The Blót Festival is the way by which we heroes of Solgard offer tribute to the beasts and gods. By our efforts, we earn rewards.
(By the way, in Swedish, “blót” is pronounced as if it rhymed with “boot” or “Groot.” Please feel free to comment on this document with Groot memes to help all the English speakers remember how to say the Festival name.)
How is the Festival organized?
Remember the Boss Arena? That mode is the ancestor of the Festival you’ll see in the next update.
Each Festival has four Phases of one week each. Each Phase has four sections, each with a miniboss and culminating in a World Boss. Phase One is you fighting through the World One minibosses, culminating in the Midgard World Boss, Nidhogg. Phase Two is you going through the World 2 (Jotunheim) minibosses, ending up with Rungnar. Phase Three is Vanaheim, and Phase 4 introduces Helheim enemies.
Once a Phase is unlocked and you’ve beaten the boss of the section, you may play it over and over again to try and improve your high score, as well as access the bonus score modes. Even after a new phase is unlocked, you can go back to any of the old ones. You can’t skip ahead to the later phases, though.
You may join the Festival at any point while it is running, as long as you’re at least level 10.
Note to our newer players: You have to have defeated the boss in the campaign to play against that boss in the Festival. So, for example, if I’ve only defeated the miniboss at 110 in the campaign, then I can fight in the Festival up to the third miniboss in Phase Three -- but go no further until I unlock more minibosses/world bosses in the main campaign. Anyone who has completed all 160 levels in the campaign will have access to every part of the Festival.
As in the Hero Challenge, creatures become exhausted after doing battle on your behalf, and need time to rest up. This timer isn’t connected to other modes, of course, and your creatures can be refreshed with Festival play passes. It is definitely to your advantage to have a broad army of creatures and to make strategic decisions about when to play them. Any damage done counts toward defeating the bosses.Come back Monday, 7-October, to learn more about scoring, rewards, and more. For that matter, stay tuned all next week as we share more information about what to expect, and how you can prepare to kick some serious ice.