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April 18, 2019

Munzee Updates! New Motel Icon, Store Sale, & Easter Personal Tag

Happy Thursday from MHQ! We have several general updates to share, starting with our brand new Munzee Motel icon artwork. Our updated Motel icon will now appear as follows:

This new redesign better aligns with the other Destination Munzees, so we hope this new eye-catching design will help you check-in more frequently! To celebrate the new icon, we are holding a “Renovation Sale” in the Freeze Tag Online Store for our Munzee Motels, Munzee Hotels, and Munzee Timeshares. (It’s now more convenient than ever to book one of them for your next vacation!) The credits for these munzees will be 20% off, while all Hotel stickers will be 40% off starting at 15:00 MHQ time today and lasting until Monday (4/22) at 10:00 MHQ time. Shop our Physical Destinations collection for easy sale access! Virtual Resorts are not currently discounted, but you can pick those up HERE as well.

And that’s not all! In the spirit of ZEEster, our Easter Personal tags will also be available for purchase from the Freeze Tag Online Store today at 15:00 MHQ time. The tag’s adorable Hatched ZEEster Egg artwork will appear as follows:

Will the ZEEster Bunny be hopping by your house this year? He just might if there are enough munzees in the area to cap!

Munzee on!

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April 16, 2019

Recycling Program Revamped with QRew and QRewzee Launches!

Article has been updated. 

Many Munzee players are already familiar with ZeeQRew, an elite program that is composed of players who have shown a dedication to growing the game of Munzee. They also replace missing munzees in order to assist in gameplay upkeep. In line with our active initiative, we are excited to announce a new type of Munzee to replace the old recycling program, as well as a new team of helpful players. It’s time to welcome the launch of the QRewzee Munzee and the addition of the brand new QRew team to the game!

QRew

With the game growing every day, we decided that even a crew as talented as ZeeQRew could use some extra cleanup help. That’s where QRew comes into play, a brand new title and duty that some of you might have already seen assigned to your game profiles. This new group of players can be thought of as “ZeeQRew Jr.” It’s an introductory level for those of you that are still working to achieve full ZeeQRew status.

Just like ZeeQRew has its own list of requirements, there are specific requirements for joining QRew. In order to become a member of QRew, you have to be a Premium MemberThe additional requirements for making QRew are as follows:

  • Have at least 100 deploys of any type AND
  • Have at least 1,000 captures of any type AND
  • Have at least 1 cap and 1 deploy in the last 14 days

If you are one of the players who is currently eligible for QRew, you will notice a new title on your profile! Exactly like ZeeQRew, QRew status is earned or revoked at 00:01 MHQ time on the 1st and 15th of each month if requirements are met.

If the requirements are met on these dates, the player will earn or retain the ZeeQRew or QRew title. If the requirements are not met, the title will be removed from any current ZeeQRew or QRew players, BUT it may be re-earned at the next checkpoint. Keep in mind that since the QRew requirements are not as steep as ZeeQRew, it’s also possible for a player to grow from QRew to ZeeQRew. However, if you lose ZeeQRew you are nothing (but you have the chance to regain your status)!

The rewards for QRew are as follows:

  • QRew title in app & online
  • The ability to replace any physical Munzee, regardless of owner, using a generic sticker*

Although the title has already been awarded, the ability for QRew members to replace munzees will be available in a V4 app update coming very soon! There will be no badge, discount, or unique merchandise associated with QRew. Players must continue to grow and become ZeeQRew to earn added rewards. However, QRew isn’t the only update to the former Munzee recycling program…

QRewzee

Along with the launch of QRew, we are happy to announce a new type of munzee to replace the former Recycle Munzee. All QRew and ZeeQRew members will see this icon on the map for the following physical Munzee types which have had no activity on them in the last 365 days. These munzees include:

  • All Physical Jewels
  • Physical Clan Weapons
  • Greenies
  • Regular (Blue) Mysteries and Physical Elemental Mysteries including Fire, Earth, Water, and Ice
  • Premium Munzees

The new icons will only appear on designated QRewsdays. Each month a schedule will be announced to designate when QRewsdays will occur, similar to how our monthly Flat Friends schedules work**. Capture of the QRewzee Munzee will award 100 points and the icon. There will be 10 CapOn points. You CAN capture a QRewzee Munzee on your own munzee or a previously captured munzee.

Points

  • Capture: 100 points
  • CapOn: 10 points

To see the QRewzee Munzees, look on the physical “Others” filter and the new QRewzee filter under premium options to “Only show these types.” Please note that players will only be able to specifically filter QRewzees in v4 of the Munzee app.

There will also be a line of hidden badges associated with capture of the QRewzee Munzees. The first in the series will appear as follows:

QRew Your Part!- Capture 1 QRewzee Munzee

Without the diligence of our elite group of players, Munzee wouldn’t be the same! Thanks to all ZeeQRew members for their past gameplay upkeep and hope the new QRewzee points will be an incentive to keep it up. We appreciate all players that take the time and opportunity to grow the map and make Munzee better for all! We are excited to launch QRew and see more players get involved in upkeep and maintenance!

Munzee on!

**April QRewsdays will be:

April 16 – 10:00 to April 18 – 23:59
April 21 – 00:01 to April 24 – 23:59
April 26 – 00:01 to April 29 – 23:59

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April 10, 2019

Update! Swap-Ability Made Available for Certain Physicals!

Do you have an overwhelming amount of munzee credits? What if you had the ability to use a credit to “swap” or “replace from a distance” certain munzees? What if this was no longer a “what if” question, but a reality? Well, starting today at 15:00 MHQ time, you will indeed have the opportunity to swap a number of currently deployed physical munzees with a credit you already have!

Before we explain, let’s tell you WHY for those who don’t like to read to the bottom of blog posts! 😉

  • Refresh the physical map in any area you choose without needing to archive first and wait 7 days
  • Use credits you have accumulated but don’t have a good use for
  • Earn a new deploy for the day
  • Earn more captures from the locals in any area you refresh (there will be much rejoicing!)
  • Keep the CapOns flowing in places with large groups of regular players

And now the details for those who care to read on (we recommend you do). Any currently deployed physical munzee of the types below, that already contain a generic code, will now be swappable! There are two options for swapping a munzee: swapping like for like or choosing between a field of options. The ability has been indicated below. As always, you can shop for all of your Munzee needs at the Freeze Tag Online Store. Just remember that what’s in stock is constantly rotating, but to make things easy, you can access the available “Swap-Ability Collection” here!

Ability to Swap Like for Like:

  • Motel Munzee  (only able to swap a new Motel credit)
  • Hotel Munzee  (only able to swap a new Hotel credit)

This means that you are able to swap out any currently deployed physical Motel Munzee with a brand new Motel Munzee credit, or any currently deployed physical Hotel Munzee with a brand new Hotel Munzee credit. You can shop the Destination Munzee collection to pick up Motel and Hotel credits as needed.

Ability to Swap Within List:

This means that players can swap any currently deployed physical munzee on the list with any one of the physical munzee options on the list. For example, you can swap a currently deployed Briefcase Munzee with a new Scatter Munzee credit or any existing Jewel Munzee with any Clan Weapon Munzee credit. A mace for a diamond, an RPS becomes a premium, a ruby for a Hammer, etc.! The choice is yours!

How to Swap

This new feature for certain physical munzees is available online only. Only munzees with a generic code can be swapped. The first thing you will need to do to swap out physical munzees is to log into your munzee account.

One you’ve logged in, select the “Deployed” button/tab.

This will bring you to a list of all the munzees that you have deployed. Select which munzee you wish to swap out by clicking on the munzee name. Maybe even use the “filter by type” option to select a munzee type that qualifies for the swap.

Once you click on the munzee, you will be presented with the following options. In order to swap out your physical munzees, select the “Edit Munzee” option.

Under the section “Replace Missing Munzee,” you will notice a new option to “Swap Out Munzee.” Selecting this option will allow you to choose which type of munzee you will be swapping to.

You can then select which type of munzee you wish to swap for. The available options have been indicated earlier in this blog post. Keep in mind that Hotels and Motels can only be swapped like for like.

Be sure to verify which munzees you want to swap. Confirming the swap will archive the original munzee* and deploy a brand new munzee of the type you have selected. The new munzee will have the same name and notes so update those if necessary.

Why Swap?

Currently players are already able to make certain virtual swaps. Many virtual types can be swapped, with the exception of Resort Munzees, Virtual Emerald Munzees, Virtual Trail Munzees, Air Mystery Munzees, and Temporary Virtual Munzees. That means that the following virtual munzees can be swapped.

  • Amethyst Munzees
  • Sapphire Munzees
  • Virtual Munzees
  • Surprise Munzees
  • All Flats Munzees
  • Crossbow Munzees
  • Catapult Munzees
  • Night Vision Goggles Munzees

This brand new “swap-ability” feature for certain physicals allows players to do several things which we think:

  • Refresh the physical map in any area you choose without needing to archive first and wait 7 days
  • Use credits you have accumulated but don’t have a good use for
  • Earn a new deploy for the day
  • Earn more captures from the locals in any area you refresh (there will be much rejoicing!)
  • Keep the CapOns flowing in places with large groups of regular players

What do you think of this latest gameplay ability? Do you already have some munzee swaps in mind? Interested in an example from Rob’s account? You can see he updated the notes to remember the previous deploy.

Get creative, and Munzee on!

*Any munzee archived via the Swap feature will not lose points or deploy day credit (for streak purposes) UNLESS it has 0 caps.

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April 9, 2019

A Game of Fire and Ice ( Double Points, Sales, & Surprises!)

A certain long-running premium cable TV show featuring thespians arguing over a chair commences its final run this Sunday (😱), and we thought what better way to celebrate than with a game of fire and ice?! So while you wait around for your favorite show to start, you can spend the next six Sundays earning extra points on all Fire and Ice Elemental Mystery Munzees! (Even if you’ve never seen the show, we’ll still give you double points!)

All activity on Fire Mystery Munzees, Ice Mystery Munzees, and their scatters (Fire Munzees and Frozen Greenies) will be worth DOUBLE POINTS on April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19 from 00:01 to 23:59 MHQ time!

That’s double points on all activity on Fire and Ice! Be sure to pick up some Fire Mysteries, Ice Mysteries, or the Elemental Munzee Block from the Freeze Tag Online Store, because all three of these items will be 48 percent off starting today at 15:00 MHQ time and lasting until Monday at 10:00 MHQ time!

And that’s not all of the good news! We are also launching our new Ice and Fire Munzee Personal tag today at 15:00 MHQ time in the Freeze Tag Online Store as well! This metal tag features our very own dragons and if this doesn’t get you feeling ready for battle, we don’t know what will!

Be sure celebrate the final season with enough points on the leaderboard to feel like royalty! Will you win the QR Throne?

DunDunDunDunDunDunDunDunDunDun-

Munzee On!

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April 4, 2019

Map Updates Have Arrived!

Version 4.0 of everyone’s favorite real world scavenger hunt brought many positive changes, but one aspect of the game that still needed touching up was the maps. Today we’re happy to announce that the maps have indeed been updated, thanks largely to our switch to Apple Maps! Using Apple Maps will allow more up to date satellite imagery in order to portray the surroundings as accurately and detailed as possible for both Android and iOS devices.

Please note that although we have changed providers to Apple Maps, this new map system is available on both Android and iOS devices. We are excited to bring you a faster, more responsive, and improved map! Hopefully this will enhance the experience for those of you who play in satellite mode.

These updated maps were chosen for a variety of reasons, most importantly that they are as accurate and fast compared to the map system used in V3. This allows us to maintain the fast loading speed of the pins in the game with limited development costs. The new map also offers much more up to date satellite images, which is something the players have requested since V4’s launch. We’re hoping that this change will make the gaming experience more enjoyable for all players, no matter where you live!

Additionally the new over-the-air update has changed the deploy location to now be set when scanning a code or tapping “deploy,” not when reaching the “edit location” screen.

Does this update get you excited? Stay tuned for more updates down the line! And be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to always stay in the loop!

Happy Hunting, and Munzee On!

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April 3, 2019

Shine Bright With New Gleaming Pouch Creatures!

What could possibly be cuter than a Pouch Creature? No, the answer is not rhetorical! It’s a Gleaming Pouch Creature!

Since April Fools is well over, you can believe us when we say there is a fun surprise for the lucky few! That’s right, new colorations of all three stages of Tuli, Vesi, and Muru are currently bouncing around the map waiting to get capped. There’s a catch though, these shiny specials are a bit shy, so you won’t know they’re Gleaming until you cap them. Gleaming Pouch Creatures will appear NORMAL on the map like any other Pouch Creature. However, there is a chance that the Pouch Creature will reveal itself to be Gleaming upon being capped! To heighten your chances of finding a Gleaming Pouch Creature you’ll need to cap each of them you see just to be sure.

If the Pouch Creature is Gleaming, the new icon will show up in the captured pop-up message, and it will also show as a new type on your specials/achievements page. The Gleaming Pouch Creature will also award double the original points for Cap/Deploy/CapOn! That means there are double points possible to be earned on all three stages of Tuli, Vesi, and Muru!

Pouch Creatures can be a little shy, but luckily all three types (Muru, Tuli and Vesi) are attracted to physical Munzee Magnets as well! They will only be attracted as their Level 1 version though, so once they level up they won’t fall for any tricks! You can pick up Magnets in the Freeze Tag Online Store, along with Elemental Munzee blocks which will be on sale for $12 (originally $16) at 15:00 MHQ to help draw out more Pouch Creatures!

At 15:00 MHQ time today, we will be adding some Pouch Creatures back to the Freeze Tag Online Store if you’d like to pick one up to deploy. Per usual these are in limited stock, so if you don’t have one, today is a great day to get one! (It’s also the perfect time to pick up our last Blast From The Past personal tag.)

Meeting your April fitness goals will be easier than ever with the added incentive to chase each and every Pouch Creature that pops up in your area!

Happy Hunting, and Munzee on!

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March 31, 2019

Spring Awakens with New Butterfly Evolutions!

The announcement of a new Evolution Munzee so soon after our Flower Evolutions might seem like a classic case of April Fools. We promise it’s not! We mean it when we say it’s time to welcome spring (in Texas) with our brand new Butterfly Evolution series. These beautiful evolutions just can’t wait to grow their wings and fly into the game in a very unique way!

Butterfly Evolutions

Our Butterfly Evolutions have five stages, with a combination of physical and virtual. Stages 1-4 will be Physical, while Stage 5 evolves into a temporary POB. Stage 5 will bounce to Virtuals and Physicals. Dying to get your hands on our latest collection of evolution munzees? The Butterfly Evolutions will only be available via our April MunzPak subscriptions, the full contents of which will be revealed on April 1 at 10:00 MHQ time. Please note that if you buy a MunzPak before 00:01 MHQ on April 1, it will still contain March’s contents.

Like our Flower Evolutions, the stage timeline for the Butterfly Evolutions will be unique and not follow the classic structure of previous Evolution Munzees. It mirrors the actual life cycle of a butterfly!

  • Stage 1 to Stage 2: after 4 days
  • Stage 2 to Stage 3: after 14 days
  • Stage 3 to Stage 4: after 10 days
  • Stage 4 to Stage 5: permanent until reset to stage one

Stage 5 will exist for 42 days or 10 captures, whichever happens first, at which time the beautiful butterfly will be archived. This temporary Butterfly POB will stay in place for 8 hours or when captured and will not be able to be nudged. However, the Butterfly will be attracted to physical magnets on Greenies and virtual magnets on Rainbow Virtuals, so be sure to pick some up from the Freeze Tag Online Store.

The first four stages of the Butterfly Evolutions will be the same for all players. However, Stage 5 will have the option of emerging as one of three different butterfly species which can bounce to both Physicals and Virtuals. Please note that although the first four stages for each are the same, they will count as different special capture icons.

The stages include:

  • Stage 1: Butterfly Egg
  • Stage 2: Caterpillar
  • Stage 3: Chrysalis
  • Stage 4: Hatched Chrysalis
  • Stage 5: Butterfly

A temporary POB will be launched when the Evolution reaches Stage 4. The Chrysalis will become a Hatched Chrysalis and remain in place, while the Butterfly will be launched at the same time. It will “live” and bounce around for 42 days OR 10 captures, whichever happens first. Similar to POBs, the Butterfly Evolutions will be available for multi-capture only as a Butterfly (Stage 5). There will only be one capture allowed per stage for the first four stages.

This new line of munzees will fit into the overall Evolution Munzees category. Stages 1-4 will have a normal cap radius of 300 feet for Physical, while Stage 5 will have a cap radius of 500 feet. In adherence to our normal Proximity Rules, Stage 1 deploys must be 50 feet from any other type and 150 feet from own of any type. The Butterfly POB will be non-blastable. To access all five stages, you will need to turn on the “Physical” filter (for Stages 1-4), “Physical” and “Virtual” filters (for Stage 5), and “All Expiring Specials” Premium filter (for Stage 5).

An Evolution Reset Credit can be purchased to reset your Evolution back to Stage 1. If a Butterfly Evolution is reset, there is a chance it will evolve into a different species of butterfly at Stage 5 than it was before. Although you cannot capture a reset stage 1-4 if you have already captured the original, you CAN capture the final level of a reset. An easy way to know is if you see it on the map, you can cap it!

Points

  • Stage 1: Cap: 50, CapOn: 30
  • Stage 2: Cap: 40, CapOn: 20
  • Stage 3: Cap: 45, CapOn: 25
  • Stage 4: Cap: 40, CapOn: 30
  • Stage 4: Cap: 150, CapOn: 50, Host CapOn: 50

There will also be 100 points per stage 1 Deploy. The Butterfly POB will be attracted to the following Landing Pads:

  • Stage 1-3 of Family and Field Evolutions Munzees
  • Stage 2 only for Peas, Carrot, Golden Carrot, Tomato, and Corn Evolution Munzees
  • Stage 3-5 for ALL Flower Evolution Munzees
  • Earth Mystery Munzees
  • Seasonal Munzees
  • Trail Stage 1 Munzees
  • Greenies
  • Rainbow Virtuals

The Butterfly Evolutions will count toward Evolution Capture and Deploy badges.

Are you ready to help a worm start a beautiful new life? April is certainly not the cruelest month when it comes to the Munzee Butterfly evolution series!

Munzee on!

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March 22, 2019

Personal Munzee Gameplay Update

Happy Friday! Today we’re announcing a slight update to how personal munzees operate. Previously the owners of a personal munzee were able to deploy up to 3 times per day in new locations by scanning the munzee in the location they wanted to deploy it, leaving the munzee open for capture up to one mile away. You are now able to deploy your personal munzee up to 10 times in a day!

Deploying a personal munzee multiple times in a day allows for players to deploy at events and then walk around the area while still being able to have their personal munzee captured. As a reminder, personal munzees are exempt from proximity rules, so there can be deployed anywhere you wish up to 10 times in a day now.

You can pick up your own personal munzees from the Freeze Tag Online Store!

Munzee on!

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March 19, 2019

New Generic Grab Bags for Sale!

Tomorrow marks the first day of spring at MHQ, which has us feeling particularly warm. We decided to celebrate by putting $5 Grab Bags featuring our new generic designs in the Freeze Tag Online Store starting today at 15:00 MHQ time!

You’ll get over $5 worth of generic munzees in each Grab Bag, including the existing mini urban and urban camo designs, as well as some brand new designs featuring a variety of different themes! Each Grab Bag will include a random selection, so you don’t know which design you’ll get. The Grab Bags will remain in the store until we sell out, so be sure to shop now to avoid missing out!

Help us celebrate the spring (or welcome the fall if you’re around the world) by picking up a bag today!

Melt the ice, and Munzee on!

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March 15, 2019

What’s New at MHQ Live Stream Link!

Happy Friday, Munzers! If you’re not in the loop, we just concluded our second Facebook Live stream of the year. This monthly video cast is an opportunity for us to share what’s new at MHQ and in the world of Munzee, as well as address player questions.

Our second live stream touched on a number of topics, including our recent Banshee Munzee, 4.0 updates, our upcoming April fitness initiative, St. Patrick’s Day specials, and more. We also selected six players for prizes based on a random Facebook draw, as well as one player who submitted a helpful tip. Congratulations to valmie, zeroXC, yida, robelwilson, WiseOldWizard, and BigBill54 for winning some prizes from Rob!

If you missed the live stream or just need some more Rob and Matt in your life, click the link to watch it all unfold!

Happy capping this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend! Enjoy your green beverages responsibly with a side of Munzee.

Munzee on!

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