Free Play
Freeplay, freeplay, freeplay. Have fun!
~ Round 86's Pre-Round Comment in Bloons TD 5
This is free play mode. You get XP more slowly, but you can earn Tokens and get on Leaderboards. Some rounds start to get pretty heavy later on, so you device will start to lag eventually - good luck!
~ Bloons TD 5 Mobile Official Description
This is freeplay mode and the rules have changed! Bloons will get faster and stronger the further you go. Keep playing as long as you can!
~ Bloons TD 6 Official Description

Freeplay Mode is a mode that appears in Bloons TD 3, Bloons TD 4, Bloons TD 5, and Bloons TD 6. When the player completes the final round of any difficulty, the player will be asked if the player wants to continue playing. Upon continuing, the player will enter freeplay mode. The player can't save in Freeplay Mode, unless playing BTD 6, the mobile version of BTD4 and BTD5, or the Nintendo DSi/3DS version of BTD4.

In Freeplay Mode, Bloons get stronger every single round. Their speed increases progressively, and MOAB-Class Bloons also gain more health progressively. To counteract the large amount of bloons per round, you gain less experience when popping bloons in Freeplay Mode.

Having a computer or device with enough RAM and a strong enough processor is recommended when playing freeplay due to the intensive rounds.

Bloon SpawnsEdit

BTD3: Rounds 51+ will have random spawns from Leads to MOABs.

BTD4: Rounds 76+ will have random spawns from Zebras to BFBs.

BTD5: Rounds 86+ will have random spawns from Ceramics to ZOMGs.

BTD6: Rounds 101+ Will have random spawns from Purples, Leads, and Ceramics to BADs (including DDT).

Bloons TD 3Edit

Freeplay starts at:

Bloons TD 4Edit

BTD4 Freeplay Message

Freeplay mode in BTD4

Freeplay starts at:

  • Round 51 Easy
  • Round 61 Medium
  • Round 76 Hard

Bloons TD 5Edit

BTD5 Freeplay Message

Freeplay starts at:

  • Round 51 Easy
  • Round 66 Medium
  • Round 86 Hard and Impoppable

Bloons TD 6Edit


Freeplay starts at:

  • Round 41 Easy
  • Round 61 Medium
  • Round 81 Hard
  • Round 101 Impoppable and C.H.I.M.P.S.

Note that Freeplay rules do not apply until Round 81. Thus, regardless of difficulty, Rounds 81+ will replace regular Ceramics with Super Ceramics as well as increase MOAB-class health (+2% from original health) and speed each round.


Freeplay game over

Game over in Freeplay Mode. Cannot continue the game no matter what.

Main article: Freeplay Mode/Strategies

Click Freeplay Mode/Strategies for a list of strategies for playing levels in Freeplay Mode. This only applies to Rounds 85+, regardless of difficulty. For BTD6 Freeplay Strategies, visit Bloons TD6 Freeplay/Strategies


  • On Bloons TD 5 and on newer versions of Bloons TD 4, the game displays a message about lag. When it lags, turning the fast-forward off may help speed your game up. On round 71 in Bloons TD 4, a freeplay round if on easy or medium, the Pre-Round Comment is You might think the game is lagging by now but it really is your mind speeding up. Think of it as like bullet time in the Matrix.
  • In Bloons TD 4, there are 999 BFBs in round 250 (the very last round) making it almost impossible to defeat unless filled with monkey aces, as they use up no space.
  • Bloons in Bloons TD 5 begin to speed up in Round 103 of freeplay, so by round 400, the player has a Z.O.M.G. going nearly as fast as a Pink Bloon.
  • The amount of money for each popped bloon also decreases as time goes by in freeplay. (It will be a constant 2% in Bloons TD 6, whether Round 101 or 500)
  • In Freeplay Mode of Bloons TD 5, Ceramic Bloons require 38 hits to break open, revealing only 1 Rainbow Bloon. These are known as "Super Ceramics." Subsequent bloons also only reveal one descendant (Lead Bloons reveal only one Black Bloon) instead of two upon popping. (Zebra bloons will only spawn one white bloon when popped)
  • There is no known round limit in Freeplay Mode, though it is most likely the 32-bit integer limit (2147483647 rounds).
  • If the player wants to get to very high rounds without lag, the January 19, 2013 daily challenge is a good way. This challenge replaces all bloons (except for Black Bloons, White Bloons, Leads, and Ceramics) with Zebra Bloons.
  • Originally in BTD5, when the player reached round 500 in this mode, the round would give an endless stream of ZOMGs that are close to impossible to damage due to moving at extreme speed, showing a Freeplay Mode "limit". This was removed as of the Brick Wall update.
  • The highest legitimate round ever to be achieved in Freeplay Mode is 1098 by Demonic Sin Ex. Video is attached.
  • In Bloons TD5 Mobile, far greater rounds are possible. Highest known score is at 1235 rounds, also by Demonic Sin Ex. This is due to a few factors. One being that you have access to the Bloonchipper tower. Another one is that due to a glitch, you can place temples right next to each other with Support Chinook. The third one is that speed and health changes take longer to take affect.
  • Purple Bloons have the least RBE of any freeplay Bloon, although many are stacked with 0 spacing.
  • In BTD6, some Freeplay Rounds show resemblance to regular rounds that are 100 rounds before. For example, Round 163 (Thousands of Ceramic Bloon) and Round 63; Round 200 (Fortified BAD) and Round 100.

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