BFM: End of Season 14 Clan Tournament, and more – July 2nd Patch Notes

New this week in Battlefront Mars:

End of Season 14 Clan Tournament

From July 2nd – July 9th, 2020, rally your Clan and head to the regional map for your chance to be the strongest Clan of Season 14!

Be one of the Top Clans with the most Clan PvP Points to win between 3,000-10,000 Gold, divided evenly among the top 10 members of your clan.

Tournament ends on July 9th, 2020 at 1700 GMT, at which point winners will be announced, prizes awarded, and leaderboards will be reset for the new season. It’s important to note that you should stay in the same Clan through the end of the tournament and for at least one hour afterward, until at least 1800 GMT to ensure your Clan’s prizes are scored correctly.

Season 15 opens on July 9th, 2020

  • The new season will begin immediately after the end of the tournament.
  • Please be reminded that PvP points can only be accumulated on “anti-alt” maps.
  • Please also be reminded, that after the tournament ends on July 9th, 2020,  all anti-alt maps will become anti-VPN maps.  Any player connected on a VPN will not be able to join an anti-alt map. If a player switches to a VPN while already on an anti-alt map, the player will be moved to a pro-alt map.

More Game Improvements

  • Updated Volume Control! Instead of just mute/unmute in settings, you can now more precisely control your volumes with sliding percentage controls from 0 to 100, with mouse-wheel and click-n’-hold support. Clicking the volume bar between the plus and minus sign will now mute/unmute your volume. The UI tooltip is updated to reflect this. The game will save your last unmuted volume preference and restore it if you mute. Example: Set music volume to 50%. Click the yellow bar. It’s muted. Click the empty bar. It’s instantly back to 50%.
  • New Security Team Behavior Toggles! You can now set security team behaviors for each building and for any class of units that has security teams or response teams. Cycle through behaviors through an at-a-glance indicator of the security/response team’s aggression level:
    • A – Attack units in aggro radius
    • H – Hold Position
    • R – Relentlessly Pursue

For a sneak peak at what’s coming up next season in Battlehouse games, check out the Developer Roadmap in last week’s edition of the Battlehouse Dev Blog.

To see where the design team currently stands on various Community suggested features and game improvements, check out the Battlefront Mars Voice of the Commander Tracker (new tracker coming soon).

Have new feedback to share? Let us know over in the “battlefront-mars” channel within our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

FS: New Assassin Mines, and more – July 2nd Patch Notes

New this week in Firestrike:

Assassin Mine

Watch your step, Firestrikers! The Assassin Mine is here!

  • Available for bases with Level 10 TOC and higher
  • Deals massive damage to Sappers, and low damage to other units
  • 3x harder for Sappers to detect
Assassin Mine

More Game improvements

And that’s not all, Commander! As a response to some Discord suggestions, we’ve added New Security Team Behavior Toggles.

  • Set security team behaviors for each building and for any class of units that has security teams or response teams.
  • Cycle through behaviors through an at-a-glance indicator of the security/response team’s aggression level
    • A – Attack units in aggro radius
    • H – Hold Position
    • R – Relentlessly Pursue

Like what you see, or have more awesome feedback to share? Let us know over in the “firestrike” channel within our TR Discord Server.

Mines require extremely careful balancing to find that perfect balance of making them fun and powerful for everyone without being too over-powered, so we’ll be monitoring player feedback and battle replays closely and may adjust things further down the road if deemed necessary. 

Good hunting, Firestrikers!

TR: Machine Gunner L2 Unit Equipment, and “Tempest” Battle Replay Contest – June 25th Patch Notes

New this week in Thunder Run:

Machine Gunner L2 Unit Equipment

Gundar Arms Industries is rolling out more upgradeable weapons technologies. Purchase more Level 1 equipment sets in the ONP Store, and combine the parts in the Weapons Factory to make all new Level 2 sets! This week the Machine Gunners are getting some new gear.

  • Machine Gunner Laser Sights II – AN/PEQ-2 IR Laser Sight technology that increases range by 5%
  • Machine Gunner Ballistic Armor MK II – Improved kevlar that reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Machine Gunner GMC AP Ammunition II – The newest grade armor-piercing ammunition that increases damage by 10%
  • Also adds set bonuses to give Machine Gunners the 80% FASCAM shielding that the old shield equipment set had.

Collect the entire Level 2 Unit Equipment set to boost your Unit Equipment bonuses even higher!

“Tempest” Battle Replay Contest

Think you’ve got what it takes to prove you’re the Master of the Tempest Event? Post a link to a Battle Replay of you fighting the last level in the Tempest ONP Event as a comment on this post on our Thunder Run Facebook Page, no later than Friday, July 3rd at 17:00 GMT to become eligible to win BIG prizes! 💰

The players who either destroy the Tactical Ops Center the fastest (in one attack), or receives the highest percentage of Base Damage in the first attack wave, will be declared the winners on July 3rd, 2020.

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 as a comment on this post on our Thunder Run Facebook Page.

*Some Commanders have been asking if boosts are allowed or not. Normally for these types of competitions, the use of boosts in a replay entry results in the entry being disqualified, but since this was not indicated in the original contest announcement, we will consider creating a separate prize tier for the players that used boosts. Please note however that the prizes for players using boosts will be lower than the prizes for those who destroyed the TOC the hard way.

Prizes:

  • 1st Place: 2,000 Gold, your choice of 200k ONP or Hardware, and your replay will be featured on our Battlehouse YouTube channel
  • 2nd Place: 1,000 Gold, and your choice of 100k ONP or Hardware
  • 3rd Place: 750 Gold, and your choice of 75k ONP or Hardware
  • 4th – 10th: Your choice of 50k ONP or Hardware
    • If there is enough interest in this competition, and/or we receive a lot more total submissions than 10, we will consider breaking down additional prize tiers based on attacker TOC level.

Last but not least, just another reminder to all that the free daily repair kit giveaway will end on July 1st, the day before the quarterly PvP tournament begins.

To see where the design team currently stands on various Community suggested features and game improvements, check out the Thunder Run Voice of the Commander Tracker (tracker will receive some clean-up and updates to formatting in the very near future).

We have some exciting news, announcements, and more waiting for you on our most recent edition of the Battlehouse Dev Blog.

Have new suggestions or feedback to share? Let us know over on our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

DV: Javelin Gunner L2 Unit Equipment – June 25th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

Javelin Gunner L2 Unit Equipment

Gundar Arms Industries is rolling out more upgradeable weapons technologies. Purchase more Level 1 equipment sets in the ONP Store, and combine the parts in the Weapons Factory to make all new Level 2 sets! This week the Javelin Gunners are getting some new gear.

  • Javelin Gunner Laser Sights II – AN/PEQ-2 IR Laser Sight technology that increases range by 5%
  • Javelin Gunner Ballistic Armor MK II – Improved kevlar that reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Javelin Gunner GMC AP Ammunition II – The newest grade armor-piercing ammunition that increases damage by 10%
  • Also adds set bonuses to give Javelin Gunners the 80% FASCAM shielding that the old shield equipment set had.

Collect the entire Level 2 Unit Equipment set to boost your Unit Equipment bonuses even higher!

Last but not least, just another reminder to all that the free daily repair kit giveaway will end on July 1st, the day before the quarterly PvP tournament begins.

To see where the design team currently stands on various Community suggested features and game improvements, check out the Days of Valor Voice of the Commander Tracker (tracker will receive some clean-up and updates to formatting in the very near future).

We have some exciting news, announcements, and more waiting for you on our most recent edition of the Battlehouse Dev Blog.

Have new feedback to share? Let us know over in the “days-of-valor” channel within our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

FS: New mines coming, Volume Sliders, and more – June 25th Patch Notes

New this week in Firestrike:

More Landmine Improvements

Watch your step, Firestrikers! We’ve made some more much desired improvements to Landmines. Effective today: Landmine Damage is increased across the board.

And that’s not all, Commander! Come July 2nd, a new mine will be available for bases with Level 10 TOC and higher! Stay tuned for more updates!

More Game improvements

Improved Volume Control is here!

  • Instead of just mute/unmute in settings, you can now more precisely control your volumes with sliding percentage controls from 0 to 100, with mouse-wheel and click-n’-hold support.
  • Clicking the volume bar between the plus and minus sign will now mute/unmute your volume. The UI tooltip is updated to reflect this. The game will save your last unmuted volume preference and restore it if you mute. Example: Set music volume to 50%. Click the yellow bar. It’s muted. Click the empty bar. It’s instantly back to 50%.

Last but not least, just another reminder to all that the free daily repair kit giveaway will end on July 1st.

Like what you see, or have more awesome feedback to share? Let us know over in the “firestrike” channel within our TR Discord Server.

Mines require extremely careful balancing to find that perfect balance of making them fun and powerful for everyone without being too over-powered, so we’ll be monitoring player feedback and battle replays closely and may adjust things further down the road if deemed necessary. 

Good hunting, Firestrikers!

TR: Mortarman L2 Unit Equipment, and more – June 11th Patch Notes

New this week in Thunder Run:

Mortarman L2 Unit Equipment

Gundar Arms Industries is rolling out more upgradeable weapons technologies. Purchase more Level 1 equipment sets in the ONP Store, and combine the parts in the Weapons Factory to make all new Level 2 sets! This week the Mortarmen are getting some new gear.

  • Mortarman Laser Sights II – AN/PEQ-2 IR Laser Sight technology that increases range by 5%
  • Mortarman Ballistic Armor MK II – Improved kevlar that reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Mortarman GMC AP Ammunition II – The newest grade armor-piercing ammunition that increases damage by 10%
  • Also adds set bonuses to give Mortarmen the 80% FASCAM shielding that the old shield equipment set had.

Collect the entire Level 2 Unit Equipment set to boost your Unit Equipment bonuses even higher!

Game improvements

  • Fixed bug where Field Repair Kits are not removing the “weakened” effect from units they were repairing.
  • Free daily repair kit giveaway now has an end date of July 1st, the day before the quarterly PvP tournament begins. There will be a reminder before then in the Patch Notes leading up to that date.

And that’s not all, Commander! The team has been looking into rebalancing the research and build time requirements for quite a while now, and we’ll soon be deploying a feature that will serve as the foundation for it. Once done, the actual rebalancing patches will follow. Stay tuned!

To see where the design team currently stands on various Community suggested features and game improvements, check out the Thunder Run Voice of the Commander Tracker (tracker will receive some clean-up and updates to formatting in the very near future).

We have some exciting news, announcements, and more waiting for you on our most recent edition of the Battlehouse Dev Blog.

Have new suggestions or feedback to share? Let us know over on our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

DV: Machine Gunner L2 Unit Equipment, and more – June 11th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

Machine Gunner L2 Unit Equipment

Gundar Arms Industries is rolling out more upgradeable weapons technologies. Purchase more Level 1 equipment sets in the ONP Store, and combine the parts in the Weapons Factory to make all new Level 2 sets! This week the Machine Gunners are getting some new gear.

  • Machine Gunner Laser Sights II – AN/PEQ-2 IR Laser Sight technology that increases range by 5%
  • Machine Gunner Ballistic Armor MK II – Improved kevlar that reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Machine Gunner GMC AP Ammunition II – The newest grade armor-piercing ammunition that increases damage by 10%
  • Also adds set bonuses to give Mortarmen the 80% FASCAM shielding that the old shield equipment set had.

Collect the entire Level 2 Unit Equipment set to boost your Unit Equipment bonuses even higher!

Game improvements

  • Fixed bug where Field Repair Kits are not removing the “weakened” effect from units they were repairing
  • Free daily repair kit giveaway now has an end date of July 1st, the day before the quarterly PvP tournament begins. There will be a reminder before then in the Patch Notes leading up to that date.

And that’s not all, Commander! The team has been looking into rebalancing the research and build time requirements for quite a while now, and we’ll soon be deploying a feature that will serve as the foundation for it. Once done, the actual rebalancing patches will follow. Stay tuned!

To see where the design team currently stands on various Community suggested features and game improvements, check out the Days of Valor Voice of the Commander Tracker (tracker will receive some clean-up and updates to formatting in the very near future).

We have some exciting news, announcements, and more waiting for you on our most recent edition of the Battlehouse Dev Blog.

Have new feedback to share? Let us know over in the “days-of-valor” channel within our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

TR: L16 Elite AH-64 and more – June 4th Patch Notes

New this week in Thunder Run:

L16 Elite AH-64

The Elite AH-64 is here.

As with the recent max unit level increases, your Level 16 Elite AH-64 will feature improved stats and no increase in battalion space requirements. As with any improvement in power, there is an increase in cost, production time, and repair time.

The best part about it? No blueprints are required for upgrading. As long as you have TOC12 and the new building levels for your Maintenance Hangar and Airfield, you can upgrade away!

L15 -> L16 Elite AH-64

Craftable Strike Team Improvements

This week we’re also bringing you some quality-of-life updates for the new Craftable Strike Team system. Effective now:

  • Strike Team Letter-Number tags now appear when hovering over an Ambush Point in the home base view. Below that it will also now show the equipped Strike Team/Squadron and its level.
  • You can now view the stats of any mine, strike team, or strike squadron by clicking on them in the Strike Team Production Menu.

Mysterious riflemen, identified

You might have come across a mysterious group of riflemen in singleplayer maps. These units are part of an update to our cheat detection system. Don’t worry, Commander! If you see these units, it does NOT mean the system thinks you are cheating. It actually means you aren’t cheating.

Daily free repair kit giveaway status

The daily free repair kit giveaway is extended through Saturday, June 6th. Tomorrow, June 5th, we’ll announce whether it will continue for another week or not. Whenever it may end, we’re looking at giving away one Repair Kit and Free Repair Kit as part of the Day 7 Login Reward.

To see where the design team currently stands on various Community suggested features and game improvements, check out the Thunder Run Voice of the Commander Tracker (tracker will receive some clean-up and updates to formatting in the very near future).

We have some exciting news, announcements, and more waiting for you on our most recent edition of the Battlehouse Dev Blog.

Have new suggestions or feedback to share? Let us know over on our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

DV: L16 Elite AH-64 and more – June 4th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

L16 Elite AH-64

The Elite AH-64 is here.

As with the recent max unit level increases, your Level 16 Elite AH-64 will feature improved stats and no increase in battalion space requirements. As with any improvement in power, there is an increase in cost, production time, and repair time.

The best part about it? No blueprints are required for upgrading. As long as you have TOC12 and the new building levels for your Maintenance Hangar and Airfield, you can upgrade away!

L15 -> L16 Elite AH-64

Craftable Strike Team Improvements

This week we’re also bringing you some quality-of-life updates for the new Craftable Strike Team system. Effective now:

  • Strike Team Letter-Number tags now appear when hovering over an Ambush Point in the home base view. Below that it will also now show the equipped Strike Team/Squadron and its level.
  • You can now view the stats of any mine, strike team, or strike squadron by clicking on them in the Strike Team Production Menu.

Mysterious riflemen, identified

You might have come across a mysterious group of riflemen in singleplayer maps. These units are part of an update to our cheat detection system. Don’t worry, Commander! If you see these units, it does NOT mean the system thinks you are cheating. It actually means you aren’t cheating.

Daily free repair kit giveaway status

The daily free repair kit giveaway is extended through Saturday, June 6th. Tomorrow, June 5th, we’ll announce whether it will continue for another week or not. Whenever it may end, we’re looking at giving away one Repair Kit and Free Repair Kit as part of the Day 7 Login Reward.

To see where the design team currently stands on various Community suggested features and game improvements, check out the Days of Valor Voice of the Commander Tracker (tracker will receive some clean-up and updates to formatting in the very near future).

We have some exciting news, announcements, and more waiting for you on our most recent edition of the Battlehouse Dev Blog.

Have new feedback to share? Let us know over in the “days-of-valor” channel within our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

TR: Rifleman L2 Unit Equipment, and Craftable Strike Teams – May 28th Patch Notes

New this week in Thunder Run:

Rifleman L2 Unit Equipment

Gundar Arms Industries is rolling out more upgradeable weapons technologies. Purchase more Level 1 equipment sets in the ONP Store, and combine the parts in the Weapons Factory to make all new Level 2 sets!

  • Rifleman Laser Sights II – AN/PEQ-2 IR Laser Sight technology that increases range by 5%
  • Rifleman Ballistic Armor MK II – Improved kevlar that reduces damage taken by 10%
  • Rifleman GMC AP Ammunition II – The newest grade armor-piercing ammunition that increases damage by 10%
  • Also adds set bonuses to give Rifleman the 80% FASCAM shielding that the old shield equipment set had.

Collect the entire Level 2 Unit Equipment set to boost your Unit Equipment bonuses even higher!

Craftable Strike Teams

You can now craft your Strike Teams and Strike Squadrons from the Weapons Factory. Drop an ambush point on your base and choose which Strike Team to deploy on it!

  • All previously owned Strike Teams are now removed from your warehouses, and have been refunded in ONP during the week of May 14th – 23rd.
  • In the Minefield or Ambush Point management system, the stats of any item in the grid can be viewed by clicking on it.
  • Hovering over an ambush point shows the equipped Strike Team/Squadron and its level.
Strike Team Crafting Menu

To see where the design team currently stands on various Community suggested features and game improvements, check out the Thunder Run Voice of the Commander Tracker (tracker will receive some clean-up and updates to formatting in the very near future).

We have some exciting news, announcements, and more waiting for you on our most recent edition of the Battlehouse Dev Blog.

Have new suggestions or feedback to share? Let us know over on our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!