War Horseman Scourge Event
That's not the hum of a Helicarrier you hear in the distance – it's drums forewarning the impending arrival of the War Horseman Scourge Event! Your first chance to recruit Red Hulk, Apocalypse's third Horseman, starts on September 20th at 2:00PM (PDT) for Commanders Level 50 and above.
You can unlock a 3-Yellow Star Red Hulk during the event through the milestone rewards with a Run Score of 500k points. If you fall short of that mark, you can still unlock Red Hulk with a Run Score of 425k points and by earning additional character shards through the Rank Rewards, which are delivered at the conclusion of the event. These rewards can be earned again in subsequent runs of the same Scourge Event, so you’ll have more opportunities in the future to get Red Hulk all the way up to 7 Yellow Stars.
Nodes 5 and 10 for Difficulty 5+ will require Hero Asgardian, Ravager, and/or Wave I - Avenger, so make sure these teams are powered up to prepare for the challenge.
This first run of the War Scourge Event will feature bonus rewards, so bring your A-game to this first run to maximize your return.
During this limited-time Scourge Event, clear up to 10 nodes in a Difficulty and earn the most points possible toward your Run Score. You'll have unlimited Run Score attempts and a Run can be canceled and restarted at any time with no penalty, so attempt multiple runs to get the highest score possible.
Difficulties & Scourges
Customize your runs by selecting a difficulty from 1-10. Higher Run Difficulties will narrow the character traits you can use, but they'll reward more points. You can also earn additional points by activating Scourges, which either bolster enemy teams, hinder your own, or both. Keep in mind that nodes 5 and 10 for Difficulties 5 and above will require specific characters to fully complete them. Also note that the highest difficulties are not necessarily intended to be fully completed yet, so don’t worry too much if you can’t get to or complete Difficulty 8+ in the first run of the event.
The War Scourge Event will see an update to the Scourges – with 12 Scourges being removed and 13 Scourges being added (compared to the Famine Scourge). Here are the Scourges being removed: Devil's Bargain II, Poisoned Energy II, The End is Near, Speed Boost, Going Rogue, Power Syphon II, Gloves Off, Dark Resolve I, Bleeder I (previously called "Bleeder"), Pyrrhic Victory I (previously called Pyrrhic Victory), Vile Resurgence, Experimental Serum II.
The Scourges new to the War Event are:
- When an Enemy Character gains Ability Energy, they gain Offense Up
- 7 Points
- When A Player Character Gains Taunt, They Gain Defense Down
- 10 Points
Flight or Fight
- When An Enemy Character's Health Drops Below 40% Max Health, Apply Speed Up To Them
- 20 Points
Rope a Dope
- When an Enemy Character ends their turn with Vulnerable, they gain Defense Up, Deflect, Deathproof, and Safeguard
- 30 Points
When It Rains
- When a Positive Effect is applied to an Enemy Character, increase the duration of all Positive Effects on that Enemy by 1 (up to a Max of 3)
- 23 Points
- On an Enemy Character's turn, remove all Negative Effects and Heal 10% per Negative Effect removed
- 30 Points
- On an Enemy Striker's turn, they gain 5% Barrier and flip Offense Down
- 15 Points
- When A Fortifier Character Uses An Ultimate Ability, Spread Positive Effects On That Character To Adjacent Allied Characters
- 20 Points
Dark Resolve III
- On Enemy Ally Death, Enemies Gain Offense Up
- 3 Points
- When A Player Character Takes Damage, They Gain Minor Bleed
- 20 Points
Pyrrhic Victory II
- When A Player Character Blocks, Apply Heal Block To Them
- 12 Points
Vile Resurgence II
- On Enemy Turn, They Gain Minor Offense Up
- 23 Points
Experimental Serum III
- Enemies Gain +30% Max Health
- 5 Points
Score & Point Updates for Difficulties 8, 9, and 10
The War Scourge Event will see an update to the points earned for Difficulties 8, 9, and 10 that's meant to emphasize the puzzle aspect of Scourges while rewarding players for building a challenging stack of Scourges that deliver the greatest amount of points.
The baseline Run Score you can earn at these difficulties has been flattened, while the amount of Run Score points you receive for each Scourge has been dramatically increased. This means that if you want to achieve a higher Run Score than a player who completed their run on Difficulty 8, for example, you won't be able to beat that score on Difficulty 9 unless you activate a similar number of Scourges. For Difficulties 9 and 10, the Scourge Cards you activate will matter a great deal, in terms of points earned.
Red Stars for Horsemen
Red Stars for Horsemen can be obtained in the following ways:
- Rank Rewards
- Dark Promotion Credits - (After the first event) which will be available in a dedicated slot in the Elite Store (unlocked at Commander Level 42) that exclusively features the Horsemen characters.
Red Star Promotions for Red Hulk and other Horsemen will not be available via Red Star Orbs or the Elite Orbs.
Web of Life
Crawling your way on September 23th at 2:00PM (PDT) with an opportunity to recruit MARVEL Strike Force's third original character, Spider-Weaver, is the Web of Life Event Campaign. Join Spider-Weaver, Spider-Man 2099, and Spider-Man (Noir) as they attempt to untangle the Web of Life and Destiny. 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 "Vigilant" trait to attempt the Heroic Difficulty, so filter your roster by "Vigilant" and power up these characters for a chance at Heroics. There will also be a Hulk Hunter Event running in parallel during a portion of the Event Campaign, which we'll cover in the below section.
Hulk Hunter Events
Go on a mission with your Alliance in the name of Iso-8 resources on September 17th at 2:00PM (PDT) with the second run of Coordinated Assault. 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 Mutated Cells for progress in Hulk Hunter.
Trap rewards for your roster to feast upon on September 23rd at 2:00PM (PDT) with the Ethereal Arms Event. Earn Spider-Weaver's gear and Hulk Hunter progress with this limited-time event that runs in conjunction with Spider-Weaver's "Web of Life" Event Campaign:
Ethereal Arms Milestone
Score points toward this 7-day milestone by opening Vigilant Orbs from the Web of Life Event Campaign, Blitzing through the Destined Connections Milestone Rewards, and by spending Power Cores. Earn rewards to upgrade your roster including:
- Mystic Gear that can be used for Spider-Weaver
- Scarlet Spider and Spider-Man (Symbiote) character shards
- Indestructible Pants and Mutated Cells for Hulk Hunter progress
- 5 Red Star for Spider-Man (Symbiote)
- And more!
Open 1 Vigilant Orb: 2,000 pts
Spend 1 Power Core: 10 pts
Destined Connections Milestone
Blitz to rack up points toward this 2-day milestone that repeats twice (3 times total). You'll earn more points with the limited-time Vigilant trait characters, and even more when they're equipped with Gear Tier 13+. Rewards include gear and progress in the Ethereal Arms Milestone.
Blitz Win: 60 pts
Blitz Win w/ Vigilant trait: +60 pts
Blitz Win w/ Vigilant trait GT 13+: +30 pts
Blitz Win w/ Vigilant trait GT 15+: +30 pts
Mystical Weaving Web Milestone
Head to the Web Milestones page (log in to the website first) for even more rewards! Spend Campaign Energy (not including Iso-8 Campaign Energy) to hit a daily milestone that rewards Legacy III Orb Fragments, Silver Promotion Credits, and Gold Orb Fragments.
Swinging into action on September 23rd at 2:00PM (PDT) is Funnel-Web Fallout, the next Quick Rumble, and the featured trait will be the limited-time Vigilant trait. Along with Quick Rumble rewards, Funnel-Web Fallout will reward Mutated Cells, Purple Gear Credits, Orange and Teal Raid Orb Fragments, and Armory 15 and 16 Orb Fragments. Accelerate your progress through the milestones by winning with characters who possess the Vigilant trait at 5 Stars (1,840pts) or go even faster with those characters at 7 Stars (4,120pts).
New Golden Opportunity Milestone
Pour one out for the High Roller Milestone because it's heading off into retirement and being replaced with the new Golden Opportunity Milestone and Leaderboard. You'll still be earning points toward this daily milestone by spending Gold, but we'll be updating the rewards:
- Armory 16 Orb Fragments
- Teal Gear Raid Orb Fragments
- Iso-8 Blue and Green Resources
- More Armory 14 and 15 Orb Fragments
- More Superior Basic Catalyst Parts
- Purple Gear Credits
The path to success is familiar: earn points toward this 7-day milestone by spending Campaign Energy (excluding Iso-8 Campaign Energy), earning War Credits, and by spending War Energy Refills. Earn rewards that include T2 Level 4 Ions, T1 Ions, Gold, fragments for Legacy III, II, and I Orbs, and Superior Basic Catalysts parts.
The event starts on September 21st at 2:00PM (PDT) and runs for 7 days.
(This iteration of Victory Blueprint does not reward toward the monthly milestone event.)
Another Young Avenger is on the move. On September 21st at 5:00PM (PDT), Kate Bishop is setting up shop in Mystic 3-9, replacing Vision. And if you're looking for Vision shards, you'll still find him in Nexus 3-9.
- Start Date: September 18th at 5:00PM (PDT)
- Rewards: Beta Raid Orb, featuring Hero Mutant
Son of Evil Blitz
- Start Date: September 19th at 2:00PM (PDT)
- Rewards: Baron Zemo character shards
Quick Rumble Blitz (Vigilant)
- Start Date: September 23rd at 2:00PM (PDT)
- Rewards: Blitz Orbs, Gold, Legacy Orbs, Basic Catalyst Parts, and Raid Health Packs
- Featured Trait: Vigilant
- Start Date: September 23rd at 2:00PM (PDT)
- Rewards: Catalyst Parts
- Required Characters: Hand
Until next time…
Good luck, Commanders!
**Please note that the information in this blog is subject to change before going live in the game.**