Friday, April 12, 2019

Minion Masters Friday

Minion Masters!

It's just a few days left until the release of our new Mini-Pass, Zen-Chi Zap, and we've been working hard on both it, our next Battle Pass, and the Xbox version of Minion Masters to ensure the next few months will be the best Minion Masters experience yet. There's tons of exciting news just around the corner for everyone, and the time that we finally get to reveal all of it is steadily approaching.

A slightly longer fuse

Coming in Update 92 will be a balance adjustment to the recently reworked Combustion. We've received a lot of excellent feedback regarding the card since we reduced both its damage to the Master tower and its explosion delay, and we're in agreement that the card is currently too difficult to react against in its current state. As such, the time it takes for the explosion to occur will be increased from 1 to 2 seconds, giving the spell itself (including cast time) a total delay of 3 seconds.

The Inside look at Xbox

Minion Masters for Xbox Live has been progressing at a great pace behind the scenes, and we're almost ready for it to be available for early testing via the Xbox Insiders program. We're excited to get feedback on this version of the game, as it's been a long journey adapting the game for our multi-platform release. At some point in the future the servers between PC and Xbox for Minion Masters will unify and we'll be able to support complete cross-play between the platforms - More on that at a later date.

Dwarf Stream Incoming!

On Monday, the 15th of April, join Community Manager That Sprite as we walk through everything that U92 has to offer, including the reveal of the final card from Zen-Chi Zap. We're revealing the season legendary Shen Stormstrike later today on our update website, so make sure to stick around for that as well as a sneak peek at the elusive Supreme card ahead of time. Make sure to stop by the official BetaDwarf Twitch Stream for your dosage update news, relaxing music, and Q&A!

Cheers from BetaDwarf!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Minion Masters Friday - Fire it up!

Minion Masters!

Now that the move has settled down, we're well on track towards Update 92 which will introduce the Zen-Chi Zap Mini-Pass to the game! There's still lots to be revealed ahead of that, though, and we have a special preview of a well-deserved visual overhaul for one of our oldest Masters.

Additionally, we're running a small for-fun poll: What's your favourite Minion Masters faction? This poll does not have any particular bearing on future content, but we'd like to hear your voices nonetheless. Cast your vote here!

Burning with Anger

Coming in Update 92 is Volco's visual update! First featured in our First on Discord trailer, we've been waiting to give everyone's favourite hot headed master the new look he needs. He's clearly been putting in the hours behind the scenes, too, looking much bulkier and with some intimidating armour to match. 

The Volco visual update comes with a completely new animation set, including a Win animation much like what Stormbringer has. Let's check those out with some handy GIFs:

As well as this, all of Volco's current skins will be getting an update to match his new base model, too. Here are his current three skins as they will appear in Update 92:

World Cleaver Volco

Demolisher Volco

Blaze Volco

Look forward to the new Volco models in Update 92, alongside Zen-Chi Zap!

The 4th King Puff Invitational is coming!

It's been a wild ride of a season for the King Puff Cup, but in just a few weeks we'll be reaching the climactic finale of the circuit. As previous tournaments have shown, it's anyone's game to get that first place prize along with its prestige in the King Puff Invitational, and we can expect the best of the best to be there! Warm yourself up with some fierce qualifiers on April 20th, and enjoy the main event casted by your favourite community members on April 27th! We're certain it's going to be an amazing night.

Cheers from BetaDwarf!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Dwarves on the Move

Minion Masters!

It's been a busy, tireless weekend for the Dwarves as we said goodbye to our old office, and hello to our new, much more spacious one! This unfortunately meant we weren't able to create a Friday blog post in a timely manner, but we will be able to return to full working force starting tomorrow. In the meantime, we have lots of photos to show you of our weekend.

Our QA department at maximum efficiency on Friday...

Our brave Office backpacker diving into the depths beneath our dishwasher...

A new office needs new furniture, of course. Here's our dwarven soldiers lugging loot from the store back to BetaDwarf HQ.

Our new office, being setup

Cheers from BetaDwarf!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Minion Masters Friday

Minion Masters!

While the dust settles in regards to the balance changes and new card in Update 90, it's time for us at the BetaDwarf offices to get cracking in regards to the Zen-Chi Zap Mini-Pass. Expect to hear more on that soon. There is, however, an update due to occur before then, as Zen-Chi Zap is currently aligned for Update 92.

So, what next?

That means we have Update 91 to fill, and we'll hopefully be continuing last update's trend of fixing up bugs and applying general polish to Minion Masters. We'll also be holding a rerun of the Memote Melee, giving you another chance to get your choice from WutPuff, PuffChamp and Puffa once you open one of those chests for their respective team! Other then that, there'll be lots of exciting announcements coming in the next few weeks on the Zen-Chi Zap update webpage in the leadup to its release. Later today we'll be revealing the first card of the new set, so stay tuned for that! You can check out the page right here.

Discord Emote Contest carries on!

Don't forget to enter while you can, Masters! The Minion Masters Emote Contest will be running until the 3rd of April, at which point three winners will be selected to have their emotes added to the Minion Masters server! We've seen a lot of good entries so far, and a lot of dedication with the amount of effort users have put in. So don't forget to enter for your chance to have your work immortalised - Check out the contest details here!

King Puff Cup 33

The last King Puff Cup before the King Puff Invitational happens next weekend, on March 30th!

"Are you looking to show everyone who is the best Minion Master?
Are you interested in winning some amazing prizes?
Are you ready to become the new King Puff Cup Champion?
Don't wait any longer, King Puff Cup 33 is taking place on March 30th at 14:00 UTC, 6:00 PST, 9:00 EST, 15:00 CET, with a prize pool of $800 for the Top 8 players, and giving the champion the $500 SteelSeries code!"

If any of that sounds interesting to you, then sign up today on their tournament page and join their Discord server to show the world you're the best Minion Masters player there is!

Cheers from BetaDwarf!