Firestrike: Vengeance Special Event

Firestrike: Vengeance Special Event

VENGEANCE

Welcome to the fifth special event in Firestrike!

Rogue scientist Anneke Harding returns to Gundar in a one-week scramble to defeat Single-Player and Multiplayer Map bases before time runs out.

Each of Harding’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, June 29!

New Prizes

For high TOC level players, this event brings the AH-64D Longbow to Firestrike. This new aircraft plays a similar role as the MSTA, with greater HP and DPS than any core unit available up to TOC Level 15. Click below for full stats:

In addition, all players can use Prize Tokens to unlock stronger upgradable building stats or access any previously-released blueprints.

Special Event Structure

The Vengeance event follows the same pattern as the last few events.

Enemy bases are 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!

Firestrike Battalion Updates

New this week in Firestrike:

Battalion Speed-Up Removal Test

For a limited-time test, we are removing the ability to use Gold to move a battalion instantly across the Multiplayer map. This feature seems to be causing more harm than good: players use it only rarely, and when used, it has been confused with lag or bugs in the battalion movement system.

We’d like to remind players that battalion movement speed boost items are still available from various sources, including the daily login reward system and the Prize Token store during special events.

Battalion Combat Q&A

Separately, we’ve received some questions about removing the “regrouping” delay in battalion movement, or adding a +/- level restriction to battalion-vs-battalion attacks. Here are our views on these questions:

First, the “regrouping” delay is important to ensure fairness in map battles where players have different network connections and computer speeds. Without this delay, battles would often be decided by whose “Attack” click reaches the server with the least lag, instead of who has the stronger strategy or most powerful army. The battalion movement delay is intended to keep the game focused on strategy over click lag.

Second, if there were a level restriction on battalion-vs-battalion attacks, we worry this would lead to the use of throw-away alts to block important areas of the map with unattackable low-level battalions. We do agree that there is a balance issue created by the large power difference in high- vs. low-TOC-level armies, where low-level players don’t have much of a chance in battalion fights against higher-level players. The design team is currently looking at various solutions to this, in a more subtle way than simply preventing all attacks.

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!

Firestrike: New Map, Plus Turret Updates

Firestrike: New Map, Plus Turret Updates

New this week in Firestrike:

New Map

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.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Firestrike Quarry Updates

Firestrike Quarry Updates

Major updates to the Quarry system are now active in Firestrike:

More Strength

  • All Quarry Yards now collect resources twice as fast as before
  • Clan Logistics bonuses for unit repair and Prize Tokens are now double the previous amounts, topping out at 8+% for Level 15 Quarries
  • Hardware Quarries are now available (but rare) at TOC Level 11 and up

More Upgrades

  • 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.

More Defenses

  • 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.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Firestrike Prize Token Leaderboard, 2 Days to Go

Welcome to the final two days of the Insider event in Firestrike. Earn your Prize Tokens now, because the event will be ending in less than 48 hours!

Here are the latest player stats for the greatest number of Prize Tokens looted of each type. (updated 21:00 GMT Apr 4)

Note: The next event after Insider will feature a separate in-game leaderboard for each token type.

Emerald Tokens

Player Emerald Tokens Looted
bot1 L15 30,255
Ducky L15 6,671
chaos L12 565

Gold Tokens

Player Gold Tokens Looted
bot1 L15 18,080
chaos L12 14,943
DEMOLISHER L10 2,000
Ragin Cajun L10 700
Jane L9 540

Silver Tokens

Player Silver Tokens Looted
oatmeal heals L8 22,366
Reaper L9 18,977
Dennis L9 18,455
SHELBY L10 18,200
Allen.435 L8 15,645

Bronze Tokens

Player Bronze Tokens Looted
LightNDark L7 22,900
Brady L8 20,712
BLACK PANTER L7 18,000
Brice L7 17,250
Azis.527 L7 14,000

Firestrike Prize Token Leaderboard

Firestrike Prize Token Leaderboard

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

Player Emerald Tokens Looted
bot1 L13 12,655
Ducky L14 774
chaos L12 189

Gold Tokens

Player Gold Tokens Looted
chaos L12 6,146
bot1 L14 6,080
DEMOLISHER L10 900
Ragin Cajun L10 400
xxWOLVERINExx L9 250

Silver Tokens

Player Silver Tokens Looted
oatmeal heals L8 17,463
Dennis L8 14,455
n7 killjoy L9 12,220
Reaper L9 10,880
SHELBY L9 8,380

Bronze Tokens

Player Bronze Tokens Looted
LightNDark L7 15,500
VlaDiskI L6 14,000
Boots Braces L7 12,800
LOST L7 9,889
Archy L6 8,600

* 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.

Firestrike: Insider Special Event

Firestrike: Insider Special Event

INSIDER

Welcome to the third special event in Firestrike!

Rogue CIA Agent Springer returns to Gundar in a one-week scramble to defeat Single-Player and Multiplayer Map bases before time runs out.

Each of Springer’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, April 6!

New Units

This event brings three new special units to Firestrike. All three are “role breakers” that have different offensive strengths than the normal ones for their infantry/armor/aircraft class. Click the individual links below for full stats on each unit:

In addition, all prizes from earlier event weeks have returned and can be obtained for the same Prize Token types as before.

New Clan Logistics Bonus

Starting this week, Clan Logistics Centers now give a Prize Token Loot Bonus to all Clanmates in the map.

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!

New Special Event Levels

The Insider 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.

Note: The +/- 3 level restriction is a change from earlier events. Previously, the lack of clarity about the intended difficulty of each event level caused some confusion, so we added this level-band restriction to focus players on the event content appropriate for their level.

Event Tips

Springer has a preference for helicopters and Rocket Turrets, both of which are strong against armor but weak against infantry. You’ll get better combat results if you bring infantry to this event.

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.

For veterans of Thunder Run and Days of Valor, please note the following differences in the Vengeance event system:

  • The Single-Player portion of the event can be played more than once. After the final stage is defeated, it resets back to the first stage, and can be fought again for more Prize Tokens.
  • Prize Token amounts are “back-loaded” – the final stage of the Single-Player event gives a very large amount of Tokens relative to the others. This rewards players for fighting through all the levels.

We’re eager to hear your feedback – please join the discussion in Clan HQ!

Firestrike: Quarries, Clan Logistics, and More

Firestrike: Quarries, Clan Logistics, and More

New this week in Firestrike:

Quarries

Resource-giving Quarries are now available on the Multiplayer Map, and can be located using the “Find Target…” button. Conquer a Quarry to receive Supply, Fuel, or Hardware from the Yards within.

Quarries are available in three sizes: III, VII, and XI, corresponding to the power of TOC Levels 3, 7, and 11 respectively. Players may attack any Quarry whose size is within +/- 3 levels of their own TOC level.

Other than the quarry-size mechanics just mentioned, rules for Quarries are the same in Firestrike as they are in our other games. For example, the Yards inside of Quarries provide less resources than a regular home-base Yard, so the resource flow from owning one entire Quarry is roughly equal to one extra in-base Yard.

Clan Logistics

New and exclusive to Firestrike: Clan Logistics Quarries provide Clan-wide bonuses instead of resources.

Logistics Quarries are identified by a special green icon on the regional map.

Owning a Logistics Quarry provides Clan-wide bonuses. Currently, this takes the form of a unit production and repair speed bonus, but we plan to offer more bonuses in the future.

Clan-wide bonuses are refreshed hourly. At the top of the hour, all Clanmates in the same map of the quarry owner receive one hour of bonus. This continues as long as the Clan holds on to the quarry. Mouse over the bonus icon to see which quarries are contributing to your bonus stats.

In an exclusive first for Battlehouse games, Clan Logistics Centers can be upgraded inside the Quarry, to provide greater Clan bonuses and stronger security teams.

Full stats for the available upgrades can be viewed here: Clan Logistics Center | Firestrike Field Manual

Like other quarries, Clan Logistics bases have a limited lifetime and will eventually expire and disappear.

Look forward to more new and exciting Multiplayer Map content in the future!


Field Manual Updates

  • New “Power Tier” row shows what TOC Level each upgrade is for
  • New “# Buildable” row shows how many of each building can be constructed in your base
  • Buildings only available in Quarries are now listed, including Clan Logistics bonuses

Check it out here: Firestrike Field Manual


Turret Emplacement Update

  • TOC Level 10+ now allows 9 Turret Emplacements, and TOC Level 13+ now allows 10 Turret Emplacements

Full stats for the emplacement are available here: Turret Emplacement | Firestrike Field Manual


Please share your feedback with us by joining the discussion in Clan HQ or the forums!

Good hunting, Commanders!