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 3 or more to the Piggy Bank.
Common upgrades are purchased with Bocks. They reset when you sell your farm or prestige.
Epic upgrades are bought with Golden Eggs. Epic Research does not reset when you upgrade your egg or prestige - you keep it forever.
- 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.