Boom Beach is one of those insanely addictive games to build your home base strong enough to fortify any attack while also strengthening your army to lead victorious attacks against others. We’ve put together a helpful list of Boom Beach tips and tricks to help beeline you in your shore takeover efforts.
Build & Upgrade
The key to Boom Beach is to constantly build and upgrade your forces. Of course other important elements include attacking and defending in which we’ll get into later. There is much to manage and the game will guide you on the necessities of your development scheduled.
The core to your base as you know is your Headquarters. The more you upgrade this fort the more Economy, Defense and Support you unlock. These are vital for producing resources you’ll need for successful campaigns.
The greatest caveat you’ll find in Boom Beach is the need to collect the necessary currency to purchase items in addition to the amount of time you need to wait in order to naturally grow your army. Diamonds accelerate upgrades instantly but are rather difficult to accumulate organically. Which leads to purchasing diamonds with real cash if you’re the impatient type. Otherwise to avoid paying- check into the app multiple times daily and ensure to build and upgrade!
One other tip you can use is to capture Resource Bases. Once you take them, they produce whatever rich resource for you hourly. If another player or the Blackguard retakes it, the weapons are automatically upgraded and it will make it harder for you to recapture the base.
As mentioned building and upgrading play a key part to your battle plans. If you have stronger troops and in massive numbers it then becomes possible to take on a well defended enemy base. As you play you will notice there are those bases you can take from the evil Blackguard forces or those other players of the game. If find the latter most interesting and quite challenging to see other’s defensive configuration; both to analyze their strengths (to learn from) and their weaknesses (to attack!)
Scouting is key! Before each bout I ensure to click on all heavy treats and see how well (or not well) they cover targets. For instance I may use all my gunboat fire to take out the most threatening target(s) and send the Heavies to strategically flank and build up energy from destroying enemy resources before focusing on lower power targets.
One of the more successful tactics I’ve found especially against other players is to out-flank and exploit their weaknesses. Many player bases will have an incredibly strong sole frontal defense that quite honestly could mow down any direct offense. However they leave other fronts and/or resources that can be used as energy unguarded. There are many bouts you can win with finesse by using flares to direct your force around the weak side (often deep into the woods.)
Know your troops strengths and weaknesses! For example, rifleman are plentiful but lack ability to take enemy fire. Heavies can take a lot of damage but lack battle smarts and simply fire at the closest target which may not necessarily work best for your attack plan.
Precise positioning can act as a huge advantage as well. Sometimes you can position your men just out of reach of an enemy weapon but it’s just in reach enough for you to destroy it. Alternatively, friendly-fire can be used against fixtures if positioned correctly.
Defense is the best offense for your base. I often watch battles against me, learn and adjust from other player bases to tweak the defensive positioning on my own base. Ensuring to surround my headquarters as well as high energy fixtures with plenty of powerful weapons. One thing you do not want to do is leave many high energy fixtures out for easy capture which in turn fuels power-up attacks against you. I also try to position my lesser energy fixtures on the outer perimeter as it will slow down attackers in their raids inward thus gunners mow them down.
There is not an ultimate impenetrable configuration so constantly adjusting is the best strategy. Because brilliant military minds can find a weakness even in the best fort if they have the resources.
Use these major keys; Build & Upgrade, Attack and Defense tips to your advantage to help conquer Boom Beach!