Supercell continues to tease the upcoming Clash of Clans (Free) update with numerous sneak peeks (as is its usual tactic), and this time around we got to hear more about Friendly Wars and also about a new defense, the Bomb Tower. We talked about Friendly Wars a few weeks back when Supercell first teased the new feature. Friendly Wars allow any two Clans to go at it with custom settings and arrangements. You go to Clan Profiles, issue a challenge to another Clan – provided that Clan accepts challenges – choose custom war duration and sizes, ranging from 5v5 to 50v50, and smash each other up.
These challenges don’t consume your armies and award no war loot or Clan XP. In other words, it’s just a great opportunity to humiliate your friends in a safe environment where the only thing they’ll lose is their pride. Supercell will be hosting official War Challenges in the future too, which will be fun.
The other new feature is the Bomb Tower defense, starting at Town Hall 8. When destroyed, Bomb Towers explode in a small radius and punish and melee troops that are still around. Supercell believes these new towers create new room for balancing mass-attack troops, which are often either too weak or too strong. Witches will also receive a big HP increase and a smaller damage increase. And finally, Giant Bombs will no longer deal 1.5x damage to Hog Riders. What do you think of the changes and the new features so far?