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Gem

The gem currency icon.

This article is about the currency. For the former pick-up, see Gem (Removed Pick-Up).

The Gem is a form of currency. Gems were introduced in the 9.0.0 update as a premium currency.

Appearance

It appears to be a shaded blue and pixelated gem.

Use

Gems are used for buying gear, accessories and certain weapons. You can use gems to upgrade guns to Up2. Guns like the coin Toy Bomber's cost may turn into a gem cost if the player reached a certain level.

Spending

Gems can be spent on:

Obtaining

You can obtain a certain amount of gems by purchasing them via in-app purchase. If you want to earn gems without buying, here are all of the methods below.

  • In the 9.0.0 update, as known as the update where the gems were introduced, they can be obtained (without buying) by leveling up (you earn a certain amount of gems depending on your current level) and by the Bonus Marathon (which is currently the Lucky Chest).
  • As of the 10.1.0 update, players can earn 10 Gem each by logging in in Facebook and/or Twitter, a free gun called the Social Uzi, and a skin called Social Hero. They earn 10 Gem by each connection, making a maximum of 20 Gem obtainable via social media connections.
  • As of the 10.5.0 update, the advertisement-based free Coin were replaced by Gem, so watching the advertisements will give players at least 3 Gem each, much like the old Coin counterparts.
    • As of the 12.0.0 update, instead of earning 1 Gem per an advertisement based video, a change has affected, which is earning 2 Gem per advertisement based video instead, every 3 minutes. However, there still is a limit of earning Gem in one day.
  • As of the 10.5.0 update, secret Campaign Gem were introduced into Pixel Gun 3D. Instead of just finding Coin in Campaign, players can also find Gem.
  • In the 10.6.0 update, in multiplayer, there is a 1% chance of a victim dropping a Gem. Obtain it before someone else does. Also, watch out for Fake Bonuses.
  • In the 11.2.0 update, players can get 50 Gem after reaching the Adamant League if they are in the top 100 players in the weekly Tournament, making Gem collecting way easier, especially if they are very active in Pixel Gun 3D.
  • As of the 10.2.0 update, the Lucky Chest, which was actually called the "Gift Box" at that time, was another way to earn Gem. You usually earn, Coin etc. but sometimes, 3, 5, 10 or even 50 Gem can be obtained.
    • Also, as of the 11.2.0 update, 3 Gem take over as the number one possible amount of Gem earned in the Lucky Chest. Plus, Gem, along with Coin, are the most likely things to be obtained from the Lucky Chest, but this only applies to Android devices.
  • In the 12.0.0 update, it is now possible to obtain 1 Gem per day, using the Driller device.

Prices

The ongoing rate is roughly 8-10 gems for a dollar, with the larger packages having slightly better rates.

Trivia

  • In Dangerous Roads, there is a market stand full of gems on the blue team's side.
  • As of the 10.5.0 update, when obtaining a Gem, the sounds effect has been modified, making it not sounding the same as the Coin's sound effect.
  • In Mining Camp, on the team 1's side, there are two caverns that are used for mining gems.
    • However, these the gems are for the background.
    • It's possibly a reference that half of the weapons in Pixel Gun 3D cost gems.
  • In the 11.1.0 update, the dropped gem has changed its texture to a new one. But then in the 11.2.0 update it changed back to the old texture due to the fact that players were seeing a difference between a dropped gem and a Fake Bonus.
  • In the 12.5.0 update, the gem multiplier was modified, but this has been reverted in the 12.5.1 update due to immense criticism by the playerbase for not listening to their views on the game.

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