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Boom Beach Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

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Gold is the most basic currency in Boom Beach. You receive them for most tasks, and they are required for upgrades and training units. You will also need them for expanding your empire as you have to pay to expand your field of vision through the fog of war on the map screen. Another frequent use is having to pay Gold to attack other players. Finally, cutting down trees to generate Wood requires a not insignificant amount of Gold early on.

Generating Gold

Gold is generated in your base through Residences. These deliver Gold every hour, though you can always collect them more frequently if you need to. You will also receive Gold by boat from liberated villages. You should concentrate on building more Residences as soon as the option becomes available, however, and upgrading them when the opportunity arises. Use the information below to see what level Residence produces what amount of Gold.

Gold is required to chop down Mangrove Trees

Residence statistics

Level 1

Health: 1,000
Holds Max Gold: 500
Gold per hour: 120

Cost: 150 Wood
Build time: 2 minutes
HQ Level Required: 1

Level 2

Health: 1,200
Holds Max Gold: 1,450
Gold per hour: 210


Wood: 350
Upgrade Time: 5 minutes
HQ Level Required: 1

Level 3

Health: 1,400
Holds Max Gold: 3,500
Gold per hour: 360


Wood: 1,140
Upgrade Time: 45 minutes
HQ Level Required: 2

Upgrade your Residences to bring in more Gold

Level 4

Health: 1,700
Holds Max Gold: 7,500
Gold per hour: 590


Wood: 3,800
Upgrade Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
HQ Level Required: 3

Level 5

Health: 2,000
Holds Max Gold: 14,700
Gold per hour: 900


Wood: 7,800
Upgrade Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
HQ Level Required: 4

Level 6

Health: 2,400
Holds Max Gold: 26,800
Gold per hour: 1,300


Wood: 19,800
Stone: 3,500
Upgrade Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
HQ Level Required: 6

Level 7

Health: 2,900
Holds Max Gold: 45,000
Gold per hour: 1,800


Wood: 57,000
Stone: 13,500
Iron: 3,600
Upgrade Time: 4 hours
HQ Level Required: 9

Level 8

Health: 3,500
Holds Max Gold: 70,000
Gold per hour: 2,400


Wood: 227,000
Stone: 136,000
Iron: 39,000
Upgrade Time: 8 hours
HQ Level Required: 13

Get more Gold and you can in turn get better units by researching at the Armory

Level 9

Health: 4,200
Holds Max Gold: 100,000
Gold per hour: 3,000


Wood: 760,000
Stone: 680,000
Iron: 298,000
Upgrade Time: 12 hours
HQ Level Required: 16

Level 10

Health: 5,000
Holds Max Gold: 130,000
Gold per hour: 3,500


Wood: 1,480,000
Stone: 1,440,000
Iron: 1,000,000
Upgrade Time: 20 hours
HQ Level Required: 19

Multiple Residences

You are able to construct multiple residences in Boom Beach, which obviously multiply the amount of Gold that you receive every hour. The most Residences you can currently get is 6, unlocked at HQ Level 15. Below is a breakdown of how many Residences you can build at each level of HQ:

Level 1 HQ: 1 Residence
Level 2 HQ: 2 Residences
Level 3 HQ: 3 Residences
Level 4 HQ: 3 Residences
Level 5 HQ: 3 Residences
Level 6 HQ: 3 Residences
Level 7 HQ: 4 Residences
Level 8 HQ: 4 Residences
Level 9 HQ: 4 Residences
Level 10 HQ: 4 Residences
Level 11 HQ: 5 Residences
Level 12 HQ: 5 Residences
Level 13 HQ: 5 Residences
Level 14 HQ: 5 Residences
Level 15 HQ: 6 Residences
Level 16 HQ: 6 Residences
Level 17 HQ: 6 Residences
Level 18 HQ: 6 Residences
Level 19 HQ: 6 Residences
Level 20 HQ: 6 Residences

How to generate more Gold

As well as Residences, you also earn Gold from liberating villages. These villagers provide you with a tribute by boat, which turns up at the docks on your island. Not only that, for every village that you defeat, you earn a healthy amount of Gold. While attacking the enemy costs a small amount, what you stand to gain is significantly more.

You will receive more Gold depending on how many villages you have liberated

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18 comments, latest first.
I'm headquarters level 6 and have all three of my residences at level three and my gold storages are always full, as if I'm producing too much gold or something? It seems as if there's not a lot that you can spend gold on.

Added 6th Nov 2015, ID #622708

I too keep getting destroyed I am at level 15 , when I attack its always a lose....ugh

Added 25th Jul 2015, ID #589165

I keep getting attacked and wiped off the mat, losing huge resources, when I attacked its like a pea habour ....I read about strategy but yikes this is becoming boring.had do you last and still play to level up...seems hopeless

Added 25th Jul 2015, ID #589164

How to get free gold I'm out

Added 12th Jul 2015, ID #583317

WhKing do people keep talking about having too much Gold and not knowing what to do with it? Gold is one of the most useful items on the game besides diamonds! people below level 30 should save questions like this for later in the game because they will be self answered very soon!

Added 30th Jun 2015, ID #577987

I upgraded two of my four residences to Level 5 but my max gold capacity is stuck at 72,000. What gives??

Added 15th Jun 2015, ID #570764

I answered this question on my own; never mind. The residences only hold it until you add it to your storages. Duh.

Added 15th Jun 2015, ID #570881

I'm Always trying to get my storages to maximum capacity because im always wasting it

Added 30th Apr 2015, ID #549963

If gold storage is full does it mean that i will lose the produced gold?

Added 25th Apr 2015, ID #547717


Added 24th May 2015, ID #560404

Boats do have a maximum capacity.

Added 18th Feb 2015, ID #517518

My gold storage is always full too, no matter what I do

Added 24th Jan 2015, ID #506281

How to upgrade all my boom beach

Added 22nd Dec 2014, ID #488215

It won't be full if your troops need to upgrade level 5 above^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Added 5th Nov 2014, ID #467548

Lol I nead a hack

Added 26th Oct 2015, ID #619883

If you have more gold than you know what to do with send your sub on missions. Something doesn't sound right. I've never come close to this problem.

Added 27th Oct 2014, ID #463750

if we attack a base and destroy anf take all the gold bht do not destroy the headquarters and retreat or lose, will we be able to take back the gold?

Added 16th Sep 2014, ID #448344

My gold storage is always full. There is not enough stuff to use gold on.

Added 16th Jul 2014, ID #419561

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