TR: UH-60 Blackhawk Hotfix

Today in Thunder Run:

UH-60 Blackhawk Changes

A hotfix for the UH-60 Blackhawk has been applied, effective right now:

The UH-60 Blackhawk is supposed to only carry 11 total infantry, just like the real-life version of the UH-60. The number of deployed Riflemen was correct, but a bug in the Machine Gunners and other airdropped troops could result in the UH-60 dropping as many as 17 extra troops. The clown-car UH-60s have been sent back to the manufacturer and the corrected UH-60s are ready to roll out. The troops are already reporting more elbow room and we have fewer complaints of excessive body odor.

We appreciate those of you in the Community who brought this issue to our attention, and we thank you all in advance for your understanding.

Good hunting, Commanders!

DV: OH-58 Kiowa Strike Squadrons – March 21st Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

OH-58 Kiowa Strike Squadrons

Commander, we can now place alert beacons on some of our Ambush Points to call in our Kiowa Strike Squadrons. These reserve OH-58s will give the enemy a nasty surprise. Our surveyors have found room for a few more Ambush Points to accommodate our new reserves.

  • Ambush Point limit raised by two. You will need to research the next Ambush Point quantity tech to unlock the extras spots.
  • Deploy up to two OH-58 Kiowa Strike Squadrons to your Ambush Points.

OH-58 Kiowa Strike Squadrons can be upgraded in your Weapons Lab. At Level 1, three OH-58s deploy when the Ambush Point is triggered. You can currently research up to Level 5, which will result in seven OH-58s deploying when the Ambush Point is triggered.

Even if the enemy retreats, the deployed OH-58s will remain until destroyed or you return to repair your base. Don’t forget, Strike Team and Strike Squadron units benefit from equips and unit levels.

Head to the Menace Event ONP Prize store to purchase your OH-58 Kiowa Strike Squadron blueprints, and 2 OH-58 Kiowa Strike Squad units today!

UH-60 Blackhawk Airdrop Troops

Also available now in the Menace Event ONP Prize store:

Collect all new Airdrop Troop sets for all of your favorite infantry units. In addition to the Riflemen and Machine Gunners that are already available, the Mortarman, Javelin Gunner, Sniper, Sapper, Combat Engineer, and Stinger Gunner are joining the fray. Collect ’em all so that your enemy will never know what’s coming!

Good hunting, Commanders!

TR: UH-60 Blackhawk Unit Equipment – March 21st Patch Notes

*Army crew chiefs prepare M240B machine guns for UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters on the flightline before participating in aerial gunnery training at the Army Aviation Support Facility, on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 16, 2015.

New this week in Thunder Run:

UH-60 Blackhawk Unit Equipment

Gundar Arms Industries is rolling out a new set of Unit Equipment for the UH-60 Blackhawk, available this week on the front page of the Event Prizes Store:

  • UH-60 Blackhawk Laser Sights I – Laser homing technology that increase range by +3%
  • UH-60 Blackhawk Ballistic Armor MK I – Improved armor coating reduces damage taken by -10%
  • UH-60 Blackhawk AP Ammunition I – The newest grade armor-piercing ammunition increases damage by +7%

UH-60 Blackhawk Airdrop Troops

Also available now in the Menace Event ONP Prize store:

Collect all new Airdrop Troop sets for all of your favorite infantry units. In addition to the Riflemen and Machine Gunners that are already available, the Mortarman, Javelin Gunner, Sniper, Sapper, Combat Engineer, and Stinger Gunner are joining the fray. Collect ’em all so that your enemy will never know what’s coming!

UH-60 Blackhawk Battle Replay Contest

Think you’ve got what it takes to prove you’re the Master of the UH-60 Blackhawk? Only 24 Hours left until the competition comes to a close!

Post a link to your most action-packed Battle Replay featuring the recently released UH-60 Blackhawk unit as a comment on our Thunder Run Community Forums before Friday, March 15th at 17:00 GMT to be entered into the contest and become eligible to win BIG Blackhawk prizes, including a one-of-a-kind custom UH-60 Unit Payload Equip named after yours truly.

Read more here.

Good hunting, Commanders!

DV: Level 13 M26 Pershing and Level 12 AH-1 Cobra – March 14th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

Level 13 M26 Pershing and Level 12 AH-1 Cobra

The Level 13 M26 Pershing and Level 12 AH-1 Cobra are here!

As with the recent unit level cap releases, your Level 13 M26 Pershing and Level 12 AH-1 Cobra will also feature improved stats and no increases in battalion space requirements. As with any improvement in power, there are increases in cost, production time, and repair time.

The Level 13 M26 Pershing and Level 12 AH-1 Cobra upgrades require a blueprint that can only be purchased during Hardware Event Weeks in the Hardware Prize Store. We will continue to release similar levels in this catch-up mechanic boost to more core units going forward.

M26 Pershing at Max Level
OH-58 Kiowa at Max Level

Good hunting, Commanders!

TR: Level 13 M2 Bradley and Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa – March 14th Patch Notes

New this week in Thunder Run:

Level 13 M2 Bradley and Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa

The Level 13 M2 Bradley and Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa are here!

As with the recent unit level cap releases, your Level 13 M2 Bradley and Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa will also feature improved stats and no increases in battalion space requirements. As with any improvement in power, there are increases in cost, production time, and repair time.

The Level 13 M2 Bradley and Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa upgrades require a blueprint that can only be purchased during Hardware Event Weeks in the Hardware Prize Store. We will continue to release similar levels in this catch-up mechanic boost to more core units going forward.

M2 Bradley at Max Level
OH-58 Kiowa at Max Level

Blackhawk Battle Replay Contest Extension – 1 More Week!

Think you’ve got what it takes to prove you’re the Master of the UH-60 Blackhawk? We’re giving you one more week to prove it.

Post a link to your most action-packed Battle Replay featuring the recently released UH-60 Blackhawk unit as a comment on our Thunder Run Community Forums before Friday, March 22nd at 17:00 GMT to be entered into the contest and become eligible to win BIG Blackhawk prizes, including a one-of-a-kind custom UH-60 Unit Payload Equip named after yours truly.

Read more here.

Good hunting, Commanders!

TR: UH-60 Blackhawk L6 Stats, Skywatch Company Strike Teams – March 7th Patch Notes

New this week in Thunder Run:

UH-60 Blackhawk L6 Stats

The UH-60 Blackhawk L6 Stats Blueprint is now available in the Event Prizes store, allowing you to upgrade the Blackhawk’s Health, Damage, Mine Defense, and Blast Defense stats to Level 6. Unlock the blueprint as part of this week’s ONP Event by spending ONP in the Event Prizes store!

Skywatch Company Strike Teams

Skywatch Company is ready to roll out, Commander. These boys delight in making sure nothing else can roll out. Three squads are ready to deploy to your Ambush Points. You can now upgrade your Ambush Point to allow you to field Vanguard, Roadblock, and Skywatch Companies at the same time.

  • Able Squad fields eight Rifleman and three Panzerschrecks, plus an addtional Panzerschreck if you field the entire company.
  • Bravo Squad’s spotters field seven Panzerschrecks and three Snipers, plus an additional Sniper if you field the entire company.
  • Charlie Squad’s logistics team fields eight Snipers and three Panzerschrecks, plus an MQ-8B spotter drone if you field the entire company.

Don’t forget, your Strike Teams get stronger as you upgrade their component units. Be sure to take advantage of the recent level 13 unit blueprints in the Hardware Store for a considerable strength boost.

UH-60 Blackhawk Battle Replay Contest – 1 More Week!

Think you’ve got what it takes to prove you’re the Master of the UH-60 Blackhawk?

Post a link to your most action-packed Battle Replay featuring the recently released UH-60 Blackhawk unit as a comment on our Thunder Run Community Forums before Friday, March 15th at 17:00 GMT to be entered into the contest and become eligible to win BIG Blackhawk prizes, including a one-of-a-kind custom UH-60 Unit Payload Equip named after yours truly.

Read more here.

Good hunting, Commanders!

DV: UH-60 Blackhawk Unit Equipment – March 7th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

UH-60 Blackhawk Unit Equipment

Gundar Arms Industries is rolling out a new set of Unit Equipment for the UH-60 Blackhawk, available this week on the front page of the Event Prizes Store:

  • UH-60 Blackhawk Laser Sights I – Laser homing technology that increase range by +3%
  • UH-60 Blackhawk Ballistic Armor MK I – Improved armor coating reduces damage taken by -10%
  • UH-60 Blackhawk AP Ammunition I – The newest grade armor-piercing ammunition increases damage by +7%

Good hunting, Commanders!

TR: UH-60 Blackhawk Battle Replay Contest

Starting today in Thunder Run:

Think you’ve got what it takes to prove you’re the Master of the UH-60 Blackhawk?

Post a link to your most action-packed Battle Replay featuring the recently released UH-60 Blackhawk unit as a comment on our Thunder Run Community Forums before Friday, March 15th at 17:00 GMT to be entered into the contest and become eligible to win BIG Blackhawk prizes.

The player who showcases the most entertaining and action-packed Battle Replay that features the UH-60 Blackhawk as the primary unit will be selected by our Community Team and announced on the forums on Friday, March 15th.

Prizes

  • 3rd Prize: You get a free unreleased Airdropped UH-60 Blackhawk Mortarman Team
  • 2nd Prize: You get a free unreleased Airdropped UH-60 Blackhawk Mortarman Team -or- a free UH-60 Blackhawk L1 Equip.
  • 1st Prize: You get a free Airdropped UH-60 Blackhawk Infantry Team of your choice -or- a free UH-60 Blackhawk L1 Equip
  • Grand Prize: Assemble your Team, Commander! You’ll get to pick any six (non-elite) infantry for you to deploy in an Airdropped UH-60 Blackhawk Equip. Even better, since this Blackhawk unit payload will be designed specifically for you, we’ll even name it after you too!

Good hunting, Commanders!

FS: Base Perimeter Upgrade – February 28th Patch Notes

New this week in Firestrike:

Base Perimeter Upgrade System

Good news, Commanders! Gundar Arms Industries has secured a new deal on land charters, granting us the ability to purchase more land around our base perimeter for a modest fee. 

  • Starting today: Expand by your base perimeter by an additional 5%!
  • Coming later: Stay tuned for more unlock tiers allowing you expand by additional 5% increments.

The L1 Base Perimeter upgrade is available now, and accessible via the in-game “Defenses” Store. Like what you see? Let us know over on Clan HQ.

It’s a good time to consider re-arranging the home base to make room for room for the next big developments Gundar Arms Industries has in store for us. More updates are on the horizon… Watch your step, Commander.

DV: Level 13 M4A2 Sherman, Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa, and more! – February 28th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

Level 13 M4A2 Sherman / Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa

The Level 13 M4A2 Sherman and Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa are here!

As with the recent unit level cap releases, your Level 13 M4A2 Sherman and Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa will also feature improved stats and no increases in battalion space requirements. As with any improvement in power, there are increases in cost, production time, and repair time.

The Level 13 M4A2 Sherman and Level 12 OH-58 Kiowa upgrades require a blueprint that can only be purchased during Hardware Event Weeks in the Hardware Prize Store. We will continue to release similar levels in this catch-up mechanic boost to more core units going forward.

L13 M4A2 Sherman at Max Level
L12 OH-58 Kiowa at Max Level

Changes to Infantry & Ground Units On Water Terrain

RIP “Stinger Jesus”

Following the release of the UH-60 Blackhawk a couple weeks ago, we’ve been hearing reports of air cavalry getting stuck on water, and some (like the infamous “Stinger Jesus” pictured above) have even been walking on water to pursue their attackers. It’s a miracle I tell you!

Time to put the miracles to rest, however – at least for now. As of today, all infantry placed on water tiles will be subject to crossing paths with the fearsome man eating sharks of Gundar’s oceans (in the case of infantry), or will sink (in the case of armor vehicles).

Careful around those shores, Commander! And good hunting!