Double ONP and Leader Updates

Double ONP and Leader Updates

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Bonus ONP

This week only, receive twice the usual amount of ONP from defeating special event enemies Syndicate (TR) and Scorpion (DV). Use ONP to unlock powerful blueprints and items under Store → Event Prizes!

Leader Item Updates

Many Level 2 and Level 3 leaders now carry more powerful security teams and other bonus stats:

  • Alpha Force: Level 2 Academy, Airfield, Barracks leaders
  • Bravo Force: Level 2 and Level 3 Turret Emplacement leaders
  • Charlie Force: Level 2 Supply Yard leaders
  • Delta Force: Level 3 Turret Emplacement leaders
  • Echo Force: Level 2 Academy Research and Level 2-3 Barracks Repair leaders
  • Foxtrot Force: Level 2 Motor Pool Repair leader
  • Hotel Force: Level 2 Fuel Yard leaders
  • India Force: Level 2 Fuel and Supply Depot leaders
  • Juliett Force: Level 2 Generator leader
  • Kilo Force: Level 2 Transmitter leader

Check the Store → Event Prizes menu and also your Leader Barracks menus for detailed stats on each leader.

For new players, here is our guide for how to upgrade leaders to Level 2 and higher:

Leader Upgrade Guide | Battlehouse Forums

Technical Updates

  • Players are no longer allowed to make attacks against battalions and quarries controlled by their own alt accounts.
  • The “Post Screenshot” button is fixed now. It was temporarily broken earlier this week due to a Facebook bug.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Landmine Improvements

Landmine Improvements

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Improved Landmines
  • All Mines now have 10% more range at Level 10 and higher (both trigger radius and explosion splash range have increased)
  • Anti Armor Mines L11+ now have increased damage by up to 20%
  • Reduced upgrade costs by up to 20% on Anti-Infantry Mines L13+, Anti-Armor Mines L10+, and Anti-Air Mines L9+

Good hunting, Commanders!

A Marine attached to Basic Combat Engineer course 6-16 places a Claymore anti-personnel mine.

Elite Rifleman Equipment and Blueprint Sale – Thunder Run

Elite Rifleman Equipment and Blueprint Sale – Thunder Run

New this week in Thunder Run:

Elite Rifleman Equipment

  • Ballistic Armor, AP Ammunition, and Laser Sights are now available for the Elite Rifleman.
    Check Event Prizes → Unit Equipment for details.

Blueprint Sale

This week only, the following blueprints are on sale for 50-75% fewer ONP in the Event Prizes Store:

  • Infantry
    • Combat Engineer
    • Sapper
  • Armor
    • Truck Bomb and Elite Truck Bomb
    • BMP-1 and Elite BMP-1
    • MSTA and Elite MSTA
    • Elite BTR-90
    • Elite BRDM-3
  • Aircraft
    • MQ-8B and Elite MQ-8B
    • HZ-9 and Elite HZ-9
    • Ka-50
    • Mi-24D

Sale ends when the Event Prizes store closes on March 18 at 17:00 GMT.

Patch Notes

Technical updates taking effect this week:

  • When relocating your base within the same map, you are now guaranteed to move at least 3 hexes away from your current location. Previously, there was a chance you could get unlucky and be “moved” only a single hex.
  • The 30-minute temporary Rifleman Damage, Range, and Speed boost items now affect Elite Riflemen as well.
    • Note: permanent AP Ammunition, Laser Sights, and Ballistic Armor items are different for regular Riflemen and Elite Rifleman. This follows the same pattern as other Elite unit equipment.
  • A code problem that sometimes caused players to see a “white screen” error on login has been fixed.
  • A technical problem that sometimes caused Internet Explorer users to disconnect after the end of a battle has been fixed.

Good hunting, Commanders!

Turret Improvements

Turret Improvements

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

Improved turrets
  • C-RAM, M45 Quadmount, and FASCAM weapons now have more damage and range at all upgrade levels. (specific boost amounts vary by level, but are around 10%).

This change is designed to raise the power of these rare blueprint-based turrets to better match the difficulty of obtaining them.

Check the Hardware Prizes store to obtain blueprints for these turrets, plus other powerful weaponry!

Disconnection Bugs Squashed

Disconnection Bugs Squashed

Good news for players of all Battlehouse games, including Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

In an update rolled out this week, we fixed bugs and added features to reduce the chance that players get disconnected from our servers during gameplay. This means you are now much less likely to get the dreaded “boot” from the game.

While we can’t guarantee 100% reliability under all conditions, data since the update shows the chance of disconnection is now about one-third of what it used to be.

Graph of network problems before and after this week’s update

Help us improve by reporting network problems

If you are still getting “booted” from the game often, please let us know so that we can investigate the problem.

To make the most helpful report, please use the Contact Support link in-game and include the following details:

  • The “Code:” number shown in the disconnection message
  • What you were doing in the game when you got booted (in battle? looking at the regional map? just sitting at home base?)
  • Your network connection type: Wi-fi, 3G/4G, or Wired

Good hunting, Commanders!

Illustration by Mr. David McNally, RDECOM

Improved Units and TOS-1A Sale

Improved Units and TOS-1A Sale

New this week in Thunder Run and Days of Valor:

  • Ka-50 resource cost and build time lowered by 30%
  • BTR-90 hitpoints increased 50%
  • BMP-1 hitpoints increased 50%*
    • (* Thunder Run only; BMP-1 hitpoints are already higher in Days of Valor)
  • TOS-1A Blueprints are temporarily available for 35% fewer ONP in the Event Prizes store – this week only!

Good hunting, commanders!

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!