'Boom Beach' Update Now Live: See Patch Notes For Newest Version That Adds Colonel Gearheart, Critters & More

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 07, 2015 10:54 AM EDT
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The latest Boom Beach update has been pushed live by Supercell, bringing players a host of new features and fixes.

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We recently posted a roundup of the additions coming in the newest update, mainly provided by several sneak peek posts on the game's Facebook page. Each of these were followed up by a video, which gave fans a look at the features in action.

Now that the update is out, the actual details of the new version have been posted. Below are the official patch notes for the update, telling players exactly what to expect next time they launch Boom Beach.

Events
- A new enemy approaches: Colonel Gearheart! Tear down her War Factories in the hunt for prototype modules
- Hammerman attacks YOU...
- Events are now daily! (here for more info)
- Daily events start at 6am and end at 3am the following day (21h duration)

- VP reward boat comes at 6am now, when the day's event starts

New Stuff
- Prototype Weapons Lab (unlocks at HQ 15)
- Assemble experimental and unstable prototype defenses
- Distract and destroy with a new Gunboat ability: Critters (unlocks at HQ 19)
- Two new super-challenging operations
- Sea and land turtles

Improvements
- One-time only player name change (Settings > Accounts > Change Name)
- Watch your attack replays from the revamped Activity Log
- Retreat confirmation
- Re-arrange your base more easily by swapping building positions
- Drag and drop Landing Crafts to switch their order
- Check out your Task Force's operation stats
- Leave a friendly note when kicking someone from your Task Force
- Even better AI pathfinding
- Arabic language support
- Lots of new graphics
- Tons of bug fixes

Changes
- Ice Statue boost duration reduced to 8h from 10h
- Flamethrower and Scorcher burn damage increases from +damage statues
- VP reward boat comes at 6am now, when the day's event starts
- Reduced camera shake from the Grenadier's explosions

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