If you are a STEPN user, you have probably discovered that there are so-called Mystery Boxes in the game. Every user has space for 4 Loot Boxes, and as you walk/run with STEPN, you might be lucky and earn such a box. But what will you get on the inside of the different boxes? How much does it cost to open a box? How does the luck attribute influence what you will find inside the different boxes?
There are lots of questions when it comes to the different Mystery Boxes. Many of them are completely impossible to answer because the mathematics behind the Mystery Boxes is kept secret. But, based on lots of research and stats, we know what is required to get the different Mystery Boxes and what you can find on the inside of the different boxes.
A big change happened on June 14th in 2022. Since then, there are ten levels of mystery boxes (before that, there were only 5). To get such boxes, you need to move with STEPN. After introducing ten different boxes, it became easier for everyone to get one (even though you only move with two energy).
Above, you can see an illustration made by @VisionaryXXII published on Twitter showing the cost of opening the different Mystery Boxes in STEPN.
What can you get inside a Mystery Box?
The higher the level of the mystery box, the better the box’s content. But, there is no guarantee that you will receive fantastic stuff, even though you have a Mystery Box of a high level.
The Mystery Box level 1 is a broken mystery box. They quickly changed the price of this mystery box (it was originally 1 GST, but it is now 5 GST). This might not contain anything at all, but it might also contain minting scrolls, and if you are extremely lucky, a gem.
The Mystery Box level 2 isn’t broken. This will normally give you a common minting scroll (which is needed to mint new sneakers in STEPN).
As you get mystery boxes level 3 and up, you will also have a chance to get different gems. Some boxes will contain several gems and scrolls, while others may contain only a scroll or one single gem. What you will get is heavily influenced by the luck attribute on your sneaker. Not only will the luck attribute influence the level of the mystery box you get, but it will also influence the actual things inside the mystery box.
To summarize, you will get minting scrolls and gems inside the mystery boxes. The higher the level of the mystery box, the greater the chance to pick up valuable gems (not only level 1 gems but level 2 and level 3 gems).
What can I do to get a high-level Mystery Box?
We all want Mystery Boxes with great content. To get high-level mystery boxes, you need a combination of two things.
- You need as much energy as possible.
- You need to add points to the luck attribute of your sneaker.
Below you can see an illustration by @StepnEurope showing you the price of the different mystery boxes and how much time you need for the content to reach “base cost.”
Below, you can see a chart showing what you can expect to get based on your energy and your luck attribute. This is quite a detailed chart, and is one of the most up-to-date online charts.
What do we see from the chart above?
- The chance of getting the different uncommon boxes (levels 3 and 4) should be decent if you operate with a luck attribute of 10-20 and use 10-15 energy during the same exercise.
- To get some rare boxes (levels 5 and 6) you should probably have 15 energy and have the luck attribute exceeding 100.
- You can get the common boxes (levels 1 and 2) with two energy and without almost anything added to the luck attribute at all.
How much does it cost to open the mystery boxes?
The cost of opening a mystery box depends on the level of the mystery box. The higher the level of the box, the more it will cost. There is always a chance to pay extra to open the box at once, but if you spend lots of GST paying to open a box earlier, you will most likely spend more to open the box than the value of the box itself.
Below you can see a chart from Twitter showing the cost of opening the different mystery boxes and how long it will take before they can be opened without paying any additional fee. The chart was shared on Twitter by GUMY. The illustration earlier in the article looks much nicer and it doesn’t have errors. In contrast, the illustration below has the wrong number of days for a level 5 mystery box (for example).
Here you can see that you will have to wait 48 hours for a level 1 mystery box if you want to pay only the base price to open the box. If you open it immediately (boost), you will pay 16x more.
It takes three days (72 hours) for a mystery box level 2 to be released without paying a boosted price. If you don’t have the patience to wait and decide to open it immediately, you have to pay something like 26 GST.
Do not forget that you only have four boxes in your inventory, meaning that if you use your energy several times per day instead of one big trip per day, you might easily end up filling it up with boxes, hindering you from getting new boxes.
If you are in a hurry, how much will it cost to open a box if you also pay the boost fee?
|Base Price (GST)
|Base + Boost (GST)
|Damaged Mystery Box
|Refurbished Mystery Box
|Common Mystery Box
|Uncommon Mystery Box
|Rare Mystery Box
|Epic Mystery Box
|Legendary Mystery Box
|Enchanted Mystery Box
|Master Mystery Box
|Satoshi Mystery Box
Until the July update to the Mystery Boxes, the same math formula could be used to find the cost of all the boxes. After the most recent update, they use different calculations for the boxes, meaning there isn’t one formula to solve them anymore.
What can you get in the different Mystery Boxes?
Here you can see a chart that will hint at what you can get in your mystery box. This is just information about what others have received from similar boxes, they do not serve as any kind of guarantee.
The chart above looks nice, but it isn’t entirely correct. I have received a level 3 gem from a level 5 mystery box (which shouldn’t be possible according to the chart above). As a result, the chart above only shows what you are likely to receive, but you should be open to both positive and negative surprises.
This was some information about the Mystery Boxes in STEPN. Please use the comment field below if you have further comments or questions. If you have any cool charts or insight on the topic, please use the comment field below!
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