Stronger Bees bring back more rewards!
Eventually, everyone will want to increase their Bee’s Strength, Luck, and Agility. Who wouldn't want to make their Queen even more regal!? This is where the game gets really exciting. Learning why and how to apply upgrades is fun.
Redeeming the shards you have been gathering is the heart of the upgrade process. Visit your Inventory to do that. If you want to upgrade your Bees and don’t want to wait until you have enough shards, you can purchase upgrades from the secondary market (Coming Soon). You can also buy shards from the in-game shop.
Upgrading your Queen increases her Level and can affect her stats and change her Mood.
A Queen’s Level shows how many upgrade slots she will pass on to her offspring when she Breeds. The more upgrade slots a Bee has, the more you can improve its stats!
EXAMPLE: A Level 12 Queen will produce offspring with 12 upgrade slots, allowing that Bee to be upgraded a maximum of 12 times.
REMINDER: When a Queen’s Mood matches with the Mood of Bees sent on Missions it provides a Boost to your Bee’s stats for that Mission. This can have a big impact on the result of the Mission.
Look out! - If you upgrade your Queen, her Mood may change (depending on the rarity of upgrade you apply).
|Common||20 Shards||Green||3.2% Drop||No|
|Rare||40 Shards||Blue||1.4% Drop||No|
|Epic||80 Shards||Red||No Change||No|
|Legendary||150 Shards||Yellow||3.2% Increase||Yes|
|Mythic||300 Shards||Purple||3.2% Increase||No|
Legendary and Mythic Upgrades Increase the Queen's Stats
|Gen 3 or Gen Z||8|
Assume the Queen's stat is 200 and she is a Genesis Queen
280 (Max Stat) - 200 (Current Stat) = 80
80 x 11% (Genesis Queen) = 8.8 which is rounded to 9
200 + 9 = 209
209 is the New Stat
Common and Rare Upgrades Decrease the Queen's Stats
Assume the Queen's stat is 210, using a Common upgrade
210 (Current Stat) - 180 (Minimum Stat) = 30
30 x 20% (Common Upgrade %) = 6
210 - 6 = 204
204 is the New Stat
ADVANCED STRATEGY: A level 20 Queen can’t be upgraded any further. However, if you would like to change her mood there are two options:
1. You can apply a Legendary upgrade.
2. You can use her to Breed. Breeding without a Mood Stabilizer will change the Queen’s Mood.
In either case, she will be assigned one of 12 different moods which means that her mood MIGHT stay the same, but it’s more likely that it will change. You can’t choose her mood.
Build a better Swarm by upgrading your Bees. Shards that you earn from Hunting, Quests, and by spinning the Lucky Wheel are redeemed to create upgrade items that you use to enhance your Bees in various ways.
REMEMBER: Your Bee’s Level indicates how many times you can upgrade that Bee.
EXAMPLE: Let’s say you have a Bee that is Level 7. That means this Bee can be upgraded seven times. Perhaps you want him to be a stronger Hunter. If so, you would upgrade his Luck stat. If you want to use this Bee on your Defense team, you would want to upgrade his Defense and Health stats. You don’t have to do all the upgrades at once and you don’t have to use all seven upgrade slots. It’s completely up to you!
REMINDER: Upgrade items are available in different rarities. The rarer the upgrade item, the greater the stat improvement it provides. The number of shards you need to redeem to create an upgrade item increases according to rarity.
You can increase your Bee’s stats by applying one or more of the following items:
Health, Attack, Defense, Agility, Luck, Capacity, Recovery, and Endurance
Bees with higher stats bring back more Honey, find Honeypots quicker, and have better chances during Raiding and Defending missions. Be strategic in your upgrades to build the best Bees you can!
A NOTE ABOUT GEN Z BEES: Endurance for Gen Z Bees is based on the player’s XP Level. Gen Z Bees' Endurance stat will get automatic boosts players level up in XP.
Maximizing Bee Upgrades
Applying a Rare Luck upgrade gives a 2% boost to this Bee’s Luck stat: 164 x 2% = 3.28 (rounded up to 4)
Each Bee has between 10-20 upgrade slots available. Using upgrade items, players can upgrade their Bees however they choose. The number of upgrade slots a Bee has is determined by the Level of its mother Queen (For example: A Level 12 Queen will always produce a male Bee with 12 upgrade slots). If a Generations Bee is hatched from an Egg, he will have 10 upgrade slots. Genesis Bees have 20 upgrade slots.
REMINDER: Genesis Bees cannot be created through game play. They can only be purchased on the secondary market.