About Mafia Wars

Mafia Wars is the #1 crime genre game with over 7 million players playing daily. Mafia Wars is part of the Zynga family of games. Zynga is the #1 social gaming company on the web. Zynga was founded specifically to add a social element to casual online games because we love games, and we love them most when we're playing with friends! Social games provide a more fun, competitive and contagious experience. Click here to play.
  • News items from June 2012

  • Dear Mobsters,

    We'll be rolling out the option to migrate your VIP Membership to Facebook payments starting July 15th.

    The migration feature is now rolled out to 100 % of all VIP members, who have not yet migrated or purchased through the Facebook payments flow.

    Please note that this option will not be available for VIP Members who have already purchased or re-subscribed through the Facebook payments flow.

    Learn more about the migration of your VIP membership to Facebook payments.

    Q: Why do I need to migrate my VIP membership to Facebook payments?
    A: Due to a mandatory Facebook requirement, all monthly membership payments must go through the Facebook payments flow.  Your monthly VIP membership payment, which has been processed by Zynga up to now, will be processed by Facebook once you migrate to Facebook payments.

    Q: How do I migrate my VIP Membership to Facebook payments?
    A:  You’ll be notified to migrate your VIP Membership to Facebook payments through various channels, including in-game pop-up, home page banner, VIP section in the Marketplace etc.

    Step 1: Click on the “Start Migration Now” button to initiate VIP Membership migration to Facebook payments:

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    Step 2: After you initiate the migration, you will see a pop-up from Facebook asking you to choose your preferred payment method

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    Step 3: Enter your payment information. You can choose to pay using a Credit card or your PayPal account.

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    Step 4: After filling in the payment details, click on “Submit” button to continue. You’ll receive a confirmation pop-up from Facebook followed by an in-game confirmation in Mafia Wars game:

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    In-game confirmation:

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    The above message will confirm the successful migration of your VIP Membership to Facebook payments and you’ll receive the reward item after you are charged by Facebook on your next renewal date.

    Q: I have successfully migrated my VIP Membership to Facebook payments. When will I receive the special reward item (Fishing Cat)?
    A: Upon successful migration to Facebook payments, you will get a special reward item - Fishing Cat (198 Attack, 198 Defense) after you are charged by Facebook on your next renewal date.

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    Q: Will my VIP membership benefits remain the same post the migration?
    A: Yes, all your VIP Membership benefits will remain the same. Upon migration, you will be charged the same monthly payment from your next renewal date.

    Q: Which payment options does Facebook support for monthly VIP Membership payment?
    A: Currently, Facebook accepts all major Credit cards and PayPal as a mode of payment for VIP Membership.

    Q: Will I be charged anything extra once I migrate?
    A: You will not be charged anything extra upon migration. You will be charged the same VIP Membership fee on your next scheduled renewal date.

    Q: Will my monthly payment schedule remain the same?
    A: Yes, your payment schedule and monthly billing date will remain the same

    Q: Why is Facebook initiating a free VIP Membership trial for me? Does it mean I get a free trial till my next membership renewal date?
    A: You have already paid Zynga for your monthly VIP membership, and you are entitled to continue receiving your VIP membership benefits until your next renewal date. Upon migration, Facebook will initiate a free trial for you until your next renewal date. This will ensure that you are not charged before your next payment is due and your payment schedule will remain the same.
    For Example: If your VIP Membership renewal date is July 25th 2012 and you migrate to Facebook payments flow on July 15th 2012, you still have 10 days of active VIP membership on your account. To ensure you are not charged extra by Facebook, this period will be treated as a free trial by Facebook and you will be charged by Facebook only on July 25th, your next VIP membership payment date.

    Q: If I have purchased from Facebook before, do I need to enter my payment details again during the migration?
    A: If your payment details are already saved with Facebook, you do not need to enter them again.

    Q: Why do I see the VIP membership priced in a different currency on Facebook?
    A: If you’ve set a preferred currency other than USD in Facebook account settings, Facebook will automatically convert the current price of the membership ($24.97) into your preferred currency.  All monthly payments will also be made in the same currency and the conversion will be based on the current Foreign Exchange rate at the time of the payment.

    Q: How can I change my Credit card or PayPal details after migrating to Facebook?
    A:
    Once you have migrated to Facebook for VIP Membership payment, you’ll need to update details of any change in Credit card or PayPal account directly in Facebook. Please follow the below steps to update your payment information in Facebook:

    Step 1:
    Sign in to your Facebook account and click on the drop down arrow (Next to the “Home” tab) towards the right corner on the screen and select “Account Settings”:

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    Step 2:
    Click on “Payments” tab to open Payments settings and click on Manage (shown below) to change the credit card information:

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    Step 3:
    You’ll be prompted to enter your Facebook password in order to proceed. Please authenticate yourself to proceed:

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    Step 4:
    Click on “Edit” to edit the payment information in Facebook or “Remove” to remove a Credit card from Facebook:

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    Step 5:
    You can edit the updated Credit card information in the screen followed by clicking “Edit” button:

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    Alternatively, you can use “Remove” option to remove an existing credit card or “Add a credit card” to add a new one:

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    Q: Is there a deadline to migrate my VIP Membership to Facebook payments?
    A: The deadline to migrate your VIP membership to Facebook payments is 30th of August, 2012, 23:59:59 hours PDT.

    Q: What will happen if I do not migrate my VIP Membership to Facebook payments until the deadline?
    A: If you do not migrate to Facebook payments by August 30th 2012, your membership will lapse into placed pending cancellation state. You will continue receiving VIP membership benefits until your next renewal date falling after 30th August.

    However, your VIP membership will be automatically cancelled on your next renewal date post 30th of August. If you do not migrate and your membership is cancelled, you will stop enjoying VIP membership benefits.

    Q: The next renewal date for my VIP Membership falls before August 30th.
    If I do not migrate until my next renewal date – will my VIP Membership get renewed?
    A: You can migrate your VIP membership to Facebook payments any time before 30th of August, 2012. If you do not migrate before your next renewal date which falls before 30th August, your payment would be processed by Zynga and your membership benefits would remain the same.  However, you will still be required to migrate to Facebook payments before the August 30th deadline, if you would like to keep your VIP Membership.

    Q: On successful migration, will I be able to retain my progression for the additional VIP benefits (Silver, Gold, Ruby and Platinum)?
    A: Absolutely, your progression for getting additional VIP benefits will be retained upon migration to Facebook payments.

    Q: How can I cancel my subscription after I migrate to Facebook?
    A: Please click on “Subscription Details” button for options to manage VIP Membership:

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    Clicking on Subscriptions Details will fetch you the details of your subscription:

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    Clicking on Cancel Subscription will give you an option to cancel or retain the VIP Membership:

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    You can choose to keep your Subscription active or cancel the Subscription. If you choose to cancel your subscription, you can click on the “Cancel Subscription” button.

    After clicking on “Cancel Subscription” button, you need to confirm the cancellation of VIP Membership by clicking on “Cancel subscription” button shown on the Facebook side:

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    You will receive a confirmation from Facebook that your VIP membership is cancelled and you will not receive any future VIP membership billing from Facebook or from Zynga.

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    An in-game confirmation will indicate the amount of time remaining (based on your VIP Membership subscription status) for the expiry of your VIP membership after cancellation is initiated.

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    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Dear Mafia Wars Players,

    Did you know that nearly three million people die every year from preventable diseases caused by unsafe drinking water?

    Zynga’s Mafia Wars has teamed up with water.org to ensure access to safe water and sanitation to those struggling with the water crisis. Water.org is empowering millions of individuals around the world with access to clean water and sanitation; ensuring a better life for generations ahead.

    To help water.org and their cause, we’ll be releasing a special Limited Edition item for purchase - the Snake Boat (135/185), available for a limited time starting June 29th to July 6th 2012. 100 % of the proceeds from the sale will be contributed towards those suffering from the water crisis.

    For more information, visit http://water.org/zynga/. Mafia Wars is proud to associate with water.org in their efforts to support this noble cause.

    CLICK HERE to buy the Snake Boat (135/185).

     

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Derby CratesDerby Crates are here! Check out the 8 great loots up for grabs items we've boxed up in the Marketplace!

     

     

     

     

     

    Derby Crate Loot Chance Table

    Common

    Frilly Parasol
    Frilly Parasol
    (160/116)
    Horsebox
    Horsebox
    (116/161)
    Jockey Helmet
    Jockey Helmet
    (161/117)
     

    Uncommon

    Elite Madame
    Elite Madame
    (175/124)
    Jockey Glasses
    Jockey Glasses
    (124/176)
    Riding Crop
    Riding Crop
    (125/176)
     

    Rare

    Winning Horse
    Winning Horse
    (135/192)
    Jockey
    Jockey
    (192/135)


    Visit Marketplace Now!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    You are rewarded with a Knuckle-chuckle (176/111) to rule the game with an iron fist.

    KnucklechuckleAll you have to do to claim your reward is to login to the game NOW and it will be automatically added to your inventory! Hurry as this will be available only for the next few days!

    Previously, you had to follow a set of procedure to add the reward to your inventory. Here’s an example. You can still follow this procedure if you are more comfortable with this.

    Play Mafia Wars and  have the game in the palm of your hand.

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • The Few and the Proud Sale Date Extension

    Mobsters,

    We are extending The Few and The Proud sale by a day! Make the most of this sale before it ends on 6/28/2012 by 11:59 pm (Pacific Time).

    Stand at ease and make the most of this sale to win an Action-Packed (120/207)!

    Purchase any 15 qualifying items* in the Marketplace to earn yourself an Action-Packed (120/207) Sale items also include 4 limited items, including Ex-Marine (105/186), Bootcamp (186/107), Armed Vest (107/187) and Tuned-In (187/106).

    This sale ends after which these exclusive items will no longer be available.

    *Only items selling in the Marketplace are eligible for this reward. However, items selling for less than 5RP, Treasure Chest items and Skill Point Reallocation are not eligible for the prize. Grab these items and quell the enemy threat!

    Head to the Marketplace Now!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Good News! 

    We heard your feedback and have enhanced the collection of Stamina and Energy received from your London and Brazil properties.

    Now you will be able to receive the Stamina / Energy Stats from your London and Brazil properties even if they exceed the maximum value of Stamina/Energy stats in your account.

    For example: If the Stamina stats on your account are 2,500/2,500 and at the same time, you also have a property from which you can collect additional 1,000 Stamina.

    If you successfully collect the available 1,000 Stamina from your property, the net available Stamina in your account would appear as 3,500/2,500.

    Please note that you should use these additional (surplus) stats within one hour of collecting from your property.

    If the additional stats are unused even after an hour of collection from your property, They will be reset to the maximum value. (in the above example – if you do not use 3,500/2,500 Stamina in an hour of collecting from property, it will be reset to 2,500/2,500)

     - The Mafia Wars Team

     

  • Hellish Hydraulics

    Mobsters,

    We’re giving the power to you to choose what's best for you.

    This is your ultimate chance to build or upgrade high stats items as many times as you can.  Upgrade or Build, the choice is yours!
     
    Q: Is there a minimum level requirement?
    A: Yes, to be able to craft items in Hellish Hydraulics, a player must be a minimum of level 50.

    Q: For how long will the feature be available?
    A: Hellish Hydraulics will be available for a period of 7 days (From June 25th Midnight Pacific time to July 1st 23:59 Pacific Time)
     
    Q: What do I need to craft items in Hellish Hydraulics? How does the feature work?
    A: In order to craft items in Hellish Hydraulics, you’ll need to earn Hydraulic Cylinders in any of the following ways:
     
    Feed Posts: You can earn up to 30 parts per day by having your friends click on your feeds. One Feed post can get you a maximum of 10 parts in a day.
    You can post a feed every 2 hours (provided you have not collected the daily limit of 30 parts already). In addition, you can earn up to 10 parts per day by clicking on your friends' feeds.
    Jobs: Get up to 5 parts a day as loot drops while doing jobs.
     
    The daily limit timers reset at 00:00:00 AM PST.

    The total number of unused Hydraulic Cylinders (building parts) in your account will be displayed in the “Parts Owned” section of the Feature:

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    You can also purchase Hydraulic Cylinders using Reward Points.

    Using the available parts in your account, you can both queue any of the 2 craftable items for building (increasing the total number of items obtained at the end of the event) and upgrade the level of items (build better items with higher stats).  Read further for details.
     
    You can choose any combination of builds and upgrades.

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    Q: Which items are available for Building? Is there a Maximum limit on number of items I can craft?
    A: There are 2 Items which you can build and upgrade using the parts available in your account:

            1. Hydraulic Cannon (Better Mafia Attack Strength and adds +1 and +2 Personal Attack stats when on Ruby and Emerald level)

            2. Hydraulic Hippo (Better Mafia Defense Strength and adds +1 and +2 Personal Defense stats when on Ruby and Emerald level)

     
    There is no limit on the amount of items you can craft from this feature as long as you have the required building parts on your account within the time limit of the event (June 25th Midnight Pacific time to July 1st 23:59 Pacific Time).
     
    Q: How do I use the available parts to upgrade the level of the item? What are the different Tiers available?
    A: Using the available parts in your account, you can perform 2 actions:

                1. Build: Click on the Build to add an item to building queue. (Please note that you’ll be able to collect the items you have crafted only after the event ends)

                2. Upgrade: Click on the Upgrade button to upgrade the item level to the next tier.

    There will be 5 upgrade tiers available for both the items - Bronze (default), Silver, Gold, Ruby and Emerald.
     
    Below table shows the number of parts required to upgrade the item strength:

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    The cost of upgrading or building one item will not change the cost of upgrading or building the other item. Upgrading an item improves all copies of that item, including those already queued for building.
     
    The number of parts required to build items are as follows:
     
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    Q:  Can I reallocate the parts used for building to upgrade an item and vice-versa?
    A: Allocation of parts for used for either building or upgrading an item is final. You cannot re-allocate the parts once you decide to build/upgrade an item.
     
    Q: I used the parts to “Build” items, but those were not added to my inventory.
    A: Please note that you will not receive items in your inventory while the event is running. You will need to collect the items at the end of the event.
     
    Q: When can I collect the items which are queued for building? What if I have unused parts left in my account?
    A: Once the “Collect After:” timer ends (July 2nd 00:00 AM onwards), you will see an option to collect from the event and will no longer be able to earn additional parts.

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    You’ll get 5 additional days from July 2nd Midnight Pacific Time to use the remaining parts or to purchase parts and build/upgrade items if you wish to do so.
     
    Clicking on Collect will open another window with more options:

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    Q: Can I build/upgrade more items after I click on the “Collect” button?
    A:
    No, after Collecting the items from event, the event will end for you and you will be unable to build/upgrade more items. Any unused parts will be lapsed at the end of the Event (after clicking the Collect button).

    Q: If I "Build" some items and spend parts to "Upgrade" later, does it upgrade all the “built” items?
    A: Yes, you can use the "Build" / "Upgrade" options in any order you want.
    For example: If you have already built 10 items on Bronze Level and use 10 parts to upgrade them to Silver, all the 10 built items will be upgraded to Silver Tier.

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • The Few and the Proud Sale

    Mobsters,

    You are one of The Few and The Proud! Stand at ease and make the most of this sale to win an Action-Packed (120/207)!

    Purchase any 15 qualifying items* in the Marketplace to earn yourself an Action-Packed (120/207) Sale items also include 4 limited items, including Ex-Marine (105/186), Bootcamp (186/107), Armed Vest (107/187) and Tuned-In (187/106).

    This sale ends at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on 6/27/2012, after which these exclusive items will no longer be available.

    *Only items selling in the Marketplace are eligible for this reward. However, items selling for less than 5RP, Treasure Chest items and Skill Point Reallocation are not eligible for the prize.

    Grab these items and quell the enemy threat!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    You are rewarded with a pair of Armored Socks (111/175) to put your best foot forward.

    All you have to do to claim your reward is to login to the game NOW and it will be automatically added to your inventory! Hurry as this will be available only for the next few days!

    Previously, you had to follow a set of procedure to add the reward to your inventory. Here’s an example. You can still follow this procedure if you are more comfortable with this.

    Play Mafia Wars and gain a foothold in the game!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    Thank you all for the overwhelming response and participation in the Dev Q&A Session. If you missed the live chat session, you can still read it HERE.

    Take a quick survey after you have read the thread to tell us if you were happy with the questions and answers. CLICK HERE to give us your feedback!

    -The Mafia Wars Team