Archive for September, 2021

September 25, 2021

September Garden Gnome Reminder + October Preview!

As the month comes to a close, we wanted to make sure you were heading into October with your desired Garden Gnomes! The skin for completing your September capture streak (and the corresponding badge) will be awarded in early October, but we couldn’t wait to share what’s in store!

September Garden Gnome Reminders

If you haven’t picked up a Garden Gnome yet, they are available in the Freeze Tag Store for $4.

Each month, the price of a Garden Gnome will decrease by $1. However, players can only purchase 1 Garden Gnome every 28 days.

If you’re planning to complete the capture streaks for each month (and made the initial purchase in January) you’ll have 12 different skins to choose from! So be sure to purchase one each month so you can have a complete bench of these athletic Garden Gnomes!

We also released special Reseller Garden Gnomes in March — if you’re interested, you can check out our blog post on them HERE!

October Garden Gnome Details

What Gnome Skin can you look forward to receiving in October? The speedy Cycling Garden Gnome! Like the other gnomes, the Cycling Garden Gnome is a temporary POB that will remain on the map until 23:59 MHQ on December 31.

As stated earlier, to earn this skin, you’ll need to have completed this month’s (September’s) capture streak. Once the skin is awarded in October, you can change the skin on the gnome to this one at any point — refer to our original blog post for the instructions!

Points

  • Capture: 250
  • CapOn: 300

You can find these rugged riders pedaling to the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

Additionally, the Cycling Garden Gnome will scatter up to 3 NEW Gnome Cycling Casquettes nearby when it is captured!

Like the other Gnome Hats, the Gnome Cycling Casquette will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the Gnome owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These hat scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The rewards for Gnome Hats are as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points
  • CapOn: 50 points

The Cycling Garden Gnome will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture Cycling Garden Gnomes on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same Cycling Garden Gnome visits you. Cycling Garden Gnomes are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access Cycling Garden Gnomes by turning on your “All Limited Edition Specials” and “All Expiring Specials” filters.

Badges

As a reminder, Garden Gnomes have 4 associated badge lines:

  • Unique type deploy badges — you’ll need to earn each month’s skin by keeping your streak up!
  • Overall deploy badges — the more gnomes you deploy, the merrier!
  • Unique type capture badges — capture at least 1 of each skinned gnome!
  • Overall capture badges — capture as many gnomes as you can find!

While we revealed images for the first of each badge line in the original post, we are happy to show you the “Unique type deploy” and “Unique type capture” badges associated with the Cycling Garden Gnome:

We hope earning October’s Gnome Skin is like riding a bike! Don’t forget to keep your streak up through October — you’ll need to in order to earn the November Gnome Skin!

Munzee on!

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September 23, 2021

New Mechs for Oktoberfest!

Nothing quite rings in the fall season like Oktoberfest! We love the festivities so much that in 2013, it was the theme for first MHQ Bash — if you were around last year, you may remember our Bash from the Past special that was a throwback to that time. We featured Oktoberfest again in 2017’s MHQ Bash. Since we won’t be able to celebrate as we usually do, we designed some new Munzee Mechs to bring the party to you! Please welcome SteinBot and CarafeBorg!

NEW Mech Details

SteinBots and CarafeBorgs are temporary POBs that will remain on the map until they have been captured 5 times. The SteinBot is available at the Freeze Tag Store HERE. The CarafeBorg will be available in the In-App Store! When you purchase a SteinBot or CarafeBorg, you will receive a fully-built SteinBot or CarafeBorg that auto-deploys. You will also receive the Blueprint to rebuild it when you have earned enough Cogs in the future. These Mechs will be available until 12:00 MHQ on Thursday, October 7th.

Points

  • Deploy: 500
  • Capture: 250
  • CapOn: 100
  • Crush (5th Cap): 500

You can find these droid drink makers serving orders at the following landing pads every 6 hours or when captured:

SteinBots and CarafeBorgs will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture SteinBots and CarafeBorgs on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same SteinBot or CarafeBorg visits you. SteinBots and CarafeBorgs are non-blastable. They will be attracted to both Physical Magnets and Virtual Magnets. You can access SteinBots and CarafeBorgs by turning on your “All Expiring Specials” filter.

When a SteinBot is captured, it will scatter up to 3 Botwursts. Similarly, when a CarafeBorg is captured, it will scatter up to 3 Dronuts.

These will be visible to any player and will be deployed on the SteinBot or CarafeBorg owner’s account. This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn rewards for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes, have a capture radius of 300 feet, and you’ll be able to use Rover Treats to capture them as well. These scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The rewards for Botwursts and Dronuts are as follows:

  • Capture: 50 points
  • CapOn: 25 points

Badges

Deploying a SteinBot or a CarafeBorg will earn you the corresponding Blueprint badge. You can see these badges below.

There is also a line of capture badges that you can earn for SteinBot, Botwurst, CarafeBorg or Dronut Munzee captures! You can see the first badge in this line below.

We hope these mechs help keep you hydrated during the festivities!

Munzee on!

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September 22, 2021

September 2021 GOTM Winners

September has turned out to be a gaming-themed month, but very different from our previous iterations. Instead, we kicked the month off with the new Chess Set game pieces! Each week, we’ve been sending out prizes to the first to cap the winning numbers in the LotterZEE, and also doing random Prize Drawings! And just this past Sunday, we wrapped up our week-long Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed ZEE-Dayz — we’re curious to find out which users are the lucky recipients of the Golden Ticket Munzee!

In other news, we also pushed out an app update which brought Premium Memberships to the In-App Store, released a new Elemental, announced Halloween Event Packages, and finally, dropped a new Secret ZeeOps. The month’s not over yet though, so be sure to keep an eye out for everything else we have planned!

We are now happy to announce the winners of the September Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded by early October, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!

September GOTM

Last month we had a science-y theme going on — the gardens we’ve chosen this month, while not easily conforming to a theme, are both very meaningful to us in different ways. Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Torii Gate Garden, designed by Kobeses, and the EyUpMeDuck Garden, designed by BenandJules, as our winning September GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:

Torii Gate by Kobeses in Akashi, Hyogo, Japan

While this garden could have simply used Red and Black Virtual Colors, we love the detail added with the lighter red and orange shades. The Elementals and Crossbows also add nice contrasting pops of color!

Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:

This was the first domestically designed and produced garden in Japan to my knowledge. It is of a Torii – a gate found in front of Shrines here in Japan. It is symbolic of the country and the growing base of players here.

As listeners of the Munzee Maniacs Podcast, we’re excited to hear that the game is growing in Japan — more munzees for host peejay and occasional guest Kobeses (the designer of the garden, if you didn’t catch it earlier) to cap, and more friends to play with! We would also like to wish Kobeses a belated “Happy Birthday”!

We’ve always wanted to grow the game in Japan as we believe Munzee is a great fit for the lifestyle there — “tech-savvy” and “active” are two words that immediately come to mind. Our team member, Mari, also has a personal connection to the country, so including part of her culture has definitely been another motivator! We have released a few Japan-inspired specials in the past, such as the Origami and Sushi specials, but now that the game is taking root there, we’re definitely going to take a deeper dive in the future!

EyUpMeDuck Garden by BenandJules in Beeston, Nottungham, UK

A beautiful memorial to EyUpMeDuck — even if you don’t know her personally, the design hints at a bright and fun personality. We’re sure it will catch the eye of players when they’re in the area and they’ll be able to learn more about her.

Here’s a note from a player who designed this garden:

I was asked by Ady725 to create a special garden for his Wife EyUpMeDuck who is battling cancer. I was honored to be asked and created the garden I am nominating, I am not sure if it is allowed to nominate your own garden (Editor’s Note: it is definitely allowed!)… The garden has been very popular and has filled very quickly.

We could not help but be moved by the story behind this garden — with all the attention COVID-19 has taken the past year-and-a-half, it’s important to remember it’s not the only disease being battled. Our thoughts are with EyUpMeDuck and Ady725.

All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:

Rules for GOTM nominations:

  1. Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
  2. The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
  3. The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
  4. We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.

Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA

We’ll still check the iloveyou@munzee.com inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!

If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

Munzee on!

P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!

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September 17, 2021

Secret ZeeOps- Operation: Jungle Jammer (September 2021)

UPDATE: We also wanted to let you know we’ve swapped out a few Daily ZeeOps missions to include some of our newer releases!

All caught up with Secret ZeeOps and looking for more? Here’s a new one available in the ZeeOps Hub for the usual cost of 1,500 Zeds. For now, it will be available for purchase until 23:59 MHQ on October 31. If you’ve purchased a Secret ZeeOp, you will be able to complete it and collect rewards even after it is no longer available for purchase.

Are you game to help us debug our jungle simulation? If you complete ALL the missions in Operation: Jungle Jammer, you’ll receive the snazzy badge below, along with the MONK3Y Munzee (more info below!) and various other rewards listed in the app!

There are 3 levels. Level 1 has 3 missions, Level 2 has 4 missions, and Level 3 has 5 missions. Each level ends with more prizes.

We may share this information moving forward with other Operations but possibly not.

MONK3Y Details

The MONK3Y is a special combination of Evolution and Munzee Mech. The evolution breakdown is as follows:

  • MONK3Y to PriM8: after 3 caps (3 caps total)
  • PriM8 to KiNG CoG: after 5 caps (8 caps total)
  • KiNG CoG to Auto-Archive: after 4 caps (12 caps total)

You can get the full details in our Help Guide article HERE!

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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September 13, 2021

Sweet ZEE-Dayz for Roald Dahl!

Roald Dahl’s works are definitely among our childhood favorites, so for this year’s Roald Dahl Day, we’ve turned it into a week-long celebration! New products and a special badge are available starting today, and tomorrow we’ve got a special boost for Skylands. Read on to get the deets!

NEW Greeting Card

We are happy to announce 1 NEW Limited Edition Greeting Card is available for purchase through Monday, September 20th at 15:00 MHQ! You can pick up Greeting Cards from the Freeze Tag Online Store HERE. You receive multiple munzees from your single purchase. Read the details in the store, or see below.

Tell someone they deserve to eat something tasty with a Sweet Treats Card!

Don’t forget to edit the title and the notes to add a personal touch! While the capture message will contain your Munzee username as all Greeting Card capture messages do, we think typing in a more specific note will go a long way to creating a more unique and special experience!

As a refresher, the point structure for Limited Edition Greeting Cards is as follows:

  • Deploy: 60
  • Capture: 50
  • CapOn: 30

Remember that these munzees will be archived 7 days after they are deployed, so make sure your intended recipient captures it before then!

For more information on the Greeting Cards, you can check out our Help Guide article.

Special Urban Camo Packs

We’ve also got a delicious limited-edition pack of Urban Camo Generics available in the Freeze Tag Store! Please note that these are limited to 1 per player, and as they are limited-edition once our current stock is gone, they will be removed from the store.

As you can see in the images above, the pack includes 4 candy-colored designs x 5 = 20 total stickers perfect for a sweet shoppe near you!

10 of these limited-edition packs will contain a special Golden Ticket munzee, which works as follows:

Golden Ticket Sticker
Golden Ticket Munzee Sweet Treats Scatter

The Golden Ticket munzee is a physical game piece. When a Golden Ticket is captured, up to 3 Sweet Treats will scatter nearby, visible only to the capper. The Sweet Treats will be deployed on the Golden Ticket owner’s account! This means that unlike Feathers/Boulders, there are CapOn points for the owner! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet. These scatters will NOT count for deploy streaks, ZeeOps, or clan activity since they are passive deploys.

The points for these munzees are as follows:

  • Golden Ticket
    • Capture: 64
    • CapOn: 71
    • Deploy: 1,964 (for the year of Dahl’s book)
  • Sweet Treat:
    • Capture: 50
    • CapOn: 30

Badges

There are two special badges you can earn:

  • Chance upon deploying a Sweet Treats Greeting Card
  • Chance upon capturing a Sweet Treats Greeting Card
  • Guaranteed upon deploying a Golden Ticket munzee
  • Chance upon capturing a Sweet Treats Scatter

While they will be more difficult to earn once the limited-edition items leave the store, Sweet Treats Greeting Cards can be deployed at any time in the future, and Golden Ticket munzees will be permanent additions to the map. This means there will still be a (very small!) possibility to earn these badges afterwards.

Skyland Boost Details

From the period of Tuesday, September 14th at 00:01 MHQ through Sunday, September 19th at 23:59 MHQ, enjoy increased capacity and double points on Skylands!

They’ll be able to hold up to 10 bouncers instead of the usual 6, and deploy/capture/capon points for the Skyland — NOT the bouncers it holds — will be doubled!

Want to spread the sugary goodness with more Skylands or any of the other items mentioned above? You can shop the entire collection HERE!

We hope you indulge your sweet tooth this week!

Munzee on!

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September 10, 2021

Trick or Treat Yourself to Some Spooky Munzee Events!!!

After a fangtastic 🦇 10 weeks of Birthday events, we are ready to invite you to celebrate in style again this Halloween!

To keep things scarily simple we are offering a great value Halloween package for the whole of October.

For $100 you will get the following:

  • A Munzee Event Account and Event Indicator Pin
  • 50 Event Pins
  • No proximity restrictions (event pins still have to be 100 ft apart though)
  • Badge & icon (choice of 6 generic options as featured below, badge can be customised with event name & date)
  • 50 Exclusive Halloween Event cards
  • Halloween Event 2021 Host badge
  • Halloween Event 2021 Attendee badge

First step is to get your event on the calendar: https://calendar.munzee.com/submit

Then purchase the Halloween Event Package in the store using your event token. You can purchase Halloween Event Packages here: https://store.freezetag.com/products/halloween-event-packages

Then you will work with Louise on getting your event set up and your boo-tiful 👻 artwork done.

It’s going to be a great Halloween, we can feel it in our bones!!! 🦴

Munzee on!

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September 9, 2021

Head Into the Unknown With a NEW Elemental!

Last year we revived the Elemental line with the popular addition of the Electric Mystery, the ability to magnetize Elementals, new Tree Scatters, and updated artwork! This year we wanted to continue balancing out the available types by introducing another virtual Elemental.

We are happy to announce the Void Mystery is now available for purchase and all Premium Members have been given 1 Void Mystery for free! You can pick up the Void Mystery from the Freeze Tag Online Store HERE.

Void Mystery Munzee Details

As mentioned above, the Void Mystery joins the Air and Electric Mysteries as a virtual type. Once the Void Mystery is captured, it will scatter up to 3 Black Holes onto nearby Virtual Colors, similar to how the current Physical Elementals work.

Then, similar to the Earth Mystery’s Trees, Black Holes will scatter up to 3 more munzees, which will change (loosely) according to the Lunar Cycle. This means from the 1st to the 15th of each month, the scatters from Black Holes will be as shown above. Then, from the 16th to the end of the month, these scatters will swap out for 3 new types, which we’ll keep a secret for now. Please note that the Lost Sock scatter is physical, so it will scatter to nearby Greenies, while the other two will scatter as newly created munzees, like Feathers.

The points for all these munzees are as follows:

  • Void Mystery
    • Deploy: 50 points
    • Capture/CapOn: Split of 60 points with 10 point minimum
  • Black Hole
    • Capture: 50 points
    • CapOn: 10 points
  • Black Hole Scatters
    • Capture: 25 points

Void Mysteries, Black Holes, and Black Hole scatters all have a capture radius of 300 ft and are not blastable. You may, however use Rover Treats to capture the latter two (with the exception of the physical scatters)! To access the Void Mystery, turn on your “Virtual – Mysteries” filter. For more information on the Void Mystery, you can check out our Help Guide article.

Like the other Elementals, Void Mysteries can be magnetized with Virtual Magnets. From our current Bouncing Munzee roster, the following can be attracted to Void Mysteries:

  • Pegasus
  • Banshee
  • Witch Banshee
  • Vampire Nymph
  • Lycanthrope Yeti
  • Cthulu Hydra
  • Mother Earth
  • Pimedus

Badges

There are currently 9 badges you can earn, split into 3 different badge lines. These are based on:

  • Deploying Void Mysteries
  • Capturing Void Mysteries
  • Capturing Black Hole scatters

You can see the first badge for the first two lines below — we want to keep the requirements for the third line a secret:

We hope the Void has piqued your curiosity — after all you never know what may come out of a black hole!

Munzee on!

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September 7, 2021

Premium Memberships Available In-App, and MORE!

This update, 4.1.117, has been in the works for quite some time now — if you don’t see it in the App Stores yet, please check back again later! There’s a lot of changes we’d like you to know about, so make sure to read all the way until the end! You never know when this knowledge may come in handy!

Premium Memberships

The main goal for this update is to expand your options with Premium Memberships. While the Premium Membership available in our official Freeze Tag Online Store is still the best value, the new Monthly Premium Membership offers a bit more flexibility!

Please note if you are already a Premium Member, you won’t see the new Premium Membership options in the In-App Store, until your membership expires.

There are a few things we’d like you to note about the Monthly Premium Membership:

  • at $2.99 a month it will cost slightly more than the Yearly Membership ($29.99 a year) per month — a whopping $0.49 more — so if you’re buying it more than 10 times a year, it would be in your best interest to upgrade to a Yearly Membership.
  • it will NOT include the following items that are part of the Yearly Membership:
    • 1 Premium Munzee
    • 1 Blast Capture
    • 2 Virtual Munzees
    • 2 Color Credits
    • 1 Flat Rob
    • 1 Butterfly Evolution
  • it WILL include all the in-app features that are part of the Yearly Membership:
    • Premium Filters
    • Filter Presets
    • Daily Leaderboard
    • Titles
    • Ability to upload Photos
    • Ability to create Clans
    • etc.!
  • it WILL also include the following items on the 15th of each month:
    • 110 Zeds
    • 1 QRowbar

For your convenience, the Yearly Premium Membership has also been added to the In-App Store. It is exactly the same as the one available in the Freeze Tag Store — use whichever option you like!

Please note that for both the Monthly and Yearly Premium Memberships available in-app, they are set to auto-renew. If you are planning to cancel, make sure to do so at least 24 hours before your current membership period ends. We’ve added two ways in the app where you can check this:

  • Tap on the Premium Star in your Profile
  • Navigate to the [Help & Info] section

Lastly, as both the Monthly and Yearly Premium Memberships available in-app have a built-in 7-Day Free Trial, we will no longer be giving new accounts 7-Day Free Trials automatically on sign-up. This probably doesn’t affect most of you who’ve been playing Munzee for a while, but we thought it would be helpful for you to know in case you were planning to introduce Munzee to new players.

Other Changes

We’ve also squeezed in some fixes and improvements to other parts of the app, but the main one we wanted to bring to your attention is the Fitness section. Both Apple and Google Play are requiring us to confirm that we only want access to non-sensitive step data — which has always been the case with our Fitness section — but some additional updates were needed to make sure that we comply with their updated rules and regulations. We will post another update letting players know once we hear back and when this should be resolved. In other words, we have a few more steps to take before we can count yours!

We hope this update brings some changes you were looking forward to, or, at the very least, runs smoothly for you! If you find that you are experiencing any issues, please let us know at support@munzee.com!

Munzee on!

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September 1, 2021

September 2021 MunzPak Contents Revealed!

The next Egyptian Zodiac, Mut, and the new Chess Sets will be available in Virtual and Hybrid MunzPaks! Meanwhile, the Physical MunzPak features other Gaming types! Check out the breakdown of each Pak below for more details!

MunzPak is a monthly subscription service that delivers munzees directly to your door! Each of our three MunzPak options contain a variety of munzees, including some new items that you won’t be able to find anywhere else! The three different types of MunzPaks that you can subscribe to each month are as follows:

  • Physical MunzPak features blocks of generic stickers and pre-coded stickers including brand new munzees which can only be purchased through the subscription service. $~25 value for $15 each month.
  • Virtual MunzPak features a variety of virtual munzees that are automatically added to your account each month such as Destination Munzees, Jewels, and more. $~40 value for $25 each month.
  • Hybrid MunzPak is the best of both worlds! Get both physical and virtual munzees such as Places Munzees, Magnets, and more. $~30 value for $20.01 each month.

Never subscribed to MunzPak before? If this is your first month subscribing, you’ll have the chance to earn one-time badges for each type of Pak! All you have to do is stop by the Freeze Tag Online Store and subscribe today!

The September MunzPaks will contain the items listed below, effective as of 00:01 MHQ time on September 1. Please note that any purchases made before then will be for the August MunzPak, which contains different items.

September Physical MunzPak

Purchase HERE!  Remember the stickers in this pak can be shared with others!

  • 25 Generic Stickers
  • 1 Rock Paper Scissors
  • 1 Joystick
  • 1 Prize Wheel
  • 1 Bee
  • 1 Pink Diamond

September Virtual MunzPak

Purchase HERE!

  • 5 Mut Egyptian Zodiac
  • 2 Maple Chess Set
  • 2 Virtuals
  • 2 Virtual color credits

September Hybrid MunzPak

Purchase HERE!

  • 25 Generic Stickers (sent via mail)

Credits

  • 2 Walnut Chess Set
  • 5 Cogs

Virtuals

  • 3 Mut Egyptian Zodiac
  • 2 Maple Chess Set

We hope you’re looking forward to another Munzee-filled month!

Munzee on!

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