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Welcome to Console 2.1.5…

Guilds

* The cost for creating a new guild has been increased to 25,000 gold from 1,000.
* Updating the Guild Announcement is now done through the Admin panel, and will be displayed in guild chat as the first item

Guild Overview Tab

  • * All your guild stats arranged along the top
  • * There are 6 Guild Statues with levels, one for each Gem Mastery
  • * Each Guild Statue gives a series of bonuses based on its level. You can view these bonuses by tapping on the “?” button under each statue.
  • * Statues gain XP/Levels as people donate to the respective colored tasks
  • * Guild Management button has been moved to the Top Left corner

Guild Task Tab

  • * 6 Tasks, one for each statue, each one increasing in cost & reward during the week. Each one with different rewards.
  • * Contribution popup now has the option to “complete” a task immediately
  • * Completed tasks now mail out rewards to ALL guild members (including the player completing it)
  • * Complete ALL tasks for a color in a week to gain a 7-day skill bonus unique to that color… e.g. RED = +3 Attack for all troops for 7 days. The durations stack.
  • Contribute to a task with a single button press to streamline the task completing functionality

Guild Seals Tab

  • * Here you can see any Guild Seals you’ve earned. Tasks that generate Guild Seals are all listed, along with their value
  • * Click CLAIM ALL to get all your earned seals
  • * Individual Seal contributions are capped at 1500 per week, though the cap is raised if you purchase guild seals from the shop.
  • * On the right you see how your Guild Chest upgrades as the Guild Members earn seals .

Guild Shop Tab

  • * You can purchase 3 items… each one gives you extra SEALS, and also gives Guild Keys to all guild members (including yourself)

Guild Roster Tab

  • * Our new roster… shows everything without tabs, and also lets you sort the guild on a number of things
  • * Tapping the “menu” button on a guild member, opens a small popup menu that lets you perform actions on them

Guild League Tab

  • * Functions exactly like the old one except that there are a bunch of new Leagues to progress through, all with bigger gold bonuses.

Guild Chests

  • * Guild Chests are accessible from the Chest Menu (They live between Event and VIP chests)
  • * Openable with Guild Seals (or Keys obtained from guildmates making guild purchases)
  • * Only place to unlock Guild Guardians, which drop from 50% of all Guild Keys you use.

Guild Guardians

  • * Guild Guardian start off as Common Troops
  • * Guardians possess strong support spells
  • * Require EXTRA Traitstones to upgrade
  • * Scale REALLY hard in levels 16-20 to the equivalent of a mythic in stats
  • * As they are special troops, they have a unique 3rd trait similar to Legendary cards
Legendary Guild Tasks

  • When a guild completes all 72 tasks (there are about 20 of you right now – more than we expected!), they now unlock Legendary Tasks. Each Legendary task costs 1,000,000 Gold in contributions, and will give 3 random rewards chosen from the following list:
    * 25-60 Gems
    * 100-500 Glory
    * 10-25 Glory Keys
    * 2-6 Gem Keys
    * 2-4 Event Keys
    * 100-140 Guild Seals
    * 20-30 Minor Traitstones
    * 2-6 Arcane Traitstones
    * A Legendary or Mythic Troop
    A guild can complete as many Legendary Tasks as they like within a week. At the beginning of the following week (Monday 7am GMT), everything resets and they must complete all 72 minor tasks to unlock Legendary Tasks again.
  • (and yes, Guild Seals obtained this way will raise your weekly cap, so they don’t count against the 1500 you can earn normally)
  • For the record, the total value of items in a Legendary task can vary, but on average, their value is about 150 Gems.
In-Game Chat

* Global and Guild rooms
* Chat on multiple channels
* Access the user profile of others directly from chat
* Invite other players to your guild from the Profile Menu
* Block other players from the Profile Menu
* Chat now displays Timestamps
* Slick console focused design
* Chat window can be moved around the screen using the right stick
* Open Chat at any point throughout the game by pressing the Touchpad (PS4) or View (XB1) button on the controller
* Chat window can fade to different levels and can be on screen at all times, allowing you to always keep up to date in chat while still playing the game as per normal gameplay

Avatar Update

* Avatar artwork has had a visual upgrade
* Players are now able to customize their hero further than before with:

  • * New Hair styles
  • * Ability to change Hair Color (ever wanted blue hair, now you can)
  • * Facial Features (like tattoos, piercings, scars etc.)
  • * Ability to change Feature colors
  • * Human Avatars are now available in a darker skin tone

* Players are able to wear one set of Armor while getting a bonus from another set

  • * Your armor bonus can be chosen in the Hero Menu on the Armor Bonus tab.
  • * Your visible armor can be chosen in the Hero Menu on the Appearance tab.
  • * Armor hats and helms are now separated from armors (so if you wanted to wear that awesome Vampire Hat while wearing Viking Armor you can)
Player Level Cap

* Player level cap has been raised from 1,000 to 10,000.
* Players will gain one more Skill point every 100 levels up to 2000
* Player receive an event key in mail for each level they get over a 1,000.

AI and Defense Team Improvements

* Defending teams can now be customized to better suit your preferred play style
* All players can pick preferences for their Defense Team’s gem matches
* Test your defense teams from the defense tab in the PvP menu
* AI will pick more appropriate board matches according to 4 or 5 or a kind, mana which your team still requires, or to deny any opponents from gaining mana
* AI Troop Spells should cast at more appropriate times

Kingdom Power Stars

* With more troops being added to kingdoms, we’ve increased the number of Stars you can earn.
* Currently kingdoms can reach 7 Stars (if they have enough troops).
* We will unlock more Stars in the future as the number of troops in each kingdom increases.

New Kingdoms are Approaching: Dragon’s Claw and Blackhawk

* While it yet to be available, keep an eye out for the next two kingdoms – Dragon’s Claw and Blackhawk.
* These new kingdoms will be available in the following weeks to come

Tasks

* New Tasks are now available relating to Explore Mode
* New Tasks are now available relating to new troop types and kingdoms
* Hero Class Type now counted for “Use x troops of type”
* Revenge tasks now work correctly

New Store Bundles

* Withering Touch and Double Legendary Packs
* Lapina and Dwarf Packs
* Guild Packs
* NOTE: These are currently only available on Xbox One, and will be available in the following weeks on PS4

Troop Balancing

* Console players now have the Maugrim Woods rework from the PC/Mobile version

General Changes

* Resource counters have been added to the battle game, so you can keep track of how close you are to resource caps.
* A new Soundtrack has been added to the game, 40 minutes of original music composed for Gems of War by Aaron C Edwards.
* VIP levels now go to level 15. As before, each level gives new benefits.
* Troop Collection Filter can now be sorted by Spell Effects and Traits
* Loading Screen visual improvement
* Disenchanting troops menu now goes to max when decreasing at zero
* New reorder spell animation
* Troop Crafting menu now shows base level stats instead of stats with bonuses
* Spells now display all useful pop-outs instead of just the first 2, with new Mana Burn and Transform Spell tips
* Improved the controller disconnected message
* Blur now implemented in game

Major Bug Fixes

* Shop stability fixes and now changes to the gold tab if an error occurs
* SFX will no longer stop playing after extended periods of time
* Hero Menu masteries now display correctly at all points in time, it is no longer required to enter the guild menu first to get correct stats
* Hero Classes with Brown coloured weapon bonuses should now function correctly (Mechanist and Warden)
* Hero Class Menu should now show the correct active class
* Fixed the Stealthy trait functioning incorrectly when only stealthy troops remain
* Hero display now separates Class mastery bonuses from the Hero mastery bonus
* Teams having 4 or more team bonuses no longer breaks the Troop Card Info menu
* Spell/Trait Fixes

  • Devour no longer works on Impervious troops
  • Death Mark no longer has 2 turns before it can be activated
  • Summoning and Transform should now work as intended
  • Traits which are triggered on Death should no longer activate once the offending troop has died
Minor Bug Fixes

* Casting spells too quickly would make the following spell animation disappear incorrectly
* Level 4 Kingdom Bonuses should now display correctly
* Claim All mail text is now being localised
* Setting Menu now displays correctly when on the Reward Banner Menu
* Class Progress bar on the world map now increases with battle wins
* PvP Reward Banners should now always display the correct rank
* No troop type removed from the Troop Collection Menu filtering
* Unlocking Troops from chests now displays base rarity instead of ascended rarity
* Tribute and Defense Collection screens now no longer show the old key design
* Mail Notification icon now immediately disappears when leaving the Mail Menu
* Event names now display correctly in supported languages
* Chest Menu now displays the correct localised Event Troop text
* Hero Profile menu now displays the correct time since the user has joined a guild
* Gems on the puzzle board should no longer appear larger in certain circumstances
* Barrier no longer gets activated multiple times during scatter damage
* Users can now promote themselves to rank 1 in a guild without a rank 1 player
* Trait images should now appear correctly on troops which were missing them

12 Comments ON " CONSOLE: 2.1.5 Patch Notes "
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    kiteh December 16, 2016 at 21:12 - Reply

    Great patch, I’ve got one question though: how do I leave my guild? Can’t find the button after the update. I’m playing on PS4.

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      RegalErde December 19, 2016 at 10:28 - Reply

      go to the guild menu than press triangle and than press square

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    abu3mrh December 16, 2016 at 22:09 - Reply

    Everything in this patch is great but I would hopes you do what I suggested about Traitstones. My suggestion was make us be able to fuse the little Traitstones to make a bigger/better one and so on.

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    Rotkeh December 17, 2016 at 01:52 - Reply

    Great update guys, i love it All.. but since this patch sometimes after a Game ends it tends to freeze and i need to close it and restart it again on my ps4, never had this issue before and it happens often now.

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    Enyo December 17, 2016 at 06:57 - Reply

    Pretty happy with the update. However, it seems that the guild tasks, etc. are really weighted toward the larger clans. I’m in a small clan, with the contribution cap at 1500/week – there is no way our clan will be able to get the big rewards. I know we could expand but really don’t want to do so. We will always be at a disadvantage here. Would be nice if it were scaled in some way for smaller groups.

    Also – the customer service is great. When my game froze up today eating my keys they had me fixed in under an hour.

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    valgal December 18, 2016 at 00:06 - Reply

    My husband left his old guild to go to a new one and it isn’t giving him any rewards saying he already received them and he only got on of the new rewards after update and the new guild has done at least five rewards which he didn’t receive any!

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    dirty harry December 21, 2016 at 11:39 - Reply

    Hi everybody. In this last version for PS4 when the baby dragon casts the game crashes and send me to the PS4 main menu. Is this a known issue ? I cannot go further with this kingdom ….

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    Mariks December 24, 2016 at 19:21 - Reply

    Last update left the game so bad it is sometimes pain to play. Freezes so many times during single game session. It also happens that after completing the fight it is not registering it and I have to replay the same fight. This on xbox one console.
    I truly hope fix week be deployed real soon as I’m totally loving the game and would hate the problems to stay 🙁

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    Jarrad December 25, 2016 at 19:21 - Reply

    Heart0fadragon looking for top xbox one guild currently in 60 rank guild. I am lol 171 play every day and top earner for my guild. If anyone has a guild let me know

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    Dub December 26, 2016 at 05:13 - Reply

    The Arena game/mini game is broken on the XBOX ONE. It won’t let you select any difficulty except hard for your bonus rewards. It should let you select what level of play and give you rewards based on the lowest level you selected while you are battling in Arena. When will a patch be out to fix this issue? Thanks Dub.

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    Harry December 29, 2016 at 03:18 - Reply

    I play on Xbox/PS4 and iPad after the update game play on Xbox and PS4 crashes all the time PS4 became unplayable with the new location has opened and it freezes gives an error code and then closes the whole game can not progress further. Then tried playing pvp same issue. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling same problem. Not sure if anyone else is getting full game crashes but please fix before I’m forced to find a new game to play

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    Darren February 4, 2017 at 01:26 - Reply

    Been having issues since this patch came out on xbone1 on end of PVP games with getting reward traits. Typically takes about 3-4 PVP games for the issue to come up.

    1st game: usually no issues
    2nd game: might get small delay getting trait reward.
    3rd game: will usually start timing out about 10-15 seconds get trait reward.
    4th game: game will hang and I will never get reward and will typically have to completely reset the game.

    Wondering if this is a known issue?

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