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Sneak Peeks - October 2019 Update - Everything We Know About the Autumn Update!


June 2019 Clan Games

This is a fixed article where you will always find everything we know about the next Clash of Clans update.

Hello Clashers, we still have two big updates scheduled for this year, one in October (Halloween Update) and another one in December (Xmas Update).

With the World Championship on the end of October, the developer team decided to not make any gameplay changes on the Halloween update. If they added new troop or spell levels, this would change the meta, layouts and army formations only a few days before the competition. So on this update we should expect many Quality of Life changes and Halloween stuff (theme, seasonal troops and events). However, this is going to be laying down the groundwork for a massive update that is planned for the end of the year.

Here is everything we know about the future updates:


  1. 1. Royal Ghost
    1. 1.1. Special Ability
    2. 1.2. Strategies
  2. 2. Halloween Obstacle
  3. 3. Global Chat is Being Removed
  4. 4. New Recruitment System
  5. 5. Loot Cart Position
  6. 6. Season Challenges Changes
  7. 7. Quick Train Slots
  8. 8. Clan Games Changes
  9. 9. Legend League Base Cooldown
  10. 10. Builder Base Changes
  11. 11. Titan League Village Guard
  12. 12. Visual Changes
  13. 13. Halloween Update Release Date
  14. 14. Rumor: Christmas Update
  15. 15. Rumor: Town Hall 13
  16. 16. Related Articles
  17. 17. Is there anything missing here?

Royal Ghost

Clash of Clans | Halloween Troop and Obstacle Revealed: Meet the Royal Ghost! |

Royal Ghost is a seasonal troops coming this Halloween. He is a single target unit that uses 8 housing spaces, targets ground only and can be trained with regular Elixir.

With a speed of only 16 he is not quite fast, but his special ability makes him a very good troop.

Special Ability

Clash of Clans | Halloween Troop and Obstacle Revealed: Meet the Royal Ghost! |

He features a special ability that really makes him shine: similar to Sneaky Archer from the Builder Base, the Royal Ghost has the ability to remain invisible for 12 seconds, so he can destroy a few buildings without being targeted by the defenses.

However, he still trigger traps while invisible and can be damaged by splash damage defenses that targets nearby troops, such as Mortar and Eagle Artillery. He also triggers the Tesla while invisible, but the Tesla will not attack until he becomes visible.

Another cool feature is that he is capable of walking through walls on the first 12 seconds. Yes, he just pass them as if they don't exist!


Clash of Clans | Halloween Troop and Obstacle Revealed: Meet the Royal Ghost! |

With these special abilities he is an amazing troop to clean buildings outside the walls and make funneling easier. However, he is quite a slow troop, so be careful to not spend too much time preparing the funneling.

Royal Ghost is a support troop so massive Royal Ghost attacks are not really good, but they are super fun. After the ability is over in 12 seconds, he becomes a not really good regular troop. He will not be able to go through walls anymore and will be easily killed by the defenses.

Halloween Obstacle

Clash of Clans | Halloween Troop and Obstacle Revealed: Meet the Royal Ghost! |

Here is the first look on the Halloween obstacle. This year it's a spooky tree!

Global Chat is Being Removed

The Global Chat is being removed from the game. For good. Here is the official official explanation.

New Recruitment System

Clash of Clans | October 2019 Quality of Life Changes |

With the end of the Global Chat a new recruitment system is coming on the October update.

To make it easier to find the right player to to the right clan, players and clans will be able to pick 3 labels where they will categorize themselves.

Clash of Clans | October 2019 Quality of Life Changes |

If you are looking for a particular playstyle such as wether you are a social player, Clan War League player or Clan Games player, there will be a variety of labels where you can describe yourself and look for clans that have similar priorities.

These parts will be taken into a recommendation engine.

Clash of Clans | October 2019 Quality of Life Changes |

Leaders and Co-Leaders will also have access to a new search system to find the right players according to the labels they've picked.

Loot Cart Position

Clash of Clans | News | Sneak Peeks - October 2019 Update - Everything We Know About the Autumn Update! |

The Loot Cart will now be on a fixed place next to The Trader and Clan Games Strongman's Caravan.

Season Challenges Changes

There are a few UI changes coming to the Season Challenges, to make it easier to understand and play. More info to come.

Quick Train Slots

The slots of army compositions will be increased from 3 to 6.

Clan Games Changes

Clash of Clans | October 2019 Update Sneak Peek: New Recruitment System, Clan Games Changes and more! |

To reward the most active players that reached a certain number of Clan Points on Clan Games, they will be able to pick an extra reward from the list.

So if on the last tier there are 2 rewards you want, you can max out the Clan Games points and pick two of them.

Another change is that if you were not able to finish a task, you will be able to "revive" the expired task through Gems.

Legend League Base Cooldown

In the Legend League, the layout cooldown calculation will now take into account how much matchmaking time is remaining and will adjust the cooldown accordingly, which should result in shorter cooldowns.

Builder Base Changes

The Builder Base trophy reset will be increased from 4000 to 5000 Trophies.

Gold Mine and Elixir Collector will now store 24h worth of production instead of 12h.

Titan League Village Guard

To reduce the Clouds in Titan Leagues, Guard length has been reduced.

  • 3h -> 2.5h in Titan 2
  • 4h -> 3h in Titan 1

Visual Changes

With the 3D Heroes introduced a couple of months ago, it made possible to make many visual improvements on the Heroes and there is more to come. They are adding particle effects to the Hero skins. For example, if the King was on a "Fire Skin" he would leave fire footsteps or would have a fiery glow around him.

Halloween Update Release Date

Unfortunately we don't have a specific date yet. But since it's a Halloween theme, it will come this month, so stay tuned, we should get all Halloween features in a few days.

Rumor: Christmas Update

Darian, Clash of Clans Community Manager, said on a YouTube Interview that the Christmas update should bring some features long we've been waiting for a long time, new levels and balancing. It might be Town Hall 13, but it's not confirmed.

There will be a lot of new "end game" content for the maxed out players on the Xmas update. One of the challenges they are working on a fix is what max out players can do with all resources they are getting from Season Challenges and can't use. All that Gold sits there forever and it's useless.

Rumor: Town Hall 13

Town Hall 13 is rumored to be added on the game this year, but it's completely ruled out for the October update because the Clash of Clans World Championship Finals will happen on the end of October, and a new TH now would completely change the gameplay.

However, we have another update coming this year, the Xmas update. On a Reedit AMA the Community Manager Darian talked about the game future:

Q: Will TH13 be coming this year?

A: It's inevitable that this question will pop up. We have two more updates planned for the rest of the year. While we don't generally announce major updates like a new TH until we're ready to announce it, we have updates planned for mid- to late-autumn and one more for the end of the year.

Since we have our ESL World Finals at the end of October, we won't introduce a new Town Hall level before the ESL Finals have completed as introducing a new TH level would throw the entire competition into disarray. Plus we would want competitors to have had the chance to max out their bases before competing with them.

With that said, it took us 2.5 years to introduce TH12 after the release of TH11. As we've been saying, we don't want the same gap of time in between TH12 and TH13.

It's not giving anything away by saying that there will be a TH13 at some point. While this is not a hard commitment to timelines, we would like to release a new TH level every 18 months or so. That's not a guarantee that's when a new TH will arrive, but just a guideline of how frequent we'd like new content of that scale to be released.

We have a pretty big update slated for the end of the year. Feel free to speculate, or try to read between the lines if you will, but it's going to be a friggin' massive update with some really cool new features

Here is the complete interview.

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