Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme

Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 2:48pm CDT

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Brought to us by fellow board member Shauyaun, we have news that the smartphone game Earth Wars is about to have a not-so-insignificant update! A beta with a new theme is being released alongside new bots Drift and what appears to be a G1 version of Barricade - likely in a tie-in with The Last Knight - as well as Optimus Prime in his G2 Laser/Titans Return body. How the latter part will play out isn't quite clear especially as the game has so far not given any new looks to pre-existing characters, but check out the images below - taken by player JGEORG5 - and keep your optics to Seibertron for any more news on these developments!


Transformers News: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme

Transformers News: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme

Transformers News: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme

Credit(s): JGEORG5


This article was last modified on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 2:59am CDT

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Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880487)
Posted by Deadput on May 9th, 2017 @ 3:16pm CDT
And some people thought TLK Barricade was generic.
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880490)
Posted by Kurona on May 9th, 2017 @ 3:28pm CDT
Deadput wrote:And some people thought TLK Barricade was generic.

Funnily enough this does seem to share a lot in common with the TLK deluxe. Hood chest, most of the car top hanging off his back like kibble, doors on his arms, the rest of him becoming the legs, his head being a faceplated dealio rather than the actual mouth he had in 2007... no idea where the head design came from though. Looks like a motorcycle helmet crossed with a baseball cap.
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880493)
Posted by Deadput on May 9th, 2017 @ 3:33pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Deadput wrote:And some people thought TLK Barricade was generic.

Funnily enough this does seem to share a lot in common with the TLK deluxe. Hood chest, most of the car top hanging off his back like kibble, doors on his arms, the rest of him becoming the legs, his head being a faceplated dealio rather than the actual mouth he had in 2007... no idea where the head design came from though. Looks like a motorcycle helmet crossed with a baseball cap.


Almost looks like this Crosshairs concept art.

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Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880506)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on May 9th, 2017 @ 4:05pm CDT
Kurona wrote:doors on his arms,


The TLK Deluxe doesn't have the doors on his arms. They're connected to the car roof and fold inwards into the backpack.
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880530)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on May 9th, 2017 @ 5:53pm CDT
Looks to be the previous Prowl/Streak/Smokescreen mold with a bobby helmet.

[Edit:] Has anyone noticed the orange Rook-looking guy that was on both combiner-themed loading screens?
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880540)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 9th, 2017 @ 7:14pm CDT
I'm actually very excited for Barricade
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880542)
Posted by Kurona on May 9th, 2017 @ 7:19pm CDT
I just realised these line-ups represent part of each faction's cast in TLK. Megatron has Barricade, a guy called Onslaught and a dragon; while Optimus has Drift, Grimlock and a guy called Hot Rod. Uh, Rodimus. Uh... it counts!

Though then you've also got two other guys in there I can barely make out. I think that's Bludgeon's tank barrel peeking out under Megs and Onslaught, and is that Bumblebee in the background between Rodimus' legs?
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880543)
Posted by Prime Target on May 9th, 2017 @ 7:20pm CDT
Oh yeah Finally we have some G2 in EW but how they're gonna make Laser OP work in EW will be interesting and OH MY GOD Drift and Barricade YASSSS thank you Spaceape :D but I still need my Straxus , Sludge and Kup when are they coming out :???:
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880545)
Posted by Prime Target on May 9th, 2017 @ 7:25pm CDT
Niiiice me get some G2 in EW finally but it will be interesting to see how they handle Laser OP in-game is he gonna be a variant of Prime or a completely new bot :-? but that will be awesome :-D and they'll probably do a reskin of him into Octane. also YAAAASSSS Drift and Barricade I need these i'm thinking Blurr will be a Reskin of Drift just like the toy was a Repaint/ Retool of him back in Generations 2010. but seriously when are Kup and Snapdragon coming :???:
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880572)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on May 9th, 2017 @ 9:08pm CDT
I'm still waiting for Straxus to become an available character. Why go to the trouble of creating a model and only use it for events?
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880579)
Posted by Burn on May 9th, 2017 @ 9:27pm CDT
Decepticon Stryker wrote:I'm still waiting for Straxus to become an available character. Why go to the trouble of creating a model and only use it for events?

He'll be a Leaderboard prize first (guessing in 2 weeks) and then eventually he'll rotate into the crystal line up.

That's the standard practice.
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880747)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 10th, 2017 @ 2:34pm CDT
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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

The Rust Renegades set out on a mission to find Slog. Fight to find out if they succeed and earn up to TRIPLE XP!

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Out Of Control

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Accustomed to Slog’s wanderings, the Autobots weren’t surprised when they heard Slog may be stuck somewhere in the Rust Desert. Clumsy Dinobot!

But the Rust Renegades aren’t so keen about Slog’s trespassing and launch their own mission to intervene.

Finding Slog won’t be an easy task… especially with Decepticon activity in the area!

Start Date: 12/05/2017 11:00 UTC
End Date: 15/05/2017 11:00 UTC
Prestiges Allowed: 25
Bonus Experience: Earn up to TRIPLE XP in Event Battle Zones!

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  • Reach HQ Level 4
  • Tap the Event button!
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
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Event Battle Zones

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Event Prizes

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New Characters
Get your first look at Dinobot Slog and ruthless Decepticon dictator Straxus!


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Despite his plodding, lumbering gait and bulldozer-like approach to anything in his way, Slog is a gentle and even shy 'bot at heart. But conscious of his bellicose fellow Dinobots, and wary of their scorn, he keeps his sensitive side hidden.

Slog's seismic footfalls have been known to cause inadvertent landslides, which sometimes bury Slog and anyone nearby, making others dismiss him as clumsy and accident prone.

 


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Of all the dictators in the Decepticon ranks (and there are a few!) Straxus is among the worst. 

A brutal powerhouse, his word is law, and Straxus will go to any lengths to enforce his policies. Unfortunately, the law according to Straxus can change on a whim, and if you do run afoul of him, don't bother appealing for mercy - he has none. And the sentence is always a short, sharp blow from his battle axe.

 


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Seismic Charge - Target a wall with a resonating seismic charge. The explosion dealsdamage for each wall within the radius, and quadruple damage to walls.


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What's New

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Experience 360 degree camera rotation during replays and view the remaining battle attempts of your alliance during a war. Our latest update rolls out to players next week!
 
  • POLYHEX: Your chance to add SLOG or STRAXUS to your team on 19th MAY.
  • ALLIANCE WARS: Ever wondered how many battle attempts your alliance members have left during a war? You’ve requested it and we’ve added it!
  • BATTLE REPLAYS: Look behind you! Full 360 degree camera rotation during replays!

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It’s time to take SLOG and STRAXUS into battle! Tune in LIVE on Thursday 11th May@ 4pm UTC to see the new bots in action.

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Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880750)
Posted by Kurona on May 10th, 2017 @ 2:38pm CDT
Okay, that ability looks kind of awesome.
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880769)
Posted by Burn on May 10th, 2017 @ 3:20pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Okay, that ability looks kind of awesome.

It's just their way of offering up a solution to time-trap bases.

HQ15 bases though ... you're still going to need a 4*. So the strong get stronger.
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880771)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on May 10th, 2017 @ 3:22pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Kurona wrote:Okay, that ability looks kind of awesome.

It's just their way of offering up a solution to time-trap bases.

HQ15 bases though ... you're still going to need a 4*. So the strong get stronger.

I just really want Hungurr. they've been teasing him and Kup for what 2 months and still nothing. We get a bunch of random other guys first that weren't really on the radar!
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880841)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on May 10th, 2017 @ 8:18pm CDT
Huh... Burn and I were just talking about Straxus being added... weird.
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880847)
Posted by Burn on May 10th, 2017 @ 9:10pm CDT
Decepticon Stryker wrote:Huh... Burn and I were just talking about Straxus being added... weird.

A week earlier than I said.

Question remains ... will it be a leaderboard event or a crystal event with the chance to get Slog/Straxus.

Neither are major characters and a lot of people are over leaderboard events these days so it'll be interesting to see which way the Apes go.
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880855)
Posted by Prime Target on May 10th, 2017 @ 10:01pm CDT
Arggggh I'm more than a little pissed that THIS Event isn't the one where you get Slog(Sludge) or Straxus :-x but I have a feeling when they come Slogs gonna help me a lot when I try to Raid higher level Bases and with me that usually ends with a Crippling defeat but his ability looks like it can Wreck walls easy! ;)
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880857)
Posted by Burn on May 10th, 2017 @ 10:05pm CDT
If its the event type where you earn crystals and that could net you a 2-4* character ... then perhaps THIS will be the event where I finally get a 4* character from the character event.

Most likely not though.
Re: Upcoming Earth Wars update - Drift, Barricade, Laser Prime and new theme (1880985)
Posted by DeadCaL on May 11th, 2017 @ 1:34pm CDT
Aww, Sludge's walk cycle is cute :D

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