When opening the Auction House, you are greeted with quite a bit of information. While it may look a bit more daunting than most other buildings, it’s actually quite simple.
While this section should do a good job at explaining the basics of the Auction House, you can check out this video if you are still a bit confused or want additional information.
The section on the left with the title "Cheapest Skins" will display a queue of the cheapest streamer skins which are currently being sold on the Auction House.
If you rotate through to your pet skins and eventually to your loot cards, you will see the queue change to the cheapest pet skins, and also the cheapest loot cards.
The purpose of this section is to give players that wish to collect a ton of a achievements an easy way to find the cheapest available assets. This way, they can simply come to the Auction House and purchase as many of the cheapest assets in queue as they would like.
Buying skins and loot cards like this is actually a very effective way of gathering achievements. For more, check out the Achievement Farming Guide.
If you wish to purchase any of the cheapest assets in queue, all you need to do is choose the amount you wish to purchase (with the multiplier button), and click the button with the Crypton price. You will then receive the cheapest assets based on the amount that you chose to purchase.
As you select various streamer/pet skins and loot cards, you will see the cheapest asset queue section change.
Instead of displaying the cheapest asset queue, you will now see a list of auctions under the specific asset you have clicked.
From here, you can select any specific auction and purchase it. However, once an asset is selected, there is much more that can be done.
After selecting an asset, you can then choose to view it’s trade history and view historical prices, as well as list it on the Auction House yourself.
The first tab in the bottom menu allows you to view the historical prices for that asset.
Any trades that have happened in the past will have their prices recorded, and you can view the price history in this graph.
The second tab in the bottom menu allows you to list your own asset for sale on the Auction House.
When clicking the hammer icon, you can then see the listing menu appear on the left panel.
When clicking the "Smart" button, a default price will be set based on the previous trade history for that asset.
This is how the pricing system works:
- A default price is chosen for the asset based on previous trade history for an asset.
- If the price is kept the same and the asset is listed, the actual Auction House price will display 10x the minimum price, and slowly lower it to the minimum price over a 48 hour period.
- If the price is set to a custom price, the Auction House will only display that price, and it will never be sold for anything lower.
An asset should almost always be sold based on the smart pricing system since you will always get at least the minimum displayed in the price field.
For example, if the smart pricing system chooses 5+ for the price, the Auction House will initially list the asset at 50 , and it will slowly lower the price to 5 over a period of 48 hours.
This system always ensures you are getting good value for whatever you are listing on the Auction House.
The third tab in the bottom menu allows you to view your Auction House activity for any asset category.
As you switch through your streamer skins, pet skins, and loot cards, you can click on the third icon from the left to view your Auction House activity for that asset category.
Additionally, you can then click on the image of any of the assets in your Auction House activity to view its price history.
The fourth tab in the bottom menu ("My Auctions" button) allows you to view your current auctions which are available for other players to take.
As you start to list your skins and loot cards on the Auction House, you can view your currently available auctions using the "My Auctions" button.
From here, you can also choose to buy more listing slots by clicking on the green plus button at the top.
While it may cost 250K to buy 5 extra listing slots, it may be worth it for some players that are successful enough to earn a lot of free Crypton on the Auction House!
Last but not least, the menu options above your assets give you the ability to filter out specific assets so you have a better selection to look for and list.
The filter options available are fairly self-explanatory to use. As you switch between the different asset categories, you will have slightly different options, but they all serve the same purpose.
Here are some of the filter options available:
- Show all (shows unowned skins and loot cards)
- Search (search for specific skins and loot cards)
- Filter by rarity (all categories)
- Filter by buff type (streamer skins only)
- Filter by shiny/colored/none (pet skins only)
- Filter by used/unused (loot cards only)
You should get the gist of it when spending some time playing around with these options.
Now that we have the basics of the Auction House out of the way, we can start to discuss how you can use it to earn free Crypton. It all has to do with demand!