Buying and Upgrading Your Private Island

This article we are going to take a look at the process of getting your private island, as well as looking at an upgrade and how to get started farming and building structures.

The very first island merchant can be found in Outrider Oasis, which is a town on the north of the starter city. It is going to be your main NPC for everything related to Island from purchasing to upgrading.

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The initial cost of the beginner island is around 12,500 Silver which is pretty easy to farm up only by completing a few quests in various zones. However, upgrading the island costs a lot more and it’s getting more expensive per tier. The cost is subject to change when the game finally comes out.

You can travel out the private island though a travel planner allowing you to fast travel to all cities in Albion Online with a small fee based on distance. Also, you cannot bring items in an inventory when traveling to other cities than the one you purchased the island.

It means that before purchasing any island, it is important to make sure that it is going to be your main location where you need to regularly travel back and forth for gatherings and other related materials.

The appearance of a starter island is quite basic, full of junks, destructed items, broken houses, and trees. Initially, the provided materials are quite limited in which it might be possible to get better materials after a few patch updates.

The appearance of the Level 2 Island is cleaner and fewer junks. It unlocks the first farming section for planting vegetables or raising animals. More farming sections can be added with an upgrade.

Level 2 and above island also has a farming merchant providing many materials for farming and start making a progression in a destiny board.

Making any building in the island needs a lot of materials. It is possible to look at required materials for whatever it is that you are trying to build through an auction house. A list of all required materials can be seen from a building structure planner.

Buildings can be placed at anywhere you want. The green icon will let you know that you are able to build on that space. Once the building is planted, click on materials and apply them to the building.

The buildings need to be repaired from time to time. Also, they can be upgraded, hire NPCs to do work on the island, no matter what you are planning to do including cooking, raising animals, farming, and so on. There are always be the exact NPC you are looking for.

Farming plots can be built right away in the level 2 and above island. In case you do not have enough materials, just gather them right away from the island. For the houses and their upgrading options, it is necessary to go out and travel to other zones to gather more advanced building materials and stones.

Farming plots cannot be upgraded. In order to have a better farming, you need to upgrade an island instead.

Here is a list of all Island levels with costs and features.

  • Level 1 – 12,500 with 1 building plot
  • Level 2 – 37,500 with an additional farming plot, farming merchant, building plot, and 2 small building plots
  • Level 3 – 125,000 with an additional farming plot and 2 building plots
  • Level 4 – 325,000 with an additional farming plot and 2 building plots
  • Level 5 – 625,000 with an additional farming plot and 2 building plots
  • Level 6 – 2,500,000 with an additional farming plot and 3 building plots

Total Cost: 3,625,000 silver with 5 farming plots, 11 building plots, and 2 small building plots.