Spiral Knights - Spiral HQ


Greetings Knights,

Spiral HQ isn’t quite finished with you ambitious knights yet! Based on feedback, we’ve decided that one new map simply isn’t enough. To that end, we’ve asked our gremlin to help engineer the following changes to lockdown this weekend:

  • New Map: Pipeline. This is a poison themed level to thwart knights who are ill-prepared. This map will still be available after the event is over, but will be seen fairly often for a while.
  • Auto-Target is off.
  • Control points once again have obstacles that will cause both teams a number of problems including status effects. You might even spot a new hazard!

Side note:
On a Rocket Puppy map, be prepared to run from a hidden recon knight misdirecting rockets towards your face.
Spiral Knights - Spiral HQ


Hail, knights!

The cosmos briefly swings into balance--just in time for you to take on a new challenge! First, Spiral HQ is upping the challenge this weekend for this Hardcore Lockdown Event. Please expect the following changes this weekend:

  • New Map: Icebox. This is a freeze themed level with some knight-controllable traps. This map will still be available after the event is over, but will be seen fairly often for a while.
  • Auto-Target is off.
  • Control points now have even more obstacles that will cause both teams a number of problems. Some of these problems will be more insurmountable than others.
  • Bug Fix: Orbital hazards now deal their proper status effects.

To mark this occasion, the Strangers have brought forth celestially-themed offerings in the Spring Equinox Prize Box, available to you through March 24th, 2017:

  • Celestial Vortex
  • Celestial Saber
  • Orbit Aura
  • Celestial Nav Helm and Suit
  • Galactic Guardian Helm and Vest
  • Solar and Cosmic Plasma Wings
  • Celestial Dragon/Valkyrie Wings
  • Celestial Accessories
  • Unique Variant Tickets

For the full rundown on the Equinox Prize Box, check here.

If all of this leaves you wanting to adopt a buddy who always has your back (or front); keep an eye out for Nonna near the Haven fountain!
Spiral Knights - Spiral HQ

Cheers Knights!

The year is Marching on and Cradle is starting to thaw. In celebration of the annual renewal, Spiral HQ has released some new gear that’s sure to make your guildmates green with envy. Even knights without a green thumb have a chance to get their hands on one of 3 new auras or the Caladbolg.


The Lucky box contains items such as:
  • Lucky Aura
  • Clover Aura
  • Rainbow Aura
  • Bursting Pot O' Crowns (bomb)
  • Caladbolg (sword)
  • Rainbow (furniture)

This month we at Spiral HQ tip our helms, and mugs o’ brew, to ye mates! May yer pockets be heavy and yer heart be light. May good luck pursue ye each morning and knight.

More information on the Lucky Prize Box and its contents may be found here. Don't press your luck; grab a box before this promotion is clover.
Spiral Knights - Spiral HQ


Greetings Knights,

We here at Spiral HQ reviewed the feedback for the last event and determined that we wanted to make it even more hardcore. To that end, we have asked a gremlin to help engineer the following changes to lockdown this weekend:

  • Auto-Target is off.
  • Control points may now have obstacles that cause both teams a number of problems. Some of these problems will be more insurmountable than others. Distracted enemies make easy pickin’s.

Hardcore mode will end after this weekend.

Side note:
If one of you happens upon a gunpuppy map… Good luck. Please take a screenshot of your glorious death.
Community Announcements - Spiral HQ

ATTENTION KNIGHTS

We here at Spiral HQ would like to wish you luck in the Year of the fire snipe… er… Rooster! We’re celebrating the new year by equipping knights with gear that would make any Rooster envious. The Rooster Prize Box is available through March 2, 2017.

These contain all new items in various colors, such as:
  • Buhgok Tails
  • Fowl Cloaks
  • Fowl Cowls
  • Wattlesnipes
  • Feathered Auras

More information on the Rooster Prize Box and its contents may be found here.




An over abundance of roosters has also spurred other creatures to descend on the Clockworks. As you may have suspected, the black kats are once again storming the Moorcroft Manor Archives and consuming the valuable tomes it stores! We need all knights of rank 4-1 and greater to gear up! Do not fear going forward slowly knights; fear only to stand still.

You can find black kats in the Kataclysmic Confrontation prestige mission and various kat levels in the Clockworks. Be sure to collect Ancient Pages and visit Montague in Moorcroft Manor, or the Mysterious Crafting Machine in Haven, to obtain event themed items. If you perform a Dark Ritual and survive the encounter, you may find yourself in possession of a Black Kat Cowl or some materials which will allow you to craft some event exclusive gear.

More information on the Kataclysmic Confrontation can be found on the wiki here. If you have participated in a previous Confrontation and still have Ancient Page tokens, they are still valid! Ancient Page tokens do not expire. The Kataclysmic Confrontation will run through February 22nd.




Ready to celebrate all things love puppy? Check the supply depot for some special gifts and and come join our Valentine forum event:
Community Announcements - Spiral HQ



Greetings Knights,

Are you a real gunslinger? Spiral HQ has decided it’s time we find out! For this weekend we have removed auto-target in all Lockdown matches and we’ll be keeping an eye out for those knights who rise above the rest. Auto-target will be off during PvP matches starting Friday at noon (game time) and ending at 11:59 pm Sunday night.

During this event we want you knights to document your adventures… or misadventures. To that end, we will be offering a few prizes for knights who catch amazing/amusing video of their antics or epic skills.

Event Information:
http://forums.spiralknights.com/en/node/117129

Hardcore Mode Video Contest entry thread:
http://forums.spiralknights.com/en/node/117130

Discussion of the event or the video contest:
http://forums.spiralknights.com/en/node/117131

As a side note, below is a list of alternative names that were rejected for this event:

Diehard
Off Target
Dodge a Bullet
Whiff Weekend
Manual Override
AIRBALL Event
Wait, hold still!
Oh, we can use bombs?
Die already!?!
Community Announcements - Spiral HQ


Have you been sitting around Haven looking for a challenge? If so, Rhendon is looking for elite recruits to join the Scarlet Scouts!

The Scarlet Scouts, like Recon Rangers, are tasked with traveling fast and light across treacherous land throughout Cradle. The Scouts are tasked with delicate and dangerous missions designed to help those in need.

You might recall your own extraction not so long ago, when Rhendon guided you from your crash site to Haven. If you want to help out with these ongoing efforts, supplies can be found in the Hazardous Prize Box, available through January 30, 2017.

These contain such items as:
  • Hazardous Dragon Wings (new)
  • The Final Gasp (shield)
  • Scarlet Scout Crest
  • Hazardous Hedge Coat
  • Anti-Hazard Spikes (back accessory)
  • Hazardous themed armor and helms (new)
  • Hazardous themed accessories (new)

More information on the Hazardous Prize Box and its contents may be found here.
Community Announcements - Spiral HQ

Hey, there knights!

2017 is just around the corner. As you know, 2016 was full of a lot of change for us at spiral HQ, but we’re excited about what 2017 will bring.

To celebrate, we’re going to have our traditional New Year Giveaway! Through January 2, 2017, if you are online on Spiral Knights, you'll automatically be entered to win prizes in our giveaways. You could be the lucky winner of such items as:

For those of you who want more, we've stocked the Supply Depot in-game with fireworks, party blowouts, and party hats!

We’ll see you in 2017!
Community Announcements - Spiral HQ


Attention Knights!

A chill is in there air and it's time to again celebrate the long Knight of the season. Through December 27, 2016, the Haven Treasury is offering Solstice Prize Boxes.

In these boxes, you may find the following items:

- Variant Tickets
- Crest of Summer / Crest of Winter
- Wings of Summer / Wings of Winter
- Sunshine Aura
- Snowfall Aura
- Crown of Winter / Crown of Summer

Each Solstice Prize Box also includes at least one Summer Confetti and one Winter Confetti item. Each box also has a bonus 10% chance of including a Bucket of Snowballs or a 10% chance to get 5 Golden Slime Coins. For details, head over here.



It's also the time of year for reflection and looking forward. We at Grey havens have successfully completed the massive task of transferring the game and are currently hard at work on several new projects of various sizes for Spiral Knights. For those who missed it, we talked a bit about our plans here. We are looking forward to 2017 and are excited about the future for Spiral Knights. As we have more information to share on the various projects we're working on, we'll update the announcements section of our forums.
Dec 16, 2016
Community Announcements - Spiral HQ


Hear ye! Hear Ye! Winterfest is here!

Impostoclaus’ favorite time of the year is here once again.

Here's the rundown of the events for those who have yet to help end the humbug on Mount Krampus:

Save Winterfest!

Those Grinchlins just won't quit. As with last year, they aim to ruin Winterfest for everyone, and they're making a pretty strong showing. Impostoclaus needs assistance in the Save Winterfest prestige mission! Help out to earn red, green, and white Winter Wish tokens. Trade with Randolph in Haven:

Red Winter Wishes for:
  • Santy Sallet
  • Snowy Santy Hat
  • Winter Confetti (15)
  • Flawed Snowball (15)
  • Frosty Prize Box

Green Winter Wishes for:
  • Santy Pith Hat
  • Snowy Pith Hat
  • Winter Confetti (15)
  • Flawed Snowball (15)
  • Frosty Prize Box

White Winter Wishes for:
  • Tailed Santy Hat
  • Snowy Tailed Santy Hat
  • Winter Confetti (15)
  • Flawed Snowball (15)
  • Frosty Prize Box

Winterfest Danger Rooms in the Clockworks: From these random encounters, you can collect Frozen Winterfest Wishlist tokens. Impostoclaus' trusty assistant, Randolph, is stationed by the Haven fountain and will trade these tokens for Winterfest Prize Boxes, in which you may find:
  • Candy Striped Onesie
  • Festively Striped Onesie
  • Holly Striped Onesie
  • Joyous Striped Onesie
  • Flashy Winter Pullover
  • Garish Winter Pullover
  • Gaudy Winter Pullover
  • Tacky Winter Pullover
  • Impostoclaus Outfit

Grinchlin Assault Prestige Mission

Invade the Grinchlin base of operations on Mount Krampus and put an end to their humbug! Face a choice at each shelter - collect loot and leave the mountain, or leave the treasure and climb further toward the summit!

Can you make it all the way to the summit? If so, you have a chance to win Golden or Silver Solstice Rings. These 4* trinkets protect against fire and freeze with a +1 health bonus. Leave them as-is, or combine them to craft a 5* Grand Solstice Ring trinket!

The Mysterious Alchemy Machine is also available and producing various festive themed weapons for your all of your holiday needs. Although some sound tasty, it is for external application only and we do not recommend licking them. Collect special materials from Mount Krampus to craft 5* Grinchlin reskinned weapons:

  • Deadly Candy Poker
  • Nog Blaster
  • Jack Froster
  • Scalding Hot Cocoa
  • Humbug Hazer
  • Peppermint Repeater

Decoration Kit Prize Boxes

Get into the spirit of Winterfest by decorating your guild hall! These boxes, provisioned by the Supply Depot, may contain items like:
  • Holiday Presents (red, green, white)
  • Candles (red, green, white)
  • Winterfest Trees (red, green, white)
  • Winterfest Tables (it has a platter of cookies and milk on it)
  • Blue Wandering Snipes
  • White Flying Snipes
  • Green Wandering Snipes

For more information, cast your eyes over here.

Winterfest is here on Spiral Knights through January 3, 2017, so tell your friends and guildies to come on over!
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