Friday, May 4, 2018

Community Happenings - Competition and more reworks

Minion Masters!

It's already May and with the Draft madness being finished, we're already looking forward to the next big in-game event. Some of you may remember a certain challenge involving 3 teams, containing 3 Masters each and collectible keys... well, there's still time to talk about that later. Let's first talk about the King Puff Cup.

King Puff Cup 20 delayed by 2 weeks

King Puff Cup 20 was going to happen tomorrow at 13:00 UTC. Unfortunately, the KPC staff had to delay the next tournament due to not receiving 16 sign ups in time. The new date for King Puff Cup 20 is Saturday, May 19th at 13:00 UTC. Official announcements on the Steam forums and Reddit will follow soon.

"What's up, Dwarves? Any news about Update 66?"

Indeed. Update 66 is scheduled for May 16th and will - most likely and if everything goes to plan - contain:
  • The start of a new in-game event
  • A visual overhaul of the in-game UI
  • The long awaited visual overhaul of the Drones
Not revealing everything today, we want to manage expectations about the UI rework. It's important to note that the upcoming changes are not "UI 2.0" and will not include major Quality of Life improvements. However, the upcoming changes to the visual appearance of the UI will bring it closer to a "fantasy feel" and make it overall look better and more cohesive. Consider this the first step towards future improvements.

With Update 60, we already reworked the Area 52 arena in preparation for a bigger visual overhaul of the Drone units. The goal is to integrate them visually more into the game's universe by making their look more "crashlanded" and thus giving them more of a background. There will be no gameplay changes to the units, though.

The in-game event is something some of you already know from the same time around last year. It's about 9 Masters split into 3 teams with each Master bringing a card idea to the game. The winner master's card gets in the game at an undisclosed time. Stay tuned for more information on the visual overhaul of the UI, the in-game event and the visual Drone rework spread across the next week ;)


That's all for today, Masters! We recommend you to head back to the flying arenas & look forward to our first live stream on Tuesday, May 15th at 20:00 UTC. More information on that subject will follow on Monday.

Have a nice weekend and cheers from BetaDwarf