Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So now that things have calmed down slightly with the rush of Act 3 starting, I can catch my breath and take a minute to break down the heist bonus % awarded with the Act 3 craftables.
So let’s take a look…
As we learned about in the prize rundown post, the first prize of Act 3 is the Monte Burns Resort Casino. This is the building that will be utilized best for Act 3 heists (although you can still use the Museum or Tower), and the one you’ll want to max out your bonus % on.
As a reminder, the bonus area around the tower is the area in the light blue color….
Placing certain craftable items inside that area will award a bonus %. Each % you earn will help increase your Poker Chips (prize track currency) payout for Act 3. Once you’ve reached 20% your characters will payout 36 for Freemium and 54 for Premium. (crafting currency payout is not impacted by the bonus %. It remains 2 for Freemium and 3 for premium no matter what your % is)
Remember, you only have to have 1 square of the item touching the blue area to get the bonus % for it. It does not have to be completely inside the blue area.
Also, if you overlap your Resort Casino with the Museum or Tower items can share the bonus %. But keep in mind they will share it. Meaning it gets split on each side, you don’t get the same % twice.
There wasn’t a ton of new craftable items that earn a heist bonus % introduced for Act 3. In fact, there were only 4 items (yes, there are more than 4 craftables new to Act 3….but only 4 earn the %. The others are just decorations/buildings/land tile)
And as a reminder here’s the list of craftables w/bonus % from Act 2 (they’ll still work in Act 3 in the area around the Casino):
And here are the Act 1 items…
Honestly, you’ll just need to craft the 3 items you’ll need for the Act 3 Heist Scene (Fountain, Racecar and Prime Minister of Australia) and you’ll quickly max out your Bonus area. Super easy to do in Act 3!
As far as design is concerned. I know some of you are really big into making these items work around your building for the bonus %. Honestly, I’m not. It’s a matter of making them items fit, maxing out the bonus % and moving on. Once the event ends I have entirely different design plans for the buildings and craftables, so that’s when I’ll be moving everything around.
I just don’t think it’s worth stressing over the design right now. Achieve the bonus % needed, craft what you like and make it work once the event is over. When in Italy do you see Gondolas around a museum?
And that is it my friends, the details on the heist bonus in Act 3!
How are you making the items work? Are you designing now or just getting the bonus % and waiting till the event is over to make a design work? Where is your bonus % sitting right now? Which items did you use to get there? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!