Spotlight Mission: Bring the Noise

WARNING: There are some really bad jokes in this post. You've been warned.

TURN DOWN THAT MUSIC! Destructive Audio levels have been shaking the ground in New Quintessa... which can mean only one thing.... Blaster is in the house!

While Optimus Prime and his team of Autobots set out to find Blaster and turn down the volume, Megatron and Starscream have other plans to use Blaster’s tunes to power a T-Cog Disabler.

Play the new Spotlight Mission “Bring the Noise” and find out if Primes really do party.


How Long Does this Party Last?

The party starts April 12th at 10am PDT and we'll be dancing all the way until May 10th at 10 am PDT. Your legs will be very tired.

What Level do I need to be to Kick It?

As usual, the Easy Difficulty will unlock at Commander Level 10, Medium Difficulty will unlock at Commander Level 20, and Hard Difficulty will unlock at Commander Level 30. Expert Level difficulty will unlock at Level 35, and the brand new Master Difficulty will unlock at Level 40! Each Difficulty features different energy usage per Mission.

Mix up the Difficulty!

With the introduction of the new Master Difficulty level, we've adjusted the difficulty of the Expert level to make it a more natural progression from the Hard Difficulty. It still won't be easy if you've struggled with Expert in the past, but it should be more achievable! Due to the change in difficulty though, the Gold Relic has been moved to Master, and all other difficulties have had their Relic tier moved down 1. It has been removed the from the Easy Difficulty.

Master Difficulty is here!
Many of you have proven that the Expert Difficulty Level is no challenge to you anymore, and the rewards you seek are beyond what are available in the other Difficulty Levels. For you, we're happy to introduce you to the new Master Difficulty Level! Master Difficulty is a progression from Expert, and is not for the faint of Heart. Similar to Expert, most of the paths you take will have additional buffs to Challenge you, and ALL encounters will have Special 3s activated.

Also like Expert, all paths except one will have a single, matching Buff throughout, and all the Buffs on the Map combined will be applied to the Boss.

Rewards! The Rewards have been updated! Take a look!

For Completing and Mastering the Easy Mode:


Completion:
Ch1
Tier 1 Basic Spark x 1
Tier 1 Class Spark Crystal x 1

Ch2
Tier 1 Basic Spark x 2
Tier 1 Class Spark Crystal x 1

Ch3
Tier 1 Basic Spark x 3
Tier 1 Class Spark Crystal x 2
Act - Premium Mod Crystal Shards x 500, 2-Star Bot Crystal x 1, Premium Bot Shards x 2000

Mastery:
Ch1
Premium Bot Crystal Shards x 500
Tier 2 Basic Spark x 1
Premium Mod Crystal Shards x 250

Ch2
Premium Bot Crystal Shards x 1000
Tier 2 Basic Spark x 1
Premium Mod Crystal Shards x 500

Ch3
Premium Bot Crystal Shards x 1500
Tier 2 Basic Spark x 2,
Premium Mod Crystal Shards x 750

Act - Tier 1 Alpha Spark x 1, 3 Star Bot Crystal Shards x 1000, 2 Star Bot Crystal x 2, Premium Bot Crystal x 1, Blaster Chips x 1000
**Mastering Easy no longer awards a Relic

For Completing and Mastering the Medium Mode:

Completion:
Ch1
Tier 2 Basic Spark x 1
Tier 1 Class Spark Crystal x 1

Ch2
Tier 2 Basic Spark x 2
Tier 1 Class Spark Crystal x 2

Ch3
Tier 2 Basic Spark x 3
Tier 1 Class Spark Crystal x 3

Act - 3-Star Bot Crystal Shards x 500, Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 5000, Premium Bot Crystal x 1,

Mastery:

Ch1
Tier 3 Bot Shards x 200
Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 2000
Tier 2 Class Spark Crystal x 1

Ch2
Tier 3 Bot Shards x 300
Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 3000\
Tier 2 Class Spark Crystal x 1

Ch3
3-Star Bot Crystal Shards x 500
Tier 1Alpha Spark Essence x 5000
Tier 2 Class Spark Crystal x 2

Act - Blaster Relic, Tier 1 Alpha Spark x 1, 3 Star Bot Crystal x 1, Premium Bot Crystal x 2, Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 5000, Blaster Chips x 3000


For Completing and Mastering the Hard Mode:


Completion:
Ch1
Tier 2 Class Spark Crystal x 1
Tier 1 Mod Spark Crystal x 1

Ch2
Tier 2 Class Spark Crystal x 1
Tier1 Mod Spark Crystal x 1

Ch3
Tier 2 Class Spark Crystal x 2,
Premium Bot Crystal x 1

Act - Premium Bot Crystal x 5, Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 5000, Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 1000

Ch1
3-Star Bot Crystal Shards x 400
Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 1000

Ch2
3-Star Bot Crystal Shards x 600
Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 1500

Ch3
3-Star Bot Crystal Shards x 1000
Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 2500

Act - Blaster Relic (Bronze), Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 5000, Tier 3 Basic Spark x 1, 4 Star Bot Crystal Shards x 1000, 3 Star Bot Crystal x 1, Blaster Chips x 5000


For Completing and Mastering the Expert Mode:


Completion:

Ch1
Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 3500
Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 500
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 500

Ch2
Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 6500
Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 750
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 750

Ch3
Tier 1 Alpha Spark Essence x 10000
Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 1500
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 1500

Act - Premium Bot Crystals x 5, Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 2000, Tier 3 Basic Spark x 1

Mastery:

Ch1
Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 1250
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 1250
Blaster Chips x 3000

Ch2
Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 2250
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 1750
Blaster Chips x 5000

Ch3
Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 3750
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 3000
Blaster Chips x 8000

Act - Silver Blaster Relic, Tier 3 Class Spark Crystal Shard x 5000, T2 Alpha Spark Essence x 5000, Superior Bot Crystal x 1, 4 Star Bot Crystal Shards x 1000

For Completing and Mastering the Master Difficulty

Completion:

Ch1
4 Star Bot Crystal Shards x 500
Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 2000
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 1000

Ch2
4 Star Bot Crystal Shards x 700
Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 3000
T2 Alpha Spark Essence x 2000

Ch3
4 Star Bot Crystal Shards x 800
Tier 3 Basic Spark Essence x 5000
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 3000

Act - 5 Star Bot Crystal Shard x 500, 4 Star Bot Crystal x 1, Tier 4 Basic Spark Essence x 500, Tier 3 Basic Sparks x 2,

Mastery:

Ch1
Tier 3 Class Spark Crystal Shard x 1000
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 3000
Blaster Chips x 5000

Ch2
Tier 3 Class Spark Crystal Shard x 1500
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 4000
Blaster Chips x 8000

Ch3
Tier 3 Class Spark Crystal Shard x 2500
Tier 2 Alpha Spark Essence x 7000
Blaster Chips x 12000

Act - Gold Blaster Relic, 5 Star Bot Crystal Shards x 1500, Tier 4 Basic Spark Essence x 1000, Tier 3 Class Spark Crystal x 1
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Comments

  • ToughTough Posts: 119
    Cool, Good update to rewards.
  • KittenPrimeKittenPrime Posts: 1,139
    Can’t wait! 1000 4* shards added to Expert ;)
    Hopefully I can normal complete the master mode, that’s a lot of 4* shards!
  • ToughTough Posts: 119
    Maybe this is proof that time to update AM reward payout as well? Hmm hmm! just a thought..
  • SynthwaveSynthwave Posts: 693
    Looks good!

    Sad to see there's no T3C spark class essence anywhere in this though. Are you considering adding them for future Spotlights? Wouldn't mind seeing 1000 of each show up in each of the Master chapter rewards.

    Excited to see what Master is gonna be like though. Thanks guys!
  • Only less than 24 hours left till the launch of the new spotlight mission. But where on earth is the bot intel report for Blaster?
  • KittenPrimeKittenPrime Posts: 1,139
    OMG! 5,000 T3C for Expert!? Did not see that one coming!! You’ve really outdone yourself on this spotlight! :kissing_heart:
  • BigbowlrBigbowlr Posts: 101
    Half a t3c for 100% expert and another half for first clear of master. That is amazing
  • Mr_WonderfulMr_Wonderful Posts: 210
    Only less than 24 hours left till the launch of the new spotlight mission. But where on earth is the bot intel report for Blaster?

    I’ve been wondering this as well, had me thinking we were going to wait for blaster for another month. Glad to see it is him we’re getting though
  • LaprasLapras Posts: 238
    Awesome, can’t wait!
  • DeePrimeDeePrime Posts: 82
    nice changes, is the story alliance event going to have updated scores to earn for the master difficulty? you guys usually overlook this sort of thing during these updates lol
  • Only less than 24 hours left till the launch of the new spotlight mission. But where on earth is the bot intel report for Blaster?

    Did someone say they wanted an Intel Report?

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  • Booster_BlueBooster_Blue Posts: 474
    His absorbing shield is money.
  • AnakinPrimeAnakinPrime Posts: 173
    Excited to get started
  • CoolAsiceCoolAsice Posts: 24
    Kudos to kabam and their devs on this one, but one thing I'd like to be done before the spotlight starts is for a patch to be issued on certain bugs and glitches that made the gameplay tedious in expert; 1. Bots dashing in on their own despite you're blocking, swiping or about to use a special atk..this has become more frequent than before in all game modes, and it occurring in master spotlight will jeopardise success in exploration.
  • Red_EyesRed_Eyes Posts: 341
    Only less than 24 hours left till the launch of the new spotlight mission. But where on earth is the bot intel report for Blaster?

    Did someone say they wanted an Intel Report?

    2ec6e41t0zb3.gif

    LOL. Back in the 80's you actually used to see people walking around like that.
  • DirculesDircules Posts: 467
    Red_Eyes wrote: »
    Only less than 24 hours left till the launch of the new spotlight mission. But where on earth is the bot intel report for Blaster?

    Did someone say they wanted an Intel Report?

    2ec6e41t0zb3.gif

    LOL. Back in the 80's you actually used to see people walking around like that.

    Purple suit, red shades and guns strapped to your back?
  • Dircules wrote: »
    Red_Eyes wrote: »
    Only less than 24 hours left till the launch of the new spotlight mission. But where on earth is the bot intel report for Blaster?

    Did someone say they wanted an Intel Report?

    2ec6e41t0zb3.gif

    LOL. Back in the 80's you actually used to see people walking around like that.

    Purple suit, red shades and guns strapped to your back?

    Dude! What's your Damage? Not Even!

    Radical dudes like that with tunes on their shoulders were Totally Gnarly!
  • KittenPrimeKittenPrime Posts: 1,139
    Dircules wrote: »
    Red_Eyes wrote: »
    Only less than 24 hours left till the launch of the new spotlight mission. But where on earth is the bot intel report for Blaster?

    Did someone say they wanted an Intel Report?

    2ec6e41t0zb3.gif

    LOL. Back in the 80's you actually used to see people walking around like that.

    Purple suit, red shades and guns strapped to your back?

    Dude! What's your Damage? Not Even!

    Radical dudes like that with tunes on their shoulders were Totally Gnarly!

    Like totally rad dude
  • NightgauntNightgaunt Posts: 135
    edited April 12
    Dircules wrote: »
    Red_Eyes wrote: »
    Only less than 24 hours left till the launch of the new spotlight mission. But where on earth is the bot intel report for Blaster?

    Did someone say they wanted an Intel Report?

    2ec6e41t0zb3.gif

    LOL. Back in the 80's you actually used to see people walking around like that.

    Purple suit, red shades and guns strapped to your back?

    Basically all the gang members in The Dark Knight Returns. Rumble's a real slicer-dicer - he don't shiv!

  • KittenPrimeKittenPrime Posts: 1,139
    final boss is 16k, hardest path is 15k... scary stuff there bring supplies
  • SynthwaveSynthwave Posts: 693
    @Kabam Miike

    Just a heads up. The dialogue on the final battle with Blaster on Expert is in the wrong spot. It should come before the battle but instead is coming after the battle. Not sure if this is the case with all the levels or not.
  • MallowmanMallowman Posts: 118
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    Would they really have charged over 25k energon for a deal?
  • ToughTough Posts: 119
    I was thinking the same thing. seems like it’s overpriced, unless they forgot to put in an extra “0” in the 5* bot shards
  • Gunz0Gunz0 Posts: 1,629
    What are the BS nodes in Expert mode? Are there any Focused Frenzy? Melee evade? Ranged evade? Godly power gain?
  • KittenPrimeKittenPrime Posts: 1,139
    Gunz0 wrote: »
    What are the BS nodes in Expert mode? Are there any Focused Frenzy? Melee evade? Ranged evade? Godly power gain?

    Ranged shock on starscream, and I heard randomiser was really mean on blaster
  • SynthwaveSynthwave Posts: 693
    Gunz0 wrote: »
    What are the BS nodes in Expert mode? Are there any Focused Frenzy? Melee evade? Ranged evade? Godly power gain?

    I completed and explored Master yesterday and actually found it quite do-able. I only revived and repaired a few bots with stockpiled items, which was fine by me. That said, I did find that G1 Bee did a LOT of heavy lifting in this one against bots like Soundwave and Blaster, but I'm sure other scouts will do fine.

    There's a few mods where you definitely want to have your specialists: your Hot Rods (evasion mods/bots), your Kickbacks (heavy stagger mod), your repair blockers or buff stealers like Shockwave and Megatron (using Megatron on the Last Ditch Repair mod was so much fun; he steals 40% health back for himself), but there wasn't anything particularly annoying that I was beating my head against the wall about.

    Hope that helps!
  • KittenPrimeKittenPrime Posts: 1,139
    Synthwave wrote: »
    Gunz0 wrote: »
    What are the BS nodes in Expert mode? Are there any Focused Frenzy? Melee evade? Ranged evade? Godly power gain?

    I completed and explored Master yesterday and actually found it quite do-able. I only revived and repaired a few bots with stockpiled items, which was fine by me. That said, I did find that G1 Bee did a LOT of heavy lifting in this one against bots like Soundwave and Blaster, but I'm sure other scouts will do fine.

    There's a few mods where you definitely want to have your specialists: your Hot Rods (evasion mods/bots), your Kickbacks (heavy stagger mod), your repair blockers or buff stealers like Shockwave and Megatron (using Megatron on the Last Ditch Repair mod was so much fun; he steals 40% health back for himself), but there wasn't anything particularly annoying that I was beating my head against the wall about.

    Hope that helps!

    Evasion mods?? :grimace:
  • SynthwaveSynthwave Posts: 693
    Hot Rod did great against G1 Bee, but under decelerate, Bee is still able to backstep to apply his evasion buff and then actually use it while the decelerate is still applied. You can get an evasion fail if you hit him with decelerate AFTER the buff is applied, but if he applies during decelerate, he can still use the evade. It's a pretty annoying bug.
  • Gunz0Gunz0 Posts: 1,629
    By the way, why are this month’s T2A rewards so low? I remember last month’s T2A essence rewards from completion were:
    - 750 essence from the 1st chapter
    - 1000 essence from the second chapter
    - 1500 essence from the third one
  • Darm0kDarm0k Posts: 775
    Gunz0 wrote: »
    By the way, why are this month’s T2A rewards so low? I remember last month’s T2A essence rewards from completion were:
    - 750 essence from the 1st chapter
    - 1000 essence from the second chapter
    - 1500 essence from the third one

    This is for expert? I’m assuming it’s because they supposedly made expert spotlight a little easier.
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