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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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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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