Another Raid Boss is coming next week! We’ve been retooling this feature with each test and release in each game and are just about ready to launch the next Beta to see how the updates work out in LCN. Feature Overview for the Second Raid Boss! This limited-time event is 4 days long. During this period, players can unlock a powerful new opponent and assemble an elite team of Mobsters to take them down. As before, the Raid Boss is unlocked with Keys, which are dropped from Jobs in specific locations. Jobs which take more energy drop Keys more often. If you find yourself with extra Keys after the event is over, they can be turned in for XP. A word of caution: Raid Bosses are tough. They have a lot of health and hit back hard! In order to have a chance at defeating them, players will need to band together in a Raid Party and coordinate their actions. Even with a large, dedicated team, many Raid Bosses will take several days to take down. Assembling a Raid Boss Party Don’t try to take on a Raid Boss all by yourself! We recommend aiming for an Party size of at least 20 dedicated players. Anyone in a Party of less than 15 is likely in for a difficult time. Not sure you’ve got enough close, reliable allies around to fill your team? That’s okay! Players don’t have to be in your Mob to join your Raid Party. Many will be on the lookout for standup guys to team up with for the event. Watch the Chat and Forums for players in search of a Party or who have open positions and shoot them a message. In previous events, players have found Chat Groups handy for meeting potential party members and assembling teams. Don’t count out an potential ally just because they are a lower level than you! Lower leveled players have their attack damage scaled-up when battling Raid Bosses and often make excellent Party Members. Plus, you’ll need some Mobsters from the lower level ranges if you are going to build a full-sized team. Raid Party positions are divided into 3 level tiers. You can have up to 10 Party members from each tier for a max party size of 30 players. Keep an eye out for players you feel would make good team members and invite them using the invite links provided on your Raid Boss page. If you want, you can also make your Raid Boss Public. However, once someone has joined you are stuck with them for the rest of the fight, so use this option with caution. Fighting the Raid Boss During the fight, Players can Attack, Barrage (power attack) and Heal. The Raid Boss Party shares a common pool of health which participants can replenish using Energy. Don’t hesitate to heal! As your Party’s health declines, Attacks and Barrages will be less effective and award less XP. Not only that, Boss hit back hard and can easily wipe a Party if attackers are not paying attention. The Boss will regain health whenever a party wipes, and XP rewards for actions will decline, so work as a team and keep your Party’s health up! Rewards Actions made during the fight, both healing and attacking, give great XP. However there is no advantage to dragging out a fight longer than necessary. If you defeat your own boss, you can join another player’s Party or unlock another Boss of your own as many times as you wish until the 4-day event is over. Loot is collected by the participants once the boss has been defeated. Item drops are divided into 2 tiers, Common drops and the rarer and more valuable Superior drops, which have purple backgrounds. Don’t join too many Bosses at once! If you stretch yourself too thin you won’t be able to contribute effectively to the fights. You’ll need to do a minimum number of actions to qualify for Loot, and nobody will get any Loot unless the boss is defeated, which is pretty hard to do if Party members aren’t working together.