Supercell has announced a new season-pass-style feature for its super fast mobile game Clash of Clans. The company unveiled the so-called Seasonal Challenges earlier today alongside the April update – and they are now available to all players.
To keep you informed of what the new system means to you, we have compiled a brief overview of the most important concepts. Let's dive into it.
Seasonal Challenges are a new Clash of Clans feature that allows players to participate in daily and monthly challenges to earn extra rewards.
There are several daily challenges that are renewed every day, and 24 monthly challenges that are unlocked at a speed of six a week. These run until the end of the month.
The challenges do not involve gameplay that you would not encounter during regular play, but instead they are conventional & # 39; build (X) buildings & # 39 ;, & # 39; deploy (X) troops, & # 39; type of missions.
Yes, every Clash of Clans player can participate in seasonal challenges. However, you must purchase a Gold Season Pass to gain access to the most exciting goodies on offer.
A Clash of Clans season runs from the first day of the calendar month to the last.
The Silver Seasonal Challenge series is free, but access to the premium gold layer requires a Gold season ticket that costs $ 4.99 (or the local equivalent of 500 In-game Gems).
Season passes can be purchased at any time of the month and you can collect rewards retroactively. However, you benefit from certain benefits (such as specific boosters) for a longer period if you buy a pass early.
Passes are also not renewed, so you have to buy a new one every month if you want access to the gold layer.
Silver Tier players have a total of 15 available rewards to collect throughout the season, including magic items and potions. At the end of the season, silver players can also claim 5m Gold / Elixir and 50k Dark Elixir from the Season Bank (more information below).
Those with a Gold pass can claim 30 rewards, including magic items, an additional 20 percent boost for construction, research and troop training speeds (an important reason to be enthusiastic about the seasonal challenges alone), as well as up to 25 million gold / elixir and 250k Dark Elixir at the end of the season.
In addition, Gold Pass owners have access to an exclusive new Hero Skin every month, the first of which is the Barbarian King Skin below:
During the month, the same amount of each gold, elixir and dark elixir that you earn is also pooled into a deposit called the Season Bank. The sources stored here are then automatically added to your normal village store when the season ends.
All funds that you earn above the limit stated in the rewards section above are not stored in the Season Bank (but you still earn them once at your village store as usual).
The introduction of Seasonal Challenges seems like a smart move from Supercell, as it creates a different income stream without causing too much disruption to the fans. Of course, non-paying players may be disappointed that they don't have access to the new skins, but regular Clash of Clans spenders should be satisfied: the chance to receive all these extra goodies for the normal price of 500 gems seems a no – brainer.
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