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Clash Royale Problems Continue as Update Nears



Supercell’s Clash Royale is one of the most popular and exciting mobile games on the market today, but it’s also very frustrating. If you’re one the millions of players sitting quietly on the couch cursing at your phone and hovering Clash over the uninstall option because of unfair match-ups, taunting and the lack of legendary cards, do it because the changes many want aren’t coming anytime soon.

The last big Clash Royale update arrived in May with lots of improvements, and now another is coming in a few days. Many excited gamers were expecting huge changes, more gold, and tweaks to some of the most over-used cards, but that isn’t the case.

Read: Clash Royale Update: 5 Things We Want Next

In our post above we go over five things we want in the next update, and a few of those are complaints that are heard loud and clear on the Clash Royale forums and around the web. This week Supercell released a statement about the game, and confirmed our fears. They won’t be making any major changes, which means all those complaints are getting ignored. Read on for more details about what the next update won’t fix.


This is an extremely competitive game that takes precision, skill, and strategy. However, there are times where users simply have no chance. A level 8 facing a level 10-11 with legendary cards, higher troops and more. These guys know they’re going to lose, but to add insult to injury the winner throws it in their face.

One of the best (and worst) aspects of Clash Royale is communicating with others. These are called “emotes” or emoji options. Not to mention a pre-set list of commands like, Good Game, Good Luck, Oops, Wow and other commands. These are a nice way to be friendly during a match. However, there are also emoji faces. Players taunt others with cry emoji over and over again when they win, laughing in their face. Most of the time it was an unfair battle to begin with, or the winner was using a troll deck like the Royal Giant and Sparky, which is just as frustrating for some.

Hundreds of players have taken to the forum to ask for emoji to be disabled, or at least an option in settings so we don’t have to see them if we don’t want. Then, popular YouTube players like Molt and nearly the entire community thinks Sparky and the Royal Giant are overpowered. We wanted this to be fixed, but that isn’t happening. Here’s the official comment by Supercell.

“Adding an option to mute, or delete, emotes is a highly requested change. However, we have no plans to implement this feature, and we want to explain why.

One of our core design principles is: Cards that evoke strong emotions are the best thing for Clash Royale. Cards such as Sparky, the Royal Giant and the X-Bow are great examples. They evoke strong positive and strong negative emotions from people. We don’t want cards that are just “good” or “OK.” We want cards that people will love – and inevitably when someone loves a card, someone else will hate it. These are the cards that create the most interesting conversations and will keep Clash Royale fun and fresh for years to come!”

To make matters even worse, today Supercell confirmed a big “game balancing” update is coming on June 21st, and here are all the details. They won’t be adding more gold for upgrades, lowering the damage or making changes to the Royal Giant or Sparky, won’t add an option to mute taunting, and most of the changes are mediocre at best. As a result, the forums are flooded with even more complaints and some are even quitting the game.

The problem here is many cards are extremely overpowered, and do tons of damage. Everyone knows the Royal Giant is too strong, and Sparky just wrecks the game. Yes they can countered, but not over and over again especially when you’re facing a higher level opponent. People win by spamming Sparky, then drop multiple cry emoji. That’s not sportsmanship.


Both of them are staying. So the next time you get an unfair matchup and lose, don’t expect to be able to mute those poor sports that like to use the cry face, as that won’t ever be an option in settings. And if you were expecting the Royal Giant or Sparky to get a decrease in damage, that doesn’t appear to be coming either. Not to mention Legendary cards are impossible to get, matchups are extremely unbalanced at times, and players go on huge losing streaks and often want to quit the game.

It’s a tough job to try and balance a game that’s as versatile as Clash Royale. Keeping it fun, exciting and engaging, without making it too boring or so balanced that every battle ends in a tie. The developers have done a pretty good job so far, but there is plenty that could be done to make this extremely successful game even better. This upcoming update will tweak things once again, slow down those Hod cycle decks that drop a Cannon and play defense then repeat, but it isn’t enough. More changes need to be made, and they aren’t coming in the June 21st update.

Some of our suggestions linked to above could really make Clash Royale better than ever, and the others were shot down with recent announcements. At the end of the day and after this update many of the big issues will remain. Will you keep playing Clash Royale, or have you had enough? Let us know in the comment section below.



  1. Jake Olson

    06/15/2016 at 1:18 am

    These guys don’t know what they’re talking about. I’ve seen some of their other posts, and as a level 9 at 3287 trophies I can say; their opinions are misguided by lack of skill and experience.

    • Cory Gunther

      06/15/2016 at 10:53 am

      And as a level 9 with 3287 trophies.. How many legendary cards do you have, and how much money have you spent on this game? Be honest now.

    • SUMIT

      06/18/2016 at 5:44 am

      The Guy like him waste money i am quitting the game cus of too many troops, gold is too low and emoji they are crap. Also legendary why luck ?? I have 1016 win playing from last 3 month got 41 epic card but yet to get a single legendary ?? why their are not some rule based system ?? I heard that after 19 epic one legendary come but no way means thats lie.

      • DW

        06/20/2016 at 10:00 am

        Rather than playing Clash Royale, please work on your English instead.

  2. Mysto

    06/15/2016 at 10:43 am

    Agee with jake. What a whiny article. I can deal with sparky and royal giants, and I choose not to use them because my deck’s better without them. And let me say, there’s no ability to show sportsmanship with out the choice to not show sportsmanship.

    • Cory Gunther

      06/15/2016 at 10:56 am

      While I agree with you to some extent.. Dropping a sparky, Ice Wizard, Wizard and then spamming the cry emoji 10 times until the limit it reached, is pathetic. There’s no room for that childish behavior in games like this. Yes that’s a good play (but nooby without much skill) but then spamming the cry face is kinda weak. It’s almost as bad as using Rockets and Fireball to win without ever touching the tower with an actual troop. Which is another problem completely.

      • Boola

        06/16/2016 at 2:39 pm

        Rockets and Fireball to win… what arena are you in anyways? Last time I saw a rocket deck was back in Arena 6, they are so easy to beat. As for Sparky, all you need is Guards, end of story.

        • cataclysm

          06/18/2016 at 4:23 pm

          Sparky is overpowered. Guards are useless as they killed by supporting troops, dark prince also dies quickly. Barbs get one shotted, skel army killed quickly, minion horde taken down by supporting wizard. P.E.K.K.A does not survive long enough to kill sparky. Zap and high level rockets are slightly useful in countering though.

          Royale Giants aren’t actually overpowered if you have a high damage troop (e.g..P.E.K.K.A., minion horde, barbarians, etc.) but they still need to be nerved

        • Cory Gunther

          06/20/2016 at 9:24 am

          I’m in Arena 7 with 2860 trophies right now.. Last night I faced a guy with Rockets, Fireball, Zap, Elixir, Inferno, Cannon, barbarians, and Princess.

          Used Inferno, Elixir Pump and cannon as a block, and spammed rockets and fireballs until he won. Didn’t touch my tower once. Even with the princess. Yes these decks can sometimes be pushed past, but multiple decks get roasted by the Inferno. There’s no skill here, and no counter making it ridiculous and it needs to be removed from the game.

          • awesomedave83

            06/23/2016 at 5:41 am

            Sounds like you need to pack bigger spells if things like this are beating you. Also, lightning > RG/wiz/ice wiz

  3. Mohammed

    06/18/2016 at 3:28 am

    When doing upgrading for some cards,people expect to be little increase or decrease in power.what happened to royal giant that they nearly double his range because no one was playing with him!yes u can counter him witj barberiajs or mini peka,but that means developers are pushing players to use certain cards.which means more money bec u have to buy.
    I reall was disappointed with last update.i expected the power of royal giant to decreased.
    Bu the way iam level 9 at 3100 trophies

  4. Got Paid Llama

    06/19/2016 at 7:33 pm

    for anyone having trouble with Sparky I would recommend watching some YouTube videos about it…. It’s pretty simple to counter it. The lack of legendaries and gold is insulting, that much is true

  5. Me

    06/20/2016 at 6:48 am

    I quit the game a long time ago. Supercell is very good at what they do…having people spend real money.

  6. Sehiy Kravchenko

    06/21/2016 at 3:08 pm

    You dont like the game – dont play the game. Im a top NA player with hog but still i find the last update rlly well balanced. And yeah, sparky and royal giant dont need nerf cause they are already easy to counter. So instead of crying of overpowered things, watch others playing and try to learn something

  7. Luke

    06/21/2016 at 8:32 pm

    I have about 1900 wins of those wins 980 are three crown wins which means I win my battles by tko yet no legendary cards and every epic I get is either freeze, poison or xbow the game is really frustrating and doesn’t reward skill or good sportsmanship every match I start by tapping good luck and thumbs up. I am done with this frustrating game I won’t be part of a toxic pay to win community. Peace.

    • awesomedave83

      06/23/2016 at 5:43 am

      Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

  8. Cenawinslol

    07/03/2016 at 10:33 pm

    Guys sparky is not op wtf. Mkst underused legendary in the game, easiest to counter you guys just dont have the skill to defeat it. Watch yt if you cant defeat a card. Admittedly rg needs a nerf but apart from that the game is fine. Taunts are not emotes they are taunts, they are meant to bully your opponent not be nice to them. Emote spammers suck, deak with it, improve your strategy and dont put yourself in that position. If they spam emotes just hit em with a gg and thumbs up and make them feel like dicks, works 99% of the time. FYI I am f2p and have no legendaries and in arena 8. Skill only I dont use rg or hog.

  9. Jason

    11/01/2016 at 7:28 pm

    This article is clearly written by a whiney little baby. Sucks to suck.

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