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Allows the ship to hit Camo Bloons.
~ In-game description

Crow's Nest is the second upgrade of Path 3 for the Monkey Buccaneer in Bloons TD 6. Like previous games, the Crow's Nest upgrade allows the Buccaneer to detect and pop Camo Bloons, in addition to gaining the Camo Prioritization option.

It now succeeds the Long Range upgrade and is on a separate path than Cannon Ship and Grape Shot.

It costs $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium, $430 on Hard, and $480 for Impoppable.


Purchasing this upgrade adds a crow's nest to the Buccaneer ship. The Buccaneer sticks its tongue out in the upgrade artwork, similar to the previous upgrade.



Crow's Nest allows the Buccaneer to detect camo. While the Crow's Nest upgrade is more expensive compared to other generations, a 0-0-2 Buccaneer is valuable as high-ranged camo range for Advanced Intel Subs on water-heavy maps like Off the Coast or Flooded Valley. Additionally, a 0-1-2 Buccaneer (with Grape Shot) can be used to handle earlier rounds with little trouble.

Both 0-2-2 than a 2-0-2 are useful because they can readily be afforded on something after, whether it be for offense or support. A 2-0-2 Boat can become a camo-detecting Destroyer, while 0-2-2 can become an anti-Camo Cannon Ship or a Merchantman that doubles as a source of income and Camo Lead popping power.


  • 0-0-2 Buccaneer is cheaper at countering Camo Bloons than a submerged 3-0-0 Sub, but unreliable without the Grape Shot upgrade.
  • For the Carrier Flagship, Crow's Nest and its previous upgrade together allow the planes to catch DDTs more easily than a 5-x-0 ship with external camo support.

Version History[]

Buffed mostly by the previous upgrade, but in 28.0 there is now the option to target specifically Camos.

  • Buff Affected by the Long Range projectile speed buff.
Bottom crosspath feels behind compared to others here, so in addition to the new Camo Prioritization filter Longer Range on this path will now also grant bonus pierce. [...]
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • Buff Affected by Long Range pierce buff
  • Buff Crow's Nest now grants Buccaneer the new Camo Prioritization filter


Official artwork[]


  • One 0-0-2 Buccaneer costs exactly $1080 on Medium after the Version 22.0 Buccaneer base cost buff.
  • In BTD6, camo detection methods are unambiguously something that not all towers can share without special exceptions (only shareable via Radar Scanner Villages or Etienne Level 8+), because Bloons TD fans moving from BTD5 to BTD6 understand that nearby towers no longer simply grant camo detection if another tower gains an camo detection upgrade (unlike in BTD4, where the Crow's Nest and Spy Plane upgrades did grant camo detection to towers within range). Therefore, the in-game description for Crow's Nest in BTD6 does not have to state "Does not grant detection to other towers" or similar, and similarly goes for the Spy Plane upgrade.