Winter War: Crate and Reserve Pool Reveal

5 months 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:

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

  • Hand-picked Reserves. Cards entering the Reserve pool are hand-picked, with new expansion cards safe from rotation for at least 1.5 years.

  • Reserved cards reintroduced. Cards moved to the Reserve pool may return to the active card pool with future expansions.

  • Stop dropping in packs. Cards in the Reserve pool stop dropping in 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 attempt to do so.

  • Reserved cards filtered in 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.

  • Reserve card recycling. You can recycle any cards you own in the Reserve pool to add to the progress of your brand new crate - more on the new crate mechanic below.

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.

The New Crate

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.

Reserved Cards

Moving From Reserve Pool

With the Winter War expansion on November 29th, 20 cards currently in the Reserve pool return to the active card pool. These cards are:

  • WESTERN ALLIES

  • 2nd ALPINI

  • 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

Moving To Reserve Pool

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:

  • 48e REGIMENT DINFANTERIE

  • B-26 GROUPE BRETAGNE

  • BLOCH MB.152

  • MEDITERREAN RAID

  • PACT OF STEEL

  • FAST HEINZ

  • ME 410 HORNISSE

  • LURKING DANGER

  • MONTY

  • MANCHESTER IA

  • 1st AIRLANDING

  • PATTON

  • STRATEGIC PLANNING

  • SEABORNE INVASION

  • ZHUKOV

  • RED BANNER

  • SIBERIAN TRANSFER

  • ADMIRAL YAMAMOTO

  • Ki-83

  • Ki-46 DINAH III

  • WOLFPACK

  • MARDER III H

  • ARADO 96

  • WIRBELWIND

  • No 3 COMMANDO

  • RADAR ALERT

  • FOG OF WAR

  • DAYLIGHT BOMBING

  • ALLIED RESEARCH EFFORT

  • M10 WOLVERINE

  • 109th COMBAT ENGINEERS

  • TB-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

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!