Changes to Cards in the February 18 Release

Greetings, Shadowverse fans! In the February release, we won't be making any changes to cards' costs or effects. There also won't be any new bans or one-card restrictions in Unlimited.

The Current Game Environment

We've gone over high-ranking match data for early February in the Rotation and Unlimited formats and found the game environment to be diverse, with no deck archetype in particular holding an overwhelming win or usage rate. As such, we won't be making any balance changes to cards in the upcoming update.

Also according to our data, we've found that in Rotation players going first had win rates of 51.9% (compared with 51.8% in early January) across all deck archetypes, while in Unlimited players going first had 52.7% (compared with 52.1% in early January).

Future Changes to Cards

We routinely review match data in the Shadowverse Team. In order to maintain a great game environment, we change card costs and effects and boost the number of vials that are available from liquefying cards when their strength is reduced. This includes both of our constructed formats, Rotation and Unlimited. In addition to the card changes we've made in the past and card changes targeted at Rotation, we will designate cards to have a one-card restriction or card bans for Unlimited.

Any future changes to card costs and effects will be announced in advance, and then changes will generally be made the next day. See below for the next change announcement.

March 27 (PT)

This date is subject to change. Even if there are no changes made to cards, we'll still make an announcement. If emergency changes are deemed necessary, we may make changes, specify restrictions, or specify banned cards before the above date.

That's all from us this time around. See you next time!

Shadowverse Team