Global TournamentsGlobal Tournaments are special quests that allow you to cooperate with other Lord Marshals in order to complete global objectives. Participation is optional; however, the outcome of each Global Tournament can alter the structure of Shingård, resulting in permanent changes to the game map, and unlock rewards or new game features for participating players.
Participation in Global Tournaments requires Lord Marshals to collect as many Tournament Points as possible by carrying out quests with various goals. The Tournament Points you collect will be held for safe keeping until the completion of the Tournament, at which point they will be exchanged for valuable rewards. All Global Tournaments are voluntary, and all participating Lord Marshals will be rewarded according to their contribution to the Tournament goal.
All Lord Marshals are divided into Leagues according to their experience Level: Meat, Acolyte, Warrior, Veteran, Adept, or Master. The scale of your reward from a Global Tournament depends on which League you belong to when you begin the mission, so high-level players stand to win bigger rewards overall, but even novice players can earn big rewards if they achieve the top positions in their League. You and your fellow Lord Marshals are divided into Leagues at the start of the Global Tournament, and you will remain locked in your League for its duration, regardless of how much you level up during the mission.
Battle MarksYou can only earn Battle Marks by attacking or defending Battlegrounds during active Global Tournaments. Battle Marks cannot be purchased using Fire Ale, Fish, Mushrooms or Emeralds, nor can they be exchanged or sent as gifts to other players. Other players are unable to claim Battle Marks from your Stronghold when raiding it. You can use Battle Marks to get access to some elusive Blood Pacts that are required to train special new units and unlock other game features. Once you've collected enough Battle Marks, go to the Black Market, open the "Battle Marks" tab and select the item(s) you wish to purchase.
Check the Black Market to view the full list of items and features you are able to purchase.
PvP Warfare TournamentIt's pretty simple: fight other Lord Marshals to get Tournament Points. It doesn't matter whether it's at Obelisks or Strongholds - the more of their warriors you take down, the more Points you'll get. The more Points you get, the better your rewards will be! Additionally, killing off other guys helps build a feeling of warmth and sense of brotherhood within your army.
Battleground Carnage TournamentIn this Tournament, Lord Marshals need to use their Units to clear out Battlegrounds across Shingård. You will get Tournament Points for each one of the Ice Queen's undead Units you defeat. The more Points you collect, the bigger the Reward you will receive! Fight on and reap immense Rewards!
Obelisk Carnage TournamentThis Tournament takes the battle onto the Global Map. Fight enemies at Obelisks, and earn Tournament points for each one you kill off! King Björn doesn't care whether they're Undead or just other Lord Marshals' Units, nor whether you're attacking or defending. He's just generally a fan of carnage.
Stash GrabIn this Tournament, there are two ways to earn Tournament Points.You're tasked with capturing, occupying and defending Stashes across the snowy lands of Shingård.
You'll get Tournament Points for all the Resources you successfully collect from Stashes, so the longer you hold them, and the more Defensive Units you have stationed there to gather and load Resources, the higher your score will be. Note: Different Resources grant different amounts of Tournament Points. 10 Emeralds collected, for example, are worth more Tournament Points than 10 Fish.
You'll also get Tournament Points for any enemy Units you take out while fighting at Stashes – regardless of whether you're on the offensive or defensive, and regardless of whether you win or lose the battle.
For more information on capturing Stashes and holding them, refer to the "Stashes" section.