April 28th
Weekend Buff! Misfit Management 

Someone needs to keep those so-called superheroes in line. Maybe one of the Crusaders we've buffed this weekend is up to the task.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday May 1st.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • RoboTurkey - Short Circuit ability +200%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Misfit Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboTurkey and Pete the Carney if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Pete, you can purchase Pete's Golden Epic, and it will be available on him once you unlock him through missions.)
April 28th
BW2: Change Log April 28 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hairstyle Appreciation Weekend! (April 28th, 2017)

- Temporary questline available via visiting NPC in Commons with unique hairstyle rewards! (April 28th - May 1st)
- Added Hairy Pet Pack promo (standard $20 bundle)

- Moved ‘Bacon Day’ achievements back to the ‘Legacy’ section under their own sub-header, as it is not a regular event and so it won’t interfere with the Amicus questions. (Thanks Raymond)
- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
- Continued to make progress on the next big content update. Continue continuing to continuing to continue hanging in there!
April 28th
Hairstyle Appreciation Day 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Sunday April 30th is Hairstyle Appreciation Day! To celebrate this fashionable day, a special guest is visiting the Commons, and they've got a stylish proposal you can't resist! Be quick though, as they'll only be here until Noon PDT on Monday, May 1st!

We're also running a particularly hairy pet pack this weekend! Be sure to check it out!
April 27th
Gardeners of the Galaxy 2017 

I am Broot. Plus, the giant galaxy destroying plant is back, so there's that. Nate and the gang require more help to defeat the interplanetary flora interloper. Two new Tier Two Crusaders need to be recruited during this updated event.

Gardeners of the Galaxy event runs from today through to May 9th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Broot and Robbie the Raccoon to your roster.

Two new Tier Two Crusaders are also available to unlock once you've completed the Tier One objectives: Spaceking and Grandmora.

New Tier Two Crusader: Spaceking.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Spaceking who'd put Zapp Brannigan to shame with his lascivious behaviour and penchant for melodrama.

At level 150, his ability Kirkin' It Up increases his DPS +100% for every alien Crusader in the same formation.

At level 400, Spaceking unlocks Avenger which increases his DPS +100% for each dead Crusader in the formation.

New Tier Two Crusader: Grandmora.

Grandmora is the ageing grandmother of intergalactic being, Thermos. She's an expert in knitting warm, ugly clothes and her insistence on feeding the other Crusaders makes her an ideal support Crusader.

At level 50, Grandmora unlocks Still Suspicious, an ability that Buffs all Crusaders in the column in front of her by 200%, divided by the number of Crusaders in the column behind her.

Grandmora unlocks Untrusting at level 150, the ability buffs all Crusaders in the column behind her by 50%, multiplied by the number of Crusaders in the column in front of her.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Spaceking and Grandmora, there are three galaxy-sized new Tier Two objectives to complete.

New Tier Two Objective: Out of Control.

In Out of Control, a rapidly growing plant starts in just one formation slot, but spreads to a new formation slot every 50 areas, eventually encompassing all formation slots until you beat area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Raid.

In the objective, Raid, two clouds of toxic spray float around the formation, moving to a random adjacent slot every 10 seconds. The Crusaders in the affected slots have their DPS reduced to zero and formation abilities disabled.

New Tier Two Objective: Slow and Steady.

The final new Tier Two objective is Slow and Steady. Every time a monster is killed, every Crusader in your formation takes 5% of their max health as damage. They naturally heal 20% damage every 5 seconds all the way to area 500.

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Gardener's Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until May 9th at Noon PDT to complete the event.
April 21st
Weekend Buff! April Showers 

April Showers normally bring May Flowers. However, in this case, they bring you some sweet Crusader buffs for this weekend only! Enjoy!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday April 24th.

  • Karen, the Cat Teenager - Center of the Universe ability +200%
  • Mister the Monkey - Monkey Business ability +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All DPS +200%
  • Sarah, the Collector - Self DPS +400%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time April Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Karen and Mister the Monkey if you've unlocked them. Also, the Golden Epic for Mister the Monkey will be awarded with your purchase and will show up equipped on her if/when you unlock him.)
April 19th
Player Interview: Menin Gate 

A little while ago we stumbled across a player called Menin Gate who had put in an enormous amount of time into Crusaders of the Lost Idols. At the time, Menin Gate had logged more than 8,000 hours of gameplay on Steam. For those who haven't already done the math, it equates to the game running for 343 days!

With that kind of record, we decided to reach out to Menin Gate for an interview to share his motivations with you all.

Menin Gate's 'alter ego' is Paul Winnell from Melbourne, Australia. This 45-year-old player hails from Port Phillip Bay, which he declares has the "whitest, cleanest, and softest sand on the Bay". Stop making us jealous, Paul!

Menin Gate and his family


When did you start playing Crusaders of the Lost Idols and how did you discover the game?

I started playing it the day it came out. I love idle/progressive type games and this one peaked my interest immediately.

You've been playing for more than 10,000 hours now. When did you realise you'd put in so much time? Also, was it a shock when you realised?

Well I’m actually closing in on 11,000 hours and still loving it. It was a shock, as the last game that had me so entranced was Battlefield 2, a completely different style of game.

Have you ever played another game for the same length of time?

Yes Battlefield 2 - and still miss it!

What is it about Crusaders of the Lost Idols that keeps you playing?

The updates. The developers have consistently delivered new updates, features and events to keep me interested; it's one of the few games on Steam that provides such regular updates.

What has been your favourite update or feature in Crusaders of the Lost Idols?

Crafting - it adds a whole new dimension for progression and how you can progress.

Who is your favourite Crusader and why?

Well it used to be Fire Phoenix, but now it’s The Exterminator (Terminator is one of my favorite movies)

What other games are you playing while Crusaders of the Lost Idols is running on your computer?

Lots, I have nearly 8,000 games on Steam, but I also play quite a bit of BF1 via Origin.

Do you play on the mobile app too?

Yes, on the way to work.

How do you keeping playing when you're on holiday or traveling?

I play on the mobile app. I also have a Microsoft Surface that runs the game very well!

What do your friends and family think about your addiction to Crusaders of the Lost Idols?

They don’t understand, I have four kids that all prefer to play CSGO - I tried and failed to get them playing!



If you'd like to be interviewed for the official Crusaders blog, email us at general@codenameentertainment.com.
April 17th
Bush Whacker 2 is turning FIVE! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

On Tuesday, April 18th, Bush Whacker 2 is FIVE YEARS OLD!

To celebrate, the whole development team has gathered in the Commons for cake and fireworks, and you can partake in both!

We're also offering 30% more Bush Bucks with your purchases these next couple days, as well as a nifty, developer themed mount promo.

Also, Nick and Cory are selling some of the items from last year's 4th anniversary event!

Thank you for being such an amazing community!

The party will be in the Commons until Noon PDT on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017.
April 14th
Weekend Buff! Easter Feasting 

Eating all that candy may have been a bad idea. Maybe if you wash it down with a massive feast...

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday April 17th.

  • RoboRabbit - Wind-Up-Bunny ability +200%
  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Khouri the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Princess Val the Mermaid - Animal Kingdom ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - Increases all Gold found by +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Feasting Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboRabbit or Princess Val if you've unlocked them. Also, the Golden Epic for Val will be awarded with your purchase and will show up equipped on her if/when you unlock her.)
April 14th
BW2: Change Log April 14 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

5th Anniversary!

- There will be a small party happening in the Commons (Mon Apr 17 @ 9am PDT to Wed Apr 19 @ Noon PDT) where the Theater is to celebrate the Bush Whacker 2’s 5th Anniversary! We’d do something bigger if Easter wasn’t also happening.

- For the anniversary, Cory will have a limited time quest for more developer gnomes.
- For the anniversary, you can purchase items from the 4th Anniversary event from Nick and Cory
- For the anniversary, we've added Developer Chariot Mount promo (Standard $20 Mount Pack, an idol-wheeled chariot pulled by Nick and Cory). Will run for duration of the Anniversary celebration.

- Added PAGAS pet progress rewards for having owned 250,300,350, and 400 unique pets.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
- Continued to make progress on the next big content update. Continue continuing to continue hanging in there!
April 13th
Join the Bush Whacker 2 Player Council 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Today we're letting you know that we are now accepting applications to update our existing Player Council for Bush Whacker 2!

The BW2 Player Council is a group of 8 to 14 Bush Whacker 2 players that represent various aspects of the game with the passion and knowledge to talk directly with us at Codename Entertainment.

We are looking for players who are willing and able to give us meaningful feedback on different areas of the game and their thoughts on potential upcoming features. We will hold quarterly meetings to talk with the BW2 Player Council members for these discussions.

As a part of the BW2 Player Council, you will be part of a team that helps keeps Bush Whacker 2 a continually exciting and enjoyable experience for all players.

Now for the details about what the being part of the BW2 Player Council entails. Please read carefully and thoroughly to see if this opportunity is right for you.
  • The Council will directly interact with Erika and Nick, the lead developer of BW2, via Skype for the quarterly meetings. As such, it is an absolute requirement that you are willing to install and work with us on Skype.

  • All BW2 Player Council members are required to sign Non-Disclosure Agreement forms.

  • BW2 Player Council members will be asked for at least a 12 month commitment to the community and the Council. We understand that real life comes up and things occur, but we’re seeking individuals who are in it for the long haul and want to be committed to this 100%.

  • While we greatly appreciate the time and feedback from Council members this is strictly a volunteer position.

  • This is for personal applications only. We will not be accepting nominations or applications on behalf of another player.

  • All participants must be 18 years or older.

  • The language of the BW2 Player Council will be English.

  • Player selection will be based on a variety of different factors.

  • Please put the word Nick in your application message somewhere, just to ensure us that you're actually reading these instructions.

  • BW2 Player Council members have to be okay with their character name and platform being published on our website and forums.

We expect there to be a large volume of applicants for this opportunity, and will read through all of them. Our goal is to pick out the players who best represent various gameplay styles in Bush Whacker 2.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let us know on the forums. This is an exciting and very important time for Bush Whacker 2, and we hope you will be a part of it.

The cut off time for applications will be 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time Friday April 21st, 2017.


If you’re interested in being part of the BW2 Player Council then please send an email to Erika at community@codenameentertainment.com with the title of Bush Whacker 2 Council Application with the information requested below.

In your message to Erika, please include:
  • Real Name:
  • Character Name:
  • Platform:
  • Level:
  • Favourite Trinket (if applicable):
  • Favourite Pet (if applicable):
  • Favourite Rune (if applicable):
  • What do you like about Bush Whacker 2?
  • Why would you like to be on the player council?
  • What ideas do you feel you could offer CNE to help improve BW2?