Solo Tournaments are special events which allow you to compete individually with Commanders across Zandia in a variety of arenas. Participation is optional, however the outcome of each Global Tournament can alter the Zandian storyline, result in permanent changes to the game map, and unlock rewards or new game features for participating players.
Participation in Solo Tournaments will often - but not always - require Commanders to take on dangerous missions. They are tasked with collecting as many Tournament Points as possible by completing various objectives. The Tournament Points you collect will be tallied by the Syndicate. All Commanders who succeed will be rewarded based on the amount of Points they scored.
All Commanders are divided into Classes according to their respective Level: Novice, Amateur, Professional, Veteran, Master, and Expert. Your reward from a Solo Tournament depends on which Class you belong to when you engage in the contest. Thus, even novice players who occupy the top positions in their Class can receive large rewards - not just the experienced players. You and your fellow Commanders are divided into Classes before each Solo Tournament and you will remain locked in that Class bracket for its duration, even if you level up during the Tournament!
Influence Points (IPs)
You can only earn Influence Points (IPs) by attacking or defending Zheng-Shi locations during active Global Contracts. You cannot purchase them using Munitions, Fuel, Rations or Diamonds. You also cannot exchange them or send them as a gift to other players. Other players cannot raid IPs from your Base. You can use IPs to purchase unique Referrals, which are required to train the Syndicate Tactical Assault Group (TAG) Units and other game features. Once you've collected enough IPs, go to the Black Market, open the "IPs" tab, and select an item you wish to purchase.
Check the Black Market to view the full list of items and Base improvements you are able to purchase.
Battle other Commanders to get Tournament Points. The more of their troops you take down, the more Points you'll get. It doesn't matter whether you're on the offensive or defensive side. The more Points you rack up, the bigger your rewards at the end of the Tournament.
In this Tournament, Commanders are tasked with engaging ZHG in as many Locations across Zandia as possible. The more of ZHG's forces you eliminate at Locations, the more Tournament Points you will get - and the more Tournament Points you get, the bigger the rewards you stand to earn!
Mining Complex Takeover
This Tournament takes the battle from the arena into the global map. You will need to occupy and hold Mining Complexes in order to earn Tournament Points, and the ultimate number of Tournament Points you collect directly depends on how many Units you take down at the Mining Complexes. Both ZHG troops and rival Combines' troops count!
This Tournament is all about building up your army. There are four ways to gain Tournament Points:
- Train Units in your Base
- Restore fallen Units from your Sick Bay
- Purchase Units from the Black Market
- Receive Troops when you clear ZHG Locations
The stronger the Units are, the more Tournament Points you will earn for adding them to your ranks.
Combine Milestones appear only in the "Milestone" Global Tournaments, where your Combine is able to participate together. You will see these special marks on the Combine progress bar. Reaching a Milestone multiplies all Combine Members' personal Tournament rewards by a certain factor. The more your Combine succeeds at completing the Tournament objectives, the greater the Milestone you will reach and the higher your reward multiplier will be. The amount of points a Combine needs to earn in order to reach the next Milestone will depend entirely on the size of the Combine. The bigger the Combine, the more points they will have to earn. Coordinate with your Combine and rack up huge rewards!
Syndicate values teamwork. Combine Tournaments are special types of Tournaments that your Combine can participate in together. Any Tournament Points you collect will be added to overall score of your Combine. The more Points your Associates collect, the bigger the Combine Reward you stand to earn. Be advised, Commander: all Associates will get the same Combine Reward. To qualify, you have to be permanent member of a Combine. If you see a Combine Tournament as locked, it means you have to complete your Combine Training and get promoted to a higher Combine Rank. Rally your Associates and coordinate to make sure everyone is pulling their weight, and you should have no problem winning these Tournaments!
To earn Tournament Points in the Progress Push, you must do the following:
- Negotiate or renegotiate Contracts
- Assign Drill Instructors in the Training Center
- Develop and upgrade Enhancement Protocols
No battle actions are required for this Tournament, Commander. Strengthen your Base and get ahead of your enemies. Zandia only has room for winners.
In this Tournament, there are two ways to earn Tournament Points.You're tasked with capturing, occupying and defending Repositories across Zandia.
You'll get Tournament Points for the Resources you successfully collect from Repositories, so the longer you hold them, and the more Defensive troops you have stationed there to gather and load Resources, the higher your score. Be advised: Different Resources grant different amounts of Tournament Points. 10 Diamonds collected, for example, are worth more Tournament Points than 10 Rations.
You'll also get Tournament Points for any enemy troops you take out while fighting at Repositories – 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 Repositories and holding them, refer to the "Repositories" section of this Field Manual.
The Drone Derby Tournament is all about your UCAV. There are a few ways to score Tournament Points here:
- Fly your UCAV to take down Targets. This will earn you Strike Points (as usual) AND Tournament Points.
- Develop and upgrade Enhancement Protocols for your UCAV. Doing this will also enable you to power up your Base and your armies. The amount of Tournament Points you'll score for an upgrade depends on the Protocol and its level.
Show that can handle your drone better than your rivals and you'll succeed here.
Combine HQ Showdown
This Tournament gives Commanders who belong to a Combine the chance to demonstrate their superiority! Prepare yourself for a brutal fight to the death!
There are a number of different ways to receive Tournament Points during the Combine HQ Showdown: You can upgrade your own Combine HQ, or alternatively downgrade the Combine HQs of your rivals - fighting and destroying enemy Units in the process! You will receive Tournament Points when you take down enemy Units at any Combine HQ.
Remember: the bigger and stronger Units you can take down, the more Tournament Points you will earn!