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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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April 14, 2020

Changes to the In-App Scanner

Munzee is an app with many moving parts. From time to time, we evaluate those parts to see if they can be improved, or if costs can be reduced. The scanner solution that was used in the app to scan physical munzees up until today falls into the latter. Today, we’ve released an update to the Munzee app that now uses the QR Code scanning functionality that is native to your device.

Please note this will require updating your app in the Apple App or Google Play Stores. This is not an Over-The-Air (OTA) Update, it may take longer for the update to be available. If you don’t see it in the app stores yet, check back later!

If you run into any issues with this new scanner, please let us know at support@munzee.com. It would be helpful for us to know your device model (i.e. iPhone 7+, Samsung Galaxy Tab S) and OS (i.e. iOS 13.1.2, Android 7.1.1) as issues are often device- or OS-specific.

Additionally, this change also means that Version 3 of the app will no longer be able to scan physical munzees. With the release of 4.0 last year we wrote that we are no longer able to support updates to Version 3, but would permanently shut it down sometime in the future. For now, Version 3 will still remain live, but its days are numbered. If you haven’t already, please make the switch to the latest version of the app. There are a lot of improvements we’ve made that we think you’ll enjoy, including:

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!

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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!

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August 4, 2017

Munzee Podcast- August 2017

The Munzee Podcast is back again- and it didn’t take us another year either! This month Matt and Rob recap their trips during Birthday month, Louise gives us the rundown on Birthday Events from Jolly Old England, and we go over some of the new items that have been released. Enjoy and Munzee on!

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July 13, 2017

Birthday Coinz and more!

We’re proud to announce the release of a limited number of 6th Birthday Comic Book Special coinz! These golden brass coins look awesome and are a great keepsake from a SUPER month. Those in attendance of our MHQ Birthday Bash will be the first to to have the chance to buy them, so be sure to RSVP.

6th Birthday Comic Book Coin

Along with the Birthday coinz we are also releasing a Recycle coin and a ZeeOps coin. Remember you can use coinz to track specific munzee captures which is perfect when hunting recycles or completing ZeeOps missions. The Recycle coin features the Munzee Recycle icon and the ZeeOps coin features the ZeeOps logo inlaid upon a super unique white metal. Both are great additions to any coin collection!

All three coinz will be available on Friday at MHQ Birthday Bash, but will then be for sale to the public Monday at 3 PM CST. Everyone should be on the lookout for even more items on sale Monday too!

We hope to see a bunch of our players at the event tomorrow, but either way we hope you all enjoy these awesome keepsakes!

Munzee on!

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July 12, 2017

Spectacular 6th Birthday Photo Gallery

We’re a third of the way through Birthday Month, and we’ve had some great events and pictures to go with them! We asked for your photo submissions, and you’ve stepped up! Check out the pictures we’ve received so far!

Don’t forget to send in your pictures to iloveyou@munzee.com with the subject “6th Birthday Gallery” so we can feature your pictures!

Munzee on!

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