The tower freezes so fast the bloons pop once before freezing.
~ Bloons TD 5 description

Snap Freeze is an upgrade for the Ice Tower that was introduced in Bloons Tower Defense 3. When a bloon is hit by the Ice Tower, it will pop a layer of that bloon and then freeze the layer below in the process. In BTD4, an Ice Tower with Snap Freeze appears identical to the regular Ice Tower, albeit with 3 additional Upgrade Marks by the side.

Bloons Tower Defense 3Edit

In Bloons TD 3 it is the 2nd upgrade of Path 2 for the Ice Tower, costing $245 on Easy, $295 on Medium and $315 on Hard.

Bloons Tower Defense 4Edit

In Bloons TD 4 it is the 3rd upgrade for the Ice Tower, costing $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium and $430 on Hard. This upgrade had been improved to pop all bloons in the Ice Tower's radius (other than White and Zebra Bloons), rather than popping only some bloons.

Bloons Tower Defense 5Edit

In Bloons TD 5 it is the 2nd upgrade of Path 1 for the Ice Tower and also costs $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium, $430 on Hard and $480 on Impoppable.

Bloons Tower Defense 6Edit

While this upgrade no longer exists in BTD6, it is worth a mention that the Ice Monkey now pops bloons without any upgrades. Ice Monkey, however, requires Metal Freeze in order to pop Lead Bloons.


  • This upgrade allows for the only way other than an Absolute Zero to freeze a Zebra Bloon. If the player freezes a Rainbow Bloon with an Ice Tower with Snap Freeze, it will pop the Rainbow Bloon and out will come a frozen Zebra Bloon.
    • If the Ice Tower also has the Deep Freeze upgrade, it is possible to freeze White Bloons by using above method and popping a layer of the frozen Zebra Bloons with a tower capable of popping them.
  • This was the only upgrade for the Ice Tower that could pop Bloons, until the Ice Shards upgrade was implemented into BTD5.
  • In BTD3, this would only sometimes pop bloons.
    • In the sequels it follows, the Ice Tower will pop all bloons in its radius.
  • This upgrade can damage M.O.A.B. Class Bloons but can't freeze them in BTD5.
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