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Shoots larger bombs, they have a larger blast area and more popping power.
~ In-game description

Bigger Bombs is the first upgrade of Path 1 for the Bomb Shooter in Bloons TD 6. It increases the blast radius by +50% (from 12 to 18 for main explosions) and increases pierce of each main explosion by +6 (from 14 to 20).

This upgrade costs $295 on Easy, $350 on Medium, $380 on Hard, and $420 on Impoppable.



This upgrade increases the bore diameter and adds a red reinforce band around the muzzle.


Bigger Bombs increases blast radius by 50% (from 12 to 18) and grants +6 explosion pierce (from 14 to 20).

Targeting Priorities[]

Bigger Bombs targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It shoots straight movement projectiles.

  • First: Targets the first bloon visible within its range.
  • Last: Targets the last bloon visible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest bloon visible within its range.
  • Strong: Targets the strongest bloon visible within its range.


Updated as of Version 31.0. Listed prices exclude buffs, sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (1-X-X) $295 $350 $380 $420 -
Total (1-0-0) $740 $875 $945 $1,050 $518 $613 $662 $735
Crosspath (1-1-0) $950 $1,125 $1,215 $1,350 $665 $788 $851 $945
Crosspath (1-2-0) $1,290 $1,525 $1,645 $1,830 $903 $1,068 $1,152 $1,281
Crosspath (1-0-1) $910 $1,075 $1,160 $1,290 $637 $753 $812 $903
Crosspath (1-0-2) $1,165 $1,375 $1,485 $1,650 $816 $963 $1,040 $1,155

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals



Bonus blast radius and pierce is useful for the Bomb Shooter's role at area damage. Because Bomb Shooter explosions have small blast radiuses and less pierce than other area-of-effect sources such as Mortar Monkeys or Ice Monkeys, the Bigger Bombs upgrade slightly improves the base Bomb Shooter's main role.


  • This upgrade rarely occupies an important role and is generally only used as a crosspath for either MOAB Mauler or Cluster Bombs.
  • Extra blast radius can be helpful for hitting more bloons per shot, but since this upgrade is quite expensive it generally isn't very worth the price.
  • As the most expensive Tier 1 Primary Monkey upgrade, it is worthwhile to let the Bomb Shooter be near a Primary Mentoring in order to receive the Bigger Bombs upgrade for free.

Version History[]

The overall pierce gained from Bigger Bombs has been reduced to basically nerf 1-3-0 Maulers.

Some low tier Bomb pierce has been shifted further up into the 2xx Heavy Bombs upgrade to effectively nerf 130 Mauler meta in price, but the price of these upgrades and [...] have both been buffed to benefit other variations of bomb better. [...]
~ Ninja Kiwi, referring to nerfing Mauler
  • Nerf Bigger Bombs now grants +6 pierce instead of +10 pierce and pops 20 bloons instead of 28.
  • Buff Bigger Bombs costs less ($400 → $350)


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  • Bigger Bombs is the most expensive Primary Monkey Tier 1 upgrade in the game.
  • In the Flash versions of the Bloons TD 5 Generation, the explosion radius of each bomb from the base Bomb Tower (before named as Bomb Shooter in BMC and BTD6) are equivalent to the size of the bomb explosions from Bigger Bombs in BTD6. Players who were familiar with explosion radius sizes of the Bomb Tower in BTD5 Generation games may find that the BTD6 Bigger Bombs have much smaller explosions than expected.
    • Likewise, in BTD5 Flash games, the Bigger Bombs upgrade has bombs that produce an equivalent blast radius size as the Really Big Bombs upgrade in BTD6.