January 17th Patch Notes

Hi Generals,

This week’s patch is actually pretty small, as we do some more back-end overhauls. We’ve converted our Nutaku game’s page to full SSL (you can see the “Secure” icon next to the URL now). We also smoothed out our own build process a bit, and now every time a maintenance is happening, there will be a timer on the main screen. This will help players gauge how much longer until the game is back up.

Besides that, there are some balances put in for the Fortress ability and Greater XP Boosters are available!

Greater XP Booster

We handed out free samples of the Lesser XP Booster last week to make sure the new systems worked and to understand the effectiveness of the item. Plus, it was a nice New Years present for everyone. Now that we know everything works well, you can stock up on a premium version in the shop if you so choose. The Greater XP Booster can be found in the Packages tab of the store. Each bundle comes with three +100% XP Boosters, each lasting 24 hours.

In addition to that, we replaced one of the Daily Calendar stamps with a Lesser XP Booster. You will see the 14th day now contains one!


New Features:

-E-75 Added to Recruit store, factory, and standard drop tables
-Greater XP Booster added to store – Get THREE 24 hour boosters that boost XP gain by 100%

Balances:

-Replaced the 14th login stamp on the Daily Calendar with a Lesser XP Booster.
-Fortress 4 & 5 Initial cooldown reduced to 5 seconds
-Fortress 5 Damage Reduction 40% -> 50%
-Fortress 5 Range Bonus 50% -> 40%

QoL Change:

-Abilities that are one-time use say so in ability description (Aegis, Last Stand, etc ..)


Look forward to new events and some major features soon!

-Umbrare

 

January 10th Patch Notes!

Hi Generals,

It has been a few weeks since our last patch, so I know everyone is itching for new content. Especially after the extension for the event, many of you are pretty tired I’m sure! Well that’s okay, as you will have a couple weeks to relax before our next event (Valentines?!). Between now and then, we will still be releasing new characters and working on more large scale content. This week we are taking down the Christmas event finally, and introducing a new character. We’re releasing characters a bit differently this time, giving supporters a first chance to grab at her with a guaranteed early bird package. Supporters help keep this game alive and running, and we very much appreciate your presence in Factoria!

E-75, Lucy

E-75 (Lucy) is available through a limited time package that will go away in 5 days. Afterwards, she will be entering the standard Recruit table just like normal. This should alleviate the RNG factor for people that used to burn thousands of Cores without getting the new release. If you’re aiming to get her, make sure to grab that E-75 Early Bird Pack! Here’s a preview of her tank page:

  • Full relationship story with skins! (H-scene on Nutaku)
  • Fortress Lv. 5 ability
  • HP Scaling: 105 per level
  • Dmg Scaling: 12 per level
  • Armor Scaling: 2 per level

XP Boosters?!

There has been long standing discussion about experience gain and the long grind at later levels (>40). We’re working on a system that will help boost exp even further, and is additive with Duplicate bonuses. To test out the new feature, we’ve sent everyone 3x Lesser Exp Boosters. They last 6 hours, and increase XP gain by an additional 50%! Consider this a New Years gift, and congratulations for being a loyal Armor Blitz fan! We’ll expand on the system, as well as new Inventory systems later. We have big plans to expand on the inventory functionality to do lots of new stuff, so expect to be collecting more interesting items in the future!

Another change we’ve made to help alleviate scaling issues with enemies is slowing down Lieutenant leveling. The rate at which your Lieutenant gains XP is now equivalent to a Tier 4 unit, rather than Tier 3. This means your army should be better able to keep pace with content like Invasions. For high level people that already blew past the mid-tier… sorry you won’t be able to fully experience this change. But for newer players it should help!


New Features:

-E-75 now available through Early Bird Pack! She will enter Recruit table next week.
-Exp booster item and new inventory tab (Others) added.

Balances:

-Player’s Lieutenant level now scales at the rate of a Tier 4 character, instead of Tier 3 to help balance content progression.

Bug Fixes:

-Fixed issue that caused people to lose oil when crashing during battle loading!
-Fixed a crash when getting redirected to purchase oil before battle
-Minor visual fixes


Look forward to new events and some major features soon!

-Umbrare

 

Android Nutaku Version Launched!

Viktor is ready to play.

It’s a Christmas miracle everyone! After many trials and tribulations, we’ve finally managed to get out a Nutaku-synced Android build. You can download it now from their mobile site when you visit the Nutaku.net homepage on your phone (NSFW link). This new app version will behave just like the existing builds on web and Android. Nutaku players can now play on the go, keeping their data synced up between web browser and phone.

Christmas Event Extension

Because of the influx of new users, we are going to add an additional 7 days to the event so new Android players can get a chance at some rewards. For existing players… Merry Christmas, and enjoy the freebie extension. This should help you roll a few extra Soviet packs, or ease up on the grind if you need to take some time off for the holidays.

New Event End Date: January 11th

December 20th – Small Maintenance Update

Hi Generals,

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas event so far! The patch this week is very light (as far as the Nutaku web version goes). It’s mostly consisted of back-end improvements and optimizations, as well as a few unit balances. In short, most of the things we changed aren’t visible on surface level.

Android is going to have a delayed patch due to some other issues that have sprouted up. But when it does go up (a few hours later probably), it will have all of these changes too.


Balances:

  • Comet, Astrid
    -Evasion buffed from 12% -> 17%
    -HP scaling buffed from 63 -> 65 per level
  • T30, Nira
    Attack Speed buffed 0.2 -> 0.25
    Base HP buffed from 465 -> 500
  • Super Pershing, Sarah
    Armor Scaling buffed from 1.25 -> 1.35 per level

Bug Fixes:

-Performance optimizations for Android players
-Fixed emulator and low end Android device’s streamed image loading. (Announcements and story scene backgrounds would sometimes get blurry)
-Fixed the missed descriptions for abilities that buff armor. The word “armor” is replaced with “damage reduction.”
-Fixed error in Leopard 1a1’s welcome line
-Fixed soft lock if player tried to spin wheel without having enough Cores.
-Other minor visual bugs


Photoshop Contest Winners!

WOOOOOO! It was a great social media event and participation was so much higher than expected! If you haven’t seen all of the submissions yet, they can be viewed here. In short, the idea was to use your favorite editing software or traditional medium to create a piece of propaganda around Armor Blitz. I’m really proud of you all for putting in such an effort. Even if you didn’t win a Core prize, I’ve seen and appreciated all of the entries… so you’ve won my heart. Because of the amount of wonderful pieces there are, we made some extra honorable mention categories that will also receive rewards.

Winners

#1 (2000 Cores) @Epsellis from Twitter


#2 (1000 Cores) Yllithian from Discord


#3 (500 Cores) Crimrose from Discord

Honorable Mentions (250 Cores each)

Best Animated Gif: Pterry on Discord


Patriotism Award: annieiscutest on Discord


Best Parody: Nita on Discord (Inspired by a classic Captain America comic!)


Best Minimalistic: KatyushaEvolved on Discord


Best Wallpaper: Joe on Discord


If you were a winner, I’ll be pm’ing you on your site of submission to get more details to credit the rewards. Congrats! Everyone did fantastic!

-Umbrare

 

December 13th Patch – Christmas Event!

Hi Generals,

The time of giving is finally here! Christmas in Factoria is well under way. If you live in a place that snows, then stay warm and cozy by a fireplace! You can be sure that the tanks will be doing that at base. 

The new event is similar in nature to the Halloween event! There’s multiple paths that you can fight to earn Candy Canes and Ornaments. Of course, normal battles, Invasions, and Portal of Chaos will also provide Jingle Bells, the main resource. Use these three resources to help save Christmas. Santa needs your help! The units we have as Christmas exclusives are:

Katyusha, Katyusha 5-star, Artillery (Wholesome Story, no R-18 content)
Polina, ASU-57 5-star, Tank Destroyer (NO RELATIONSHIP STORY, SORRY SMOL)
Eliza, PT-76 5-star, Light Tank
Ulyana, Object 279 5-star, Heavy
Irina, KV-8 4-star, Heavy (flamethrower)

Last year I made a cute little video to show off Polina and her cool air drop ability. It’s outdated now, but you can view it at this link. Katyusha has the Barrage ability, which is the same as Panzerwerfer. Eliza has Iron Curtain 5 (defence buff). Ulyana has the almighty Last Stand ability, same as the E-100, which reflects her powerful invincibility attributes. She’s a bit weaker and costs less at 6 gears. Irina has the Defend 4 ability, along with a sizzling hot flame thrower to roast multiple enemies at once.

We put a bit more work into dialogue scenes this time. There is the standard event intro scene which will throw you into the fictional world of Saving Private Santa (yes, this is a movie reference). You are called upon to rescue the well-known magical figure from the relentless Corruption. Return Santa’s supplies so he can make his trip around Factoria and deliver presents. There’s a small cutscene when you enter the event map for the first time, and also a bonus scene to be revealed after December 24th, when you hit a cumulative 200,000 milestone points!

Photoshop Propaganda Contest

Thanks to everyone who participated in our photoshop competition! We got tons of submissions from all of our social media channels. Over the next week, we will compile them all and try to put them in a nice convenient location for people to view. Then, we’ll announce winners! There was plenty of great posters, artwork, and memes. Because of the quantity of submissions, we’ll have some bonus categories for honorable mentions in addition to the top 3 winners. Please be patient as the judging commences!


Patch Notes

New Features:

Christmas Event: Saving Private Santa! Earn FIVE Holiday exclusive tanks this season and tons of delightful awards! Event lasts until Jan. 3rd.
– Katyusha, Katyusha 5-star, Artillery
– Polina, ASU-57 5-star, Tank Destroyer
– Eliza, PT-76 5-star, Light Tank
– Ulyana, Object 279 5-star, Heavy
– Irina, KV-8 4-star, Heavy (flamethrower)

-Enjoy the new splash screen and Christmas jingle by lovely Phyrnna!

QoL Changes:

– Changed some abilities to clarify Damage Reduction instead of Armor
– Another attempt at fixing the lvl. 50 Exp bar issue


Next week we have another patch scheduled to add in some more stuff. There is a pretty big update planned! Then after that, the dev team will be taking a holiday to spend with family so the 27th won’t have a patch.

Have a very happy holiday everyone!

-Umbrare

 

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