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Research is a feature in Egg, Inc. which allows you to spend Bocks to upgrade some quality relating to your hatchery, habitats, vehicles, or anything else on the farm. Most areas of research offer multiple levels, each one costing more than the previous. An upgrade from Tier 1 doubling egg value plus an upgrade from Tier 2 doubling egg value again will quadruple egg value. Since no upgrades in one tier do the same thing, this effectively means that all research will compound with each other.

When the number of upgrades researched hits a certain number, the Research Building changes.

Each upgrade or research adds Golden egg 1 3 or more to the Piggy Bank.

Common Edit

Common upgrades are purchased with Bocks. They reset when you sell your farm or prestige.

Tier Icon Title Description Maximum Levels
1 R comfortable nests Comfortable Nests Increase egg laying rate by 10% +500% 50
R supplements Nutritional Supplements Increase egg value by 25% +1,000% 40
R better incubators Better Incubators Hatchery will refill 10% faster +150% 15
R excitable Excitable Chickens +0.1% egg value bonus for each running chicken +2.5% 25
2 R hen house remodel Hen House Remodel Increase capacity of all habs by 5% +40% 8
R internal hatchery Internal Hatcheries Each hen house adds 2 additional chickens per minute +20 10
R padded packaging Padded Packaging Increases earnings per egg by 25% +750% 30
R hatchery expansion Hatchery Expansion Increases Hatchery capacity by 10 +100 10
R bigger eggs Bigger Eggs DOUBLES egg value +100% 1
3 R internal hatchery upgrades Internal Hatchery Upgrades Each hen house adds an additional 5 chickens/min +50 10
R improved leafsprings Improved Leafsprings Increase vehicle capacity by 5% +150% 30
R vehicle reliability Vehicle Reliability Increase fleet size by 1 +2 2
R rooster booster Rooster Booster Hatchery will 'refill' 5% faster +125% 25
R coordinated clucking Coordinated Clucking Max running chicken bonus increased by 0.1× +10× 50
4 R hatchery rebuild Hatchery Rebuild Increases Hatchery capacity by 50 +50 1
R prime certification USDE Prime Certification TRIPLES egg value +200% 1
R hen house ac Hen House A/C Increase egg laying rate by 5% +250% 50
R superfeed diet Super-Feed™ Diet Increase egg value by 25% +875% 35
R microlux suites Microlux™ Chicken Suites Increase capacity of all habs by 5% +50% 10
5 R compact incubators Compact Incubators Increases Hatchery capacity by 10 +100 10
R lightweight boxes Lightweight Boxes Increase vehicle capacity by 10% +400% 40
R exoskeletons Depot Worker Exoskeletons Increase maximum fleet size by 1 +2 2
R internal hatchery expansion Internal Hatchery Expansion Each hen house adds an additional 10 chickens/min +150 15
R improved genetics Improved Genetics Increase egg laying rate AND egg value by 15% +450%, +450% 30
6 R traffic management Traffic Management Increase vehicle fleet size by 1 +2 2
R motivational clucking Motivational Clucking Max running chicken bonus increased by 0.5x +25 50
R driver training Driver Training Increase vehicle speed by 5% +150% 30
R shell fortification Shell Fortification Increase egg value by 15% +900% 60
7 R egg bots Egg Loading Bots Increase fleet size by 1 +2 2
R super alloy frames Super Alloy Frames Increase vehicle capacity by 5% +250% 50
R even bigger eggs Even Bigger Eggs DOUBLES egg value ×32 5
R internal hatchery expansion 2 Internal Hatchery Expansion Each hen house adds an additional 25 chickens/min +750 30
8 R quantum egg storage Quantum Egg Storage Increase vehicle capacity by 5% +100% 20
R genetic purification Genetic Purification Increases egg value by 10% +1,000% 100
R machine learning incubators Machine Learning Incubators Each hen house adds an additional 5 chickens/min +1,250 250
R time compression Time Compression Increase egg laying rate by 10% +200% 20
9 R hover upgrades Hover Upgrades Increase hover vehicle capacity by 5% +125% 25
R graviton coating Graviton Coating DOUBLES egg density and thus egg value 128× 7
R grav plating Grav Plating Increase capacity of all habs by 2% +50% 25
R crystalline shelling Crystalline Shelling Increases egg value by 25% +2500% +100
10 R autonomous vehicles Autonomous Vehicles Increase fleet size by 1 +5 5
R neural linking Neural Linking Each hen house adds an additional 50 chickens/min +1500 30
R telepathic will Telepathic Will Increase egg quality (value) by 25% +1250% 50
R enlightened chickens Enlightened Chickens Increase max running chicken bonus by 2.0x! +300× 150
11 R dark containment Dark Containment Increase vehicle capacity by 5% +125% 25
R atomic purification Atomic Purification Increase egg value by 10% +500% 50
R multiversal layering Multiversal Layering 10× egg value ×1000 3
R timeline diversion Timeline Diversion Increase egg laying rate by 2% +100% 50
12 R wormhole dampening Wormhole Dampening Increase capacity of portal habs by 2% +50% 25
R eggsistor miniturization Eggsistor Miniturization Increase egg value by 5%. +500% 100
R gravitational coupling Gravitron Coupling Increase max hyperloop train length by 1. +5 5
R neural net refinement Neural Net Refinement Increase vehicle speed by 5% +125% 25
13 R matter reconfiguration Matter Reconfiguration Increase egg value by 1%. +500% 500
R timeline splicing Timeline Splicing 10× egg value. ×10 1
R hyper portalling Hyper Portalling Increase hyperloop car capacity by 5% +125% 25
R relativity optimization Relativity Optimization Increase egg laying rate by 10% +100% 10

EpicEdit

Epic upgrades are bought with Golden Eggs. Epic Research does not reset when you upgrade your egg or prestige - you keep it forever.

Icon Title Description Maximum Total Golden egg 1 Price
Hold to Hatch Hold to Hatch Hold chicken button for +2 chickens per second +30/sec 3,825
Epic Hatchery Epic Hatchery Increase hatchery refill rate by 10% +200% 10,011
Epic Int. Hatcheries Epic Int. Hatcheries Increase internal hatchery rate by 5% +100% 25,241
Video Doubler Time Video Doubler Time Increase video doubler time by 30 min. +360 15,150
Epic Clucking Epic Clucking +0.1% egg value bonus for each running chicken. +2.0% 50,191
Epic Multiplier Epic Multiplier Increase max running chicken bonus by 2.0x! +200× 500,455
Cheaper Contractors Cheaper Contractors Reduce hen house build costs by 5% -50% 10,100
Bust Unions Bust Unions Reduce vehicle hire costs by 5% -50% 10,100
Lab Upgrade Lab Upgrade Reduce research costs by 5% -50% 10,121
ER silo capacity Silo Capacity Increase away time per silo by 6 min +120 min. 14,991
Internal Hatchery Sharing Internal Hatchery Sharing Full habs' internal hatcheries send +10% chicks to other habs +100% shared 13,750
Internal Hatchery Calm Internal Hatchery Calm Increase internal hatcheries rate by 10% while away +200% 20,091
Accounting Tricks Accounting Tricks Increase farm valuation by 5% +100% 42,941
Soul Food Soul Food Increase bonus per soul egg by +1% +140% 384,931
Prestige Bonus Prestige Bonus Earn +10% Soul Eggs when you prestige +200% 99,991
Drone Rewards Drone Rewards Increase your chances for bigger drone rewards by 10% +200% 21,000
Epic Comfy Nests Epic Comfy Nests Increase egg laying rate by 5%. +100% 502,491
Transportation Lobbyists Transportation Lobbyists Increase vehicle capacity by 5%. +150% 63,736
Prophecy Bonus Prophecy Bonus Increase bonus per egg of prophecy by 1%(compounding) +5% 375,000
Hold to Research Hold to Research Increase repetition rate when holding down research button by 25% +200% 40,000
Golden egg 1 Total The cumulative cost. - 2,213,666

Notes Edit

  • Hold to Hatch will only work when your Hatchery is not empty, so to take full advantage of this upgrade you should either activate a Quantum Warming Bulb or remember to release your hold occasionally to let the Hatchery fill up a bit again (being careful to resume holding before your running chicken bonus starts dropping, if you are trying to earn Bocks).
    • Depending on many factors (your level of Hold to Hatch, your hatchery refill rate, your max running chicken bonus, your running chicken bonus per chicken, your personal timing of holding and releasing a button, and your personal skill at rapidly pressing a button), you might have an easier time maintaining your running chicken bonus (and therefore maximizing your income) by rapidly pressing the hatch button than by using Hold to Press.
    • But in many situations (including having all common and epic research completed), it is still possible to hold and release with the right timing to never lose the max running chicken bonus. Players who are not skilled at rapidly pressing buttons and/or do not want to put in that much effort may prefer this method even if the occasional poor timing results in a moment of reduced running chicken bonus.
  • Epic Int. Hatcheries and Internal Hatchery Calm compound, so when both are fully upgraded your hatcheries perform at 6 times the rate they would without these upgrades.

External LinksEdit

Epic Research Calculator

Trivia Edit

  • The Warp Shift epic upgrade was removed and refunded in update 1.10.
  • The Hover Semi, Quantum Transporter, and Hyperloop Train all count as hover vehicles for the purpose of the "Hover Upgrades" research in Tier 9.
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