Elite Rifleman, HZ-9, BMP-1 Improvements

Elite Rifleman, HZ-9, BMP-1 Improvements

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

  • Elite Rifleman training time is now 20% faster at all levels.
  • HZ-9 training time is now 20% faster at all levels.
  • BMP-1 training time is now 20% faster at all levels.
  • BMP-1 at Level 11 and higher now carries a security team of 6x Rifleman and 1x Combat Engineer, instead of 8x Rifleman.

A team leader and observer coach/trainer from First Army Division East simulates performing halted-convoy security during an OC/T recertification exercise at Fort Knox, Ky. (Photo: SSgt. Darron Salzer)

Good hunting, Commanders!

New Unit: Elite OH-58F

New Unit: Elite OH-58F

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Elite OH-58F

Starting today, players can obtain blueprints for the newest Thunder Run aircraft, the Elite OH-58F.

This Elite “F” variant of the classic OH-58 is upgraded with much greater HP and damage, making it tough and deadly. The Elite OH-58F is strong enough to go toe-to-toe with other high-end air units.

Good hunting, Commanders!

First flight of the actual OH58-F at Redstone Arsenal. (Photo: Randy Tisor)

Thunder Run: New Vault Building

Thunder Run: New Vault Building

New this week in Thunder Run:

The Vault

Protect resources from your enemies! The Vault prevents attackers from looting a portion of the Fuel, Supply, and Hardware in your Depots (Hardware protection starts at Level 7 and up).

The Vault is now available to all Thunder Run 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!

TOC Level 10

TOC Level 10

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Tactical Ops Center Level 10

More power for advanced Commanders! The TOC now upgrades to Level 10, unlocking a variety of new upgrades for your military forces.

New unlocks include:

  • Generator now upgrades to L16 for more power
  • Fuel and Supply Yards now upgrade to L12 for more resources
  • Fuel and Supply Depots now upgrade to L14 for more storage
  • Weapon Lab L13 now unlocks Quadmount, C-RAM, FASCAM, Artillery, and HEL Laser turrets to L20
  • Anti-Infantry, Anti-Armor, and Anti-Aircraft Mines now upgrade to higher levels
  • Reserves Bay now upgrades to L11 for more army space

Good hunting, Commanders!

Thunder Run: Battle Replay Contest Extension

Thunder Run: Battle Replay Contest Extension

Want to win a FREE Battlehouse.com mousepad? This week’s Thunder Run Battle Replay Contest has been extended! Post a link to your most entertaining and action-packed Battle Replay as a comment on our Thunder Run Forums, no later than Friday, May 5th at 18:00 GMT to become eligible to win the mousepad featured below.

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, May 5th. 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 the Thunder Run Forums (see link above).

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

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

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)