Four Gadgets Introduced in New Update for The Settlers: New Allies

The Gears of Prosperity are here. Ubisoft

A new content update is now live in The Settlers: New Allies. This free update introduces new gameplay features along with new buildings. There are also balance updates that brings interesting changes to the game.

Where do we begin? How about new gameplay features? These are called Gadgets. These are limited items which give players consumable powers. Four have been added and these are:

  • Boom Drill
    • Accelerates the extraction of underground deposits by unearthing multiple ores.
  • Smokescreen
    • Provides temporary invisibility to stationary military units.
    • Effect stops once they move or attack.
  • Emergency Alarm
    • Provides 18 temporary citizen guards that are very weak outside of their own territory.
  • Mechanized Training Dummies
    • Instantly finishes the recruitment process or spawning timer for all recruitment buildings or residences in range.

The Workshop

Workshops are where players can create different Gadgets, which include the ones already mentioned. Here are some things to keep in mind when coming up with gadgets:

  • Gadget costs vary by type.
  • Gears are always part of the cost.
  • Gadgets have a maximum storage of charges.
    • The number of Workshops or Warehouses built does not matter.
  • Gadgets have a long production time.

New Buildings

The Workshop isn't the new building to be introduced with the new update. There are also these:

  • Water Well
    • Water is used in all classic recipes and has new uses in research.
    • Farm, Bakery, and Ranch now all take an additional input of water to produce.
  • Finesmith
    • Produces Gears from Iron Bars, Coal, and Gold Ore.
    • Gears replace gold as the recruitment cost for Faction Units.
  • Decorative Buildings
    • These ornamental buildings brighten up the look of any settlement.
    • They are cheap to build but have low health but and offer no competitive advantage.

Balance Changes Highlights

Of course, like with a lot of updates, there are changes made and in this one it includes:

  • Population limit for all 1v1 casual and PvP maps is increased to 999.
  • Farms can no longer be placed near the coast.
  • Replaced Advanced Alchemy with Defense Draughts, a new research option for Alchemists/Shamans/Mystics.
  • Added a second rank to Focus Crystals
  • Engineer vision range increased from 3 to 5.
  • Recall cooldown increased from 15 minutes to 20 minutes.

The Settlers: New Allies is available now on consoles Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Amazon Luna. It's also out for and PC through Ubisoft Connect. Those who have the Ubisoft+ Premium subscription can get access to the Deluxe Edition, which has the Deluxe and Explorer packs along with the main game.

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