A step by step guide of getting test tokens on Metis on L2
L1 - Layer 1 describes the native settlement layer of a blockchain
L2 - Layer 2 is an overlaying network that lies on top of the underlying blockchain.
Today, transactions on Layer 1 are expensive and not scalable which is why we have started to outsource computation to a second layer Layer 2.
Steps on getting Metis tokens on L1
Switch to the Rinkeby test network on your Metamask
You would need to import the Metis token. Click on the Import Token option on Metamask and input the Metis token address 0xe552fb52a4f19e44ef5a967632dbc320b0820639
You would then see your Metis token balance.
Get Rinkeby ether
This step is applicable if you do not have any tokens at all or if you have a fresh account with 0 Metis balance. Tokens are obtained on Rinkeby so before you can use the faucet where you can get Metis, you would need to have Rinkeby ether in order to pay for gas fees. To do that, head over to https://faucet.rinkeby.io/ and follow the instructions. Your wallet would get funded afterwards.