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Tacks fly out further than normal.
~ In-game description

Long Range Tacks is the 1st upgrade of Path 2 for the Tack Shooter in Bloons TD 6. This upgrade makes the Tack Shooter shoot further by +4, from 23 to 27, and increases projectile speed by about +50%.

This upgrade costs $85 on Easy, $100 on Medium, $110 on Hard, and $120 on Impoppable.



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Long Range Tacks

This upgrade flattens the top section, and adds four rectangular pads around the top ring.

Long Range Tacks increases range by +4 and grants additional projectile speed.

Targeting Priorities[]

Faster Shooting shoots a spray of projectiles in an radial spray. Technically, the Tack Shooter is locked on the Close targeting priority. However, for simplicity reasons, Faster Shooting has no targeting priorities.

Full Popology[]


Updated as of Version 39.2
Base stats
  • Tacks:
    • Projectile, sharp type, 8 per shot, 27 range, 1.4s attack cooldown, 1 damage, 1 pierce.
Crosspathing interactions
  • x-1-x: Almost every upgrade gains additional +4 range and bonus projectile speed (except Ring of Fire and Inferno Ring in the case of the latter)
Monkey Knowledge interactions

Attack Interactions[]

See also: Attack Interactions/Bloons TD 6/Primary
Updated as of Version 39.2
Base attack(s)
  • Tacks:
    • Sharp Type (pops Black, White, Purple) Sharp
    • Orbital Spray (spray of 8) Orbital Spray (8)
    • Straight Attack Straight Attack


Updated as of Version 43.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
[Module | Data] Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-1-X) $85 $100 $110 $120 -
Total (0-1-0) $305 $360 $390 $430 $214 $252 $273 $301
Crosspath (1-1-0) $430 $510 $550 $610 $301 $357 $385 $427
Crosspath (2-1-0) $685 $810 $875 $970 $480 $567 $613 $679
Crosspath (0-1-1) $400 $470 $510 $560 $280 $329 $357 $392
Crosspath (0-1-2) $495 $580 $630 $690 $347 $406 $441 $483

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



Adding more range can be useful, but it is not very useful in itself. The projectile speed increase can be marginally helpful in a few niche cases. Most of its value is merely for the transition into Super Range Tacks


  • It is a bit too expensive for a simple small range upgrade. Other upgrades would be preferred unless opting for its successor Super Range Tacks.

Version History[]

Balance Changes[]

  • BUFF Affected by base Tack Shooter attack speed buff
Inferno Ring has felt very outclassed for a long time, and more recently the tack shooter was reworked to give pierce on x2x which made the old 402 pierce crosspath not make as much sense anymore. We wanted to start work on both these issues together by reworking how Ring of Fire and Inferno Ring interact with crosspaths
~ Ninja Kiwi, referring to Ring of Fire and Inferno Ring
  • BUFF Now also gives Ring of Fire with +10 pierce on top of an existing range boost.
  • NERF Long Range Tacks no longer gives +10 pierce to Ring of Fire or Inferno Ring

Bug Fixes and General Changes[]

Extra Notes (Version History)[]


Official artwork[]


  • The first range upgrade for the Tack Shooter was only ever changed to "Long Range Tacks" in BTD6. In all other instances except BTD3, the name is "Extra Range Tacks". In BTD3, it is "Longer Range".