Arena Stars Update 0.10.2 - 11/26/2018

Arena Stars Update 0.10.2

Update 0.10.2 adds a huge list of changes and updates to Arena Stars. Full details are below:


FEATURES

EMOTES

  • Players can now use emotes during matches
  • Tapping the avatar portrait will reveal a dropdown list of emote types; tapping the emote of the player's choice will "send" the message to their opponent
  • Players can mute emotes from their opponent by tapping on the opponent's avatar portrait
  • The default emote set features manakin characters; other sets will be made available in future updates

SKINS

  • Players are now able to swap skins for Hero characters in their inventory
  • Skins can be browsed and changed from the Hero Edit menu
  • Skins can be purchased from the Store using Star Shards; skins are found in the Deals section
  • Players may purchase skins for Heroes they don’t currently own, but the skin will not be available to use until that Hero card is acquired
  • Epic skins will be made available in future updates

PRACTICE MODE

  • Players can now test a deck of cards in a non-player match
  • A Practice button is now located in the lower-right portion of the Team Edit menu
  • The Practice menu allows a player to select any of their five deck presets or one at random, then launches a Training match

BONUS AD CHESTS

  • Players can now earn reward chests for cumulative ad watches in the Store
  • Chest rewards can be obtained in addition to the existing currency rewards provided


IMPROVEMENTS

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed issue with Automaton Mini HP bars remaining onscreen after being destroyed
  • Fixed issue with Hero sprites remaining onscreen after being KO’d
  • Fixed issue with Lady Grey’s Tea Tank cooldown timer restarting only after ability effect is complete
  • Fixed issue with Hero level up sequence potentially causing a soft lock
  • Fixed issue with camera movement creating areas where players could not be attacked
  • Fixed server-side issues preventing players from connecting to matches in certain situations

ADVANCED OPTIONS

  • Choices to further customize player experience have been added to the Options screen
  • Players can adjust frequency with which game notifications are sent
  • Players can adjust select radius on enemy Troops and Heroes
  • Players can scale button size of Troop and Ability buttons in battle
  • Players can disable auto retaliate attacking when their Hero takes damage
  • Players can adjust move hold time

BATTLE

  • A targeting highlight now appears on the opponent battle engine when it is selected as a target

CHESTS

  • There is now an “open all” option for chest slots for convenience
  • The “open all” option will be tied to a Star Shard cost based on chest rarities

NEWS PANEL

  • The news panel on the main landing screen now supports multiple highlight stories
  • The panel will now cycle through multiple announcements and current events

OPTIMIZATIONS

  • Performance during battles and while navigating in-game menus has been improved across multiple device types
  • Matchmaking speeds have been improved significantly

STORE REFRESH

  • Store appearance and navigation has been improved
  • Free ad watch bonuses now appear in their own section

TEAM EDIT

  • Players now have access to five deck preset slots


BALANCE CHANGES

BEAMER

  • Decreased HP slightly

BLUNDERBUSTER

  • Reduced attack speed and Power

BOUNCER

  • Increased charge attack Power

CANNONEER

  • Increased HP slightly

EXO MINER

  • Increased HP and Power

EYE FLY

  • Increased range, decreased HP

FLINTLOCK

  • Increased Power slightly

HUMPBACK

  • Increased HP

HYPNOTRICKS

  • Reduced HP slightly

PIKAKIN

  • Increased Power slightly, increased attack speed

POGO

  • Increased HP, added pierce damage to attack

RANGER

  • Increased range and HP slightly

RHAM

  • Increased attack speed slightly, decreased Mana Cost slightly

SEEKER

  • Increased HP slightly, decreased Power slightly

SENTRY

  • Increased HP slightly, decreased Power slightly

SNIPER

  • Increased range

SQUIRE

  • Increased HP and Power slightly

WYRM

  • Increased Mana Cost slightly


We’d love to hear your feedback on the game and the changes introduced in this update – be sure to comment on our subreddit and join the conversation on our Discord server!The Arena Stars Team