Pictured Above: The yellow circle is the spot of the Weekly Boss Battle. The 3-tiered victory podium in the lower left is the icon for the Leaderboard. If you don't see the podium, try logging in again with your Lego ID.
A couple of days ago, Lego updated the Merlok 2.0 app on Android and Apple devices. This is the 2nd month in a row that Lego has rolled out a large update at the beginning of the month. Could this be a pattern for app updates?
Anyway, here is a list of what was updated.
- 171 Nexo Shields are now available
- At this time, only 131 shields have been discovered
- Weekly Boss Battle and Leaderboards have been unlocked
- Game status saves/transfers are possible
171 Nexo Shields
The Shield Collection is getting large. With the 12 shields that were discovered this week, it can be difficult to figure out which shields you are missing. You may want to start using the "filter" to view all of the shields of 1 knight at a time.
Weekly Boss Battle and Leaderboards
Update: Even though competing with other players sounds like fun, the Weekly Boss Battle and Leaderboards are buggy at best, some say it's still a broken feature. Optimistically, Lego may release a small update to fix the Weekly Boss Battles. On the other hand, we may just have to wait for next month's update before Weekly Boss Battles and the Leaderboards works properly.
This looks interesting. The first Weekly Boss Battle is Jestro random and buggy. You need to sign in with your Lego ID in order to view the Leaderboard and participate in the Weekly Boss Battle. The faster you defeat the boss, the higher you will rank on the Leaderboard. Choose your Nexo Powers wisely, the goal is high damage to a single enemy.
You only get one chance Weekly Boss Battle, so practice on the regular stage bosses and pay attention to what Nexo Powers work well against a single, strong enemy. Before you start the Weekly Boss Battle, you get to see the Leaderboard: who is ranked, what Nexo Powers the chose,m and how long it took for them to defeat this week's boss. That should give you a clue to what powers work well.
Once I complete the Boss Battle, I could not find the Leaderboard again. Hopefully this changes, so that you can see your status compared to others. For now, it may be a good idea to take screenshot of the current leaderboard and the on-screen timer when you finish the boss.
I have a feeling that it won't take long for people to figure out which Nexo Powers work best to quickly defeat bosses. These are the powers that I used to beat Jestro in a little over 1 minute. I'm positive I could have used a different selection and finished in under 60 seconds.
Note: Greatest Hits may be worth experimenting with...maybe.
Saved Game Status
I discovered this by accident. If you log in with you Lego ID, it looks like you are able to save your progress in the game. I switched to a new phone this week and started playing the game from the beginning. A few days later, I noticed that I wasn't playing a "brand new" game anymore. I made the move from an Android phone to an Android phone. I haven't tried switching to an Apple device, but since it seems related to your Lego ID, it should probably work with any device(s).
If you experiment with this and want to let me know how things worked out for you, please comment below.