News 22 Jan 2021

Art by u/Yollie_the_dude/. Original post here.

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

What's been going on this week?

The BTD6 Reddit hit 100k subscribers this week! We are absolutely blown away and can’t wait to see what the next 100k brings! For this one, we are hosting an avatar competition where 10 winners will get their avatar designs added to the game! You can find all the information here.

Moon Guardian results:
1st: GivenUp! - 2 minutes and 32 seconds
2nd: NoobSimulator - 2 minutes and 33.16 seconds 
3rd: E - 2 minutes and 33.63 seconds
4th: Gumball632 - 2 minutes and 33.95 seconds  
5th: Seclate - 2 minutes and 35 seconds

This weekend's focus:

- BTD6 - 
Pile O' Monkey Money and T3 Insta Monkeys on sale.
Ongoing "Need Healing" Odyssey, ending Tuesday.
"Alternate Flow" Race this weekend. 

- BATTD - 
Ongoing Martian games: Monkeys only, no allies and more shields. 
Wizard attack, half cash and no powers starting Saturday.
Sai Adventure Pack sale, Dungeon Finn Pack sale and Character Bundle Pack.

- Tower Keepers -
Hero battles rewards x2 and x2 Gem sale.
Ongoing Skilled Adept.  

- BTD Battles -
Professor Evil appearing on Mine this weekend. With a second tougher one on Offside starting Tuesday and ending Thursday.
Friday: MOAB - BFB Boosts only, BFB, BFB Card
Saturday: MOAB Card Club, MOAB, MOAB Card- BFB, BFB Club
Sunday: MOAB, MOAB Card, MOAB R3 Speed - BFB Boosts Only, BFB Random 15
Monday: MOAB
2x Medallions with Bag and Chest of Medallions on sale. 

- SAS4 Mobile -
VS on Friday, LMS on Saturday and Apoc with Black Box as rewards on Sunday. 
Sales on nantos, NV vet pack, epic pack and 10th premium gun set: T189, CM Starfury and Banshee

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

- BTD5 -
Monkey team starting Friday, rotating every 3 hours.
Blue counting for the leaderboards. Sub Skin and Monkey Money on Sale. 

- BSM2 -
Double blops and boosters.

Questions from the comments: 

What is the berserker brew symbol exactly?
Every good brand needs a logo!

Is Ettiene rickrolled before?
He has been, specifically by Ben.

Where does the money from popping bloons/ending a round come from?
Direct from Monkey High Command for continued bravery in the war against Bloons.

Has Churchill considered running over the bloons with his tank?
His tank doesn’t move very quickly, it'd be hard to run them over. 

Are the monkeys fighting out of their own will, or are they slaves to the players?
Free will! 

Any sneak peeks for whats coming up for 2021? :EYES:
Let me ask the new BTD 6 Hero -Name Redacted- !

Are monkeys just born as of their kind? (eg. monkey is born a Dart Monkey or Druid) or do they follow a career?
Bit of both! Following in their families footsteps to join their specific kind is the most traditional way but no one is stopped from following their dreams, though I have never seen a tack shooter become a Dart Monkey before.. 

Are there any plans to add a Bloons TD Battles-like mode in BTD6 for co-op?
Not at this stage. 

do you think Druid is a female
We don’t really gender the monkeys, with the exception of the heroes. :) 

What would happen if all of the Obyns came together? Would they battle each other or join forces?
Join forces and restore harmony to nature, though they would have to battle their mortal enemy, clive.

There's a small gap in Encrypted's wall large enough for projectiles. Is this the secret?
Who knows?

Why can't we place monkeys on paths?
Cause they’d get hit by the bloons! You wouldn’t stand in the street! 

what if we could customize the bloons that came each round in the challenge editor, to make each challenge more personalized
This is kind of something we have started working on in a limited capacity! But the rounds themselves are the core fabric that holds the game together, we would more likely do custom round sets for someone to choose from or do limited bloon injections rather than completely user custom rounds as that would not allow people to prepare and strategize for upcoming rounds which is kind of the whole point of the game! If you’ve played Odysseys, you’ll have run into our custom roundsets which our team can make each round whatever they want. :) 

Do you like the Dartling gunner Ninja Kiwi? I Love it!
We do! It was certainly a labour of love from the team here.

how was your holiday?
It was great, thank you! 

how did btd5 snipers shoot thru a building and btd6 snipers can't did btd5 snipers have magic powers
No, just smaller buildings. 

Why is the average win rate for expert maps higher than the advanced maps?
Players who are new to the game usually try and dip their toes into advanced and may end up losing while players who play expert tend to be our much more seasoned players and have an idea on how to beat them! 

do monkeys ever get sick of bananas?
Nope! They have so much variety. 

Was the Dartling Gunner tougher to develop than the other towers?
There were certainly challenges! It was one of our most challenging towers and we also wanted to make sure we did it justice and gave you guys the best tower we could make! 

Did Benjamin take lessons from Doctor Monkey to use Biohack safely? Does it ever malfunction, and if so what happens to the monkeys?
The early experiments in the test lab are something the team doesn’t really talk about much and I am too afraid to ask.

Are the maps connected in the btd6 lore?
It is now! The community was so creative with it! 

what is your preferred method of not answering a question?
Not this one. 

In a similar way to people cooking eggs in many different ways, how many ways do the monkeys prepare bananas?
So many! Banana bread, roasted, scrambled on toast, there's a lot of options. 

Are limited time trophy items intended to never come back, e.g. the winter ones, or would they make an appearance "next time" ?
In truth, we cannot guarantee if they will be coming back. 

With all the projectiles the monkeys are throwing around, how are they not hitting eachother?
Friendly fire is turned off 

How did they manage to create the Purple Bloons, or are they just Magic Bloons like the Magic Monkeys?
Dr. Monkey might know but he’s still on holiday.

Do Gwen and Dr. Monkey work in the lab together?
They did when Gwen was first learning but once her experiments turned more explosive, Dr. Monkey made her get her own place.  


Have a great weekend and happy gaming! 


- Sav and Tarn


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