Update 02-2022

By  Kitty · Official · 02/2022Back to releases

Hello Stormbounders! A new version of Stormbound is coming early February bringing balance changes, 2 new Ancient cards, compensation and some exclusive offers!

Compensation

Over the last month, there were a few issues related to one of our service providers performing a framework update. This may have resulted in decreased performance, which was aggravated by the fact that the release of the Draft Mode caused more players than usual to play.

We did our best to roll out quick fixes to bring back the game to a playable state, with only occasional performance drops in specific cases. With the community’s help, we have identified all remaining issues and fixed them one by one, both via backend updates and client releases.

Nevertheless, we would like to apologize for the issues you’ve faced and issue a small gift in compensation.

  • We will enable a “double coin event” during the first week of February. Matches will yield twice as many coins, and the coin cap will be raised to coin 800 coins (coin 1,400 coins for Premium Pass holders) for that week.
  • The Brawl event for that week will be half the price (see Cheapened Brawls below).
  • Every player logging into the game at least once during the first week of February will be granted 1 free entry card for the Draft mode.

Cheapened Brawl

The Brawl starting on February 3rd (as an apology) and the Brawl starting on Fabruary 17th (for Valentine’s Day) are going to be cheaper. All fight will cost 50% of their original price.

Here are the adjusted values for every milestone:

Required crownsCost per matchReward once reached
crown 7 crownscoin 0 coins (0)coin 10 coins
crown 20 crownscoin 5 coins (0)1 Humble Book
crown 35 crownscoin 5 coins (-5)ruby 5 rubies
crown 50 crownscoin 10 coins (-10)fusion stone 1 fusion stone
crown 70 crownscoin 15 coins (-15)ruby 15 rubies
crown 95 crownscoin 20 coins (-20)rare card 1 rare card
crown 125 crownscoin 25 coins (-25)fusion stone 7 fusion stones
crown 160 crownscoin 35 coins (-30)ruby 60 rubies
crown 200 crownscoin 40 coins (-40)rare card 5 rare cards
crown 250 crownscoin 50 coins (-50)ruby 200 rubies

Balance changes

This release, just like any other, will bring some balance changes.

New cards

Four new epic Ancient cards will join the ranks of their respective factions over the next 2 months. These 2 cards will be introduced in February, then there will be 2 more in March.

3
Orgone Leechersfrostling ancient
Orgone Leechers

Before moving, lose 3 mana and freeze an enemy in the tile in front. Decrease the loss by 1 for each other friendly Ancient

epic
6
Level 1
1
3
Orgone Leechersfrostling ancient
Orgone Leechers

Before moving, lose 3 mana and freeze an enemy in the tile in front. Decrease the loss by 1 for each other friendly Ancient

epic
7
Level 2
1
3
Orgone Leechersfrostling ancient
Orgone Leechers

Before moving, lose 3 mana and freeze an enemy in the tile in front. Decrease the loss by 1 for each other friendly Ancient

epic
8
Level 3
1
3
Orgone Leechersfrostling ancient
Orgone Leechers

Before moving, lose 3 mana and freeze an enemy in the tile in front. Decrease the loss by 1 for each other friendly Ancient

epic
9
Level 4
1
3
Orgone Leechersfrostling ancient
Orgone Leechers

Before moving, lose 3 mana and freeze an enemy in the tile in front. Decrease the loss by 1 for each other friendly Ancient

epic
11
Level 5
1
6
Martyr Spongersundead ancient
Martyr Spongers

Before moving deal 1 damage to 1 other friendly ancient units, then deal the same amount of damage to the enemy base

epic
6
Level 1
1
6
Martyr Spongersundead ancient
Martyr Spongers

Before moving deal 1 damage to 2 other friendly ancient units, then deal the same amount of damage to the enemy base

epic
7
Level 2
1
6
Martyr Spongersundead ancient
Martyr Spongers

Before moving deal 1 damage to 2 other friendly ancient units, then deal the same amount of damage to the enemy base

epic
8
Level 3
1
6
Martyr Spongersundead ancient
Martyr Spongers

Before moving deal 2 damage to 3 other friendly ancient units, then deal the same amount of damage to the enemy base

epic
10
Level 4
1
6
Martyr Spongersundead ancient
Martyr Spongers

Before moving deal 2 damage to 3 other friendly ancient units, then deal the same amount of damage to the enemy base

epic
12
Level 5
1

As usual, there will be exclusive packs to collect early copies of the new Ancient cards. They all cost $9.99 and bring 3 copies of the given card + coin 750 coins and fusion stone 5 fusion stones.

Orgone Leechers pack: 5 copies of Orgone Leechers + 750 coins + 5 fusion stones

Orgone Leechers will be introduced on February 7th along with its promotional pack, which can be purchased until February 13th.

Orgone Leechers Pack ($9.99): 3 copies of Orgone Leecherscoin 750 coins and fusion stone 5 fusion stones.

Martyr Spongers pack: 5 copies of Martyr Spongers + 750 coins + 5 fusion stones

Martyr Spongers will be introduced on February 21st along with its promotional pack, which can be purchased until February 28th.

Martyr Spongers Pack ($9.99): 3 copies of Martyr Spongerscoin 750 coins and fusion stone 5 fusion stones.

New Brawls

Similar to what we did back in December for Minion Launchers, we will introduce 2 new Brawl modifiers for the 2 new cards. We think it’s a good way for you to be able to try, play with and enjoy newly added cards before you start collecting

Like last time, a 0-mana level 1 (unless owned and leveled) copy of the new card will be added to everyone’s deck (thus causing all decks to have 13 cards). Only difference with last time is that if you also have that card in your base deck, it will cost 0 mana as well.

  • The Warrior Brawl starting on the February 10th will be for Orgone Leechers.
  • The Warrior Brawl starting on the February 24th will be for Martyr Spongers.

Valentine’s Event

With Valentine’s day approaching quickly, we thought we’d do a small event to mark the occasion. To begin with, and as mentioned before, the Brawl of the 17th will be half the price!

Additionally, there will be 3 new Valentine avatars, each available at ruby 200 rubies a piece.

Valentine King
Valentine flirty lady
Valentine flirty man

Like most holiday events, there will be some one-time only special offers for people willing to put some money into the game. The Valentine exclusive packs will be available from February 14th (9AM CET) until Feburary 20th (end of day) so be sure to jump on them!

Valentines Pack ($29.99): all 4 weekly journals (48 cards in total, with guaranteed 4 legendaries, and 12 cards of each faction), 100 coins and 50 rubies; Lovely Bundle ($59.99): 100 neutral cards (with rarity odds being 45%, 30%, 15%, 10%), 1500 coins and 250 rubies

Valentines Pack ($29.99): all 4 weekly journals (48 cards in total, with guaranteed 4 legendaries, and 12 cards of each faction), coin 100 coins and ruby 50 rubies.

Lovely Bundle ($59.99): 100 neutral cards (with rarity odds being 45%, 30%, 15%, 10%), 1500 coins and 250 rubies

Lovely Bundle ($59.99): 100 neutral cards (with rarity odds being 45%, 30%, 15%, 10%), coin 1,500 coins and ruby 250 rubies.

Quality of life improvements

You will now be able to mark cards as favorite within your collection, as well as sort it with favorite cards first. This should help players frequently making new decks by letting them rapidly add their must-include cards!

Screenshot of the collection view with a new “Favorite first” in the “Sort by” menu

Last but not least, the community menu will now provide a direct link to the release notes on the site. We hope this helps new player learn more about the release cycle we have, as well as the latest changes to the game.

Screenshot of the community menu showing a new “Patch Notes” button

FAQ

When is the update going to be released?

The balance changes will be deployed with the season reset as usual. The 2 cards will be introduced on February 7th and February 21st. The Valentine’s offer will be available between February 14th and February 20th. The UI improvements will land on February 7th.