Watching in-game ads is a way of obtaining additional Diamonds or other bonuses.
There are several types of rewarded ads, but all of them are optional and can be avoided altogether if you have the monthly subscription.
Rewarded ads can be categorized into:
- Double BPS and double BPC ads;
- regular Diamond ads;
- Red Bacteria ads;
- research ads;
- idle production ads.
Double BPS/BPC ads are accessible by tapping on the TV icon in the main game screen. You can chose to have one of the possible bonuses active at the same time:
The double BPS and BPC ads should be available again immediately after the effect is expired.
Regular Diamond ads are accessible from the Premium menu.
After the watching the ad, there is a cooldown of approximately 1 hour, where Red Bacteria ads are not available and it's possible to select only the free reward. The cooldown for Red Bacteria ads is in no way related to cooldown for other ad types.
If you have an active subscription, then you can receive the better reward without watching ads.
|Reward||Spawn chance||Free reward||Ad reward|
|Free Bacteria||~26.25%||Current BPS × 100-200||Current BPS × 1 000-2 000|
|Increased BPS||~21%||Current BPS × 15 for 15 seconds||Current BPS × 150 for 15 seconds|
|Increased BPC||~21%||Current BPC × 15 for 15 seconds||Current BPC × 150 for 15 seconds|
|Reduce research time||~21%*||Reduce all active research time by 5%||Reduce all active research time by 25%|
* - If you do not have any research in progress, then no Red Bacteria will spawn with a reduced research time reward.
Main page: Red Bacteria
Research ads reduce the remaining research time of a selected action by 1 hour.
Up to two ads can be watched before an 8 hour cooldown becomes active. To view the option to watch the ad, press and hold on an active research action.
When entering the game, you may be offered to watch an ad to double the amount of Bacteria that were produced while you were away. This type of rewarded ad is available if at least a minute has passed since the last time when the game was opened.
Different ads have different cooldowns that do not influence each other.
|Red Bacteria||1 hour|
|Regular diamond||8 hours|
|Double BPS/Double BPC||2 hours|
|Idle production||1 minute|
|1.9.0||Removed cooldown for watching ads that double BPS and BPC.|
|1.3.0||Added rewarded ads for doubling idle production and shortening research time by 1 hour.|