I don’t think that it’s a big secret that I have been obsessed with Bloons Tower Defense 6 for years. I began my Bloons Tower Defense journey years ago when the first one was released as a Flash Game. Have I just dated myself? Do folks remember Flash?
While I’ve been a fan of Bloons TD since the first game, I have to say that I have never been as obsessed with a variation of the game until BTD6, spending a few thousand hours in the game and choosing to blog about it for a number of years.
While I admit that I took a good amount of time off of the game, choosing to play games I have never tried before on Twitch and YouTube, I had a huge resurgence of interest in the game, especially with the new towers that are available to players and the plethora of new maps that I have yet to discover.
Now, in talking to my community, I’ve heard multiple times that Bloons TD 6 feels quite inaccessible, offering too much challenge and often feeling too overwhelming to continue playing. While I personally cannot relate to these feelings, being that BTD6 has always been one of the most relaxing games for me to play, I thought I would share some of the tips and ways I completed maps as I explore new content.
The following guide will take you through how to beat Scrapyard Hard Mode with no Monkey Knowledge in order to help you get ready for C.H.I.M.P.S. While I played this with no Monkey Knoweldge, I would recommend that you use whatever Monkey Knowledge available to you to ensure a win.
SCRAPYARD HARD MODE BEST HEROES
Admittedly, when completing any Hard Mode maps, the option for a Hero is up to you. I personally used Benjamin as he is my favourite Hero, though other options for the Hard Mode include Ezili, Adora, Geraldo, Obyn Greenfoot and Etienne.
Other Heroes can be useful, especially if you have a different playstyle than me.
HOW TO COMPLETE SCRAPYARD HARD MODE
Although normally I recommend that players start off by placing a Hero on any map that they begin, though this will highly depend on what Hero players choose to utilize as some will be too costly for players, especially if they are using Monkey Knowledge.
As I chose to use Benjamin during my run of the Scrapyard Hard Mode, I was not able to purchase him immediately and instead had to go the following route.
First, I placed a Tack Shooter at the top of the first loop, to the right of the two crates. Admittedly, this placement isn’t the best for players and a better placement would be at the bottom of the loop so the Tack Shooter hits bloons as they enter and exit this part of the track. Though I was curious how many bloons the Tack Shooter will be able to handle before it got overwhelmed. Players will be aiming to make this Tack Shooter a 2-X-4 Tack Shooter.
Unfortunately, I learned quickly by round three that the Tack Shooter gets overwhelmed in this position and so I placed a Dart Monkey in the position below where I should have placed the Tack Shooter (ie. where the track crosses over itself.) If players choose to use this Dart Monkey they should make it an X-2-4 Dart Monkey.) Alternatively, if players have a free Glue Gunner they should use that at the beginning of the track, aiming for a 4-2-X Glue Gunner. If players choose to use the Glue Gunner they should upgrade the Tack Shooter until it is able to solo the rounds and Benjamin can be safely placed.
Benjamin can typically be placed around Round 10 unless players find a perfect position for a Tower to ensure no bloons leak or are okay with some bloons leaking in hopes of placing him earlier. Admittedly, you will not need to place Benjamin too early as the Hard Mode isn’t that difficult on this map.
I placed a Banana Farm as soon as I could, as this was my first map back to the game, though this is not completely necessary. I recommend using a Bank upgrade as this will be boosted by Benjamin. I placed about 3-4 Banana Farms over on the right-hand side of the screen. I try to get these placed and upgraded as early as possible so you can generate more income.
Shortly after I place the first Banana Farm, I begin placing my favourite tower, the Wizard Monkey about midway through the left-hand entrance as this will ensure that when I upgrade it to a Necromancer X-2-4, the necro bloons will spawn in an ideal location. Whenever players try to utilize the Necro Wizard Monkey they are going to want to make sure that they do not place it in an area where there are two tracks as this will cause the Necromancer to spawn the bloons on the furthest area. While this is great for catching all leaking bloons, you will not need that strategy for this map. I always recommend if players are going to use a Wizard Monkey to upgrade the second path first as the Fire Wall deals a massive amount of damage to bloons.
When players have enough Coins, I recommend that they place another Tack Shooter at the crossroads. Admittedly, if this was the first placement for the Tack Shooter, you would have had more success than I did with bloons leaking. I still recommend both placements, but this one is much more ideal for the first one. You’re going to want to make sure this Tack Shooter is also X-2-4 as this is the best path for this map.
I place a Super Monkey in the top left loop in order to turn it into a 2-X-4 Super Monkey to deal with MOABs quickly. As much as I love the Sun God, it’s not always possible to raise enough funds for it and I personally believe that the Dark Knight is equally as useful, though admittedly not as powerful.
Shortly after I place the Super Monkey, I place a Glue Gunner near the beginning of the track to simply assist with allowing the Necromancer and Super Monkey so they deal the most damage. If you’ve chosen to also use Banana Farms, this is also an ideal time to make it a tier 5 Crossbow Monkey as this will help you annihilate later rounds.
As a safety precaution and to ensure that I could slow down MOABs, I place a Sniper Monkey with a 4-X-2 path as this will ensure that the Super Monkey and Necromancer deal the absolute most damage to bloons in tandem with the Glue Gunner.