The Raid Boss [BETA] is tomorrow, so here’s a more detailed overview of how this new feature works. Summoning the Boss Raid Bosses are unlocked using a combination of 4 different keys. Keys drop when doing jobs in four specific Locations. Each of the four locations will drop a different Key. Jobs with higher energy costs have a higher chance of giving a Key. For this Raid Boss, Keys can be found in the London, Las Vegas, Moscow and Dubai locations. Once all four Keys have been acquired, the Raid Boss can be opened. Because Raid Bosses are fought in teams of players at different levels, the strength of the Boss will be the same in each fight, regardless of who summons it. When doing jobs in locations that drop Raid Boss keys, you will be able to see how many of each Key you’ve currently got. You can also jump straight to the other Key locations to do jobs there. When the event ends, any unused Keys in your inventory can be turned in for XP. Keys are not useful for anything other than unlocking Raid Bosses - for example, they can’t be equipped or used in crafting, so you might as well turn them in for rewards. Raid Group Mechanics Inviting Raid Bosses are cooperative events, fought in Parties made up of Mobsters at three different level tiers. Up to 10 Mobsters from each level tier can join the Raid, for a maximum Party size of 30 players. Raid Bosses can become more difficult if members of the Party are absent or not keeping the Health bar up, so we recommend players hand-pick their Party members for the best possible team. Try to include some Mobsters with defense-oriented builds to help balance out the Party and provide a solid base of Health for the fight. Three invite links provided in the Invite Tab on the Raid Boss Fight page. To invite a Mobster to join your Party, send them the link that fits the level of the player you are inviting. If you wish, you can also close off previously sent links. Click the Invalidate Link button to close off the previous URL and generate a fresh one. Anyone with the previously sent link will will be unable to use that same URL to join your Raid Party. If you just want to fill up your slots quickly, you can also turn on Public Sharing. This opens up your Raid Party positions to be filled by any player who visits your Raid Boss page, regardless of whether or not you have invited them. Once someone has joined the Raid you are stuck with them for the rest of the fight, so use Public Sharing with caution! Raid Group Health The Raid Party has a shared pool of health, which is calculated based on members’ total Health and Defense skills at the time they joined the Raid. As new members join, the max health of the Party will be updated. Party members can use Energy to replenish the Party’s Health. Keep a close watch on the Raid Health Bar, as the Boss will hit back whenever someone attacks it, and will hit back hard! As the Raid Party’s Health is reduced, member’s attacks will do less damage. If the Party’s Health ever hits zero, the Party has been wiped. The Boss will heal when it wipes the Party, so watch out! We recommend that players try to include Mobsters with defense-oriented builds in their Party to establish a solid base of Health for the fight. Raid Boss Mechanics Fighting the Boss The Attack and Barrage buttons are used to deal damage to the Raid Boss. The Raid Boss will hit back when you attack, and in a twist unique to the Raid Boss if it manages to wipe the Party’s Health, the Boss will heal back up to the last checkpoint. Checkpoints for Boss Health take place in 10% increments. So for example, if a Boss is down to 74% Health and succeeds in wiping the party, it will heal back up to 80%. The Raid Boss will always round up to the nearest 10% increment when it heals. Every time your Party wipes, the amount of XP awarded for actions is reduced for everyone, so make sure to keep the Raid Group healed! Players who keep attacking when the Party is at low health and cause a wipe are tracked, and will get benched if they do it repeatedly. Anyone who has caused the party to wipe 2 times will be unable to make any further offensive actions against the Boss and won’t be able do anything but Heal for the remainder of the fight. Boss Kill Rewards Loot is claimed when the Raid Boss is defeated. If the fight timer runs out before the Raid Boss has been killed, the Boss will escape without dropping any items. The Raid Boss has 6 loot items, each with a Common version and a Superior version. Superior items are stronger and rarer. Everyone who hits the minimum of 250 actions will get at least a Common drop out of the Raid Boss in addition to the Cash and XP earned during the fight and as a result of the kill. Superior drops are awarded to the Raid Group at random and also under certain special conditions. For example, the player who summons their very first Raid Boss will get a Superior drop when it is defeated. General Tips The Raid Boss is meant to be a challenging event, and requires cooperation between Party members if they want to take it down efficiently! Don’t expect to be able to burn down a Raid Boss quickly; you will have to coordinate attacks and healing to keep the Party alive and prevent the Boss from regaining Health. It might take some time to summon a Raid Boss as the Keys drop randomly from doing Jobs. If you haven’t received a Key yet, keep at it! Remember to do the highest Energy requirement Job in a Location for the best shot at getting a Key. It is highly recommended that you keep your Raid Group private and use the Invite Links we provide to add members to your Party. Even though the Boss does have Health checkpoints, try not to let the Boss wipe the Raid Group too much as this can lead to diminishing XP returns for everyone. That just about covers the Raid Boss! You can expect to see it live in game tomorrow morning. Any feedback you have during the event can be left in this thread. Good luck!