🧪 The Beta Beat (V64) - Clash of Knight heroes, Super Elemental heroes, Journey hero, Goblin hero, Season 5 costumes -- Sharing the Big Picture on What's Going on in Beta

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:thinking: What’s this all about?

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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.

So I wouldn’t get too attached to any information from Beta — it’s not unheard of for entire portions of hero skills to be removed or reworked, or for radical changes to hero stats to be made, or for large chunks of new functionality to be completely changed.

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

IMPORTANT: I wouldn’t get too attached to any information from Beta — it’s not unheard of for entire portions of heroes or functionality to be removed, reworked, or radically changed beyond recognition.

2024 March Hero of the Month

Goblin heroes

Contest of Elements

Journey hero

Clash of Knight heroes

Season 5 costumes

Lunar new Year

Birthday Summon

New Gargoyle Heroes

Owl Tower heroes

New Challenge Festival heroes

New Champion heroes

Mystic Vision Tower

Tome of Limit Break

Other Beta Content

(These were tested in earlier Beta versions. These might come back to testing or not…)

Earlier Beta contents

Construct Heroes

Hotm costumes

Untold Tales heroes

Goblin heroes

Pirates of Corelia

Toon Costume

Secondary S1 costumes

Underwild Costumes

Secrets of the Opera

Journey heroes

Super Elemental Heroes

Santa’s Challenge

Toon Costumes

Underwild costumes

Legendary Troops

New Clash of Knights heroes:

Ice Contest of elements hero:

Journey hero:

2024 January HotM

Owl Tower

2024 February HotM

Season of Love event update + heroes + Perfect 10 Bonus

Champion heroes

Opera heroes

Season 4 costumes

Mystic Summon

Legends Portal change

Hero academy update

Beta Feature Tracking/ Forecasted Content

Staff have not yet released any further insight into the future V61 Beta testing content.

:left_speech_bubble: Feedback?

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.

Thanks! :slight_smile:

:calendar: Beta Schedule

Beta Name Status Open Closed
Beta 1 Testing Ended WED 20.12 MON 25.12
Beta 2 Testing Ended THU 11.01 MON 15.01
Final Beta Testing Ended TUE 16.01 FRI 19.01

:exclamation: Beta Updates

This section will be updated over time as there are updates to the V64 Beta Testing Cycle

December 20, 2023

  • 2023 March Hotm
  • Goblin hero
  • Journey hero
  • Contest of elements heroes
  • Clash of Knights heroes
  • Season 5 costumes

January 11. 2024

  • Lunar new year event update + heroes
  • Birthday Summon
  • New Gargoyles
  • New Challenge Festival Heroes
  • New Owl heroes
  • New Champion hero

January 16, 2024

  • New Champion hero: Ramona
  • Tome of Limit Break
  • Mystic Vision Tower

Content of the Beta:

  • New Super Elemental heroes
    • Niki
    • Gastille
  • New Alliance Quest heroes
    • Siofra
    • Humbert
  • New War of Three Kingdoms hero
    • Tang Sanzang
  • New Goblin hero
    • Rocket
  • HotM
    • Anoushka
  • New Season 5 hero costumes and costume passives
    • Costumes: Ahmose, Anubis, Hathor, Hetepheres, Horus, Ma’at
    • New costume passives that also apply to the base hero:
      • Ahmose, Horus and Ma’at: Extra Chances For Effects on Special Skill. Passive Skills that grant extra effects when this character casts their Special Skill have 3 chances to activate.
      • Anubis, Hathor and Hetepheres: Guaranteed Effects on Special Skill. Passive Skills that grant extra effects when this character casts their Special Skill are guaranteed to activate.

I will have time to add topics for heroes only 3-4 hours from now.


Dragons ? :dragon: :dragon_face:

Please let there be dragons :pray:


thank you so much for your hard work!!

well, let’s get the complaining out of the way,

ok new heroes

new costumes

ah, new costumes for s5, good to know Zynga is still going at it fast paced (sarcasm FULLY intended)


Wow, they want you guys to do beta testing during the holidays!


They have to reach their target of 1000 before the end of the financial year.
( Current standing 94.3% achieved. )


Remember, Beta testers are not employees - why should they get time off ??

Seriously: You all do a fantastic (unpaid) job for us during the year, you all deserve a break to spend time with family and friends. :green_heart:


TL;DR: new heroes

QoL improvements? Nah, they have a good QoL by releasing new heroes every week…


this meme would make more sense, if I actually summoned a lot of the new heroes :stuck_out_tongue:

from Imgflip Meme Generator



Thank goodness there are more on the way.



(It’s not like their opinions seem to matter anymore, anyway)


We already have one - @playforfun !


True. The mods should get heroes based on them.


When is the end to this tsunami of heroes? I remember when the Season 5 heroes came. Azmia looked OP, and Ferant from the event. After that it’s all hazy when the tsunami of new 5* heroes started. Can’t remember any hero from the current lot when they throw New hero almost everyday.


Anoushka has an interesting kit
Element: dark
Mana speed: average
Recover 25% health for all allies
Steals all dispellable buffs from the target and randomly distributes them on allies
The target falls asleep (target can’t attack or gain mana while asleep, all damage to target is increased by 40% while asleep, awake on damage (excluding minions and fiends))
Elemental link: 10% special skill damage for 4 turns (undispellable)

Class: Druid
Passive 1: resist blind
Passive 2: recover 10% health when they receive a status ailment or negative stack

Rigard and Sabina (and their costumes) are fairly accessible average speed dark healers. Sabina is the more direct comparison here. Anoushka sacrifices some upfront heal for sleep and buff stealing. I can see her being valuable.

The steal before sleep is also helpful should the target have any sort of ailment protection.

She could suffer from doing too much without doing one thing too well. But I think she’ll be a solid utility hero.


I feel he will make Diaochan’s stock value go down in the upcoming SE…

Am under the impression that he is a poor man version of Diaochan…

  • mana speed avg vs fast
  • 25% heal vs 35% heal
  • no minion vs minion
  • Steal buff from one vs steal buff from anyone hit by minion
  • Sleep vs no sleep

Plus he is druid class, which means you just need a lvl 11 mana troop to charge him in 9 titles.

Copying a comment from the beta thread. IgH goes on to say a lot of the things I worry that could make Anoushka lackluster (low heal, too slow to steal buffs from just one, Balbar being so weak with his sleep skill)

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Sorry for breaking your hopes but NO :melting_face:
Even I don’t think we will see dragons this year :upside_down_face:

Maybe in 6 months time - 2½ years after the initial tease. 2022 Sneak peek

So much for the post in late September. :upside_down_face:

(As I have said elsewhere - it doesn’t say which October. :confounded: )

Follow up post at the very end of October was…

November (No-Remember) - nothing.
Tomorrow is 3 weeks of December, and we’ve seen/heard nothing.
Chances of seeing any real news this year? Probably nothing.


maybe we will get a tiny sliver of an update on 31st December, 11.59pm :stuck_out_tongue: