The Clash of Clans Update in December 2017 will be the second huge content update we will see in this year along with the seasonal exciting stuff like Gem Boosts, seasonal troops & a snow theme.
I think most of us will agree that 2017 wasn’t a great year for Clash of Clans in terms of new content (and I’m saying this although I’m enjoying Builder Base a lot personally!) and Darian already has been getting the excitement high with his announcement that there will be something good coming. Well, they are working on it since May 🙂
In this DAILY UPDATED article, I will put up all important things (rumors, my opinion and of course official statements) together to give you guys a good overview what’s coming in December 2017 – especially those of you who don’t spend hours in the official forum and Reddit.
Clash of Clans December 2017 Update
Please note, the order is from the bottom (old) to top (most recent). If you’re visiting this page for the first time and want to get the whole story, you’ll need to start from the bottom.
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Will the Giant Skeleton become a permanent troop (January 2nd, 2018)
The Clashmas Event with so many events and stuff is coming to an end, but there is one thing about the Giant Skeleton that could be interesting for us in the coming months.
There are several things that point towards the Giant Skeleton might become a troop permanently available in the game, although Darian said before that they actually don’t have plans to make the seasonal troops permanent ones to keep the fun up when they make their appearance.
One thing is that the Giant Skeleton shows up in the Laboratory while other seasonal troops & spells like Ice Wizard, Santa’s Strike or Battle Ram haven’t.
This shows that there is a difference in how the Giant Skeleton is integrated in the game (on the source code level), plus it also doesn’t have the “limited availability” in the description neither.
This is still only light evidence and although Darian said some time ago that there is no plan about making it a permanent troops, the huge popularity and the fact that there hasn’t been a new troop in more than 1 year could have changed their minds.
However, this is nothing that we will see in the next days or weeks, but I personally would appreciate the Giant Skeleton as it adds a lot of new aspects to attacking. Anyway, when making a comeback as permanent troop, there needs some balancing to be made, especially to the death damage and also how it would work as a defending Clan Castle troop 🙂
What do you think?
Giant Skeleton Jack Skellyboom Guide (December 28th, 2017)
In case you didn’t notice so far, I’ve written a guide on how to use the Giant Skeleton and the Ice Wizard here:
So Many Events (December 27th, 2017)
Out of nowhere, 3 new Events have started just a few hours ago. It’s a 4x Star Bonus Events, the 1 Gem Army Boost Event plus a 2x Clan War Reward Event.
On one side I love all the events as they can keep you busy all the time and making your Builders go nuts with all the resources you can get – on the other side, I was a little frustrated after the first attacks as the clouding issue that has been getting better yesterday after the Clan Games finished got back at a very bad state with long times in the clouds:
Well, but to be honest I rather take all the events than crying about the clouding times.
Also, there a new Value Offer Pack available in the shop for the next 7 days, rewarding you with 2 Magical Boos plus 500 Gems.
The pack itself offers quite some value being worth 3,400 (500 Gems + 7 Days Hero Upgrade worth 1000 Gems and 14 Days Building Upgrade worth 1900 Gems), but be careful and mind that you can only store 1 book of each kind in your Clan Castle! If you already got them from the past event in your Clan Castle, you need to wait or you will simply waste the extra value from the Value Pack!
War Weights Update (December 26th, 2017)
I just updated my guide with all the war weights, specifically added spells and the new Hero levels plus what happened to the war weight of the Inferno Tower. Check it out here:
Clouding Problems (December 25th, 2017)
Clouding is getting worse and worse, I have been writing together the reasons why clouding is such a problem, why the solution is not easy and also how you can make the best of waiting in the clouds right now:
Ice Wizard Guide (December 23rd, 2017)
The Ice Wizard is available and I have been writing a guide for that will show you how to win using him and the best attacking composition:
The Return Of The Giant Skeleton (December 21st, 2017)
There might be a small surprise to all of us with the third Clashmas seasonal surprise – last year that was the Freeze Trap.
However, there have been some bugs and it might be the case that Supercell hadn’t the chance or didn’t want to fix it and decided to bring the Giant Skeleton back – a troop that most of use really liked most of all seasonal troops and remember well from the Halloween event a couple weeks ago.
In the Play Store, the next update info shows us this:
As you can see all the dates fit with the next Clan Games starting tomorrow.
Next Clan Games (December 21st, 2017)
The next clan games are announced and they will become a whole lot bigger than the first ones that finished a couple hours ago, with bigger rewards, adapted resources and up to Tier 6.
It’s not stated directly, but I think we will be finally able to get our first books to skip upgrades in this Clan Game 🙂
The first Clan Games did reward 200 Gems in total, not that bad actually – but read here more about selling magical items and also how much you get for them:
Fix Clan Game Reward Selection (December 21st, 2017)
Some players have problems turning their first Clan Games rewards into Gems, so another maintenance break is incoming in the next minutes
We need to have a maintenance break soon to fix a bug related to the selling Magic Items. We'll keep it as short as possible! In the meantime, tell us which rewards you picked from your Clan Games!
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) December 21, 2017
Maintenance Break & Clouds (December 20th, 2017)
In a few moments there will be a maintenance break to do some server fixes:
Also, there’s quite a huge issue with the clouds right now because there are so many more attacks due to the Clan Games:
We're aware that search times are taking much longer than usual for players at all levels. This is due to the high amount of attacks going on (Clan Games!) – please wait a few seconds before pressing the "next" button in multiplayer, this should help. Sorry for the inconvenience!
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) December 19, 2017
That’s not the best solution, but when looking back to last year at this time we had a similar problem. Clouds are a problem because so many more players want to attack but the number of villages becoming available is not equally rising. I hope Supercell finds a solution and I might remember right that they have been adding more dead bases to the pool last year to keep the cloud times in halfway acceptable dimension.
If you’re at Legend League or higher Titan League, you might also consider dropping trophies, as abandoned bases will not be added there, or let’s say the number will be smaller than in lower leagues.
However, please don’t expect to now find abandoned bases everywhere it’s just a small addition.
1 Gem Boost Started (December 19th, 2017)
Not only did the first Clan Games in the history of Clash of Clans start one hour ago, also the Santa Strike Event (seasonal spell) and the 1 Gem Resource Boost that will last for 8 days and only costs 1 Gem to boost a Mine, Collector or Drill for a whole day have been activated.
Here’s also my guide how to use the Santa’s Strike the right way:
Magical Items & How Clan Games Work (December 18th, 2017)
I’ve been putting together two guides that will show you how the new Clan Games work and all you need to know about magical items:
Update Problems? (December 18th, 2017)
Update not in the AppStore? The message “your device is not compatible with this device”? Every update several players among us have problems updating their Clash of Clans app and play the new update – here’s what you need to do to fix it:
Christmas Trees Are Growing Already (December 18th, 2017)
The update we have been getting like 1 hour ago already has the winter theme we’re used to activated, including the seasonal obstacle – the 2017 Christmas Tree that is already growing and some have been lucky enough to get it. Here’s how it looks like:
If you’re looking to get one on the side of your base, you might want to check out some tips plus base designs for that here on Reddit.
Dev Video on Magical Items (December 18th, 2017)
Here’s the video we’ve all been waiting for the whole weekend, Devs talking about the update:
The important thing is wrapped up here:
- Clan Games will not be seasonal but ongoing, Supercell still figures out the perfect duration
- There will be plenty of challenges you can finish, not only attacks but also destroying a certain number of a certain building and so on
- Magical Items can help you boost and also finish certain upgrades (e.g. Hero Upgrade)
UPDATE TODAY (December 18th, 2017)
The update maintenance break just started it will last for at least one and a half hours:
Hey Chief! Get ready for December UPDATE! Maintenance will start soon! pic.twitter.com/srhauusbGE
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) December 18, 2017
It’s a little unexpected as we all have been waiting for the video that is supposed to reveal the “Q” to us and show us more details about the upcoming Clan Games and the “Magical Items” we can achieve within it.
RELEASE NOTES (APP STORE)
Here are the release notes from the AppStore:
Get your clan together and prepare to do your collective best in Clan Games! Complete Challenges together with your clanmates and climb through the reward tiers all the way to the top to earn resources, gems and Magic Items!
Powerful items with magic properties have appeared! Magic items have wonderful powers that range from helping you with upgrades to boosting various things in your village and army. The treasury in the Clan Castle has been modified to store them safely!
I highlighted the interesting parts. It sounds like there will be different reward tiers for the clan games, a system that many other mobile games have for a similar feature, I’m really hoping the tiers are incentive enough to keep us motivated.
The magical items are exactly what many here have been suggesting – (very likely consumable) items that you can use to boost your collectors, army production or builder – sounds a lot like a “free” gem boost you can use from time to time but without knowing more about reward tiers and durations it’s too hard to tell if that disappointing or not. I personally would have hoped for more unique things, including things you can build in your village to personalize, but we’ll see about that in about 1-2 hours 🙂
Video Delayed (December 17th, 2017)
The video that is supposed to reveal the big “Q” this weekend just got delayed to tomorrow 🙁
Q-Reveal This Weekend & No Sneak Peek Today (December 16th, 2017)
Finally we will get to know what the mystery “Q” will be this weekend.
Also no new troop or hero (not really a surprise)
Also no Sneak Peek today
Sneak Peek #3 Balancing Changes (December 15th, 2017)
As part of our Winter 2017 Update, we are introducing balance changes that will affect Town Halls 10 and 11. We understand there is a significant barrier of entry going from Town Hall 9 to Town Hall 10 and an even higher one when going to Town Hall 11.
This is not only noted by how many players prefer to remain at Town Hall 9, but also looking at the drop off of success rate of 3-Star attacks at higher Town Hall levels. We want the game to be challenging and fun, but we also don’t want it to be discouraging where a steep learning curve can cause people to be demotivated by its difficulty.
Addressing these balance issues has been a challenging task. While we’ve introduced new troop levels, wall levels, and other upgrades over the course of the year, we are taking a slightly different approach for this content balance. Here are the changes that are coming in this update:
Golem HP has been adjusted:
- Level 1 (4500HP -> 5100HP)
- Level 2 (5000HP -> 5400HP)
- Level 3 (5500HP – 5700HP)
Lava Hound HP has been adjusted
- Level 1 (5700HP -> 6100HP)
- Level 2 (6200HP -> 6500HP)
- Level 3 (6700HP -> 6800HP)
Giant HP has been adjusted
- Level 5 (670 -> 720)
- Level 7 (1100 -> 1220)
- Level 8 (1260 -> 1440)
Miner Housing space increased from 5 to 6 per troop
Barbarian King and Archer Queen
- Added 5 more levels (to a max of level 50), and previous level costs have been adjusted.
- See comparison between old and new Dark Elixir costs for Barbarian King here and Archer Queen here.
- The effect that prevents healing while receiving damage from Inferno Towers has been removed.
- 25 additional wall pieces may be upgraded to Level 12(so now you can upgrade 125 wall pieces to level 12)
- Army Camps at Town Hall level 11 will gain an additional level (Max: Level 9)
X-Bow DPS has been adjusted:
- Level 2 (70 DPS -> 60 DPS)
- Level 3 (90 DPS -> 80 DPS)
- Level 4 (100 DPS -> 90 DPS)
There are a lot of things that have the potential to mix around a lot like Inferno Tower healing removement and more troop space for TH11.
More Clan Games Hints (December 14th, 2017)
With the Sneak Peek #2 released earlier today (see below), we know now that the Clan Games that get introduced in next weeks update will make you and your clan mates collect points together that result in a price – in the forum, Darian has been giving some more smaller hints that will go deeper than what the Sneak Peek #2 has shown.
First of all, the mentioned “magical items” will not “exactly” be another resource or a gameplay related item:
Now, some think that the Clan Games will just be the adaption of Clash Royales Clan Chest (all clan members collect trophies during the week and depending on that everyone will get a reward at the end of the week). Darian said it will NOT be like the Clan Chest in Clash Royale:
Last but not least for now – the important question where is the letter “Q”? Supercell will release a developer video that will explain everything about that, so I think the roadmap will be 2 more Sneak Peeks that might show more hints until we finally see on Sunday how this whole Clan Games feature will work.
Sneak Peek #2 – Clan Games Details (December 14th, 2017)
Finally some more info about the upcoming clan games:
Of course, clan games are challenges that we are doing along with out clan mates at it looks a lot like this is going in the direction of quests. I know the letter “Q” is missing in the name, but after going through Darians answer in the Q&A Interview where he said that, it could also mean that the feature starts with the letter “Q”.
However, already in the text you can see that there will be different tasks and the more you and your other clan members complete, the more points you will get and the higher the reward will be – that’s pretty much what I have been assuming since the October Update when the “foundation” was done with the additional Clan Levels & Badges.
I really hope that the tasks will be also more interesting than just winning as many Multiplayer Battles or Versus Battles or Trophies to collect to keep this an entertaining thing.
I like the first impression, but the next question is – what are the magic items they speak about?! I really hope these are the special clan decorations they have been talking here and there from time to time in interviews when talking about the future of Clan Level 😍
Sneak Peek #1 – Clan Games Are Coming! (December 13th, 2017)
First update info is out and it announces the “Clan Games”:, you can watch the 10 second Sneak Peek here:
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) December 13, 2017
There’s also another version from the forum and from Facebook but none of them tell anything more about the Clan Games. It looks pretty much as we have to wait.
I think this will be either some competition inside your clan or more likely clans competing against each other in a kind of bigger pool than Clan Wars, like having a leaderboard for clans.
I’ve been checking all my sources and it looks like there’s nothing more official I can show you for now 🙁 I hope this won’t end up in something similar than the boat trailers in May before the Builder Base Update.
e info on the forum by accident but deleted it shortly after and unfortunately I missed it – so if you have a screenshot of it, please feel free to link it in the comments or send me an email ([email protected]) – of course I will give you some credit for it 🙂
Sneak Peeks Incoming (December 12th, 2017)
Darian changed his “hopefully this week” …this week, I promise!”
out the way Darian handles the community since the time when he started his work as community manager and even if the “soons” are still dropped frequently I have the feeling that the communication gets better.
Looks like we can be looking forward to see a (hopefully nice and big) update ready for us before Christmas holidays start 🙂
Sneak Peeks This Week & Balancing (December 11th, 2017)
Good news everyone, Darian did just confirm that Supercell plans to show the Sneak Peeks for the upcoming update starting this week!
d already been stated for quite a long time now, but the fact that there will be a ton of rebalancing for the highest Town Hall Level is new. From what I also heard, Supercell wants to incentivize those being TH9 for a long time to go to TH10 and higher – unfortunately, I don’t have more information on how they want to do it and what the rebalancing really is. On one side I’m quite ok with the current state of balancing as TH11, but it also is quite boring seeing only 2-3 different attacking strategies over and over. I start getting hyped again and hope this update will be a good one 🙂
Sneak Peeks Soon (November 30th, 2017)
According to Darian we will see Sneak Peeks for the Update very soon. He also made clear one more time that there won’t be TH12 or BH8 coming:
o see some real stuff instead of hints, but with the update cycle if the past years I believe we will see the Sneak Peeks within the next 2 weeks as it would be hard to believe that Supercell would not release the update before Christmas…
Let’s Talk Quests (November 28th, 2017)
I think many of you have heard the info that Darian told the hint for the next update feature will start with the letter “Q” (see below in the Clash Talk Interview #2). He also stated that it’s something that many of us have been waiting for for a long time so it’s quite obvious that many have been thinking about Quests.
I want to slow down expectations here a little bit since too high expectations in the past year have been leaving many of us disappointed and there’s no real evidence that it’s really about Quests! The letter “Q” can also have something to do with “Quality of Life Changes (Clouds, Matchmaking…)” or something different.
MasterMind did create a mockup in the feature request forum back in 2013 with several pictures how he hopes that Quests could look like, so the picture below that many of you have been seeing as a “leak” is actually a 3-year-old fan mockup, nothing else.
ou can see the whole fan request here in the original forum post from October 2013 in the official forum.
Please don’t get me wrong, I would love having a solid implementation of quests in Clash of Clans and I really hoped for it for many years but just because the letter “Q” has been thrown into the ring shouldn’t get our hopes too much focused and we might see something very different. I will let you know as soon as I have some more info about that 🙂
Q&A Episode 2 (November 21st, 2017)
Some of you might have forgotten about the second part of the Q&A interview with Darian from Supercell that was initially scheduled for September but then delayed for “internal reasons”. Today, the 2nd part of the interview is finally released and there are some interesting things in it that I wrapped up for you below the video (in case you can’t/don’t want to watch the whole 40 minutes video).
rking on is something that Supercell will roll out in multiple stages that will add more functionalities to the clans and also more incentives for the clans (clan levels) and the first part of it will be rolled out in the December Update (annotation: in the video Darians says “hopefully in the next months during the winter update” but the recorded material was a couple weeks old). Darian also confirms that the next update will pe primarily focus on Home Village content but not in the way of new troops, levels etc. it will be “adding a new dynamic to the game”. He says it’s something that “so many players wanted for such a long time” and also the hint is that the word starts with the letter “Q” – could it be quests?!