Ahead of the massive Clash of Clans update 9.24.1, Supercell released a balancing update for the epic strategy game. The balancing update brought in a new level for clone spell and increased the capacity of clone spell levels 1-5. Freeze spell level 6 and Heal spell level 7 have been introduced. 7th Gold Mine and Elixir collector are now available at Town Hall 9, instead of Town Hall 10. The May 2017 balancing update increased bomb damage and balloon attack rate. And the update also provided Time/Cost discounts for Freeze spell levels 1-5 and Clone spell levels 1-5 and Heal spell levels 4-5. But this isn’t the update Village Chiefs and clashers have been waiting for. It’s the update which Supercell has been describing “unique”, “massive” and “never seen before” that we are desperately waiting for.
After teasing 5 Captain’s log videos, which apparently revealed nothing major about the big CoC update, Supercell has finally released Clash of Clans May 2017 update version number 9.24.1. Yes! The biggest, the most unique, the most impressive, the most feature-packed, massive update has finally descended on Clash of Clans! We can’t wait to tell you all about the new update, so let’s dive straight in.
Clash of Clans 9.24.1 May 2017 Update Finally Released
UPDATE TODAY! Find out what's beyond your shores when we come back from maintenance! pic.twitter.com/hQXRCopJGl
— Clash of Clans (@ClashofClans) May 22, 2017
The official CoC Twitter handle and Facebook page has confirmed that the update has now been released and available on Play Store and iOS. As for the new features in the update, Clash of Clans official Play Store page has updated the changelog, describing the new features in detail.
The new update, as expected, is exciting and is sure to set excitement levels soaring high in the air. Clash of Clans May 22nd 2017 update introduces a brand new base called Builder Base! Remember the shipwreck feature we have been talking about? Well, you can finally build the ship from the wreck and use it to travel to the Builder Base! Starting from Town Hall 4, you can re-build the build the ship/boat at your home village and set sail for the other side. The exciting new land is run by the Master Builder. Though he is the only Builder on the “other” side of the sea, his superior smarts have helped him develop some awesome new advancements.
The new land is completely different from the one you have been used to. The Builder Base in the new land is powered by different resources. The elixir and gold you collect in the new land cannot be used in your home village, but you can always use Gems for both the lands. Plus a list of brand new achievements to complete on the “other” side of the shore!
Thanks to the Master Builder’s talented touch, you’ll see interesting twists on familiar buildings, such as:
- The Archer Tower’s switch toggles between fast attack or long range.
- The Multi Mortar’s multi-barreled attack is tough for troops to dodge
He’s also dreamed up some exciting new buildings! These brand new additions include:
- Crusher: A powerful new defense that does exactly what it sounds like— crush enemies!
- Push Trap: Scatter attacking armies by tossing troops in a direction of your choosing.
- Gem Mine: Collect gems over time! Upgrade it to increase its output.
- Clock Tower: Boost the speed of everything in the Builder Base, from build time to resource mining!
The crystallized elixir found on this side has given familiar faces a new look with new tricks that they can use in combat! Upgraded troops gain powerful special abilities, such as:
- Sneaky Archer: “Cloak” makes her invisible to enemy defenses for a short period of time.
- Boxer Giant: “Power Punch” makes his first attack do huge damage!
The Master Builder has harnessed the power of this new resource to train up new troops. For example:
- Bomber: Tosses big bombs that can blow up several buildings at once.
- Cannon Cart: A four-wheeling fortification brought to the front line.
Some heroes are born, others are built. Once unlocked at Builder Hall 5, the Master Builder will join the fight in his Battle Machine! Upgrade this mechanical monster to level 5 to unlock its “Electric Hammer” ability.
New Battle Mode: Versus Battle
Introducing a brand new way to fight: Versus Battle! This new battle style lets you take on opponents in a head-to-head attacking competition! Similar to Clan Wars, both competitors attack one another and the best attack wins the prize. Resources won’t be lost on defense.
Win three Versus Battles per day to get the biggest loot payout, then continue battling for new Versus Trophies. Follow the competition on the new leaderboard!
New Game Mechanics
The Builder Base’s setup has ease of management top of mind. Over here troops train automatically, Walls come in segments and you cannot be attacked while away.
Troops are trained in groups and each Army Camp holds one group at a time. Upgrade troops to fit more units per camp and build more camps to diversify your ranks. With no Master Wizards around spells haven’t made it to these shores, so take advantage of your troops’ special abilities instead!
Where Old Meets New
Leverage the Master Builder’s expertise to enhance your home village. Once your Cannon is at a high enough level, you’ll see a “Gear Up” option when you tap on it. Gearing Up this defense will give it the same awesome abilities as its Builder Base counterpart: the Double Cannon!
“Gear Up” is only available when the Master Builder isn’t busy in the Builder Base. It’s a long trip, so make sure he’s free. Keep an eye out for more Gear Up options in the future, too!