Cast 1x Speed Bug


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What you were expecting to happen, and what actually happened
When in game and have a troop clicked, the cast button is grayed but the match goes at 1x speed rather than 4x speed.

How often does this happen? When did it begin happening?
every time i goto the cast screen.

Steps to make it happen again
Start match, click cast, game slows from 4x speed to 1x speed.


Is this your first time opening Gems of War after the v3.4 pet update? I had that exact same issue with the graphics quality, mana display, and speed being switched back to defaults when I deleted, reinstalled and re-linked my account on the Apple iPad.

However, once I edited the Graphics Quality back to my preferences, the changes were saved. If your changes AREN’T saving then the Devs will have to look into it, though.

Some of my battles start with apparently slowed animation but that can also be due to server and device (memory) lag, perhaps. Try quitting and restarting whenever your iPhone/iPad game develops judder (jerky animation); that seems to help when this occurs for me.

Hope this helps a bit.


I did everything you said and it still is slower.


Another possible factor:
In January 2018 an emergency firmware patch was released to fix a massive security flaw found in all Intel CPUs made since 1995.

Fixing this security issue unfortunately has caused significant speed slowdowns of ~30% in games and apps everywhere. The newest reboot of Gems is possibly likewise affected, especially if you are running it on an older device. :frowning:


The issue described is something that I believe everyone is experiencing.

3.4 introduced a new feature which allowed the Cast button to automatically light up green when it’s ready, once the opponent is done casting.

For example, take this mock battle Vs. goblins.

You match 3 gems and then your opponent casts Princess Fizzbang which explodes and begins the dreaded Goblin loop. While your opponent’s battle’s animation is still going on, you can click on your own Dawnbringer (or whatever troop) which will then bring up the screen which shows the detail of that troop’s spell along with a grayed-out “Cast” button at the bottom. Once your opponent’s cast animations have finished, the Cast button will turn green and you can hit it.

At THAT point (while you are waiting to cast) is when the opponent’s animations which are happening in the background slow down to 1x speed.