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Clash of Clans update: Season passes bring huge rewards in April update

Season passes bring huge rewards in the April update, including brand new hero skins!

Published onMay 15, 2019

Clash of Clans update hub

Welcome to our Clash of Clans update hub! We’ll be collecting all of the official balance changes and updates for Clash of Clans as they’re released by the Finnish giant Supercell. Even after 6 years, fans can expect a new Clash of Clans update each month!

Whether you’re a new player or a TH12 veteran, be sure to bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the latest buffs, nerfs, and new troops announced each month. Below you’ll find the most recent Clash of Clans update, followed by previous updates.

Clash of Clans Update: The latest

Clash of Clans update: April update overview

Release date: April 2, 2019

This month’s Clash of Clans update is a big one. It introduces Fortnite-style season passes with truly enticing rewards, including 20 percent boosts for building, research, and troop training speeds. All you need to do is complete daily and monthly challenges to gain challenge points and collect your rewards. At the end of the season you can collect a huge amount of resources from the new Season Bank.

The best rewards are only available with the Gold Pass, which costs about $5 depending on where you live. Players who make it to the very top of the reward structure will receive a hero skin for the Barbarian King. Supercell has promised to add more skins with each update, so soon enough the other heroes will receive their own blinged out treatment.

Clash of Clans update patch notes

Season Pass

  • Complete challenges to gain challenge points.
  • Collect rewards at certain tiers.
  • Seasons last 1 calendar month.
  • Season Bank matches resources stolen from other players, collectable at end of season.
  • Silver pass
    • Free.
    • Rewards include potions and resources.
    • Season Bank: up to 5m Gold/Elixir and 50k Dark Elixir at end of season.
  • Gold Pass
    • Costs $4.99.
    • Not purchasable with Gems.
    • Rewards include 10-20% boost for building, research, and training times, as well as tons of resources and items.
    • Gladiator King skin available as final reward.
    • Season Bank: up to 25m Gold/Elixir and 250k Dark Elixir at end of season.

Clan War League

  • 30v30 option added for Bronze III to Master I leagues.
  • Champion League clans restricted to 15v15.
  • Clans must choose either 15v15 or 30v30 at beginning of season.
  • 30v30 leagues match 15v15 leagues with no reset.
  • Rewards for 15v15 and 30v30 are the same.
  • Reward structure reworked, now emphasizes Stars gained throughout season.
  • New leaderboard added for highest ranking clans.

Troop training & Spell brewing

  • Cost of training or brewing has been reduced for the following:
    • Wall Breaker
    • Balloon (costs reduced at levels 1-3)
    • Wizard
    • Healer (costs reduced at level 5)
    • Dragon
    • P.E.K.K.A
    • Minion
    • Hog Rider
    • Valkyrie
    • Golem
    • Witch
    • Bowler (costs reduced for level 3 and 4)
    • Baby Dragon
    • Electro Dragon
    • Rage Spell
    • Freeze Spell

Laboratory upgrade times

  • Upgrade times have been reduced for the following:
    • Barbarian
    • Archer
    • Giant
    • Goblin
    • Wall Breaker
    • Balloon
    • Wizard
    • Healer
    • Dragon
    • P.E.K.K.A
    • Baby Dragon
    • Minion
    • Hog Rider
    • Valkyrie
    • Witch (level 2 and 3 upgrade costs also reduced)
    • Bowler
    • Lightning Spell
    • Healing Spell
    • Rage Spell
    • Jump Spell

Building costs and upgrade times

  • Decreased cost and/or upgrade times for the following:
    • Army Camps
    • Town Hall
    • Elixir Pump
    • Elixir Storage
    • Gold Mine
    • Gold Storage
    • Barracks
    • Laboratory
    • Cannon
    • Archer Tower
    • Wizard Tower
    • Air Defense
    • Clan Castle
    • Hidden Tesla
    • Spell Factory
    • X-Bow
    • Dark Elixir Pump
    • Dark Elixir Storage
    • Dark Barracks
    • Air Sweeper
    • Bomb Tower
    • Inferno Tower
    • Eagle Artillery (only time, no changes in costs)
    • Siege Workshop (only time, no changes in costs)

New levels and balance changes

  • Archer Tower and Cannon now upgradable to level 17.
  • Witch now upgradable to level 5.
  • Hog Rider now upgradable to level 9.
  • Ice Golem now upgradable to level 5.
  • The following things have been rebalanced:
    • Ice Golem
    • Wall Breakers
    • Bomb Trap
    • Tornado Trap
  • Builder Base:
    • Battle Machine respawn time now matches Training Camps.
    • Giant Cannon damage to Battle Machine rebalanced.

Quality of life improvements

  • X-Bows, Inferno Towers, and Eagle Artillery now reload for free when you log in.
  • Magic items are now found in the Town Hall.
  • Clan Leaders and Co-Leaders can now delete donated troops from member Clan Castles.
  • Clan leadership now passes to next senior Co-Leader after 90 days of inactivity.
    • Seniority is determined by time spend in that clan.
  • Dark mode added for matchmaking screen.

Clash of Clans update history

Clash of Clans update January Bats

Clash of Clans update: January Bat Spell balancing

Released: January 7, 2019

The January update is a small one, and it’s focused on a single thing. Despite the nerf in the previous Clash of Clans update, the Bat Spell still remained too powerful in comparison to other spell choices. The number of Bats spawned has been reduced (again) and their first attack delay is longer.
Clash of Clans January Bat Spell balancing patch notes

Bat Spell

  • Each level of the spell now spawns fewer Bats.
  • Level 1: 7 (down from 10).
  • Level 2: 9 (down from 12).
  • Level 3: 11 (down from 14).
  • Level 4: 16 (down from 18).
  • Level 5: 21 (down from 22).
  • Bat first attack delay increased to 1.5 seconds (from 1.0 second).
    • Damage remains unchanged.

Clash of Clans new update december balance changes

Clash of Clans update: December Balance update overview

Release date: December 12

It looks like the December Clash of Clans update might have needed a bit more tweaking before being released, as the development team has released a balance update just two days after the big one hit. Fans complained, and Supercell responded quickly.

This balance update is entirely focused on two new elements introduced in the December 2018 update. More specifically, it nerfs the new Dark Spell Bats and the new Siege machine the Stone Slammer. See below for the full list of changes introduced in this new Clash of Clans update.

Clash of Clans update: December Balance update patch notes

Bat spell

  • Each level of the spell now spawns fewer Bats.
    • Level 1: 10 (down from 15).
    • Level 2: 12 (down from 18).
    • Level 3: 14 (down from 21).
    • Level 4: 18 (down from 24).
    • Level 5: 22 (down from 27).

Stone Slammer

  • Stone Slammer damage modifier increased to 25x (from 15x).
  • Splash damage now falls off with distance.
  • Walls immediately adjacent to the target building will always be destroyed.
  • HP reduced at levels 2 and 3.
    • Level 1: Unchanged.
    • Level 2: 5900 (down from 6200).
    • Level 3: 6200 (down from 6800).

Siege Workshop

  • Level 3 Siege Workshop now allows 6 Siege Machines to be stored.
  • 3 stored as available, 3 in queue.

Clash of Clans update December

Clash of Clans update: December 2018 update overview

Release date: December 10

Brace yourselves, because Winter is here, and with it comes a huge amount of new content in Clash of Clans’ new update. The December 2018 update introduces the Ice Golem and Bats, both of which will be familiar to fans of Clash Royale. Plus, there are loads of holiday goodies that will continue to come out over the next month.

Clash of Clans veterans can rejoice with the Stone Slammer, a new siege weapon that’s available at TH12. It drops boulders that deal massive AoE damage to defenses, and like other siege machines, it houses Clan Castle troops to boot! 

Clash of Clans update: December 2018 update patch notes

New troop: Ice Golem

  • Ice Golem is a Dark Elixir troop available at TH11.
  • Requires newly added Dark Barracks level 8 to train.
  • Targets defenses and freezes everything he touches.
  • Explodes when defeated, freezing nearby buildings.

New Spell: Bats

  • Bats is a new Dark Spell available at TH11.
  • Requires newly added Dark Spell Factory level 5 to brew.
  • Summons 10+ bats anywhere on the battlefield.
  • Bats target defenses and do not trigger traps.

New Siege Machine: The Stone Slammer

  • The Stone Slammer is available at the newly added Workshop level 3.
  • Targets defenses and deals up to 25x damage to walls, depending on distance.
  • Once defeated, Clan Castle troops spawn beneath it.

New Magic Item: Shovel of Obstacles

  • Shovel of Obstacles allows you to temporarily lift and re-place any obstacle.
  • Works on special event obstacles, such as Christmas trees.
  • Can hold up to 5 shovels at a time.

New Magic Item: Hero Potion

  • Temporarily boosts a Hero’s level by 5.
  • Cannot increase past the Hero level limit of your current Town Hall.

Home Village Changes:

  • Extra War Layout slots are now available for purchase with gems.
  • Siege Machine choice can now be changed before a battle begins.
  • Grand Warden mode can now be changed in battle before it has been deployed.
  • League Medals over the 2500 cap will be converted into Gems.
  • Improved UI for tablets and very wide screen devices.

Builder Base Changes:

  • Cannon Cart DPS reduced by 15%.
  • Third Cannon Card now available at level 10, down from 16.
  • Super P.E.K.K.A. HP reduced by 5%.
  • Baby Dragon HP increased by 7.5%.
  • Upgrade times for Builder Base troops in Star Laboratory reduced across the board.
  • Gem Mine can now be upgraded to level 3 in Builder Hall level 3.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug in village editor mode.
  • Fixed a bug with unarmed traps while scout or wall mode is enabled.
  • Wall Wreckers will no longer get stuck on decorations.
  • Fixed a visual bug with the Clan Castle badge.
  • Donating Siege Machines now contributes 30 housing space to Clan Games tasks.
  • Fixed a bug when choosing your name during the tutorial.
  • Clock Tower boosts will now remain paused after maintenance.
  • Fixed a bug where defensive buildings were not displaying their proper level in the Builder Base while under construction before battle.

Seasonal Content:

  • New Seasonal loading screen.
  • Holiday music added.
  • Seasonal obstacle now spawns in Home Village.
  • Snow effect and snow-covered buildings, can be turned off in settings.

That’s it for our Clash of Clans update hub. Be sure to bookmark this article, as we’ll update it over the next few weeks and months with the latest releases!