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Bloon Beacon

Bloon Beacon

Bloon Beacon BMC Real

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The mysterious Bloon Beacon has appeared on the border of your city. Capturing it involves shorter, more intense games but winning guarantees a Monkey Knowledge Pack.

New secrets have also been added to Monkey Knowledge Packs. Can you find one of these special Bounty Cards?

~ Version 1.8.1 update in iOS message

Bloon Beacon is a special event for Bloons Monkey City and Bloons Monkey City Mobile that appears on tiles. It typically appears on the lowest XP reward tile left uncaptured, just like Monkey v Monkey, but will never appear on Volcano, Cave, Treasure Chest or Special Mission tiles. The Bloon Beacon will reduce the number of rounds the tile will take to complete (by half, rounded up). Once the beacon has been captured, 6 hours will be needed for the beacon to automatically recharge. A "Recharge NOW" facility is available that will cost BloonstoneIcon50 for the full 6 hours, BloonstoneIcon10 for up to 1.2 hours (1 hour, 12 minutes), or BloonstoneIcon1 for up to 7.2 minutes (7 minutes, 12 seconds).

The player gets a Monkey Knowledge Pack whenever they beat a Bloon Beacon tile, whether or not the player fights the boss. Bloon Beacon is unlocked at City Level 12, which also appears with Monkey Knowledge Packs.

On Mobile, a Bloon Beacon tile will push down the name of the special assault type (Ex. Hard and heavy) onto the map preview. A Bloon Beacon tile may appear on an MvM attack on Mobile (see gallery).

Gameplay[]

  • The number of rounds is halved and rounded up. The rounds are more intense as a result.
  • Bloons yield 2.25x as much money.
  • Bloon progression is unchanged. For example, if a MOAB would normally appear on round 10, it will appear on round 6 instead.
  • Progression moves significantly faster.
  • Bloon Beacons will appear on the easiest uncaptured tile.

Difficulty[]

Depending on playstyle, Bloon Beacon Tiles can either be easier or harder in comparison to normal tiles. As Bloon Beacon Tiles significantly speed up the gameplay, unattentive players may find them difficult.

Hardcore Mode is not available on Bloon Beacon tiles.

Rewards[]

The player is rewarded with 1 guaranteed Monkey Knowledge Pack for beating the tile. This is in addition to any other rewards that would normally be earned, whether they are from NLL, Events, or anything else.

Further effects[]

If a Boss Battle event is active, the Bloon Beacon will summon the appropriate boss, which can be Bloonarius the Inflator, Vortex: Deadly Master of Air, Dreadbloon: Armored Behemoth or Blastopopoulos: Demon of the Core. Thus, it is recommended to fight the free Level 1 boss before doing the Bloon Beacon

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Trivia[]

  • Since its introduction the Bloon Beacon Event has never gone away. It is the only event in BMC that never goes away, however it isn't always active, unlike the other events.
  • The Bloon Beacon is the easiest way of getting a "Trivial" tile, as it lowers the difficulty by one level.
  • If a Bloon Beacon appears on a Red Bloon tile, the game will only be 2 rounds long.
  • It is possible to earn two MKP from a bloon beacon, due to the fact that the guaranteed pack can be earned alongside a random one.
    • If these MKPs are earned during a Monkey Knowledge Madness, Monkey Teams, or Mini-Land Grab event that rewards an extra MKP, upwards of five can be earned from one tile.
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