Today’s sneak peek for the Summer 2022 Update for Clash of Clans was focused on the Home Village and something totally unexpected was announced. All Gold, Elixir, and Dark Elixir training costs for Troops, Spells, and Siege Machines will be removed.
The purpose of this move is to encourage experimentation when attacking enemy villages. Now you’ll be able to try out new strategies and tactics without having to worry about spending valuable resources.
This is an incredible change that should hopefully result in some wild attack strategies. Perhaps some new metas will also be discovered as a result.
Although the training costs have been removed, the training time and housing space requirement will still remain intact. Now the Training Boost perk from Season Challenges will only affect training time.
Some additional changes as a result of the zero cost training include:
- Players will no longer receive returned resources when donating to a Clanmate.
- Donation Refunds from Clan perks have been removed.
- Events will no longer discount training for Troops or Spells.
- Elixir loot in Legend League has been reduced to match Gold loot.
But wait, it gets better. What can you do with all this extra Elixir you have now that it’s not used on training? Well, starting at Town Hall level 5, you’ll be able to upgrade your Walls with either Gold or Elixir. This should hopefully help newer players progress more quickly.
However, the Clan Castle will now also require Elixir to upgrade at all levels, replacing Gold. It will still cost the same amount of Elixir as Gold, though.
The Summer 2022 Update will bring some additional quality of life changes to the Home Village as well. A new “Remove All” button will allow you to remove every unit that has been trained for a specific category (Troops, Spells, and Siege Machines), so you won’t have to clear one unit at a time. Additionally, you’ll now be able to donate any Super Troop to fulfill a Clanmate’s request as long as you have access to that Super Troop. You won’t need to have that Super Troop activated.
And as per usual, there’s a giant assortment of game changes and bug fixes on the way.
This appears to be the final preview for the Summer 2022 Update for Clash of Clans. It feels like a rather small one, especially in comparison to the Spring update which introduced the Clan Capital. But given how big that update was, it’s understandable why this one would be more about quality of life improvements. While this update is small, the fact that training costs are being removed is perhaps one of the biggest changes Clash of Clans could get.