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10 Best New NFTs to Invest in 2024

Jay Leonard
Last updated: | 14 min read
Best New NFTs to Invest

Disclaimer: The Industry Talk section features insights by crypto industry players and is not a part of the editorial content of Cryptonews.com.

When it comes to finding new NFT projects that have ample upside potential, the plethora of subpar collections can make the selection process rather troublesome. Luckily, we’ve done the research and found 10 of the best new NFT projects. Let’s get started. 

The 10 Best New NFT Projects to Invest in Right Now

Finding new NFT projects doesn’t have to be difficult, we’ve included a brief overview of each project as well as a more detailed review slightly further down the page.

  1. Meme Kombat – Play-to-earn game where you wager on meme characters.
  2. HypeLoot – Earn passive income from the HypeLoot AI-powered crypto casino.
  3. MadLads – Largest NFT collection on Solana with exclusive benefits.
  4. Tensorians – NFT collection from the largest NFT platform on Solana.
  5. The Heist – NFT idle game on Solana with luck-based mechanics.
  6. Shrapnel – Upcoming AAA extraction-shooter game on Avalanche.
  7. Star Atlas – AAA play-to-earn game with fully on-chain economy.
  8. Illuvium – Pvp autobattler arena game, now in early access.
  9. Nobody – A new PFP collection on the Ethereum blockchain.
  10. Rosentica: Starfall Travelers – A multi-media fantasy series on Ethereum.

Reviewing the Top New NFT Launches

In order to paint a more complete picture of the best new NFTs, we’ve included collections that span a myriad of categories and blockchains including Ethereum, Solana and Avalanche.

Looking for the cheapest NFT projects in 2024? Keep reading as we reveal the top 10 coolest NFT projects that have taken the sector by storm so far.

1. Meme Kombat – New Play-to-Earn Game With Meme Characters

Meme Kombat is an exciting new play-to-earn game where you wager on popular meme characters like Doge and Pepe. The game is currently in a presale phase where you can buy the $MK token at a discounted price before it’s listed on major exchanges. Play-to-earn games typically have NFTs that you can use, but Meme Kombat has simplified the process and decided to only use its native token.

So far, the presale has raised over $8.6 million, showing huge investor interest. The $MK token now costs $0.279 and you can buy it with ETH, USDT or BNB. Once you have the tokens, stake them on the presale site to earn 108% annual percentage yield while you wait for the presale to end.

Meme Kombat presale page

Half of the total token supply is dedicated to the presale and one third is dedicated for staking and battle rewards. The remaining tokens will be used for liquidity pools and community rewards.

Join Meme Kombat’s Telegram channel and follow Meme Kombat on X to get the latest information on the presale.

2. HypeLoot – First AI-Powered Crypto Casino Offers Profit Sharing With NFT and Token Holders

HypeLoot is the first crypto casino based on artificial intelligence. Unlike most crypto projects that first run a token presale to raise funds, HypeLoot already has established its business model since 2022 and boasts 150,000 users with over $1 million in revenue in 2023.

Now, HypeLoot runs a token presale for its native HPLT token that gives holders passive income. On top of that, there’s a Hype NFT collection that aside from passive income gives additional benefits and utilities within the HypeLoot casino ecosystem.

Hypes NFT

The only way to get Hypes NFTs is to participate in the token presale. All you need to do is connect your Ethereum-based wallet, such as MetaMask, and buy HPLT tokens with ETH, USDT or USDC. This makes you eligible for the limited number of Hypes NFTs.

Make sure to follow HypeLoot on X and join the HypeLoot Telegram channel for up to date information on the NFT project, the presale and the project.

3. MadLads – Largest NFT Collection on Solana With Exclusive Benefits to Holders

MadLads is the largest collection on Solana with a market cap of over $180 million. What makes it appealing is the exclusive benefits you get as a holder. For example, MadLads holders got PYTH airdrop, which is the token of a multi-chain oracle provider, along with a whole lot of meme coin airdrops. This isn’t a new NFT collection launch, but the benefits are new and have recently started to roll, thus reviving the collection.

The team behind MadLads have already built the Backpack, which is a Solana wallet, and are now building a decentralized exchange. The NFT holders believe this will give benefits such as revenue share, discounts and even airdrops from projects that will launch their tokens on the Backpack exchange.  

MadLads NFT colelction

The only way to buy MadLads NFTs is to go on Tensor or Magic Eden, which are popular NFT platforms on Solana`, connect your Solana based wallet, whether it be Phantom, Solflare or Backpack, and use SOL coins to make the purchase. Once you have it in your wallet, make sure to stake your MadLad.

4. Tensorians – NFT Collection From The Largest NFT Marketplace on Solana

Tensorians are a popular NFT collection on Solana, mostly because the NFTs are part of the largest NFT marketplace on Solana, Tensor. This is the first compressed NFT (cNFT) collection, which means minting is cheaper than traditional NFT collections.

Similar to the MadLads, Tensorians aren’t launched recently, but they have been revamped and earn rewards and provide early access to new features on Tensor. If you’re NFT trader or enthusiasts, Tensorians is definitely a collection worth considering.

Tensorians

You can buy Tensorians on Tensor by connecting your Solana wallet and using SOL coins to make the purchase. Once you have your Tensorians, stake them. This will give you points boost that could some day turn into a Tensor token airdrop.

5. The Heist – The Most Popular Idle Game on Solana With Luck-Based Mechanics

The Heist is the largest and most popular Solana idle game where you send your apes (orangutans, chimps and gorillas) in various locations across Primate Island to loot KIWI tokens and items, which you can sell on the NFT market or use in the game to progress. 

The game has been around since April 2023, but in February it launched its Season 3 where the gameplay is completely revamped, the ape NFTs have been altered, land NFTs have been introduced as a gaming mechanic and new mechanics are coming in the new season, such as the highly-anticipated ape breeding where you create new NFTs that you can use in game or sell for profit.

The Heist

Buy NFT land or apes on Tensor or Magic Eden by connecting your Solana-based wallet and using SOL to make the purchase. Once you have the NFTs, connect your wallet to the Heist game and move your NFTs in game to be able to use them and farm KIWI tokens.

6. Shrapnel – Extraction-Shooter Game On Avalanche

Shrapnel is one of the most-anticipated blockchain games built on Avalanche. This AAA, extraction-shooter game is available for download on the Epic game store. To begin, you need to purchase an extraction packs, starting from $19.99, giving you early access, an operator and gear packs.

The game is set to launch in 2025, giving you ample opportunity to get in early. Being true to asset ownership, you can pay SHARP tokens to create a callsign and insignia and later sell it on the marketplace.

Shrapnel

In-game skins, gear, items and maps are all on the blockchain and you can sell them on the marketplace for the SHRAP token. Unlike most blockchain games, though, Shrapnel doesn’t require that you have a blockchain wallet at this point in development.

7. Star Atlas – Most-Anticipated Blockchain Game With Real On-Chain Economy

Star Atlas is one of the largest blockchain games on Solana with over $2 million in-game exchange volume in January 2024. This isn’t a new NFT project. In fact, it was launched in 2021 just before the previous bull market top. However, new NFT assets, such as playable ships, are launched often and new gameplay mechanics are about to be launched in 2024, making it an excellent time to join if you find it appealing.

New gameplay mechanics include a pvp multiplayer race made in Unreal Engine 5 (available on the Epic Store), a move-to-earn mobile app where you level up playable characters – which you can use in-game or sell them on the market – and a massive multiplayer strategy game called Starbased, which can be played in your browser. The cool feature is that the entire economy is fully on-chain, meaning leveled up characters on the mobile app can be playable in the racing game.

Star Atlas

To start playing, you need a Solana wallet to connect to the Star Atlas website, and then purchase assets with USDC or ATLAS, which is the in-game token. You can start using your assets right away to mine and craft items, which you can sell on the in-game marketplace for profit.

8. Illuvium – Play-to-Earn Autobattler Game on the Ethereum Blockchain

Illuvium is a popular play-to-earn autobattler game where you collect Illuvials, similar to Pokemon characters, and then you let them fight. To get the full experience, though, you’ll need to have the in-game token, ILV.

On top of that, there are additional features, such as the Illuvium Zero where you build and manage a digital industrial complex on mobile or desktop; Illuvium Beyond where you collect and craft collectible art based on the in-game characters; And Illuvium Overworld where you collect Illuvials, mine resources in an open-world game.

Illuvium

To start playing, you need an Illuvium account, and then you need to download the game client from the Epic Game Store. You can purchase assets on the Illuvium marketplace.

9. Nobody – PFP Collection Created by Nobody and Stephen Chow

Nobody is an NFT collection that launched in February 2024 and made of 10,000 PFP characters created jointly between Nobody and Stephen Chow. As a Nobody NFT holder, you will participate in the project’s development, and get perks and benefits in creating the Nobody IP.

The team will build a Nobody app where you can interact with your NFT to shape their future. The team also plans to create a short video with the community and will aim to expand into fields such as art, fashion and music.

Nobody

Currently, you can buy Nobody NFTs on OpenSea, Element and OKX with ETH coins. There are over 4,460 owners, meaning that every holder holds more than two Nobody NFTs on average.

10. Rosentica: Starfall Travelers – A Multi-Media NFT Collection

Rosentica: Starfall Travelers is a trending new NFT collection on OpenSea, launched in January 2024. This is a multi-media project that has a novel, music, anime and an RPG game but follows a fantasy series. So far the team has released a visual novel of 10 illustrated episodes, one music video, a digital collectible in an NFT form and one solo exhibition in Tokyo.

There are 6,000 NFTs that are part of the story, but are mostly designed to be PFPs. Only 7% of the collection is listed and has over 1,600 unique owners.

Rosentica

The Rosentica: Starfall Travelers collection is available on OpenSea where each NFT has an average price of $200, as of this writing.

Are New NFTs a Good Investment?

When it comes to making money with NFTs and investing in the NFT market, oftentimes it’s the new NFT projects that offer the most upside potential. While popular collections can make for lower-risk investments, they’ll typically offer less room for growth as demand has already been mostly priced in.

Some investors have made huge sums from simply buying and selling NFTs. While this won’t be the case for everyone, the NFT market is one that shouldn’t be ignored. Despite only rising to notoriety over the past few years, the global NFT market is worth an estimated $40 billion.

There are even some collections (the Bored Ape Yacht Club, for example) now selling for tens of thousands of dollars despite originally minting for free. While not every NFT will make for a good investment, taking the time to do the proper due diligence can yield amazing results.

How to Find New NFT Projects

Although it’s true that new NFT drops and NFT mints can offer investors ample returns, not every project is worth investing in. As such, we’ll be sharing a few different techniques an investor can use to find new NFT projects and a few more that can be used to determine which are worth investing in. Many crypto enthusiasts also find new NFT projects via the best NFT apps such as OpenSea.

Social Media

One of the most valuable tools when it comes to finding new NFT projects is social media. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly. almost every NFT project will need social media for promotion, it helps to put the brand in front of like-minded people and generate hype. As such, searching relevant terms or tags (e.g. #NFTs) can be a great way to find new NFT drops.

Secondly, in contrast to a project’s website which can be easily manipulated, social media accounts show user interaction, making it far easier to see which projects are resonating the most with investors.

NFT Launchpads

Another great technique for finding the best new NFTs is browsing through launchpads to find interesting projects. Many new NFTs begin life on a launchpad. This puts the collection in front of a very targeted audience. Additionally, as most launchpads offer some type of escrow service, they have the added benefit of reassuring investors that the project won’t simply disappear with their funds.

Established Projects

It makes sense that if a certain NFT collection enjoys great success, its team would want to continue creating new collections and expanding the ecosystem. Therefore, despite seeming counterproductive, keeping tabs on already established projects can be a great way to find new NFT projects that are primed to explode.

Furthermore, in order to reward loyal fans and early supporters, a lot of collections will offer early access or discounts to people that hold another NFT from the same ecosystem. A perfect example of this is the Bored Ape Yacht Club which rewarded holders time and time again, airdropping APE tokens as well Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFTs to holders.

Utility

Outside of hype, one of the largest driving forces behind the value of a specific NFT is intrinsic value or utility. While any collection can skyrocket as a result of excellent marketing, it’s those that serve a real purpose that will stand the test of time and survive market downturns. As such, it’s worth taking the time to understand a project’s goals and use cases before investing.

Some NFT projects have even started addressing the question ‘are NFTs bad for the environment?‘ You can read more about this in our in-depth guide.

Attainable Goals

Unfortunately, just about anyone is able to state they will revolutionize a certain sector or solve a previously unsolvable issue. However, we new NFTs are actually able to live up to their promises. As such, looking for collections with attainable goals and a clear roadmap will typically yield less risk and better results compared to investing in those with lofty ambitions and no real way to achieve them.

Doxxed Team

While not a guarantee of legitimacy or growth, if an NFT collection’s team is willing to put their names to a project, it does show that they have faith in the project. Therefore, looking for collections that boast a fully-doxed team can help to filter out those simply created as a quick cash grab. With that said, it’s better to use this technique in conjunction with others for the best results.

Transparency

One of the most important factors to look out for when trying to find the newest NFT projects to invest in is transparency. All too often a project will hide behind complex fancy terminology that has little meaning in reality. Rather than wasting time with these projects, it’s better to look for those that clearly explain their goals, discuss how they will be achieved, and share progress with their fans.

Conclusion

Throughout this guide, we’ve taken a look at 11 of the top new NFT projects, discussed whether NFTs make for good investments, and explained a few ways to find new NFTs and filter out the very best collections.

One of the top projects we reviewed was Meme Kombat – a new play-to-earn game where you wager on popular meme characters in an AI-powered battle arena. Currently Meme Kombat is in a presale phase where you can purchase the $MK tokens for a discounted price. 

FAQs

What are the best new NFT projects?

While each of the new NFT projects we’ve taken a look at has plenty to offer, there are a few that shine above the rest. The cryptocurrency project Meme Kombat is soaring on presale, and will soon launch its own play-to-earn game. 

How do I find new NFT projects?

There is a multitude of techniques that can be employed to find new projects. Some of the best strategies involve searching through social media and NFT launchpads in order to find trending upcoming collections. However, it’s still important to perform ample due diligence prior to investing.

Should I invest in new NFTs?

It’s always up to the individual investor to decide whether investing in new NFTs is right for them. However, doing so can yield impressive returns as long as the proper research is conducted so it’s at least worth considering.