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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.
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.
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.
September 2021: 🧪 Early information on the September 2021 HOTM -- Alexandrine
Initially tested in V35 & V36 of beta.
The initial testing in V35 was met with widespread anger, outrage and annoyance. Prompting staff to make this announcement: Addressing Upcoming Costumes
Staff then made this update post the outrage, anger and annoyance that continued in their second attempt in V36.2:
For all the information: 🧪 Early Information on ROUND 4 Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v36]
Initially previewed in the 2021 Sneak Peek, this is the first look in Beta at this content.
For more information & to provide feedback check this thread:
🧪 Early Information on Advanced Hero Levels (aka Limit Breakers) [Part of The Beta Beat v37 & V39]
For additional information on the “Mirage of Omega” (Quest for Limit Breakers) see this thread:
🧪 Early Information on Mirages of Omega (aka Limit Breaker) Quest [Part of The Beta Beat V39
As was the case with Season 3, it appears that S4 legendary heroes are being “trickled” into the summon pool. V37 sees the testing of some additional S4 5* heroes.
OG Salmon Loki became Bera. This is a reworking of the original hero / design with essentially the same specs, stats, family, class etc… Just with a new (terribly worded) special skill.
For a full list & details about the heroes balancing being tested in V37 of beta see this thread:
🧪 Early Information on General Hero Balance Updates [Part of The Beta Beat v37]
This is a new challenge event, like League of Villains was.
Quest & Gameplay Information: 🧪 Early Information on New "Starfall Circus" Challenge Event [Part of The Beta Beat V38]
New event staff have stated that will be “similar” to the Ninja tower in gameplay and mechanics. It has NOT been added to beta yet for testing, only the heroes.
For more information see:
Magic Tower Event: N/A. Not in Beta Yet.
QoL = Quality of Life
There are STILL no QoL related anything announced / included in V37 Beta Testing.
There are FINALLY some QoL stuff to report!!! In V38.2 of beta the following QoL features have been added for testing:
- Added an indicator to Hero roster view that lets players know they have the required materials to ascend the hero
- Enemy attack and defense stats are now shown.
- Enemy wave count shown in map stages.
- Added a timer to Friendly Match Energy
In V39.2 of Beta, another “QoL” style thing was added for testing:
- Hero Retrainings in the Hero Academy (Level 10) have a CHANCE to draw the heroe’s costume as a bonus draw (if there is one available)
- I believe the “bonus chance” is 5%
Staff have not yet released any insight into the future V37 Beta testing content.
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?
Please try to limit discussion in this thread mostly to the information sharing process and feedback on the thread, so we don’t end up with a jumbled discussion of a bunch of different heroes — use the threads linked above for each individual hero to discuss more.
Beta opened for testing featuring primarily some balance changes to heroes & new feature “Limit Breakers”
Beta V37.1 closed.
Beta V38.1 has opened for testing featuring a new HotM (july) and the Previewed Starfall Circus event & heroes.
Beta V38.2 has opened for testing. This features some balance changes to the Starfall Circus heroes as well as a variety of bug fixes & QoL additions. See HERE for full list of Bug Fixes.
Beta V39.1 opened for testing. Features some additional S4 stuff & a second viewing of the Advanced hero Levelling.
Other content that has been tested in Beta but is not yet released to live game includes:
- New War Rules (War Equalizer specifically)
- Upcoming HotM’s