about 1 month ago
Hello KARDS players!
We are thrilled to announce that our winter expansion, Winter War, will be live for all players on November 29th with 86 brand new cards, 2 new keywords, and the fierce new ally nation: Finland! Read more about the winter expansion in our announcement blog here.
At the same time as the expansion is released, 102 cards move into the Reserved card pool, and 20 cards currently in the Reserve pool return to the active card pool. A brief summary of what the Reserve pool entails:
The Reserve pool of cards allows us to provide a fresh game experience while maintaining a balanced and dynamic experience for all our players. We also avoid issues such as power creep and inaccessibility for newer players, which can develop into significant problems without a card rotation.
Along with the new expansion and changes to the Reserve pool, the re-engineered crate mechanic arrives in KARDS with the Winter War expansion on November 29th!
The new crate is essentially a crate of goodies that you’ll be able to open once per week. The contents of this crate will improve based on how much you play, with various factors going towards upgrading the contents of the crate, such as gaining levels in national progression, opening packs and choosing to recycle cards that you own.
Make sure to open your crate every week to maximize your gains! Every week, after opening, your crate resets and starts again at Tier 1. If you miss opening a crate, it will be waiting for you to open it at your convenience upon your return. Do note though that if you miss over a week of gameplay, any further crates you could’ve opened in that timeframe are lost (e.g. if you work your crate up to Tier 3 and then don’t play at all for a few weeks in a row, you’ll be able to open your Tier 3 crate when you return, but any Tier 1 crates that you could’ve collected in between are lost).
Note that any existing crate progress will automatically be resolved when we move to the new system: that is, any full crates will be opened for you and the contents added to your account.
With the Winter War expansion on November 29th, 20 cards currently in the Reserve pool return to the active card pool. These cards are:
A total of 102 cards from the active card pool move into the Reserve pool with the Winter War expansion on November 29th. These cards are:
That’s all for now. These cards will move into the Reserve pool at the same time as the Winter War expansion is released on November 29th.
See you on the frontlines, commanders!
The Winter War expansion is live with 86 new cards, 2 new keywords, and a brand new ally nation. The Reserve pool has also shifted, with some cards moving into and others moving out of Reserve.
The November update is filled to the brim with thrilling things! Welcome Winter War with 86 new cards, 2 new keywords and a new ally nation, the new battle pass system, the new crate, a low-end renderer option, and a bunch of bug fixes.
Maximize the value of your playtime and get a bundle of exclusive cosmetics with the Battle Pass.
The new crate can be opened weekly, can be progressed in various ways, and grants more benefits the higher level it is. Learn more about the crate mechanic in this dev blog.
Tune in to the World Championship on December 2nd and 3rd on Twitch to watch the best KARDS players in the world duke it out for the title using brand new decks from the Winter War expansion!