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July 5, 2017

Munzee Newsletter: June 2017 Wrap-Up

We spent a lot of June preparing for Birthday month in July, but we were happy to make some big announcements too. Take a look back on some of the things that happened last month and what to expect this month as well!

Version 3.3.3 of the Munzee app was released in June. Make sure you have the most up to date version at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

New Features/Fixes:

– We’ve added an in-app ZeeOps dashboard to track your operations.
– The main menu now features accompanying icons for all entries.
– Badge details now show the original description even after a badge has been earned.
– The coin discover request popup will now only show as toast message (transparent at the bottom) when not on the coins page.
– Improved scanner (focus issues for some phones are fixed)
– Minor fixes and improvements


 

Just Add Water! 

The floodgates have opened and the latest Elemental Munzee is now for sale- Welcome the Water Mystery Munzee!

This physical munzee type may hold the key to the Fountain of Youth, but it is not without its risks. When you cap the scattered water droplet you have the chance of drinking pure water, toxic water or salt water!

Purchase Water Mysteries and other Elementals in the Munzee Store!


 

Virtual Reality 

Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily swap out old virtual munzees in popular destinations for newer virtuals worth more points? Well now you can with the new Virt Swap tool! Using the Munzee website you can now go back to your older virtual type munzees and swap in new virtual types and MVMs.

Stock up on new MVMs in the Munzee Online Store!


 

Opposites Attract 

Can you feel the attraction? In June we revealed the Munzee Magnets as a part of July Physical MunzPaks! These brand new items are temporary credits you can use to attract Seasonal Specials and Mythological Munzees for a set amount of time. It’s easy, you just Magnetize a greenie of your choosing and that munzee will then attract up to 3 specials or myths for up to one hour!

Sign up for a Physical MunzPak and get 10 Magnet credits!


 

Garfield GO

Munzee was proud to work with our partner Freeze Tag to launch Garfield GO this month!

Garfield GO is a brand new augmented reality treasure hunting game, featuring everyone’s favorite lasagna-loving cat! Odie has scattered Garfield’s comic collection and buried treasures around the world — Help Garfield get them all back, while scavenging for hidden chests along the way!

The game is currently available in Australia, Canada, and the US via the App store and Google Play.


 

Coming in July…

– Spectacular 6th Birthday Comic Book Specials are on the map!

– Check out the Calendar to find a Munzee Birthday Event near you!

– Oh, the Places you’ll go!

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July 1, 2017

Introducing Munzee Magnets!

Can you feel the attraction? We’re proud to announce a new gameplay feature called Magnets!

These brand new items are temporary credits you can use to attract Seasonal Specials and Mythological Munzees for a set amount of time. It’s easy, you just Magnetize a greenie of your choosing and that munzee will then attract up to 3 specials or myths for up to one hour! The magnet expires at the end of the hour or after the 3rd capture.

Think of it like a temporary shamrock or elemental that also attracts seasonal specials like the Birthday Comic Book specials. So now if you live in a less populated Munzee area you can increase your chances of capping specials and myths!

Magnetizing a munzee from the app is easy!

  1. Choose the Greenie you want to magnetize.
  2. Go to the Munzee Details page.
  3. Click on the three dots icon in the upper righthand corner.
  4. Click “Magnetize” and confirm.
  5. Wait for the fun to begin!

You can also Magnetize a munzee from the web! 

  1. Go to munzee.com/map
  2. Click on the munzee you want to Magnetize and go to the Munzee’s page
  3. Scroll down and on the lower righthand side is a button that say “Magnetize”
  4. Click confirm and go find that Munzee!

Click the image to enlarge it.

A few things to note:

  • When a Magnetized munzee brings a special or a myth anyone can cap it, so be quick or be nice and share with friends!
  • You’ll be able to Magnetize munzees you have already capped as well as your own munzees since you can cap specials on those.
  • You can see how many Magnets you have on the Credits page of the app or web.
  • Magnets will go on sale in August. Premium Members can expect some magnetic attraction next month too.

Magnet credits are currently exclusive to Physical MunzPak subscribers until they go on sale next month. You’ll receive ten Munzee magnets in your July Physical MunzPak subscription so if you haven’t signed up do it NOW!

Even though the Magnets are currently exclusive to MunzPak subscribers, it’s our birthday so we wanted to share the love a bit. Event hosts who are throwing Munzee Birthday party packages will also have the opportunity to buy Magnets to be used at their events. This will help bring some fun for your Event guests! You need to email Louise if you are interested in adding these to your event but remember she is cycling this weekend so don’t expect an immediate response.

***Event Details Edit*** Magnets may be purchased by event hosts. They are added to the event account only and event pricing is $10 for 10 magnets (maximum of 10 per event account).

We’re excited to see how you all use Magnets to your advantage! Happy hunting and Munzee on!

 

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June 30, 2017

Munzee Podcast- July 2017

We’ve brought back the podcast/videocast!

With a lot more space for fun activities in MHQ 3.0, we’ve set up an awesome podcast studio! We figured we should probably get around to using it though, so what better time than for some Birthday Month announcements? We had a few technical difficulties at the beginning (give us a break, it’s been a while since we’ve done this!) but the audio quality gets a lot better about 40 seconds in.

Watch the video below and enjoy!

Podcast Notes:

  • Pre-show ramblings.
  • Matt’s been flattened!
  • Swap out your old virtuals using our new Virt Swap tool.
  • Munzee Version 3.3.3 is now live. Update now.
  • Some super sick badges for capping seasonal specials.
  • Holy spectacular sixth Birthday Batman! Comic book birthday specials are coming your way!
  • Super Louise -with the speed of a locomotive- is going to be a bit busy in July.
  • New emerald gardens are popping up worldwide.
  • Superhero Birthday events and MHQ’s Birthday Bash.
  • Rob and Matt’s July event travel schedule.
  • Flat Rob and Flat Matt activation dates.
  • 150 MILLION caps!
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June 30, 2017

ZeeOps: July Missions

Agents, due to your hard work in June the contaminated outlier strain of Evolution Munzees has been controlled. Despite investigations into what caused the issue, there have been few leads as to who was behind the leak. ZeeOps Agents must focus on forward though, so prepare for this month’s Operations.  

Since the leaders of the Mean Green Gang have seemingly all been eradicated Director Zee has kicked off a probation program for former MGG members. The program has been named “Going Green.” He has requested that ZeeOps agents worldwide begin rounding up Mean Greenies to present them the opportunity to join forces. The program has been met with some resistance from both ZeeOps agents and former Mean Green Gang operatives though, so be careful.

July ZeeOps Operations are now live and you can begin planning your Missions to start on the following day. You can plan your Operations at munzee.com/ops/ and purchase more ZeeCred in the Munzee Online Store. You can also track your Missions in the new Munzee app update.

This month’s Missions are as follows:

LEVEL 1:
Basic Training + – Earn at least 1,000 points.
Defensive Training- Deploy at least 10 munzees.
Offensive Training- Capture at least 25 munzees.
Greenie-ology I- Capture at least 20 greenies.
Greenie-ology II- Deploy at least 15 greenies.

LEVEL 2:
Group Training + – Earn at least 1,000 cap-on points.
Going Green – Capture at least 20 greenies and deploy at least 10 greenies.
Green With Envy – Deploy at least 25 greenies.
Not So Mean – Capture at least 35 greenies.
Virtual Surreality- Capture at least 100 virtual munzees of any type.

LEVEL 3:
Advanced Training- Earn at least 10,000 points.
Always Aware- Deploy at least 50 physical munzees of any type.
Growing Green- Capture at least 100 greenies.
Green House Games- Deploy at least 50 greenies.
Virtual Virus 2- Capture at least 250 virtual munzees of any type.

LEVEL 4:
Expert Training- Earn at least 50,000 points.
Gone Green- Deploy at least 100 greenies.
The Dictator – Capture at least 150 greenies and deploy at least 50 greenies.
Resistance – Deploy at least 100 physical munzees of any type.
Missing Zee- Capture at least 250 physical type munzees.

Completing Operations will give you some hard earned rewards as well.

This month’s rewards are:

Basic Op
Rewards: 1 Virtual Munzee, 2 MVMs, 1 Timeshare Munzee, 3 Virtual Colors, and 5 ZeeCred

Advanced Op
Rewards: 2 MVMs, 1 Surprise Munzee, 1 Flat Rob, 1 Flat Matt, and 10 ZeeCred

Mega Op
Rewards: 3 MVMs, 2 Surprise Munzees, 2 Amethyst Munzees, 1 Flat Rob, 1 Flat Matt, 1 Blast Cap, and 25 ZeeCred

Ultra Op
Rewards: 5 MVMs, 4 Surprise Munzees, 2 Amethyst Munzees, 2 Flat Robs, 2 Flat Matts, 1 Blast Cap, and 50 ZeeCred

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

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June 29, 2017

Munzee App Version 3.3.3.

With Birthday month right around the corner we have a new app update that has been released!

Munzee 3.3.3  has been pushed to the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

New Features/Fixes:
– We’ve added an in-app ZeeOps dashboard to track your operations.
– The main menu now features accompanying icons for all entries.
– Badge details now show the original description even after a badge has been earned.
– The coin discover request popup will now only show as toast message (transparent at the bottom) when not on the coins page.
– Improved scanner (focus issues for some phones are fixed)
– Minor fixes and improvements

While the app has been made live in the app stores, there may be a delay in the propagation to your area. Please be patient if you don’t see it yet.

Check out the video below to see some of the new features!

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June 28, 2017

Introducing Specials Badges!

We’re excited to announce the release of a new line of badges for capturing special seasonal munzees!

Nearly every month we release new limited time specials and we want to award our players for capturing these year round! In the past we have released hoverboards, groundhogs and much more so always be on the lookout for new, unique specials.

The Specials Badges are now LIVE and you can start earning them when the next special is released! These badges will NOT be retroactive, but moving forward every new seasonal special we release will count. They may not be totally retroactive, but these badges will include all captures from the World Turtle Day specials that went out in May.

You might also keep your eyes out, we hear someone’s birthday is coming up…

These badges will remain hidden so we can keep you guessing, but here is a look at the first badge:

Special Hunter- Capture 10 Munzee Specials of any type.

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June 27, 2017

Introducing the Virtual Swap!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily swap out old virtual munzees in popular destinations for newer virtuals worth more points? Well now you can!

We’re excited to announce that you can now easily swap out many virtual munzees!

Using the Munzee website you can now go back to your older virtual type munzees and swap in new virtual types and MVMs. By using the Virt Swap tool, you can instantly archive your old virtual type munzee and deploy the new one in the exact same spot. No waiting periods and no losing your spot! This also opens up the opportunity for players to re-capture high density areas, if new virtuals are deployed.

With the Virt Swap tool almost any virtual type can be replaced by almost any virtual type.**

For example, you can swap an old green virtual for a new virtual sapphire in the exact same location. You could also swap an old yellow mystery virtual for a new MVM and add a yellow color credit. It’s good as new and ready for people to come and cap it! Imagine the cap on points you will receive with the strategically placed MVM versus the old virtual points.

Please note that when you swap out an old virtual you must use a new munzee that has not been previously deployed. Since you’re swapping out for a totally new munzee the points for the old virt captures will not change.

To celebrate the release of this new tool MVMs are on sale for $4 and for every MVM purchased you’ll get a free color credit as well. Go to the Munzee Online Store and stock up now! 

To swap out a virtual just do the following:

  1. Go to your online Munzee profile.
  2. Go to your undeployed munzees and copy the number code from the replacement virtual item URL.
  3. Go to your deployed munzees and choose the virtual you want to replace.
  4. Click “Edit Details,” scroll down and paste the new number code in the specified area.

Check out the video below to see the Virt Swap in action (you may need to pause and rewind to fully get it):

**You cannot change any of the following munzees using the Virt Swap tool:

All Physicals
All MHQ created Virtual Gardens
Social
Event Pin
Virtual Emerald
Personal Munzee
Event Indicator
Virtual Trail
Virtual Resort
Virtual Resort Room

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June 22, 2017

6th Birthday Events UPDATE

Hello from a swelteringly hot London!

I hope you’re all getting excited about July and all the 6th Birthday events. There are 80 on the calendar to choose from! It’s not too late to get your events on there, it’s quite late for artwork though, our designers’ diaries are full to bursting and we can only accommodate pretty simple requests for July at this stage I’m afraid.

Trish has recently finished the badges for attending and hosting, they are SUPER! Here is a sneak preview for you. There are 4 host badges up for grabs, the Super Scott, Super Matt, Super Trish and Super Dylan. I’m on the Attendee Badge and there is an icon featuring Super Rob for everyone who goes to a Birthday event and captures the Event Indicator Pin.

Don’t forget that Dan the Man will be giving freebies to all attendees when they capture the event badge if the host has opted for that $20 extra and there will be surprises thrown in for all Birthday events as per usual, don’t miss out, plan your event today!

Stay safe and Munzee On!

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June 14, 2017

Introducing Elemental Munzee Badges!

We’re excited to announce the release of a new line of badges for capturing Elemental Munzees! Do you think you can harness the energy of the world’s elements?

You can earn these badges by capturing Fire, Ice and Earth Munzees… and maybe something else soon.

The first of three badges is for beginners of the Elemental Arts and you can earn it by capturing 100 Elementals of any kind. All of the Elemental Munzee badges are retroactive, but they will remain hidden until you unlock the requirements for the next badge. The badges will go live at 00:01 MHQ on Thursday June 15th.

You can help out your fellow players with their caps and purchase an Elemental Munzee Pak HERE

Good luck on your journey to master the elements! Munzee on!

Elemental Arts- Capture 100 Elemental Munzees of any kind.

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June 9, 2017

Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway Video Contest!

You may know Daniel Hammock as “hksfarm,” “Support,” or “The Ban Hammer” of Munzee, but did you know he’s quite the Youtube video connoisseur?

Hksfarm hosts the “Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway” video contest where players around the world submit Munzee-themed videos for a chance to win prizes. If you haven’t already you should join his Facebook group and join in on the fun!

The rules are simple:

  • hksfarm posts the theme for month in the “Munzee’s Monthly Giveaway” Facebook group.
  • Players film and edit a Munzee video relating to that theme and upload it to Youtube.
  • Once it’s uploaded, players share it in the Facebook group and their name will be added into the prize drawing.
  • On the last day of the month, submissions will be final and hksfarm will draw a name from those that submitted a video. 

In addition for a chance to win prizes, players will also earn a sweet Unicorn badge for participating and the winner will receive the coveted Golden Unicorn badge! To qualify for the badge and giveaway, videos MUST be on YouTube.com and link posted in a separate post, also post your username. No skill or expensive camera equipment are needed because the final drawing is random. 

This month’s challenge is to share a video of a deployed munzee in the dark with the moon in the footage, so get ready to adventure through the night!

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