Developer Blog

Written by Stu Maine – designer at Well Played Games – check in every Friday for the latest developer blog, covering:

  • The design decisions behind the gameplay
  • Tactics and tricks for each of the card Factions
  • Upcoming changes, events and the studio’s plans
  • Insights and behind the scenes at a games studio
  • A look at the Warhammer 40,000 references used
  • Warhammer 40,000 hobby content

If there’s a subject you’d like to see the blog cover or you have a question, get in touch via [email protected] and let us know.

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Developer Update: Introducing the Clan Leaderboard

Developer Update: Introducing the Clan Leaderboard

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Developer Update: Improvement to VFX Timings – Part 1

Developer Update: Improvement to VFX Timings – Part 1

As the game has grown over the course of the last two years, the VFX catalogue has too. The addition of new Warlords and Traits has been fairly constant and with that there has been a continual introduction of new VFX. This has meant that since the initial launch of...

Developer Update: Improvements to Card Collecting

Developer Update: Improvements to Card Collecting

We’ve got two new additions coming to the game next Monday with the change of the seasons. The first is an improvement to Ranked rewards and the second is the return of the much anticipated Card Shop. I’ve got Tom from the LiveOps team to answer a few questions around...

Developer Update: Trait Rank IV (inc. Season 16 Balance Changes)

Developer Update: Trait Rank IV (inc. Season 16 Balance Changes)

Trait Rank 4 is now just around the corner, and will be arriving next Monday with the change in season. As such we will be rolling the balance changes for Season 16 into the end of the post, and it will be a small one as Trait Rank 4 is a pretty major change, which...

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Developer Update: Summer Roadmap

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Developer Update: Changes to Community Channels

Hi everyone, ThisCaptain is coming to you for my very first official blog post! The topic at hand is Community.Combat Cards is incredibly lucky to have a very engaged and active community, who help each other as players and us as developers on a daily basis. It really...

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Developer Update: Introducing the Clan Leaderboard

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Developer Update: End of Season 30 Balance Changes

This season we’re making a few small changes to bodyguards, as a lot of the balance groundwork over the last few seasons should now be starting to settle down. The last few have been targeting cards that have fallen behind in overall stats, mainly due to age, and...

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Developer Update: Some Adjustments to the Economy

In this short blog, we want to talk you through some changes we’ll be making to the economy. These changes will go live with the next update and will be the first of many economy tweaks that we hope will lead to a more positive player experience. As always, we’ll be...

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Developer Update: End of Season 29 Balance Changes

Hello again everyone! This month we’re taking a re-evaluation of some factions by looking at their lowest power cards rather than their lowest usage or win. For anyone who has been looking at the WL ranking, Space Marines have been performing poorly. While they do...

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Developer Update: End of Season 28 Balance Changes

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Developer Update: End of Season 27 Balance Change

Hello again and welcome to this month's Balance Change. There are a couple of things to discuss this time round with a few meaningful changes coming in, as well as a bit of a new approach to how the balance change is handled.Last Thursday, we unveiled the major...

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Developer Update: End of Season 26 Balance Change

Welcome to the first Balance Pass of 2022! We’ve been working on a number of improvements to the meta at the moment and we’re pleased to reveal the first of those, coming out at the beginning of next season (Season 27). While we are still working on the changes to...

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Developer Update: End of Season 25 Balance Changes

Hello Citizens! Welcome to the final Balance Pass of the year; the end of Season 25. As well as the usual bodyguard changes and cards being added to the general pool, we can give a little bit more information on the upcoming seasonal events we have planned for the...

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