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: 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...

Developer Update: Honour Ranks

Developer Update: Honour Ranks

As revealed in the last Twitch livestream we will shortly be adding a new feature to the leveling system: Honour Ranks. For those of you who didn’t catch the live stream, here’s a quick summary:  The current maximum rank is 71, but this will now be increased to...

Developer Update: Warhammer Combat Cards’ Next Faction

Developer Update: Warhammer Combat Cards’ Next Faction

Since the launch of Warhammer Combat Cards back in 2019 the game has consisted of eight factions spanning the vast majority of races found in Warhammer 40,000, from the dwindling Aeldari and ravenous Tyranids to the barbaric Orks and superhuman Adeptus Astartes. Well...

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Developer Update: End of Season 23 Balance Changes

As some of you should be aware, as announced on Twitch, we'll be adding a new element to the End of Season Balance Pass. Namely that we will be including a list of cards to be added to the general release pool. This means that we now have a much more regular way of...

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Gameplay Modifiers in Friendly PvP

Hello Citizens. It’s with great pleasure that I’m announcing the introduction of a temporary run of Gameplay Modifiers in the Friendly PvP game mode available to members of Clans. To celebrate this, we’re running a PvP mission, so that you can earn some extra...

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Developer Update: End of Season 22 Balance Changes

As ever we come to the end of another season and have another balance change to roll out. This season we are looking at only some bodyguards, as we still have some larger changes from the previous two changes to settle down. Overall from a bodyguard perspective things...

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Coming Soon to Combat Cards

Over the next few months we have some exciting new content and features dropping and we wanted to give you, the players, a sneak peek! We will soon be introducing a system of adverts to the game that will reward players with resources for watching them. Adverts will...

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Developer Update: End of Season 21 Balance Change

Once again here we are at the end of a Season and looking at the changes upcoming for next Season starting later today. With the last Season changes we saw a lot of Warlord rule changes so for the most part we’re going to leave Warlords and Traits alone while that...

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Community Caption Contest

Hi everyone, We’re thrilled to be running a Caption Contest for our Second Anniversary event. This post will detail the submission process and rules, as well as outline the terms and conditions of your participation. To reiterate the brief for submissions: To...

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Developer Update: End of Season 20 Balance Change

Hello again everyone! We’ve had a lot of new elements around Warlords and Warlord rules introduced recently, as well as the hangover from Trait Rank 4 meaning that a lot of the Special Rules purposely have not been touched in a while. However we’re now confident that...

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Developer Update: End of Season 19 Balance Changes

This month’s balance change has a smaller number of Bodyguard changes after last season's larger changes. Overall it's looking pretty positive across the board with very few cards falling into a clear category of low win and pick rate. That said we have a few trait...

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Developer Update: End of Season 18 Balance Changes

Hi all! It's that time again. We've got a few changes to Warlord Special Rules and a Trait this time round having left the largely untouched for the past few changes to let the impact of Trait Rank 4 settle down. This will also be a smaller pass as we've all been flat...

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Warhammer Skulls is now live!

The annual Warhammer Skulls event has begun! To celebrate, Warhammer Combat Cards is putting on a full week of jam-packed activities and content. Here's what to expect:More rewards than ever before!Daily giveaways for the full 7 days!Be sure to log in each day to...

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