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Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week


What's been going on this week?


If you missed it, we have officially announced that we have teamed up with Makeship to create a Dart Monkey plush and we are doing a giveaway on our Twitter. Go check it out here


This weekend's focus:


- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Bloonhead" Odyssey, ending Tuesday. 
"Pondering Pat" race this weekend.  
Bloonarius will be appearing on Encrypted starting Saturday and ending Thursday. 

- Bloons Pop - 
Friday: Yellow Bloon Popper
Saturday: Pink Bloon Popper
Sunday: Power Up Mania
3rd Canister, Vault of Monkey Money and Great Pack on sale. 

- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Bloonarius this weekend. With a second tougher one starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB, MOAB Cards - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Random 15
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Club, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Boosts Only, BFB Card Club
Monday: MOAB
2x Medallions with Chest of Medallions and Bag of Medallions on sale.

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: Allies only and shuffle.  
Clones and more camo starting on Saturday.
Flame Princess Adventure pack, Jake Adventure pack and Character Bundle pack on sale.  

- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, VS with black box as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 8th premium gun set: Torment, Proton Arc and Zerafallen. 

- SAS4 web -
Ongoing Blitz Championship with M1000 as rewards. 
Sale on Epic pack.

- BMC web and mobile -  
Daily monkey teams with Monkey Knowledge pack on Saturday.
Knowledge Pack sale (ancient on mobile too). 

- BTD5 -
Bloon hunt starting Friday and ending Tuesday. 
Ceramic counting for the leaderboards. Bomb skin on sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Learned Scholar. 


Questions from the comments: 


What Is The Btd6 World Legit Record??? Because I See These Round 1000 But IDK If They Are Real
It’s kind of hard to answer this as before freeplay was reworked, players were able to get up to some pretty insane rounds. 

Why are paragons disabled in sandbox mode?
We had a lot of internal discussion on this but at this point they are still new enough and special enough that we only want them in active gamemode play. We’ve seen community feedback and of course had the thought ourselves that they’d only be in sandbox if legitimately unlocked and used in non-sandbox gameplay but we’re not ready to do that yet as we want to keep them rare and reserved.

Hi, It the farmer Reaper skins and halloweens cosmestics from last year gonna return?
Yes, we’re happy to let you know that last year’s Halloween items will be available sometime in October, so start saving your trophies. Save plenty, as there will be new limited time Halloween items, too.

How are bloons are high enough to get hit by airplanes and birds in the sky but low enough to be hit by spikes?
The Bloons swear those air units are aimbot hackers.

In the 30th July post, there was a post on how placing a tack shooter next to a portable lake doesn't pop the portable lake because of Tack-resistant rubber. How have the Bloons not found this tack-resistant rubber yet, and what will the Monkeys do if they ever find it?
The Bloons don’t have a Dr. Monkey.

so btdb2 release date is late 2021 but is that the release date of the early access or the full game thanks for answering 
BTDB2 is undergoing massive internal testing and iteration now, and we still aim to have it out by the end of the year. We are not going to do Steam Early Access release because we are still making changes to UI and gameflow that we don’t feel comfortable releasing without, and that means we won’t have enough time to do Early Access justice. We are still looking for ways to include community in some of the testing process, and that is likely to take the form of closed beta testing. We’ll share details on that as soon as we’re ready.

we know that the monkeys have a religion with the sun god, but where does vengeful sun god fit into it? 
You cannot have light without darkness.

Ok so - boomerang monkey light saber projectile skin for the trophy store, and sauda jedi skin please? 
What is this light saber and jedi of which you speak, they seem like someone else’s property. Everyone knows that Supermonkey path 3 is an original dark neoprene suit and Supermonkey himself wears a costume of his own design.

Has Smudge Catt ever tried to steal Etienne’s cat?
No! Do you try to steal your friends' cats? 

Which hero would be the best athlete? 
Quincy. He’s very talented. 

Do the bloons have a sense of style? They wear the hats, google eyes, etc. but do they like that style?
Its less style and more trying disguises 

will the bloons super monkey plush ever come back in stock and will there ever be more bloons plushies? 
The original Super Monkey plush won’t be coming back but we have just announced our partnership with Makeship to bring the Dart Monkey to life! 

Very pretty please could you PLEASE make a bloonarius co-op event? ...Please? 
That sounds like a ton of work.

Who do you think will enjoy sports games 
Striker, he took Wii tennis very seriously. 

How many times has Ben beat Adora at Mario Kart? (or whatever the monkey equivalent is)
Once. Then Adora refused to play again. 

If Pat were to encounter a butterfly, would he A: chase it around trying to observe it, or B: cower in fear? 
Just watch it! 

What ARE lives? The literal lives of innocent monkey civilians, the strength of a wall/base, just some unknown number??? I need to know this 
We like to think it’s the point at which the battle is lost for the Monkeys. Who knows, though, maybe that’s just when the monkeys and Bloons go get shawarma.

If all the heroes were put in a foot race, who would win? 
Sauda

will the sas 4 update change the current balance of the game? or you will bring the game to the web level. adding championship, passive events, and new black weapons? 
We don’t have any news for what will be in the SAS4 update at this stage but we will share once we do! 

Are there any graphics cards that exist in the bloons universe that don't exist here on Earth? If yes, how can I get one 
Ben probably knows of a few but he’s not telling

Are you thinking about adding a new type of water tower? People have made many suggestions for a water tower (especially for magic). And if you are not thinking about it…. Please?
We have thought about it for sure, along with quite a few other ideas we have bubbling away. Nothing to report at this stage though!

I'm having a hard time coming up with a question for this week, can you please do it for me? 
That’s technically a question 

Will there be the option to view the credits for BTD6? Perhaps after winning CHIMPS on any map? 
No credits, the whole team contributes so much to everything!

What does Sauda think of ETN? 
She thinks he’s pretty fly

What would be your go-to strat in Btd2?
Try not to die

Is dark mode BTD6 viable, like everything is a darker shade of its original colour, all day maps and the title screen and menu become night themed?
We’ve talked about a night menu theme in the past, but haven’t found time to do something like that yet.

If you would ever made a story mode for btd6 what would it be like by the gameplay and the plot?
We haven’t really considered it so we don’t have a good answer for this! 

Is there a reason you can’t get BTD6 on the MacOS app store? 
There is! Unfortunately it’s a boring technical reason that Unity does not work well on the MacOS app store currently. We’re working with them to find a solution to that, but in the meantime you can always buy BTD6 on Steam and play it on Mac that way!

Do you plan on adding more game modes in btd 6 (by game modes i mean deflation, alternate rounds, magic only, etc...) ? If you do, will they be required to be completed to get a black border on a map? 
No plans for new game modes at the moment.

Have you considered fan towers being added to the game such as the Bloonberry bush and Bloon Gate? 
We adore the community's passion and designs and they may give us inspiration but we probably won’t use a fan tower word for word. 

If the monkeys didn’t have us telling them what to do, how good would their defense be?
We think it’d depend on which hero was in charge, Striker would have a well structured, methodical defense while Quincy wouldn’t let anything past him. (Tosh)

Will btd battles / btd battles 2 have the drop and lock feature added? It's been extremely useful in the main games for placements…
Since Battles/Battles 2 are fast-paced PvP games, we found that Drop & Lock simply slows down tower placements too much and just isn’t suited to that type of gameplay, so there are no plans to add it.

 

Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 

- Sav and Tarn