Believe it or not, 2021 is almost in the books. Our studio will be using the upcoming holiday period as a time to recharge our batteries, so this will be the last blog of the year. We've got plenty of events to keep you company in the coming weeks, so get ready to jot down the important dates. The transition from 2021 into 2022 will see a fresh way to recruit a spider, Legends returning, Blitzes you don't want to ghost, and an avalanche of ways to double up your shards and stock up on resources. Read on for the final blog of 2021…
Bursting into existence on January 14th at 4:00PM (PST) is the next great battle for S.T.R.I.K.E.'s top Commanders: Pocket Dimension. Nestled within the Dark Dimension section, these dimensions are a series of missions that require specific characters. Pocket Dimensions can open at any time – before, during, or after a milestone event – and each one can have varying amounts of changes between the previous one.
For this specific Pocket Dimension iteration, Commanders Level 65+ can enter and you'll need five characters with the limited-time "Resolute" trait. There are no other specific requirements, but we recommend powering up your Resolute characters a fair amount as this will be challenging. Just like Dark Dimension, you can use Dark Health Packs or Power Cores to Heal or Revive characters who were eliminated during battle.
You'll not only receive rewards for completing each mission, but just like Dark Dimension you'll also receive First Time and Timed Run rewards. Pocket Dimension rewards include fully crafted Teal and Orange gear, Catalyst Parts, Silver Promotion Credits, Gold Promotion Credits, Gold, and more!
Avengers Tower Event
Put your roster and skills to the test in the upcoming new event: Avengers Tower! Interdimensional invaders have seized Avengers Tower and we need your help to reclaim it. For Commanders Level 60 and above: fight your way to the top in the name of rewards and bragging rights during this limited-time event:
Climb the Tower
Win battles against enemy PvE squads to climb the tower. You'll earn more points the higher you climb, but the competition will get tougher as well. Use the points you earn to hit milestones and earn rank rewards. Getting to the 50th Floor will earn you all of the milestones, so don't give up!
Floors & Battles
You can preview the opponents you'll be facing by tapping the button to the left of the "Floor #." The opponents you face on each floor will be the same as the opponents others will face. Before Floor 50, you'll remain on the same floor if you lose a battle. After Floor 50, you'll earn more points, but go back to Floor 51 if you lose a battle. You can sim Avengers Tower battles, but the higher floors will be more challenging, so use caution.
Each character can be used once per day and will go into a cooldown until midnight UTC. Characters on cooldown can't be refreshed and battles can't be launched if you have a cooldown character slotted into a squad. Note that if you hard-close the app while in battle, you won't lose progress if you're past Floor 51, but the team will go into cooldown.
The rewards for ascending Avengers Tower will help take your roster to new heights and include Teal, Orange, Purple, and Blue gear, Ability Materials, Gold, and more.
Grand Tournament Concept Art
Back in the “2021 Preview - Second Half” blog post, it was first announced that a brand new game mode, internally being called “Grand Tournament”, had started production. The dev team is currently deep into the development of this feature but we do have an exciting new detail to share with you today. This new game mode will feature the first new combat environment in a long while, and will prominently feature the powerful cosmic entity, the Living Tribunal. We’re extremely excited to see how development is progressing and we’ll have more to share in 2022 as details become available.
Star-Lord (T'Challa) Clarification
We recently discovered that Star-Lord (T'Challa)'s ability descriptions, both in-game in our previous blog – were missing several pieces of information and clarification. Here is the updated text that will be inserted into the game in the near future:
Passive - Rousing Ravager
- On Turn, gain Evade + clear 1 negative effect from self and all RAVAGER allies.
- On non-summoned enemy death, gain +30% Speed Bar.
- Gain +30% Damage. In WAR, RAVAGER allies gain +30% Damage.
- On WAR OFFENSE: Gain +25% Max Health.
- RAVAGER allies gain an additional +25% Max Health.
Cutting into the S.T.R.I.K.E. Pass rewards on January 4th at 4:00PM (PST) is Silver Samurai. Start 2022 off by bolstering this Weapon X Protector with character shards just by completing your Daily Objectives.
The holiday season won't stop Mojo from his ratings crusade, which means there'll be plenty of rewards for you to collect.The upcoming Season starts on December 31st at 4:00PM (PST) and features Teal gear and Zemo's "Winter Regent" Costume as the featured prizes. Make 2022 the year of Mayhem by rumbling in Real-Time Arena and Blitz.
We've got several high profile Legends returning over the next few weeks, so be on the lookout for their accompanying Bonus Events. Rising from her own ashes on December 20th at 4:00PM (PST) is Phoenix and her repeating Legendary Event, "Phoenix Rising." To recruit this explosive Mutant, you'll need a team of Villain, Mystic, Controller characters, which includes: Hela, Hand Assassin, Loki, Mordo, Nobu, and Ronan. And as we mentioned in last week's Blog, Phoenix is now a 5 Star minimum unlock.
On December 27th at 4:00PM (PST), Adam Warlock emerges from his cocoon for the return of his Mythic Legendary Event, "The Infinity Watch." To recruit the Master of Souls you'll need Jubilee at 5 Stars, four X-Factor characters at 5 Stars, and all characters at level 65, gear tier 12, and Iso-8 Class Level 3.
Hurtling your way in the new year on January 3rd at 4:00PM (PST) is Magneto and his repeating Legendary Event, "Asteroid M." This polarizing Mutant requires a team of 5-Star X-Men and Brotherhood characters.
The Celestials will collectively be a little jealous in the coming weeks as you'll soon be able to power up both Sersi and Ikaris with direct Red Star promotions in the Elite Store. Head on over to the Elite Store on December 23rd at 4:00PM (PST) to bolster Sersi and then pop in again on January 6th at 4:00PM (PST) for Ikaris. Also of note on January 6th is Gold Phase Bits from the Season's Sorcery Event will convert into Costume Credits at a rate of 60% – so make sure you grab Spider-Man's "No Way Home" Costume before then, if you've had all eight of your eyes on it. That was a spider joke…
The next few weeks of Blitzes sees shards for characters both classic and new available, so stock up on Blitz refreshes and stuff your preferred footwear with the gift of shards.
The Blitzes the week of December 20th A.I.M. to please with cool abilities. The Minister of Science falls in your lap first on December 20th at 4:00PM (PST), where you can crush enemies for Graviton shards. Then on December 23rd at 4:00PM (PST), the Cold as Ice Blitz slides in next with your opportunity to shovel up Iceman character shards. Both of these Blitzes are part of the Season's Sorcery Event, so they'll also reward Snowflakes currency.
The week of December 27th gives you a chance to decorate a tree and wish upon a shattering star. Practice saying "I am Groot" and "I am winning" during the Gentle Giant Blitz, featuring Groot shards and Snowflakes currency, on December 27th at 4:00PM (PST). After hurling foes like tinsel, get ready for the Crowd Pleaser Blitz, which lands on December 30th at 4:00PM (PST) and features shards for Shatterstar.
And you'd be nuts to miss Blitzes the week of January 1st, as we've got two fan-favorites scampering into Blitz. Squirrel Girl chomps down on her opportunity on January 3rd at 4:00PM (PST) first during the Squirrel! Blitz. Then on January 6th at 4:00PM (PST), one of your first opportunities to recruit Ghost-Spider swings your way with the Dimension Traveler Blitz. Don't miss your first shot at beating enemies like a drum and injecting Ghost-Spider shards into your Web-Warriors team.
Bonus & Flash Events
Prep, stock up, and power up with the Bonus and Flash Events on the way. For all Bonus Events, filter your roster using the featured trait to find all eligible characters and their corresponding nodes.
The Ionize Bonus Event arrives on December 18th at 4:00PM (PST) as a part of the Season's Sorcery Event. For 24 hours, the amount of Isotope-8 Campaign Energy received when purchased will be doubled from 120 to 240.
Prep for the return of the Legendary Phoenix with the Malicious Manipulators Event on December 19th at 4:00PM (PST), which rewards double character shards for Villain Mystic Controllers in Campaign nodes.
The next Season's Sorcery Flash Event strikes on December 21st at 4:00PM (PST) with Raid Frenzy. For 24 hours, there will be a 20% Cost reduction for Raid Energy, Heals, and Revives in Raids. Also part of Season's Sorcery is the Train and Gain Event, which starts on December 24th at 4:00PM (PST) and gives you the opportunity to earn 2x Training Modules from Campaign nodes.
Stock up on Gold to use with your Training Modules for the Fresh Horizons Event with the Pay Day Event, which starts on December 24th at 4:00PM (PST). Send your top Mercenary team into battle and bring home bundles of bullion. Prep your soldiers of fortune for this big score on December 23rd at 4:00PM (PST) with the Merc Mayhem Bonus Event, which rewards double character shards in Campaign nodes for Mercenary characters.
Then on December 26th at 4:00PM (PST), prepare for the Legendary Adam Warlock with the Two-Bit Detectives Bonus Event, which rewards double character shard payouts for X-Factor characters from Campaign nodes.
Season's Sorcery's final Bonus Event opens for business on December 27th at 4:00PM (PST) with Energy Overload. You'll receive 240 Campaign Energy instead of the normal 120 when refreshing Campaign Energy during this limited-time event.
Send 2021 off in style with two big Flash events that start on December 31st at 4:00PM (PST). First, send your top City Heroes team into battle to bring back tons of Ability Materials with the Block Party Event. Make sure you don't miss the Neighborhood Watch Event on December 29th at 4:00PM (PST), which rewards double shards in Campaigns for City Heroes. Next up, march your Skill Military characters into battle to stock up on Training Modules during the Back to Bootcamp Event. Use the Double Time Bonus Event on December 30th at 4:00PM (PST) to whip your Skill Military characters into shape with 2x character shard rewards in Campaign nodes.
As we mentioned above, Asteroid M is hurtling your way and you can embrace its impact with the Gifted Gathering Bonus Event on January 2nd at 4:00PM (PST), which rewards double shards for X-Men and Brotherhood characters in Campaigns.
And on January 7th at 4:00PM (PST), 2022 gets its first taste of chaos with the Chaos Theory Flash Event. Send your top Wakandans into battle for the right to fill up on Silver and Gold Promotion Credits. Use the Wakanda Nation Event on January 6th at 4:00PM (PST) to bolster your Wakandan characters with 2x shards from Campaign nodes.
That's it from all of us at MARVEL Strike Force for 2021! Thank you for your continued passion and support this year. Keep an eye on your inbox for instructions on how to unwrap your holiday gift. You don't want to miss out on a pile of ways to power up your roster for the new year.
Until next year…
Good luck, Commanders!