Firestrike: Rebellion Special Event

REBELLION

Welcome to the fourth special event in Firestrike!

Nomadic villain Lansana returns to Gundar in a one-week scramble to defeat Single-Player and Multiplayer Map bases before time runs out.

Each of Lansana’s special-event bases gives Prize Tokens which can be redeemed in the Store for exclusive rare items. Prize Tokens will only be available until the end of the event, May 4!

New Upgradable Building Stats

Starting today, Prize Tokens can be used to upgrade eight key building stats:

  • TOC – Base Construction and Upgrade Speed
  • Barracks – Infantry Training Speed
  • Motor Pool – Armor Training Speed
  • Airfield – Aircraft Training Speed
  • Academy – Infantry Research Speed
  • Maintenance Bay – Armor Research Speed
  • Maintenance Hangar – Aircraft Research Speed
  • Weapon Lab – Turret Research Speed

At maximum level, these stats cut the time taken for upgrades and training by almost 20%!

To upgrade a building stat, click one of the above buildings to open the Upgrade menu:

Then view the upgrade option for the stat:

Prize Tokens are required at about one out of three upgrade levels.

Note: It may take several special event weeks to fully maximize your stat upgrades.

New Unit

This event also brings the MSTA, a special new “Tier 16” unit to Firestrike. The MSTA features greater HP and DPS than any core unit available up to TOC Level 15. Click below for full stats:

Special Event Details

The Rebellion event is available at four difficulty levels: Bronze (TOC L4), Silver (TOC L7), Gold (TOC L10), and Emerald (TOC L13).

Players may attack any event base within +/- 3 levels of their own TOC level.

Regardless of TOC level, Senior Clanmates can help boost their lower-level allies by conquering and holding Clan Logistics Quarries to raise the Clan-wide Prize Token bonus.

For example, by owning 2x Size XI and 3x Size VII Logistics Centers, with upgrades applied, all Clanmates will earn 10.5% more Prize Tokens for each victory. This means a base that would normally give 100 Prize Tokens now gives 111 Prize Tokens, letting your whole Clan earn event rewards in less time!

Notes and Tips

During the Single-Player sequence, the 8th and final base gives many more Prize Tokens than earlier bases.

You can see the exact Prize Token reward amounts for upcoming Single-Player bases on the “progress” screen after conquering each base.

We’re eager to hear your feedback – please join the discussion in Clan HQ!

Days of Valor: New Vault Building

New this week in Days of Valor:

The Vault

Protect resources from your enemies! The Vault prevents attackers from looting a portion of the Fuel, Supply, and Hardware in your Depots.

When fully upgraded to Level 8, the Vault protects 1 million Fuel/Supply and 10,000 Hardware (Hardware protection starts at Level 7 and up).

The Vault is now available to all Days of Valor players. Open your Buildings -> Resources menu to start construction!

Technical Notes:

  • The Vault is indestructible, and does not count towards Base Damage %.
  • The Vault protects Depot resources only – uncollected resources in your Yards can still be looted by attackers.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Thunder Run Updates

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Elite Rifleman Stat Upgrades

The Elite Rifleman now features individual Health and DPS upgrades, similar to other rare units. Check your Research menu for details.

Landmine Improvements

Anti-Infantry, Anti-Armor, and Anti-Air Landmines now have greater trigger range and splash damage radius at Level 11 and up.

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter arrives at the pickup zone in a joint-training exercise during Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Scaggs)

Days of Valor: Don’t Discard Your ONP!

New this week in Days of Valor:

Post-event ONP Trade-in

For a limited time only: un-spent Ops Needs Points can be traded in for Hardware after the end of this special event.

When the special event store closes this Saturday, any remaining ONP in your Warehouse will automatically convert to “Obsolete ONP” that you can trade in for Hardware, at a ratio of 2 Hardware per ONP.

To perform the trade-in, wait until after the event prizes store closes on Saturday at 1700 GMT, then click the “Obsolete ONP” item in your Warehouse and choose “Trade All In”.



Notes:

  • Hardware storage is limited by your Depot space. Check your Hardware Depots before trading.
  • Obsolete ONP must be traded in for Hardware before the start of the next event; it cannot be carried over between event weeks.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Battle Replay Contest: Thunder Run

Want to win a FREE Battlehouse.com mousepad? Post a link to your most entertaining and action-packed Battle Replay as a comment on our Thunder Run Forums, no later than Friday, April 28th at 18:00 GMT to become eligible to receive a free blueprint of your choosing.

The player who showcases the most entertaining and action-packed Battle Replay will be selected by our Community Team and announced on the forums on Friday, April 28th. From there, a member of our Community Team will reach out to you on the forums with more instructions on how to claim your prize. The winning Battle Replay may also be selected to become a featured video on our Battlehouse social media pages.

Good hunting, Commanders!

NOTE: To post a Battle Replay link, click the “B” icon at the top of your game to open your “Battle Log”, click “View Log” next to the battle you want to share, followed by “View Replay”. Once the replay loads, click the “Get Link” button and paste the link to your desired social media platform (see Forums, Facebook, or Twitter links above).

Firestrike: New Map, Plus Turret Updates

New this week in Firestrike:

New Map

Map 301 is now active on Battlehouse.com! Players are invited to enter the new map starting today.

Note: Quarries will spawn in small numbers at first, then increase as more players move in. The number of Quarries will grow to track the player population.

Turret and Unit Diversity

To encourage more use of diverse turret and unit types, the differences between the “Damage vs.” strengths of turret weapons are now greater.

  • MG Turret: Was +15% vs. infantry and -15% vs. air, now +50% vs. infantry and -50% vs. air
  • Rocket Turret: Was +15% vs. armor and -15% vs. infantry, now +50% vs. armor and -50% vs. infantry
  • Flak Turret: Was +15% vs. air and -15% vs. armor, now +50% vs. air and -50% vs. armor

This means that you can build a customized army to maximize power and minimize losses against specific turret types you find in Single Player and Multiplayer battles. Plus, during upcoming AI attacks against your base, you can equip specific turret weapons to more easily defeat the attack waves.

Hint: Newly-spawned Quarries and certain Single Player enemies concentrate on one single type of unit or turret, making them vulnerable to a planned attack using the right unit type.

Good hunting, Commanders!

More Hardware Loot & TOC Officer Improvements

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

More Hardware Loot

This week’s Ambush! enemy (Single Player only) features larger and more frequent Hardware loot than before.

TOC Officer Cost Reduction

The Hardware cost to upgrade TOC Leaders between Levels 1-20 has been reduced by 33%.

TOC Officer L21+ Trade-Ins

Level 21+ TOC Leaders can now be traded in for a partial return of the Hardware used to upgrade them.

Didn’t get the type of TOC Leader you were hoping for in the L20->L21 upgrade step, when bonus stats are randomized? Trade in the unwanted Leader! Move him into your Warehouse, click his icon, and use the “Trade In” option.

The amount of Hardware you will get for the trade-in appears at the bottom of the information tooltip on the TOC Leader item.

Notes:

  • TOC Leaders can only be traded in at Level 21 and higher. Level 20 and below are not eligible for trade-in.
  • The amount of Hardware returned is limited by your Hardware Depot storage space. Any returned Hardware that does not fit in your Depot storage will be lost – so check your Depots before trading!

Good hunting, Commanders!

Battle Replay Contest Almost Over!

Want to win a FREE Unit or Turret Blueprint of your choosing? The Battle Replay Contest is nearing it’s end! Post a link to your most entertaining and action-packed Battle Replay as a comment on our Thunder Run Forums, or Days of Valor Forums no later than Friday, April 14th at 18:00 GMT to become eligible to receive a free blueprint of your choosing.

The player who showcases the most entertaining and action-packed Battle Replay will be selected by our Community Team and announced on the forums on Friday, April 14th. From there, a member of our Community Team will reach out to you on the forums with more instructions on how to claim your prize. The winning Battle Replay may also be selected to become a featured video on our Battlehouse social media pages.

Good hunting, Commanders!

NOTE: To post a Battle Replay link, click the “B” icon at the top of your game to open your “Battle Log”, click “View Log” next to the battle you want to share, followed by “View Replay”. Once the replay loads, click the “Get Link” button and paste the link to your desired social media platform (see Forums, Facebook, or Twitter links above).

Firestrike Quarry Updates

Major updates to the Quarry system are now active in Firestrike:

More Strength

  • All Quarry Yards now collect resources twice as fast as before
  • Clan Logistics bonuses for unit repair and Prize Tokens are now double the previous amounts, topping out at 8+% for Level 15 Quarries
  • Hardware Quarries are now available (but rare) at TOC Level 11 and up

More Upgrades

  • All Quarry Yards and Clan Logistics buildings can now be upgraded by up to 3 TOC levels. This includes Security Team upgrades as well.
  • For example, the Yards inside a Level 7 Quarry, which begin life at the minimum for TOC Level 7, can be upgraded up to the maximum Yard level allowed for TOC Level 10.

More Defenses

  • Turret Emplacements and Turret Weapons inside of Quarries can now be upgraded by up to 3 TOC levels. This includes Security Team upgrades as well.
  • In return for gaining upgradable weapons and security teams, Turret Emplacements can no longer be moved around inside of Quarries. (the ability to “stack” all Emplacements in a close group was making Quarries too hard to conquer).

New Quarry Names

  • The naming system for Quarries has changed. Quarries previously known as “Tier VII” will now called “Level 7” Quarries, and all other “Tiered” quarries will be renamed similarly.
  • To review, Quarries currently spawn at Levels 3, 7, 11, and 15. All Quarries can be upgraded by 3 TOC levels, so a fully upgraded Level 3 Quarry is equal in resource yield and defensive power to a Level 6 Quarry.

Note: As with any new feature, we are still adjusting balance factors like the power of Quarry upgrades and the lifetime duration of Quarries. We will monitor usage and make future updates as necessary.

Good hunting, Commanders!