Covert Operations: Reserve Pool Reveal

3 days ago

Greetings, commanders!

We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming arrival of our summer expansion, Covert Operations, set to deploy on June 11th. With 87 brand new cards, 2 new innovative keywords, and several captivating themes, this expansion is set to redefine your battlefield strategies. Dive deeper into the details of the summer expansion in our announcement article here.

As the new expansion takes flight, we launch a new reshuffle of Reserves. 96 cards from the active roster will transition into Reserves, while 24 cards from Reserves reclaim their positions in active duty.

What Are Reserves?

The Reserve pool houses cards exclusive to the "Classic" PvP mode, friendly challenges, and AI training sessions. These cards are ineligible for Ranked or Casual matches, Drafts, or Skirmishes.

Cards in Reserves are hand-picked, with new expansion cards safe from being rotated to Reserves for at least 1.5 years. Cards moved to the Reserve pool may also return to active duty with future expansions, possibly in altered forms.

Cards moving to Reserves stop dropping in Core card packs 4 weeks before they move into the Reserve pool. It’s still possible to create Reserved cards with wildcards, but you’ll receive a warning prompt as you do so.

Any cards you own that are Reserved can be recycled to add progress to your weekly crate. Note that Reserved cards are only visible in your Collection by ticking the “Reserved Cards” box at the bottom of your Filters menu in the Collection interface.

The Reserve pool serves as a mechanism to ensure a fresh and balanced gameplay experience while mitigating power creep and fostering inclusivity for new players.

Reserved Cards

Returning to Active Duty

With the launch of the Covert Operations expansion on June 11th, 24 cards currently in the Reserve pool return to the active card pool.

Note that 4 of these cards are returning to active duty to become part of our dedicated starter card pool. Cards in the starter pool are those you might find in starter decks or training campaigns. These cards are protected from rotating into Reserves. The starter pool provides additional clarity for new players, avoiding confusion when a new expansion arrives which can potentially alter existing starter decks. This is especially useful for returning players who may have played through the starter campaigns and come back to find their starter decks transformed. This addition ensures a stable foundation for new and returning players alike, fostering a smoother onboarding experience into the ever-evolving world of KARDS.

Without further ado, the cards returning to active duty are:

ARADO AR 196

LIGHTNING STRIKE

RETALIATION

REICH RESEARCH

1. INFANTRY REGIMENT

3.7" ANTI-AIR GUN

AERIAL RECONAISSANCE

INTERCEPTION

NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE

ROYAL RESEARCH

89th INFANTRY REGIMENT

LESSER OF TWO EVILS

42nd RIFLES

MIG 3

6th NAVAL BRIGADE

LAND OF THE FREE

PATRIOTIC ZEAL

SNIPED

US MILITARY RESEARCH

IMPERIAL STRENGTH

LONG RANGE RECON

TAKASAKI REGIMENT

DESPERATE MEASURES

FOR PROSPERITY

Moving to Reserves

A total of 96 cards move from the active card pool into Reserves with the Covert Operations expansion on June 11th. These cards are:

EXPEDITIONARY CORPS

PZL. 7

DARING STRIKE

HEL

DESERT PUSH

DECISIVE DEFENSE

EXPLOIT THE GAP

FW 190 JAGDBOMBER

TIGER I-E

ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES

SUNDERLAND MK V

THE COMMONWEALTH

COUNTERSTRIKE

LONG TOM

B-17F

MINORITY RECRUITS

39th RIFLE REGIMENT

T-28

LIGHTNING CONQUEST

LAST RITES

KIKKA

JU 88 G6

ENEMY SIGHTED

U-48

DORNIER DO 217

AVRO ANSON

STIRLING Mk I S3

RAID

CROMWELL Mk IV

M4A1

RED DEVILS

CORSAIR F4U-1D

PARTISANS

ORDER 227

KV-2

ELUSIVE FORCE

SOUTHERN PLAN

NAVAL SUPPLY RUN

BURST OF FIRE

HEINKEL HE 111

104. PANZERGRENADIER

JOINT OPERATION

WESPE

STUG III G SCHURZEN

RALLY

26 ENGINEER REGIMENT

MONSOON ROT

SPITFIRE Mk II

BLOCKADE

CRUISER Mk III

1st TEXAS INFANTRY

5th RANGERS

IN HOUR OF NEED

P-38 LIGHTNING

155mm 1918 MODEL

M4A2

CONFUSION

214th AMUR

ZiS-2

NO SURRENDER

2nd RIFLES

STAND FAST

OUTFLANK

TYPE 98 Ke-Ni

Ki-61-II TONY

TYPE 1 Chi-He

SAKURA REGIMENT

LOST CONVOY

IRON FROM THE NORTH

5. PANZERGRENADIER

BF 109E-7 TROP

56. JAGER REGIMENT

IRISH GUARDS

SUPPLY SHORTAGE

RESOLUTE DEFENSE

EMERGENCY MEASURES

M3 GRANT

OBSERVER CORPS

SB2C HELLDIVER

2nd CALIFORNIA

26th INFANTRY REGIMENT

112th INFANTRY REGIMENT

FIREWALL

NAVAL TASK FORCE

HASTY REINFORCEMENTS

TAMANSKAYA!

461st RIFLES

SURAZH GATE

554th RIFLE REGIMENT

WAR PRODUCTION

DEADLY DUTY

TYPE 1 37mm

NEW DOCTRINE

6th INFANTRY REGIMENT

REORGANIZE

SNEAK MANEUVER



That’s all for now!



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