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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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How to strategically defeat The Wall

He’s big, he’s tough, and he’s one of the most intimidating challenges of Gladiator Heroes. Skulking in the darkness of level 45 he’s ready with his henchmen to send you straight to the Infirmary in one hefty hit.

The mighty Wall is a huge two-hand gladiator boss with some of the strongest armour seen in Gladiator Heroes.

Train and level your gladiators, forge your armour and weapons, and with a thorough strategy, you will be able to finally defeat the beast and wish level 45 goodbye.

Your gladiator gateway to victory

It goes without saying that your choice in gladiators can make or break your success against big bosses such as The Wall.

Such a strong boss with such durable armour requires a large amount of damage affect his health and this significantly influences your choice in fighters.

Dual-wield gladiators are not recommended against The Wall as such a strong opponent will defeat the dual-wields in one forceful hit.

These fighting assassins also do not inflict high levels of damage per attack, and therefore will be more likely to have their hits absorbed by The Wall’s solid armour.

Spearmen can be useful in that they can attack from a distance and retreat from danger. With The Wall being a two-hands gladiator, this means the spearman are less likely to get reached by the opponent due to his slow movement points.

Despite this, The Wall is immune to condition attacks unless fired by a very high level gladiator, thus rendering most of the spearman’s active attacks useless.

Sword and shield gladiators with their innate blocking are useful against this strong boss as they have improved defense against his powerful strikes.

Two-hand gladiators are the most useful against The Wall as they use the strength of his own class against him. Despite their low movement, their sturdiness means they won’t be pushed by the enemy, and are more likely to inflict higher damage that will affect the health of the opponent.

A skillful triumph

Using your gladiator’s skills to their advantage can be a tactical advantage to combat against The Wall.

Two-hands gladiators with the armour break conditioning skill can be extremely useful against big bosses with impressive armour that easily absorbs attacks and damage. Using the armour break condition will break The Wall’s armour, making him more susceptible to damage for a certain number of turns, making it easier to injure him.

However, it must be noted that conditioning skills will only work against powerful opponents such as The Wall if they are of high rank and level.

Two-hands Dunce gladiators with the strong attacks active skill will be particularly useful against this opponent as their hits will have increased damage and therefore will improve your chances of defeating The mighty Wall.

A useful strategy to use against The Wall is to use sword and shield gladiators with provoke and block skills. They will be able to distract the enemy whilst also blocking his attacks, whilst the ally gladiators attack the opponent from behind.

The weapons of success

Using weapons in combat can drastically improve your chances of victory.

Using armour and weapons increases your statistics depending on the item equipped, the level and forge status of the items.

Items can have an impact on either your gladiator’s attack, defense, armour, and damage statistics which could be the decider between victory and death in battle.

Against opponents with such strong armour, such as The Wall, weapons with high damage statistics can be extremely useful in combat.

Take advantage of the Forge and improve the damage statistics of your weapons or spend time in combat to increase your chances of winning a strong weapon through a chest.

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, premium gladiator statues come with legendary weapons.

These premium statues could be extremely beneficial against enemies such as The Wall and could be worth saving the gems and the money for forging if it means you will finally defeat the might beast and wish the evil level 45 goodbye.

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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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How to defeat the formidable Black Mamba

She’s fast, feisty, and one of the biggest challenges in Gladiator Heroes. Creeping in the dust of level 69 she’ll be ready with her guards to defeat your gladiators in one simple flash.

 

She’s a mighty dual-wield gladiator with the speed and strike capable of destroying your team before they know what’s hit them.

With the right strategy and a carefully selected team, however, her and her dual defenders can be defeated. In this guide, we outline how you can use the Black Mamba’s tactics against them and wish the terrifying level 69 goodbye.

Choose your dream team

Dual-wield gladiators are the best class to send into combat with such a feisty opponent as they can use the Black Mamba’s speedy strikes against them.

It helps if they also possess the skill “dodge” as it makes it less likely that the Black Mamba’s quick attacks will make contact.

Using “additional attack” skills will also be beneficial as it will inflict more damage and reduce the opportunity for defense of the enemy.

Using one sword and shield gladiator with the skills “provoke” and “block” can also be extremely strategic.

This gladiator will draw the Black Mamba and her guards towards him which will give your allies the perfect opportunity to strike the enemy from behind when they least expect it.

Passive skills can also make or break your battle success with the Black Mamba. Due to the sneaky attacks of the dual-wields, skills such as “back protection” and “conditions resistance” can be crucial to reduce the fatality of the bleed condition and speed of the enemy’s attack.

It’s not recommended to use the tactical spearmen when against the Black Mamba because she herself is immune to most conditions.

It is also not recommended to use two-hands gladiators as despite being hulking beasts, their slow movement will be no match for the ninja-like Black Mamba and her allies.

 

Position yourself wisely

The starting position of your gladiators can be imperative for your combat success.

Ensure your gladiator’s positions are always far away from the dual-wield enemy with their backs against the wall to protect them from the quick back attacks quickly given by the opponent.

If your gladiators are positioned far away from the enemy, it will take them longer to reach you and therefore will need more than one move to attack you due to using their points for movement.

If at first you don’t succeed…

The best way to defeat the Black Mamba is to simply try and try again. She is one of the toughest opponents to beat in the game however with significant practise, she can be beaten.

So it’s time to train and level your gladiators in order to make them as strong as possible to destroy the mighty and feisty Black Mamba. Good luck Lanistae!

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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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Why conditions skills could be your key to victory

Skills that inflict conditions on the enemy can be vital for combat success. Read on for how conditions work and how you can use them to your strategic advantage to achieve the ultimate victory.

Where it all begins: attack vs defense

While in combat, your gladiator’s statistics are one of the most important factors, as they will determine whether they hit or miss their attacks, and how much damage they inflict.

Your attack and defense values represent the offensive and defensive capacity of your gladiator. When trying to hit an opponent with an attack, your gladiator’s “attack” value is rolled against your opponent’s “defense” value in order to determine the outcome.

This can cause one of three things to happen:

  1. Hit: Your attack succeeds! You manage to hit your opponent, causing them damage.
  2. Block: Your opponent manages to block your attack, so it deals no damage.
  3. Counterattack: Your opponent is so successful with their defense that they earn a counterattack, which can also hit or be blocked, but never counter-counterattacked.

Damage vs Armour

Your damage and armour values values represent how capable your gladiators are to deal damage or defend themselves against incoming attacks.

Every time your attack hits, your gladiator’s “damage” value is rolled against the opponent’s “armour” value. Depending on the outcome of this roll, the gladiator that has been hit will receive varying amounts of damage.

Attack, damage, defense and armour are vital in the strategy of using conditions.

 

Conditions and Strategy

Armour break increases your gladiator’s damage statistics by up to 30%. This can be extremely useful against big bosses such as the Wall or the Undertaker. Often it seems that they “absorb” any attack you inflict on them. Using armour break can help improve this issue.

Poisoning causes the enemy to have their statistics reduced by around 30% (excluding movement). This means that opponents are less likely to defend and attack successfully.

Whilst this condition is useful against all classes, against big bosses it can reduce their likelihood of achieving successful attack or defense against you.

Combine this with armour break and there is a much higher chance of finally defeating the mighty bosses that stand in your way.

Crippling almost halves the the movement of the opponent. Using this skill against Two-Hands gladiators can be particularly helpful as due to their low movement, it causes them to be grounded and more susceptible to quick attacks.

Blinding the opponent means they have reduced attack. This means they are easier to hit and find it more challenging to attack your gladiators. Exploit this skill against Dual Wield gladiators as you can reduce their advantage of high attack.

Making your opponent bleed means their health will reduce by around 10% per turn which can be particularly useful against gladiators with high health such as Two-Hands gladiators.

Stunning the enemy renders the opposing gladiator unable to perform any actions until awoken. It either takes a few turns to be awoken from a stun, or until the gladiator is attacked again.

Strategic stunning can help focus your attack on particular gladiators. This is particularly useful when using Spearman who stun the furthest gladiators away whilst they focus on the closest opponents.

 

Taking full advantage of conditioning can be the deciding factor of whether you beat the mighty beasts or fly through those event rounds. It’s time to train your gladiators, exploit that “conditions resistance” passive and defeat your enemy.

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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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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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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.