It’s getting about time that the first Clash of Clans Update in 2018 is heading towards us and I actually think we will see an update in February 2018 (might also be a smaller one)
In this FREQUENTLY UPDATED article, I will put up all important things (rumors, my opinion and of course official statements) together to give you guys a good overview what’s coming in the first update 2018 – especially those of you who don’t spend hours in the official forum and Reddit.
Clash of Clans February 2018 Update
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Update Marathon Ahead (February 9th, 2017)
Are we looking toward a couple of content updates in the next months? According to Darian we do:
Well the first thing he’s confirming is that there will be a big change to the war matchmaking – this time hopefully for good. What he’s also saying is that there will be a couple of content updates in the first half year where we have like 4 and a half months left. Hurray!
1 Gem Boost & Obstacle Spawn Rate (February 6th, 2017)
Today we got a surprising 1 Gem Resource Boost Event for the next 8 days, so do not miss the chance to get a lot of extra resources for little Gems!
Also many people are reporting that they did not get a seasonal obstacle (Money Tree or Fireworks) yet – me included. There are many saying that they seem to spawn a lot more in inactive bases, but nothing has been confirmed by Supercell so far.
By the way, here are some good base designs you might want to use to spawn the seasonal obstacles on the outside ring of your base:
Darian Interview (February 4th, 2017)
This weekend, Darian (Supercell Community Manager for Clash of Clans) got interviewed in the Spring Trap Show and was giving a lo t of interesting insights where the game is heading in 2018 and I really recommend to watch it.
If you’re not into watching the whole interview (what I really recommend to do!), here’s a reddit post that will wrap all the answers up.
Chinese New Year Event Update (February 1st, 2018)
Today the Lunar New Year Update is live and you can get it in the AppStore and Google Play and it will let the Money Tree and the Fireworks spawn in your Home Village.
Here are seasonal obstacles:
Also, the real festive day is the February 16th, so we can prepare for some special events coming to use there as well 🙂
In addition there’s full support for the iPhone X included.
Full iPhone X Support (January 31st, 2018)
Many have been asking for full iPhone X support (well, not that “many” when considering that probably 0.01% of all players own an iPhone X…) and now Supercell Support stated that there will be full support (not the compatibility mode) in the next update:
Chinese New Year Event Leaks (January 27th, 2018)
Through the chinese Twitter account from Clash of Clans, a new loading screen has been leaked and it points toward the next update as well:
As you can see, it celebrates Chinese New Year, which is February 16th – 18th and it makes perfectly sense that with the rise in the chinese market, Supercell also starts making events away from the “western” events like Christmas & Halloween.
The picture itself is pretty professional, so I don’t think it’s a fake and it would fit pretty well into the updating schedule.
In addition, there are also two special decorations coming along with this:
As these are from a early developer version of the game, the price & amount available is just a placeholder & I can’t tell you if it will be a seasonal or a permanent obstacle but I personally like the fact that we get more annual events 🙂
BH8, Endgame Content, TH12, What’s Coming 2018 (January 24th, 2018)
I know you might now roll your eyes but I think I want to give you a brief overview of some interesting things that will show us where we’re heading.
Builder Hall 8
Many here, including myself, have expected that we will see Builder Hall 8 becoming available in Q1 2018 as it is finished and maxing out BH7 is by now possible if you are F2P – but Darian denied that they plan to roll it out before April 2018!
What I can read here is that Supercell doesn’t sound like they will add much of Builder Base stuff in the near future and just use it as a gap-filler. In addition, it looks like not that many F2P player actually play Builder Base anymore, as with F2P it is possible to become maxed BH7 by now (well, except walls).
Town Hall 12
I know many think that Town Hall 12 is a sure thing, but in fact I wouldn’t be that sure about it, at least until end of 2018 – and Darian confirmed that.
So, those of you who saw a clickbait video on YouTube, don’t get too hyped – TH12 was not confirmed at any point in the past.
What’s coming 2018?
Well, I understand that this answer will be like that I could swear I have heard this a lot of times before, but it sounds that Supercell’s plans for Clash of Clans are huge this year:
Sounds nice and I personally believe that since Darian is the Community Manager, we have seen a huge improvement to the state we had before in terms of communication. Away from that I’m realistic and think we have some quality of life stuff at top priority right now (matchmaking, clouds…) as well as a refactoring of the league system in general and much more on the list.
I’m looking forward to a new year with this great game 🙂