Join us in the #general discussion channel of our all new Thunder Run Discord Server this Friday, July 12th at 9pm US Pacific Time (Saturday 4am GMT) for our very first community “Discord Dev AMA”. What does “AMA” stand for you ask? It means “Ask Me Anything”, and we plan to let you the players do just do that.
This text based live chat is a great opportunity for you the players to connect with Thunder Run game developers and Community Support Team members to share your feedback about the game, and meet other dedicated players of the Battlehouse community. Looking for a new home for clan chat operations? Creating a private clan channel on our Discord server gives you the added benefits of voice chatting with your clanmates, and sending clan notifications across all devices (including mobile)!
Please remain civil and respectful at all times. Any bad behavior that violates our Discord Community rules, posted in the #rules channel, may be punished with a permanent ban and removal of your comments.
We invite you to ask the deep and hard hitting questions relevant to the whole game community. But note, this AMA is not intended to be a means of receiving instant answers to individual player support tickets. We will not be responding to reports about suspected cheaters, offensive chat disputes, or other account-specific questions that would be more appropriately handled in private by the Player Support team.
Try to ask concise, but clear questions. Huge blocks of text with several questions shoved into one may not be answered, nor will non-constructive comments such as “fix the game”.
Follow this link to sign-up or login to Thunder Run Discord Server, and we’ll see you all on Friday! -> https://discord.gg/NfwHhWu
Welcome to the Age of the Elite M109. Effective today, the Elite M109 has been granted the following list of buffs and improvements:
Major stat boosts to Damage, HP, and Blast Radius.
An added “Impact” effect, which you may recognize from the Elite TOS-1A.
Both research and build have been reduced, now repairing more quickly than an Elite TOS-1A.
The Elite TOS-1A will still be considered the King of the Motor Pool for most, but the Elite M109 is here to remind us that it’s not going down without a fight. See for yourself with the updated stats screenshot:
Stay tuned for more updates to the Elite M109A7 coming soon!
Your infantry are following the lead set by your Riflemen. Now it’s your Mortarmen who are reporting for duty with some improved toys and honed skills. Duck and cover, Gundar! There’s even some talk that a few of these Mortarmen might be aiming for the title of “Elite”, but they aren’t quite there yet.
Upgrade now to take advantage of significantly improved stats, and no increase in unit space!
The Level 14 Mortarman upgrade requires a blueprint that can only be purchased during Hardware Event Weeks in the Hardware Prize Store.
End of Season 14 Clan Tournament
From July 4th – July 11th, 2019, rally your Clan and head to the regional map for your chance to be the strongest Clan of Season 14!
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 July 11th, 2019 at 1700 GMT, at which point winners will be announced, prizes awarded, and leaderboards will be reset for the new season.
Season 15 Opens: July 11th, 2019
The new season will begin immediately after the end of the tournament. Here are just a couple things you can expect to see in Season 15:
Thunder Run (Season 15):
New Units! 🚁
New Unit Equipment sets, and expanded levels for some of your favorite unit types! 🔫
Gundar Arms Industries is rolling out a new set of Unit Equipment for the Elite M1 Abrams, available this week on the front page of the Event Prizes Store:
Elite M1 Abrams Laser Sights I – Laser homing technology that increase range by +3%
Elite M1 Abrams Ballistic Armor MK I – Improved armor coating reduces damage taken by -10%
Elite M1 Abrams AP Ammunition I – The newest grade armor-piercing ammunition increases damage by +7%
Don’t have the Elite M1 Abrams yet? Check it out in action here:
More Warehouse Improvements
We’ve been hard at work listening to your feedback, and making quality-of-life improvements to the game designed to help your gameplay experiences more convenient and enjoyable.
This week we have more updates for the Warehouse:
The Warehouse can be now be used even if it’s being repaired. No more having to wait for your repairs to finish before storing that new and shiny item that you earned upon login.
The Warehouse stacking limit for 7-day shields has been increased. This was in direct response to feedback we received from you the players on Clan HQ, so keep the feedback coming!
More Warehouse updates are coming soon!
UH-60 Blackhawk L7+ Now Available To All
That’s not all, Commanders! As of today, the UH-60 Blackhawk L6+ Blueprints and Sub-Components are back and available for all! No need to grab the L7 blueprint if you didn’t get it before. Just start upgrading!
Here’s a reminder on what one of these souped up Blackhawks can do in the field:
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard about what our Infantry have been up to in the Training Center. In fact, your troops have been hitting the gym and the firing range with gusto, Commander. Your Riflemen report that they’re ready for some advanced assignments.
Significantly improved stats!
No increase in unit space!
The Level 14 Rifleman upgrade requires a blueprint that can only be purchased during Hardware Event Weeks in the Hardware Prize Store.
The Elite M1 Abrams L6+ Stat Mod Blueprint is now available in the Event Prizes store, allowing you to upgrade the Elite Abrams’ Health, Damage, Mine Defense, and Blast Defense stats to Level 6. Unlock the blueprint as part of this week’s ONP Event by spending ONP in the Event Prizes store!
Don’t have the Elite M1 Abrams yet? Check it out in action here:
You’ve seen the Firestrom and Ironsides Systems as parts of our on-going Security Network releases, and the brilliant minds at Gundar Arms Industries have done it again. This week, say hello to the all new Farsight Security System!
Purchase the Farsight Nodes in the Hardware Event Store, and Equip them to the above mentioned buildings by opening up the Building Upgrade menu. Once equipped, the Farsight System will provide a Range boost to friendly units within 100 yards of each equipped building. Deploy the entire system to extend the boost range to 150 yards. (note: boosts from overlapping buildings do not add. When in range of multiple buildings equipped with Security Network items, units will receive the single maximum boost amount).
AI enemies will not be receiving these upgrades for now.
What do you guys think of the all the new Security Network releases? Let us know your feedback and favorite Security Network configurations over on Clan HQ.
The grease-monkeys at Gundar Arms Industries have officially outdone themselves this time. Say hello to the Elite M1 Abrams: a monstrous new powerhouse elite unit reserved for only the ‘True Kings of Battle’. Do you have what it takes to prove that you’re the King of Kings?
Activate the turbo-chargers for “maximum overdrive”! Press the ‘E’ key to gain a 200% speed boost for 3 seconds. They have a 4 minute cooldown, so boost wisely! I wonder who would win in a drag race between the Elite Pershing and a Nimr?
At lower levels, this damage-soaking hunk of armor can rumble it’s way into a base, lure enemies to cluster around it, and then zoom out of range while your long-ranged support units send in barrages of area of effect fire.
At higher levels, it’s splash damage radius comes into play, so it can hammer clustered enemies with its own area of effect fire.
If you don’t obtain the L7 Blueprint before the ONP Event ends, you will be capped at L6 until the Blueprint returns. The Blueprint and Sub-components are cheaper to help out with this, and you will have enough time to unlock all seven levels before the event ends, so long as you crush your enemies and obtain ONP quickly. The Levels 1-6 unlocks will require a Level 13 Maintenance Bay, and upgrading to Level 7 after unlocking the final blueprint will require Maintenance Bay Level 14.
If you miss out on the unlock, never fear. We will be fully unlocking the Elite M1 Abrams later this year for players who don’t complete the upgrades on time. Your technological edge will only last so long, so you’d better take advantage of it!
Are all the new Strike Squads and Security Network Nodes still taking up too much precious storage space in your Warehouse? Fear not, Commanders. More upgrades to the Warehouse are here!
Warehouses Levels 1 – 5 now have two additional inventory slots.
Levels 6 – 13 now contain four additional inventory slots, and take less time to build.
Levels 10 – 13 now cost less supply and fuel to construct.
Upgrade to Level 14 to obtain a new maximum of 90 inventory slots.
The design team is also considering further quality-of-life improvements to the Warehouse designed to make unlocking more space easier, while also granting more control over item sorting and storing. More information on those updates will be coming down the road.
Have feedback to share about the specific improvements you’d like to see us make to the Warehouse going forward? Let us know over on Clan HQ.