|“||Camo Bloons popped by this tower permanently lose their camo status, and can be attacked by towers without camo detection.||”|
|~ Official Description|
Signal Flare is the third upgrade on the second path for the Mortar Tower in Bloons TD 5. It costs $425 on Easy, $500 on Medium, $540 on Hard, and $600 on Impoppable. In Bloons Monkey City, it costs $750 normally and about $640 when favored. It allows the Mortar Tower to detect and attack Camo Bloons. In Bloons TD 5, the Mortar Tower cannot target Camos without this upgrade. When a bloon is struck by this upgrade, the bloon looses it's camo status and becomes a regular allowing all towers to freely attack it. In Bloons Monkey City, a perk from the Mortar Monkey's knowledge pack allows this upgrade to both drop the camo and regen property off bloons.
Version History (BTD6)Edit
- Attack speed without Path 2 upgrades increased (2.2s --> 2.0s)
- Attack speed with Faster Reload increased (1.54s --> 1.5s)
- Attack speed with Rapid Reload decreased (1.07s --> 1.23s)
Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)Edit
Signal Flare price increased ($500 → $700).
Signal Flare price decreased ($700 → $550).
Signal Flare price increased ($550 → $750).
- This upgrade in BTD5 uses the same artwork from the unupgraded Mortar Tower as its base.
- This upgrade was the only upgrade that removed Camo bloon status from bloons in BTD5, until the Monkey Engineer's Cleansing Foam upgrade in Bloons Tower Defense 5 Deluxe and the Monkey Sub's Submerge and Support upgrade and the Tier 4 upgrade for the Ice Fortress in Bloons TD 5 Mobile.
- It's the only 3rd Upgrade which is cheaper than the unupgraded Tower, unupgraded costing $750, Signal Flare costing $500.
- In BMC, Signal Flare can remove camo from a DDT.
- A x/3 Mortar Tower costs more than a 3/x Monkey Engineer, but is more effective in some cases.
- In Bloons Monkey City Mobile, this upgrade still costs $500 normally.