TR: L3 Base Perimeter Upgrade, Minefield Updates, and more – May 14th Patch Notes

New this week in Thunder Run:

L3 Base Perimeter Upgrade

Looks like it’s getting a little crowded in your base, Commander. Good news! Gundar Arms Industries has secured a new deal on land charters, granting us the ability to purchase more land around our base perimeter.

  • Expand by your base perimeter by an additional 10%!
  • You must have at least Tactical Ops Center L9 to access the new expansion tier.

If you’re TOCL9 or above: the L3 Base Perimeter upgrade is available now, and accessible via the in-game “Defenses” Store for 1,430 Gold. 

L3 Base Perimeter Upgrade

Minefield Updates

Your engineers have improved their minefield charting system. They can now plant more than 28 mines without blowing off their own feet. All those years of playing Minesweeper paid off, I guess?

– TOC levels 3 through 12 all get a boost to the number of minefields they can deploy.
– TOC levels 3 through 10 can build two additional minefields.
– TOC level 11 can build 4 additional minefields, and TOC level 12 can build 6 additional minefields.

No additional research is needed to unlock the additional minefields. Just start building!

Game Improvements

  • While this week’s event store is open, from May 14 through May 23, players who previously purchased a Strike Team or Strike Squadron will have those purchases refunded. The items will no longer be purchasable in the store. The new crafting system will go live some time after this migration and refund process is complete.
  • Volume Controls update: 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%.

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: Rifleman L2 Unit Equipment, Minefield Updates, and more – May 15th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

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!

Minefield Updates

  • TOC levels 3 through 12 all get a boost to the number of minefields they can deploy.
  • TOC levels 3 through 10 can build two additional minefields.
  • TOC level 11 can build 4 additional minefields, and TOC level 12 can build 6 additional minefields.

No additional research is needed to unlock the additional minefields. Just start building!

Game Improvements

  • While this week’s event store is open, from May 14 through May 23, players who previously purchased a Strike Team or Strike Squadron will have those purchases refunded. The items will no longer be purchasable in the store. The new crafting system will go live some time after this migration and refund process is complete.
  • Volume Controls update: 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%.

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!

DV: L16 Elite Mi-24 Hind/Elite MQ-8B Fire Scout – May 7th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

L16 Elite Mi-24 Hind/Elite MQ-8B Fire Scout

The Level 16 Elite Mi-24 Hind and Elite MQ-8B Fire Scout are here.

As with the recent max unit level increases, your Level 16 Elite Mi-24 Hind and MQ-8B Fire Scout 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 Mi-24 Hind Stats
L15 -> L16 Elite MQ-8B Fire Scout Stats

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!

DV: L3 Base Perimeter Upgrade, and more – April 30th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

L3 Base Perimeter Upgrade

Looks like it’s getting a little crowded in your base, Commander. Good news! Gundar Arms Industries has secured a new deal on land charters, granting us the ability to purchase more land around our base perimeter.

  • Expand by your base perimeter by an additional 10%!
  • You must have at least Tactical Ops Center L9 to access the new expansion tier.

If you’re TOCL9 or above: the L3 Base Perimeter upgrade is available now, and accessible via the in-game “Defenses” Store for 1,430 Gold. 

L3 Base Perimeter Upgrade

Game improvement

And that’s not all, Commander! Some of you have reported that the in-battle field repair kits would occasionally fail upon use, and we’ve deployed a fix that should successfully do away with the bug once and for all!

Like what you see? Or do you have any feedback to share? Let us know over in the “days-of-valor” channel within our Thunder Run Discord Server.

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.

Good hunting, Commanders!

“Off-Facebook” Privacy Settings

📢 Attention Thunder Run, Days of Valor, Mars Frontier, War Star Empire, and Battlefront Mars Commanders on Facebook:

Facebook has recently introduced a new setting toggle that allows users to turn off a feature that they call “Off-Facebook Activity”, and since then several Facebook Sharing campaigns have gone viral encouraging Facebook users to do so. We strongly recommend that you ignore any such advice it as it it’s been brought to our attention that turning off “Off-Facebook Activity” can remove access to our Facebook Game Apps on your account and subsequently cause various issues logging into the game.

What is “Off-Facebook Activity”, anyway? It’s a tool that gives Facebook App Developers the ability to share with Facebook when people are using their app. In the case of Thunder Run, we use it to tell Facebook when a player logs in, and when our system’s ability to do this becomes blocked the user, various errors can occur. You can read more about the specifics of “Off-Facebook Activity” here.

Rest assured, if you have already turned off Off-Facebook Activity and are having trouble logging in, your base and all of your progress remain safe on our servers, and you should be able to fix the issue by simply turning the setting back on. To do this, go to your Facebook Profile “Settings” Menu -> “Your Facebook Information” -> “View Off-Facebook Activity” -> “More Options” -> “Manage Future Activity” -> and then flip the toggle to it’s “On” position like shown below.

Make sure “Future Off-Facebook Activity” is toggled to “On”

As you might have already read the most recent edition of the Battlehouse Dev Blog, we’re also in the process of working on getting Thunder Run published on more platforms outside of Facebook, and offering new account login alternatives as part of our “Project New Horizons”. Stay tuned for more information on the next step!

Have feedback to share? Let us know over on our Thunder Run Discord Server!

DV: L16 Elite KA-50/Elite HZ9, and more – April 23rd Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

L16 Elite KA-50/Elite HZ9

The Level 16 Elite KA-50 and Elite HZ9 are here.

As with the recent max unit level increases, your Level 16 Elite KA-50 and Elite HZ9 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 KA-50 Stats
L15 -> L16 Elite HZ9 Stats

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.
  • Generator Update! You now have to dish out more total damage to a Generator in order for it to drop down to zero power output.

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!

DV: Voice of the Commander Updates – April 16th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

Voice of the Commander Updates

🐲 Happy Lunar New Year, Commanders! 🐉

We’re celebrating with a quality-of-life update based on your player feedback that’s intended to address a few of the issues and suggestions that you’ve brought forth to us via the “Voice of the Commander” trackers. Don’t see the update you were hoping for in this week’s release? Fear not, as there is still plenty more to come.

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

Limits on promotion orders have been removed

Players can now purchase up to 62 Promotion L4 to L5 tokens as long as they have the ONP. This is enough ONP to upgrade every leader to L5.

More Game Improvements

  • The TOC12 LRAD now has a visible projectile
  • The Upgrade Information bar that lists the benefits of an upgrade has had its scroll buttons fixed.
  • The Player Information Statistics tab now supports mouse-wheel scrolling
  • For games with more than three rows worth of PvP seasons, the text overlap problem has been fixed and scroll buttons have been added.

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.

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

Good hunting, Commanders!

DV: L16 Elite M12 GMC/Elite M26 Pershing, and more – April 9th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

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Level 16 Elite M12 GMC & Elite M26 Pershing

The Level 16 Elite M12 GMC and Elite M26 Pershing are here.

As with the recent max unit level increases, your Level 16 Elite M12 GMC and Elite M26 Pershing 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 Academy and Barracks, you can upgrade away!

L15 -> L16 Elite M12 GMC
L15 -> L16 Elite M26 Pershing

Game Improvement

And that’s not all, Commanders! Based on a recent player discussion within Discord, we are making a slight change to the Elite Nimr.

Starting tomorrow: it will no longer move backwards. It must turn so that it’s within 120 degrees of its target direction before starting to move. Beware that this will reduce the unit’s maneuverability a little bit, but not by a lot since its turn speed is so high.

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!

Battlehouse Dev Blog, Issue #14: Developer Updates

📢 Attention Thunder Run, Days of Valor, Mars Frontier, War Star Empire, Battlefront Mars, and Firestrike Commanders:

Welcome to the 14th installment of the Battlehouse Dev Blog, a place where fans of all Battlehouse games can enjoy regular behind the scenes peaks into the minds of Battlehouse Developers.

We’re officially now in a new PvP Season, and while we didn’t make much progress on the Developers Roadmap this past season aside from delivering craftable Security Nodes, we have been working on a new large back-end project that we’re excited to finally talk a little bit about now in this Dev Blog entry.

The purpose of this new project which we’re internally calling “Project New Horizons” is to publish across multiple platforms to gain a lot more players, with a goal of gaining enough revenue to substantially increase our dev team size and release boatloads of new content. The first visible step of this project is the Kongregate re-launch that allows Facebook and Kongregate players to go head to head. Next steps include a downloadable client that will be published on several other platforms, like the Windows Store and Steam.

The downside to this project is it lowered the priority of a lot of front-end content. The Developer Roadmap still represents the front-end projects in the works, they’ve just slowed down a bit. After the Kongregate re-launch, expect at least one project on the roadmap to see some development cycles.

We’ve also been working on some projects that do their thing in the background.  The PvP end of season tournaments had some timer entries that were wrong due to typos. To prevent this, we automated the process that times the announcements and leaderboards. The next season tournament should go without a hitch in July.

Our VPN detection software and reputation filter has been integrated with the game engine. This has been quietly in the works for a while. A consistent complaint about PvP is that certain bad elements will have an army of alt accounts on anti-alt maps and hide behind VPNs so that our alt-detection system won’t notice them. Starting after the next end-of-season PvP tournament (July 2-July 9), 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.

Now, we know that some of you have to use a VPN for one reason or another. Like our anti-alt policy, we will grant some exceptions to some players. We’ve started rolling out notices on the servers well in advance of the policy change, so if you start seeing messages warning you that you’re on a VPN, submit a ticket to our customer support team now by clicking the “Contact Support” link at the bottom of your game. If you meet the criteria, your account will be flagged as ignored by the automated processes that police the maps.

We are hoping that this will make the PvP tournament a more competitive and exciting event for players going forward.

That’s all for now. Keep up the good fight, Commanders!

Stay up to date every day on what’s being developed on the dev-tracker channel here.

Looking for an update on where the Dev Team currently stands regarding various community suggestions? Check out our “Voice of the Commander” trackers here:

Like what you see in this Dev Blog, or have suggestions on things you’d like to see addressed in our “Voice of the Commander” trackers? Let us know over on our Thunder Run Discord Server!

DV: Level 16 Elite MSTA and Elite Panzer, and End of Season 13 Clan Tournament – March 26th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

Level 16 Elite MSTA & Elite Panzer

It’s the end of another exciting season in Days of Valor, and the Level 16 Elite MSTA and Elite Panzer are here to celebrate!

As with the recent max unit level increases, your Level 16 Elite MSTA/Panzers 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 Academy and Barracks, you can upgrade away!

L15 -> L16 Elite MSTA Stats
L15 -> L16 Elite Panzer Stats

End of Season 13 Clan Tournament

From March 26th – April 2nd, 2020, rally your Clan and head to the regional map for your chance to be the strongest Clan of Season 13!

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 April 2nd, 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 13 Opens: April 2nd, 2020

The new season will begin immediately after the end of the tournament.

  • 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 Days of Valor Voice of the Commander Tracker (new tracker coming soon).
  • Have new feedback to share? Let us know over in the “days-of-valor” channel within our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!