FS: Sanctuary Explained – September 22nd Patch Notes

New this week in Firestrike:

Attention, Commanders!

In the beginning of September, we have rolled out an update to our Terms of Service and have mentioned it in the Patch Notes for that day.

Part of the update that was of most interest to a lot of players were the policies regarding alt accounts and account sharing. This update, and the warning of “DO NOT SHARE ACCOUNTS” has been foreshadowed as early as at least December of 2021, as per this post on Discord.

Our aim is to be simultaneously stricter on these policies, while also being more lenient. Stricter in a sense that we’re doing more aggressive account sharing detection and active-but-hidden alt detection; and more lenient, in a sense that low-count offenders are not necessarily moved to the Prison map right away. Hence, the introduction of “Sanctuary“.

Here are a few FAQs that we have gotten, and possible explanations.

What is Sanctuary?

Sanctuary is where a player base goes when it is involved in a violation of our Terms of Service.

What is the Difference Between Sanctuary and Prison?

Previously, offenders are sent to a different map or to Prison. If a player is in Prison, they will be unable to get out unless the imprisonment was a mistake, and an admin releases the player.

With Sanctuary, the player is free to move out on after a set number of days, depending on the violation. However, a player that makes frequent trips to Sanctuary will ultimately find themselves in Prison, and will no longer be able to get out.

Why am I in Sanctuary?

The player is sent an in-game message of why they were sent to Sanctuary, as well as for how long they will need to wait before they can go back to the map type they’ve been banished from. The length of the sentence depends on the violation incurred.

Effective today, if you are in Sanctuary, you will be able to jump to a map that you specifically have not been banished from.

For example, if you were moved to Sanctuary for an alt-violation, you will be banished from anti-alt maps for X days, but you are free to move to an alt-allowed map until your sentence is over.

As always, if you feel that you have been mis-identified as an alt, please contact support.

I received no message on why I am in Sanctuary/Prison

Some players have found themselves in Sanctuary or Prison without an in-game message like above. In most cases, there are likely other reasons why they have been relocated.

Please contact our support team to check what your account status is. Or alternatively, send a direct message to bh-wulfstan on Discord.

I am in Sanctuary, but cannot move anywhere

Please refer to “I received no message…” section above.

The Future of Sanctuary

We will continue to refine our Sanctuary and Prison systems and sentences, so this may change in the near future – with the name change from “Sanctuary” to something else maaaybe being in the nearer future. We will be making an announcement of any such change when it happens.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, or any general feedback, we’d love it if you can make your voices heard on our “firestrike” channel within our TR Discord Server.

Good hunting, Firestrikers!

FS: Ambush!

This weekend in Firestrike:

Attention, Commanders!

We have been ambushed! A 75%-Off a one-time select gold purchase has caught us off guard! Fortunately, we were able to drive it off, and it has since taken a defensive position on our Store! We won’t be able to take it out until after the weekend, Commander. Would you like to take a shot before then?

If you answered yes, then simply login and follow the “Special Offer” prompts to the Gold Menu to take advantage of it before the weekend is over. Scoop up that gold while it’s hot!

Have new feedback to share ? Let us know over in the “firestrike” channel within our Official Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

FS: Tactical Ops Center Level 18 and more – October 1st Patch Notes

New this week in Firestrike:

Tactical Ops Center Level 18

Your architects have been hard at work, Commander. In addition to a sharply-worded requisition order for more coffee, they’ve delivered the upgrade plans for the next Tactical Ops Center expansion.

Effective today:

The Tactical Ops Center level cap is raised to Level 18, paving the way for new maximum levels for all buildings, turrets, landmines, and top-tier units.

New units

Heads up, Commander! Reinforcements have arrived. Today, the Stinger Gunner II takes the field!

CIWS Bug fix

And that’s not all, Commander! We’ve received reports that economy and research buildings with CIWS artillery defenses were not properly firing on incoming shells. This has been fixed. Also, a new CIWS Range stat has been added. Your base defenders should be better at picking off incoming shells now!

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

Good hunting, Firestrikers!

FS: Black Friday Weekend Sale – November 25th Patch Notes

This weekend in Thunder Run:

Black Friday Week Sales

Hey Commanders! We hope you’re enjoying your Black Friday weekend. To help celebrate, we’re offering 75%-Off a one-time select gold purchase on Black Friday, November 26th!

Not only that, it will be followed up with a daily 50%-off sales each day after that leading up to Cyber Monday, November 27th-29th!

Simply login and follow the “Special Offer” prompts to the Gold Menu to take advantage of your offer before the weekend is over. Scoop up that gold while it’s hot!

Have new feedback to share ? Let us know over in the “firestrike” channel within our Official Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

FS: New Artillery Firebase and Craftable Missiles – April 8th Patch Notes

New this week in Firestrike:

New Artillery Firebase!

Heads up, Commanders! Our engineers have made some breakthroughs and we no have the ability to research, produce, and fire specialized artillery shells.

To begin, construct an Artillery Firebase from your Buildings>Defense menu. Research the artillery shell of your choice, be it anti-armor, anti-infantry, or anti-air, and craft these missiles under the “Produce” tab.

You can even use the crafted missiles in battle! You can find them to the left when you are attacking.

Three crafted missiles ready for use

Upgrade your Artillery Shells for more damage and AoE, or upgrade your Artillery Firebase for more missile capacity. Either way, rain hell upon your enemies, Commander!

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

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.

Have new feedback to share? Let us know over on our “firestrike” channel within our TR Discord Server.

Good hunting, Firestrikers!

FS: Voice of the Commander Updates – January 28th Patch Notes

New this week in Firestrike:

Voice of the Commander Updates

Heads up, Commanders!

This week we’re rolling out an update thanks to your suggestions that you’ve brought forth to us via the Voice of the Commander Trackers.

Specifically, players can expect to see new rewards for this week’s event.

Sapphire Tokens were added with the TOC17 update, but no rewards were available other than converting them to Emerald. This has changed. Now you can buy repair kits, field repair kits, and 1 day shields.

These will take many victories to acquire, so fight well, Commander! We are eager for feedback on these rewards and are very willing to adjust costs, durations, and numbers.

If you have any ideas, suggestions, or any general feedback, we’d love it if you can make your voices heard on our “firestrike” channel within our TR Discord Server.

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

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.

Good hunting, Firestrikers!

TR: “HEL” TOC Weapon Upgrades – November 12th Patch Notes

New this week in Thunder Run:

“HEL” TOC Weapon Upgrades

Attention, Commanders! Our engineers just hit another breakthrough for the TOC “HEL.” Turn your Level 12 Tactical Ops Center from a defense machine to a defense beast, with the TOC HEL now being upgradeable to Level 20! Now available in the ONP Store for players with TOC12!

Purchase the blueprint in the ONP Store during an ONP Event week, activate it from your Warehouse, and then click on your TOC followed by “Change Weapon” similar to how you would if you were arming a turret head to a turret emplacement.

Level 20 TOC HEL stats

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.

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 on our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

TR: New LRAD “Junior” Turret, and Acoustic Mines – October 29th Patch Notes

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New this week in Thunder Run:

New LRAD Turret (aka “LRAD Junior”)

The LRAD Turret is here, and is now available for deployment to your Turret Platforms.

While able to reach shorter ranges than the TOC LRAD, the LRAD Turret delivers similar stat disruption to enemy units attacking your base, for a quarter of the price!

To unlock it, purchase the LRAD Turret Blueprint from the ONP Store (available for bases with TOC L10 and higher), research the tech in your Weapons Lab, and then Equip the new Weapon to one of your Turret Platforms!

LRAD Turret Stats

Note: Players who have previously bought the blueprint when it was mistakenly placed on the store do not need to purchase it again. Just activate your blueprint from the Warehouse and you’re good to go!

Acoustic Mine

And that’s not all, Commander! Watch your step, for the Acoustic Mine is here!

  • Available for bases with Level 4 TOC and higher
  • Requires at least Level 4 Weapons Lab
  • Electromagnetic pulse temporarily stuns all enemy units in range and knocks air units out of the sky.

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.

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 on our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

DV: New LRAD “Junior” Turret, and Acoustic Mines – October 29th Patch Notes

New this week in Days of Valor:

New LRAD Turret (aka “LRAD Junior”)

The LRAD Turret is here, and is now available for deployment to your Turret Platforms.

While able to reach shorter ranges than the TOC LRAD, the LRAD Turret delivers similar stat disruption to enemy units attacking your base, for a quarter of the price!

To unlock it, purchase the LRAD Turret Blueprint from the ONP Store (available for bases with TOC L10 and higher), research the tech in your Weapons Lab, and then Equip the new Weapon to one of your Turret Platforms!

LRAD Turret Stats

Note: Players who have previously bought the blueprint when it was mistakenly placed on the store do not need to purchase it again. Just activate your blueprint from the Warehouse and you’re good to go!

Acoustic Mine

And that’s not all, Commander! Watch your step, for the Acoustic Mine is here!

  • Available for bases with Level 4 TOC and higher
  • Requires at least Level 4 Weapons Lab
  • Electromagnetic pulse temporarily stuns all enemy units in range and knocks air units out of the sky.

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.

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: Tactical Ops Center Level 17 – October 1st Patch Notes

New this week in Firestrike:

Tactical Ops Center Level 17

Your architects have been hard at work, Commander. In addition to a sharply-worded requisition order for more coffee, they’ve delivered the upgrade plans for the next Tactical Ops Center expansion. It seems like only yesterday we were huddled together in tents. 

Effective today:

The Tactical Ops Center level cap is raised to Level 17, paving the way for new maximum levels for all buildings, turrets, landmines, and top-tier units.

New units

And that’s not all, Commander! Reinforcements have arrived. Today, the Commando, the TOS-1M, and the UH-60 Blackhawk will take the field. 

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

Good hunting, Firestrikers!