Boom Beach Wiki Headquarters The HQ is your base of operations. All technology advancements and building upgrades are developed through your HQ and each new level unlocks units, buildings, and upgrades. The HQ also plays a critical role in attacking as destroying a player’s HQ will instantly win the battle. Conversely, it is very important to protect your HQ against attacks as its destruction will result in a loss.
Things to Know:
  • When other buildings are destroyed, a portion of their max health is dealt as damage to the HQ.
  • Aside from unlocking new units, buildings and upgrades, upgrading an HQ will also increase its max health allowing it to survive longer against attacks.
  • Your Headquarters is the only building that needs to survive an attack for you not to lose the battle.
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HQ Placement
Should you place your HQ at the back of the map? At the center of your defenses? On the edge by the landing crafts? Here are a few tips and considerations.
  • If you place your HQ at the back of your base, enemy units will have to travel all the way to the back in order to destroy your HQ, crossing all your defenses along the way. More time traveling = more time for your defenses to destroy them and may prevent strategies like mass warriors from blitzing your HQ. However, beware of troops moving behind your HQ and out of range of your defenses.
  • Keep in mind that the trees on your island will not stop units from moving through them. If your HQ is not adequately defended from the back, the enemy can move units through the trees and hit it from behind where you might not have defenses.
  • Placing your base against the edge of the map or in a corner can be good since it limits the angles your enemy can attack from. Your defenses may also be denser since you will have fewer sides to defend.
  • Having your HQ in the center of the map gives you enough space to balance your defenses around your HQ while also covering your resource and support buildings. However, you will also have to cover all sides of your base – spreading out your defensive structures.
Experience
In order upgrade your HQ, you’ll need to have enough experience. Experience can be gained by placing buildings and upgrading buildings, units, or gunboat abilities.
HQ Unlocks
The following sections show the new and additional buildings, units, and gunboat abilities that are unlocked with each HQ level. You can quickly jump to a section using the menu to the left or click on an icon for more information about the item.
HQ Level 1-5
Level 1
Boom Beach Wiki Sniper TowerBoom Beach Wiki Gold StorageBoom Beach Wiki ResidenceBoom Beach Wiki SawmillBoom Beach Wiki RadarBoom Beach Wiki GunboatBoom Beach Wiki Landing CraftBoom Beach Wiki Landing CraftBoom Beach Wiki Rifleman
Level 2
Boom Beach Wiki Sniper TowerBoom Beach Wiki MineBoom Beach Wiki ResidenceBoom Beach Wiki Wood StorageBoom Beach Wiki VaultBoom Beach Wiki Heavy
Level 3
Boom Beach Wiki MortarBoom Beach Wiki ResidenceBoom Beach Wiki Flare
Level 4
Boom Beach Wiki Machine GunBoom Beach Wiki MineBoom Beach Wiki Landing CraftBoom Beach Wiki Medkit
Level 5
Boom Beach Wiki Sniper TowerBoom Beach Wiki SculptorBoom Beach Wiki Zooka
HQ Level 6-10
Level 6
Boom Beach Wiki Machine GunBoom Beach Wiki CannonBoom Beach Wiki MineBoom Beach Wiki Stone StorageBoom Beach Wiki Landing Craft
Level 7
Boom Beach Wiki MortarBoom Beach Wiki ResidenceBoom Beach Wiki QuarryBoom Beach Wiki Gold StorageBoom Beach Wiki Shock Bomb
Level 8
Boom Beach Wiki Sniper TowerBoom Beach Wiki CannonBoom Beach Wiki MineBoom Beach Wiki Wood StorageBoom Beach Wiki Warrior
Level 9
Boom Beach Wiki FlamethrowerBoom Beach Wiki Iron StorageBoom Beach Wiki Landing Craft
Level 10
Boom Beach Wiki Machine GunBoom Beach Wiki CannonBoom Beach Wiki Boom MineBoom Beach Wiki Iron MineBoom Beach Wiki Barrage
HQ Level 11-15
Level 11
Boom Beach Wiki CannonBoom Beach Wiki FlamethrowerBoom Beach Wiki ResidenceBoom Beach Wiki Tank
Level 12
Boom Beach Wiki Sniper TowerBoom Beach Wiki MortarBoom Beach Wiki Boom CannonBoom Beach Wiki Boom MineBoom Beach Wiki Gold StorageBoom Beach Wiki Landing Craft
Level 13
Boom Beach Wiki Machine GunBoom Beach Wiki Rocket LauncherBoom Beach Wiki Iron Storage
Level 14
Boom Beach Wiki FlamethrowerBoom Beach Wiki Boom CannonBoom Beach Wiki MineBoom Beach Wiki Boom MineBoom Beach Wiki Wood StorageBoom Beach Wiki Smokescreen
Level 15
Boom Beach Wiki Sniper TowerBoom Beach Wiki ResidenceBoom Beach Wiki Medic
HQ Level 16-20
Level 16
Boom Beach Wiki Machine GunBoom Beach Wiki CannonBoom Beach Wiki Rocket LauncherBoom Beach Wiki Boom MineBoom Beach Wiki Stone StorageBoom Beach Wiki Landing Craft
Level 17
Boom Beach Wiki FlamethrowerBoom Beach Wiki Boom CannonBoom Beach Wiki MineBoom Beach Wiki Gold Storage
Level 18
Boom Beach Wiki MortarBoom Beach Wiki Boom MineBoom Beach Wiki Iron StorageBoom Beach Wiki Scorcher
Level 19
Boom Beach Wiki CannonBoom Beach Wiki Rocket Launcher
Level 20
Boom Beach Wiki Boom CannonBoom Beach Wiki MineBoom Beach Wiki Boom MineBoom Beach Wiki Landing Craft
Building Upgrade Cost
Level Hitpoints Wood Stone Iron Upgrade Time XP Level Required
1 10,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 11,000 600 N/A N/A 5m N/A
3 12,000 1,900 N/A N/A 1h 7
4 14,000 5,900 N/A N/A 2h 9
5 16,000 13,000 N/A N/A 5h 10
6 18,000 25,000 N/A N/A 6h 12
7 20,000 33,000 5,800 N/A 7h 14
8 23,000 49,000 9,800 N/A 8h 17
9 26,000 81,000 17,800 N/A 12h 18
10 29,000 126,000 30,000 8,000 14h 21
11 33,000 197,000 50,000 16,000 18h 24
12 38,000 268,000 97,000 28,000 20h 27
13 43,000 400,000 189,000 50,000 1d 2h 30
14 48,000 570,000 340,000 97,000 1d 12h 32
15 55,000 790,000 690,000 189,000 2d 34
16 62,000 1,350,000 1,020,000 300,000 2d 14h 37
17 70,000 1,900,000 1,700,000 700,000 2d 20h 41
18 80,000 2,690,000 2,220,000 1,000,000 3d 43
19 90,000 3,330,000 3,000,000 1,000,000 3d 4h 46
20 100,000 3,700,000 3,600,000 2,000,000 3d 12h 47
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