New this week in Thunder Run:

Weapons Lab/Factory Upgrades

πŸŽ„ Happy Holidays, Commanders! πŸŽ„

Back in late-October Gundar Arms Industries gave us TOC12, and the TOC12 content continues to roll on with new top-tier upgrades available for your Weapons systems.

  • Weapons Lab is now upgradeable to L15.
  • Weapons Factory is now upgradeable to L15.

Take advantage of these upgrades to start researching new Mine and Turret levels today!

New Mine and Turret Levels

Here’s a breakdown of all the new Mine and Turret levels available to you after achieving the Weapons Lab/Factory upgrades:

Mines:

  • Anti-Infantry Mines get 4 new levels and are upgradeable to L22.
  • Anti-Armor Mines get 2 new levels and are upgradeable to L22.
  • Anti-Tank Mines get 4 new levels and are upgradeable to L16.
  • Anti-Air Mines get 4 new levels and are upgradeable to L22.

Turrets:

  • MG Tower gets 2 new levels and is upgradeable to L32.
  • Mortar gets 2 new levels and is upgradeable to L32.
  • FASCAM gets 4 new levels and is upgradeable to L32.
  • TOW gets 2 new levels and is upgradeable to L32.
  • HEL gets 4 new levels and is upgradeable to L32.
  • Howitzer gets 4 new levels and is upgradeable to L32.
  • Quadmount gets 4 new levels and is upgradeable to L32.
  • C-RAM gets 4 new levels and is upgradeable to L32.

New Leader Upgrade System

Getting tired too many duplicate leaders taking up precious space in your warehouse while you work towards those high level leader upgrades? A new Leader Upgrade System is here!

Upgrading Leaders:

There are now 2 different ways you can upgrade your leaders:

  • The “Merge” Upgrade System (Old Method) – This is the system that you’re already used to. Purchase duplicate L1 leaders and combine them to make more powerful higher level leaders. For a full guide on how to upgrade leaders via the merge method, check out our YouTube Tutorial here.
    • Players that already have leader upgrades in process, or already have combinable duplicate leaders in their Warehouse will see the old “merge” based upgrade system when you enter the leader upgrade menu.
  • The “Promote” Upgrade System (New Method) – Players that don’t have any duplicate leaders will see the new “promote” upgrade system. Promoting your leader with the new system only requires 1 copy of the leader you’re trying to upgrade and a new “Promotion Order” item that can be purchased from the Event Prizes Store (in the Leaders section in front of Alpha Team).
    • Promotion Orders are more expensive than a leader, but the Hardware cost and time required to Promote is significantly less than combining multiple leaders.
“Promotion Orders” in the Event Prizes Store

For more information on the new leader upgrade system, check out Issue #7 of the Battlehouse Dev Blog.

Game Improvements

And that’s not all! We’ve also made some improvements to the settings menu interface!

  • The settings menu is now scrollable, allowing for more player preference options.
  • A new setting option now gives players the ability to toggle the mousewheel scrolling behavior for in-game chat, and regional map zooming.
  • Soon more setting options will be added that allow players to toggle screen shaking effects, and in-game chat window orientation. Stay tuned!
Updated “Settings” Menu

Have feedback to share about this week’s releases? Let us know over on our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

TR: Weapons Lab/Factory Upgrades, New Mine/Turret Levels, New Leader Upgrade System, and more – December 26th Patch Notes