 50 ads to get enough money for one parcel of land. Atlas Earth also limits you to one ad every 20 minutes.
It’s also possible that Atlas Earth is using the data generated from you to make a profit. After all, Atlas Earth requires your location settings to use the app to generate more of the map as you move around. This data could be sold to developers looking to expand the metaverse.
There is also big money to be made in the metaverse when it comes to virtual land. After all, one piece of virtual land sold for 2.4 million dollars.
Is Atlas Earth a Scam?
Atlas Earth isn’t worth it if you’re looking to make quick and easy money. Also, the advertisements the app pushes promising to make you money should be taken with a pinch of salt.
If you’re looking for a fun game to dip your toe into the metaverse, Atlas Earth could be for you. However, you can’t do much unless you’re actually looking to buy land.
Because of this, Atlas Earth might not generate enough popularity to become one of the major players in the metaverse. This means the land you buy won’t be worth it.
On the bright side, however, as the metaverse continues to grow, more iOS apps with better features will be available in the future.
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