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Clash of Clans May Update: Reviving the Game With Big Changes



The last major Clash of Clans update arrived in March, and along with it was the first new Dark Elixir troop in a while, bug fixes, and methods to remove cheaters. Today though, Supercell announced what could truly be the biggest update in the history of Clash of Clans. Faster brewing spells, quicker training times for troops and more. As much as 3x faster in most cases, and it could revive the game completely.

Bigger than the December update last year that delivered Town Hall 11 to the game, and bigger than anything else. Over the course of the past 4-5 months Clash of Clans has suffered from millions of complaints, players quitting, Clans going silent and more. However, that will all change starting sometime tomorrow.

Read: Clash of Clans Update: 7 Things We Want Next

On May 2nd Supercell announced a “game balancing update” is coming soon that everyone needs to know about. This could be what the company needs to revive the slowing game, get it back to the top of the charts along with Clash Royale, and boost its millions and millions of players into enjoying the game again. Read on for more details.


Over the course of the past four years Clash of Clans has changed a lot. Things have progressed, bigger and better troops arrived, strong bases with huge walls that can’t be penetrated and more. As a result of all the recent updates small armies no longer suffice. Players need to spend 200-300k on big armies to take down enemies in multiplayer battles.

These huge troops take well over an hour to create, and often nearly 2 hours just for one attack that lasts three minutes. The result is millions of players that simply don’t play anymore, and have uninstalled the game. My own clan has lost 6 players since the December update. Hopefully this update changes that.

What’s New?

Supecell understands that players aren’t enjoying the game as much as they did before. In an effort to fix a lot of problems they’ve started banning cheaters for two weeks, or permanently, added daily star bonus goals and more. But that wasn’t enough. However, what’s coming tomorrow could be the biggest change in Clash history.

Once the Clash of Clans May update arrives all Spell brewing times will be twice as fast, and training big troops like Golems, Pekka, Bombers and more will be 2-3x faster. Not to mention Hero King, Queen and Grand Warden regeneration times will be greatly reduced. Here’s the full details from Supercell moderator Anoushka.

  • 2x Faster brewing for all Spells
  • 2x Faster training for Dragon, Witch and Wall Breaker
  • 3x Faster training for Golem, Lava Hound and P.E.K.K.A
  • Hugely reduced Hero regeneration times
  • Faster training also for Balloon, Wizard, Healer, Valkyrie and Bowler
  • Maximum timeout searching for opponents raised from 5 to 30 minutes

• Gameplay balance: Bowler starts attacking much faster when reaching a target
“The Bowler landed a bit softer than he would have liked. While we continue to watch how strategies evolve with this new troop, a faster first-attack speed (similar to the recent Valkyrie buff) will make sure Bowlers don’t lag behind the rest of the army.”

Update Release Date

Obviously the next question on the millions of players mind is when will this huge game-changing update arrive. We have an answer for that too. The forum post simply mentioned it was coming soon, but after some digging it could arrive as soon as tomorrow, May 4th.

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Above is a screenshot from the main forum moderator at the official Clash of Clans forum. Stating this update should arrive tomorrow. That’s all we know right now.

Other Details

For those who aren’t doing the math here, this means that time spent building troops for attacks will be greatly reduced in an effort to allow players to enjoy the game how they’d like, and attack as much as we’d like. The game has started to slow after the last 2-3 updates, but this could revive it to the glory it once held as the best mobile game on the market. Here’s a breakdown of how long things will take after the update.

Brew Times:

  • Golems, Pekkas, Hounds, Dragon: 15 minutes
  • Witch: 10 minutes
  • Wall Breaker: 1 minute
  • Spells: 10 minutes
  • Dark Spells: 5 minutes

Supercell went on to mention a few other things will be changed during the update this week as well. Such as an extended time-out period for searches in higher level league play, longer waits for the retry button for those with high trophy counts and more.

There are a few unconfirmed reports floating around that this update will also add a Gem mine, and let players use Hero troops during war. Those are both false, and likely won’t be happening any time soon. The massive change coming this week are more than enough for now, and we can all look forward to more updates later this year with additional troops and more. Excited about the changes? Drop us a comment below.



  1. Mathew

    05/03/2016 at 4:17 pm

  2. Wu Fu Raider

    05/03/2016 at 9:35 pm

    this update gives me a chubby

    • Cory Gunther

      05/04/2016 at 9:09 am

      hahah me too. TH9 or above can join my clan at #UUJ8YRCC

  3. norman

    05/04/2016 at 12:03 am

    The only thing poeple hates about the th11 update is bcuz they cant find loot much often than before. Believe me! The shield is the main reson why players dosent wanna play anymore!! : (

  4. golden milkboy

    05/04/2016 at 3:08 am

    I cant believe this!! Wow nice Supercell!!

  5. Ivan Samuelson

    05/04/2016 at 3:28 am

    2 to 3 hours to train troops? LMAO! Give me a break. Try training troops in Game of War. 30+ days depending on the troop type and the amount that requires paying if you want to participate in kill events. 2 to 3 hours? I spit upon thee! lol!

    • Cory Gunther

      05/04/2016 at 9:10 am

      That’s a joke. Game of war is as bad or worse than Clash with being money hungry. But with terrible commercials

  6. Joshua

    05/04/2016 at 3:50 am

    Awesome…. the new time lessening update will surely be cool…. anyway.. clash is still the top grossing game on PLAYSTORE. I wud love to see this new update

  7. MAL

    05/04/2016 at 3:56 am

    Good news for building troops during war also donating in wars

  8. Wayne Morris

    05/04/2016 at 3:59 am

    any change to enhance the game are most welcome i just wish the extra 30 seconds for attacking would be reintroduced permenamtely. Attackers are dissadvantaged as it currently stands in my opinion.

  9. dhinesh kumar.s

    05/04/2016 at 4:16 am

    Hi my android version is jellybean last time when I updated it says that your mobile version is no longer compatiable and I brought from my friends through bluetooth then it friends version is lolipop why it doesn’t work in my mobile please do update for all android
    Dhinesh kumar.s

    • Adeelcool

      05/22/2016 at 1:06 pm

      Um, no they can’t go that far back in android os

  10. Hello

    05/04/2016 at 4:37 am

    I want clash of clan to reduce the building time as it takes for ages to update stuff and one thing that really annoying is I get attack by people that I can’t understand their name and their the one who takes clash of clan serious

  11. Rahul

    05/04/2016 at 4:50 am

    I would like to see that update

  12. Dhava

    05/04/2016 at 6:07 am

    superb update …. Just awsome

    This new update only for may or or permanent ..???

    • Cory Gunther

      05/04/2016 at 9:11 am

      Dhava this is permanant thankfully. Not just a two week thing or anything. I wished wizards were 3x instead of just cut in half, but I’m not complaining.

      Heros taking 25-30 minutes is AWESOME too

  13. flux711

    05/04/2016 at 6:49 am

    I don’t really see this as game-changing, just encouraging for players returning to the game. Now the th11 update, THAT was game changing. Not this minimal balancing. No complaints about the update, but its not the best thing since sliced bread like this article tries to make it out to be.

    • Cory Gunther

      05/04/2016 at 9:13 am

      The way I see it, and many in my clan, it’s more than game changing. It’s game “saving”. Things have slowed to a crawl, upgrades are taking 14 days a piece, money is hard to find and huge armies take far too long to then click next 20 times to find a base with over 200k to even break even. A lot of my clan members have quit since the December and January updates. This brought two back, thankfully.

  14. Lee

    05/04/2016 at 12:26 pm

    this isnt making it any better. it takes still an hour to train a good army. i only play once in a random now. i need 1 mil per wall upgrade or 5mil+ for tower upgrade. im only th9, almost maxed out. lost interest in the game. i literally log in, collect gold/lix, and the loot crate, if i have a million ill upgrade a wall, if not, ill login in another few days and do it again.

    1. we need instant building troops. as long as theres resources, there should not be a wait for troops. it just delays you from progressing even more than the ridiculous timers. also troops that dont die in a attack should not be wasted.

    2. loot need to be dramatically increased. i need 5mil for an upgrade, but can only get 200-300k in a raid. so i need 25x good raids for 1 upgrade. this is if nobody attacks and steals 300k between my raids. nobody has time to play this game 24 hours a day for a mediocre +6 damage upgrade

    3. i had a huge clan, 75% of them dont log in anymore. its not worth investing so many hours for such little progress.

  15. Satyajit

    05/04/2016 at 8:46 pm

    I almost maxed out my defense of TH9 expect walls. Lvl9 walls are just fine to do, but lvl10 are too much pricey. 3000k for 1 piece and consider avg. Loot is 400k per attack, it requires perfect 7 attacks… it’s needs to be changed… atleast Loot needs to be increased. Also Single player missions needs to be updated weekly for loot.

  16. Flame39

    05/05/2016 at 5:19 am

    Just wanted to say that whoever wrote this article did a great job. Covered everything and no BS. That doesn’t happen too often with clash articles, so great job!

  17. Wallum Butchar

    05/05/2016 at 8:07 pm

    Nice article. Several positive changes, but not enough to encourage most people to return. Main reason people left is because farming was nixed and war matching has never been properly resolved. I understand how weight works. Theoretically it is an excellent measuring system and puts some of the strategy responsibility upon the player, as it should. (Half the complaints of being mismatched is simply poor judgment when it comes to upgrades & too much whining.) However, a good amount of fault lies with Supercell. Using their weight system, you can actually see that some matches have been terribly lopsided where one clan is as high as 50% “heavier” (more powerful offensively & defensively) than the other. I personally measured one clan being approximately 37% heavier than its opponent. THIS part of the matching is what Supercell needs to correct. One thing, at least, they are beginning to start going in the right direction.

  18. Limbujala

    05/12/2016 at 1:39 pm

    I lost my village. How to get my village?

  19. Samsher

    06/24/2016 at 5:15 pm

    I see always ads whien i opeaning .sfter updating my apps whyyyu

  20. ALI

    07/02/2016 at 4:01 pm


    • Kriegmeister

      07/10/2016 at 1:27 pm

      Finally a change for the better. I usually hated the upgrades because they kept making the game harder and nerfing the troops so that the ones I maxxed cannot beat any base nor could I get loot. Now I see progress with my loot.

  21. lavly

    08/07/2016 at 6:28 am

    We are Want Bangladesh flag

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