The quality of the equipment is now determined by its star ranking.
Parameters of the top-tier equipment have been increased.
Equipment upgrade system has been significantly revamped. Now, to upgrade a piece of equipment players will need to spend several pieces of the equipment of the same type and quality.
Two new buttons were added that allow for a quick equipping and unequipping of all available items.
Craftsman Vouchers have been removed from the game. All players will receive a compensation of 1000 Gems together with a new equipment set. The quality of the set will depend on the number of vouchers each player had before the 8.0 update.
Number of Gems required to speed up the building improvement process has been adjusted. Now, the more time you will need to skip, the less Gems it would cost per unit of time.
Now, after fully completing any branch in the Adventure Mode players will have a chance to meet a traveling merchant. He will offer to purchase extra resources in exchange for the in-game currency.,
Previously the Shadow Lord changed his element each time after coming back from the land of the dead. Now the Giant's element will stay consistent throughout the whole battle.
Number of Talent Points received for battles against Giants has been increased.
The quality of Talent Points received for battles against Giants now depend on the star ranking of the Giant: 1 to 3 stars — Common Talent Points 4 and 5 stars — Common and Legendary Talent Points 6 to 8 stars — Legendary and Exclusive Talent Points 9 and 10 stars — Exclusive Talent Points
River of Life kingdom attacking modifier has been changed to Grievous Wounds. This new modifier decreases the incoming healing of the defending team for each corresponding Hero in the attacking team.
The amount of Talent Points required to purchase upgrades in the Skill Tree has been adjusted. The Skill Tree now has a new button that leads to a special menu where players can exchange high-tier Talent Points for low-tier ones.
Purchasing limits have been removed from the Event Shop. Therefore, any item can be purchased an unlimited amount of times now.
The Lucky Talisman event has a new Talisman available — Amulet of Immortality. A Hero with this Talisman has a chance to avoid a hit that would otherwise kill them. This unique effect can occur only once per battle, and the chance of triggering the effect is calculated separately for each Hero wearing an Amulet of Immortality.
The Fallen Star event has been improved. Now, there is a special chest available as the main reward; it can be opened in the Inventory and players can choose a reward to their liking.
New event: Talent Contest. Spend Talent Points by purchasing skills for your Heroes to earn Event Points and collect precious rewards. Also, you will be able to exchange your Gold, Gems and Talent Points for other resources in the special talent conversion menu.
New event: Great Anvil. Spend the in-game resources to exchange top-tier equipment for even higher tier equipment. Also, during this event players will have a chance to get equipment of the maximum quality with special effects that improve the Special Skills of the Heroes.
New event: Gifts of the Phoenix. Obtain special event currency and exchange it for the precious rewards.
New thematic event: Summer Boom. Obtain three seasonal types of currencies by completing missions in Adventure Mode, opening Raid Chests, during special offers and the Royal Summon event as well as in exchange for Gems.
New type of rewards has been introduced — special chests that allow players to pick a reward out of several offered ones. These chests can be opened in the Inventory menu.
Massive work has been carried out that will enhance the game visuals and overall stability.