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November 30th
Idle Champions: Year's End Festival 2021 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The year is almost over, and we thought we'd celebrate with a Years' End Festival. Let's finish off the year with daily rewards, a day of streaming, a gem shop update, and return to the north for the conclusion of the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign!

If you're interested in learning more about what's coming with this week's update, you've come to the right place...

Table of Contents


Year's End Festival

It's been a fantastic year for Idle Champions, and we're excited to celebrate with our Community this game we all love! We're rounding out 2021 for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms with themes appropriate for this time of year: Entertainment, giving, and a positive theme to end what has been another very tumultuous year for most.

Dungeons & Dragons Year's End Festival Daily Rewards

Daily Rewards

Every day during the Year's End Festival you can log in and open a new Celebration chest, but each chest is only available for 24 hours! Each chest contains 5 awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures. If you get goodies in those chests for content you have not yet unlocked, then your account will retain those items and save them for you to enjoy when you have unlocked those systems in the game!

Once you have claimed at least four daily Celebration chests, you unlock an exclusive Icewind Dale Asharra skin, an epic Asharra feat, and 5 Gold Chests!

Dungeons & Dragons Year's End Festival Icewind Dale Zorbu Key Art

Day Of Streaming

Our Twitch Channel has an exciting day of streaming for you to enjoy! From 9 am - 6 pm Pacific on Wednesday, December 1st you can watch special Q&A streams, interview shows, an exciting musical performance, tons of giveaways and contests, and so much more!

Dungeons & Dragons Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, Part 10

Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, Part 10

This week's content update brings the exciting conclusion of the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden! With concluding the campaign, we're also bringing Tier 4 & 5 Icewind Dale Blessings to the game.

Additionally, Icewind Dale, Part 10 brings our latest Evergreen Champion, Xerophon. Xerophon can be unlocked by completing A Lesson in Classes the second variant for The Fall of Ythryn adventure.



New Evergreen Champion: Xerophon

Xerophon is a Support Champion who uses their excellent imitation skills to provide valuable information to the rest of the formation. When you want to add Xerophon to your formation you can swap them out with Minsc (Slot 7).

For more information about our latest Evergreen Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Xerophon blog post!



New Gem Shop Items

We've added the following skins to the gem shop, which are visible and available once you've unlocked the corresponding Champion:
  • Gelatinous Cube Familiar
  • Feywild Ellywick Skin
  • Witchlight Delina Skin
  • Witchlight Spurt Skin
  • Wyrmspeaker Catti-brie Skin
  • Wyrmspeaker Deekin Skin
  • Pixie Riding a Corgi Familiar

Idle Champions Presents: The Trial of Mount Tiamat

We were absolutely thrilled to present the second season of Idle Champions Presents, an interactive livestream TTRPG experience. For the full recap of the adventure, check out our recap blog post. Warning this blog post contains spoilers.

New DLC Packs

New DLC Packs are now available, featuring bundles of epic skins, familiars, and other awesome stuff to help you on your adventures in the new year! Check out the Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat recap blog post for more details on Ascendant Skins. Warning this blog post contains spoilers. Full details can be found in the in-game shop, but take a look at what's new in store:



Professor Orb Familiar Pack - The Professor Orb Familiar Pack includes the Professor Orb Familiar, but also 4 Epic Potions of Speed, 4 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, and 1 Potion of Polish!

[REDACTED] - We have a special announcement. More into on [Redacted] coming soon!

Feedback Wanted!

These changes are scheduled to go live later today. We very much look forward to your feedback, so please let us know what you think in a Community Q&A or feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, a post on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

November 30th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Xerophon 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Imagine going to sleep as a prisoner in a Netherese floating city, and waking up centuries later on an icy glacier. This Champion is doing their best to turn a rough start into a new beginning.

Xerophon is the latest Evergreen Champion, joining our roster from the finale of Icewind Dale!

I. Xerophon

    Xerophon joins with the Champions in an attempt to avoid the icy tomb of Ythryn, but is very interested in seeing where this new lease on life takes them. As a doppelganger they've had the opportunity to play many roles in their life, and now looks like an excellent chance to try out being a hero!

Xerophon is a Support Champion who uses their excellent imitation skills to provide valuable information to the rest of the formation. This gives their fellow Champions bonuses to all their attacks, helping keep the party moving through any obstacles in the way! When you want to add Xerophon to your formation you can swap them out with Minsc (Slot 7). But first, you'll need to unlock them! You can unlock Xerophon starting on December 1st, 2021, by first completing the final adventure in the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign: The Fall of Ythryn. Xerophon can then be unlocked by completing the second adventure variant for The Fall of Ythryn: A Lesson in Classes.

II. Xerophon's Stats

Race: Doppelganger Alignment: Neutral
Class: Rogue Gender: Nonbinary
Age: 47

STR: 9 DEX: 18 CON: 13
INT: 12 WIS: 14 CHA: 17

Role: Support

Eligible for Patrons: None

Slot: 7, (Minsc)




III. Xerophon's Design

Xerophon is a character first detailed in the Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden adventure, and is someone who knows much about Ythryn from their time spent there more than 1700 years ago. That knowledge means they play a key role in helping the Champions navigate the necropolis. Additionally, their doppelganger abilities offer crucial support to help overcome multiple encounters with the enemies within the city. With their knives and a few Netherese artifacts at the ready, they're intent on aiding the Champions as best they can!

With the Perfect Imitation Ultimate attack, Xerophon can shapeshift to match a wide variety of enemies, and many of their formation abilities increases the damage bonus given to all Champions while they imitate that creature. Their Specializations help decrease the cooldown on Perfect Imitation, allowing them to keep offering those buffs to the formation.

IV. Xerophon's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Stab — Xerophon attacks a random enemy with their knife.

Formation Abilities

  • Adaptable — Xerophon increase the damage of all Champions by 100%. This is further increased by 25% for each stack of Adaptable they have. Stacks of Adaptable are granted for each Champion that doesn't match the chosen Specialization.
  • Minion Meets Master — When the only enemy alive during Perfect Imitation is a boss, Xerophon increases the damage bonus of Perfect Imitation by 25% per second, stacking multiplicatively. These stacks reset when the ultimate ends.
  • Repeated Imitation — Increase the damage bonus of Perfect Imitation by 5% each time it is used in an adventure, stacking multiplicatively up to 500 times. The stacks reset when the adventure is reset.
  • Weak Spot — Increase the damage bonus of Perfect Imitation by 25% each time the enemy Xerophon is imitating is killed during that use of Perfect Imitation, stacking multiplicatively. The stacks reset when the ultimate ends.

Specializations

Xerophon has a specialization choice for each ability score, each one helps reduce the cooldown of Perfect Imitation based on the number of Champions who match that stat block. Each specialization also adds a stack of Adaptable for each Champion that doesn't meet the criteria.

Strength:
  • High Strength — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a STR score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Strength — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a STR score of 12 or lower.
Dexterity:
  • High Dexterity — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a DEX score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Dexterity — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a DEX score of 12 or lower.
Constitution:
  • High Constitution — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a CON score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Constitution — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a CON score of 12 or lower.
Intelligence:
  • High Intelligence — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with an INT score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Intelligence — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with an INT score of 12 or lower.
Wisdom:
  • High Wisdom — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a WIS score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Wisdom — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a WIS score of 12 or lower.
Charisma:
  • High Charisma — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a CHA score of 13 or higher.
  • Low Charisma — Decrease the cooldown of Perfect Imitation by 10 seconds for every other Champion in the formation with a CHA score of 12 or lower.

Ultimate Ability

  • Perfect Imitation — Xerophon picks a random non-boss enemy that is alive, or if there are no enemies alive they pick one that they have seen on the current adventure, and shapeshifts to match its appearance for 60 seconds. During this time Xerophon does not attack, but greatly increases the damage of all Champions!

V. Xerophon's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Adaptable
Slot 4: Minion Meets Master
Slot 5: Repeated Imitation
Slot 6: Weak Spot

VI. Conclusion

We are excited to have Xerophon join your Champion roster as the latest Evergreen Champion! If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

November 30th
ICP: The Trials of Mount Tiamat Recap 
Posted in Idle Champions.

WARNING SPOILERS. This blog contains spoilers for the final episode of Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat.

Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat

Thank you for joining us for Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat. Dungeon Master B Dave Walters (Black Dice Society, A Darkened Wish, Into the Mother Lands) took our three brave parties of Champions through a harrowing campaign across seven episodes, leading them into a direct confrontation against Tiamat with the fate of the Forgotten Realms hanging in the balance.

For a full recap of the adventure check out the Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat Synopsis blog post In case you missed any episodes or want to rewatch the adventure, check out our YouTube channel. If you want to play through the adventure at home, we will be releasing a PDF of the adventure soon!


We had an exciting seven weeks filled with voting and rewards! As a reminder, all in-game rewards must be claimed before the start of our Year's End Festival, so claim your voting rewards before 12 PM Pacific on Wednesday, December 1st!

As part of voting and with a little Champion rebalancing we had four new feats for our Champions become available - the winners of the votes were unlocked in-game with the conclusion of their votes, but all four will be available for 12,500 gems as of 12 PM Pacific on Wednesday, December 1st.

Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat, The Underground Trial B Dave Walters Erin M Evans Mark Meer Tanya DePass Jason Charles Miller


 Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat B Dave Walters Hope LaVelle Meagan Kenreck Jim Zub LaTia Jacquise Shareef Jackson


Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat B Dave Walters Anna Prosser Holly Conrad Satine Phoenix Luke Gygax Trystan Falcone


November 30th Update: Party 3 Champion Rebalance

These changes will be live in-game as of 12 PM Pacific, on Tuesday, November 30th.

Strix will receive the following changes:
  • Additional self DPS buffs at level 160 and 1090
  • Reduction in attack cooldown from 6.5s to 5s

Evelyn Marthain will receive the following changes:
  • Increase base health and health upgrades by 20%
  • Increase Steadfast Might base buff to 100% per enemy (from 25% per enemy)
  • Increase Divine Prayer base effect by 100% (to 200%)

Vlahnya Um'vairar will receive the following changes:
  • Breaking Out Solo - if Vlahnya is in a column by herself or with only one other Champion, her Enthralling Performance effect is increased by 200%.
  • Enthralling Performance stacks now reduce by 10% every 7.5 seconds (down from 20% every 10 seconds)
  • When Vlahnya uses her ultimate, Plane Shift her Enthralling Performance stacks are set to max.

Walnut Dankgrass will receive the following changes:
  • Increase Documancer base effect by 100% (10% instead of 5%)
  • Increase Pen-Paws base effect by 100% (200% instead of 100%)
  • Increase her overwhelm point by 5

Melf will receive the following changes:
  • Increase Melf's Adaptive Support Spell per race effect to 25% per race (up from 10%)
  • Increase Melf's Augmented Support Spell bonuses to 100% each (up from 50%)
  • Triple ultimate damage multiplier

Idle Champions Presents: Trials of Mount Tiamat B Dave Walters Anna Prosser Holly Conrad Satine Phoenix Luke Gygax Trystan Falcone

Ascendant Reinforcement Skins DLC

The Ascendant Reinforcements are here! This new DLC is available as Skin & Feat Packs for Strix, Evelyn, Walnut, Vlahnya, & Melf, or bundled all together at a discount!
  • The Ascendant Strix Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Strix, the new Ascendant Strix Skin, an Epic Feat for Strix, and 7 Gold Strix Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

  • The Ascendant Evelyn Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Evelyn, the new Ascendant Evelyn Skin, an Epic Feat for Evelyn, and 7 Gold Evelyn Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

  • The Ascendant Walnut Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Walnut, the new Ascendant Walnut Skin, an Epic Feat for Walnut, and 7 Gold Walnut Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

  • The Ascendant Vlahnya Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Vlahnya, the new Ascendant Vlahnya Skin, an Epic Feat for Vlahnya, and 7 Gold Vlahnya Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.

  • The Ascendant Mlef Skin & Feat Pack contains an unlock for Melf, the new Ascendant Melf Skin, an Epic Feat for Melf, and 7 Gold Melf Chests with 1 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card.


Idle Champions Presents will return next year with Idle Champions Presents: Court of the Raven Queen.


November 26th
BW2: November 26th, 2021 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Black Friday Pet/Mount Sale (November 26th, 2021)

- The Black Friday pet/mount sale will be running over the weekend! New items daily! Unique pet included with Bush Bucks purchase during this time!

- Fixed particles from mounts spawning while a dialog is open, causing a surge of lag once it is closed, after having been open a while.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!

- Worked on the endless flux dungeon update!
November 25th
Idle Champions: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for another Sale! Our Black Friday Sale is now live on all platforms!

The sale has slightly different timing across all platforms. On the Epic Games Store the sale runs from 8 AM Nov 23 - 8 AM Nov 30th, on PlayStation the sale runs from midnight Nov 17th - 4 PM Nov 30th, on Steam and all other platforms, the sale runs from 10 AM Nov 24 - 10 AM Dec 1st. All times Pacific.

Read on for more details about what's on sale...

Starter Packs

  • Celeste Starter Pack, get an AWESOME boost to your power with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Celeste! We'll also toss in 10 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 90% and includes:
    • Ornate Headband of Faith (Golden Epic)
    • Golden Gauntlet (Rare)
    • Thick Scalemail Belt (Rare)
    • Copper Amulet (Rare)
    • Chainmail Boots (Rare)
    • Ornate Holy Symbol (Rare)
    • 10 Gold Chests

  • Nayeli Starter Pack, Get a boost to your power with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Nayeli! We'll also toss in 20 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 90% and includes:
    • Figurine of Wondrous Power (Golden Epic)
    • Ornate Breastplate (Rare)
    • Dwarven Mithral Shirt (Rare)
    • Paladin's Gauntlets (Rare)
    • Devoted Holy Symbol (Rare)
    • Strong Magical Greatsword (Rare)
    • 20 Gold Chests

  • Bruenor Starter Pack, Get a boost to your power with a full set of rare items and an exclusive Golden Epic for Bruenor! We'll also toss in 5 Gold Chests to power you up even more! This pack is on sale at a discount of 75% and includes:
    • Gold Beard Clips of the Clan (Golden Epic)
    • Well Used Axe (Rare)
    • Thick Sturdy Belt (Rare)
    • Dark Iron Ring (Rare)
    • Strong Shield (Rare)
    • Mithral Helm (Rare)
    • 5 Gold Chests

    Familiars

    • Slink, the Gremishka Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 50% and includes not only the Slink, the Gremishka Familiar, but also 2 Epic Potions of Speed, 2 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, and 2 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance!

    • Grant the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 40% and includes not only the Grant the Baby Blue Dragon Familiar, but also 4 Epic Potions of Speed, 4 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 4 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, and 1 Potion of Polish!

    • Zoonie the Hell Hound Pup Familiar Pack is on sale at a discount of 40% and includes not only the Zoonie the Hell Hound Pup Familiar, but also 6 Epic Potions of Speed, 6 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 6 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 6 Epic Potions of Fire Breath, and 1 Potion of Polish!

    Skin & Feat Packs:

    • The Pirate Havilar Skin and Feat Pack is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Havilar if you don't already have her and includes Havilar's Pirate Skin & her Connoisseur of Fancy Things Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Havilar Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.

    • The Red Panda Orisha Skin and Feat Pack is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Orisha if you don't already have her and includes Orisha's Red Panda Skin and her Wings of Tails Epic Feat. This pack also includes 7 Gold Orisha Chests with one guaranteed Shiny Equipment card.


    Theme Packs

    • Pirate Alyndra & Griff Theme Pack, is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Alyndra if you don't already have her, and includes Alyndra's Pirate Skin and her Pirate Crew Epic Feat. This pack also includes the Pirate Griff Familiar, 16 Gold Alyndra Chests with two Shiny Equipment cards, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter.

    • Pirate Briv & Phlo Theme Pack, is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack will unlock Briv if you don't already have him, and includes Briv's Pirate Skin and his Pirate Plating Epic Feat. This pack also includes the Pirate Phlo Familiar, 16 Gold Briv Chests with two Shiny Equipment cards, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter.

    All Star Packs

    • The Champions of Renown Year 2 All-Star Pack is on sale at a discount of 40%. This pack unlocks the following event Champions if you haven't already unlocked them in-game: Aila, Paultin, Shandie, Spurt, and Walnut. This pack includes the exclusive Clone Walnut Skin, as well as 16 Aila Gold Chests, with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, 16 Paultin Gold Chests with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, 16 Shandie Gold Chests with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, 16 Spurt Gold Chests, with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards, and 16 Walnut Gold Chests, with two guaranteed Shiny Equipment cards.

    Cyber Monday Wild Offer Flash Storm

    The Cyber Monday Wild Offer Flash Storm starts at Noon Pacific and goes through December 1st at Noon Pacific.
    • Wild Offers will be available every 3 hours.
    • You'll need to do an in-game action (change party, load the game, reset an adventure) to get a new offer triggered, and it won't start until the current offer expires.
    • We've added feats, and some wild offers may include a combination of a feat/skin/champion.
    • There will only be one wild offer at a time, and in-game the timer will count down from 3 hours.


    You can find more information and details in the in-game store when the sales are live!
November 24th
Idle Champions: November 2021 Adventure Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Warning: There be Dragons ahead!

Today's update brings 11 new adventure variants across 5 campaigns! Each campaign has one or more variants themed around different chromatic dragons, these new adventure variants will test the mettle of your formations!

Also joining us today in the fight against dragons is Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat Party 2's favorite little ally, Red the Squirrel!


Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Variants

Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

  • Leemooggoogoon Rises: Volo's Guide to Kuo-toa
  • Help the Kuo-toa while Volo and his friend chat you up.
    • Volo and a Kuo-toa join the formation, chatting up your team.
    • Champions adjacent to Volo and/or the Kuo-toa have their base attack cooldown increased by 1 second; it does not stack.
    • Complete area 400.

  • Neutral No More: Crimson Perception
  • Head to Mantol-Derith, while a young red dragon causes havoc.
    • In each boss area a young red dragon appears. You must defeat this additional boss to advance.
    • Only Champions with WIS of 14 or higher can be used.
    • Complete area 450.

  • Encroaching Madness: Maroon Madness
  • Explore Mantol-Derith while you deal with some wyrmlings who shouldn't be there.
    • Red Wyrmlings appear in each area. They don't drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
    • Red Wyrmlings should not be in Mantol-Derith. When a Champion kills a Red Wyrmling, they are stunned for 4 seconds as they try to understand what's happening.
    • Only Champions with WIS 12 or lower can be used
    • Complete area 450.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

    Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

    • A Botched Kidnapping: This Quest Stinks!
    • Help Volothamp Geddarm with a small task while dealing with a stinky foe.
      • Two skunks accompany the formation, but don't worry: Volo vouched for them!
      • Champions adjacent to the skunk deal no damage (but their formation abilities still work).
      • Black Dragon Wyrmlings appear in each area. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Complete area 225.

    • Trollskull Manor: Home Not So Alone
    • An annoying goblin has taken up residence in Trollskull Manor and put up defenses!
      • Each boss fight, a Blockade and a Goblin appear. The boss is invulnerable until the Blockade and Goblin are taken out. When the Goblin is defeated, they run off the screen instead of disappearing.
      • Gold Find is reduced by 99%.
      • Complete area 250.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus Variants

    Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

    • The Wandering Emporium: When the Going Gets Tough
    • Hold back indestructible stone golems with your toughest champions!
      • Each wave spawns one invulnerable Stone Golem.
      • Only Champions with CON of 15 or higher can be used.
      • Complete area 450.

    • Tiamat's Army: Fight Dragons with Dragons
    • A terrible curse slows down any champion that isn’t a Dragonborn!
      • Non-Dragonborn champions attack cooldown is tripled, making them attack less often.
      • Blue Dragon Wyrmlings appear in each area. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Complete area 475.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden

    Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

    • The Radiant Nightmare: Tough Acting
    • Chase down Xardorok's Chardalyn Dragon with your toughest champions!
      • Only Champions with STR of 14 or higher and CON of 15 or higher can be used.
      • Complete area 400.

    • Waiting on Sunrise: A Chilling Encounter
    • Race to save Termalaine with a White Dragon on your tail!
      • Every 5 seconds, a random champion is Stunned for 5 seconds due to the freezing cold.
      • With each boss, an extra white Dragon Wyrmling boss with 25 armored HP appears. The main boss is invulnerable until the white dragon is defeated.
      • Complete area 425.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

    • Tall Tales: An Unexpected Geist
    • Learn about the history of the Champions by listening to creepy Ghost stories!
      • One Specter appears in each wave. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. When they are killed, they respawn in the same location after 5 seconds. The Specters move 200% faster.
      • Complete area 250.

    • The Witchlight Carnival: A Dragon Against Us
    • Uncover the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival while evading dragons.
      • Green Dragon Wyrmlings appear in each area. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Only Champions with DEX of 15 or higher can be used.
      • Complete area 300.


    New DLC

    Dungeons & Dragons Red the Squirrel

    Red the Squirrel, the delightful ally of Party 2 of Idle Champions Presents: The Trials of Mount Tiamat, arrives as a familiar who can join your adventures!! The Red the Squirrel Familiar Pack includes Red, the Squirrel Familiar, 6 Epic Potions of Speed, 6 Epic Potions of Giant's Strength, 6 Epic Potions of Clairvoyance, 6 Epic Potions of Fire Breath, and 1 Potion of Polish.

    See the in-game Change Log for more information!
    November 18th
    COTLI: Kaines' Dinner of Doom 7 

      Seasons leaves, wilting and falling,
      now's the time: Momma Kaine's calling!
      Cold, gray, dark, wet, and gloom,
      The perfect time, for dinner of doom!

    Kaines' Dinner of Doom 7 runs until Tuesday, November 30th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time, introducing Kaala Rigel and bringing back Momma’s Monster, Gemthel, the Gourmet, RoboTurkey, Momma Kaine, Paul the Pilgrim, Petra the Pilgrim, Chef Casey, and 43G1S!

    New Tier 7 Crusader: Kaala Rigel

    Tags: Event, Support, Female, Good, Supernatural, Magical


    Blackness.

    Slowly, as your eyes adjust to the surroundings, you notice a faint hint of light seemingly floating above the ground.

    Curious, you move closer to the light source, but are puzzled at the cold mist enveloping your legs, and as you're bopped on the head by a stick of some sort.

    Two more light sources have joined the faint glow and they illuminate a snout full of teeth.

    "No further please," a feminine voice says and then the light vanishes again.

    The stick on your head starts to warm up and memories of your comrades standing beside you as you fling items at monsters stream through your head.

    "Oooh, throwing things is fun," she says, and you feel the stick removed from your head. "I will join you."

    The blackness immediately lightens and you see your new friend asleep on a cloud with a bundle of bamboo nearby. Time for another magical adventure.


    Kaala Rigel is a Support Crusader. When you want to add her to your formation, you can find her in slot 36.

    New Tier 7 Objectives

    • Recruit Kaala Rigel | Kaala Rigel takes up a slot in the formation. Momma Kaine and RoboTurkey start in the formation, and can't be removed. Crusaders adjacent to Kaala Rigel will be randomly frozen by them. Frozen Crusaders don't deal damage but still buff other Crusaders. Projectile Crusaders can't be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

    • Roughing it Out | Paul the Pilgrim and Petra the Pilgrim start in the formation, and can't be removed. Your Gold Find is reduced by 100% at the start of each area. Each enemy killed reduces this debuff by 1%. Aside from the locked-in Crusaders, Support Crusaders can't be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

    • Automated Cooking | Chef Casey and 43G1S start in the formation, and can't be removed. Aside from the locked-in Crusaders, only Flora, Animal or Robot Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

    • House Party | Gemthel the Gourmet starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Party crashers randomly spawn, and can only be killed by projectile damage. When killed they count for 5 monsters killed or 5 quest items. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

    • It Lives! | Momma's Monster starts in the formation, and can't be removed. Momma's Monster is the only one who can do DPS. The formation has been changed. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

    More info

    You'll have until Tuesday, November 30th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Kaines' Dinner of Doom 7!

    For more info on previous Kaines' Dinner of Doom Crusaders and objectives check out the Kaines' Dinner of Doom 6 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Thanksgiving Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

    November 17th
    CNE Extra Life 2021 

    Welcome Back, Extra Life!

    It's hard to believe that it's that time of the year again with how this year has flown by, but it's already time for Codename Entertainment Extra Life 2021! We're excited to bring back our day of streaming after a year of hiatus! We are also absolutely thrilled to say that this is our eighth year fundraising for Extra Life!

    For those who may not know, Extra Life is a wonderful program set up to raise donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The money raised is donated as unrestricted funds for hospitals to use as needed. But the best part? We can help by doing what we love to do: gaming!

    For more information about the Extra Life program, check out their FAQ.

    What's the Plan for 2021?

    Last year we had to cancel our in-person ExtraLife festivities at the very last minute due to changing COVID restrictions. However, we were thrilled that we still managed to raise over $20,000 CAD for BC Children's Hospital in 2020.

    We're hoping to do better in 2021!

    This year we are delighted to bring back our 24-hour ExtraLife Stream. Starting at 9 AM Pacific Time (PT) on Friday, November 19th until 9 AM PT on Saturday, November 20th, we are excited to offer a jam-packed schedule of game programming. We've got shows based on Dungeons & Dragons, Dark Souls Speedruns, Beat Saber, Dalgona Challenge, Phasmaphobia, and much more. We will have both virtual and CNE HQ-based streams, and you can check out our full streaming schedule on the Codename Entertainment Extra Life Page. You can also donate in-game by purchasing our Extra Life 2021 DLC packs, or directly through the Extra Life pages for any of our currently-supported games. Check out the individual game pages for more details!


    Bush Whacker 2
  • Extra Life DLC: Extra Life Charity Pack, the Extra Life PC Pack, and the Extra Life Kitty Pack.


    Crusaders of the Lost Idols
  • Extra Life DLC: Dr. Theo Taskmaster Pack


    Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms
  • Extra Life DLC: Star the Displacer Beast Kitten Familiar Pack


    Also, you can check out the Codename Entertainment Extra Life page here.

  • November 15th
    BW2: Halloween Mansion Contest Winners of 2021 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    We've chosen our 2021 Halloween Decoration Contest Winners! If you weren't aware, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are picked by the whole Codename Entertainment studio, while Community Choices are voted on by you, the wise Whacker community! Our top three choices earn 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks respectively, while the Community Choices take home a cool 50 Bush Bucks.

    Without further ado here are your winners:

    Winners


    1st Place
    Mdjoyce

    2nd Place
    MeganRose

    3rd Place
    devlslettus




    Community Choice



    Community Choice 1
    Flybaby

    Community Choice 2
    lmini

    Community Choice 3
    jelab

    Community Choice 4
    Swenlo



    Congratulations again to all our winners! Your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your accounts!
    November 12th
    BW2: November 12th, 2021 Release Notes 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Thanksgiving Event 2021 Update (November 12th, 2021)

    - Updated Thanksgiving Event
    - Added new customization and ranch items
    - Added new ribbons and 100% reward
    - Added a new appliance to collect in Fatima’s quest
    - Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
    - Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event

    - Increased the number abbreviation threshold for inventory tooltips, experience bar

    - Added number formatting to the energy bar text

    - Removed Blue Bicycle, Pink Bicycle, and White Bicycle mounts from the Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria store, as they can already be bought for the same price from Amicus merchants

    - Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!

    - Worked on the endless flux dungeon update!