Art by u/vScorpius. Original post here.
Hey everyone! It’s Sav and Tarn here this week
What's been going on this week?
Our BTD Battles 2 Steam page went live this week so make sure to check it out and add it to your wishlist! We also have the new BTD Battles 2 Reddit and Twitter that you can follow and join to keep up to date with the latest updates.
Dr Monkeys Race results:
1st: Megumin - 1 minute and 54 seconds
2nd: exephur - 1 minute and 55.17 seconds
3rd: infinity - 1 minute and 55.93 seconds
4th: skibimi - 1 minute and 56 seconds
5th: Tobi - 1 minute and 56 seconds
This weekend's focus:
- BTD6 -
Ongoing collection event, ending Monday 7th.
Pile O' Monkey Money and T5 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Flashback" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Slice and dice" Race this weekend.
- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Swan Lake this weekend. With a second tougher one on Bananza starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB, MOAB Cards - BFB Boosts Only, BFB Random 15, BFB
Saturday: MOAB, MOAB Club, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Card
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card - BFB, BFB Card Club, BFB Boosts Only
2x Medallions with Bag and Chest of Medallions on sale.
- BATTD -
Ongoing Martian games: More ghosts, Magic Man and no powers.
Deflation and allies only starting on Saturday.
Finn Hero Pack, Ice King 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 -
LMS on Friday, VS with black items as rewards on Saturday and Apoc on Sunday.
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 -
Totem event starting Friday.
Rainbow counting for the leaderboards. Dart skin on sale.
- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.
- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Dragons Hoard.
Questions from the comments:
Who were playing with the pre-alpha?
The NK Dundee team took the screenshots showing in the Steam Coming Soon page. Those player names are the things of legend!
Since Cobra was confirmed for battles 2, will he be returning as a hero or a tower?
COBRA hasn’t been confirmed! At this point, we just know it won’t be in at launch. Anything past that, we’re not sure yet. Ok, scratch that, we are sure. Cobra as Battles 1 knows it (as a paid tower) will not be in Battles 2, and no Cobra hero on the horizon for a good long while...
After looking at the steam page images for battles 2, I see that there are only 4 selectable heros. Is it planned to have more than that at launch?
The game will launch with the original four Heroes, like BTD 6! There will be a season structure to the game, not for battles passes or anything like that, but mainly for leaderboards to refresh, and for us to have a consistent cadence for balance changes and to add 1 hero or alt per season, so the meta will shake up a bit.
Will battles 2 have interactables on maps (like the flowers or the ravine sword) or will the maps focus on unique layouts?
You’ll have to wait and see when we release more footage, but Battles maps will be unique and balanced for Battles 2 gameplay first and foremost, not for parity with BTD6.
How will Bloons td battles 2 be monetized? Will it be mostly cosmetics? You said in the AMA that you didn’t want to make it pay to win
As we strive to do with all our games, there will be no paywall in Battles 2. We are committed to having no pay to win elements in the game, so there are no pay only towers or upgrades. There will be a “gold” pass that will accelerate XP gain, there will be rewarded ads for similar xp boosts outside the gold pass, and cosmetics will be a large part of each season, which will be gated by XP and MM earned each season but not in a conventional linear battle pass way - it’s better! Again, we’ll have more to reveal in the coming months!
Is battles 2 going to follow in battles 1's path, and be free to play?
Yes, it will be free to play!
Is btd battles 2 going to come out in june on Mobile?
It won’t be out in June, it will be late 2021 and will be launching on Steam, iOS and Android. :)
in the BTDB2 description said that all 21 towers are in it, but there are 22 towers in BTD6, is one tower left out, or is that just an error?
It was just an error! We have updated that now.
Are we going to be able to link battles 2 accounts across devices like with btd6?
Why can’t the Engineer Monkey build dispensers?
Spencer didn’t share the blueprints
meeblings sequel when
We love those guys! Help us make Bloons Pop a huge hit and Meeblings will stand a much better chance of getting made.
Can Bagel tell us a joke?
“Meow, meow.... meowwwwww.” (Its apparently funnier in cat)
Is it true that you only answer someone's question if they only post one?
We do try to answer different peoples questions so posting a lot of questions will mean we may only pick one of yours! :)
how is the cobra able to steal lifes from our opponet
He uses his covertness.
Can You Pleae Tell Me About This Misterious New Heroes PSI Coming Out On The Next Update
If we told you, they wouldn’t be very mysterious…
Do you guys at NK have any plans to re-make that flash games somehow without flash so just online? Because I really want to play btd5 with my friend who can't download/buy it, we have been playing it for months but then they got rid of flash and it would be awesome if you could!
Sadly, we won’t be remaking any Flash games. :( You can still play BTD5 for free via the Ninja Kiwi Archive on Steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/1275350/Ninja_Kiwi_Archive/
Are Benjamin and Adora a couple? Btw sry if this has been asked before
We try to keep the heroes' lives private for their sake.
Where do hero's get their pets from? And why do they love bringing them into the battlefield?
Some of them had to go into the depths of the forest and prove themselves to be worthy companions… and others went to the pet store. The pets are fun to have on the field though, helps relieve stress.
Has Gwen ever needed to go to therapy for burning something that she shouldn't have burned?
We try not to talk about it…
Why doesn't 004 sub pop lead? If some warm darts can surely something called "armor-piercing" can go through metal?
They are poorly named
Why can't the monkeys in the map workshop shoot over a table? they seem to be taller than the table, so whats stopping them from shooting over it?!
It's a really tall table?
Do you take bribes?
No, of course not. We would NEVER…
whats the worst ever race time
Probably the time I was playing a race, forgot and just played normally… 45 minutes later. Opps. -Sav
Whats the bloons equivalent for the term "Money doesn't grow on trees!" considering that in their universe, money literally grows on trees
Bloons don’t pop themselves...
How do Monkeys manage to not get frozen during an Ice Monkey's Absolute Zero?
Their fur gives them cold resistance
Can you ask Matt about his opinion on Kiwi?
They’re all awesome, the fruit, the bird and the people!
Is Pat the only hero that can swim?
Brickell is a great swimmer and most of the rest can but Gwen’s the only one who doesn’t like swimming.
A bit late, but I loved the fact that you put some different camera angles for the Dartling Gunner trailer. Now that we know what the levels look like from different perspectives, can we get a screenshot of how the main menu looks like if we moved the camera?
It’s not quite as nice as the Dartling Gunner as the menu doesn’t need to move at all but hey, here you go:
What's your favourite game genres?
I love a good RPG! - Sav
Do monkeys eat kiwis?
If you mean the fruit, yes. The birds? No, you monster.
How late can blog comments be before they're too late to be answered?
We collect the questions usually Thursday afternoon NZT so after that point. :)
How many Cave Monkeys have been freed since the day that Cave Monkey can be freed? And how many Cave Monkeys were freed by the player who freed the most number of Cave Monkeys
The cave monkey saviour has aided in the escape of 299 cave monkeys. Across all players, 3,584,425 cave monkeys have been released - which is roughly the population of Uruguay. Maybe they should have their own country by now?
Why is the bottom path Boomerang Monkey quick to ditch the red suit from Tier 2 to Tier 3?
Almost all of our towers get a total fashion upgrade at tier 3! They didn’t wanna miss out.
How come the heroes are the only monkeys who are verbal? Are they more intelligent or a different species than the other monkeys?
They are just shier! Heroes are used to the spotlight.
do monkeys actually use monkey money or do they use something else (like nk coins)
They do use Monkey Money!
Could there be a map where there is a dog and the whole gimic will be that the dog is interactable and can be pet? So you could pet the dog in BTD6.
… Time to put a request in to the design team.
Will we ever get a non-monkey hero?
Never say never!
Has Pat ever met the cave monkey? What do they talk about to each other, I can only imagine the eloquent conversing they have with one another.
I think they do have great conversations. Can I understand a word of it? Not at all.
What is the most obscure detail you can give us about the upcoming tower?
They are very gifted.
Have a great weekend and happy gaming!
- Sav and Tarn