Hey Vikings, We’ll be rolling out the next set of Battle Arena updates next week. This will be a broader update than the last one, so we figured we give you an earlier heads-up to help make sure no one gets caught off-guard and we have time to answer more questions before it goes out. These changes are being made a result of feedback from players who wanted a more active Arena experience and with lots of good tough fighting for the top spots! Actual combat will be identical, with Attacking and Defense mode all working as before. However the way ranking is determined has been overhauled, and all participants will be able to many more actions over the course of the event to try and get a better rank. As with all updates, please try to withhold judgement until you get a chance try them out. This helps us gather usable feedback Battle Arena Changes Phase Two Scoring The Battle Arena ranking is now determined by Score, rather than by last Viking standing. Every attack and kill you make will award you points towards your Score. How much you score for an action determined by several factors, and designed with the goal of a balanced experience. Taking damage and being killed will not increase your score, so get out there and dish out some hits! As of this update, Death is no longer the end, but it still hurts! When a Viking is killed during the first two days of the Arena, they lose one third of their score. Reviving Down, but not necessarily out! Any time in you are killed in the first two days of the Arena, you can revive yourself and claw your way back in the fray! Killed players Revive automatically after one hour if the Arena page is open (otherwise you need to come back to the Arena page to revive), but can choose to use FP to come back immediately. FP costs to Revive increase with every death. When the Arena event enters its third and final day, it goes into Sudden Death and Revivals can no longer occur. Players killed during Sudden Death are knocked out for the remainder of the event, but do not lose any of their score, unlike when they are killed before Sudden Death begins. Lowering Level Barrier for Entry And finally: we will be lowering the level barrier for entry so more Vikings will be able to participate. Vikings level 250 and over will now be able to join the Battle Arena.