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For the BATTD item, see Night Vision X-Ray Goggles.

Allows Sniper to detect and do an additional 2 damage to Camo bloons.
~ In-game description

Night Vision Goggles is the first upgrade of Path 2 for the Sniper Monkey in Bloons TD 6. This upgrade allows the Sniper Monkey to detect Camo Bloons, like in BTD5, but additionally allows the Sniper Monkey to deal +2 damage to Camo Bloons. In addition to this, Snipers with this upgrade gain access to the Camo Prioritization target option.

This upgrade costs $255 on Easy, $300 on Medium, $325 on Hard, and $360 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Appearance[]

Night Vision Goggles changes the Sniper's beret from red to blue, or the color of other crosspaths if any, and it receives green goggles with a black strap covering the monkey's head. The goggles supposedly are night vision goggles.

When crosspathed with any upgrade except Tier 5, the Sniper is the same as its non-crosspathed counterpart except gains the green goggles. For Full Auto Rifle, the goggles are modified to have small lenses and are directly attached onto the helmet by a grip.

Mechanics[]

Night Vision Goggles grants camo detection and +2 damage to camos.

Targeting Priorities[]

Night Vision Goggles targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It shoots a snipe attack.

  • First: Targets the first bloon visible within its range.
  • Last: Targets the last bloon visible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest bloon visible within its range.
  • Strong: Targets the strongest bloon visible within its range.

Night Vision Goggles receives Camo Prioritization, allowing it to prioritize Camo Bloons over other types.

Costs[]

Updated as of Version 32.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-1-X) $255 $300 $325 $360 -
Total (0-1-0) $550 $650 $705 $780 $385 $455 $494 $546
Crosspath (1-1-0) $845 $1,000 $1,085 $1,200 $592 $700 $760 $840
Crosspath (2-1-0) $2,120 $2,500 $2,705 $3,000 $1,484 $1,750 $1,894 $2,100
Crosspath (0-1-1) $890 $1,050 $1,135 $1,260 $623 $735 $795 $882
Crosspath (0-1-2) $1,230 $1,450 $1,565 $1,740 $861 $1,015 $1,096 $1,218

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: MilitaryConscriptionIcon.png Military Conscription, AdvancedLogisticsIcon.png Advanced Logistics, BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals

Strategy[]

Summary[]

Night Vision Goggles not only gives the Sniper with the needed camo popping power, it also makes the Sniper an effective option at specifically countering Camo Bloons. Much of the power of Night Vision Goggles is centered in the early-game at handling early Camo Bloons, especially set on Strong and with the Camo Prioritization target option enabled.

Tips[]

  • While it is an alright upgrade, the main feature of this upgrade's crosspath is its successor, Shrapnel Shot. For Night Vision Goggles itself, it is mainly for handling early-game Camo Bloons.
  • Utilize the Camo Prioritization target priority to let Night Vision Goggles take advantage of the +2 damage versus camos as well as to snipe out spaced Camos.
  • 1-1-0 is the cheapest upgrade that grants camo detection and lead-popping, of which this attribute is mainly useful for ABR Round 24.
    • The first cheapest option is Ezili, who can do this at Level 1.
  • Just a single 1-1-0 Sniper set on Strong and with Camo Prioritization on can solo all camos on Easy difficulty, assuming sufficient Line of Sight. The same Sniper set on those settings can also be used to weaken the Round 42 Camo Rainbows greatly for cheap.
  • A 3-2-0 and a 0-2-4 Sniper (with lead popping power) can handle all camos on Medium difficulty. However, more firepower is required to handle Round 78, making this strategy unfeasible for Hard difficulty or higher.

Version History[]

Creatively, a buff for Path 2 crosspathing has been given to this upgrade by allowing the bullet to deal extra damage to Camo Bloons, starting from Version 11.0. Version 28.0 buffed Night Vision Goggles yet again to be a further camo specialization by introducing Camo Prioritization to various camo-detecting upgrades including this upgrade.

11.0
  • Buff Night Vision Goggles now allows the Sniper Monkey to deal +2 damage to Camo Bloons. Only affects main bullet.
  • [Undocumented] Description changed from "Allows the sniper to detect and shoot Camo Bloons." to "Allows Sniper to detect and do an additional 2 damage to Camo bloons."
20.0
  • Buff Affected by base Sniper attack speed buff
28.0
Instead of saying the same thing each time; many specific crosspaths that add a 'camo specialty' to a tower end up being viewed as rather inferior crosspaths due to camo being quite available to pick up through other methods. To give these upgrades more use even with other forms of camo reveal in play, we have added a brand new Camo Prioritization option that is added to the towers when taking this crosspath. When enabled this filter combines the selected target method with Camo Prioritization (e.g. Strong Camo would work through all Camos in strength order, then revert to normal Strong until any new Camos show up). Individual Monkeys are called out below.
~ Ninja Kiwi, referring to Camo Prioritization
  • Buff Night Vision Goggles now grants Sniper Monkey the new Camo Prioritization filter

Gallery[]

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Trivia[]

  • This was the first upgrade in BTD6 that dealt increased damage to a bloon with a special property other than Fortified, Lead, Ceramic, or MOAB-class.
    • It remained the only upgrade (including its derivatives) to deal extra damage to camo, until Sauda was released in Version 24.0. Her Level 19+ upgrade allows her to deal extra damage to various bloon types.
    • As of Version 31.0, Monkey Ace can deal +1 damage to Camo Bloons when upgraded to Spy Plane.
  • The Version 11.0 buff to Night Vision Goggles in BTD6 was likely inspired by the Dragon Eyes trinket in Bloons Adventure Time TD.
  • All Snipers with the Night Vision Goggles upgrade will wear night vision goggles, except for all Tier 5 upgrades.
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