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  • News items from October 2012

  •   SD 20-NightCap


    Cigarettes aren't the only things she lights up. She takes your soul and senses with her sensual smoke. Stub her out before she stubs you.


     Complete the 9 new Chicago jobs in Secret District: Nightcap before it closes at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on 11/10 to earn exclusive new loot, including the Thick Smoke (233/131 at ruby level)!

    -The Mafia Wars Team


  • Mobsters,

    The Raven returns!! You have been requesting for this feature for many months now. We are glad to bring back this feature in the game.

    Ice players on the fight list to find and defeat the Assassin! The more you ice other players in fights, the greater your chances of catching a glimpse of the Assassin.


    Q: How do I find the Assassin?

    A: Ice opponents from the fight list. The Assassin is almost always in stealth mode, so be patient and keep icing.


    When you pick up his trail, a banner will appear on the fight page giving you 2 Armagrenade and notifying you that you are close to finding him. Keep icing.



    Q: How long does it take to find the Assassin? 

    A: Finding the Assassin is extremely difficult because he’s stealthy. You will need to ice many players to hunt him down.


    Q: Is there a time limit to find the Assassin? 

    A: No, there is no time limit to find him.


    Q: What will happen when I find the Assassin?

    A: Once you have tracked down the Assassin, he will appear in the fight list, on the homepage banner and on the Operations / Bosses page. Once you find him, you have 8 hours to defeat him.

    Fight List:


    Home Page Banner:


    Operations / Bosses page:


    Q: Which Ammos (consumables) do I need to fight the Assassin?

    A: You will need new Ammunition to fight the Assassin. The new Ammo will be available through various modes in the game.


    Below is the list of Ammunition available once you find the trail of the Assassin:

    Rain of Pain – Drops from Robbing (does not drop when the Raven goes into hibernation)

    Nunchuk Flurry – Drops from Jobs (does not drop when the Raven goes into hibernation)

    Face Chopper – Drops from Fights (does not drop when the Raven goes into hibernation)

    Armagrenade- Drops on Icing (Only drops during the 8 hour period when the Raven has been discovered)



    You can also purchase the Ammos using Reward Points.


    Q: How much health does the Assassin have?

    A: The Assassin is strong! He has 60,000 health. 


    Q: How do I fight the Assassin? Is there a time limit for the fight?

    A: Once Assassin appears on the fight list, you have 8 hours to beat him. During this 8-hour period, the Assassin will not heal.



    Q: Do I need stamina to fight the Assassin?

    A: No, you do not need Stamina to fight the Assassin. You will need to use the Ammos – Rain of Pain, Nunchuk Flurry, Face Chopper and Armagrenade to attack the Assassin and defeat him.


    Q: Are there special combos to deliver an extra punch?

    A: Yes! There are a total of three combos that can be used to deal incrementally more damage to the Assassin.  You must use the correct order of four Ammos (consumables) in a row to unlock four move special combos.

    There are 6 different red C-C-C-combos when you fight the Assassin. That means the red combo that works for you may not be the same for your friends.

    Q: What is the Reward for beating the Assassin?

    A: You will receive Xtreme Assassin’s Jacket (215/140) once you beat the Assassin.


    Q: Can I fight the Assassin again soon after I beat him?

    A:  No. After the 8 hour period of discovery, the Assassin goes into hibernation. The hibernation typically lasts for 3 days after which you can find him again through icing players.

    During this period, the Ammo will not drop in the game. You can however purchase Ammo from the Special Loot section of Marketplace at any time:


    Q: Do I get any achievements for beating the Assassin?

    A:  Yes, there are 2 achievements for beating the assassin:

    Requiescat in Pace Primus (Earned by killing The Assassin once)
    Requiescat in Pace Decimus (Earned by killing The Assassin 10 times)


    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mission Event


    In the new Mission Event (Skate or Die),  you might observe a slight difference in the difficulty level of tasks from player to player.

    Since Mafia Wars is a very old game, there are some players who have been playing the game a lot longer than others. This is reflected in the game in many ways including but not limited to a player’s Personal/Mafia Stats, Mafia Size and their respective levels which makes them stronger or weaker than other players in game.

    We have designed the latest Mission Event in such a way that players of all levels have a fair chance of completing the quest missions.

    Players might see challenges that are easier or more competitive depending on their personal stats. This is to ensure that all players are optimally challenged.

    We welcome your feedback on the new Mission Event design via the below form:


     -Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    It is not time to say "Requiescat in Pace, Mafia Wars". Far from it! There are rumors floating around that this beloved game is shutting down. These rumors are absolutely false.

    The Mafia Wars studio is working hard around the clock to bring you new events and new game play innovations.

    We have a fun-filled Halloween planned for our players with two mega events. And an extraordinary surprise is in store in November! Keep checking our official fan page for more clues.

    -The Mafia Wars Team

    "I can feel the shadow of dark wings falling on me. Everywhere I turn, I see wolves in sheep's clothing."- Ivankov Dimitrovich

  • Mobsters,

    We ran a contest on Twitter and we asked you about the favorite Mafia Wars character!

    We had an overwhelming response of 237 participants tweeting about their favorite character. We decided to do a lucky draw for this contest as almost all tweets were really interesting.

    The lucky draw winner is @priegolui. 

    FavoriteMafiaWarsCharacter Winner
    Congratulations to @priegolui who is also the proud winner of 250 RPs which will be credited to his account!

    Thank you all for participating!

    Follow Us on Twitter to stay tuned on the upcoming events!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Slot Machine


    Before we remove the Slot Machine temporarily from the game on October 21st 2012 (23:59 PST), we would like you to make the most of this feature while it lasts!

    For a week starting October 15th, you will get 2 free spins per day instead of 1 and the rewards for the bonus spins will be doubled as well.  You will also receive new loots for the bonus spins. Those players who win jackpots during this week and those who have won earlier will continue to get their rewards.

    For other FAQs visit http://zynga.tm/eIV

    We hope you’ve enjoyed playing the Slot Machine and continue to enjoy playing Mafia Wars as we make interesting new additions to the game.

    Keep Playing Mafia Wars

    -The Mafia Wars Team
  • Mobsters,

    Skill mixed with luck is a deadly combination. Here’s your chance to unlock a greater deal every day, for next 7 days!


    Unlock your deal now!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Dear Mafia Wars Players,

    On October 8th and 9th 2012, an issue with our Payment Systems affected the renewal of Mafia Wars VIP Membership for some accounts.

    A very small number of our players were affected by this issue and were charged multiple times for the VIP Membership on their payment instruments (Credit Cards/Bank accounts related to PayPal).

    This issue was immediately worked upon with our partner teams and Facebook and was resolved within a few hours.

    All charges have been reversed and refund has already been initiated for all the affected accounts for any unwarranted charges. Please note that it may take up to 4 to 7 business days for the refund to reflect in the Credit Cards or Bank accounts of affected players.

    We also received reports that VIP Membership renewal could not be processed for some players and hence some accounts could not be renewed and lost their progress in VIP membership. These players will need to re-subscribe to VIP Membership to continue enjoying the benefits.

    Please be assured that VIP benefits progression for additional Silver/Gold benefits for affected players will be restored as per eligibility upon re-subscription. Please contact customer service team if you experience any issues.

    We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and would like to assure our community that this was an isolated incident and does not reflect on our commitment to provide you with the best of service and quality games.

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • New Secret District- That's a Wrap

    Film rolls aren't all that he cuts. Kurt Reel is a production nightmare if you aren't cut out for the part. Take him out before he makes a bad casting call.

    Secret District That's a wrap

    Complete the 9 new London jobs in Secret District: That'S A Wrap before it closes at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) on 10/20 to earn exclusive new loot, including the Film Camera (128/230 at ruby level)!

    Visit the Secret District Now!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Bermuda CratesBermuda Crates are here! Check out the 8 items we've boxed up in the Marketplace!






    Bermuda Crate Loot Chance Table













     Visit the marketplace now to get Bermuda Triangle Crates!

    -The Mafia Wars Team