Shots can pop through 4 layers of bloon - and can pop lead and frozen bloons.
~ BTD5
Shots pop through 4 layers of Bloon. Can pop Lead and Frozen Bloons.
~ BTD6

Full Metal Jacket is the 1st upgrade of Path 1 for the Sniper Monkey in Bloons Tower Defense 5 and BTD6. This upgrade allows the Sniper Monkey to pop 4 layers of the bloon that it hits as well as lead bloons. This tower is extremely useful for clearing out small groups of bloons but is not as good when trying to attack compact groups of bloons such as Round 76. It is inadvisable to use this along with towers with low popping power as the bloons popped will spawn a dense pack of weaker bloons, like yellows.


  • Full Metal Jacket is useful as a form of early lead-popping power.
  • Placing it to Strong targetting to target the strongest bloons, particularly in the early-game and early mid-game.
  • As Full Metal Jacket is not a very reliable lead-popping power, it tends to fall back in rounds where bloons above Lead appear, unless set to other settings besides Strong targeting.

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)Edit


Buff Full Metal Jacket price decreased ($350 → $300).

Version History (BTD6)Edit

  • Buff Affected by base Sniper attack speed buff
  • Buff 1-2-0 Sniper now allows shrapnel to pop all bloon types.



  • In both BTD5 (but not BTDB Mobile) and BTD6, this upgrade costs the same as the base cost.
  • Full Metal Jacket was named after the war film Full Metal Jacket.



  • In BTD6, a Full Metal Jacket with Night Vision Goggles is the only tower with only Tier-1 upgrades to damage Camo Leads.
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