A new sneak peak video of the up and coming Boom Beach update has released details of a new Gunboat ability know as Critters.
Unlocked at Headquarters 19, Critters can be deployed anywhere on the map consuming gunboat energy.
Critters are little machines that attack buildings and base defenses in large numbers. You deploy them by selecting your attack location and firing a "critter box" from your Gunboat. When the box hits the ground it splits into a large number of critters (depending on your upgrade level) that run to the nearest building causing single target damage.
The images below show the critters in action from the moment they are fired until they start attacking a building near by.
Critters are first unlocked at Headquarters level 19, they are therefore the last gunboat ability unlocked and reserved only for high level players.
Once unlocked each attack will unleash 6 critters. This can be increased by one critter per upgrade level.
Hammerman Strikes Back is a new feature which is granted after defeating the level 45 Hammerman. Effectively Hammerman will attack your base once every 6 days, and you get three chances to survive the attack.
If you survive any of the three attempts you win the attack and will be rewarded with new items: Power Rods, Field Capacitors, Critical fuses and Complex gears. These new items are used in the Weapons Lab to build the new Prototype Weapons covered below.
The level of the attack on your base is determined by your victory points, with high victory points resulting in a harder attack and better rewards.
Prototype weapons are built in a new building called the Weapon Factory. They use the components mentioned above and allow you to build powerful, but temporary weapons to defend your base.
Once placed they typically last around 12 days before disappearing from your base. The new weapons include the Shock Blaster, Laser Beam, Damage Amplifier and Doom Cannon.
Stay posted for further updates!
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