New Hardware Prizes: Advanced Turret Blueprints

New Hardware Prizes: Advanced Turret Blueprints

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor!

Are you ready to begin using advanced turrets, but haven’t been able to collect enough ONP?

Now you can use Hardware to purchase Level 1-10 blueprints for the following advanced weapons in the Hardware Prizes Store:

  • FASCAM
  • M45 Quadmount
  • C-RAM
  • High Energy Laser
  • M777 Howitzer

Plus, in an update from earlier this week, Turret Emplacements at Levels 11-18 gained more HP than before (increases ranged from 7% at Level 11 to 20% at Level 18).

Good hunting, commanders!

The Counter-Rocket/Artillery/ Missile, or C-RAM, gun fires during a weapons test at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2010. The C-RAM has the ability to fire up to 4,500 rounds per minute to protect the base against incoming projectiles. (Photo Credit: Senior Airman Brittany Bateman)

Upgrade to the Latest Defensive Technology

Upgrade to the Latest Defensive Technology

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor!

The following turret weapons can now be upgraded to Level 18:

  • FASCAM
  • M45 Quadmount
  • C-RAM
  • High Energy Laser
  • M777 Howitzer

Look for new Level 17-18 blueprints in the Event Prizes Store. Good hunting, commanders!

Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, fire an M982 Excalibur round from an M777 howitzer during a recent fire support mission. The artillerymen spend hours each day running through dry-fire training drills to keep their skills sharp in preparation for requests for fire support. (Photo: Cpl. Jeff Drew)

New PvP Level Limits for Thunder Run Season 6

New PvP Level Limits for Thunder Run Season 6

We are thrilled to see an ever-increasing number of players reach the highest TOC levels in Thunder Run!

From time to time, as the player base advances, we need to update the game rules to keep up.

Since more than two years ago, players who are level 30 or higher have been subject to attack by any other player, including those many levels above them. In 2015, this was fine because there were very few super-advanced players who could dominate a L30 base. But today, there are now significantly more high-level players, plus new offensive units and upgrades released over the last two years that carry more firepower than ever before. The L30 player of today stands in a relatively weaker spot, compared to the average enemy, than the L30 player of 2015.

Therefore, we are updating the level at which you become open to attack by all players from level 30 to level 33. This change takes effect starting with the opening of Season 6 on February 9th at 1700GMT.

After the change, we’ll watch closely to make sure the new level limits are working as well as possible. We know this change will slightly reduce the number of low-level targets available for L35+ players to attack, so we’ll be watching out to make sure the downside is limited.

In case you’re curious what kind of analysis led us to make this update, check out this graph showing the relative population of players at TOC levels 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. In 2015, a TOC level 5 player was at about the 50th percentile of combat power, but today you need to be an advanced TOC L6 player or early TOC L7 player to be in the more powerful half of the game world!

Changing trends in player TOC levels over time

Don’t forget that this week is the final Clan tournament of Season 5!

Season 6 Map Updates for Thunder Run

Season 6 Map Updates for Thunder Run

Thunder Run‘s Season 5 is coming to an end, and we have some exciting changes for Season 6!

On February 9th, 2017, immediately after the Season 5 Finale clan tournament, PvP leaderboards will reset and Season 6 will begin.

The new season will come with the closure of 4 old maps: Sectors 201, 202, 207, and 213, and the opening of two new anti-alt maps: Sectors 604 and 605. This will ensure a healthy population in all maps for the coming season.

In addition, starting in Season 6, PvP points will only be available in anti-alt regions (Maps 600-605) and Non-Map regions. In Maps 203-228, which do not have anti-alt policies, players can still play and fight, but PvP points will not be given for battles there. Entering Maps 203-228 will cause a player to lose all accumulated PvP points. This change will reduce the advantage of alt accounts on PvP results.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming days, and don’t forget to check out the Elite Rifleman Battle Replay Contest going on right now!

New Unit: Elite Rifleman

New Unit: Elite Rifleman

Elite Rifleman

Upgrade your army with a new, versatile foot soldier. The Elite version features increased weapon range and strength against armor and infantry, while keeping the anti-air ability of the classic Rifleman. Elite Riflemen carry more than double the hitpoints and dish out 20x more damage than their original Rifleman brothers (see below for full stats).

Coming Thursday, January 26 to Thunder Run and Days of Valor!

Often too humble to brag of their accomplishments, elite forces carry themselves with gruff wisdom and fiery determination. Photo: SSgt. Darron Salzer, First Army Division East


Combat stats at Level 1 and max Level

Look for Elite Rifleman Blueprints in the Event Prizes Store, coming this Thursday, January 26 at 1700 GMT!

Patch Note: January 3, 2017

Patch Note: January 3, 2017

Happy New Year everyone!

THUNDER RUN, DAYS OF VALOR, and WAR STAR EMPIRE updates:

  • The Hitlist and War Chest will now refresh at the same time each day (1700 GMT). Previously, the refresh was set for 24 hours since your last use of Hitlist or War Chest. This update makes it easier to find a full Hitlist and grab free War Chest items, even if you play at different times on some days.