This is Kim Hyun Soo, the Head PD of CounterSide.
Before we begin, I would like to thank all the CEOs once again for allowing CounterSide to see the first half-anniversary after the New Origin Update. Myself included, we sincerely send our thanks to you.
Now, on July Dev Notes, we would like to give you a sneak peek at what is to be expected in August 2023 in addition to the TALK:SIDE broadcast earlier.
【 Alternium Reactor 】
Alternium Reactor is a growth system created to assist units that are left behind due to power inflation over time due to stronger units released at a later time.
As of this moment, there is already a growth system called [rearmament] in CounterSide, but this system requires a tremendous amount of resources, and we also came to the conclusion that this is the cause of the power inflation. To reduce the total amount of required expenditures and adjust the power inflation to a certain degree, the Alternium Reactor system is developed.
The requirement to unlock the Alternium Reactor for each unit is to reach level 110 and level 5 on all the skills. It will also require two new currencies, pure possibilities, tuning core, and credits. First, pure possibilities can be earned through daily punch-ins, events, or other limited places. Second, the tuning core can be acquired by combining factor binders from supply operations and APT cores.
As mentioned earlier, the resources consumed by the Alterium Reactor can only be obtained through gameplay, and we plan to continuously monitor and adjust the difficulty of acquiring these resources.
◈ Pure Possibility
◈ Tuning Core
◈ Factor Binder
Creating Tuning Cores
|Name of Materials|
|Type of Materials||# of Acquisition||Factor Binders||Type of APT Core||Amount||Credit|
|Tuning Cores||1||3||Counter APT Core||3||5000|
|1||3||Soldier APT Core||3||5000|
|1||3||Mech APT Core||3||5000|
※ The values in the table above may change upon the actual release
Cost of Leveling Alternium Reactors
※ The values in the table above may change upon the actual release
On August 9, 2023, Update
* Effect listed below each portrait assumes the unit has his or her Alternium Reactor upgraded.
【 Hilde: Siegfried Type】
▷ While Hilde: Siegfried Type is deployed on the field, all units deployed after Hilde: Siegfried Type will receive an unremovable 8% barrier buff.
【 Fenrir Division Lee Sooyeon 】
▷ Upon deployment, deployment resource +1
【 Fenrir Division Na Yubin 】
▷ When the opponents are struck by Fenrir Division Na Yubin’s Special Skill, the struck opponents will be under nullify barrier effect for 12 seconds.
On August 16, 2023, Update
【 Yoo Mina: Fenrir Type 】
▷ Will cast Special Skill regardless of current cooldown status and will be immortal for 10 seconds before her death.
【 Delta Seven Jaina Kropel 】
▷ When her Passive Skill is active, her ASPD will increase by 100% as well as her fury will count as 2 instead of 1 for each basic attack.
【 Police SWAT 4 Lee Yumi 】
▷Upon casting a Special Skill, a 20% barrier relative to her maximum HP will be applied to herself.
The employees in the example above will first receive their Alternium Reactor upgrades. The number of employees with the Alternium Reactor upgrades will increase through future updates.
The Alterium Reactor is composed of 5 levels, and with each update, selected employees will sequentially unlock each level of the Alterium Reactor.
All the employees will be able to unlock one Alterium Reactor level per update, and it is not planned for all 5 levels to be unlocked at once on an update.
The specifications of the Alternium Reactor example above may change.
【 Origin 】
When creating a new unit, the development team always thoughtfully planned its purpose in the game. However, with the accumulation of the service, we concluded that the combat in the game is getting complicated. This resulted in not being able to provide all the necessary information to the players for them to strategize new levels and having difficulties in setting appropriate difficulties for each content.
To be more intuitive and get the upper hand on PVE, we have developed an Origin system.
Now, the Origin is a concept similar to a combination of unit role advantage and type.
If units with the correct Origin are deployed on the field, then those units will deal more damage or take in less damage from the monster.
The goal of the Origin system is to provide the players with the excitement of strategizing through content by deploying correct units based on the system. Moreover, the Origin system will be applied not only to the newly released units but also to units that were released some time back.
The Origin system will not make friendly units take more damage or be implemented in the PVP contents such as gauntlet.
The Origin system is planned to be released in the second half of the year 2023, and further details will be released through a separate announcement.
【 Prestige 2nd Season 】
The 2nd season of Prestige, Midsummer Tryst, will start on August 1, 2023. We first apologize for the break between the first and the second season of the Prestige system.
A lot of CEOs have sent in various feedback about rewards for each step and rewards after acquiring the final reward.
To provide our CEOs with a more satisfying Prestige service, we have taken a break to prepare and improve the mid-tier reward for the usage of the Prestige system and after acquiring the final reward.
For the mid-tier rewards, we have increased the rewards by approximately 70% compared to the previous Prestige season. Additionally, we have structured the rewards with items that our CEOs valued the most.
Furthermore, for every 2,500 admin coins used after the 80k mark, players will be able to get a Prestige random box.
Refer to the table below to see the composition of the renewed Prestige system as well as the Prestige random box.
◈ Reward for Midsummer Tryst Prestige Season
◈ Prestige Random Box Item Probability Table
This random box feature requires an app update which will be carried out on August 9, 2023.
As such, if a player has spent more than 80k admin coins between August 1 and August 9, Prestige random boxes will be delivered through the in-game mailbox after the maintenance on the 9th.
Additionally, the First Purchase Special for the Admin Coin package will be reset on August 1st.
【 Multi-Purchase Feature on Today's Deals 】
Previously on Today’s Deals, CEOs had to click individual items in order to purchase the items. Now, with the multi-purchase feature, CEOs can check on what he or she wants to purchase first and then buy them all at once after the update. We expect accidental purchases using quartz will decrease with this feature.
【 Workshop Improvement 】
Workshop will receive an improvement.
Production slots and crafting time will be deleted, and the maximum limit for creating an item will increase greatly. However, this limit will not apply to items that require molds.
The quartz used to purchase production slots will be refunded through in-game mailbox and urgent crafting coupons will be refunded to credits based on the number of coupons you have.
If there are ongoing crafting items in the workshop during the maintenance, the crafting will be canceled and the items used for that crafting will be refunded through in-game mailbox.
【 Swift Relic Gear Improvement 】
Swift Relic gear’s crafting difficulty will be improved.
First, upon crafting Swift Relic gears, the probability of crafting SSR and SR rarity is increased by more than 100%, and the appearance of R rarity has decreased by nearly 50%.
Second, the values of the latent ability have been increased. The values of the items you currently possess will also be raised proportionally. You can check the updated Swift Relic options in the table below.
◆ Swift Relic
【 Dimension Relic Gear Improvement 】
The total number of the set option will remain at 16, but under-used role advantage option sets and barrier enhancement sets will be deleted and new options are added.
To enable the utilization of Dimension Relic gears in even more diverse situations, the required number of gears for some set options will be reduced from 4 to 2, and the values of set options received when wearing the full set of the gear will be increased.
◆ Flame / Wild Relic Set Option (Modified July 24 20:00 UTC-5)
As you clear higher stages in Dimension Trimming [Volcano: Trimming Flame] and [Jungle: Trimming Wild], the probability of obtaining more Dimension Cubes increases.
As of the 70th stage, we have reduced the time required to craft one Maze gear by approximately 40%.
Dimension Relic gears will have some 1st tuning options removed and more specialized options will be added. Existing gears will become "Legacy" gear after the maintenance on August 9th, and no longer be craftable.
You can continue to use or sell the "Legacy" Relic gears you currently possess and use them to craft new Relic gears.
Furthermore, some latent options for Wild Relic gears and Flame Relic gears will be enhanced, and the potential option values of the existing Legacy Relic gears will be increased proportionally.
You can find the additional and enhanced potential options in the table below
◆ T7 SSR Flame Relic Options
◆ T7 SSR Wild Relic Options
※ The images above are provided for illustrative purposes, and the values and options may be subject to change upon updates.
※ Improvements will also be made for armor and auxiliary gears in the same direction.
That concludes a brief introduction to the upcoming updates.
We will strive to make CounterSide a game that meets your expectations through various content updates.