How the Guardians Stole Grootmas
Go on a holly jolly adventure (sorry, no Bacon) starting on December 19th at 1:00PM (PST) with the upcoming How the Guardians Stole Grootmas Event! Help the Guardians save Groot from a band of deadly Ravagers, and shovel up rewards.
Use the limited-time Grootmas Energy to battle through 10 event nodes, and earn Guardians character shards, Teal and Orange Gear, and more! There is no need to refresh the energy as it will be earned over time (100 per day), and there are no refills available. All Difficulties will have first-time rewards that contain fully crafted Bio, Skill, and Tech gear as well as other goodies. These include Bits to purchase Groot's "Fully Trimmed" Costume or Drax’s "Holiday Sweater" Costume.
Here are the requirements and recommendations for each Difficulty:
- No requirements
- Recommended: Characters at Level 10+
- Required: Guardian characters
- Recommended: Character Level 65+, Gear Tier 12, 6 Yellow Stars, 3 Red Stars, and T1 Level 3 Iso-8
- Required: Guardian characters at 7 Yellow Stars.
- Recommended: Character Level 85+, Gear Tier 14, 4 Red Stars, T1 Level 4 Iso-8
Harbinger of the End
The Death Seed's Support inferno, Nemesis, is ready to join the battle and you can recruit him on December 20th at 1:00PM (PST) during his upcoming Event Campaign, "Harbinger of the End." Join Nemesis as he goes toe to toe with the top S.T.R.I.K.E. mutants in an attempt to cull the humans of Nexus Earth in the name of Apocalypse.
Each node in the Harbinger of the End Campaign rewards Chosen Orb Fragments. Open Chosen Orbs for shards of Nemesis and select characters with the limited-time Chosen trait (excluding Legendary characters). For a list of the characters using this trait, filter your Roster using: Chosen.
You can earn Teal Gear on the Heroic Difficulty and completing the Heroic Difficulty automatically earns First-Time Rewards for both the Hard and Heroic Difficulties. You'll need at least five characters with the limited-time "Chosen" trait to attempt the Heroic Difficulty, so filter your roster by "Chosen" and power up these characters for a chance at the Heroic Difficulty. There will also be a Festival of Frost Event running in parallel during a portion of the Event Campaign, which we'll cover in the below section.
Festival of Frost Events
Progeny of Apocalypse
While you're recruiting Nemesis from the Harbinger of the End Event Campaign, double dip on rewards with the Progeny of Apocalypse Event. Starting on December 20th at 1:00PM (PST), Seize gear and Red Stars for Nemesis, along with Festival of Frost progress and other rewards with this superior event:
Progeny of Apocalypse Milestone
Score points toward this 7-day milestone by opening Chosen Orbs from the Harbinger of the End Event Campaign, the Mutant Evolution and New Reign Milestones, and by spending Gold. Rewards include:
- Nemesis and mutant gear
- Ice Shield
- 5-Red Star Killmonger
- Character shards for Viv Vision and Nakia
- Training Modules
Rack up points to climb the ranks of this Leaderboard. The top 1% will earn Red Stars for Nemesis with the top 10 earning a 7-Red Star Nemesis! Additional leaderboard rewards include T2 Level 5 Ions and Armory 17 Orbs.
Mutant Evolution Milestone
Blitz to obtain points toward this 2-day milestone that repeats twice. You'll earn more points with the limited-time Chosen trait characters equipped with Gear Tier 13+. Rewards include Progeny of Apocalypse Milestone Points and more!
New Reign Web Milestone
Spend Campaign Energy (not including Iso-8 Campaign Energy) to hit a daily milestone with rewards that can be claimed on our website: Progeny of Apocalypse Milestone Points, Legacy III Orb Fragments, and Gold Orb Fragments.
Coordinated Assault returns on December 23rd at 1:00PM (PST) for its second run during Festival of Frost where you can rack up Iso-8 resources with your Alliance. Spend Iso-8 Campaign Energy to earn points (1 Energy = 1 point) toward a 7-day Alliance Milestone that rewards T2 Level 1 Ions, T1 Ions, and Snowballs for progress in Festival of Frost.
Snow Day Celebration
The next Quick Rumble Blitz is heading your way on December 23rd at 1:00PM (PST) with the Snow Day Celebration and the trait requirements for this round are canceled! That's right, there will be no trait requirements for this Quick Rumble, so utilize any characters on your roster to earn Snowballs, Blitz Credits, and Ability Materials. Go dashing through these milestones by winning with characters at 3 Stars, 5 Stars or go even faster with those characters at 7 Stars.
Spider-Man "No Way Home" Costume
You don't have to traverse the Multiverse to get your hands on Spider-Man's "No Way Home" costume; all you have to do is head to the Costume Store! This costume for your favorite web-head will be available in the Costume Store starting on December 20th at 1:00PM (PST) using Costume Credits, so swing on over then and avoid any Doctor Strange spells along the way.
S.T.R.I.K.E. Pass: Season 24
The next season of S.T.R.I.K.E. Pass arrives just in time for the holiday season on December 21st at 1:00PM (PST) and you don't want to miss these rewards. Complete your Daily Objectives during Season 24 to earn Ikaris character shards (60 total during the season) and bits to purchase Iron Man's new "Silver Centurion" costume.
Elite Store Addition
Red Stars for the Death Seed's mad mutant, Dark Beast, are on the way to the Elite Store, where you'll be able to purchase Red Star promotions using Gold and Silver Promotion Credits. Keep an eye on your Inbox for the formal announcement in the near future and don't miss adding to the already impressive abilities of the Death Seed team!
Nakia character shards will soon be infiltrating the Basic Orb, Ultimus Orb, Mega Orb (replacing Sharon Carter), Premium Orb, and Supplies Store. We'll announce this move with an Inbox message, so don't miss the start of this opportunity to get your paws on more Nakia shards.
Free Claim Friday
Don't miss the upcoming Free Claim Friday where you'll be able to collect a Deathbringer Orb which contains shards of characters used in the upcoming Death Scourge Event and will earn you progress in the current Herald of Death milestone. You'll also find 7,500 Snowballs to get progress towards the Festival of Frost month-long event.
While this Free Claim will only be available for 24 hours (ending December 17th at 1:00PM PST), keep an eye out for more Free Claims every day on the web!
Into the Shadow Blitz
- Start Date: December 19th at 1:00PM (PST)
- Rewards: Kitty Pryde character shards
Black and Ebony Legendary Event
- Start Date: December 20th at 4:00PM (PST)
- Reward: Ebony Maw character shards
- Required characters: Black Bolt and 4 Inhuman characters at a minimum of 5 Stars to unlock Ebony Maw
Quick Rumble Blitz
- Start Date: December 23rd at 1:00PM (PST)
- Rewards: Blitz Orbs, Gold, Legacy Orbs, Basic Catalyst Parts, and Raid Health Packs
Payday Flash Event
- Start Date: December 23rd at 4:00PM (PST)
- Rewards: Gold
- Required trait: Mercenary
Until next time…
Good luck, Commanders!
**Please note that the information in this blog is subject to change before going live in the game.**