[size=150]Get Ready for Battle![/size]
In patch 1.9 we will be featuring our first new major game mode for Dungeon Quest: Battle Arena! In the Battle Arena, you will face off against other player’s AI-controlled Heroes in 1v1 or 2v2 death matches. Matches are fought for League points, Reward Chests and Glory. Each round is fought until the opposing team is killed, with the Match concluding when one team reaches three round victories.
[size=150]Seasons and Leagues[/size]
Once Patch 1.9 is released, the first Season of Battle Arena will begin. Your Battle Arena journey starts in Common League and ends in the Eternal League, where you will fight the top players for the highest Rank. You will be able to view your progress on the League’s Ranking Leaderboard, where you will be able to view other player’s profiles! This profile screen can also be used to easily show-off your character’s gear and stats.
[size=150]New Item Type[/size]
To help aid your battles we’re introducing a new equip-able item, the Trophy. Trophies will be earned from Battle Arena Reward Chests, and will have unique skills and affixes tailored to fighting in the Battle Arena. Since the affixes and skills are Battle Arena centered, players who are not interested in Battle Arena will not be affected if they choose to keep to their Dungeons and Monster slaying.
[size=150]Updated AI and Configuration[/size]
In 2v2 Battle Arena, it’s important that your Hireling teammate behaves how you want them to. In 1.9 we’ll be making a strong effort to implement a better AI, while also giving you enough control that you can customize how your Hireling behaves. This will be especially important because your Team can earn rewards for their victories while you’re away!
During our first Season, battles will be fought in two arena environments, Fire and Ice. Each Arena will have multiple lighting variations, much like our Maps have for normal dungeons.
Each season will feature a unique set of vanity items. Auras are a new vanity type that will be earned by reaching Magic League in 1v1 and 2v2. The reward for Eternal League in Battle Arena will earn you a set of 3 season-exclusive Back Vanities tailored to one of each class’s specializations.
If Battling for Glory doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry! There’s much more to 1.9 than Battle Arena. After development has progressed a bit more, we’ll uncover the rest of 1.9’s features in much more detail. You can look forward to hearing more about:
[ul][li]Prestige and Perk system
[/li][li]New IAP Boosts (and overhaul), Vanities, Stashes and more!
[/li][li]How the League System Works
[/li][li]Major Balance Updates
If you’re interested in getting an early look at Patch 1.9 and helping us with feedback, please see this thread: Quality Tester Applications