Prestige is a reset-based system that allows you to gain major, permanent boosts. It restarts your chicken population, common research, habitats, silos, vehicles, and egg type, but you keep your permit, hyperloop station, piggy bank level, epic research, boosts, golden eggs and mystical eggs.
Prestige is unlocked when a challenge with soul eggs as a reward is completed.
Prestiging grants you Soul Eggs based on your earnings.
After the first 50 Soul Eggs, different strategies exist, but a general rule of thumb is to prestige when the game is slowing down and you have no goals that depend on staying on the current egg.
Once you have unlocked the Universe Egg the following process is best for gaining the most Soul Eggs (this assumes all epic research is unlocked).
- Unlock all common research, except for the last Wormhole Dampening. Buy 4 Chicken Universes and 17 Hyperloop Trains with 10 cars each.
- Run one Legendary Tachyon Prism and one Epic Boost Beacons (Costs 28,000 GE) . Close the game and wait 10 minutes and then the habs will reach just under 8.9 billion chickens. Using a chalice, dilithium monocle, or using an extra Epic Boost Beacon will help to fill the habs.
- If the habitats are maxed you will have to unlock the last Wormhole dampening, so you can run chickens.
- Run one of the following boost combos and do your best to run chickens for the entire 10 minutes. If all epic research is complete then you typically can just hold-release-hold-release to obtain the full base running chicken bonus of 540x.
2x Jimbo's Best Bird Feed (50x earnings for 10 minutes). 1x Legendary Soul Beacon (500x Soul Eggs for 10 minutes), 2x Legendary Boost Beacon (50x all active boosts for 10 minutes). Cost: 115,000 GE (Undiscounted). This is the most effective "pre-loaded" prestige.
2x Jimbo's Best Bird Feed (50x earnings for 10 minutes), 2x Legendary Soul Beacon (500x Soul Eggs for 10 minutes), 1x Legendary Boost Beacon (50x all active boosts for 10 minutes). Cost 75,000 GE (Undiscounted) (This method produces less Soul Eggs than above, but it has a better SE-GE ratio.).
Prestige and repeat as necessary.
Variations of this strategy should be effective at lower eggs also, but depending on the Golden Eggs you have available you may consider less expensive versions of the boosts.
As a general pattern, with a higher overall Soul Egg count you will get a smaller percentage increase in Soul Eggs with each run. There are several remedies to this including focusing on finishing Epic Research, doing "multi-stiges," and focusing on Prophecy Egg collection.
Prestige Bonus, an Epic Upgrade , gives more Soul Eggs per Prestige. Each level adds 10% more Soul Eggs at restart (e.g. a level 5 would have 50% more Soul Eggs than normal (e.g. 15,000 rather than 10,000)). Prestige Bonus has twenty levels, with a maximum of 200% bonus soul eggs when prestiging.