Clash of Clans May 2017 Update: What are “Versus Battles”?

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Clash of Clans Versus Battle Leak

There’s plenty of rumors and speculation surrounding the highly anticipated May 2017 update for Clash of Clans, but officially confirmed that at least one of these rumors are true — Versus Battles.

Supercell Moderator LachNessMeownster has been providing very vague sneak peeks all month, and recently he confirmed the new “Versus Battles” mode/feature. Unfortunately, we still don’t really have any idea what these are — but that hasn’t stopped people from speculating more. And with the help of some leaked images, some ideas are starting to really take shape.

So first off, we know it’s going to be a 1v1 mode. Two separately leaked images seem to suggest this: a leaked promotional image from Supercell that showed two characters battling, and another leaked gameplay screenshot in Chinese (above) that translates to “a player is now ready for a Versus Battle.”

So what exactly are you battling over and how will it work? That part remains a mystery as well.

Clash of Clans Versus Battle Promo

One theory that makes the most sense to me lines up pretty well with the leaked promo image that appears to show two players battling over the same village at once (perhaps you get there by fixing the boat). This would suggest that two players are given an army composition (perhaps at random or units selected by each player). They then attack the base in real time and the person who does the best is the victor and gets the spoils.

A lot of people seem to agree with the theory above at leas tin some form. Two players attack a base at the same time, building a custom army with no costs required and auto-leveled/capped troops. This would make the 1v1 fair, even for lower Town Hall players. Something similar says attack a common base with whatever troops required and see who gets the most stars with %, with time being a tie breaker.

Spinning of this theory “Versus battles will be used to decide the winner of a territory that individuals can battle over, and clans can create colonies of these territories for even bigger battles. This new mode will be fought realtime on a plain battleground with only troops from a player.”

And lastly, another theory which makes some sense as well suggests:

“…players will battle other gamers to invade scare territories, the “unbuild” option will give them the chance to destroy the village of their enemies and construct their own over it.

What is interesting about this is that players do not have to wait for 24 hours to attack territories. What was deciphered so far was that it will be a one-on-one situation where each player is attacking its opponent and trying to win. Also, instead of letting the player use the army in the base, he or she will be given time to build a new army which will be used in the head-to-head battle.”

As you can see, there’s plenty of theories and speculation out there regarding Versus Battles, and we don’t know which one — if any — are even correct. So in the meantime, let us know what you think Versus Battles are going to be in Clash of Clans.

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