News 01 Nov 2019

Art by u/Frostysss. Original post here.

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

What's been going on this week?

Phew! It’s already November! Only two months left of 2019!

BTD Battles got a new update in 6.5 which included the new map, Shapes, and a range of balance changes for powers. 

Slow it Down results:
1st: Liike - 3 minutes and 8 seconds
2nd: Fenix = R - 3 minutes and 10 seconds
3rd: Crimey  - 3 minutes and 13 seconds
4th: DartElite0051 - 3 minutes and 17.2 seconds
5th: TobiBloon439- 3 minutes and 17.9 seconds


Competition time again!

It’s been awhile since we’ve had one of these but we want your best NK memes! 

Leave your entry in the comments below and we’ll pick the best 3 winners and send some awesome awesome gifts to a NK game of your choice.

One entry per person
Terms apply
Entries must be in before 4pm, Thursday 7th of November, 2019 (New Zealand time)
Include your username/platform user ID details in your entry
Specify the game you’d like to receive your rewards for.
Keep it friendly and fun!

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money sale, T3 Insta Monkey Sale.
"Very Very Frightening" Race this weekend.

- BATTD - 
Martian games: Ongoing level 7 towers, no trinkets, and wizard attack. 
Adventure Time characters only, no allies and more zombie bloons starting Saturday. 
Tuxedo Jake Pack, Hunter Marceline Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.  

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2, Gem Sale.
On-going All Hallows Eve campaign and Training Points event.

- BTD Battles -
Friday: MOAB - BFB Card, BFB Boosts only, BFB 
Saturday: MOAB Card, MOAB, MOAB Card Club - BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card, MOAB Club - BFB Random 15, BFB Boosts Only
Monday: MOAB, MOAB Boosts only
2x Medallions with Club Access on sale. 

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday and VS with black items as rewards on Sunday. 
Sale on Epic pack and 5th premium gun set: A8, Laser Drill and Super Alpha LE

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

- BMC web and mobile -
Daily monkey teams with knowledge pack on Saturday.
Halloween event ongoing and ending Saturday. 
Knowledge Pack sale(ancient on mobile too).

- BTD5 -
Bloon Hunt starting Monday and ending Friday
Preferred Monkey starting Friday
Halloween Event ending Monday. 
Blue Bloon counting for the leaderboards. Bomb Skin on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

Questions from the comments:

Why aces only patrol around their landing pad/map?
Gotta be careful not to fly somewhere out of range and not be able to land again!

I wonder... will Bloons Tower Defense 6 get Special Missions in a future update? If they do, I think one such mission could be the Bloons invading Dr. Monkey's lab and players would have to help him protect his equipment against 80 waves of Bloons while all CHIMPS restrictions apply. 
It is something we have thought about but we don’t have any plans to add it yet! 

how old is the Grandmaster Ninja?
The Ninjas Shinobi Tactics keep them young forever. 

I'd assume you get a lot of suggestions for new things fans want in btd6 or battles or batd. what is the best way for us to communicate those sorts of things? Or should I just copy/paste three pages worth of notes in a comment? I'm not saying I have that, but someone might, and this doesn't seem the most convenient for either side.
We do love getting your ideas! Sharing your ideas with the rest of the community it a great way to get feedback on your ideas as we’re always checking Reddit, Discord and the Forums. 

Why do Aces and Helies never run out of gas?
They are well supplied and are great at rationing resources. 

How exactly do the bloons function? Are they sentient and acknowledge the monkeys as an enemy? Or are they more like viruses, and only seek to wreak havoc?
As Agent Smonkey once said: “I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify the bloon species, and I realised that bloons are not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment; but the bloons do not. Instead they multiply, and multiply, until every resource is consumed. The only way for them to survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern... a virus.”

Can we change btd6 "elite" targeting option on snipers to make all snipers with that targeting option selected mirror the target selection on your one elite sniper? Would basically give you full instant target control of as many snipers as you can fit on a map. As it is, I think they are too late shifting to first while on elite targeting - sniper spam basically has to be on first always or it causes ceramic overload lategame, while my version of elite targeting would work very well with ezili moab hex.
I personally really like this, it would add more uniqueness to Elite Targeting. Will pass this on to the rest of the team :)

What happens when Gwen encounters a purple bloon?
Her fire bounces off its reflective magic shield. So she sits back and enjoys a nice and relaxing Cocktail of Fire to melt away her annoying purple problems. 

What drives the bloons to keep attacking? Is there someone controlling the armies of bloons, or are they just inherently evil?
They are just inherently evil, we have never found any proof of anything else. 

How do purple bloons feel about the glass bloons?
I’m not sure they can feel anything at all. 

Why did it took so long for engineer to come in btd6
They slept in and was enjoying a nice vacation while doing some traveling. 

Ninja Kiwi, will COBRA participate in Bloon TD 6?
They are off on some very secret missions at the moment. We cannot say for sure when they will return or if they will…. 

We know that glue comes from the Sticky Sap Plant. What other natural resources do the monkeys use to supply their defenses?
Banana trees

We hope you all had a great Halloween! Check out our favourite QA woman, Immy, dressed as Ezili with real-life Smudge Catt!


Have a great weekend everyone!


-Tarn and Sav