Clans are changing the “fame” game

Lanistae, you’ve been waiting for what feels like a lifetime –  but finally, the Clan System is coming to Gladiator Heroes! And with it come some very exciting changes to “fame” as you know it.

 

Rebalancing fame

Once the mighty Clan System has been implemented, the fame of ALL players will be rebalanced and integrated into a rebuilt League of Heroes system (this means most players will end up losing some fame after the rebalance).

After that point, fame will only be earned by winning multiplayer matches, and any fame that a gladiator earns will be assigned to the player’s city as a whole, instead of it being distributed among the gladiators like it has been previously.

This means that missions, event matches and challenges will no longer provide any fame for your gladiators or your city.

Now the only way to call the Gods’ attention will be to defeat other players in glorious multiplayer combat.

Teamwork makes the dream work

The moment a player joins a clan, their city’s fame will be added to the clan’s fame. As a result, all clan members will add their respective fame to the overall clan fame.

‘Tis the season to experience clans

The brand new Clan System will be based on something known as “Seasons” and a Season will begin on the first Monday of each Month, and end on the first Sunday of the following month.

During these Seasons, clans will compete to earn as much fame as possible. At the end of each Season, the clans with the highest fame will earn HUGE rewards.

At the end of each Season, the leaderboards will be reset and the competition will start once more.

Don’t panic; your fame will be preserved, so as soon as you fight at least once again in the new Season, you will be reinserted into the leaderboard at the same rank you achieved the previous Season, so you can continue climbing the League of Heroes to reach the ultimate glory!

Show off your Prestige

If you managed to reach God II (the highest league level) and continue to increase your fame, all that “surplus” fame will be converted into “Prestige points” when the Season ends.

Prestige points will be permanent, and will create the perfect way to show off to the world how glorious your clan is, as well as warning your foes that you’re not somebody to be messed with.

Only the most persevering lanistae will be able to claim the glory bestowed by the Gods, so push your limits and climb to the top with the help of your clan mates!

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Live your combats from the front row with augmented reality

Meet your gladiators face-to-face. Live an epic battle from the front row. Now’s your chance to step into the arena in augmented reality.

The crowd roars for blood. The clangs of steel-on-steel are the only sounds that break the nervous silence, as your companions and competitors jostle for position in the dark passageway. Slowly, the wooden gates begin to creak open, the sunlight reflecting off the gladiators’ armour like flashes of mercury filing out into the arena.

You’re in Ancient Rome. You’re looking down into the great colosseum. You’re in a coffee shop, watching a legendary gladiator battle play out on the tabletop in front of you.

Augmented reality is the future of mobile gaming, and Gladiator Heroes has become one of the first mobile games to implement it using iOS 11’s new ARkit.

You can now watch your battles in real-life settings, whether it’s in miniature on a table, or life-sized on the street; you can get a full, 360-degree view of the fight, or move in close to the action.

Plus, with the unique combination of Apple’s ARkit and ReplayKit, you can become the director of your own combats. Shoot, save and share your gameplay with fellow lanistae around the world.

The addition of augmented reality to Gladiator Heroes has been one of our biggest projects to date: last month, our development team were among just a handful selected to attend a special ARkit workshop at Apple’s Paris headquarters.

From there, they’ve developed two ways for you to immerse yourself in the game; by viewing battles in real-life settings, or by placing their gladiators in various poses.

With both options, you can physically move around to see your gladiators, and their battles, from all angles.

What you do in life echoes in virtual reality, so charge up your phone, aim and shoot; the fight has begun.

How to use augmented reality in Gladiator Heroes

Getting iOS 11

First, make sure you’ve got Apple’s latest operating system installed on your device. The software is available for the iPhone 6S and up, as well as the 6th-generation iPod Touch, and the latest iPads.

Update Gladiator Heroes

Go to the App Store and update to version 1.9.2 of Gladiator Heroes.

How to see your gladiator in AR

Go to the gladiator residence and select the gladiator you’d like to see in augmented reality. Press the AR icon on the right-hand side of your gladiator. Move your phone over a flat, clear surface to initiate the AR. You can rotate your gladiator with two fingers, make him bigger or smaller, and change his pose or position.

How to see your battle in AR

Place your gladiators into the arena. Select the AR button in the top right-hand side and move your device slightly to activate AR. Scale and reposition the arena to where you’d like it, and start the battle! You can move in on different characters during the fight to get close to the action, or physically rotate around the battle.

How to record your battles in AR

Before opening the AR function, select ‘record combat’ from the top right-hand corner. Once the battle finishes, you will have the option of replaying, saving or sharing your video.

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What to do before contacting Gladiator Heroes user support

Not sure how to play the game? Or maybe you’re being affected by a bug? Following the global launch, our support team have been inundated with thousands of daily messages. So, if you don’t want to wait, here’s what to do to solve your problem as soon as possible.

 

Q: I don’t understand part of the game.

A: Want to know how to level up your gladiators, how skills work, or how to get more resources? We’ve got all of that information and more in our Wiki and in our FAQs. If you still can’t find the answer to your question, try asking other players in our Facebook group here. If all else fails, then get in touch with us via Facebook message.

Q: I made a purchase in the game but never received it.

A: In very few cases the server takes a little while to credit your purchase. If, after a few hours, you still haven’t received your items, please contact user support via the form in the game, making sure you attach a copy of your receipt. Following the global launch, the user support team has been inundated with thousands of general enquiries, but are prioritising purchase enquiries above these. However, it may still take a few days for them to respond to your message, check the game data and restore your purchase. Please wait for a reply from the support team in this case, and don’t send additional follow-up messages to the Facebook page or email. Thank you for your patience!

Q: I closed the game during the forge tutorial and now I’ve lost my forge.

A: If you close the game during a tutorial, it won’t save your progress and will assume you haven’t reached the tutorial, reset, and force you to do it again. It’s very important that you do not close the game during the forge tutorial and follow it until the end. When you enter the forge tutorial, the game will automatically ‘gift’ you five new weapons; one to forge, and four to forge it with. You will NOT lose your own weapons through this tutorial, so please don’t try to exit the game.

If the forge doesn’t provide you with these five weapons to forge, you need to go to your armoury and sell all the scrap. Once your armoury is free of scrap, you can re-enter the forge tutorial and continue the game.

Q: The ‘Games of Glory’ video is repeating over and over again. How can I make it stop?

A: This is a small bug we’ve found to be affecting about 0.02% of players. We believe it is actually a connectivity error, where your device cannot maintain a strong enough internet connection to save game data to the server. While we are working on a solution for this issue, here are a few things you can try:

  • Find a stronger, more reliable internet connection to get through this tutorial so that the game can save to the server
  • Turn on your device’s flight mode then open the game. Turn off flight mode while in the game.
  • Turn off your game’s internet connection and continue playing offline while we work to resolve the issue. You will not be able to access multiplayer offline.
  • Making sure you’re connected via Facebook, delete and reinstall the game. You shouldn’t lose any progress.

Q: My game is lagging or freezing in loading pages.

A: Please make sure you have the current version (1.7.3) installed. It includes many performance improvements. Otherwise, make sure you have enough memory on your device and close background apps.

Q: I’m experiencing another sort of bug/issue.

A: Make sure you have the latest version (1.7.3) installed. Close the app completely, and restart your device. If the problem persists, contact the game support team via the in-game app. As they are currently inundated by thousands of messages per day, please expect a wait of three to four days for a response. Thanks for your patience!

Q: I want to reset my game and start from the beginning.

A: We currently don’t offer the option to reset games to the beginning, as this could corrupt your data in future games. We will be happy to give you tips on how to improve your game if you’re not happy with it, however.

Q: There are hackers at the top of the game rankings.

A: Build a game, and the hackers will come. We’re aware of these suspicious accounts and will be setting aside one day per week to remove them. Keep in mind that account termination takes a bit of time – not only do we have to locate the accounts, we then have to verify that they are illegitimate, and take steps to block them in future. The ranking data then takes anywhere from a few hours to a day to refresh worldwide.

Q: What is ‘value’ building?

A: This is a small text error affecting a few players at this time. Value refers to the training ground corresponding to your gladiator (i.e. sword and shield training ground, two-hands training ground).

Q: How do I get stone if I can’t build a quarry yet?

A: Even if you can’t build the quarry, there are still a few options for you to get stone.

  • Starting at mission 38 in the world map, you will earn stone whenever you finish a mission.
  • If your fame level is high enough, the map challenges that you can find alongside missions will also reward you with stone.
  • You will earn stone by levelling up your city.
  • You can always buy the resources you need with gems.

It’s recommended that you prioritise upgrading the Caravan in order to access mission 38 and further.

Q: How can I get gems without paying for them?

A: Yes, yes – there’s the option to buy gems in the game for those who want to pay. But, we’ve endeavoured to make a game that can still be played without having to spend any ‘real world’ money. Every few hours the chests on the map, full of free gems, are refreshed. Make sure you scour the whole map for chests – even areas that you haven’t yet conquered! You can also get gems from chests post-battle – just make sure you watch the video advertising to get more keys. You’ll also receive larger amounts of gems as a reward when you update your city, or by exchanging tokens for chests in the merchant.

The next Gladiator Heroes Update has Arrived

Months in the making and weeks of waiting; finally the next Gladiator Heroes update is here!

We’ve been dropping hints across our social media channels and in chats with fans about what the next round of improvements will include, and it’s now time for all you excited lanistae to get back into the game and test out the new features.

We’ve outlined what this update includes below; don’t forget to send us your feedback and discuss the changes with other lanistae on our social channels!

A revolutionised multiplayer system with better prizes to boot

You’ll now have more to aim for in multiplayer battles, with a ticket system being introduced to allow your gladiators to fight at a higher level and gain better rewards.

Your gladiators will emerge victorious from their multiplayer duels with a set of tickets in hand, varying in value according to combat difficulty. You then use these tickets to send your gladiators into higher-ranked battles; the more difficult the battle, the higher reward value.

These new, multiplayer rewards come in the form of tokens – gold, silver or wood – which you can then use to purchase chests in the new merchant shop. They’ll contain multiple prizes and resources, rather than just the singular prizes received in the chests of old.

New combats added to the map

A rival lanista is infringing on your city limits. Take on his gladiators in battle, and your victories will echo throughout eternity!

On the regular map, we’ve added a new combat system where you’ll be able to take on rival gladiators at varying difficulty levels. Just like with the multiplayer system, you’ll receive gold, silver or wood tokens to use in the merchant shop.

Forge your legendary status

Since the introduction of the forge, lanista from across Ancient Rome have been sharpening and shining their gladiators’ weapons, making them close to invincible in battle.

Now, you’ll need to win special forge stones to be able to fuse weapons and armour; giving them – and your gladiators – higher rankings.

Reward repairs

Your battle rewards will now be saved as soon as you earn them, avoiding rare cases where they were sometimes lost if the app was closed.

Plus, we’re making the rewards screen a little more exciting; adding a few bells and whistles to make your wins just that little bit extra special.

A lanista knows best

In Ancient Rome, citizens relied on public graffiti to keep up-to-date with the daily news. Luckily for our modern-day lanistae, news and information can be received in real-time across our Gladiator Heroes social media channels.

Be the first to know about new updates, get exclusive video content, and chat live with our developers on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.

Is there another Gladiator Heroes update on the way?

We’re dropping a few hints on some big changes headed your way…

We know, we know… you’re still recovering from the last update, which was packed full of new features such as a weapons ranking system, multiplayer replay and the forge. But what if we told you that there is another, even bigger update heading your way?

That’s right, in the next few weeks our development team will be dropping yet another update for Gladiator Heroes, and this one includes a new building, new battle types and new prizes.

Without giving too much away, we can tell you that multiplayer as you know it will be completely revolutionised. The new multiplayer system, which will be kept under wraps until the update is launched, will give you more options, more opponents, and different prizes.

Back on the regular map, we’ll be adding an extra layer of combats which will allow you to win a different sort of prize. What are these prizes, you ask? We can’t tell you… but let’s just say they have something to do with a new, fixed building coming to your city soon.

There’s also new, rival lanista infringing on the boundaries of your city… and according to some passing travellers, his fighters are unbeatable.

We’re also giving you more control about when and how you collect bonus resources for your city.

The last Gladiator Heroes update had players rushing to repurpose old weapons in the new forge, a building that allows you to improve weapon statistics. The armoury ranking system was also overhauled, meaning that you gladiators need to reach certain levels to utilise their corresponding weapons.

Plus, we gave you the ability to rewatch multiplayer battles that took place while you were logged out of the app.

These updates are part of a series that we’ll be launching in the lead up to the global launch, set to take place within the next few months.
 

The new Gladiator Heroes forge

Weapons are the big winners in Gladiator Heroes’ latest update

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:

Features:

  • 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

Tweaks:

  • 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
Gladiator Heroes is in Soft Launch

Gladiator Heroes is in Soft Launch

The latest title from Genera Games is now in soft launch in Australia, New Zealand and Spain. This original combination of RPG and city building will have you on the edge of your seat.

Build, manage, and defend your empire by recruiting and training the best team of gladiators and managing your resources. Set out to discover new lands and unlock a variety of epic arenas, from the sweltering desert to the frozen tundra.

Gladiator Heroes offers never before seen gameplay and a challenging progression that will have you coming back for more. Get it free for iOS in Australia and New Zealand, or on Android or iOS in Spain, and follow us on Facebook for updates on the global launch!