Chapter is a term used classify and talk about Eternal's month-to-month Leaderboards, Events, and Leagues. Each Chapter focuses on a theme to explore the game's overall story and to tie together its sets, campaigns, and monthly activities. Starting in March of 2022, this included the Chapter Missions, four AI battles within each monthly Chapter with special rules, with a promo or alt art reward.
Chapters were originally called Seasons. They were renamed starting with Chapter 17: Enemies at the Gates (April 2018), when Eternal became more focused on telling a cohesive story.
Each chapter also includes a lore article released at the start of the month. These can be found on the Eternal Lore page on the Dire Wolf Digital website.
At the end of the chapter, leaderboard prizes are rewarded Throne, Expedition, Draft, and League. The next month's starting rank in Throne, Expedition, and Draft are then set based on the finishing rank of the previous month.
With the announcement of Chapter 47: Rise Up, it was also announced that lore articles would be going on hiatus. During the hiatus, lore articles appeared in promo announcements and around releases. The chapter articles returned, combined with league announcements, starting with the Cold Hunt chapter.
Chapter Missions were introduced in March of 2022. Starting that month, each monthly chapter included weekly story-focused missions in the form of AI battles each with a special rule. Winning the battle earns the player four copies of the week's promo card.
Each Chapter also has Heroic Upgrade that can be purchased for 1000 Gems and includes:
- The Chapter’s unique theme deck
- 4x premium copies of each of the Chapter’s promo cards (16 total premium cards)
- The Chapter’s unique premium avatar
There are also Catch-Up Bundles available for people to purchase the promo cards after the month is over. These cost 2500 Gold or 250 Gems for each month's cards.
Prior to the advent of Chapter Missions, most chapters also includes the release of a promotional card, typically a new Hero unit. In the week after they were released, up to one copy could be earned per day by winning a PvP match. Up to four could be earned in this way over a one-week period, after which they can be crafted.
Every promo was accompanied by a matching avatar. These avatars are released at the same time as the promo card and have thus far never been permanently removed from the store. However, the Milos promo card was temporarily removed due to an unknown bug.
List of Chapters
- DWD News - Introducing Eternal Chapters! by DireWolfDigital (March 09, 2022)
- DWD News - A New Chapter (March 22, 2018)
- DWD News - New Sealed League: Rise Up! by DireWolfDigital (September 30, 2020)
- DWD News - New Sealed League: Cold Hunt by DireWolfDigital (October 27, 2021)
- Reddit - Milos Avatar Announcement by DireWolfDigital (February 27, 2019)