Clash Royale September Update Recap
Okay guys so finally the Clash Royale September Update is here! The update is going to be released next a few hours!
Clash Royale was extremely popular after the global release in March 2016. I hate to say this, but since the last few updates, the excitement has been fading. Lots of players have been saying that the game is dying. Luckily, Supercell have been working hard on some big plans to fix the game since couples of weeks ago: August 24th update for game balance changes and August 28th Update to fix the trophy system in game. Some other big ones are coming soon!
Clash Royale September Update
September 19th 2016 – Balance Changes
- Giant’s damage decreased by 5%
- Lumberjack’s Rage effect decreased from 40% to 30%, Rage duration decreased by 2s
- Mirror now mirrors cards to 1 level higher than its own level
- Lightning now has the stun effect like Zap, stuns targets for 0.5s
- The Log now knocks back ALL ground troops
- Bomber HP decreased by 2%, damage increased by 2%
2 New Special Chests!
- Added 2 new chests: Legendary Chest and Epic Chest. The Epic Chest can be bought by Gold; The Legendary Chest can be only bought by Gem. Both can drop from the normal battles.
- The Legendary Chest contains a guaranteed Legendary card (from all Legendary cards in game) while the Epic chest contains only Epic cards.
Read more at here: New Legendary Chest and Epic Chest – Sneak Peek #1
New Cards Added – Mega Minion (3 others will be released soon)
Mega Minion is the first new card in this update. There will be 4 others will will be revealed soon (each every 2 weeks). Please take a look at this page to see more about the new cards!
New Challenge Mode
Take a look at here to read everything about the new Challenge Mode!
The New Challenge Mode is available for only players level 8 and above.
There are 2 Challenge Modes for everyone:
- Classic Challenge: Need 10 Gems to enter. Top prize contains 2000 Gold and 100 Cards.
- Grand Challenge: Need 100 Gems to enter. Top prize contains 22,000 Gold (yes, 22,000) and 1,100 cards (yes, 1,100 cards).
The Challenge works just like the normal matchmaking but requires Gems to enter. Players have to finish 12 battles to take the top prizes. During these 12 matches, you will be kicked If you lose 3 times.
Other great changes:
- Finally players have a REAL Friend list. You can easily spectate your friends’ battle and Challenge them! This one works based on the Facebook friend list.
- Players now can disable emotes.
- New achievements for the new Tournament Challenge mode.
My thoughts a few weeks before the update revealed
A big update to Tournaments and cheaters (wintraders) will be released in September. Tournaments are a stunning idea from Supercell but currently they are fully of cheaters (wintraders) which can easily win every single game. Also, the smallest Tournament costs $5 to start, which is too much for most players, making it hard to find a decent Tournament to join these days. I read a great idea couples of days ago on the forum, which said Supercell should allow players to host Tournaments with Gold because basically can be bought with Gem. Hopefully Supercell would pay attention at this great idea. Also, in my humble opinion, Tournaments should cost a minimum of $1 to start.
Supercell said they would make Legendary cards much easier to obtain. I don’t really believe this until I see it because Legendary cards are their cash-cow. A change will be surely made, but not really big.
Tim[Supercell], one of the main Supercell employees confirmed on the forum that there would be a big change coming to the Training Camp. At the moment, AI is so bad as you can win any battle against AI without even thinking. Training Camp is made for players to test their decks and skills but hands down it is totally useless now. Hopefully Supercell will improve the AI in game much better!
Hands down Clash Royale is one of the most addicting and most popular mobiles games these days. Although the competitive nature of the game makes it both good and bad, but some big changes need to be made. Having that said, here are some big changes which will hopefully be in the upcoming September update from Supercell. Recently Supercell confirmed that there would be some major changes coming soon in Clash Royale in mid September. Till now, some of them have been revealed. Let’s take a closer look at the bigi upcoming Clash Royale September Update guys!
Normally, Superecell release at least one big update each for the game every month, adding new troops and features. The most awesome feature is the Tournament mode, unfortunately it is totally broken ’cause it costs too much money for casual players to host one. Its huge potential can’t be fully used at the moment.
Heading into the game, after playing couples of weeks, players will find it pretty hard to upgrade cards due to the Gold costs, unless players spend at least dozens of bucks.
Another problem is, in Clash Royale, using Legendary cards can help you win the battles much easier due to the huge advantages they offer. Tons of players have spent hundreds of Dollars to get Legendary cards. You will find it extremely hard (or nearly impossible) to get a Legendary unless you are super lucky. This is a free-to-play game but many players have been thinking about it as a pay-to-win game because of those Legendary cards. Luckily, in the last update, Supercell released a great balance change update to nerf lots of Legendary cards, making them much weaker than before. This is something the community wanting for months.
Anyway, long story short, Clash Royale takes strategy and skill to win. A small mistake can ruin the whole battle. You can’t win the game If you are not good enough. If you are skillful enough to get into the Legendary Arena, you can easily get Legendary cards from Shop in game by spending 40k Gold for each. If you are a free-to-play player, no worries about this amount of Gold, you can easily save up by donating cards for your friends and getting the daily Gold bonus.