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The “Friends & Foes” Update is LIVE!

Our biggest content patch yet – “Friends and Foes” – is live right NOW. We’ve worked hard on some of the most requested features and here they are! The patch introduces:

New legendary items: new boots, belts & gloves for every character
Friend system for team-based play with friends
Tutorial system intended to teach new players the basics of the game
Ranking system and leaderboards for competitive play
New mode: deathmatch
New Map: Berserker Shrine
Item shop: legendary belts, boots, and gloves are now available for purchase (only for in-game currency!)
Player profiles for easier match and statistics tracking
Unlockable avatars for profile customization
New Character: Triss Merigold, who wields powerful ice magic
New skins: legendary skins for Saskia and Triss 
New weapons: 2 Legendary and 1 Rare weapon for Triss
Daily rewards system that rewards players who play the game every day
Improved skill targeting for better accuracy
New bomb: Stenchbulb, a non-damaging bomb that slows and silences every enemy within a certain area from explosion
Easier way to change between characters in the menu for more intuitive navigation
Twitter and Facebook integration
Deep balance changes for most characters

We’ve already talked in detail about some of the features mentioned above. Now’s the time to check them out in action. See you in the Arena!

If you haven’t had a chance to play The Witcher Battle Arena yet, you can download the game for FREE!  It’s available for selected Android and iOS devices.

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