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Summer Update 2018
Two new cards, new emotes, ladder improvement, and more in this Clash Royale Summer Update!
Written by: Approved and Originally Published by: on June 20, 2018.
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Summer has arrived in the Clash Royale arena and they're celebrating it with an update! In this summer 2018 update, the team is releasing two new cards at the same time, the Royal Hogs and the Giant Snowball. The Hogs are of rare rarity and the snowball is of common. Along with the new cards, there will also be new emotes that players can get and show off in the arena. Clan Wars is also getting an update as it will now have an additional option for the clan. And finally, 1v1 ladder matches have been fixed.

New Cards:

Royal Hogs Giant Snowball
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These two new cards aim to be one of the most used cards in the game. The Royal Hogs has been added for an additional win condition in the game. Giant Snowball, on the other hand, was created to replace Zap or The Log.

The Clash Royale team also hinted that they will release a new card this July.

New Emotes:

You now have a reason to untick the mute button as there are new emotes in the game. You can buy it from the shop and create an emote deck to show your flare in the arena. Clash Royale will also add new emotes regularly.

1v1 Ladder Matches:

The team re-shuffled all the unlockable cards in the arena. An example is the Electro Wizard that used to be unlockable in Arena 7 - Royal Arena has moved to Arena 11 - Electro Valley. They gave the following reasons:

  • To create Arenas where cards complement each other mechanically.
  • Ensure there are always answers to win conditions within an Arena.
  • Move low use rate, spicy cards to later Arenas.
  • Where possible, match cards thematically to their Arena.
  • Each new Arena will introduce new or unique mechanics.

They also changed how League Season reset the points:

  • Trophies above 4000 (up to 7600) will be reduced by 50% - e.g. a player at exactly 5000 Trophies will be reset to 4500
  • This new, more gradual system will give everyone playing 1v1 Arena Battles a better time when the League Season resets each month!

Last but not the least, players who have 4000+ trophies will now have 3minutes Sudden Death in 1v1 arena matches.

Clan Wars:

  • They now doubled the Gold Rewards for both War Chests and Victory Gold
  • You can now watch your Clan War's Day battles.
  • Players can now spectate enemy Clan War's Day battles by tapping on the LIVE button on their boat.
  • Check enemy Clan War Leaderboard
  • Social Tab is in gold whenever you still have war battles to do.
  • Players who miss war battles will see a popup banner.
  • You can now copy your War Deck to your Battle Decks.
  • Collection Day Battles are switched up to keep it fresh.


  • Silver, Gold, Giant, Magical and Crown Chests now contain less Commons, but more Rares, more Epics and a lot more gold!
  • Players now have a maximum of 5 million gold
  • Clan Leaders and Elders can now add a custom message when kicking players from your Clan
  • New Trainers from 4000-4500+ Trophies (including Trainer Cheddar II...)
  • Emote Deck has been added
  • Tap the Social tab to toggle between Chat and War
  • Esports tab added to News Royale (to be enabled at a later date)
  • Once you've unlocked a card it can always appear in chests thereafter (even if you're not in the card's Arena)

Balance Changes:

Final Overview:

The Summer 2018 Update is a complete revamp of the game. If you'll notice, the cards are now unlockable in different arenas. If you're loving the Royal Ghost, you can now unlock him in Arena 7. Other cards also got promoted to higher arenas such as the Mirror from Arena 5 to Arena 11. It is also exciting that the game added a new win condition and a cheap spell card. We'll see if this will turn the table.

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Last modified: 20, 06, 2018

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