Welcome to our Clash Royale update hub! We’ll be collecting all the official balance changes and updates for Clash Royale as they’re released by the Finnish giant Supercell.
If you’re a hardcore Clasher, be sure to bookmark this page to stay up-to-date on the latest buffs, nerfs, new game modes, and new cards for Clash Royale. Below you’ll find the most recent update, followed by a list of new cards from this season. Previous Clash Royale updates can be found at the end of the page.
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Clash Royale update: The latest
Clash Royale January update
Release date: January 6, 2020
The Season 7 Clash Royale update is here, and this time it’s themed around the Chinese New Year. The Lunar Festival event features a reskinned Legendary Arena with Chinese lanterns high in the sky, plus a firework-wielding new card.
Firecracker is a new three cost common troop card that shoots a projectile that explodes upon impact, dealing damage in a wide cone behind the initial target. She has the same amount of hitpoints as an Archer, and looks to be a solid counter to beatdown decks. For now, you can only unlock her via the in-game challenge.
Apart from that, there are a number of balance changes that could have a big effect on the current meta. Witch and Elixir Golem have been nerfed, and Lava Hound has been reworked considerably. Check out the full list of balance changes in the official patch notes.
Clash Royale: New cards
One of the secrets to Clash Royale’s success is the constant updates, changes, and new cards. A single new card can open up tons of great deck possibilities, and add some longevity to the title released way back in 2016. Check out the latest new card releases below!
When this Archer got tired of her bow and arrow, she turned to something more… explosive.
Release date: January 7, 2020
- Three-elixir common card available in Hog Mountain and above.
- Hitpoints identical to Archer, dies to Arrows but survives Log.
- Shoots a long range missile that deals damage in a cone behind the initial target.
Battle Healer heals herself over time, and heals nearby friendly troops when dealing damage!
Release date: December 2, 2019
- 4-Elixir rare troop card.
- High hitpoints, comparable to Knight.
- Heals herself when not attacking.
- Heals nearby troops when dealing damage.
Splits into two Elixir Golemites when destroyed, which split into two sentient Blobs when defeated. A Blob gives your opponent one elixir when destroyed!
Release date: November 4, 2019.
- 3-Elixir rare troop card.
- Very high Hitpoints, further increased by golemites and blobs.
- Powerful pusher when combined with Clone spell.
- Be wary of counterpushes when defeated.
His Ranged Attack can pull enemies towards him, and pull himself to enemy buildings. He’s also mastered the ancient art of ‘Fish Slapping’.
Release date: July 1, 2019.
- 4-elixir legendary available in Hog Mountain or higher.
- His anchor pulls enemies towards him, even across lanes or the river.
- Hooked units have move and attack speed reduced by 35% for 2 seconds.
- Hitting a building with his anchor will pull Fisherman towards it.
When the Goblin Cage is destroyed, a Goblin Brawler is unleashed into the Arena! Goblin Brawler never skips leg day.
Release date: June 3, 2019.
- 4-elixir rare available in Spooky Town or higher.
- Building has low hitpoints and lasts just 15 seconds.
- When destroyed, spawns Goblin Brawler.
- Goblin Brawler is very fast and deals high damage, but with middling hitpoints.
Clash Royale update history
Clash Royale November update
Release date: November 27, 2019
The Clash Royale November update is here, although the new card won’t hit until the start of Season 6 on December 2. Still, it brings big changes, most notably a rework to the Arrows spell that makes it more effective against certain cards. It now deals damage in three quick waves instead of one.
There are also a few significant balance changes, including a partial reversion of the recent Executioner and Witch nerfs. Card info screens have been redesigned to display more information about each card, as well as a simple preview video to help new players.
Another huge change is the reduction of match times from six minutes to five minutes. The first three minutes play the same, but the first minute of overtime has 2x Elixir and the second minute of overtime has 3x Elixir. This change affects all game modes, so now matches at low trophy counts are the same length as matches at high trophy counts.
To read more about this update, check out the official blog post!
Clash Royale Season 5 update
Release date: November 4, 2019.
Season 5 is here, and it’s the Goblins’ turn to shine! The Great Goblin Feast has taken over the Legendary arena, giving it a complete festive makeover for the duration of Season 5. The latest Royale Pass also serves up new Goblin goodies, including a Goblin Hut-like tower skin and a new Dart Goblin emote.
The new season also brings with it a host of balance changes, mostly to nerf overperforming cards like the Witch. The most recent new troop card Elixir Golem is now available in chests, although it and its gooey offspring have had their health reduced by 10%. Executioner is still being tweaked to find a happy place in the meta, and the only (minor) buff this time around is to the Barbarian Barrel, for better or worse.
Check out the full list of changes on the official blog post!
Clash Royale Season 4 update
Season 4 is here, and it’s going to be a spooky one. The latest Royale Pass features a number of Halloween-themed unlockables plus a few unique emotes. The Royal Arena has been reskinned to match the theme, and several new game modes are on the way.
Perhaps more significantly, a new card has been added to Clash Royale. Elixir Golem is a three-elixir troop card that explodes into two smaller Elixir Golemites, similar to the Golem. When the Elixir Golemites are defeated, they split again into two Elixir Blobs, each of which give your opponent one elixir when defeated. Use with caution!
Read more about the latest Clash Royale update over at the official patch notes.
That’s it for our Clash Royale update hub. Be sure to bookmark this article, as we’ll update it over the next few weeks and months with the latest releases.