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.
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.
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!
Hardware Quarries are now available (but rare) at TOC Level 11 and up
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.
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.
Many unit and turret weapon blueprints are on sale for 20-50% off the normal ONP price, this week only!
The Elite Rifleman, BMP-1, and HZ-9 now have 20-30% higher HP at all levels.
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.
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.
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).
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 Looted
Gold Tokens Looted
Ragin Cajun L10
Silver Tokens Looted
oatmeal heals L8
n7 killjoy L9
Bronze Tokens Looted
Boots Braces L7
* 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.