Boom Beach Battle Actions

When you attack an enemy island, you can use special battle actions from your gunboat. Each individual action has a different effect. Some are used to destroy enemy defenses ahead of your troops assault. Others are used to heal or guide your troops.

Boom Beach Artillery


Your Gunboat fires a high-explosive cannon shell that damages enemy buildings. Be careful not to hit your own troops!


Flare can be used to direct your troops. All troops will move towards the Flare while it burns, or attack a building marked by it!


Heal your troops on the battlefield. Troops inside the Medkit’s area of effect will recover health.

Shock Bomb

The Shock Bomb freezes anything it hits for a short time. Use it to disable key defensive buildings. If you hit your own troops, they will be stunned as well!


A rapid fire artillery barrage deals massive damage to buildings in a wide target area. Warning: the Barrage is inaccurate and dangerous to nearby friendly troops!

Smoke Screen

Protect your troops with a Smoke Screen. Troops inside the smoke can move, but cannot fire or be fired upon.


Boom Beach Resources

In Boom Beach, you expand your island base through the use of various resources. These include:



Gold in Boom Beach can be obtained by building Residences and conquering islands. Each time an Residence is upgraded it will generate more Gold. Freed villages also send you gold as thanks. Gold is used for training and research of troops, exploring the map of the archipelago and removing trees or rocks from your base.

Wood in Boom Beach can be obtained by the Sawmill, conquering islands, Resource Bases and cutting down trees. It can also be obtained by exchanging Diamonds for it. Wood is used for every type of building in Boom Beach.

Stone in Boom Beach can be obtained by a Quarry, conquering islands and Resource Bases. It can also be obtained by exchanging Diamonds for it. Stone is mostly used for major upgrades on buildings.

Iron in Boom Beach can be obtained by a Iron Mine, conquering islands and Resource Bases. It can also be obtained by exchanging Diamonds for it. Iron is used for big upgrades on buildings in Boom Beach.

Diamonds in Boom Beach can be obtained by completing achievements and defending your base. In defense you’ll earn them if you destroy enough enemy troops. They also show up random on your map as treasure chests. Diamonds can also be obtained by in game purchases through iTunes. They are the most valuable currency in Boom Beach. Diamonds are used for buying resources and can be used to finish upgrades without the use of resources.

Boom Beach Troops


There are six kinds of troops in Boom Beach:

  • Rifleman
  • Heavy
  • Tank
  • Warrior
  • Zooka
  • Medic

Here are all the official descriptions of the Boom Beach Troops from the game.


Rifleman at the ready! Basic infantry units, the Riflemen are able to deal out and withstand moderate damage. In large enough numbers, they are almost unstoppable.


The Heavy can absorb a lot of damage and still keep on moving forward. He’s happy to draw all the attention, and will take a punch to give a punch!


With its powerful gun and thick armor, the Tank is a real war machine! Due to its weight, each Tank needs extra Energy to land ashore. Cannons, Boom Cannons and Boom Mines deal double damage to tanks.


The Tribal Warrior is an awesome sight in battle. He charges fearlessly, knowing that his Crystal Hammer will heal him with every blow.


For long-range attacks, call in the Zooka. A few Zookas can completely devastate a whole enemy base, but don’t let them come under fire from enemy turrets!


Make love, not war! The Medic is opposed to all kinds of violence. Instead of grabbing a rifle, he heals other troops to help our cause.