The Barbarian, new VIP and events: all the new features in the latest Gladiator Heroes update

Another big update brings a whole host of exciting new features. In this blog, we take you through everything you need to know about the latest version.

The Barbarian smashes her way into the game

She’s big, she’s barbaric, and she’s finally in the game! We’ve been teasing you about the release of the Barbarian, a fierce female two-hands gladiator, for months now, and with this last update lanista can now hire her as part of their invincible team.

Patient lanista have settled with Leonidas and Asterion, the Minotaur, in the meantime, but we all know that the ‘Hulka’ is who you’ve really been waiting for!

This strong lady comes with four unique skills that no other gladiator class possesses: Whirlwind, Hook, Hook & Hit and Heroic Throw.

She’s able to draw in opponents from long-range with a hook and chain and crush them with a mighty axe or hammer blow, making her a formidable opponent against the cunning Assassin and Hunter. Using her incredible strength and agility, she’s also able to spin several times in the air with her weapon outstretched, taking out several opponents in the process.

The Barbarian can also charge and throw her opponents over her head, body slamming them to the ground and rendering them useless.

Bigger benefits in the VIP subscription

There are now even more benefits included in the monthly VIP subscription. The tactical new ‘reveal skill’ option is available to use for free for VIP users, while regular users will need to pay 200 gems a pop. Being able to see your gladiator’s future skills selection will help you to make a more informed choice when picking skills, and forming the perfect set.

You’ll also now be able to open a free purple-coloured chest every day from in front of the Merchant, and get an extra key when unlocking chests post-battle. All that is on top of the already-existing VIP features: 50% healing time reduction, and two builders.

New summer event and wild weekends!

Lanistae, we know how much you all love fighting for blood and glory in the regular weekend events, so we’re adding even more features to make them even more worthwhile.

If you love slashing, clashing and claiming victories all weekend long, then you’ll love some of the exciting additions we’re about to make to the weekend events.

We know how much you love the prize wheel that features in some of special annual events, such as Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Well, we’re bringing it back on a more regular basis: the prize wheel will be included in events on a more regular basis.

Although the prize wheel tickets will change in style and appearance in different events, you can still save them up and use them in any event. This means that you’ll no longer lose your hard earned tokens at the end of each event, and can save them up for even better prizes.

You’ll not only win tickets from event battles, but you’ll also be able to uncover them after regular mission fights, extra challenges and multiplayer over the course of the weekend.

What’s more, we’re bringing back another special themed event for summer! Grab your beach umbrella and slap on your suncream, there are a whole lot of special legendary items to uncover in the scorching sand arena!

Welcome back the themed prize wheel and special merchant, as the game gets a beach makeover during the month of August.

Even more levels to take on

You may have noticed that we’ve been taking advantage of the past few updates to sneak in new levels. Well, this one’s the same, with ten new levels now available to play on the map.

The big boss in level 133, next to the shark-infested waters, is none other than the Barbarian herself. With the hook & hit and heroic throw skills, as well as a tough health recovery skill, she’s an extremely tough opponent to overcome.

Let’s Explain the New Gladiator Heroes Multiplayer System

PvP takes on a whole new meaning with these changes to Gladiator Heroes’ multiplayer system.

Lanisate, do you have what it takes to face a new challenge every week? It’s time to step into the new multiplayer arena and prove your worth as an invincible fighter – every single week.

That’s right; our total overhaul of the multiplayer system means that every week the tables are reset, and you have to fight to stay at the top of the rankings before the next season ticks over.

Each week, you’ll be randomly grouped with 20 other lanistae of a similar fame level. It’s important to note that no two rankings are the same; every lanista will see his or her own table. While in your table you might be at the top, if you appear in your friends table you could be languishing near the bottom, due to different opponents in their PvP group.

This means that you have to focus on topping your group and your group alone; put aside all distractions and keep your eye on the prize – gems and Merchant tokens!

Depending on your position at the end of the week, you’ll earn a certain amount of gems and gold, silver or bronze tokens. These will allow you to purchase Merchant chests and upgrade your weapons and armour for the following week’s challenge.

To top the table you need to earn points, and not fame like before. These points can be earned but not lost – even after a period of inactivity or a defeat. In fact, you even win a small amount of points after a defeat; regular fighting is rewarded here.

If you’re a big time lanista who wants to show off on the global stage; fear not. The worldwide, local and Facebook friends rankings are still visible for your bragging rights.

There have been no changes to the clan war system, but this multiplayer facelift means that group battles are as important as ever to earn those highly sought-after Merchant tokens.

Lanistae, it’s time to dust off your armour and sharpen your swords – a new, legendary multiplayer is here and it’s giving you to be a champion every day of the week.

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Clan Perks and the Hand of Zeus: More new features in Gladiator Heroes

Just a few short weeks on from the mighty addition of Leonidas and the Temple of Myths, we’re bringing yet another update with some long-awaited features. Find out what’s new to Gladiator Heroes, and what’s to come…

 

Make the most of clan perks

Lanistae; we’ve teased you with the addition of Clan Perks ever since the Wars began back in January, and now they’ve finally been added to the game!

By building on your clan’s overall experience, you can unlock great benefits for all your teammates; from increased orb donation allowances, to reduced training times…

Every time you play in a clan battle, you gain up to 10 points in clan experience, which goes towards your clan’s overall tally. So, with a maximum of 50 players in a clan, the highest your team can score from one battle is 500.

As you increase your experience level, you’ll unlock new clan perks, which will be available to every member of the clan.

Prepare for new mission levels

In addition to the long-awaited clan perks, our developers have added 11 new levels to the game; including a never-before-seen arena.

The Hand of Zeus, an ancient, stone battleground perched precariously above the turbulent sea, is the only arena where gladiators can be pushed off the sides.

To combat this, try using gladiators with the stone feet skills, or two-hand gladiators, who can’t be pushed.

On the other hand, incorporate gladiators with pushing skills, such as jump shockwave, shockwave, dashing push or charge, to throw your opponents off the side of the arena and to their grizzly death in one, quick blow.

Extra improvements

On top of these new features, our developers have been working hard to solve a few more issues in game, such as loading times, cross-device synchronisation, and some combat crashes.

They’ve also fixed the additional attacks skill, and made Leonidas available to fight in clan battles.

A gladiator’s work is never done…

As we head into the summer months in the northern hemisphere, and our gladiators (and developers), are getting ready to take a well-deserved break, we’re aiming to bring you at least one more update before beach mode sets in.
The main focus for following updates will be the Temple of Myths; new heroes, and improving the stats of current heroes.

Many lanista have expressed concern over the power of Leonidas. While his overall power may be less than some five-star gladiators, his unique skill set means that he often lasts longer in battle, and can overcome some opponents that regular gladiators can’t.

Taking the fast, cunning attacks of the spear gladiator, and the fierce protection of the sword and shield, Leonidas is a formidable opponent.

That said, we’ve taken your feedback into account, and are working on ways to make the mythic heroes as powerful and sought-after as they should be!

The stuff of legends: new ‘mythic hero’ class

After months of whispers on the gladiator grapevine, the mightiest and most fabled of fighters are finally coming to Gladiator Heroes. Make way for the mythic hero gladiators.

Temple of Myths

The excitement will all begin once your Headquarters reach level seven and the Gods deem you worthy to experience the myths and legends that the Temple conceal.

At this point you will unlock the ability to construct an intriguing new building known as the Temple of Myths, which will act as the hub for mythic heroes where you can hire and level up your new fighters.

Hiring fame and victory

Within the mystifying Temple of Myths you can hire your legendary gladiators by using mythic tokens that are specific to each gladiator found in the Temple.

These special tokens can be won through weekly events or found in chests available after successful combat.

Each mythic hero has their own mythic token and requires 25 tokens to be hired from the Temple.

Only the most victorious of lanistae are worthy of experiencing the stuff of legends so it will take some hard work and determination to find enough tokens to release the epic unknown.
However, if you simply cannot wait to get your hands on a mighty Leonidas then have no fear. You can also pay for mystic tokens in the Temple of Myths by using gems.

‘300’ legends in the Temple

Hiding inside this new building is your first glimpse of a renowned fighter that all gladiators aspire to be.

With the distance attacking methods of a Hunter and the innate defence skills of the Guardian, Leonidas will take you closer to glory than you’ve ever been before.

Once hired, this mighty fighter will immediately come with a set of 5 incredible skills which will be constant between each Leonidas.

It’s the mightiest set of skills for the mightiest of gladiators so get grinding to get your hands on the legend that is Leonidas to see just how incredible his selection of skills will be.

Mythic heroes will also always have the same appearance, and will always be the rarest of fighters with 5 stars so get ready for the fight of a lifetime!

Gladiators from the Temple of Myths will also not equip any weapons or armour and always maintain full training so you don’t need to worry about ensuring they practise their combat every 24 hours.

As normal, Leonidas’ rank when hired will depend on the average rank of your other gladiators. To ensure you hire Leonidas at a specific rank you need all your other gladiators to have that same rank.

Levelling these legendary fighters will take three steps which cost an incremental price of gold per step. After all, glory comes at a cost.

As mythic heroes immediately come with all five skills, when you level up your Leonidas you won’t gain any new skills. However, once you reach certain levels and ranks your skills will level up making them more powerful or giving them more turns to be used.

Legendary restrictions

The Gods will be watching with pride when they see your mythic heroes fighting for their empire in the arenas but obviously the limelight must always be on these epic fighters.

As a result, you are only able to use one legendary fighter as one of your three gladiators in combat.

You can still use regular gladiators to support your main man in the arena but can’t use more than one legendary fighter in the same battle; that just wouldn’t be fair on the enemy!

As well as this, the empire deems it unfair to use mythic heroes in restricted combat.

If the battle only allows one gladiator, only spearmen or any other type of constraint in the arena, you won’t be able to place your legendary fighter on the battlefield.

So it’s time to start grinding the fields of combat for those special mystic tokens and make a mighty stash of gems and gold to prepare for the most legendary gladiator that Gladiator Heroes has ever seen.

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Points mean prizes in the battle of clans

With Clan Battles fully underway, find out exactly how to win the most points and defeat your clan enemies once and for all.

The winning scale

Each colosseum on the Clan Battle map can be captured by you or your opposing clan.

You can only reach colosseums that are further away, once you have captured those closest to your side of the map, with combat increasing in difficulty and granting more points and prizes the further you stray from your side.

In order to occupy a colosseum, you will need to reach a certain amount of points on the scale you will see at the top of the colosseum’s information.

The closer you are to your side of the map, the lower the points required to capture the colosseum will be.

This means that it will be much harder for the enemy clan to territorialize a colosseum that is on your side of the map as they will need a much larger quantity of points.

Health means victory

The amount of points you receive after successful combat depend on the overall health of all your gladiators after the battle.

You will receive 3, 2, or 1, points that contribute towards capturing the colosseum.

This means that defense is equally as important as attack in these battles.

Incorporate defensive gladiators with protective skills into your combat strategy in order to take advantage of the maximum points available from successful fights.

Sword and Shield gladiators with active block and armour increase skills can help defend enemy attacks and reduce damage, whilst gladiators with the healing shout active skills can help heal injured gladiators and improve your chances of achieving the maximum points.

Exploiting passive skills is also crucial in these strategic battles as using gladiators with scavenger, anger, and regeneration can save your gladiators once they have been damaged.

A game of capture the colosseum

Once a colosseum has been captured by a clan, the clan will earn points for every 5 minutes that the arena is in their possession.

These points will differ depending on the colosseum’s distance away from your clan’s side of the map.

The amount of points you receive from the captured colosseum will contribute to your general Clan Battle score and will eventually decide the clan who has won the ultimate victory for glory.

This makes strategy, health, and the subsequent amount of points you have on the colosseum’s scale imperative for Clan Battle success.

 

Get ready to heal your gladiators, prepare your strategy, and fight to the death in the Clan Battle arena. Who will win the ultimate victory for glory and who will face the ultimate despair in gruelling combat? Let the Clan Battles commence!

 

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The battle of the clans has officially begun

Prepare your clans, develop your fame, and fight for honour – Clan Battles are finally here.

Search for your battle

Start your clan’s fight for victory through the Games of Glory page where your clan’s leaders and generals can start the search for an opposition.

Opposing clans will be selected based on a similar power level to create similar power battles.

It’s all about preparation

Once an enemy clan has been selected for battle, you will have 24 hours to prepare your clan for war.

You will be able to see the war map and its arenas before the battle begins, and the clan chat window will be available from this screen.

Use the clan chat to discuss strategy and let everyone know about the battle. Align your team members with your war plan and get ready for combat madness!

Will you decide to all attack the same bases to keep territories for longer, or will you go for gold and try to get to the most powerful coliseums before the battle is over?

The fight for honour

You will have 24 hours to conquer the arena and gain victory over the opposing clan.

Your clan will start by fighting in the coliseums nearest to your “side” of the war map and the opposing clan will do the same on their “side”.

Once your clan is victorious in a coliseum they will capture it and earn points for every five minutes that the arena is captured.

After defeating the first arenas, you will be able to proceed to invading the adjoining coliseums and advancing towards the enemy clan’s side.

As you move closer to the enemy’s section of the arena ground, the battles will increase in difficulty. The harder the combat, the more prizes are to be won and the more points your clan will win for holding those arenas in your power.

Clan generals and leaders can order their clan members to attack a specific arena which can be implemented into their battle strategy.

Any fame earned during these battles will be clan fame not personal fame.

All that glitters is gold

After all successful combats, you will receive battle prize chests and win the rewards that are revealed within them.

Also, for every successful battle, you will obtain potential prizes that depend on the difficulty of the battle. These prizes are wood, silver, and gold tokens that you can use to purchase chests in the Merchant.

Individual members will earn these prizes depending on how many battles they have accomplished during the war.

If your clan is victorious in the war, you will receive 100% of these prizes and can bask in all your glory.

If your clan loses then all is not lost. You will still receive a proportion of these prizes to compensate your efforts during the gruelling and grizzly war.

 

So prepare your clans, wave your flags high, and get ready to battle to the death for glory

 

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Premium gladiators and the ultimate victory

The shiniest of statues will bring the strongest and mightiest of gladiators. Find out why these premium gladiators are worth saving you gems for and exactly how epic they are.

What premium really means

Shining bright and beautiful in the Gladiator Residence is the premium gladiator statues.

Buying these for gems allows you to hire not only a guaranteed 5 star rarity gladiator, but also gives you a legendary weapon for each weapon slot unlocked at the rank of gladiator hired.

This means the price of the statues will increase as the rank hired goes up.

The rank of a newly hired gladiator will be the average rank of your current gladiators. However, to ensure a new gladiator is a specific rank when hired, you need to have ALL your current gladiators already on that rank.

For instance, gladiators hired at rank one will only receive one legendary weapon, as that is the only weapon unlocked at that rank. Gladiators hired at rank five will consequently receive five legendary items when hired through a premium statue.

Make it worth your gems

It only makes sense that the very best statues providing the very best gladiators the most legendary weapons would cost a hefty amount of gems.

These statues will start at 800 gems and will increase according to the rank hired.

Although these statues are expensive, they’re much cheaper than multiple legendary chests that you can purchase with gems from The Merchant.

This means that getting a 5 star rarity gladiator AND legendary weapons, from a premium statue is much more cost effective.

Legendary items

Weapons and armour can drastically improve the statistics of your gladiator.

They significantly affect the attack, damage, defense, and armour stats of your gladiator which can greatly aid them in battle.

Greater damage and armour means improved combat tactics, particularly against mighty bosses that can absorb low damage or inflict high damage (as outlined in a previous blog post about the Wall).

The 5 stars that light the gladiator sky

The rarity of your gladiators is indicated by the number of stars they have in their profile with 5 stars being the rarest gladiators.

Rarity significantly affects the increase of statistics when levelling up your gladiators. The higher the rarity, the higher the increase in statistics will be each time you level up the gladiator.

As a result, if you compare two gladiators of the same class, level and rank, the gladiator with the highest rank will have much better statistics (and therefore have more power) than the lower rarity gladiator.

Saving for the best

In order to receive the very best gladiators from these premium statues, you will need to start saving your gems.

In order to get more gems to help your saving, you can try the following:

– Open the chests that appear around the world map. They always contain gems.

– Many missions award you with gems by default; most of the medium and high difficult missions do.

– Whenever you win a mission, you will have a chance of getting gems from the reward chests.

– Selling a gladiator will grant you half their original statue’s value in gems.

– Selling consumables affords you a small amount of gems per item sold.

– Get as far into the weekly events as possible. They often reward large amounts of gems.

– Increase your fame in multiplayer battles to become one of the winning clans at the end of the clan season. The winning clans always receive a large amount of gems (as we outlined in a previous blog post).

– You can also buy the gems by tapping the icon you will see in the upper-left corner of your screen.

So it’s time to start saving your gems, and get ready for the best way to get a fully-equipped 5-star gladiator in a matter of seconds!

 

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Premium gladiators, shiny orb bonuses and city visits

Another new update brings the long-awaited city visits, an exciting new premium gladiator statue, and some new exciting bonuses. Find out all about the new update features in this blog post.

Premium quality gladiators

In order to hire a new gladiator to form part of your epic team, you will need a gladiator statue. These statues come in a variety of materials which give you different rarity gladiators depending on the type.

You can either purchase statues directly from the Gladiator Residence or you can try your luck at winning one through free chests after successful combat.

Now, you can get a brand new shiny gladiator statue from the Gladiator Residence.

These new premium statues not only give you a five star gladiator, the rarest and with the best statistics once levelled, but also give you legendary weapons with it.

The amount of legendary weapons you will receive depends on the rank at which it is hired, which will depend on your average gladiator rank.

For instance, gladiators hired at rank one will only receive one legendary weapon, as that is the only weapon unlocked at that rank. Gladiators hired at rank five will consequently receive five legendary items when hired through a premium statue.

The rank of hire subsequently affects the cost of the premium statue. Those hired at rank one will start at 800 gems and will increase according to the rank hired.

These exciting legendary items will drastically increase the statistics of the gladiator and could be the deciding factor to combat success against the toughest opponents.

Shiny new orb bonuses

As we outlined in a previous blog post, the Clan Building can now give you some exciting new bonuses from orbs that you can only achieve through donations from your generous clan mates.

Request orbs from your clan through the clan chat and your clan mates can donate their surplus Sculptor orbs to you.

These donated orbs will then be stored in the Clan Building and can be used to create time-limited bonuses that can only be used one at a time.

Visit your team

The long-awaited city visits are finally here.

Through the Clan Building you can take a look at the cities of your fellow clan members. Simply look at the details of your clan and click the name of another member in your clan. This will take you to their city where you can see their city-style and the levels of their buildings.

Excitingly this is not all! You can also open up the host’s Gladiator Residence to check out their gladiators. Here you can see all the stats of their gladiators, along with any armour and weapons they might be equipped with.

Use this to your strategic advantage to suss out if your clan members deserve to be donated your orbs for their special orb bonuses by checking out if their gladiators are fully trained and if their buildings are all levelled fully.

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Brand new updates mean shiny new orb bonuses

With the brand new Gladiator Heroes update come shiny new bonuses. Read on to find out all about the exciting new orb bonuses that come from the Orb Bonuses tab in your Clan Building.

All things shiny and full of bonuses

Orbs can be found from chests after successful combat or the Merchant and are usually stored in the Sculptor to make bonuses for your city.

When you have too many orbs in the Sculptor that you aren’t using, you can donate them to your fellow clan members for them to create specific Clan Building orb bonuses just for them.

The only orbs that can be used for these special time-limited bonuses are those donated to you by the clan and that are stored in the Clan Building.

These exciting bonuses are the same type as those created by statues from the Sculptor, however they are time specific and only one can be active at a time. These shiny bonuses are as follows:

  • Green Vulcan orbs grant defensive bonuses during combat for a limited time
  • Orange Mars orbs grant offensive bonuses during combat for a limited time
  • Blue Maia orbs increase production for a limited time
  • Pink Juno orbs reduce healing and training times for 24 hours

Feeling generous = donate

You can now donate orbs from your Sculptor to your fellow clan members if you are feeling particularly generous.

The orbs you donate to clan members will be stored in their Clan Building and can only be used for their time-limited bonuses that depend on their orb amount and Clan Building level.

The only orbs that you can donate are those from your Sculptor and therefore you cannot donate orbs previously donated to you that are stored in the Clan Building.

Ask thy neighbour

Running low on orbs in the Clan Building and want to take advantage of these exciting new bonuses?

You can now ask your clan members to donate their Sculptor orbs for you to use in the Clan Building.

You can request orbs from your fellow clan members through your Orb Bonus tab in the Clan Building which will send a donation request message to the clan chat. You then have to simply wait and see how generous your fellow clan members are feeling.

Storage of Orbs:

The total number of orbs you can store in the Clan Building is unique to your account and relates to the upgrade level of your own Clan Building.

Upgrading your Clan Building will thus increase your storage for orbs in the building.

Each type of orb will take up a different amount of storage and therefore contributes a different amount to the bonuses. The amount that they are worth is as follows:

  • Small orbs = 1
  • Medium orbs = 3
  • Large orbs = 5

Strategy:

It’s safe to say that requesting orbs from your clan members may not always be successful and that you obviously won’t be donating orbs to everyone who asks. This is where you need to take strategy into consideration.

Now that you can visit your fellow clan members’ cities, which we outlined in another blog post, you can suss out who deserves your sparkling orbs and change up your tactics so you look more appealing to receive donations.

Training and healing all your gladiators, upgrading all your buildings to their maximum level, and taking full advantage of the Sculptor are some of the ways you can strategise your own city and evaluate your clan members.

So it’s time to save up your orbs, release your generosity and take full advantage of the glimmering bonuses that the Clan Building has to offer.

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The arrival of the long-awaited Clans update

Grab your friends, show off your flags, and fight for victory – the clan system is finally here.

Where it all begins

All the excitement from clans starts from the Clan Building. Unlock this key to your empire once your Headquarters reaches level five and the fun can really begin.

Once you open the Clan Building you’ll see a list of all the available clans organised first by those set in your language, and followed by those set in English.

Follow the leader

Clans can be joined straight away if they are set to public by the clan’s creator.

However, it must be noted that you can only be part of one clan at a time and there is a maximum of fifty lanistae members in each clan. If you do not like your clan anymore, you can leave at any time.

If the clan creator sets their clan to private, you will need approval from the clan’s leader in order to join.

The clan leader also has the ability to promote clan members to the “general” position, which means they can also accept lanistae requests to be part of their epic clan.

Clan creation

Want to create your very own clan, be in charge of its members, and show off your own very own clan flag?

The process is simple. Through the Clan Building click the “create” button and you’re away.

Decide whether you want your clan to be public or private, and whether you want only the best lanistae to join your team by setting a minimum fame level.

Once created, not only can lanistae search for your clan name through the Clan Building, but you can also share your clan code with friends outside the game so they can be part of your epic team of heroes.

Chat with your clan mates through the in-app clan chat found on the bottom left of the city’s screen and you can share strategies, show off your heroes, and make friends.

Wave your flag

When creating your clan, you choose your legendary clan name and create your flag to flaunt your team’s brand. Explore a wide selection of patterns, logos, shapes, and colours for your flag and go crazy with your masterpiece.

Once you join or create a clan, your clan’s flag will not only fly high above the Clan Building, but will also be shown off at the entrance to your city, as well as in the League of Clans.

The League of Clans

As we outlined in a previous blog, there will be several changes to fame as you know it.

Once you join a clan, your fame will be combined with the other clan members to create your clan fame, which will change every “season”.

This fame will dictate which league you will be in in the League of Clans, and will govern whether you win an incredible sum of gems at the end of the season.

Only the greatest clans will win the biggest gem prizes by the end of the season, so tell your friends, raise your flags, and prepare to battle for the ultimate glory in the brand new clan system.

 

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