Alliance Missions: Dark Horizons

Commanders!

It’s time for the highly anticipated update to Alliance Missions! The first thing you’re going to notice is that all of the names have changed. Every Encounter, Boss and Buff on all of these Maps have been updated.

And that’s not all… The brand new Fractured Tomb map (Map 3) has been completely revamped with a new Layout, and now goes up to Difficulty 120!

We had a few goals with this update:

We wanted to get more creative with our usage of buffs in order to introduce new Alliances to more challenging fights, and create more engaging encounters for experienced players.

We wanted to give Fractured Tomb a more streamlined Map, so you can focus more on the Fights, and less on navigation.

We wanted to give more opportunities for players to team up on especially difficult fights.

And lastly, we wanted to change up linked nodes so that our more daring Commanders can still try and fight through a linked node without it being impossible.

Welcome to Dark Horizons!

All new encounters means all new Mini-Bosses and Bosses!

Map 01 - Fallen Empire
Miniboss 01: Starscream
25% Ranged Dmg and 192 Ranged Speed
When player's Bot activates a Buff, the boss will activate a similar Buff.
50% Health Boost

Miniboss 02: Hot Rod
25% Ranged Dmg and 192 Ranged Speed
Debuff duration on opponents is increased by 25%
50% Health Boost

Boss: Galvatron
Every 7.5 seconds, alternates between 39% Physical or Energy Res.
Heavy Attacks randomly inflict the opponent with a Stun for 1.5 seconds, Power Lock for 4 seconds or a 25% Armor Break for 7 seconds.
100% Health Boost

Map 02 - Orbital Command
Miniboss 01: Wheeljack
Heavy Attacks Stun for 2.5 Seconds.
If not struck by a melee attack within 6 seconds, Power Gain for 3% every second.
100% Health Boost

Miniboss 02: Scorponok
Heavy Attacks randomly inflict the opponent with a Stun for 2 seconds, Power Lock for 5 seconds or a 35% Armor Break for 7 seconds.
When hit by a Special Attack, this enemy gains 1 Bar of Power.
100% Health Boost

Miniboss 03: Jetfire
Gains 15% of a powerbar while blocking
When player's Bot activates a Buff, the boss will activate a similar Buff. 50% more effective than Rank 1
100% Health Boost

Boss: Cyclonus
Every 7.5 seconds, alternates between 55% Physical or Energy Res.
When Hit this bot generates a Power Charge. When this bot reaches 8 Power Charges, the next successful hit within 5 seconds consumes all charges, generating 300 Power.
300% Health Boost

Map 03 - Fractured Tomb
Miniboss 01: Megatron GS
150% Melee Dmg
Every 7.5 seconds, alternates between 65% Physical or Energy Res.
Heals 75% of opponents Attack when hit by a Basic Ranged Attack.
300% Health Boost

Miniboss 02: Shockwave
Debuff duration on opponents is increased by 100%
Projectile attacks do 100% of attack as shock dmg over 7.5 sec
If not struck by a melee attack within 6 seconds, Power Gain for 3% every second.
300% Health Boost

Right Lieutenant: Cyclonus
Buff duration is increased by 100%
Every 7.5 seconds, alternates between 65% Physical or Energy Res.
When Hit this bot generates a Power Charge. When this bot reaches 8 Power Charges, the next successful hit within 5 seconds consumes all charges, generating 300 Power.
300% Health Boost

Left Lieutenant: Galvatron

Gains 7.5% of a powerbar while blocking
150% Ranged Dmg and 208 Ranged Speed
75% Physical Res
300% Health Boost

Boss: Megatronus
When player's Bot activates a Buff, the boss will activate a similar Buff.
Cycles through Melee, Ranged and Special Damage Resistances. All resistances are at 130%.
Basic Attacks are Unblockable.
Basic and Heavy Ranged Attacks drain a small amount of Power on Hit.
Basic and Heavy Melee Attacks drain a small amount of Power on Hit.
500% Health Boost

Mod Combinations

Map 01 - Fallen Empire
Section 1 - Buffs, Debuffs, and Timed Attacks
Path 1: Debuff Duration
Path 2: Energon Shield
Path 3: Buff Duration

Section 2 - Alternate Power Gain
Path 1: Strike Back
Path 2: Power Charge
Path 3: Power Flow Timed

Section 3 - Introduction to Difficult Buff Nodes
Path 1: Absorb Projectile
Path 2: Shock Block
Path 3: Reflect Ranged

Map 02 - Orbital Command
Section 1 - Power Gain and Buff Activation
Path 1: Evade Melee and Evade Power Gain
Path 2: Energon Shield and Power Charge
Path 3: Trigger Rate and Buff Duration
Path 4: Special Damage and Power Flow Timed

Section 2 - Alternative Power Gain
Path 1: Cycle Resist and Strike Back
Path 2: Shock Block and Defensive Power Gain
Path 3: Shock Block and Focus Power Gain
Path 4: Focus Power Gain and Harness Power

Section 3 - Debuffs and Damage Over Time
Path 1: Ranged Damage and Ranged Shock
Path 2: Critical Rate and Debuff Duration
Path 3: Melee Damage and Melee Bleed

Section 4 - Playstyle Adaptation
Path 1: Armor and Focused Frenzy
Path 2: Reflect Ranged and Focus Repair
Path 3: Replicate and Randomizer

Map 03 - Shattered Tomb
Section 1 - Melee Combat Focus
Path 1: Melee Damage and Energy Resistance
Path 2: Melee Bleed and Absorb Projectiles
Path 3: Melee Power Burn and Reflect Ranged
Path 4: Relentless Assault and Improved Aim Enhancer

Section 2 - Ranged Combat Focus
Path 1: Ranged Damage and Hacked Aim Enhancer
Path 2: Ranged Shock and Evade Melee
Path 3: Ranged Power Burn and Physical Resistance
Path 4: Focus Power Gain and Shock Block

Section 3 - Special Attack Focus
Path 1: Special Damage and Stagger
Path 2: Focus Repair and Defensive Power Gain
Path 3: Evade Melee and Evade Power Gain
Path 4: Critical Rate and Debuff Duration

Rewards:

You’ll notice that the Crystal rewards have not changed. Don’t worry! We’re trying something new here, and we want to make sure that we have the balance right before we update the rewards. We want to make sure the rewards match the difficulty. So, while there isn’t a change to the Crystal contents just yet, we are working on that!

We’ve also added T4C Spark Crystal Fragments to the Top 10 Rank Rewards, and a new Top Milestone of 30,000,000.

Expect a more comprehensive Rewards update after you’ve had some time with the new Maps!
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Comments

  • Omg something new thanks kabam you da best
  • Hijacker2531Hijacker2531 Posts: 235
    We've been waiting so long for this... But what happened to Thundercracker? Or did we just take a major L on that hype train?
  • DonApisDonApis Posts: 469
    We've been waiting so long for this... But what happened to Thundercracker? Or did we just take a major L on that hype train?

    Lol. You're hype on nothing. I don't thing Kabam have mention Thundercracker as a new bot. That's only rumour.
  • Jazz444Jazz444 Posts: 1,808
    OMG 😮 Brutal Mods ! Lol 😂 but we’ll definitely accept the Challenge
    Good bye 👋 Cheetor, Waspinator, Dinobot, Rhinox, and Primal 😁
  • KillMasterCKillMasterC Posts: 2,406
    'Gains 15% of a powerbar while blocking'--
    That's 15% instantly on every block?
  • Darm0kDarm0k Posts: 1,811
    Question on the power charge mod. Does it still behave the same as from recent spotlights or has it gone back to how it originally functioned?
  • BOFADBOFAD Posts: 432
    edited April 1
    @Kabam Miike What’s the date this starts?

    Only y’all would forget a date
  • Black_ThoughtBlack_Thought Posts: 378
    What’s up with those bot buff? Can we get them in conjunction with the new map please!
  • BOFAD wrote: »
    @Kabam Miike What’s the date this starts?

    Only y’all would forget a date
    These new maps will be live with the new Alliance Mission series that starts this week! So this Thursday, April 4th!
  • Darm0k wrote: »
    Question on the power charge mod. Does it still behave the same as from recent spotlights or has it gone back to how it originally functioned?
    Power Charge acts in the same way it recently has been.
  • Darm0kDarm0k Posts: 1,811
    edited April 1
    Power Charge acts in the same way it recently has been.

    Figured. Was hoping though. 😒
    These new maps will be live with the new Alliance Mission series that starts this week! So this Thursday, April 4th!

    So will the update be available before Thursday? Having it go up on the day AM starts could lead to some headaches.
  • KillMasterCKillMasterC Posts: 2,406
    hacked aim enhancer and focus repair -- please explain.
  • BOFADBOFAD Posts: 432
    Darm0k wrote: »
    Power Charge acts in the same way it recently has been.

    Figured. Was hoping though. 😒
    These new maps will be live with the new Alliance Mission series that starts this week! So this Thursday, April 4th!

    So will the update be available before Thursday? Having it go up on the day AM starts could lead to some headaches.

    You think lol let’s never forget the original Map3 lol
  • ButtehrsButtehrs Posts: 468
    Well he is being nerfed a bit but unblockable basic attacks? Seriously? What are you guys smoking over there? Please share with the rest of us.
  • 'Gains 15% of a powerbar while blocking'--
    That's 15% instantly on every block?
    It's per second, so you'll want to get REALLY GOOD at breaking blocks!
  • Hijacker2531Hijacker2531 Posts: 235
    'Gains 15% of a powerbar while blocking'--
    That's 15% instantly on every block?
    It's per second, so you'll want to get REALLY GOOD at breaking blocks!
    Hey @Kabam Miike But what happened to Shady Starscream?
  • Sorry if I read over it but are milestones rewards getting updated too?
  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 2,249
    THIS will teach dummies like ME to R5 a trio of demos.
    Last week.
    *sigh*

    Moral of the story:
    VARY your Top Bots!
  • DonApisDonApis Posts: 469
    Sorry if I read over it but are milestones rewards getting updated too?

    Yes. They are going to update the rewards
  • Bntyhntr3232_Bntyhntr3232_ Posts: 2,186
    Is this an April fools joke?
  • Sorry if I read over it but are milestones rewards getting updated too?

    Right now we've only added 1 milestone to the end, and reworked the Top 10 rank rewards. But that's only for now! We'll be doing a more comprehensive revamp of the rewards and the crystals soon!
  • Jazz444Jazz444 Posts: 1,808
    edited April 2
    @Kabam Miike what bot is your avatar a Starscream or Thunder Cracker ?
    If you don’t mind me asking, it looks so much like G1 Thunder Cracker to me
  • lightningbaronlightningbaron Posts: 437
    My head hurts from reading that long post. :open_mouth:

    Guess we'll adjust accordingly. Good riddance of the Power Wipe mods.
  • that1guythat1guy Posts: 362
    Any idea what "Hacked Aim Enhancer" might be?

    Path 2 in section 3 seems really overkill. Overall, my biggest complaint is that this map is filled with power rate gain mods! Honestly, its the worst mod to deal with next to evade mods, and this map is filled with them. Otherwise, I'm excited to try out the new map.

    Any ETA on when this map will drop? @Kabam Miike
  • TechnobotTechnobot Posts: 315
    So you mentioned the link nodes effects are going to change (i.e. no more having to clear both link nodes to beat Miniboss 3 in Map 2... Huzzah!). Can you explain further on how Link Nodes will work in the new Dark Horizons AMs?
  • DonApisDonApis Posts: 469
    that1guy wrote: »
    Any idea what "Hacked Aim Enhancer" might be?

    Path 2 in section 3 seems really overkill. Overall, my biggest complaint is that this map is filled with power rate gain mods! Honestly, its the worst mod to deal with next to evade mods, and this map is filled with them. Otherwise, I'm excited to try out the new map.

    Any ETA on when this map will drop? @Kabam Miike

    Kabam miike has mentioned above that the new map will be drop on next AM which is on 4th April
  • KillMasterCKillMasterC Posts: 2,406
    @that1guy I guess Hacked Aim Enhancer means basic ranged attacks are unblockable since it's in room 2.
  • Keys_SpideyKeys_Spidey Posts: 42
    Was there a beta test on these updated maps, and of so, who tested them?
  • asparagusasparagus Posts: 154
    We've seen hacked aim enhancer before, a long time ago. An alliance mate of mine remembered it. It randomizes ranged speed.
  • 21savageΔΩ21savageΔΩ Posts: 13
    are we getting split top 3 rewards again? pretty sure the top 3 alliances are close in levels so some competition in this game again would be fantastic with this new map.
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