[Editor's Note on July 19, 2018 at 4:12 PM PST] Tournament is back up and running!
[Editor's Note on July 19, 2018 at 2:39 PM PST] Our developer team is currently working on a few fixes with the latest update. The tournament has been temporarily taken down and will be back up at a later time today. Apologies for any inconveniences or confusion!
The arena has expanded to 8 players with a shiny new coliseum, the beast collection received new features, and everyone can rejoice because the hog has been nerfed again!
Better put on your reading glasses for our most packed update yet. Read it all below or tune in to the next developer livestream on Friday July 20, 2018 on our Facebook page from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm PST for giveaways AND discussions on all the changes!
New 8 Player Arena
Yo hog, we heard you like 2v2s so we put a 2v2 in your 2v2 so that you can 2v2v2v2 in the Arcane Coliseum!
This arena pits four teams against each other to destroy the arcane crystals that spawn around the coliseum. The team that collects the most points from destroying crystals within two minutes will be victorious. BUT be careful with which beast you ride and when.. Because once the rider's beast is defeated, riders are forced to pick a different beast each time! Each beast can only be summoned by each rider once to the Arcane Coliseum due to the interference of strong arcane magic in the arena.
Players can compete in the new arena by joining the Deathmatch Tournament starting on Thursday July 19 at 2:00 pm PST and until Monday July 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST! Tap on Proxitus's message in your inbox to access the tournament. After the tournament ends on July 23, the Arcane Coliseum will officially enter the battle rotation. Master your crystal mining skills now, because more real-world prize tournaments will be coming soon to the Arcane Coliseum for players in the US!
Skin Shard Currency
We heard players wanted an option to sell and buy their skins. With the new shard currency system, players can sell excess skin pieces for skin shards and use the shards to immediately unlock their desired skins. In this way, players are essentially trading their excess skin pieces for new skin pieces to obtain a different skin. Check out this new feature in the "skins" tab of your collection page!
New Skins and Skin Sales
Along with the new skin shard system, we will be rolling out new skins every month and random skin sales! Here's a sneak peak of upcoming skins... can you tell which beasts will have new skins based on the picture below?
Bear: We noticed that the Bear's burst damage was a bit too high so we decided to lower the burst but keep his damage consistent. The lower cooldown keeps the damage per second the same while also giving the Bear a little bit more mobility.
Charge damage: 200 dmg -> 180 dmg
Charge cooldown: 8 seconds -> 7 seconds
Phoenix: We have given a small increase in health to give the Phoenix a better opportunity to win matchups that the Phoenix is supposed to counter.
Base health: 438 HP -> 460 H
Hog: Life steal is in a better place since the last update but it is still a little too powerful. We decreased the heal by a small amount to increase counter play opportunities.
Life steal: 80% -> 75%