Today is a very special day in the Munzee world — it’s May 4th! Pre-pandemic, this date was a popular choice for events themed around a certain space opera, so the Munzee Calendar would be full of “May the Fourth” events. Creative event hosts found a way to extend this theme to the 5th and 6th days of the month by dubbing them either “Return of the Fifth” or “Return of the Sixth” events, respectively. While the current situation has unfortunately put these events on hiatus (not to mention that all of these days are during the workweek, which would make it difficult for players to meet up for an event anyway) we decided to bring the party to you! Read on for everything you need to know!
May the Fourth Specials
From the period of Wednesday, May 4th at 12:00 MHQ through Thursday, May 12th at 23:59 MHQ, May the Fourth Specials will bounce around on the map! Like the original KrampBots, these specials are Mechz, which means they are also tPOBs, but solely owned by an official Munzee account. No players are able to purchase/own/deploy a May the Fourth special. We’ll be releasing the Mechz in waves, but will end at a total of 1000 ARF2D2s and 1000 ZEE-3P0s. They will bounce around every 6 hours or when capped.
These specials will stay on the map until they have been captured 5 times, when they will be archived. After the fifth capture these specials will be “swamped” or “scrapped”, respectively, which results in more points for the capper.
These specials will be available for multi-capture. That means players can capture an ARF2D2 or ZEE-3P0 on their own munzees, any previously captured munzees, and more than once if the same ARF2D2 or ZEE-3P0 visits you. These munzees will not be blastable. They will be attracted to magnets, available from the Freeze Tag Online Store. You can access the May the Fourth specials under the “All Expiring Specials” and “All Limited Specials” filters.
When an ARF2D2 is captured, it will scatter up to 3 Leash Sabers. Similarly, when a ZEE-3P0 is captured, it will scatter up to 3 Tin Toppers.
These scatters will be visible to any player! They expire after 120 minutes and have a capture radius of 300 feet.
NEW Scrap Star Details
We are happy to unveil the Scrap Star, the second temporary virtual Destination! The Scrap Star works just like the tPOB Pub, except that it ONLY ATTRACTS Mechz.
It is available NOW in the Freeze Tag Online Store HERE. Be sure to shop fast, because it will leave the store at 12:00 MHQ on Monday, May 16th!
- ONLY DEPLOYABLE IN-APP
- Attracts up to 6 Mechz over time
- Stays on the map for 7 days
- Automatically magnetized when 1st deployed
- Is magnetizable afterwards
- Deploy: 250 points
- Cap: 10 points + points for Mechz in the Scrap Star at the time of capture.
- CapOn: 50 points
- Can be capped once per player per 24 hour MHQ day
- New Mech landings do NOT refresh the capture setting
- The regular Mech timer is still in effect. If a Mech times out, it leaves the Scrap Star and an open spot becomes available for others
- Players will see the base icon above for 0, but then a 1-6 as more Mechz stop by
The deploy circle for Scrap Star will be 4,000 feet (1219.2 m) from the nearest tPOB Pub or Scrap Star. Capture radius is 1000 feet.
To access the Scrap Star, turn on your Virtual filter and find it under “Destinations”. If the Scrap Star is hosting munzees, it can also be visible with the “All Expiring Specials” filter.
For more information on Destinations, you can check out our Help Guide article.
From the period of Wednesday, May 4th at 12:00 MHQ through Monday, May 16th at 12:00 MHQ (same period as Scrap Star availability), select Mechz are back in stock! Shop them all in the Mech Collection HERE!
When you purchase a Mech, it will auto-deploy the Mech and also provide you with the Blueprints to rebuild it again with Cogs, if you don’t already own it.
Double Points Details
From the period of Wednesday, May 4th at 12:00 MHQ through Sunday, May 8th at 23:59 MHQ, non-trial Premium Members can enjoy double points on ALL Mechz!
If you need a refresher on all the different Mechz, here is a list:
There will be three badges to earn for May the Fourth specials. To earn them, all you need to do is cap one of each special! You can see the first badge below.
As for the Scrap Star, there are two badges you can earn — one for deploying, and one for capping. You can see the deploy badge below as well.
DegoBarker- Capture 1 ARF2D2 special.
Space Scrappers- Deploy 1 Scrap Star Munzee.
We hope this long post didn’t have you contemplating joining the dark side — thanks for reading until the end!