Bloons TD Battles 2: Mortar Monkey Buffed, Banana Farm Nerfed in Update 1.5

Update 1.5
Update 1.5 Steam

Bloons TD Battles 2 has a new patch that recently introduced a new hero named Ezili and some balancing changes.

The Mortar Monkey got some considerable buffs in Update 1.5. This tower’s 5xx “The Biggest One” upgrade now stuns all MOAB-class bloons except for the Big Airship of Doom (BAD) for 0.2 seconds. This is good because stopping most enemy bloons in their tracks, even for a moment, can help you in sticky situations.

Additionally, the Mortar Monkey is now more effective against BADs in Update 1.5. Its x4x “Artillery Battery” and x5x “Pop and Awe” upgrades now deal +4 and +10 bonus damage to BADs, respectively. The x5x “Pop and Awe” upgrade also grants all other x4x Mortars an additional six points of bonus damage to BADs.

While the Mortar Monkey got some nice improvements in this patch, the same cannot be said for the Banana Farm. The 5xx Banana Central’s buff to farm production has been reduced to 20%. Although players can still purchase upgrades and towers in the late game, those who rely on the Banana Farm for money may have to revise their strategies accordingly to account for this change.

Here are the other balancing changes implemented in Update 1.5:

Dart Monkey
  • xx5 Crossbow Master damage increased to 11
  • x4x Super Monkey Fan Club: Dart Monkeys placed after the ability has been activated will be instantly transformed if the ability has not reached its 10 monkey limit.
Bomb Shooter
  • xx5 Bloon Crush stun duration reduced to 1.75 seconds
  • xx3 Cluster Bomb pierce of clusters reduced to 8
Tack Shooter
  • x4x Blade Maelstrom blades can no longer pass over blockers.
  • x5x Super Maelstrom blades can no longer pass over blockers.
Glue Gunner
  • 3xx Bloon Dissolver price reduced to $2,300
  • xx4 Relentless Glue upgrade now grants camo detection.
Monkey Sub
  • 3xx Submerge and Support price increased to $750
  • 4xx Bloontonium Reactor price reduced to $2,600
  • x3x Ballistic Missile pierce reduced to 75
  • xx1 Twin Guns increase Ballistic Missile attack rate by 10% rather than 12.5% and the bonus damage for ceramic and above has been reduced to 5.
Monkey Ace
  • xx4 Spectre attack cooldown reduced to 0.05
  • xx5 Flying Fortress: Price reduced to $80,000
  • xx5 Flying Fortress attack cooldown reduced to 0.03
  • Base cost reduced to $450
  • Level 10 Storm of Arrows hit chance increased 5% to 7.5%
  • Level 18 Storm of Arrows hit chance reduced 75% to 10% (this was meant to be 7.5% but had an incorrect value)
  • Level 20 Storm of Arrows hit chance increased from 10% to 15%.

You can read the full patch notes on Steam.

Bloons TD Battles 2 is available on Android, iOS, and PC.

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