New this week in Thunder Run:

Welcome to Season 17!

Welcome to Season 17! Going into the new season, all Leaderboards and PvP Points are reset, meaning that it’s a fresh start for YOUR Clan to be the new the dominating Clan of Gundar, and win the Seasonal Clan Tournament Grand Prize of 10,000 Gold for your Clan at the end of the Season in 3 months from now. Does your Clan have what it takes?

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.

Leader Barracks/Academy Upgrades

Are you all enjoying the new Leader Upgrade System? For those of you who already unlocked TOC12, new upgrades for the Leader Barracks and Leader Academy are here.

  • Weapons Lab is now upgradeable to L12.
  • Weapons Factory is now upgradeable to L12.

Take advantage of these upgrades to start training new Level 5 Leaders today!

Level 5 Security Team Leaders

Our training commanders mean serious business. Level 4 Security Teams are now trainable to Level 5, and the best part about it? You don’t need to acquire a bajillion sets of the L1 Leader to train it.

Utilize the new “Promotion Based Upgrade System” to upgrade any Level 4 leader to Level 5 by purchasing an L4 -> L5 Promotion item in the Leaders Section fo the Event Prizes Store.

Looking for more information on the new Leader Upgrade System? Read more here.

FASCAM Shield/Repair Kit Updates

Your logistics officers are cleaning house, Commander. Infantry FASCAM Shields and Able Repair Kits are being built into your units’ Ballistic Armor, so those bulky items are no longer needed. If you really want them for the achievement, this is the last week you’ll be able to obtain them.

Starting on January 23, you’ll be able to return your FASCAM Shields and Able Repair Kits for a full ONP refund, so don’t delete them!

The achievement will no longer be obtainable after this current Event Prizes store closes on January 18.

Starting on January 23, Ballistic Armor will provide a FASCAM shield for non-elite infantry units, and Ballistic Armor will provide the Repair Kit effect for the Rifleman, BMP-1, Ka-50, Machine Gunner, Elite BMP-1, and Elite Ka-50.

Game Improvements

And that’s not all! We’ve also made another high in community demand quality-of-life improvement to the settings menu interface!

The immersion based “screen shake” effect that occurs after a building is destroyed is now optional, so players who are sensitive to the screen movement or players that experience additional game lag from the effects can turn them off if they choose to do so.

Head on into the settings menu, scroll down to the new “Enable Screen Shake” preference, toggle it over to “No”, and then hit “Apply” if you want to turn the effects off at any point.

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.

Have new feedback to share? Let us know over on our Thunder Run Discord Server.

Good hunting, Commanders!

TR: Welcome to Season 17! Leader Barracks/Academy Upgrades, Level 5 Security Teams, and more – January 9th Patch Notes