The first update news for 2019 are already out there and we’re heading to the first update in 2019 for Clash of Clans 🙂
In this FREQUENTLY 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 the next update 2019 – especially those of you who don’t spend hours in the official forum and Reddit.
Clash of Clans April 2019 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.
Update Today (April 2nd, 2019)
Supercell just announced the Maintenance Break for the update to start very soon!
Delay or Aprils FOOL? (April 1st, 2019)
So Supercell just released a note that the update will be delayed to tomorrow:
“Hey Chief! We know you were anxiously looking forward to the update today as much as we were, but due to the discovery of a serious bug, we have to push back the update release until tomorrow (April 2nd) until we could resolve the issue.
As many may have noticed, we have also moved the start date of April’s Clan War League to start on April 2nd, to ensure that the delay does not shorten the League season. We apologize for the inconvenience, we will have the update in your hands as quickly as possible!
So, actually I would think this is an Aprils Fool looking at the date we have today but they actually pushed back the start of the CWL season that would have started in 3 hours.
Still, I do not believe this 100% so you might want to keep an eye on the App Store 😉
Update! With the news in the game tab and the delay and looking at no further comment so far I think we need to wait until tomorrow. Update always latest started the mainenance break earlier on the day and it’s 3PM in Finland now and Supercell never had started an update after 1-2PM 🙁
Release Date April 1st (March 29th, 2019)
So I got a lot of messages how I can actually believe that Supercell will release the spring update on April 1st, especially with their history of april fools jokes in the past…
Here are the reasons that make me believe it will actually come on April 1st:
- The new Clan War Leagues season starts one day after and they surely want to bring the new 30v30 CWL sizes in
- Each seasonal challenge lasts for one month, beginning on the first of every month. They make people pay for the season pass so this is the perfect date to launch it
- Why would they talk so much on the video about april fool when it would be actually one?
- It’s the first time they really announced a date so much prior to release, looking of what’s going on in the forums I wouldn’t spit in my own soup like that on purpose by announcing it and then see thousands of comments in the forums just smashing things
But last but not least, they specifically said they “aim for April 1st” – this means they are still testing and bugfixing and often enough they had to delay an update because they found some last-minute bug they needed to fix.
Seasonal Challenges & Hero Skins (March 25th, 2019)
Supercell did release their developer video a few hours ago (you can watch it here) and we will get the seasonal challenges that are pretty much the implementation of the daily tasks people have been asking for since day one, paired with something that we know from many other games recently – a season pass.
So you will unlock challenges with normal things you do while playing the game (good) and earn exta loot on that way (also good). Now if you get the season pass to unlock the Gold Tier, you will get a lot more extra loot, magical items, faster upgrading and ultimately a new hero skin at the end when you unlock it.
Don’t get me wrong, I really like the idea and it’s something fresh but here are some things that I do not like that much about it. The season pass will probably cost real money, not gems. So it will change something that has been a thing that made Clash of Clans that big and that was no pay wall anywhere. Now people will not get certain things unless they pay real bucks for it.
Bottom line I hope the hero skins are just the beginning and we will see troop and building skins as well in the near future 🙂
Also the update is announed to happen on April 1st – despite the fact that this is a date where many people might mistrust for obvious reasons 😉
Cost & Time Reduction of Upgrades (March 14th, 2019)
With the April Update Supercell will lower the upgrade costs in resources and times for a lot of troops and buildings.
I don’t mean to start a hype here, but there’s only one real reason for this and this is pumping more resources into the economy and let the average upgrade progress rise. We’ve seen such a measure before the release of TH12 and after Darian said they don’t want to wait another 2.5 years before releasing another Town Hall level I’m 93% sure that we might see TH13 in the summer/fall update.
You can see the full list here.
Reddit AMA (March 13th, 2019)
Darian just finished his 3 hour session of answering community questions on Reddit from questions about the next update to how much he likes peperoni and pineapple pizza.
I have here the important things for the next update wrapped up for you:
- The developer video that will show a lot of what’s coming in the next update will be released next week
- Release date will be in the developer video (but he refers to a developer video in 2 weeks a few times along a developer video next week, so might be more than one developer video) and be very likely in April
- Builder Hall 9 will most likely NOT be part of the next update (but first half of 2019)
- Operation Blue Skies (Clouding in high leagues) will NOT be part of the next update
- We will NOT see a new Siege Machine in the next update
- There will be a clan leader rotation when a clan leader is inactive for more than 90 days to prevent ghost clans
- TH13 won’t take so long as the release of TH12 (still unlikely to see it in the next update)
- Supercell plans 3 major updates this year
- No wall price reductions planned for the next update
So, this wraps it up for now and you can read all the questions and answers here. Bottom line we know that we know nothing and the only things we though we know have been pushed back.
Still, I’m really looking forward to the developer video next week and really hope to see some specific things that we can look forward in the (likely) April Update.
Clan War Leagues Changes (March 7th, 2019)
With the upcoming update – not confirmed when exactly this will be – there will also be the option to go to the monthly Clan War League with a 30v30 roaster in addition to the 15vs15 (but only below Champions League).
This will give the larger clans the chance to have more members actively participating in the Clan War Leagues but along there will be some changes to how the medals are calculated.
They will be calculated depending how many stars you scored in the Clan War League week.
For example, at Champion I if your Clan is in 1st place the maximum number of Medals you can earn is 508 Medals. However, if you won only 7 Stars over the course of the League, based on the second table, you will earn 90% of those 508, which would equal 457 Medals.
If you earned 8 or more Stars during the week, you will earn 100% of those 508 Medals.
You can find the full note here.
Developer Video In Progress (February 28th, 2019)
According to the social channel of Clash of Clans, Darian (Community Manager for Clash of Clans at Supercell) and Eino (responsible Developer for Clash of Clans) are preparing a developer video for the next upcoming Clash of Clans Update right now.
I doubt the would do that to just announce some QoL Improvements or Builder Hall 9 – they’ve only done this in the past when they introduced something larger (e.g. Clan Games, Clan War Leagues, Siege Machines etc.) so I think there’s a good chance that they might want to talk about the cloud fix in high Titan and Legend League.
Now, the bad news is that I think it will take at least a few days to finish the editing process and hopefully, we will see the final video next week…
Developer update with Eino and Darian in the works! But what are they talking about… 🤔🕵️♂️🔍🤫 pic.twitter.com/s3btsLbkQz
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) February 28, 2019
Balancing Changes Maintenance Break (February 22nd, 2019)
Looks like Supercell will do the troop balancing changes today which lead me to the conclusion that they will take some more time to finish the real update but didn’t want to keep the balance as it is for that much more time (or just give us anything).
Maybe there’s a small chance that we might see the “Operation Blue Sky” (rework the system in Legend League to keep off clouds) might be closer and they want to put it into the update. Just speculation, I know but they said they want to make this happen in the first half of 2019…
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) February 22, 2019
Troop & Defense balancing Changes (February 21st, 2019)
Along with the update, there will be some balancing changes that will boost X-Bows and Mortars but reduce Archer Towers and Cannons DPS plus adding some hitpoints to Goblins and Barbarians (don’t know when I used them the last time tbh)
You can see the full details here in the blog.
No More Reloading – QoL Change (February 19th, 2019)
After quite some time without any real news for the upcoming Clash of Clans Update, we finally got some real and confirmed news by Darian through Reddit:
Traps and Defenses:
X-Bows, Inferno Towers, and Eagle Artillery will automatically be reloaded for free when you log back into the game.
Note: The above Defenses still use ammunition, so “dead bases” will still have unloaded Defenses if the player has not logged back in to reload them.
Traps (Spring Traps, Bombs, etc.) will re-arm for free when you log back into the game.
The Magic Item UI has been changed. It will now be located in the Town Hall instead of the Clan Castle. This is to reduce the clutter of buttons you’re greeted with when clicking on the Clan Castle.
Someone “accidentally” donate a Goblin or Wall Breaker? Leaders and Co-Leaders will be able to delete donated troops from other Clan Members’ War Clan Castles.
He also said that there’s more to come but that’s what they do confirm now and I really like it so far.
Lunar New Year & More Wall Pieces (January 29th, 2019)
The Maintenance Break yesterday did not only bring us the 2019 Lunar New Year Obstacle (which is for Builder Base this time), it also will let you upgrade 50 more wall pieces to Level 13. This was only mentioned on social media and not inside the News tab in the game.
Also, you can install an optional update that will bring you the seasonal loading screen shown on top.