Quests with Customizable Conditions

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Customizable combat conditions are a major opportunity for designers in the core market to create replayable high-level content. In MARVEL Strike Force’s Pestilence event (62% revenue 11Do11D), players choose a variety of combat conditions—like enemy buffs and hero debuffs—to increase the difficulty of a series of battles. AFK Arena’s highly successful Trials of God feature (72% revenue MoM) uses similar mechanics.

In both releases, choosing more difficult conditions awards more points, and players earn rewards based on their highest score in a single attempt. By encouraging players to experiment with different combinations of heroes and difficulty conditions, these mechanics offer a huge variety of challenges that feel very different from the apps’ normal battles.

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