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Often players on the Forum wonder about what’s going on in Beta.
If you’re a regular reader of the Forum, then you’ll find that there’s actually abundant conversation about what’s going on in Beta at any given time.
And that’s actually allowed!
What’s restricted is images and videos — but discussion is ok:
The challenge is that information is often scattered around the Forum. I’ve created The Beta Beat to help centralize it for those who are interested.
The Beta Beat is a series of threads which are evolving as I get feedback on what’s helpful to players.
My main focus is giving some high-level guidance of what’s going on in current testing, so players outside of Beta can be better informed.
Like Beta itself, this thread is experimental and will evolve based on your feedback.
Information from Beta is frankly often mostly useless, so don’t get too attached.
Details from Beta, especially brand-new Beta content, don’t tend to be very reliable for actual release.
It’s incredibly common that heroes and features are changed during Beta testing, or sometimes even after testing but before release.
That is, after all, the purpose of Beta testing.
Often Incomplete Information Circulates
Many of us have seen screenshots and other information shared on LINE, Discord, Facebook, and other groups — often without context or explanation.
These can lead to confusion and misunderstanding.
Often, early Beta information — the least reliable or useful — is circulated…and then updated information is missed.
I’m hoping centralizing some high-level information on the Forum may help to reduce this as well.
What’s Going on in Beta Right Now
Ninja Tower Event
This feature is returning to beta in V32 with a fair number of changes & updates.
While this feature has returned in the V32 Beta Testing Cycle, it is still not expected to be released until late 2020.
Beta Information & Discussion: 🧪 Early Information on Ninja Tower Event [Part of The Beta Beat v31 & V32]
Sneak Peek & Discussion: Ninja Tower & Mythic Titans Sneak Peek Discussion
Ninja Tower Heroes & Summon Portal
Beta V32 has seen the introduction of a series of new heroes who are linked to the Ninja Tower.
These heroes will be available for summoning via the “Ninja Summon” portal which is linked to the appearance of the Ninja Tower Event.
Ninja Heroes Beta Information & Discussion: 🧪 Early Information on Ninja Tower Heroes (Epic & Legendary) [Part of The Beta Beat V32]
Ninja Summon Portal Information & Discussion: 🧪 Early Information on Ninja Hero Summon Portal & Ninja Troop Summon Portal [Part of The Beta Beat V32]
New Ninja Troops
An additional set of Epic troops have been added to each colour.
These troops (when maxed) have the below stat-distribution:
- Attack =
- Defence =
- Healing = 20%
= 15% Mana Boost
They are (essentially) a redistributed version of the existing Mana Troops in the game. There is 1 additional attack/defence percentage
Note: the new Ninja Troop follows an identical Stat progression to the normal mana troop (in terms of +x% for y level).
Click for level progression of stats
Availability / Summoning
These troops have been added to the Epic Troop Portal as part of the “10% for epic Troops” section.
The Ninja Troops can be summoned from the “Ninja Troop Summon” Portal which replaces the normal Troop Portal for the duration of the Ninja Event.
See this thread for more information: 🧪 Early Information on Ninja Hero Summon Portal & Ninja Troop Summon Portal [Part of The Beta Beat V32]
The Ninja Tower Coin is a new token used for summoning in the Ninja Summon.
The tool tip reads:
Used for a free summon at the Ninja Summon. You need 100 coins for one summon.
This Item can be received as a reward from the Ninja Tower
(For more information on the summons portal, see thread above)
It is not yet clear if these coins will be available in Wanted Chests or other loot drops, or even from a “special enemy” like in Challenge Events.
Halloween Event Updates
New Heroes & Family Bonus
For early information on the new Morlovia Heroes see this thread: 🧪 Early Information on New Morlovia Heroes (Halloween) & Family Bonus [Part of The Beta Beat V32]
There is currently no rebalance/ update to the existing three Morlovia Heroes beyond the Family Bonus
Revamped Halloween Challenge Event & Rewards
For early information about the revamped Halloween Event & rewards see here:
🧪 Early Information on New Return to Morlovia (Halloween) Gameplay & Rewards [Part of The Beta Beat v32]
New War Rules
For more information about the new war rules being tested in beta see this thread: 🧪 Early Information on New War Rules [Part of The Beta Beat V32]
QoL = Quality of Life
Cleanse vs. Dispell
In Beta V32 Build 4 there has been a QoL update to some wording in game.
Across the board, the wording is being updated to more clearly differentiate between dispelling buffs and status ailments:
- Cleanse = removing dispellable Status AILMENTS from Allies
- Dispel = removing dispellable BUFFS from all Enemies.
Basically this reflects the wording that most players have used for a long time but is now beicoming official
I’d love to hear thoughts on whether this information and format is useful, and how you’d like to see information presented in the future. Any thoughts or ideas?
14 Sept, 2020
Beta reopened with testing for revamped Halloween Event & New Halloween Heroes
18 Sept, 2020
Beta testing of V32 Build 2 has closed.
22 Sept, 2020
Beta reopened for testing with a number of changes; includng:
- Rebalance of the ninja heroes
- swapping of “mana boost” for “chance to bypass” on the new troops
- Addition of Ninja Heroes sometimes holding the firing of specials to charge to 2x or 3x charge
- Addition Addition of “new deadly chamber effects”; will update on the ninja tower thread when known
- Corrected rewards for stage completion of the Ninja Tower Event
25 Sept, 2020
Small adjustment to Beta Build 3.
- Adjustments to Cobalt (Ninja hero, see their thread)
- Adjustments to Ninja Family Bonus (see ninja hero thread)
- Small boost (2%) to Ninja Troop attack & Defence stat on each stage. Reflected in table & thread above.
28 Sept, 3020
Testing of V32.3 has now closed.
29 Sept, 2020
Beta reopened with Build 4. Featuring:
- First pass testing on new war rules. See war rules thread linked above.
- Small balance changes to new Morlovia Heroes (see morlovia hero thread for more info)
6 Oct, 2020
Beta reopened with Build 5. Featuring:
- Changes to Ninja Tower Event
- Additional changes to Jack and Vanda
- Adjustments to some of the war rules.
Future Beta Content
Other Beta Content
Other content that has been tested in Beta but is not yet released to live game includes:
- Future HotMs
- Additional S3 Legendary Heroes
- Raid Formations
For information on that content please refer to the V31 #beta-beat thread/s: 🧪 The Beta Beat (v31) – Ninja Tower Event; Alliance Member Online/Offline Indicator; Raid Formations; New ROUND 4 Season 3 Heroes; Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec HOTM – Sharing the Big Picture on What's Going on in Beta