Gladiators, hold onto your helmets; this new game update will have you rushing to sharpen your swords and shine your shields.
The development team behind Gladiator Heroes have this week announced a new update for both iOS and Android, including a host of improvements and some exciting new additions.
Introducing: the forge building, now available after headquarters level five. The new workshop allows players to work on their weapons, improving their stats. This new feature means that you can improve your gladiator’s ranking outside of just battles and training, and better weapons that you win in battle.
Got a whole lot of weapons in your armoury, and not enough gladiators to wield them? Put those leftover swords, shields and spears to good use, by submitting them to the forge. They’ll get melted down and added onto another weapon of your choice, to give it – and your gladiator – a boost in power.
“The new forge building means that players can take advantage of weapons in their armoury they might no longer use”, says César Ríos, game development team lead, “This gives players more control over the weapons they have available for their gladiators.”
But, not just any old gladiator can use the top weapons available; you need to know swing it before you can bring it to battle. A new ordering system means that gladiators need to have a corresponding rank and level before they can use the best battle equipment.
This whole weapons overhaul means that we’ve also added new five-star rarity weapons for ranks two, three and four, for all gladiator classes. We’ve also added new helmets, and bettered the lighting in the game.
What’s more, we’ve filled those post-battle treasure chests with more weapons, of more different varieties.
The last feature we’ve packed into this explosive update is the multiplayer replay function. When a fellow player dares attack your fighters in the ring, you’ll have the post-battle replay ready to go the next time you launch the app.
“We’ve been collecting all the feedback that people have given us about the game, and we’ve been adding improvements that they’ve requested,” says Ríos.
“They’ve said ‘We need a forge’, so we added a forge, or: ‘We need multiplayer’, so we added multiplayer, so we’re really open for everyone to propose changes or improvements in the characteristics of the game to include them.”
Here’s a full list of the new features and tweaks in the next update to Gladiator Heroes, due to go live this week:
- New rarity 5 weapons for ranks 2, 3 and 4 for all gladiator classes
- New forge building
- Forge weapons to improve their stats
- Multiplayer Replay system
- New helmets
- Now weapons require a certain rank and level to be able to be used
- Better lighting
- Weapon and helmets balanced
- Balanced world map chest rewards
- Now the skills of jump & attack have a more deterministic behaviour, the gladiador will end looking at the selected enemy.
- Damage of bleed condition isn’t affected by ‘Armour Increase’ skill.
- Balanced buildings cost. There were some levels with higher cost than expected
- Increased weapon rewards in chests