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The Fireworks Festival Challenge

In celebration of Independence Day this Sunday, July 4th, at 8:00 AM PT, we will be launching the Fireworks Festival Challenge! Players will compete to collect firework pinatas during waves of pinatas that will spawn between 8:00 AM PT and 8:00 PM PT. These pinatas will carry both UPX and Spark rewards, and players who place in the top 10 pinata collectors win even greater bonus rewards!

In addition to pinata drops, the “Independence” treasure hunt tier will be also enabled with boosted Spark and UPX rewards. More details below.


Collect pinatas to climb atop the leaderboard; pinatas will be dropped throughout Upland

Hunt treasures in the new “Independence” Treasure Tier

Firework Drops

Firework pinata drops will be spawned on random properties throughout Upland. Players will need to locate the area where pinatas will spawn by solving clues provided in the Upland Discord server; clues will be shared at the time of each pinata wave in the #live-events channel.

Once a player discovers the location of the drops, they’ll need to rush over and start collecting pinatas! Players who find the Blue Firework will win UPX while players who find the Blue Spark Chest will win Spark; both will count towards the pinata collection leaderboard.

Firework Drop Schedule

  • Wave 1: Brooklyn, 8:00 AM PT
  • Wave 2: Chicago, 12:00 PM PT
  • Wave 3: Fresno, 3:00 PM PT
  • Wave 4: Oakland, 5:00 PM PT
  • Wave 5: San Francisco, 7:00 PM PT

Flyover Drops

Our Upland pilots are performing flyovers across cities in Upland! As they dash across the skies, players will compete to gather pinatas that mimic their flight formations. Players will be provided with the neighborhood where the pinatas are located in Discord.

We encourage players to collaborate with the community in the #fireworks-fest channel to pinpoint the location of other pinatas in the formation. Each respective flyover formation will also include a special Fireworks Bundle pinata which will contain huge UPX rewards!

See below for details on the formations…

Flyover Drop Schedule

  • Wave 1: Brooklyn, 9:00 AM PT
  • Wave 2: Chicago, 1:00 PM PT
  • Wave 3: Fresno, 4:00 PM PT
  • Wave 4: Oakland, 6:00 PM PT
  • Wave 5: San Francisco, 8:00 PM PT


Players who place in the top 10 of pinata collectors will win the following rewards:

The Independence Tier Treasure Hunt

Last but not least, “Independence Tier” Treasure Hunts will be live at 8:00 AM PT this Sunday and will close at 12:00 AM PT on Monday. These treasures contain boosted UPX rewards in addition to some rare treasures that contain Spark! This tier will be enabled in all cities (excluding Chicago & Cleveland) and can be accessed via the “treasures” tab in the Upland app.

Happy 4th of July to all, we can’t wait to celebrate with you!



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