According to the game website, Egg Scramble was designed by Meg Ralph.
Egg Scramble is a team game. In this game, the players are divided in three groups: blue, red and yellow. The arena is triangle-shaped, divided into three sections, each of them with a big nest. In the middle of this arena, there are 43 normal eggs (worth 1 point each) and 3 golden eggs (worth 5 points each). Two rotating hammers are positioned near each nest, and they can either aid (by knocking players or eggs into the nest) or hinder (by knocking them away from the nest). Players have to bring eggs to their team's nest; when the time runs out, the two teams with the most eggs collected qualify for the next round. Eggs are collected by grabbing them to pick them up. Players are given free rein to go to the other teams' nests to steal their eggs.
If two teams are tied for the lowest score as the timer runs out, 15 extra seconds will be added. If after 15 seconds there is still a tie, 15 more seconds are added and this repeats until one team has the outright lowest score.
Starting from 10 November 2020 Season 2 mid season update, these variants can appear instead of the standard one:
- Donut bumpers have been added to annoy the players
- Golden eggs and regular eggs will switch so there will be 43 golden egg 3 regular eggs.
- A giant golden egg (like the one that can appear in Fall Ball) may be added on top of all the others. It cannot be picked up, but it can be pushed around by players. Despite its size, it is still just worth 5 points, like the normal-sized golden eggs.
From 15 September 2020 Season 1 mid season update:
- Lowered the player requirements, making the game likely to appear even late-game. With the reduced number of players, this puts a larger emphasis on teamwork.
The most common strategy is to always go after the team with the least eggs. If your team has the least eggs early on, you will likely lose.
As with all team games, you have to hope to be placed on a team with other good players. Observe what your teammates are doing - if there are enough people attempting to steal eggs, defend your own, and vice-versa. Defending the golden eggs is of a higher priority due to their high value, but defending the normal eggs should also not be neglected either.
To defend the nest, grab or push other players, and in general try to block their (or the eggs') way out of the nest. Grabbing a player from the back while they are holding an egg, and holding on until you eventually let go, will make them drop the egg - a useful tactic for either attacking or defending. The nests are lower relative to the rest of the arena, so it can be challenging to get out - but people may attempt to jump and dive while grabbing an egg to throw it out instead.
As of Season 3, the physics of the eggs have changed slightly, making egg throws a far more powerful tactic (both offensively and defensively). While grabbing an egg, jump, and simultaneously dive while releasing the grab. This technique can take a while to perfect, but once mastered, it becomes easier to throw eggs into or out of the nest. This strategy was momentarily nerfed in Season 4 due to some slight changes in the physics, but is now almost back to its maximum efficacy as of Season 5.
As there are 58 points in total, the minimum number required to avoid elimination is 19 (due to how the remaining 39 can possibly be split among the other two teams - when the timer runs out, in the worst case a 19-20 split would trigger an Overtime). Because there are so many points on offer here, however, such Overtime cases are incredibly rare.
- Gold - Team has the most eggs
- Silver - Team has the second most eggs
- No medal - Eliminated
If the two qualifying teams are tied for the highest score, the tie is probably broken by whichever team reached the score first (unconfirmed)
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- During development, this level was known as "Egg Grab".