STEPN additional game elements

STEPN additional game elements

On our website, we have already looked at a popular project like the Move-to-Earn game STEPN. In this article, we will cover elements of the game such as boxes and gems.

STEPN has two important extras that enhance the gameplay. These are the Mystery Box and Gems. Let's look at them separately.

STEPN Mystery Box

The Mystery Box is a box with loot, which can be randomly obtained by moving in single player mode.

The box may contain:

  • GST tokens
  • Gems: Level 1 or Level 2
  • Trainers: Common or Uncommon
  • Or nothing at all
STEPN Mystery Box

Box properties

If a user has reached their daily $GST earning limit, $GST cannot be obtained when opening a box. Each user has only 4 box slots, no more boxes can be available.

There are only 5 types of box rarity:

  • Common
  • Uncommon
  • Rare
  • Epic
  • Legendary

Once the box has been received, it can be opened after a certain time — the countdown to opening starts automatically. Once the countdown has ended, the box can be opened. The countdown time to open the box increases proportionally the rarity of the box — the rarer the box, the longer the countdown time.



A Shoe-Minting Event (SME) is obtaining a new pair of shoes using the two sneakers a player already has. Sneakers that can be used for a Shoe-Minting Event must meet the following conditions:

The crystals in the game are used to increase the attribute points of the sneakers. Crystals are placed in crystal slots. Users can unlock crystal slots as soon as their sneaker reaches a certain level.

In a certain slot, only a certain crystal can be placed, which increases the points of one attribute. For example, a crystal for increasing your luck and so on can only be placed in a slot.

Each crystal has an attribute — this is the numerical value by which the crystal increases its attribute points when used.

For example, a yellow crystal has an attribute value of 8. This means that the yellow crystal increases the trainer's efficiency attribute points by 8 when it is used.


There are four types of crystals, each of which increases the attribute points:

  • Yellow: efficiency crystal
  • Blue: crystal of luck
  • Red: comfort crystal
  • Purple: strength crystal

Under Gems in the Upgrade tab, you can upgrade your crystals using $GST tokens. You can combine 3 crystals of the same level and type to get a higher level, i.e., three 1st level efficiency crystals can be turned into one 2nd level efficiency crystal.

There is some risk when upgrading crystals — crystals from level 1 to 5 may self-destruct if the upgrade fails—in that case the crystals will be lost forever and cannot be recovered in any way.

Crystals have a regular and percentage increase to attribute points.

For example: The Efficiency point of your shoe is 20. You have purchased a Level 2 Efficiency crystal, which gives +8 points to Efficiency and +40% to the overall effectiveness of the trainer. If you put this crystal in the appropriate slot, you receive:

  • 20 (your Efficiency) + 8 (crystal gain) = 28
  • 28 + 40% = 39.2 (calculation system can be changed)

You can find out more about what's in the Mystery Boxes and what Gems are like in the video below.


As with any game, STEPN has elements that are designed to improve gameplay. In this article, we looked at Mystery Boxes and Gems. Mystery Boxes are designed to increase the fun of the gameplay, as there may be worthy rewards inside.

Gems, on the other hand, are designed to make the game easier by making your sneakers more improved.


Play-and-earn games can be highly risky due to price volatility. It is worth remembering that the tokens used by STEPN are not only in-game currency, but also cryptocurrency traded on an exchange. This type of investment requires a balanced approach. Gamers' investment in the game could suffer. We do not encourage you to invest your money in such products, and we are not responsible for any money lost. All investments you make are at your own risk.

Jack Evans

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