Double ONP and Leader Updates

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Bonus ONP

This week only, receive twice the usual amount of ONP from defeating special event enemies Syndicate (TR) and Scorpion (DV). Use ONP to unlock powerful blueprints and items under Store → Event Prizes!

Leader Item Updates

Many Level 2 and Level 3 leaders now carry more powerful security teams and other bonus stats:

  • Alpha Force: Level 2 Academy, Airfield, Barracks leaders
  • Bravo Force: Level 2 and Level 3 Turret Emplacement leaders
  • Charlie Force: Level 2 Supply Yard leaders
  • Delta Force: Level 3 Turret Emplacement leaders
  • Echo Force: Level 2 Academy Research and Level 2-3 Barracks Repair leaders
  • Foxtrot Force: Level 2 Motor Pool Repair leader
  • Hotel Force: Level 2 Fuel Yard leaders
  • India Force: Level 2 Fuel and Supply Depot leaders
  • Juliett Force: Level 2 Generator leader
  • Kilo Force: Level 2 Transmitter leader

Check the Store → Event Prizes menu and also your Leader Barracks menus for detailed stats on each leader.

For new players, here is our guide for how to upgrade leaders to Level 2 and higher:

Leader Upgrade Guide | Battlehouse Forums

Technical Updates

  • Players are no longer allowed to make attacks against battalions and quarries controlled by their own alt accounts.
  • The “Post Screenshot” button is fixed now. It was temporarily broken earlier this week due to a Facebook bug.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Firestrike: Quarries, Clan Logistics, and More

New this week in Firestrike:

Quarries

Resource-giving Quarries are now available on the Multiplayer Map, and can be located using the “Find Target…” button. Conquer a Quarry to receive Supply, Fuel, or Hardware from the Yards within.

Quarries are available in three sizes: III, VII, and XI, corresponding to the power of TOC Levels 3, 7, and 11 respectively. Players may attack any Quarry whose size is within +/- 3 levels of their own TOC level.

Other than the quarry-size mechanics just mentioned, rules for Quarries are the same in Firestrike as they are in our other games. For example, the Yards inside of Quarries provide less resources than a regular home-base Yard, so the resource flow from owning one entire Quarry is roughly equal to one extra in-base Yard.

Clan Logistics

New and exclusive to Firestrike: Clan Logistics Quarries provide Clan-wide bonuses instead of resources.

Logistics Quarries are identified by a special green icon on the regional map.

Owning a Logistics Quarry provides Clan-wide bonuses. Currently, this takes the form of a unit production and repair speed bonus, but we plan to offer more bonuses in the future.

Clan-wide bonuses are refreshed hourly. At the top of the hour, all Clanmates in the same map of the quarry owner receive one hour of bonus. This continues as long as the Clan holds on to the quarry. Mouse over the bonus icon to see which quarries are contributing to your bonus stats.

In an exclusive first for Battlehouse games, Clan Logistics Centers can be upgraded inside the Quarry, to provide greater Clan bonuses and stronger security teams.

Full stats for the available upgrades can be viewed here: Clan Logistics Center | Firestrike Field Manual

Like other quarries, Clan Logistics bases have a limited lifetime and will eventually expire and disappear.

Look forward to more new and exciting Multiplayer Map content in the future!


Field Manual Updates

  • New “Power Tier” row shows what TOC Level each upgrade is for
  • New “# Buildable” row shows how many of each building can be constructed in your base
  • Buildings only available in Quarries are now listed, including Clan Logistics bonuses

Check it out here: Firestrike Field Manual


Turret Emplacement Update

  • TOC Level 10+ now allows 9 Turret Emplacements, and TOC Level 13+ now allows 10 Turret Emplacements

Full stats for the emplacement are available here: Turret Emplacement | Firestrike Field Manual


Please share your feedback with us by joining the discussion in Clan HQ or the forums!

Good hunting, Commanders!

Landmine Improvements

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Improved Landmines
  • All Mines now have 10% more range at Level 10 and higher (both trigger radius and explosion splash range have increased)
  • Anti Armor Mines L11+ now have increased damage by up to 20%
  • Reduced upgrade costs by up to 20% on Anti-Infantry Mines L13+, Anti-Armor Mines L10+, and Anti-Air Mines L9+

Good hunting, Commanders!

A Marine attached to Basic Combat Engineer course 6-16 places a Claymore anti-personnel mine.

Firestrike Field Manual Now Available

New this week in Firestrike:

Want to know how much DPS to expect on a Level 74 Machine Gunner? Or how fast a Level 10 Supply Yard operates?

We’re creating an on-line database of stats like damage, weapon range, and resource costs for all units, buildings, and tech in the game.

Check it out at this link: Firestrike Field Manual

This is an early test and the formatting of the information is rather basic. To let us know what we can do to make the Field Manual more useful, please join the discussion in Clan HQ or the forums.

The Field Manual is published in real-time from the same files that drive the game itself, so it will always reflect the latest updates.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Elite Rifleman Equipment and Blueprint Sale – Thunder Run

New this week in Thunder Run:

Elite Rifleman Equipment

  • Ballistic Armor, AP Ammunition, and Laser Sights are now available for the Elite Rifleman.
    Check Event Prizes → Unit Equipment for details.

Blueprint Sale

This week only, the following blueprints are on sale for 50-75% fewer ONP in the Event Prizes Store:

  • Infantry
    • Combat Engineer
    • Sapper
  • Armor
    • Truck Bomb and Elite Truck Bomb
    • BMP-1 and Elite BMP-1
    • MSTA and Elite MSTA
    • Elite BTR-90
    • Elite BRDM-3
  • Aircraft
    • MQ-8B and Elite MQ-8B
    • HZ-9 and Elite HZ-9
    • Ka-50
    • Mi-24D

Sale ends when the Event Prizes store closes on March 18 at 17:00 GMT.

Patch Notes

Technical updates taking effect this week:

  • When relocating your base within the same map, you are now guaranteed to move at least 3 hexes away from your current location. Previously, there was a chance you could get unlucky and be “moved” only a single hex.
  • The 30-minute temporary Rifleman Damage, Range, and Speed boost items now affect Elite Riflemen as well.
    • Note: permanent AP Ammunition, Laser Sights, and Ballistic Armor items are different for regular Riflemen and Elite Rifleman. This follows the same pattern as other Elite unit equipment.
  • A code problem that sometimes caused players to see a “white screen” error on login has been fixed.
  • A technical problem that sometimes caused Internet Explorer users to disconnect after the end of a battle has been fixed.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Elite Rifleman Equipment and Patch Notes – Days of Valor

New this week in Days of Valor:

Elite Rifleman Equipment

  • Ballistic Armor, AP Ammunition, and Laser Sights are now available for the Elite Rifleman.
    Check Event Prizes → Unit Equipment for details.

Patch Notes

Technical updates taking effect this week:

  • When relocating your base within the same map, you are now guaranteed to move at least 3 hexes away from your current location. Previously, there was a chance you could get unlucky and be “moved” only a single hex.
  • The 30-minute temporary Rifleman Damage, Range, and Speed boost items now affect Elite Riflemen as well.
    • Note: permanent AP Ammunition, Laser Sights, and Ballistic Armor items are different for regular Riflemen and Elite Rifleman. This follows the same pattern as other Elite unit equipment.
  • A code problem that sometimes caused players to see a “white screen” error on login has been fixed.
  • A technical problem that sometimes caused Internet Explorer users to disconnect after the end of a battle has been fixed.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Firestrike Patch Notes: March 3, 2017

Updates taking effect today in Firestrike:

Defense Power Adjustments
  • Turret emplacement HP reduced by 28% at all levels
  • Turret weapon damage reduced by 28% at all levels
  • Chance of Security Teams spawning in Single-Player enemy bases reduced by 10% at all levels
  • TOC Level 3 and below only:
    • Turret weapon range reduced up to 20%, for levels associated with TOC L1-3.

These changes are part of our ongoing work to balance risk vs. reward for battling in Firestrike. The amount of resources players are looting from Single-Player enemies is still a bit low relative to the repair costs for units lost in attacks, especially at TOC Level 3 and below. Therefore, we are lowering defensive power to make attacks easier.

“White Screen” Bug Fixed
  • A code problem that sometimes caused players to see a “white screen” error on login has been fixed.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Turret Improvements

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Improved turrets
  • C-RAM, M45 Quadmount, and FASCAM weapons now have more damage and range at all upgrade levels. (specific boost amounts vary by level, but are around 10%).

This change is designed to raise the power of these rare blueprint-based turrets to better match the difficulty of obtaining them.

Check the Hardware Prizes store to obtain blueprints for these turrets, plus other powerful weaponry!

Unplanned Downtime (Fixed now)

Feb 28: All Battlehouse.com games were temporarily off-line for a few hours today because of trouble at our Amazon cloud hosting provider.

Many other websites and apps were also affected.

17:40 GMT: Problem started around this time.
21:40 GMT: Amazon is working to fix the problem and we’ll have an update shortly.
22:15 GMT: Amazon has fixed the root problem and we’re recovering the game servers now.
22:30 GMT: Game servers are back to normal now.

Affected: Mars Frontier, Thunder Run, War Star Empire, Battlefront Mars, Days of Valor, Summoner’s Gate, Firestrike

Firestrike Patch Notes: February 24, 2017

Congratulations to all who participated in Firestrike’s Vengeance special event! Stay tuned for news about the next event soon, where you’ll have a chance to get prizes you missed last week.

Updates taking effect Friday, February 24:

  • Upgrade times and resource costs for upgrades unlocked at TOC Levels 5, 6, 7, and 8 reduced by 33%.
    • This will make it a bit easier for players to progress through the stretch from TOC levels 5 to 9
    • Players who reach TOC Level 6+ before Feb 27 will receive a free gift item; check in-game Messages.

Tip to prepare for the next special event: As with Vengeance, future event bases will be available at difficulty levels matching Single-Player L4 “IV”, L7 “VII”, and L10 “X” series bases. Practice with your army against these Single-Player levels to get ready for the event!

Also, as in past events, to obtain blueprint prizes you must have already unlocked and researched the “core” units available at the level of the reward.