News 28 May 2020

Art by u/BolletjeW. Original post here

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

What's been going on this week?

BTD6 launched update #18 this week on iOS, Android, Steam and Amazon! This included the new hero, Admiral Brickell, two new maps and player stats! You can see the full patch notes here


The A Stream race results:
1st: tsp - 1 minute and 45 seconds
2nd: ZandyR524 - 1 minute and 48 seconds
3rd: Tobi - 1 minute and 49 seconds
4th: MrSamson666 - 1 minute and 52 seconds
5th: DartElite0051 - 1 minute and 53 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale. 
"Admiral On Duty" Race this weekend. 

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: More regrow, faster regrow and more fortified. 
Clones and more camo starting Saturday.
Tuxedo Jake sale, Hunter Marceline sale and Character Bundle Pack.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Zaluss and Training Day.  

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

- SAS4 web -
LMS on Friday, Apoc on Saturday and VS with Black items as rewards on Sunday. 
Sale on Epic pack and 2nd premium gun set: Donderbus, RIA 15SE and Torment

- 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 9th premium gun set: Contagion, Ahab and Calamity

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

- BTD5 -
Monkey team starting Friday, rotating every 3 hours.
Rainbow counting for the leaderboards. Ace Skin on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

- Countersnipe -
Friday: 10 Player Free For All and Consumables Pack on sale.
Saturday: Factionless event and Stacks of Cash on sale. 
Sunday: Target Practice and Tokens on sale. 
50 Game XP Booster on sale for the whole weekend.

Questions from the comments: 

What does Obyn think of Spirit of the Forest?
They have mutual respect for each other and frequently share fallen leaf tea.

This makes no sense. In previous blogs, you said a monkey would never eat a pineapple as they explode. Then you said pineapples eat you back. And now you say they still eat it…
i believe btd4(?) states that in bloons canon, all fresh fruit explodes violently - considering the many contradictions, has this been retconned?
We did more research into this and found the original monkey scientist who reported this just really did not like fruit. Eat your fruits and veggies. Also, pineapples do eat you back! That feeling of a sore tongue or mouth after eating pineapple? This is because of the enzyme Bromelain.
‘Pineapple is the only known source in nature of the enzyme Bromelain. Bromelain actually digest proteins… so when you eat pineapple. It’s essentially eating you back! But don’t worry, once you swallow the pineapple the acids in your stomach destroy the enzymes.’
There is your fact of the day!

What position does the player occupy in the bloons universe? Are they monkey command, the king, or what?
The player merely gives the monkeys suggestions and guidance. Most of the time their goals are aligned against the bloons so everything goes smoothly… Most of the time..

Why does the monkey in the bazaar wave at you?
They are just saying hi! C’mon, you ain’t never had a friend like that.

Does Admiral Brickell have any relation to Commander Cassie?
Distantly related but still a universe apart.

What's the difference between a Helium Bloon and a Rainbow Bloon?
A Rainbow Bloon will never float off into the sky and leave you feeling alone, betrayed, and heartbroken. 

Are Admiral Brickell and Captain Churchill friends?
Yes! They have served alongside each other for a while. They only occasionally turn off friendly fire.

Where do dartling guns get there darts from?
The same shop that the Super Monkey gets their darts from.

According to the old blogs, monkeys do not hate each other, but why does it seem that Max does not like Supermonkey?
You can dislike someone without hating them, hate is a strong word!

What is Ninja Kiwis opinion on the modding community for the BTD games?
We respect the time, creative energy, and frequent hilarity of mods, and things like the Challenge Editor in BTD6 are a small tip of the hat in that direction. At its core, though, most Ninja Kiwi game mechanics start tipping too easy or too hard quickly with mods because we do spend a lot of time on balance. Ultimately with Ninja Kiwi focused on the core experience and the mod community allowing some additional craziness to ensue, we probably have a good balance.

Who is the fastest hero?
Captain Churchill but he does have a vehicle. 

How do Super Monkeys fly?

Have y'all seen those BTD6 reddit posts that have all the maps in the game connected? Are there any maps that are canonically directly connected to each other?
We have! They are really well done! There are some which are designed to lead into each other but not specifically connected.

will you add the next to missions meltdown and ice station to sas 4 za to steam/mobile
Probably not, at this stage.

Do you have a favorite Bloons YouTuber?
We love all the YouTubers! We like them for different reasons so we have no specific favourite! 

It seems like we get an x.0 update every 1-3 months, (averaging at 2), last .0 update was early April, should we be looking forward to 18.0 late this month/early next month? If not July? I mean no rush, but I am curious
Harsh taskmasters, aren’t you? Even working from home you have us on a pretty tight leash. Fortunately for all of us - Update launched! :D 

How much gunpowder do the exploding pineapples have?


Have a great weekend everyone!


-Tarn and Sav