How To Mutate A Bored Ape | In Just 4 Easy Steps

The journey of Bored Apes Yacht Club never ended by selling their collection of 10,000 NFTs but continued even after that. Yuga labs had plans for the future as well with the introduction of Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs and the Serum NFTs. This article is all about how to Mutate a Bored Ape NFT.

The world-famous Bored Ape Yacht Club which was launched in 2021 April, made a record sale just after the collection was minted on blockchain Ethereum. The Bored Apes NFTs were a collection of 10,000 images that shook the NFT marketplace with the highest ever sold NFT Ape costing around $2.7 million. But it never ended here, Yuga Labs announced their second collection named Mutant Ape Yacht Club after Bored Apes NFTs were sold.

In this article, we will be discussing Mutant Bored Apes NFTs and how to mutate a Bored Ape. We will also be discussing Serum NFTs and the Dutch auction. How you can turn your Bored Ape NFTs into Mutant Ape NFTs. So without wasting time let’s get started.

What Are Mutant Bored Apes?

Just after the Bored Apes were sold Yuga Labs launched a new collection named Mutant Apes Yacht Club. This is a collection of 20,000 Mutant Apes. Mutant Apes have been a part of the boring ape roadmap.

Among the 20,000 Mutant Apes, 10,000 of them were as a reward to the Bored Ape owner.  The rest of 10,000 Mutant Apes were put on sale for new uses willing to join the Bored Ape ecosystem. These 10,000 Mutant Apes were sold through Dutch Auction.

A Dutch auction is a famous method in which an item is auctioned at a higher asking price and then the price is gradually lowered. The original Mutant Ape was set on Dutch auction on 28 August 2021 with an initial price of 3 ETH and then was reduced until they were sold.

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What Is The Serum And What Is It Used For?

This was another NFT collection launched by Yuga Labs on the same day as the Dutch auction. Yuga Labs launched 10,000 serums to Bored Ape Yacht Club owners to mutate their Bored Apes. The serum could be used only once.

All serums were not alike. There were 3 types of serums launched.

  • M1 serums – 7,500
  • M2 serums – 2,492
  • M3 serums / Mega serums – 8

The Mutant Apes which were formed from the M3 serum were rare ones. Among them, one M3 serum was sold at $6 million and the Bored Ape cost him $1.2 million. So Thapliyal spent around $7.2 million to purchase a Mutant Ape and this remained the costliest Mutant Ape ever sold.

How To Mutate A Bored Ape NFT?

A YouTube vide showing how to mutate a bored ape.

If you got excited after reading this and you are keen to know how you can mutate a Bored Ape, then here are the steps you can follow and get your Bored Ape NFT mutated. In this article, I will not be going into how to connect a wallet, or how to buy Ethereum. I will stick to the topic only i.e How to mutate a Bored Ape NFT.

Step 1:  Bored Ape NFT

In this step, you will first need a Bored Ape NFT.

  • If you already own a Bored Ape NFT, then you can go to the next step. 
  • If not, then you have to buy Bored Ape NFT from a NFT marketplace like OpenSea.

Step 2: Check for mutation of your NFT

As stated earlier, the serum can be used only once on the Bored Ape NFT, so you have to check if the Bored Ape NFT has any type of serum used or not. For that, you have to Go to 

  1. Bored Ape Yacht Club Mutation Tracker.
  2. Drop the Bored Ape NFT token Id
  3. Click on Check
  4. At the bottom, it will display the type of serum used.
  5. M1 | M2 | MEGA
  6. Once you find out that any serum can be used on your Bored Ape NFT, you are good to go ahead.

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Step 3: Purchase Serum

In this step, the serum is needed to mutate your NFT.

  1. Now head over to a marketplace like OpenSea.
  2. Purchase the serum you want your Bored Ape to be mutated with.
  3. You have to purchase the same serum that has not been yet used on your Bored Ape NFT.
  4. Once you have found your serum, complete your purchase process.

Step 4: Mutate Your Bored Ape NFT

The final step is to complete the mutation process.

  1. Go to the Bored Ape Yacht Club.
  2. Connect to your digital wallet.
  3. Choose your Ape
  4. Choose a serum M1 | M2 | MEGA
  5. Mutate your Ape
  6. Click on Drink it.
  7. Pay for it

There you go, your Bored Ape has been Mutated successfully. This is no longer now a Bored Ape NFT, it is now a Mutant Bored Ape NFT.

Difference Between Bored Ape And Mutant Ape NFTs

The Mutant Ape NFTs are created by exposing the existing Bored Ape NFTs to serum. The other way is to mint the Mutant Ape directly. The key difference between the two NFTs is these Serums. These Serums change the appearance of the Bored Ape NFT.

Bored Ape NFTs look clean and their expressions are clearly visible. But once you compare them with Mutant Apes, Mutants look messy and untidy too. Their expressions get mixed with serum and they even don’t resemble Apes. The more the Serum used like M1, M2, and Mega, the Ape becomes more and more complex to understand.

If we look at the Mega Mutants, the rarest ones, they resemble super enemies. They resemble have some kind of superpower as well. 

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Wrapping Up:

In this article, we have discussed the Mutant Bored Ape NFTs, Serum NFTs. We have discussed in detail the process of how to mutate a Bored Ape NFT to make that NFT a Mutant Ape NFT. During last month, a surge of about 500% was observed in the trading volume of Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs. During this time, a severe price was also seen. The average price of Mutant Ape NFT climbed from $32,000 to about $50,000.

This is where we end our journey, if you are interested to know more about NFTs, leave us a comment below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is Mutant Ape NFT a Good Investment?

Of course, these NFTs are ranking in the marketplace and their value is increasing day by day. If you have a sufficient amount of ETH and want to make a long-worthy investment, the Mutant Ape NFTs are the best ones.

Q2. Why are Mutant Ape NFTs so expensive?

Not all Mutant Ape NFTs are of the same price. Some are available at a good price as well. Depending upon the rarity and MEGA serum used, the cost goes up.

Q3. Why are bored Apes so famous?

There are various reasons to Why are bored Apes so famous, the most common among them is celebrities purchasing these NFTs.

Q4. How to buy Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT?

Well, the answer to the question How to buy Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT is simple. You can visit any NFT Marketplace for purchase. If you are still confused, you can click on the link provided.

Rahul Gupta

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2 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Hey Shubham, cool article. So Mutating an ape is the same as burning a token I guess. The more oldschool/Not mutated apes are left, the higher the value for those phase 1 apes.

    But what was the benefit for ape holder, that burned/mutated their apes? Usually a phase 2 comes with some sort of benefit.

    • Shubham Attri says:

      HEY, Chris mutating your ape will change your ape’s appearance and the best part about this change is that you don’t know what kind of ape the serum will create. Buying the phase 1 apes gave you choice to choose from the list, the phase 2 will not. It carries the thrill.

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