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Gold Rush — Defense Mode

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The Wild West is not for the weak of heart. And the strong ones will always try to get the best piece of the pie. Don’t let anyone get to your Gold Nuggets! Together, ensure the best defense possible for your second home. Build, upgrade & plan!

How to organize a strong defense? 

  1. Talk to your Alliance buddies — Discuss your tactics all together!
  2. Create a defense layout — Use Overview mode and defense posts’ features to ensure no one gets through! 
  3. Get defense posts — Now all Alliance buildings have defense posts. Upgrade your Alliance base to get even more of those!
  4. Occupy the defense posts — Choose your defense post based on its features. Discuss the best positions and picks for each post!
  5. Use Overview mode — You can view your Alliance defense plan using building mode. Use it to arrange the best defense possible!
  6. Study your rivals’ tactics! — View defense reports and use them to upgrade your defense!

There is so much more about defense you need to know besides this list!
Let’s get into it right now!

Defense posts

From now on, all Alliance buildings will be granting you defense posts. To get more posts for the defenders, upgrade the Alliance base all together!


There are 2 types of defense posts with their own features and bonuses:

  1. Watch post (range)
    — A cowboy on such a post will get a significant HP boost and have an increased range of fire.
    — Watch post guardians can not move.
    — They can only use ranged weapons.
  2. Guard post (melee)
    — Patrolmen get a moderate HP boost and a speed boost.
    — They can use any type of weapon.
    — It is also possible for them to move around the base and chase those nasty competitors!

Occupy the defense posts! 


Each member of the Alliance can occupy one of the available defense posts. All defenders will need food, weapons, and armor to fight efficiently.


⚠️ Please note! 

  • Items equipped on the defender can not be taken back. They will get damaged in future battles, so don’t forget to renew your equipment!
  • Don’t forget about provisions! You can’t fight efficiently on an empty stomach.


Enter Defense Overview mode

A strong defense if a result of joint planning and effort. Think of who will be more effective as a ranged defender, and who will be a better patrolman. The Overview mode will help you all set your defense up and consider all possible weak points at your place!  

Any member of the Alliance can enter the Overview mode from the Alliance base. There are plenty of things you can see and plan from there. Such as:

— See the overall defense coverage. The brighter the color of the area, the more defenders are ensuring its safety. 

— By selecting a certain post, you can see its defender’s range of action. The action depends on the type of the defense post:

  • For Watch posts (range), the circle shows how far the defender’s attacks will reach. 
  • For Guard posts (melee), the circle shows how far a cowboy can move around and chase the intruders.

View everyone’s positions and equipment. Make sure your buddies are up to the task!

Enter the Overview mode at the same time with your buddies, talk things through, and ensure no one gets through!



Backup’s on the way!

Do you need some help during defense? Get a backup from Silverton! The best mercenaries available will come to your aid in 5 minutes, but you can make them come sooner!

Defending your Alliance base can be truly tough. There is no shame in requiring a backup! Talk to your Alliance mates and decide who will be guarding the Railway Station. The defender should be well-equipped to survive the possible fire while waiting for reinforcement.

Once the attack begins, the Railway Station guardian(s) will send a request for backup to Silverton. The best of the mercenaries will come to your aid in 3 minutes. These guys are tough, brutal, and can change the course of the fight! 

It will take 3 minutes for the reinforcement to reach your base by train. While the mercenaries are on the road, the Railway Station guardian has to fight for his/her life! Someone must meet the mercenaries and tell them whom to shoot at. At least one Railway Station defender must stay alive while the mercenaries are on the road. 


Turn on the spotlights!

Someone dangerous can hide in the dark and sneak into your Alliance base without alarming the defenders. During the night, their range of view gets decreased. When all you see is blackness, how can you aim?

But there is a way to prevent this from happening! Want to know how?

Talk to your Alliance buddies and discuss who will be defending the Power Station. If a night falls on the prairies during the attack, the watchman will turn on the lights to illuminate the area! Then no one will have a chance pass to your HQ undetected. 


Study your rivals’ tactics!

Damn, those competitors have made it to your HQ?
View attack replay on the Alliance’s base and optimize your layout!

In the defense reports, you can see how the rivals progressed during the attack. Note where the breach is and rearrange your defense to prevent this from happening ever again. If they made it to the Safe once, don’t let them do it the second time around!

But that’s not all! By reviewing a defense report from the Alliance chat, you will also be able to see how the rivals were equipped during the attack. Note all the details — how the competitors moved, what did they use, and what have they lost trying to ambush you!

Learn from your rivals! It applies both to improving your defense layout and future attack tactics.

Joint tactics

By working in a team, you can reach goals and heights that are not accessible to loners. The more united you are, the better the result! Even a small team can make wonders. But the more strong hands and bright heads — the better. It is up to you to make a plan and set roles for every player.


Decide who will be defending the HQ, and who will be keeping an eye on the Railway Station. Ensure there is someone with a good gun on the Watchtower, and don’t let anyone pass your defense! Only in discussion the perfect layout can be born, so speak more to your buddies!