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May 2, 2022

Premium Membership Follow-Up

Last week, we announced an update we were making to Premium Memberships. Now that the date and time we stated has come, we wanted to take this opportunity to review the list of current Premium Membership benefits — if you’re a Premium Member, you may not be taking advantage of all there is to offer! Here is the most up-to-date list of everything you get, with links to more info and visual guides underneath:

Unlocked In-App Features

  • Ability to view exclusive Premium Filters
    • Hide captured Munzees with red checkmarks from the map
    • Find special types or Munzees that will expire soon
  • Ability to customize Preset Filters
    • NEW: Preset Filter slots have increased from 5 to 10!
  • Ability to view a real-time Daily Leaderboard
  • Ability to upload photos to Munzees
  • Ability to earn/display special Titles
  • Ability to create Clans
  • Ability to hold an extra QRate
  • Ability to delete a QRate once per day
  • Ability to reroll Daily ZeeOps missions once per day
  • Ability to view caps/deploys for specific days on the Daily Activity Tracker
  • Ability to filter blasts to capture specific types
  • NEW: Ability to attract an extra bouncer from magnets
    • Non-Landing Pad Destination munzees (i.e. Greenies) will now attract 4 bouncers when magnetized
    • Landing Pad Destination munzees (i.e. Treehouses) will now attract 7 bouncers when magnetized
Premium Filters Preset Filters Daily Leaderboard
Upload Photos Special Titles Create Clans
Extra QRate Delete QRate Daily ZeeOps Reroll
View Caps/Deploys Filtered Blasts Magnet Boost

Unlocked Outside-App Features

  • Ability to view detailed Munzee activity stats collectively known as Statzee
  • Ability to receive email notifications when a new munzee is deployed

Goodies Received

  • Monthly Premium Memberships – on the 15th of each month

If you aren’t already a Premium Member, you can purchase a Yearly Membership via the Freeze Tag Store or the In-App Store. You also have the option of purchasing a Monthly Membership via the In-App Store.

We hope this blog post has been useful to you!

Munzee on!

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April 26, 2022

An Update to Premium Membership Benefits

Lately we’ve made many updates to Premium Memberships. Just last September, we created the Monthly Premium Membership which we thought would be useful to those who only need Premium abilities at certain times of the year. Two months later, we added the ability for Premium users to use filtered blasts. Last month, we experimented with our first ZEE-Dayz exclusively for Premium Members.

This update brings more improvements to the Premium Membership. To make sure you’re adequately informed, we’ve written this blog post so that you will know of the changes in advance.

The changes described below will be effective as of 12:00 MHQ on Monday, May 2nd.

Out the Door

At the time stated above, the Munzee app will no longer support the Multi-User Login (MUL) feature. Our team has gone back and forth on this feature for quite some time, so we feel we owe our players some transparency as to how we came to this decision.

When the game was first introduced almost 11 years ago, the MUL was created for families who played together and only owned 1 device. Over the years devices for multiple family members have become more common, and although we understand the convenience the MUL has been more trouble than we would like.

Our evaluation of the MUL went something like this:

Pros Cons
  • Allow families with multiple Munzee players to easily play on one device
  • Quick access for another player if battery dies or signal is lost
  • Most families with multiple Munzee players are now able to provide a device for each player
  • Players who create fake accounts take advantage of this feature to quickly accumulate points or meet requirements for Clan Wars, badges, etc.
  • Development time is increased as new app features must distinguish between the active account and any other logged-in accounts
  • Testing time is also increased as we must make sure that all app features work even as we quickly switch between 3 different accounts
  • The ability to quickly switch between accounts is quite rare among apps — a unique feature rather than one that is standard

Knowing that the original purpose of the MUL has been outgrown, along with all the other cons listed above, we have decided to remove the MUL from the app.

In light of this change, we encourage players to carry external batteries to keep their main device charged and/or bring extra devices in case issues come up so that they can switch and continue playing — things which many of you are already in the habit of doing.

Otherwise, it just takes a few extra steps to log out and then log in to another account the old-fashioned way.

In Comes More

We understand some will be upset by the decision to remove MUL, but we want to continue to offer a positive Premium Membership experience. So we’re excited to announce that we are in the process of testing out 2 NEW additional features we think all Premium Members will enjoy. Please understand that these new features are a trial/test and we want to gather feedback from players to make sure this is an appropriate addition to the game.

+5 Additional Filter Preset slots +1 Increased Magnet Effectiveness
  • This will bring the total to 10 custom filter presets!
  • Standard munzees will now attract 4 bouncers
  • Landing Pad Destinations will now attract 7 bouncers

We’re always looking to bring more value to Premium Memberships as they help keep our app running. These updates are just the beginning — we’ve got more in the works, so keep an eye out for future announcements!

Munzee on!

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April 1, 2022

Beautify the Map in One Easy Step!

We’ve offered small pre-built gardens as part of Event Packages in the past, but this NEW munzee will be available to everyone, and allow for greater control of where exactly the garden is placed.

Insta-Garden
Points
  • Dependent on the types that the garden contains. Follows the usual point structures for those types
  • No additional points on top of the combined total of all the pins in the garden
Store Info
  • Cost: $14 at launch
  • Purchase HERE

How to Use the Insta-Garden

  1. Navigate to an Insta-Garden in your Undeployed list
  2. Tap to Deploy it as usual
  3. When the map to set the location loads, you will see the Insta-Garden pin centered on your location as usual, AND an overlay of the current available Insta-Garden Design underneath, centered on the Insta-Garden pin
  4. Move the Insta-Garden pin to your desired location, and the Insta-Garden Design will move with it, remaining centered underneath the pin
  5. We recommend using the Insta-Garden in wide, open spaces on the map — you will most likely have difficulties trying to deploy a garden EXACTLY in-between other munzees that have already been deployed
  6. Once you’ve found the perfect spot, confirm your deploy as usual!
  7. Please note: it may take some time for all the deploys to appear on the map — think of the deploy process as similar to a blast capture, where individual munzees are queued for processing. However, you should have no issues with anyone deploying within the confines of any partially-deployed gardens, as each deploy is timestamped even if it is queued — so your deploys will naturally have an earlier timestamp and take precedence
  8. Please also note: the Insta-Garden pin will ALWAYS be replaced by the actual Insta-Garden Design once you deploy, so you will never see the Insta-Garden pin itself on the map — it only exists up to the Deploy screens

Here is a screenshot of how Step #3 will look:

For testing purposes, we used last year’s March into May Event garden design as the Insta-Garden Design above, but to keep those gardens more limited and unique, we’ve created a NEW Insta-Garden Design that will deploy from the Insta-Garden pins now. We want to keep the new design a surprise though, so you’ll have to pick one up and deploy it to find out what it is! Or you could just wait until someone else posts it, but where’s the fun in that?

We hope you’ll enjoy sowing some Insta-Garden seeds!

Munzee on!

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November 9, 2021

Filtered Blasts Available NOW for Premium Members!

This feature has been highly requested ever since we split the map into 4 layers, so we’re excited to finally cross this one off your wishlist! Check to see if you’ve received Build #793 over-the-air — to find out what version you are currently on, look at the bottom of the [Help & Info] –> [About Us] page inside the app. If you have not received the latest automatic update, please restart the app. It may take a few tries depending on your Wi-fi/data connection.

Before This Update

If you need a refresher on how Blast Captures worked before, here’s a screenshot to remind you:

After tapping to fire a Blast, you would see this simple confirmation popup letting you know how many munzees would be captured.

After This Update

Now, on the “Choose Blast Type” popup, you’ll see a toggle at the top which will allow you to only blast munzees according to the Filters you currently have set and visible on the map. So make sure you have your filters set before going in to blast!

Please note that this is a Premium-only feature. Though everyone will see this toggle, non-Premium players will see an error popup if they try to activate it, similar to other Premium-only features in the app. Remember that we recently added Premium Memberships to the In-App Store, including a new Monthly option, so it’s easy to sign up if you’re interested!

The toggle setting will be saved locally to your device, so if you have it turned ON, it will stay ON until you toggle it OFF, and vice-versa. This should hopefully save you some taps, in most cases.

After choosing the number of blasts to fire, you’ll see the new confirmation popup as shown below!

The confirmation popup shows the same text as before at the top, but now there is a scrollable window of pins with counts of each underneath, so you know EXACTLY what you’ll be capturing! In the example we’ve shown, the “Use Map Filters” toggle is ON, and the Filters were set to only show Greeting Cards, so only Greeting Card pins can be seen in the confirmation popup.

However, even if you decide to turn the “Use Map Filters” toggle to OFF, this new confirmation popup will still appear to show what you’ll be capturing. We thought this would really help you to play your way, and reduce the chance of you using blasts with the wrong toggle setting. Here’s a screenshot of what the confirmation popup looked like when we turned the toggle OFF:

As you can see, instead of ONLY Greeting Cards, we’ll be blast capturing 12 Crossbows, 5 Sapphires, 4 Virtual Whites, 3 Citrines, 3 Onyxes, some Temporary Virtuals, and some Flat Lous.

To clarify, this new confirmation popup will only appear for Premium players, meaning non-Premium players will see the plain text confirmation popup shown at the start of this post. This may change at certain special times throughout the year — so keep an eye out for future gameplay announcements!

Munzee on!

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April 1, 2021

NEW Filters Allow You To Explore Like Never Before!

With the myriad munzee types out there, using Filters is a must to make the most of your time. After all, one of our mottos is “Play your way”, and you may not be interested in ALL munzee types.

We also know that many of our players have multiple hobbies related to being outdoors. So, to make things even more convenient for you, we’ve started a NEW line of filters that should make it easier to engage in some of those hobbies at the same time as Munzee! There are only 2 to start, but keep an eye out for more filter announcements in the future!

The Metal Detector Mode filter will show the location of buried metal artifacts up to 8 ft deep. Please note that this filter’s accuracy is dependent on the size of the artifact and your distance from it. A wrench buried at a depth of 2 ft will have a much more accurate location than a paper clip that is at a depth of 6 ft.

The Paranormal Mode filter will show the location of ghosts as they take on a corporeal form. Please note that this filter’s accuracy is dependent on the strength of the ghost’s spirit. Older ghosts tend to be weaker as they begin to forget their purpose for haunting the Earth.

You’ll find the Metal Detector Mode filter in the Physical tab, the Paranormal Mode filter in the Virtual tab, and both in the Premium tab, as you can see in the screenshots below:

We hope these colorful new filters enhance your app experience!

Munzee on!

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February 7, 2020

2019 In Review

Last year was definitely a year of change as we released an update that was a long time coming — Munzee 4.0! We appreciate all of the players, old and new, who have continued to support the game. It is for you that we are constantly dreaming up ways to make the game more dynamic and the app more friendly! On that note, we’d like to celebrate some key points that the Munzee Community has achieved last year:

Recruiting New Players

As a worldwide geo-location based game, our aim is to continue to expand and grow the community. After all, it’s more fun playing with more people!

  • 65,495 new players started playing Munzee in 2019
    • 83% more than 2018

Recycling Program Revamp

In April we announced QRew, a junior version of the ZeeQRew program, which allowed players to replace missing or damaged Munzees once they met certain requirements. Along with this update we also launched the new QRewzee Munzee, which gave the added incentive of receiving more points after replacing and capturing newly replaced Munzees. This seemed to have a tremendous effect on the number of Munzees that have been replaced over the past year.

  • 95,131 Munzees replaced in 2019
    • 200% more than 2018

New Map Layers

In June we split Physical and Virtual Munzees to sit on their own map layer, along with Flat, Temporary and Event Munzees each being on their own layers as well. This essentially doubled the amount of space available for new Munzees to be deployed, which in turn provided more Munzees to be captured.

  • 80,034,191 Munzees captured in 2019
  • 5,419,442 Munzee deployed in 2019
    • 19% more than 2018

Munzee Events

In September we streamlined our Event Process by making Event Packages available in the Freeze Tag Store. Since event hosts usually purchase the same items for their events every time, we developed different packages based on commonly ordered items. Of course, any additional requests are still handled by our trusty Global Events Director Louise! Purchasing these new event packages sends event hosts all the information they need in an automatic e-mail. We also updated our Help Guide to help walk event hosts through the process!

  • 517 events held worldwide in 2019
  • 12,648 attendees total in 2019

Clan Wars Revamp

In October we released a major update to the clan wars system, allowing teams of less than 10 players to participate and the ability for clans to recruit throughout the month. Along with this update we added a brand new Clan Wars section in the app, which allows players to create/join clans and track their progress on challenge requirements for each battle. We’re ecstatic to see that this has encouraged more players to join in on Clan Wars!

  • 9% more players participating in Clan Wars than 2018
  • 25% more clans reached Level 1 or higher in 2019 after the update
  • 52% more clans reached Level 3 in 2019 after the update

If you haven’t already…

… please fill out our latest Gameplay Survey! Your opinion will help us make decisions and plans for the future of Munzee!

Once again, thank you for everything you have done to help grow the game and support other members of the community!

Munzee on!

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January 23, 2018

Munzee Podcast- January 2018

The Munzee Podcast is back for 2018! Rob and Matt say THANK YOU to January’s specials, briefly chat about the latest Munzee update and do their very best to confuse our players about what’s to come next. Enjoy!

Podcast Notes:

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January 1, 2018

2017 In Review and Looking Forward to 2018

2017 was a great year. We tried to encompass our theme of “Everyone. Everywhere.” into all that we did. There were learning experiences along the way, but the community consistently pushed us to provide the best game and experiences we could. For that, we thank you tremendously. Below, we have some “year-in-review” stats and messages from the team followed by more information about our 2018 theme.


Munzee Events from Louise

Wow, what a year 2017 has been for Munzee Events. To everyone everywhere, thank you all for keeping me so busy!

We’ve had some fantastic events this year from the Tea Parties to our 6th Birthday celebrations, the MunzFit Events to the Christmas Parties that are just wrapping up now. 525 events to be precise, most hosted by you, our wonderful players, and some hosted by us at MHQ. We were delighted to welcome so many of you to our new office in McKinney back in September and had our first events with the whole MHQ  team.

We have greatly enjoyed coming to your events all over the world too, thank you for inviting us and being such wonderful hosts. Personally, my absolute highlight was celebrating my birthday with over 100 Munzee players at the Australia Day events back in January!

We’ve introduced new exciting merchandise exclusive to events and created Emerald Gardens all over the world. We also hit new record attendance levels with the events in Germany this summer, absolutely brilliant stuff!

I look forward to meeting more of you virtually as I work with you to create your Munzee Events and can’t wait to meet even more of you out and about at your amazing events.

Thank you for your support, Munzee On!


Munzee

There are quite a few things that could be said about 2017. We went through a lot of changes in efforts to do what we thought was best for the game and company. The community was always at the forefront when we made decisions, and “Everyone. Everywhere.” wasn’t just a theme but a way of thinking.  Check out some of the stats from this year:

As we mentioned in the podcast, our theme for 2018 is “The Time is Now.” Over the years, there has been projects and ideas that we haven’t had the time or resources to implement. With the staff and resources we have after merging with Freeze Tag, we can finally put these ideas into action. These range from gameplay changes to a new app and work on them will begin immediately. While you may not see them immediately, be sure that we are working to make the game and app better than ever.

Once again, thank you for everything you have done to help grow the game and support other member’s of the community.

Happy New Year, and Munzee on!

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December 22, 2017

Munzee Podcast- December 2017

The Munzee Podcast is back for its final show of the year! Rob and Matt recap 2017’s hits and misses, hint at what’s to come and invite a couple special guests to give some updates regarding our other games.

Podcast Notes:

2017 Hits and Misses
Christmas Specials
Eventzee Update
WallaBee Update
Munzee 2018 Theme Announcement
What To Expect In 2018

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October 13, 2017

Munzee Podcast- October 2017

The Munzee Podcast is back after a very busy September! Rob and Matt recap MHQ Bash, reveal a fiendish Friday the 13th fellow, and warm up for the Tour De Cure charity race. Stay tuned for a reveal about what’s coming up for the rest of October!

Podcast Notes:

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