Bloons TD Battles 2: Update 1.7 Nerfs Extremely Efficient Bloon Sends

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Update 1.7 for Bloons TD Battles 2 is now available to download on all supported platforms. The game’s last patch of the year implements a considerable amount of balancing changes, some having an impact on Bloon Sends.

According to developer Ninja Kiwi, some of the Bloon Sends were nerfed because they were deemed “extremely efficient” in the prior game version. This is to encourage players to use other types of Bloon Sends and to also lower the income generated in the early game.

For example, Spaced Greens and Grouped Reds have their prices increased to $18 and $20, respectively. Furthermore, the income generated by Spaced Yellows has been reduced to 1.5. Grouped Blues now only generate 1.1 income as well (from 1.3).

While income generated via Bloon Sends early on is reduced, the developer slightly buffed Bloon Sends in the later stage to compensate. The price of deploying Grouped Pinks is discounted, costing only $60 in this patch. This may be perceived as a minor change, but it’s still a good one considering that these bloons can generate $12 per second.

  • Dart Monkey
    • xx2 Enhanced Eyesight grants Dart Monkey the new camo prioritization option
  • Tack Shooter
    • 4xx Ring of Fire: $3.500 > $3,300
    • 5xx Inferno Ring base damage increased 4 > 8
    • 5xx Inferno Ring bonus MOAB damage reduced 6 > 4
  • Ice Monkey
    • xx3 Cryo Cannon: attack cooldown increased 1 > 1.15
    • xx5 Icicle Impale: $30,000 > $32,000
    • 2xx Cold Snap grants Ice Monkey the new camo prioritization option
  • Glue Gunner
    • 5xx Bloon Solver DoT's now does 6 bonus damage to ceramic bloons
    • 5xx Bloon Solver DoT’s increased Ceramic damage will not skip through extra children layers upon breaking the ceramic layer
    • xx4 Relentless Glue grants Glue Gunner the new camo prioritization option
  • Heli Pilot
    • 4xx Apache Dartship rotors damage increased 2 > 4
    • 4xx Apache Dartship rotors pierce increased 13 > 20
    • 5xx Apache Prime rotors damage increased 2 > 8
    • 5xx Apache Prime rotors pierce increased 13 > 40
    • xx1 Faster Darts also increases attack distance of dart attacks by +30%
    • x2x IFR grants Heli Pilot the new camo prioritization option
  • Mortar Monkey
    • xx4 Shattering Shells: $11,000 > $10,000
    • xx4 Shattering Shells damage over time increased 1 > 5 damage per tick
    • xx5 Blooncineration: wall of fire damage increased 3 > 4
    • xx5 Blooncineration: wall of fire pierce increased 20 > 40
    • x4x Artillery Battery: $5,500 > $6,500
  • Banana Farm
    • x4x IMF Loan: bank capacity $15,000 > $20,000
    • x5x Monkey-Nomics: bank capacity $15,000 > $30,000
  • Fixed crash when upgrading the Sun Temple
  • Fixed manual track placement attacks (brambles, bloon trap, etc) not being able to be placed under blockers. These can be placed under blockers when the tower places them randomly so the manual targeting should be able to as well.
  • Fixed Engineer’s Overclock ability being difficult to target.
  • Fixed Heli Pilot not being able to hit bloons underneath it when in pursuit mode.
  • Fixed scroll wheel being extremely slow to scroll menus (Desktop Only)

So, what can you say about the recent balancing adjustments to Bloon Sends?

Bloons TD Battles 2 Update 1.7 is available on Android, iOS, and PC.

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