Clash of Clans Winter update arrives with full patch notes

Clash of Clans Winter update

Winter is here. The latest Winter update for Clash of Clans has arrived bringing a slew of new features and changes, including a layout editor to save multiple layouts for your Village and War Base, as well economy and combat balancing. While Supercell has teased some of the more noteworthy features over the past week, below are the full patch notes for the Winter update, which should provide some more clarification as to how they are achieving economy and combat balancing.

Introducing the Layout Editor

  • Save multiple layouts for both your home Village and your War Base!
  • Switch between layouts easily at any time
  • Make copies of existing layouts or build new layouts from scratch
  • Edit inactive layouts at any time – you can even take a break and finish later!

New goodies

  • Level 12 Gold Mines and Elixir Collectors at Town Hall 8!
  • Level 7 Giants are stomping into Town Hall 10
  • Compare your clan to others in clan local leaderboards!

Other improvements

  • Under attack? You can now watch a live replay while waiting to load your Village!
  • Hero ability icons now show remaining hitpoints and will start flashing when low – use their ability to recover some HP!
  • Resume boost button now shows how much time is remaining for the boost
  • Improved level display for troops/heroes/spells
  • Pending join requests are now limited to 10 per clan to prevent spamming (additional join requests cannot be sent)

Economy balancing

  • Upgrading Walls with Elixir is now available only when upgrading to Wall level 9 and higher
  • The first Dark Elixir Drill is now available at Town Hall 7
  • The second Dark Elixir Drill is now available at Town Hall 8
  • Dark Elixir Drill maximum capacity has been increased on all levels

Combat balancing

  • Archer Towers now shoot twice as fast to better take down weak hordes (total damage remains unchanged)
  • Inferno Towers now shoot for a longer time before getting depleted (loading cost remains the same)
  • Army camps have heavily decreased hitpoints – no more stubborn campfires!
  • Cannons, Barracks, Laboratory, Spell Factory and Dark Elixir Drills have higher HP on almost all levels
  • Hitpoint values have been adjusted slightly for many other buildings
  • Lava Pup HP has been slightly decreased

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