Winter is Here: Winter War Has Arrived in KARDS!

4 months ago

Winter War, the sixth major expansion for KARDS, is now live!

Winter is Here

The Winter War expansion brings 86 new cards, 2 new keywords, and a brand new ally nation: Finland!

In addition to 20 new cards for our newest ally nation, Finland, we also welcome 12 new cards for each of the main nations and 2 new cards for each of the existing ally nations.

The two new keywords, Salvage and Suppress, bring a new layer of depth to battlefield tactics. Use your opponent's strength against them with the Salvage mechanic, and neutralize threats on the board by Suppressing them.

  • Salvage: When a card with salvage destroys a unit on your turn, add a 1/1 copy to your hand with a maximum cost of 3.

  • Suppress: Suppressed units lose all their keywords and abilities and have their attack and defense reset. Units lose their Suppressed status if they return to hand.

Dive into the Winter War with a range of new tactics and strategies. Check out our Winter War Summary Reveal Page for a full list of all the cards introduced in the Winter War expansion, or head straight into your collection in-game, filter by the new Winter War set, and make sure you’ve ticked the “Show Unowned” box for a detailed look at all the new cards introduced in this set!

Winter Reserves

Alongside the Winter War expansion, 102 cards in the active card pool also move into the Reserve pool, and 20 of the cards in the Reserve pool return to active duty.

A summary of what the Reserve pool entails:

  • Regular rotation. The Reserve pool is a standard rotation of cards that occurs alongside every major expansion, every 6 months or so.

  • New cards are safe. New cards are safe from the Reserve pool for at least 1.5 years after release, and the rotated cards are hand-picked each time.

  • Keep using reserved cards. Reserved cards stay in your collection and you can use them in AI training matches, challenge matches with friends, and the Classic PvP game mode.

  • Stop dropping in packs. Cards in the Reserve pool stop dropping in Core packs 4 weeks before they move into the Reserve pool.

  • Create reserved cards. You can still create Reserved cards with wildcards, but will receive a warning prompt as you do so.

  • Filter reserved cards in your Collection. Reserved cards are only visible in your collection by ticking the Reserved Cards box at the bottom of your Filters menu in your Collection.

  • Recycle reserved cards. Recycle cards you own that are in the Reserve pool to add to the progress of your new crate.

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.

Returning Cards

The 20 cards returning from the Reserve pool are:

WESTERN ALLIES

2nd ALPINI REGIMENT

OBICE DA 75/13

PANZERZUG 61 BP42

HMS ILLUSTRIOUS

HIGH ALTITUDE BOMBING

6th AIRBORNE

HOME DEFENSE

141. GEBIRGSJAGER

MIKAWA REGIMENT

WORKERS UNITE!

STUG IV

SECOND CHANCE

35th MOUNTAIN RIFLES

WAR BONDS

845th RIFLES

FIAT C.R. 42

MI5

UNCLE SAM

BURNING SUN

Note that one of these cards, WORKERS UNITE!, returns in an altered form. Note that sometimes cards may return from the Reserve pool in altered form to better fit a nation’s theme, or the theme of the card concept itself.

Moving to the Reserve Pool

The 102 cards moving from the active card pool and to the Reserve pool are:

48e RÉGIMENT D'INFANTERIE

B-26 GROUPE BRETAGNE

BLOCH MB.152

MEDITERRANEAN RAID

PACT OF STEEL

FAST HEINZ

ME 410 HORNISSE

LURKING DANGER

MONTY

MANCHESTER IA

1st AIRLANDING BRIGADE

PATTON

STRATEGIC PLANNING

SEABORNE INVASION

ZHUKOV

RED BANNER

SIBERIAN TRANSFER

ADMIRAL YAMAMOTO

Ki-83

Ki-46 DINAH III

WOLFPACK

MARDER III H

ARADO AR 196

WIRBELWIND

No 3 COMMANDO

RADAR ALERT

FOG OF WAR

DAYLIGHT BOMBING

ALLIED RESEARCH EFFORT

M10 WOLVERINE

109th COMBAT ENGINEERS

TBF-1 AVENGER

MUD

35th RIFLE REGIMENT

222nd GUARD RIFLES

MEN OF STEEL

41st BICYCLE REGIMENT

FOR THE EMPEROR

SNEAK ATTACK

AICHI D3A-1

PANZER III-G

LIGHTNING STRIKE

HUMMEL

3. FALLSCHIRMJAGER

REINFORCEMENTS

JUNKERS JU 88A

AERIAL RECONNAISANCE

ARGYLLSHIRE HIGHLANDERS

PRECISION BOMBING

ROYAL WEST KENTS

LEND LEASE

3.7 ANTI-AIR GUN

CARRIER COVER

2/5 MARINES

SNIPED

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

A-36 APACHE

M4A3R3 ZIPPO

1271st RIFLES

42nd RIFLES

MIG-3

LESSER OF TWO EVILS

6th NAVAL BRIGADE

MOBILE DEFENSE

FOR GLORY

Ki-21 SALLY

A5M4 CLAUDE

COSTLY VICTORY

61st INFANTRY REGIMENT

TYPE 94 TK

1. INFANTRY REGIMENT

RETALIATION

33. PANZERGRENADIER

PAK 38

25. PANZERGRENADIER

ENTRAPMENT

WELSH GUARDS

DOWDING SYSTEM

MATILDA Mk II

SUPPLY DROP

INTERCEPTION

CRITICAL DAMAGE

BALUCH REGIMENT

OVERCAST

OVERWHELMING FORCE

3rd MARINE REGIMENT

F4F-4 WILDCAT

SPECIAL DELIVERY

MAGIC

BARRAGE

VETERAN PILOTS

URAL FACTORIES

RECKLESS ASSAULT

10th GUARDS REGIMENT

89th INFANTRY REGIMENT

128th RIFLES

IMPERIAL DECREE

GUNBOAT RAID

LONG RANGE RECON

TARGET ACQUIRED

MODEL 25

IMPERIAL STRENGTH

The Winter War release includes not only the new winter expansion, but also several other additions such as the new crate mechanic, KARDS battle pass, and more. Head on over to the Patch Notes for a full breakdown of everything arriving with this update.

We hope you enjoy the Winter War expansion. Join us on Discord and let us know what you think about the new expansion!

See you on the battlefield!