Launching BLOCKLORDS on the Polygon is going to elevate the game to new heights, and we are pumped! Polygon is a Layer 2 chain that enables faster, and cheaper transactions, which translates to a much better gaming experience!
We know that navigating the space can be hard for those new to Web3, and transferring between chains can already be daunting enough, so we created this guide to help you safely, and easily, transfer digital assets from Immutable X (a Layer 2) to Polygon (another Layer 2)
Previously, we covered how to transfer ETH to Immutable X - that transfer was from Layer 1 (Ethereum) to Layer 2 (Immutable X). if you haven’t checked it out, please do, it'll make this a whole lot easier to understand!
At the moment, there aren't any cross-chain bridges that support the bridging of digital assets straight from Immutable X to Polygon, so the best way to transfer the digital assets across is to reroute them - really is quite simple.
Step 1: Withdraw Back to Ethereum
There are a multiple steps involved, but we have broken it down into 2 phases, to make it more digestible.
Phase 1: Preparing the withdrawal
When you enter your IMX wallet, under your balances there will be an option to withdraw, once selected, you choose the desired token to withdraw and the amount you wish to withdraw, then confirm it by clicking “Withdraw”, phew that’s a lot of withdrawing.
Quick tip from the BLOCKLORDS team: you can click on your balance to withdraw the entire amount!
Then, confirm your preparation request with Immutable X Link and sign the preparation request in MetaMask, to confirm your identity and intent to prepare for withdrawal - this should appear as a popup in the MetaMask wallet. If you haven't set it up yet, check out our MetaMask guide!
Remember! Your wallet should be connected to the Ethereum Mainnet
If done successfully, your IMX wallet should say “Preparing for Withdrawal”
Please only process one withdrawal at a time, it’s quite likely you will pay gas on top of that for the digital assets already being withdrawn
Confirming the Preparation
Once you have completed those steps, you should head over to https://market.immutable.com/, connect your wallet, and it will provide you with a much better overview of your digital assets.
Click on "My Assets" in the top right, and it will indicate that your IMX tokens are currently being prepared with a Withdrawal Prepared prompt.
2 things to note:
- The details of the preparation will appear in your Transaction History
- Your funds will appear deducted from your Immutable X balance
If your balance does not update, refresh the page to ensure it has been updated properly - once the preparation is complete
The prompt will then change from Pending transactions to Withdrawal Ready. This may take up to 24 hours.
Note: A high backlog volume of transactions being processed to the network may sometimes delay the preparation process to 48 hours or more. Please reach out if you require support
Tip: Your can check the status of your withdrawal on Etherscan, by entering your wallet address or the transaction ID.
Phase 2: Completing the withdrawal
To complete the withdrawal process, you just need to follow a few simple steps
1. Log in to your Immutable X Key
2. On your "My Assets" page, the prompt will change from Preparing Withdrawl to Withdrawal Ready to signify preparation has been finalized
Here's a before and after for reference (images courtesy of Immutable X)
While the withdrawal is preparing.