Mini Royale Goes Live with Season 3: Hyperdrive 🚀
New Battle Pass, new skin collections, new quests, Clan Wars, Fusion, and more!
It’s been a long off-season — We’re thrilled to announce that Season 3 of Mini Royale is now live and packed with new content, upgrades and never-before-seen web3 game mechanics!
📜 If you’re new here…
Mini Royale: Nations is an open economy browser FPS and land strategy game launched by Faraway in December 2021. Core features of MRN include Classic FPS game modes like Team Deathmatch, Free For All, and Capture the Flag, Battle Pass, Quests, special weapon and character skins, and more.
You can check out the Mini Royale FAQ here, and the V1 whitepaper here (V2 arriving shortly).
Mini Royale has some serious backers, like FTX, Lightspeed, a16z, and Sequoia, with the Faraway team raising $30M for their Seed and Series A. The Faraway team is led by gaming industry veterans Alex Paley and Dennis Zdonov with over a decade of experience in building mid-core games at Scopely and Glu Mobile. Art and Eng Team Leads hail from Wargaming, My.Games, MoonActive, Voodoo, Yandex, Lyft, Amazon and beyond.
Ok, back to business 🙌 Season 3 is live!
Season 3 represents the start of a new era for Mini Royale. From immediately noticeable upgrades like the visual redesign to under-the-hood work, our team has worked relentlessly to deliver immensely improved experiences for newbies and seasoned Royalers alike.
It’s important to note that the huge changes going live in Season 3 are really just the beginning of a series of extreme improvements coming to MRN. Players can expect to see even more updates and new game mechanics inches closer to the start of Season 4 as well. Season 3 is a drastic improvement, but we’re still a ways away from the full picture (wen land?!) 😎
🦸 Characters, Maps and Weapons Got a Glow Up
Developing core game mechanics and fixing bugs have been the main focus of the Mini Royale team since day 1. Now, for more or less the first time, we have been able to dedicate the deserved attention to our graphics. Under the artistic direction of our new Art Director, Mini Royale has entered a new age of modern graphics.
Welcome to the start of the Mini Royale visual makeover phase 🤝
⏫ New Battle Pass with Premium Tier
New season means new Battle Pass! Like the previous season, Season 3 will have a Premium Tier of the Battle Pass that can be unlocked by staking any S1, S2, or S3 Premium or Sank Special Hero.
Owning Premium or Sank Special Heroes will also contribute to the Battle Pass Boost, which gives a healthy chunk of bonus Battle Pass points at the end of matches.
Players can grind through the Battle Pass to unlock Orbs, Enriched Orbs, $BUTTER, weapons, and character skins.
😮 60 New Quests (and no, that’s not a typo)
This season, players will see 60 new mission groups in the form of Daily Quests (available from level 1), Season Quests (available from level 5), Special Quests (available from level 21), and Brutal Quests (available from level 34).
Quests will launch in waves, and all Quests will be available until the end of the season once live.
We’ve worked closely with top players and community members to ensure that our Season 3 Quests are challenging yet balanced, and offer exciting prizes like Orbs, Battle Pass points, full weapons and character skins, as well as shards of weapons and character skins.
🌎 Clan Wars: World Domination
Clan Wars are a core game mechanic in Mini Royale. In a nutshell:
Clan Wars are recurring multi-day events where Clans complete Raids to place on a tiered leaderboard and win large quantities of prizes that can be distributed throughout the Clan.
Clan Wars can be Raid-focused (where it’s easier to earn more points from engaging in battles), Staking-focused (easier to earn more points from staking specific heroes and weapons), or Combo Raids (earning both Military and Economic points will determine a Clan’s place on the leaderboard).
World Domination is a turn-based mode that plays out on top of a normal Clan War event, where the Military and Economic points earned by a Clan can be spent on buildings, defenses and, of course, Nukes. Attacking an enemy Clan’s cities with Nukes allows Clans to destroy and steal some of their enemy’s Leaderboard Score if they are able to get through a target’s defenses.
This strategic mode is slotted to go live during Season 3, and will bring a new level of mastermind gameplay to Mini Royale.
🧪 Welcome to the Fusion Lab
Season 3 will also bring life to another eagerly awaited core mechanic in Mini Royale: Fusion.
Before we jump into Fusion, a quick reminder of Premium vs Loot Collections in Mini Royale:
Premium Heroes prior to Season 3 were fixed quantity drops. Heroes of all rarities were airdropped to or minted by the MRN community.
Loot characters and weapons can be earned in game though Battle Pass, Quests, Clan Wars, or through community rewards like airdrops. Loot items typically see much higher inventory counts than Premium collections.
Now for the Season 3 twist: players can ONLY unlock epic and legendary rarity Premium Heroes through Fusion. So what’s Fusion?
Fusion takes place in The Lab, where players can combine various character and weapon skins in exchange for higher ranked items, which burns the ingredient items and removes them from market supply (our die-hard holders are very pleased with this deflationary feature).
There are separate recipe formats for Premium and Loot Fusion. No Premium Heroes are able to be used in Loot Fusion, but some Premium recipes do require Loot ingredients. No Season 1 or Season 2 Premium Heroes will be used in Season 3 Premium Fusion for the time being.
Fusion is slotted to go live approximately 1-2 weeks after the launch of Season 3.
🧩 Item Shards
Item Shards are another new form of game content that will come to life during Season 3 (no public launch date at the moment, but we’ll let you know in discord when Item Shards go live).
Item Shards are components of Loot that can be unlocked through various prize-awarding mechanics like Quests. Players must collect specified quantities of Item Shards to unlock full versions of the item itself.
🏙 New Arena Map
Ah, the lore of Mini Royale maps. We’ve have good times, bad times, and strangest of bugs on our beloved maps. Season 3 will features the launch of our new map design and production system, which should greatly improve players’ experiences on our battlegrounds.
Our newest map, Invasion, is a friendly mini town where neighbors are kind, streets are clean, and where extraterrestrial forces from the blackest corners of space have descended to liberate their home planets from intergalactic doom. Peachy!
Invasion is available on all servers and in private rooms for arena modes.
🎒 Gear System
You read that right — Gear is coming to Mini Royale during Season 3! While Gear won’t provide benefits in PvP modes, Mini Royale Heroes will be able to equip or stake earned Gear for boosts in Clan Wars and Quests. Gear will also play a critical role in PvE modes.
Gunplay Improvements & Other Updates
It’s not all fun and games and major feature releases in Mini Royale land. Well, actually it mostly is, but there are still some less grandiose updates to keep an eye out for over the course of the season, like core gameplay updates (eg. decreased accuracy while jumping), UI/UX updates (ex. event progression stats post battle), and community requests (ex. F5 consequences).
Notes with details on releases are posted every week on this blog and in our discord server, and we often review recent updates in weekly holder calls and monthly server-wide AMAs.
You have the knowledge — now go play!
And with that, we give you the Season 3 launch review. We’re so excited to see so many improvements go live. But don’t just take our word for it, check out the updates yourself!
Have questions or want to meet our team? Head to discord.gg/miniroyale
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📝 Check out our whitepaper: whitepaper.miniroyale.io
🧠 Review our FAQs: faq.miniroyale.io
📣 Join our telegram announcements channel: t.me/officialminiroyalenations
🙋 Join us in discord for War Room (updates, announcements and AMA) on the 13th of every month at 11:30am ET. We also host weekly AMAs with our holders every Wednesday at 10:00am ET 👍