News 08 Nov 2019

Art by u/FrostBurnSpirit. Original post here.

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


What's been going on this week?


Some members of the BTD 6 community got together and designed the first ever community-made Bloons TD 6 race. “Bringing around destruction v2”. That will be live this weekend so be sure to check that out. To celebrate, the entry cost has been lowered to 50 monkey money. 

The r/btd6 subreddit also got two awesome new mods to help out as we fast approach 50,000 members. 

Very Very Frightening results:
1st: exephur - 2 minutes and 4 seconds
2nd: Shwax - 2 minutes and 5 seconds
3rd: Fenix = N - 2 minutes and 6 seconds
4th: Skibimi - 2 minutes and 8.1 seconds
5th: TobiBloon439- 2 minutes and 8.10 seconds


Competition Winners


Here are our winners for the meme competition!

First: 
Mandrakk! 

Second:
Tehspeleengpolise

Third:
Neapolitan 

Thanks to everyone who participated! We will be getting in touch with our winners for their prizes over the weekend! 


This weekend's focus:


- BTD6 -
Pile O' Monkey Money sale, T3 Insta Monkey Sale.
"Community Race: Bringing Around Destruction v2" Race this weekend.

- BATTD - 
Martian games: Ongoing shuffle, no allies and more camo. 
Allies only, no powers and wizard attack starting Saturday. 
Finn Adventure Pack, Max Adventure Pack and Character Bundle Pack on sale.  

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2, Gem Sale.
On-going gem master and Zaluss.

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

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, VS with black items as rewards on Saturday and APOC on Sunday. 
Sale on Epic pack and 7th premium gun set: Bayonet, RIA 75 and 888 CAW

- SAS4 Mobile -
LMS on Friday, Apoc with Black Box as rewards on Saturday, VS on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 9th premium gun set: Contagion, Ahab and Calamity

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

- BTD5 - 
Monkey Team rotating every 3 hours starting Friday. 
Black Bloon counting for the leaderboards. Sniper Skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.


Questions from the comments:


Whatever happened to the mechanical ice towers after the ice monkeys showed up?
They’ve been retired. 

Will Bloons TD ios ever be updated to support newer devices?
Remember that final scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark? That’s pretty much were the Bloons TD code is.

How does C.H.I.M.P.S mode even work? I mean, how do the monkeys lose their knowledge, and capability to use powers? Also, how can monkeys not see camos with different color on a certain environment? e.g. Camo Purples in Monkey Meadow
C.H.I.M.P.S = Chimps Have Impractical Minds, Particularly Scatter-brained.
Look, it says it right there in the submode title. 
As for the different colours on certain environments, same reason hunters wear blaze orange hunting gear - deer can’t see it but other animals such as humans can. Which of course implies that the Bloons don’t want to be blooned by other Bloons; you might be onto something...

Is the cylinder located in the middle of Spillway a barrel or a drum? Very important question.
It’s a cylindrical container made of metal.

How do Heavy and Armor Piercing Shells can pops black bloons?
Special macho military secrets. Mostly to do with cigars. Which are bad for you.

Will comanche commander ever get a buff? Ever since the alchemist exploit was patched it fell in use significantly, with apache prime being superior in almost every way. Maybe make the mini comanches also have the moab shove effect?
What’s that? Nerf Comanche??
We’re keeping a close eye on the meta and make plenty of changes each update. We don’t always buff/nerf towers simply to make them the best towers. We aim to make them as balanced as possible while having a special purpose and place in the Bloons TD 6. As for the specifics of each update, you’ll just have to wait until the patch notes are released. 

When upgrading from downdraft to support chinook, does the amount of bloons blown back increase?
Nope. Just the amount of perfect monkey hair.

How does throwing an orange/green potion at a landing pad buff a plane/helicopter?
The same way rainbows always have a magical pot of gold at the end of them. 

What's the logic behind the tower categorization? It seems like Ice should be Magic, Bomb should be Military, and Ninja should be Primary, to name a few.
The original tower categories were passed down in an ancient ritual from monkey to monkey. For those true devotees to the shrouded history of Bloons, the origins of the Primary category will reveal themselves. Except for Supermonkey. We got a letter from Supe’s agent that said “Primary” was a deal breaker.

Will u give towers like bomb blitz and such more usability in the game?
Bomb Blitz has its usefulness. It’s an extremely strong tower in races and even paired with Ezili in any non-CHIMPS game you can manually trigger its ability. And just think of the mouth feel - say it a few times out loud right now. It sounds so good, that has to count for something beyond the clinical purity of pops per second.
But to answer your question more directly, yes, we like to focus the balance changes around usability. It may not happen in the next update or even the next few. 

How is the ray of doom made?
With a state of the art raydical doom powerinator. 

When will bloons create an orange bloon? and what properties would it have?
Who knows what they are working on? At a guess, however, if they continue to use their colour coded system, it would probably be resistant to burning damage. Or orange juice. Or putting out fire with orange juice. One of those.

Can you make BTD6 be re-installed for free IF just for updating?
If you have purchased the game already, you are able to update the game without paying. If you have any issues updating the game, get in touch with us at support!


Have a great weekend everyone!

 

- Tarnannah (Tarn and Sav)