You’ve heard the rumors, you’ve heard the buzz. You’ve known this was coming for the longest time. In one of our biggest updates yet, some heroes are about to unleash their true potential with the long-awaited Awakening!
Also, new features like the Capture-The-Flag Arena just keep coming! Let’s have a closer look:
Awakening brings out the true power of Heroes, drawing out abilities lying latent in them all along. This manifests in great overall power transitioning them from 5★ to 6★, and attaining new skills and passive abilities!
Q: Who can Awaken?
A: Potentially all those with a heroic soul has the power to awaken within them. Not all the heroes will awaken at once, of course! They’ll be released in small batches, to avoid a major struggle for resources. As for who will Awaken first….? We’ll leave it up to your guess. Watch out for our teasers!
Q: How does Awakening work?
A: Awakening has 3 phases - Awaken 1, 2 and 3. When each phase is reached, heroes will be presented with the option to choose ONE of two passive abilities. At Awakening 2, the hero further strengthens this skill.
Upon reaching Awaken 3, the heroes can learn a completely new skill! This could be an On-Spawn skill, a totally new Active Skill (which replaces the current Active Skill) or an On-Attack ability.
Q: How do I Awaken a hero?
A: A new resource is introduced to assist you with Awakening! Players will have to collect Awakening Crystals to boost your progress towards Awakening. There are two types of Awakening Crystal to collect.
- Universal Awakening Crystals
- Series Awakening Crystals
- Universal Awakening Crystals can be obtained daily from the all new Master Tower of Despair! You can reset the number of tries each day and also benefit from the x5 drops on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays! The Universal Awakening Crystals obtained here can be used on all heroes.
- Series Awakening Crystals, on the other hand, can be obtained by using the ‘Transmute’ function (Similar to Insignias). However, the Crystals obtained by this method can only be used on heroes from the same series (e.g. Series Awakening crystals obtained by transmuting heroes from the Camelot series can only be used on other heroes from the Camelot series).
Have many spare heroes clogging up your Tavern, wishing you can put them to good use? Fear not, for this feature has arrived!
All Legendary Heroes (5★ Potential Heroes) will have at least one new branch added to their talent tree!
The new branch:
Allows you to Transmute Legendary heroes into 5★ Hero Ticket Shards You will require 300 of these shards to form a 5★ Hero Ticket, giving you a chance at 5★ heroes!
A brand-new arena mode, The Capture-the-flag arena will bring previously overlooked heroes to the forefront! This particular Arena isn’t one which you can power through with brute force alone, because the match doesn’t end just by defeating all opponents. In fact, brute force alone wouldn’t suffice - You might see a notable drop in offensive capabilities compared to the usual arena, since defeating all your opponents is no longer the primary objective (Although this might change in the final version of this game mode). You’ll need to successfully capture the flag to win! This requires some measure of skill, strategy and the perfect lineup of suitable skills to ensure a consistent win rate.
There will be a 3-Day Long Calendar running when the Arena opens, to thank players for taking part in the week long event!
Q: How does it work?
A: As the name implies, all you have to do is to beat the enemy team to the flag in the center of the map, and carry it back to your team’s side before the opposing team has a chance to stop you. First one to do this twice, wins!
Q: How do I enter?
A: The Capture-the-flag will be soft-launched on 28th May! You’ll be able to access this mode by scrolling to the right in the Arena. This release isn’t the final version of the game mode per se, but a chance to allow players to preview this very different Arena before its actual launch. Of course, simply participating will qualify you for season milestone rewards!
Q: How often can I expect Capture-the-flag to happen?
A: As mentioned earlier, we will be soft-launching the feature on the 28th May! The feature will be open for a week, before transitioning back to the regular arena. Additional Capture-the-flag arena weeks will be announced, before we rotate it with the Classic Arena once the fine-tuning is complete!
The first step
These are but the first in a series of grand changes happening in the land of Arathos. However, the awakening of these dormant powers might foreshadow some great coming threat, for without adversity, there would be nothing to overcome…. right?
Stay tuned to find out what comes next, and keep watching our Facebook Page for the latest updates and teasers!