Supercell are likely preparing something special for their “Clash of Clans” fans, as reports indicate that a major Halloween update is coming to the game that will introduce various changes and significantly alter the landscape. Needless to say, players have been very excited about this news and they have been discussing the possible implications of this update for the future of the game.
The update will be Halloween-themed and will add some drastic changes to the game’s overall setting and theme, most notably by introducing nighttime gameplay into the mix. This sounds exciting in general, but it would be more interesting to see how it could affect the gameplay, putting the cosmetic changes aside.
As nighttime falls, bases will fill up with shiny gems and torches for illumination, and the overall visibility of the battlefield will deteriorate. According to reports, this update could potentially make the game significantly more challenging than what we already know it for, and this has obviously driven up the interest of some fans quite a bit.
After all, “Clash of Clans” is not just a casual game – it has some strong competitive elements as well. This has been one of the main features of attraction for this title in the first place – many players were drawn in precisely by the idea that they can develop complex strategies and experiment with various gameplay styles while at the same time enjoying a relatively non-engaging experience that they can jump out of at any time.
One thing has been slightly worrying to some fans however – the game had been getting various new gameplay features lately, but some say that they might be coming in a little too fast for the overall good of the title. Sure, it’s great to keep expanding the possible gameplay choices actively, but it should be done in a controlled manner which gives players an opportunity to properly learn all the new tricks. Otherwise, the overall skill level of the game could actually decline instead of growing upwards.
This is actually a somewhat common issue with competitive games, as sometimes the developers can lose track of how the game is progressing and they end up adding too much content too fast. The final result is usually a game that feels bloated and too complex to be enjoyable. Granted, “Clash of Clans” is still a long way away from that, and Supercell know how to maintain the title in a way that keeps drawing in new players.
As for the Halloween update, the good news for those who aren’t too fond of the idea of nighttime is that it will apparently be a switchable option. We don’t know if this will have any actual gameplay implications or not, but it would be a bit strange if a feature that can affect the game’s balance can be individually disabled by each player. Of course, the event is meant to be a fun experience and Supercell are most likely trying to find a middle ground that works well for everyone.
Those waiting for more information are currently looking forward to Clash Con, the first official major convention for the game. A lot is expected to happen there as Supercell are probably going to reveal some details about the way the game will work in its future updates, and it’s expected that the developer is going to give various hints about their current plans. Whether they are going to drop any major spoilers is difficult to say, but we definitely expect to hear a lot about the studio’s vision and their ideas for the game’s progress.