Risk Factions Facebook Official FAQ



Risk Factions Facebook Official Frequently Asked Questions by Bevypoo

RISK: Factions is a game of world conquest! Take over the world one continent at a time and show your friends you are a force to be reckoned with.

Game Features

Build your base

Your base is a command center where you amass your forces for world conquest. You will have a Headquarters (HQ) for each faction, which will allow you to unlock troop buildings for training troops and factories to construct Special Weapons.

Choose a Faction

Factions are different types of armies that have different strengths, Special Weapons, and troops. When you start a map, you get to choose which faction to play as. Make sure that your base is producing troops for each faction. Zombie troops will not listen to a human general!

World Domination

Each faction has a collection of maps. Strategically use your army of troops and Special Weapons to capture each territory, continent, and then the world. You can conquer a map multiple times to increase your mastery level on that map.

Multiplayer

You can play a game of RISK: Factions against up to four friends. After you play out your turn, send your friend a message to let them know it is their turn to go. If you want to play a multiplayer game and none of your friends are up for it, join a random game. You will be matched up with other RISK: Factions players quickly so you can start a game right away!

RISK Rules

There are some basic rules from the classic game of RISK that apply to RISK: Factions.

  • The attacker rolls one, two, or three dice and the defender rolls one or two dice depending on the number of soldiers on a territory.
  • The attacker and defender’s highest die rolls are compared as are the second-highest die (if both players roll more than one dice.)
  • Ties go to the defender and any additional dice are disregarded.
  • One soldier must always occupy a territory. For example, if you are attacking another territory with two soldiers on your territory, you will only be able to attack with one, as the other soldier must stay on the territory.
General I am having trouble loading the game.

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Do I have to click on coins, XP, and items that drop to collect them?

Everything that drops will automatically be added to your inventory. You do not have to click on them.

How do I start a new single-player game?

Click on the “Map Select” button in the bottom, left-hand corner of the screen. A screen will appear which allows you to select a Single or Multiplayer game. Now you are given the option to select a world to battle on. Once you have decided, click the “Select” button in the bottom, right-hand corner of the page. Next choose which map and what difficulty you want to play. After you decide, click on the “Select” button. Finally, select the faction you want to use on this map. Now you are ready to go!

How do I start a new multiplayer game?

Click on the “Map Select” button in the bottom, left-hand corner of the screen. A screen will appear which allows you to select a “Single Player” or “Multiplayer” game. Now you can choose to either create a game or join a random game. If you decide to “Create a New Game,” you can invite your friends to play with you. You can select how many people can play, which map you will be playing on and which faction you will be playing as. If you decide to “Join a Random Game,” you will be matched up with other RISK: Factions players who you may not know.

How do I abandon a map?

If you no longer want to play a map, you can surrender it. Click on “Map Select” in the bottom, left-hand corner of the screen. A list of the maps you are currently playing will appear with a “Surrender” button to the right of each one. Click on “Surrender”. A pop-up will appear asking if you would like to “Tough it out!” or “Surrender”. If you choose to surrender a game, you will lose all of your progress and you will not get to use the Prize-O-Matic.

What are Missions?

Missions give you objectives to complete which direct you through the game and help you destroy your enemies. Mission Icons are located on the left-hand side of the screen. Once you get more than three missions in your queue, a “Classified” button will appear that will give you access to the additional missions. Clicking on a Mission Icon activates a pop-up, which explains the objective, shows your progress, and gives you a hint to help you out.

What are Special Weapons

Special Weapons are Faction-specific weapons that can be used on the battlefield. There are many types of Special Weapons, with each one having it’s own unique effect.

How do I get to a different map?

Click on the “Map Select” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the Base screen. All of the maps you are currently playing are available on the “Map Select Screen.”

How do I get to the Base?

Click on the “Return to Base” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

How do I change factions?

When a map is started, you are given your choice of factions. This is the faction you will play as while you complete the map. You will not be able to change factions until the map is over, so choose wisely! Your faction could either lead you to sweet, sweet victory or an untimely death.

How do I unlock new factions?

To play as a faction you have to build an HQ for that faction on your base.

I just received a gift, where did it go?

When you accept a gift, it will be deposited into your Inventory. Click on the bag labeled “Inventory” in the bottom, right-hand corner of the screen. This will bring up your current inventory. There are three click-able tabs at the top of the page. The “Buildings” tab holds buildings and decorations, the “Parts” tab holds items that help you build tech, and the “Resources” tab holds things like soldiers.

What is the Daily Piñata?

The Daily Piñata gives you rewards for playing RISK: Factions daily. The more consecutive days you play the more whacks you get at the Piñata!

MapHow do I attack?

To attack, click on a territory that you own containing two or more troops. Territories that you can interact with will light up. Click on an adjacent territory that belongs to the enemy to initiate the attack. To continue attacking, click repeatedly on the enemy territory until you conquer the territory or run out of troops to attack with. To stop attacking, click on the “Done” button in the bottom middle of the screen.

How do I transfer troops?

To transfer troops from one territory to another, click on a territory that you own containing two or more troops. Territories that you can interact with will light up. To transfer between the two territories, either move the slider between the territories or click repeatedly on the territory you want to add troops to. If you are finished transferring, click on the “Done” button in the bottom middle of the screen.

How do I deploy troops?

To deploy troops, click the Troop Deployment icon located at the bottom of the screen. Territories that you own will light up indicating that you can deploy to them. Click on territories that you want to deploy to. Each click deploys one troop.

How do I use Special Weapons?

To use a Special Weapon, you will need to have the right amount of tokens. You gain tokens by obtaining RISK cards, which you receive at the end of a turn in which you conquered an enemy territory. Once you have enough cards, click on a Special Weapon you want to use and select the territory you would like to use it on. A pop-up will appear allowing you to select the tokens you would like to use. Now you can watch your weapon fly into action!

How many troops can I deploy per turn?

On the right hand side of the screen there is an image of your Facebook profile picture. To the left of your picture is a colored circle, also known as a pip, with a number on it. The number shows how many troops you are allowed to deploy during your turn. This number depends on how many territories and continents you control.

When does my turn end?

Below your Facebook profile image is an “End Turn” button. You can click on this at any time to end your turn. Once you have deployed all of the troops you are allowed during your turn, the “End Turn” button will begin to flash. You can continue to attack or transfer troops at this time, but make sure to click on the “End Turn” button when you are finished.

What are continent bonuses?

When a player takes over a continent, they get a bonus of additional troops to deploy during their next turn. The bonuses that you get for each continent are displayed in a legend on each map. When a continent is taken over by a player, their picture will appear next to continent’s name on the legend.

How do InfiniTroops work?

When you begin a map you are given the option to buy InfiniTroops with RISK Stars. InfiniTroops will give you free deployment of troops for your match. This means that no troops will be pulled from your base.

BaseHow do I buy buildings?

Click on the Store icon, which looks like a shopping cart, in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Once you are in the store, you will see a variety of tabs and factions. Select the faction that you want to buy buildings for by clicking the icon of the general. Then select the tab for the type of building you want to buy. There are troop buildings in the “Troops” tab and factories in the “Weapons” tab. Not all of the buildings are going to be available to you when you start. To unlock buildings you need to complete tech and level up your HQ. Once you have selected a building from the store menu the store pop-up will disappear. The building will have a green outline and a grid will appear on your base indicating where you can place your building. If you try to place the building on top of another structure, or if you are outside the grid, the building will have a red outline, indicating you are unable to place it.

What do the icons above buildings mean?

An exclamation point above a building indicates that it is idle, which means it is currently not in production.

If you click on a building that is idle, it will charge you a small amount coins and begin production, which is indicated by an animation.

A green check mark above a building means that it is ready to be harvested. Your allies have the ability to boost your building, which gives you a small bonus of the resources produced by that building. When an ally has boosted one of your buildings, their profile picture will appear above the boosted building.

A soldier’s silhouette above a building means that you need friends to help build your factory

An image of your friends profile picture indicates that your friend has boosted your building.
This means you will receive a bonus when you collect from the boosted building.

How do I build a Special Weapons factory?

To build a factory, go into the Weapons tab of the Store and select the factory you would like to build. Some buildings will be locked until you upgrade its technology in your HQ. Once placed on the base, click on the building. This will show you all of the jobs that are required to complete the building. You can invite your allies to help you or you can hire outside help using RISK Stars. Once you have all of the workers you need, select the “Build” option and your factory will now be ready to create Special Weapons!

How do I visit an ally’s base?

You can visit your ally’s base by clicking on their pictures in the friends bar at the bottom of the screen. When you visit an ally’s base, you have the option to boost their troop buildings, which gives them more troops. This doesn’t just help your friends; you will also earn coins and XP.

How do I increase the size of the base?

Not enough room for your growing army? You can increase the size of your base! The option to expand your base is unlocked when you complete the mission for base expansion. Just hover your mouse over a darkened section of the base and select an area. Each expansion costs 2,000 coins and requires seven contractors. You can ask for contractors from your friends or you can buy them with RISK Stars.

How do I arrange my base?

To arrange things on your base, click on the “Tools” icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, directly above the sound and full-screen icons.

If you want to move a building, click on the Move icon. Your cursor will now have the Move icon above it. Click on the building or decoration you would like to move. Once the building is where you want it, simply click again to place it.

To rotate a building, click on the Rotate icon directly below the Move icon. Your cursor will continue to have the icon you selected until you click the red “Done” button located above the friends bar.

How do I remove buildings from my base?

There are two ways to remove a building from your base. You can either sell the building for a small amount of coins or stash it in your inventory and save it for later. Click on the “Tools” icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, directly above the sound and full-screen icons.

If you want to sell a building, click on the “Sell” icon. Click on the building you would like to sell.

To stash an item, click on the “Stash” icon and then click on the building you would like to stash. You can later retrieve stashed items from your Inventory. When you are finished removing buildings, click on the red “Done” button located above the friends bar.

How do I find the buildings that I have stashed?

The buildings that you stash go into your inventory. To get them back out onto your base, click on the “Inventory” icon in the bottom, right-hand corner of your screen which looks like a backpack. Buildings will be on the first tab on for your inventory. Simply click on the building you want to bring out and place it on your base.

In-Game Currency and Items

How do I earn RISK Coins?

You can earn coins by successfully attacking your enemy’s territories as well as visiting your ally’s base. You can also convert RISK Stars into Coins by clicking the + button next to the Coin Counter. They are used to train troops, purchase buildings, and more.

How do I get RISK Stars?

RISK Stars can be purchased with Facebook credits, Pay Pal, credit cards, debit cards, mobile, trial pay and can occasionally be won with the Prize-O-Matic. You can purchase RISK Stars by clicking on the + button located next to the RISK Stars Counter on at the top of the screen.

What are RISK Cards?

RISK Cards are tokens that you need for Special Weapons. Each weapon requires a certain number of cards to deploy it. Every time you capture a territory you get a card. You will be presented with three cards that have anywhere between one and three tokens on them. The cards are flipped and shuffled, which you then get to select one at random. If you want a chance to get a different card you can reveal the second card for one RISK Star and the third card for two RISK Stars.

What are these items I am collecting used for?

There are items, such as Gunpowder, Carrots and Sticks, which you collect by attacking on the map or asking your friends. They are also purchasable with RISK Stars. These items are used to unlock Tech and in turn, improve your faction.

How do I find gifts I have received?

When you accept a gift, it will be deposited into your Inventory. Click on the bag labeled “Inventory” in the bottom, right-hand corner of the screen. This will bring up your current inventory. There are three click-able tabs at the top of the page. The “Buildings” tab holds buildings and decorations, the “Parts” tab holds items that help you build tech, and the “Resources” tab holds things like soldiers.

Leveling Up and Upgrading Buildings

How do I earn XP?

There are multiple ways that you can earn XP in RISK: Factions. Every time you successfully attack an enemy, build a building, or boost a friend’s base, you will gain a certain amount of XP. Once you level up, you receive a bonus, so don’t throw that white flag! Never give up, never surrender!

What rank am I at?

Your rank appears at the top of the screen. Rank is determined through a number of factors including win/loss ratios. Clicking on the right side of the bar will bring up the Leaderboard which gives you more information on your rank and the rank of others.

What is the Leaderboard?

The Leaderboard shows you how you rank compared to other players. You can choose to see all RISK players or just your friends. If you want more information on a specific player click on their name.

What is the Stats Tab?

Stats Tab is a section on the Leaderboard that allows you to see more game information about yourself and others. To see someones stats just click their name on the Leaderbard Screen. Here you can view level, win/loss ratios, rolling stats, which factions have been unlocked and mastery level.

What are skill points and how do I get them?

Every time you win a map, you will earn some skill points. These points are used to unlock buildings and Special Weapons. Your total number of skill points are visible at the top pf the screen.

What is a Faction HQ Building?

The HQ is your faction’s headquarters. This building will allow you to unlock troop buildings, factories and new Special Weapons. To upgrade your factions, you will need to use a combination of skill points and parts. If you don’t have all the points or parts that you need, you can buy them with RISK Stars.

How do I get a Faction HQ Building?

All HQ’s are locked when you first start the game. On your base, you will see a construction site. Once you have completed two maps, you will be able to click on your construction site and select the Human HQ to begin with. You can have multiple HQs on your base at a time, but only one of each faction. To unlock more HQs, you will need to expand your base to an area that includes a new construction site.

What is Mastery?

Mastery is an indicator of how many times you have successfully completed a map. There is a progress bar on each map showing you how well you have done. The bar will increase each time you complete a map. Don’t worry if you lose the map, you will not lose the progress you have made in that mastery. The bar fills up faster if you increase the difficulty of the map. You are not required to play a specific faction to increase Mastery Level.

Multiplayer

How do I let my friend know it is their turn?

When you are on a multiplayer map, your competitors are listed on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on the “End Turn” button under their image and you will get a pop-up. You will then have the option to send them a reminder that it is their turn.

What happens when someone loses all of their territories?

When a player loses all of their territories, they have lost the game. All of their RISK cards will be given to the player who defeated them and they are put in watch mode. They can then watch the rest of the game play out or surrender the map. If you lose the game you will still get a Prize-O-Matic.

What happens if someone doesn’t take their turn?

A timer appears under the image of the player once their turn begins. If a player takes more than 24-hours to take their turn, the timer turns into a “Boot” button and you are given the option to boot them from the game. The booted player is then replaced by an AI.

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3 Responses to “Risk Factions Facebook Official FAQ”

  1. I am unable to deploy troops ! IM SO PISSED

  2. the calculation is quite complex, but from what i can tell it seems to depend on the difficulty of level played, the number of players and the number of troops you lost.

  3. Here's a question,

    how are the points calculated? (for Prize-O-Matic)

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