We're back from Play NYC and we've got a new feature to preview for our upcoming August alpha - the victory screen!
In our last post we detailed a new leveling experience, and in July our community had the first chance to try it out. The response was positive, but with some key takeaways:
We're taking the opportunity to use this fix as a way to introduce an end-of-session screen that we've wanted for a while. Now, whether you win or lose, you'll be presented with a recap at the end of the session before transitioning back to the title. Here you'll see the crowns you've earned, any cards unlocked, and most importantly, you'll have the opportunity to assign XP.
XP can be assigned to any character you controlled during the session. You need to have started with that character - rewards are disabled for characters that changed owners mid-session because someone disconnected or something like that.
The pool of XP you receive has also undergone some balancing, and is now focused on three primary things:
While we're sensitive to the fact that XP gains as a solo player are slow, we didn't want to do away with increased XP for playing with others entirely. This is a multiplayer game, and we want to encourage you to play multiplayer. But, there's also a benefit to you being able to play a few solo games to quickly level up one specific character so you can play with your friends with that character. We're going to keep an eye on this balance and, if we feel it's leading people to avoid multiplayer because solo play is easier to get set up, we'll adjust accordingly.
Additionally, during this screen, you'll receive a pop-up if you've completed any leveling objective during that session, or if you've leveled. That way you don't have to constantly go back to loadout to check "ok, what did I actually do?"
Lastly, we're including locked slots in the loadout screen to let you know what's coming as you level up. The exact rewards at each level are going to change in an upcoming alpha, but you'll have to wait for more info on all that ;)
As always, don't forget to join the Discord if you'd like an alpha key to test all of this out! Our next monthly alpha is August 23-25!