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How to Get Base Sepolia ETH from a Faucet

How to Get Base Sepolia ETH from a Faucet

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Written by Brady Werkheiser

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Reviewed by Logan Ross

Published on 2023-12-072 min read

The Sepolia testnet is a proof-of-stake (PoS) testnet where application developers can test their smart contracts without having to spend real ETH tokens. The Ethereum foundation is deprecating the Goerli testnet, and recommends developers should use the Sepolia network instead of Goerli.

Base is a Layer 2 blockchain who recently launched their Base Sepolia testnet. Developers building on Base are encouraged to migrate their testnet applications from Base Goerli to Base Sepolia. To start the migration, follow these steps to get free Base Sepolia testnet tokens.

1. Visit basefaucet.com

This Base Sepolia Faucet is managed by Alchemy, and provides web3 developers with a fast and reliable way to collect free Base Sepolia ETH tokens. Unlike many faucets that require social verification, Alchemy is available to the public without social validation.

2. Sign in to your Alchemy account

To use Alchemy’s free Sepolia ETH faucet, developers are required to login with their Alchemy account. This measure is taken to dissuade spammers, multiplexers, and other malicious actors from draining faucets.

If you don't have an account, it is free to sign up, and there is no credit card required!

Simply fill out some basic information like your name and email, and you can start claiming up to 0.5 Base Sepolia ETH per day!

3. Connect MetaMask to the Base Sepolia Network

First, go to your Alchemy Dashboard and click "Create new app"

Step 1: Create App
Step 1: Create App

Next, choose Base Sepolia as your "Network."

Step 2: Choose the Base Sepolia Network
Step 2: Choose the Base Sepolia Network

Then, click on "API Key" in your app dashboard, and copy the HTTPS address:

Step 3: Copy RPC URL
Step 3: Copy RPC URL

Go to MetaMask and add a new network from the network switcher:

Step 4: Add Network
Step 4: Add Network

Add the Base Sepolia network manually using the HTTPS address from your Alchemy app. The Base Sepolia Chain ID is 84532, and the currency symbol is ETH.

Step 5: Paste RPC URL
Step 5: Paste RPC URL

Once all of the chain details are entered, click "Save" and make sure your Metamask wallet is on the Base Sepolia network.

4. Request Sepolia ETH on Base

First, enter your Base wallet address. Then, click the "Send Me ETH" button.

Base Sepolia Faucet Interface
Base Sepolia Faucet Interface

Within a few seconds, your Sepolia ETH tokens should arrive in your wallet on the Base blockchain!

SepoliaETH in a MetaMask wallet.
SepoliaETH in a MetaMask wallet.

That's it!

You can now use your Sepolia ETH to deploy and test smart contracts on Base’s new Sepolia testnet!

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