Firestrike: New Map, Plus Turret Updates

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!

Firestrike Quarry Updates

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!

Firestrike Prize Token Leaderboard, Final

Congratulations to all who took part in the Insider event in Firestrike. We look forward to bringing you more special events in the future!

Here are the latest player stats for the greatest number of Prize Tokens looted of each type, as of the end of the event.

Note: The next event after Insider will feature a separate in-game leaderboard for each token type.

Emerald Tokens

Player Emerald Tokens Looted
bot1 L15 42,335
Ducky L15 8,671
chaos L13 4,230

Gold Tokens

Player Gold Tokens Looted
bot1 L15 24,080
chaos L13 18,423
DEMOLISHER L10 2,000
Jane L10 2,000
Ragin Cajun L10 1,020

Silver Tokens

Player Silver Tokens Looted
Reaper L9 29,327
Dennis L9 24,455
SHELBY L10 22,740
Sgt Skyflakes L8 22,555
oatmeal heals L8 22,366

Bronze Tokens

Player Bronze Tokens Looted
Brady L8 24,774
LightNDark L7 22,900
Azis.527 L7 22,000
BLACK PANTER L7 20,000
Brice L7 17,250

Event Prizes Sale and Unit Improvements

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Event Prizes Sale

  • Many unit and turret weapon blueprints are on sale for 20-50% off the normal ONP price, this week only!

Unit Improvements

  • The Elite Rifleman, BMP-1, and HZ-9 now have 20-30% higher HP at all levels.

Technical Fixes

  • Recalled battalions are now able to enter your home base even while you are in combat elsewhere. Previously, a recalled battalion could get left outside next to your base until the end of the current battle.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Last Day of the Kill Point Tournaments!

Last Day of the Kill Point Tournaments!

Less than 24 hours to go before the top Clans of Thunder Run and Days of Valor claim their places in the Kill Point Tournaments!

Winners will be determined by leaderboard standings at 1700 GMT tomorrow, April 6.

Reminders:

  • If you plan to change Clans before the tournament ends, you may do so, but don’t wait until the very last minute. Please join your final tournament Clan at least one hour before the tournament ends (1600 GMT). This will ensure that points are credited to the proper Clans.
  • For similar reasons, if you plan to change Clans after the tournament, please stay in your tournament Clan for at least one hour after the tournament ends (1800 GMT).

Good luck, Commanders!


D Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment soldiers run during their first field training exercise. (Photo: Ms. Noelle Wiehe, Ft. Benning)

Firestrike Prize Token Leaderboard, 2 Days to Go

Welcome to the final two days of the Insider event in Firestrike. Earn your Prize Tokens now, because the event will be ending in less than 48 hours!

Here are the latest player stats for the greatest number of Prize Tokens looted of each type. (updated 21:00 GMT Apr 4)

Note: The next event after Insider will feature a separate in-game leaderboard for each token type.

Emerald Tokens

Player Emerald Tokens Looted
bot1 L15 30,255
Ducky L15 6,671
chaos L12 565

Gold Tokens

Player Gold Tokens Looted
bot1 L15 18,080
chaos L12 14,943
DEMOLISHER L10 2,000
Ragin Cajun L10 700
Jane L9 540

Silver Tokens

Player Silver Tokens Looted
oatmeal heals L8 22,366
Reaper L9 18,977
Dennis L9 18,455
SHELBY L10 18,200
Allen.435 L8 15,645

Bronze Tokens

Player Bronze Tokens Looted
LightNDark L7 22,900
Brady L8 20,712
BLACK PANTER L7 18,000
Brice L7 17,250
Azis.527 L7 14,000

Firestrike Prize Token Leaderboard

Firestrike Prize Token Leaderboard

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, and the ongoing special event in Firestrike!

We received feedback that the in-game “Tokens” leaderboard should differentiate between various types of Prize Tokens. It’s harder to earn an Emerald token than a Bronze token, so logically they should not be counted the same for leaderboard purposes.

We agree, and the next event after Insider will feature separate leaderboards for each token type.

There wasn’t time to deploy this feature for this event week, but in case you’re curious, here are the current standings (as of 22:30 GMT Apr 1). We’ll have a final update at the end of the event.

Emerald Tokens

Player Emerald Tokens Looted
bot1 L13 12,655
Ducky L14 774
chaos L12 189

Gold Tokens

Player Gold Tokens Looted
chaos L12 6,146
bot1 L14 6,080
DEMOLISHER L10 900
Ragin Cajun L10 400
xxWOLVERINExx L9 250

Silver Tokens

Player Silver Tokens Looted
oatmeal heals L8 17,463
Dennis L8 14,455
n7 killjoy L9 12,220
Reaper L9 10,880
SHELBY L9 8,380

Bronze Tokens

Player Bronze Tokens Looted
LightNDark L7 15,500
VlaDiskI L6 14,000
Boots Braces L7 12,800
LOST L7 9,889
Archy L6 8,600

* By the way, to clear up any confusion, these leaderboards are not related to the Clan-based “Kill Point Tournaments” happening in other games (TR and DoV) this week. The current Firestrike event is not a Clan-based tournament, although you can receive Prize Token loot bonuses from your clanmates if they control Clan Logistics quarries.