Update 0.4 Notes

Disney Heroes: Battle Mode Update 0.4

Welcome to latest beta update! This release features our biggest batch of new heroes since we launched, with characters from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., WALL-E, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Along with these new heroes come some broader updates to where heroes are found in game, not to mention a ton of other stuff! As always, we hope you enjoy the update!

Overview

  • New heroes join the battle: Jessie from Toy Story, Sulley & Boo and Mike from Monsters Inc., WALL•E and EVE from WALL•E, Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Campaign Chapter 9: “Counter Line”
  • Purple +2 heroes now available
  • Spar with friends and guildmates in chat
  • New shop: the Mega Mart
  • Unlock The Incredibles emoji in chat
  • Support for French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Chat translation support
  • Visual polish, bug fixes, and UI improvements!

Jack Sparrow

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“This is the day you will always remember as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow!”
Jack Sparrow is a front-line damage hero! Jack Sparrow’s hero chips can be found only in the Diamond Crate.

Skills

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Avast! (Normal Damage)
Jack calls the Black Pearl to fire its cannons at the enemies. The Pearl shoots 10 cannonballs, each doing damage.

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Acting Dodgy (Normal Damage)
Jack dodges a melee attack and counter attacks dealing damage. Jack can only dodge a melee attack once every 7 seconds.

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Pirate Code
When Jack’s first ally is KO’d, Jack salutes his fallen comrade, gaining basic damage for the remainder of the wave. This can only be triggered once per wave.

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Hearty Crew
Jack Sparrow grants his allies bonus Basic Damage.

Sulley & Boo

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“Boo?” “Kitty!”
Sulley & Boo are a front-line tank hero! Sulley & Boo’s hero chips can be found in the Surge Shop and the Diamond Crate.

Skills

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Scaring is Caring (Fantastic Damage)
Sulley roars, dealing damage to all enemies and Scaring them for 10 seconds.Attacks that do Fantastic damage always crit against Scared enemies.

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Healing Laughter
Boo laughs, healing Sulley. This skill also triggers at the end of every stage, in addition to during combat.

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Toy Tantrum (Fantastic Damage)
Boo throws toys at the three closest enemies. Each toy does damage.

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Scream Power
Sulley gains Skill Power every time an enemy is Scared by anyone. This lasts until the end of the Wave.

Mike Wazowzki

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“What can I say? The camera loves me!”
Mike Wazowzki is a back-line damage hero! Mike’s hero chips can be found in the City Watch Shop and the Diamond Crate.

Skills

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Sonic Belch (Fantastic Damage)
Mike eats his microphone and then belches, doing damage to all enemies.

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Canister Toss
Mike throws a scream canister at the closest enemy, scaring them and all nearby enemies for 8 seconds. Attacks that do Fantastic damage always crit against Scared enemies.

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On A Roll (Fantastic Damage)
Mike rolls across the battlefield dealing damage to all enemies.

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Fight or Fright
When Mike damages a scared enemy, he also stuns them for 3 seconds.

WALL•E

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“WALL•E!”
WALL•E is a mid-line control hero! WALL•E’s hero chips can be found in the Surge Shop and the Diamond Crate.

Skills

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Extinguish (Normal Damage)
WALL•E flies through enemies with a fire extinguisher. Enemies take damage over 3 seconds and have a chance to be frozen for 3 seconds.

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Solar Power
WALL•E uses his solar panel to grant allies energy and blind his enemies for 3 seconds.

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Compactor (Normal Damage)
WALL•E creates a garbage box and pushes it at the closest enemy, knocking them back and dealing damage.

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Energy-In-A-Cup
WALL•E grants his allies energy at the start of the first wave.

EVE

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“Directive.”
EVE is a back-line damage hero! EVE’s hero chips can be found only in the VIP Crate.

Skills

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Hand Cannon (Normal Damage)
EVE fires her plasma cannon at the closest disabled* enemy, dealing damage. Nearby enemies also take damage. If no enemy is disabled, EVE instead targets the closest enemy.

*Disables include stun, freeze, blind, silence and charm.

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Shield Directive
EVE shields her weakest ally, protecting them from damage for the next 7 seconds.

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Ion Shock (Normal Damage)
EVE’s charged blast deals damage to the enemy with the highest skill power and then stuns them for 7 seconds.

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Combat Efficiency
EVE does 100% more damage to disabled enemies.

Jessie

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“Jessie doesn’t give up, Jessie finds a way.”
Jessie is a front-line damage hero! Jessie’s hero chips can be found in the Arena Shop and the Diamond Crate.

Skills

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Hootenanny (Normal Damage)
Jessie leaps into the middle of the enemies and kicks them repeatedly, doing damage with each kick.

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Sonic Yodel (Fantastic Damage)
Jessie lets out an ear piercing yodel that damages all enemies. The damage increases the closer Jessie is to the enemies.

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Cowgirl Boogie
Jessie’s cowgirl boots now heal her every time she damages an enemy. She gains 50% of the damage done back as healing.

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Kick Up A Row
Jessie’s line dancing skills allow her to dodge enemy attacks.

Hero Balance and Combat Changes

  • After reviewing player feedback and balance data, we made modest nerfs to 3 of the more powerful heroes in game:
    • Mr. Incredible’s white skill “Grand Slam”
      • Now does ~10% less damage
      • We felt that Mr. Incredible’s damage output was OP for a tank
    • Yax’s green skill “Flower Power”
      • Now does ~10% less damage
      • Similar to Mr. Incredible, we felt Yax’s damage output was very high for a support hero
    • Nick’s white skill “Lemming Rush”
      • Is now weaker with 5 lemmings but stronger with only 1; his first lemming does 50% more damage, but his 2nd through 4th lemmings do less
      • Nick’s change was targeted at reducing his effectiveness in City Watch, where he can be very OP
  • Buzz’s white skill “Laser Action”
    • Now does 200% more damage
    • This turns Buzz’s active from a tickle to a light burn
  • Jack-Jack’s “Babe with the Fire Power” Memory Disk
    • Now changes his basic damage type from normal to fantastic
    • This makes Jack-Jack, one of the weaker heroes in game, a bit more powerful
  • We fixed a bug in how Memory Disk power was being calculated
    • The change does NOT affect combat
    • But might lower the total power from a Memory Disk a bit (a few hundred power max).
  • Tenacity is now effective against Charms
  • “Scared” status has been updated
    • Attacks that do Fantastic damage now always critically hit Scared enemies.

Hero Location Updates

  • New Heroes
    • Jack Sparrow is available only from the Diamond Crate
    • Sulley & Boo are available from the Creep Surge Shop
      • Mr. Incredible is still in the Elite Campaign
    • Mike Wazowski is available from the City Watch Shop
      • Nick is still in the Elite Campaign
    • EVE is available only from the VIP Crate
      • Chief Bogo is still in Elite Campaign
    • WALL•E is available from the Creep Surge Shop
    • Jessie is available from the Arena Shop
      • Felix is still in Elite Campaign
  • Existing Heroes
    • Jack-Jack is now found only in the Guild Crate and Daily Sign-In
    • Judy Hopps can now be found in the Arena Shop
    • Violet can now be found in the City Watch Shop
    • Calhoun can now be found in the Coliseum Shop
      • Finnick is still in Elite Chapter 2
  • Elite Campaign Chapter 9 features:
    • Rex (main hero), Finnick, Dash, Woody

New Content

  • Team Level cap increased from 70 to 75
  • Chapter 9: “Counter Line” is now available
    • Check out the new Covered Market district of The City
  • Heroes can now be promoted to Purple +2 rank
  • Lots of new friendships added:
    • Sully and Ralph
    • Ralph and Jack Sparrow
    • Woody and Jessie
    • Jessie and Buzz
    • Jack Sparrow and Nick Wilde
    • Jessie and Judy Hopps
    • Rex and Mike
    • Mike and Sulley
    • Eve and Calhoun
    • Mike and Jack Jack
    • Sulley and Woody
    • Frozone and EVE
    • EVE and WALL•E
    • WALL•E and Dash

Sparring in Chat

  • You can now tap on heroes posted to chat and battle them!
  • Test out different hero combos to see who plays best together

The Incredibles Emoji in Chat

  • You can now unlock official Disney emoji and use them in chat!
  • This release adds custom emoji for each of the heroes from The Incredibles
  • Unlock these emoji by leveling up friendships that involve these heroes
  • Emoji have text shortcuts that you can type directly into chat
  • We plan to release official Disney emoji for more heroes in the future

Localization Support

  • Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is now available in French, Italian, German, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese
    • Some final localization is coming after the 0.4 client release; we expect it within a day after the release
  • Got to Settings and tap the “English” button to switch languages

Chat Translation via Google Translate

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  • We also now support translation in chat
  • Just tap the button on the right side of a chat entry to translate it

Mega Mart

  • The Mega Mart is a rarer version of the Black Market
  • It sells credits (gold), XP Drinks, hero chips and badges…
    • …and one slot also sells either Memories or Disk Power
  • The Black Market now also sells credits and XP Drinks

Main Screen & Environment Visual Updates

  • We’ve added some extra visual TLC to the main screen
  • Combat environments have also all been polished
    • Keep an eye out for new animations in combat!

Mission UI Improvements

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  • The sorting functionality on the “Add a Mission” screen was starting to show its limitations when handling bigger lists of missions
  • So we’ve added some new filters that allow you to focus on exactly what you want, including Disk Power and Memories
  • We’ve also updated the Mission row UI to make it more usable

3D Touch on iOS

  • iOS devices that support 3D Touch now offer some nifty shortcuts
  • View hero stats and animations, insta-raid the Port and Trials, auto collect and restart Missions, and more!

UI Improvements

  • We have a new splash screen featuring some of our newer heroes!
  • Players are now able to delete private messages channels
    • Scroll to the bottom of your PM chat and tap the “x” button
  • Guild leaders can now rename their guilds (costs guild influence)
  • Guild leaders can now remove posts from guild wall
  • The hero list screen now shows equipped memory disks
  • Narrator dialog bubbles no longer cover narrators in some cases
  • Events are more visible:
    • New events appear when booting game
    • Red dot shown on events icon when new event added
  • We removed the auto screen scrolling after crafting badges; it was distracting

Balance/Economy Adjustments

  • Friend Campaign difficulty tweaks
    • Made slight adjustments to (weaken) enemies in certain friend campaign levels
    • Moved some friend campaigns to new locations (so they were less bunched up)
  • You can now buy Friend Stamina
    • 30 Friend Stamina can be bought once per day for 50 diamonds
    • Or you can earn it by watching video ads
  • City Watch got a bit harder at the top end
    • Hard mode enemies are slightly harder
    • If your team power is so high that matchmaking can’t find someone tough enough for you, it will pick an opponent and increase the level of their heroes
  • VIP perks for additional gold from Creep Surge and City Watch have been reduced to +50% from +100%
    • The gold gain gap between VIP and non-VIP players later in the game was higher than we’d like to see
  • Gold from the Creep Surge has been reduced somewhat at higher levels
    • Creep Surge gold scales off the power of your heroes
    • When we modeled this initially, we didn’t include power from Memory Disks
    • This has resulted in a bigger gap than expected in gold earnings for top power teams
    • We dampened the higher end of the curve to bring the model back in line
  • Token shop refresh costs
    • Shop refreshes costs now start at 50 tokens, up from 10
    • This is another area where we found that top earners were gaining hero chips faster than we’d like to see
  • Chapter 7 Normal Campaign now costs 8 stamina instead of 6
    • Chapter 7 Elite Campaign now costs 16 stamina instead of 12

Bugs & Misc

  • Android keyboard
    • No longer covers whole screen
    • No longer requires two taps to input text
  • Push notifications for events are fixed on iOS
  • Private messaging preference was being ignored
    • You could contact someone via PM even if they required you to be friends first
    • This has been fixed
  • Fixed a bug where Creep Surge summary was not appearing if you failed to complete it
  • Fixed several uncommon combat crashes
  • Fixed a rare crash in Creep Surge
  • Fixed several rare tutorial bugs
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Fantastic update thank you!

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Great character additions thanks crew!

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When update will be available?

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We’re updating the servers for 0.4 as we speak!

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Looks like a very good update guys! Love the hero choices… and thanks for fixing jack jack :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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This update looks fantastic! Looking forward to collecting, gearing and battling with all the new heroes!

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Any plans to have EVE ovtainable through means other than the VIP crate in the future?

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It is likely Heroes will be shuffled around eventually!

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Thanks for all your comments, and please continue the conversation in the Update 0.4 Discussion!

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