Update 06-2024

By  Aileen · Official · 06/2024Back to releases

Hello, Stormbounders! A new version of Stormbound is coming in June bringing balance changes, new Fortress Leveling system and Summer Event!

New Fortress Leveling System

With the latest patch, we've reworked the Fortress Leveling system to grant experience points (EXP) for various in-game activities, rather than just collecting and leveling cards.

This system allows players to gain EXP by engaging in different activities, ultimately increasing their Fortress HP as they accumulate the required amount of EXP.

Fortress Leveling Screenshots


What's more, with the launch of the new Fortress Leveling System, we are removing the Base Demolisher system. Each player will receive an extra bonus reward from the Base Demolisher level they were on the verge of reaching.

EXP SOURCES

In-game activities that award experience points are divided into one-time and recurring categories.

One-time EXP Sources: These activities grant EXP only once per account:

  • Finishing Campaign chapters.
  • Reaching new highest rank for the first time.
  • Unlocking a new card not yet in Player's collection.

Recurring EXP Sources: These activities grant EXP each time the conditions are met:

  • Dealing damage to the enemy base in competitive modes.
  • Completing daily quests at each tier.
  • Opening draft chests.
  • Reaching brawl milestones.
  • Opening ranked chests.
Fortress Leveling System EXP Sources

Rewards

The Fortress Leveling system also introduces intermediate levels that players can achieve between main fortress levels. Reaching these levels allows players to collect rewards.

Please refer to the table below for details on the EXP required to achieve levels and unlock rewards within the Fortress Leveling System, as well as the corresponding Fortress Levels themselves:

Fortress LevelEXP RoundedReward
113000coin 250 coins, ruby 30 rubies, fusion stone 7 fusion stones
126375coin 350 coins, ruby 40 rubies, fusion stone 10 fusion stones
1310500coin 500 coins, ruby 75 rubies, fusion stone 15 fusion stones
1418000coin 650 coins, ruby 100 rubies, fusion stone 20 fusion stones
1530000coin 800 coins, ruby 125 rubies, fusion stone 25 fusion stones
1650000coin 1,000 coins, ruby 150 rubies, fusion stone 30 fusion stones
1780000coin 1,250 coins, ruby 175 rubies, fusion stone 35 fusion stones
18110000coin 1,500 coins, ruby 200 rubies, fusion stone 40 fusion stones
19155000coin 1,750 coins, ruby 250 rubies, fusion stone 45 fusion stones
20200000coin 2,000 coins, ruby 300 rubies, fusion stone 50 fusion stones

We're granting ourselves the flexibility to fine-tune the EXP values for individual activities as we gather more data. Nevertheless, at present, we're satisfied with the numbers we've implemented.

Additionally, we are planning new iterations of the system for players who have already completed 20 levels of the base game. However, we need to collect sufficient data before proceeding to ensure it is well-tailored to their needs.

Progress

What's more, players can view their Fortress level and progress toward the next level on the Player Profile popup, which features a progress bar. The popup includes a scrollable list of in-game activities and the EXP earned from each activity.

Fortress Leveling System Screenshots

To sum up, this system is designed to offer players a higher-quality and fairer progression curve that more effectively rewards active play.

Ultimately, New Fortress Leveling provides significantly more resources for player progression through Fortress Levels compared to the Base Demolisher.

Balance changes

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

  • Vindicators' ability made to target a unit and structure "Before attacking a unit or structure [..]" (changed from "Before attacking [..]")
  • Gift of the Wise’s ability made gain 13 mana and give 2/3/4/5/6 strength to the weakest friendly unit (changed from Gain mana).
  • Ubass the Hunter’s strength is now 7/8/8/10/12 (instead 5/6/6/8/10), and the ability made to deal 1/1/2/2/2 damage [..] (instead 1/1/2/2/3)
  • Earthfathers‘ ability made to gain 3/4/4/5/6 strength (instead 4/4/4/5/5).
  • Soap Cleanse’s ability made to target all poisoned units and vitalize them (instead of only friendly poisoned units).
  • Felflares‘ ability made to deal 4/5/6/7/8 damage (up from 3/4/5/6/7).
  • Flaming Stream‘s ability made to deal damage to enemy units and structures (instead of dealing damage to only enemy units).
Nerf compensation

As usual, some compensation in the form of coins and fusion stones will be provided to owners of Vindicators, Ubass the Hunter, Gift of the Wise, Earthfathers, and Soap Cleanse, proportional to the level and rarity of the card. Find below the compensation values for each rarity and level.

  • rare card  Rare card: coin 15 coins and fusion stone 2 fusion stones at level 2, coin 30 coins and fusion stone 3 fusion stones at level 3, coin 90 coins and fusion stone 7 fusion stones at level 4, coin 190 coins and fusion stone 10 fusion stones at level 5.
  • epic card  Epic card: coin 15 coins and fusion stone 2 fusion stones at level 2, coin 40 coins and fusion stone 5 fusion stones at level 3, coin 120 coins and fusion stone 10 fusion stones at level 4, coin 250 coins and fusion stone 20 fusion stones at level 5.
  • legendary card  Legendary card: fusion stone 1 fusion stone at level 1, coin 20 coins and fusion stone 5 fusion stones at level 2, coin 50 coins and fusion stone 10 fusion stones at level 3, coin 150 coins and fusion stone 20 fusion stones at level 4, coin 300 coins and fusion stone 50 fusion stones at level 5.

Compensation

Due to technical issues following the balance update on June 1st, 2024, some players were unable to enter the game. To compensate for this inconvenience, we are providing a gift of 200 coins to all players.

To receive your compensation, please redeem the following special code:

Gift code: 1STOFJUNE

This code is valid from June 13th, 2024, until June 17th, 2024, 9:00 AM CEST.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Summer Event

Summer is just around the corner, and to celebrate it, we're hosting the Summer Event in Stormbound!

Our event starts on June 13th, 2024, and ends on June 17th, 2024, 9:00 AM CEST.

Event in-game pop-up.

Summer Gift

During the event, everyone will receive a gift of 200 coins. To grab the gift, just redeem a special code, which is valid from June13th, 2024, until June 17th, 2024, 9:00 AM CEST.

Gift code: SUNBEAM

To activate the code, follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate to Game Options in the top-right corner of the main menu screen.
  2. Tap the “Redeem code” button.
  3. Enter the code and tap “Claim” to confirm.
Screenshots of the game interface to redeem a code

Note: You can only redeem this code from June 13th, 2024, until June 17th, 2024 (9:00 AM CEST). If you experience any problems with activating the code, please contact @Aileen on Discord or email contact@stormboundgames.com for assistance.

More Coins

During the event, all coin gains and the coin cap will be doubled, except for quests.

More Cards

Additionally, Book of Legends and Book of Chaos will yield 2 extra cards for the duration of the event in the Store, starting from June 13th, 2024 and ends on June 17th, 2024, 9:00 AM CEST.

Summer Offers

Like most events, there will be two special offers with avatars for people willing to put some money to the game.

Premium Summer Avatars

From now on, those offers will be available to be purchased 3 times each, while only the first one with the Avatar, and the rest with the standard content, excluding the Avatar (because players will already own the exclusive Avatar after buying the offer for the first time).

Cheapened Brawl

Finally, the Brawl starting on June 13th (and only that one) will be cheaper. All fights will be 50% off. Owners of the Premium Pass will also have their usual discount applied, leading to a 60% reduction.

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
Brawl calculator

To calculate how far you can go with a given amount of coins, or how much it will cost you to reach a certain milestone, be sure to use the Brawl calculator. It makes it possible to define a certain Brawl discount as well.

FAQ

When is the update going to be released?

The season reset and balance changes update is coming on June 1st, 2024.

With the recent update, we've changed the game title to Stormbound: PVP Card Battle to align with current Google Play Store & Apple Appstore optimization trends. This change does not affect the gameplay in any way.

Please find below a detailed list of the update:

  • Compensation code: June 13th - June 17th, 2024 (9:00).
  • Fortress Leveling System: June 13th, 2024 (9:00).
  • Summer Event: June 13th – June 17th, 2024 (9:00).
  • Summer Gift Code: June 13th – June 17th, 2024 (9:00).
  • Extra Cards (Book of Legends & Book of Structures): June 13th – June 17th, 2024 (9:00).
  • More Coins: June 13th – June 17th, 2024 (9:00).
  • Summer Event offers: June 13th – June 24th, 2024 (9:00)

All times are expressed using a 24-hour clock in CEST (Central European Summer Timezone).