The next update is on the horizon and it’s time to gather all important info in one place.
Make sure to check back here to see the latest info about the upcoming update for Clash of Clans. Click to tweet
It’s difficult to see what’s coming considering Supercell doesn’t have a fixed schedule for their updates or a fixed roadmap for new features. They seem to work more or less with “it’s done when it’s done” (at least they stick with what they say it will be).
However, there is always update info that gets thrown out before the official announcement comes. This can include extractions from the game code, developer publications in the official forum, or from people who are under NDA with Supercell (some YouTubers, Forum Administrators or other people).
I’m not one of those, so I’m not bound to any regulations. I can post anything I want and that’s what I do.
I will always check any leak I find and if I see one that makes sense from a trustful source, I will immediately show it here – but also expect me to show fake leaks and tell you why they are fakes.
This update will be the BIGGEST Clash of Clans update ever! It will be released in May 2017 – Sneak Peeks very soon Click to tweet
Clash of Clans May 2017 Update
Note: Due to many requests I switched the order 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.
Sneak Peek Leak (April 29th, 2017)
This picture from a Chinese source is going around the internet lately and it looks like either a Sneak Peek or a new loading screen for either the game or the new world we can see when using the ship.
Thanks to Osin for pointing me at this.
As far as I did it get right from people who speak Chinese the picture says:
- a second big world
- night mode
- update never before seen
(if you’re speaking Chinese please let me know in the comments if that is right or not!)
I’m a little surprised about the night mode thing, but please keep in mind that placing the extra text can also be something that somebody added!
Only Server Upkeep (April 28th, 2017)
Small Maintenance Break today but nothing interesting for us included (in case you should get too excited seeing the Maintenance Break notification in-game):
Maintenance break in about 15mins! Just doing server upkeep, no changes in-game.
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) April 28, 2017
No Changes Regarding Engineered Bases This Update (April 27th, 2017)
I was researching what Supercell will do about engineered bases and found some interesting evidence (plus official support said that there won’t be a change in this update). Read the full story here:
It’s going to be a May Update…? (April 25th, 2017)
I think we can call the shipwreck confirmed for the update after Galadon and Powerbang told us they already played the new update. See these posts on twitter:
On a scale of 1-10, I'd have to give this update a 🛳!
— Galadon YouTube (@GaladonGaming) April 21, 2017
— Powerbang (@PowerbangGaming) April 21, 2017
So far so good, but when will we finally see some Sneak Peeks and/or the update drop? We all know that Supercell saying, “it will take a little bit more time” could mean a couple days or even weeks. Past updates have proven that to us.
In the official forum, there’s an official update thread and it just got updated minutes ago. Unfortunately, it still says that Sneak Peeks won’t be this week:
Also, in case you haven’t watched Clash with Ash’s latest video discussing some update stuff, (I recommend you watch) there’s no big news in it, but it is very entertaining.
The part at around 10:20 is very interesting. Here he compares the new update (as a person who already played it) with Clan Wars in terms of the game mode, e.g. by saying that “a lot of people will like it, but still some will prefer Clan Wars…”
Hopefully I’m able to share some new stuff with you very soon.
A little more time needed (April 20th, 2017)
Finally after more than 1 month of total silence, Supercell breaks the silence with the announcement that they are still not quite finished to tell us what’s coming but they seem to be very close to it:
Hey Chief! We know you’re excited to hear more news about the update, but we’re not quite ready yet. It will be much bigger and…
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) April 20, 2017
…we can’t wait to share it with you! We appreciate your patience so stay tuned! Clash On!
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) April 20, 2017
This is supporting my thesis that they have been working on something that changed a lot since the first idea and then turned out to be much bigger than they would have expected.
It’s been the longest time for a new feature update in the history of Clash of Clans, so I hope the new stuff will meet the expectations and bring a lot of cool new stuff.
Now these two tweets are not revealing much except than telling us it’s not ready yet (surprise, otherwise it would have been released), but the official German account on Facebook shared some more details (thanks to Christian for pointing that out on Twitter):
“…different than all other updates before…” makes it extremely interesting in my opinion. We got all kinds of updates in the past years, featuring Clan War, introducing Dark Elixir, new Hero, new Town Halls, changing the way shields work and much more – so, what can be completely different than that?!
New Shipwreck Info & Feature Info? (April 13th, 2017)
Finally something new – I found this artwork going around the internet that clearly shows the ship. It’s very unlikely that this is a photoshop fake since the artwork is very professional and Supercell-like.
Also, the shipwreck in stone here is different from the leaked files we saw (only slightly, but still not the same).
Also, the gamefiles now show something called “Change Village”
The big question now is, what happens when we do this? Will we have another second village, maybe one that we are building together with our clan?
I don’t know how long I can stand this waiting and just want to get some info soon.
By the way, here you can see the whole story behind the shipwreck leaks:
Clan War Event Extended (April 13th, 2017)
Currently, the Clan War 3x XP Event is running to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the introduction of Clan War.
Just a few minutes ago, Supercell stated that this event will get extended for one more day.
Clan War Anniversary event will be extended by an extra day! The Bunny approves!! pic.twitter.com/phgaCupLET
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) April 13, 2017
Now the event will last until Tuesday next week. If that’s in any relation to the upcoming update is hard to tell, but with certainty I can say that in Finland (as well as in many other western countries in the world), This Friday & Monday are official holidays (Easter) – it’s unlikely that there will be anything happening so maybe that’s why they extended the event.
It could also be possible they just wanted to give us the extra day so we can enjoy the event during that time when many of us are not working and staying at home.
I start getting really annoyed by the waiting for the update with absolutely no info from Supercell. They better create a really massive update that will blow us away!
Clan War Anniversary (April 7th, 2017)
It’s been quite some time since the last info we got regarding the next update – unfortunately, I can’t tell you something official today regarding Sneak Peeks or release date, but we’re celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the introduction of Clan War.
The Event features 3x Clan XP for 10 days, a Value Pack with 125,000 Dark Elixir and Clan Gifts, so watch out in the clan chat to collect some free Gems:
You can read everything about the Clan War Event here:
Bugfixing Update (March 13th, 2017)
Some of you may have been surprised this morning with an Update notification for Clash of Clans. I was surprised as well, but this is just a small update to fix bugs & glitches that more than 99% of us didn’t even hear about (and even less were affected by).
This is also an optional update, meaning you can still play the game without having to install.
Maintenance for Balancing Update Finished (March 8th, 2017)
The Maintenance Break for the Update is finished and you won’t need to install any update from the AppStore/Play Store.
The stats of the buffs are here:
So bottom line no real big changes, the Miners and Witches are the only troops that will see a real benefit. In my opinion, Dragon and PEKKA buffs are nothing more than cosmetic and the 15 addition hitpoints for Hog Riders are, with all due to respect, a joke.
The more important part is that War Weights for the War matchmaking have been changed as well, to close the gap between TH9 and TH10! The Witches Level 3 weigh a lot less and upgrading existing X-Bows and Inferno Towers will now also add a lot less weight.
You can find the updated weights here:
Shipwreck News! (March 7th, 2017)
I know many of your thought that the shipwreck would never be coming to Clash of Clans, but just a few hours ago the official Japanese Clash of Clans Twitter account posted their announcement of the Balancing Change for tomorrow:
Do you see the ship in the background? It’s clearly the one we’ve been seeing in the past leaks and it’s not the first time that Supercell did give minor hints in their Japanese Twitter Account.
Read here the full story about the shipwreck:
Balancing Changes & New Air Defense Level (March 7th, 2017)
If you expected some big update info, you might have been surprised when Supercell released that there will be a balancing update in March.
In their defense, they also stated that there will be a bigger update they are still working on which is “coming soon”, so I think this balancing is just to tweak out the game a bit before they release their big update.
It looks like they face some more problems with their big update, so they don’t want to get the pressure higher and higher.
Here’s what we will get:
- NEW: Air defense level 9 (TH 11)
- Air Defense levels 4-8 upgrade cost and time decreased
With high-level air armies gaining traction, it’s finally time to release a VIVIDLY colored TH11 Air Defense.
- Wall level 12 limit increased by 25 (TH11)
More level 12 Walls means more options for defending TH11 layouts!
- Hog Rider levels 5-7 hitpoints increased
- Miner hitpoints increased (all levels)
Whether as first-strike or support units, both Hog Rider and Miner will enjoy some survivability improvements with this HP boost.
- Dragon levels 4-6 damage increased
- P.E.K.K.A levels 3-5 damage increased
The challenging task of getting these high-level power-hitters to your prize target will be all the sweeter with these damage buffs!
- Witch spawning rate increased
A regular member of our balancing updates, the Witch is now getting a boost to what makes her the Witch – spawning skeletons, and LOTS of them.
In my opinion, they are doing nothing unexpected. They are giving those troops a buff that are not used that much and the new Air Defense Level was mandatory with the current air meta at TH11.
The big question so far is WHEN will this balancing update drop? Tomorrow:
The “massive update” they also announced to be “coming soon” will hopefully be announced in March as well. It’s about time 🙂
Village Loading Problems – Maintenance Breaks! (February 24th, 2017)
There’s a problem with one of Supercell’s servers that prevents some of us from loading the village correctly.
We're having a small hiccup in one of our servers, that's why some Villages are not loading right now – we're looking into it!
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) February 23, 2017
The Maintenance Break should fix this and is about to start now.
Chief! We need to have a maintenance break soon (server upkeep). We'll keep the downtime as short as possible – see you soon! pic.twitter.com/2HJjyBI8uO
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) February 24, 2017
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