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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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