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?
April 7th
Weekend Buff! Candy Celebration 

You're feeling good. You're feeling energetic. It probably has something to do with the copious amounts of candy you've been eating. Keep the feeling going!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday April 10th.

  • Pilot Pam - Focused Teamwork ability +200%
  • Jack O'Lantern - Cry For Help ability +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - Gold Find +200%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%
  • Merci the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Candy Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Pam and Jack if you've unlocked them.)
April 7th
BW2: Change Log April 7 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Easter Event (April 7th, 2017)

- Updated Easter Event for 2017
  • Added 2 new questlines
  • Added new customization and ranch items
  • Added new ribbons and 100% reward
  • Added 3 new pets


  • - Added Egg Mech Mount promo (free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)
    - Temporary questline available via Drowsy Druid NPC in Commons with a tasty reward (Yes, he was back! Apr 5-7)
    - Added Big Sleepy Bear and Peaceful Panda Pet Packs promo (standard $20 pet pack bundles each with a unique pet utilizing new animation system)
    - Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
    - Continued to make progress on the next big content update. Continue continuing hanging in there!
    April 7th
    Eggs-cellent BW2 Easter Event 2017 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Happy Easter Bushwhackers!

    The Easter Bunny is back in town to bring the friendly competition of his egg hunt! That's what Easter is all about, right? The yummy chocolate eggs!

    Every 8 hours, you can compete against 4 residents of the Commons in the Easter Egg Hunt! Plus, after your first Hunt of the day, you can hide eggs to set-up for the next hunt and whack monsters to keep the fields safe for the children!

    Having trouble winning? Why not use some bonuses, available from the shady character in the wizard hat in the Event Area. Boosts are available for purchase for Easter Tokens after you complete your first Egg Hunt of the event.

    Help make the eggs with the three turn-in stations! With all the Unpainted Eggs, Dye and Wax, we can make some pretty egg designs!

    Chef Elza will have her bevy of recipes for you to help her prepare to have an awesome Easter feast!

    Speaking of Easter feasts, lambs are so very cute, aren’t they? Help Lambchop save her fellow fluffy lambs from ending up on Easter feast tables.

    Grab Jelly Beans and Peeps every 20 hours for extra Easter progress and tokens! Plus, each of the turn-in station owners will have a bonus quest for you to complete, and you'll get to help the poor confused soul deal with Easter moving around.

    New for 2017:
    This year's event adds EIGHT new quests on top of the ones offered in previous years, so there's tons to do all throughout the event! You can help one character make a Chocolate Easter Egg, because who doesn't need more sugar? And you'll be able to make a custom hat! Check back later in the event for the quests to unlock.

    Plus, the World Wide Easter Egg Hunt has been updated for this year! You can find up to 75 Eggs, hidden in new spots, depending on your progress in the game.

    Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

    There are a total of SIXTEEN possible achievements to earn in the Easter 2017 event.

    Achievements Returning for 2017
    Winner, Winner! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt. You can do it!
    Greedy! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt with a perfect score.
    Easter Feasting - Help the Chef prepare for the Easter feast!
    Basket Weaving 101 - Complete the Easter Reeds quest 5 times.
    Pro Egg Designer - Help 40 times at each of the Egg Stations.
    Lambs against Lamb - Help Lambchop protest certain feast choices.
    World Wide Hunter - Find 5 eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt.


    Added/Changed for 2017
    Chocolate Egg Maker - Help Edna make her own chocolate Easter eggs.
    Hyatt's Hats Hustler - Help Hyatt unlock his passion for creating hats!
    Easter Item Exodus - Purchase all the 2017 Easter custom items.*
    Egg Eagle Eye - Find all 75 of the eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt [HARD! Requires most of the Spine of the World content finished]

    We also have 5 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

    Easter Decorator - Purchase all the 2016 Easter custom items.
    Gone Egg Crazy - Purchase all the 2015 Easter custom items.
    Easter Token Finder - Purchase all of the 2014 Easter custom items.
    Eggtacular - Purchase all the 2013 Easter custom items.
    That's Not Fair! - Win the Egg Hunt while dressed as the Easter Bunny (2013 customization items: Rabbit Hat, Rabbit Nose and Bunny Cape)

    *The Easter mini-golf piece is not included in the Easter Item Exodus achievement.

    New 2017 Pet Packs:



    COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for the sale pop-up!

    The event will run until Friday April 21st 2017 @ Noon PDT.

    Plan your attack for finding all the Easter eggs here!

    FAQ

    How do I participate in the Easter Egg Hunt?
    Talk to the NPC under the Easter Egg Hunt banner to be teleported to the hunting zone.

    What do I do in the Easter Egg Hunt zone?
    Click on all the crates, barrels, rocks and bushes trying to find as many eggs as you can. There are only 20 eggs hidden in all the doodads.

    How do I get a perfect score in the Easter Egg Hunt?
    You need to collect all 20 eggs - basically not letting any of the other hunters find any.

    I’m too slow at the Hunt. How can I be better?
    The NPC with the wizard hat in the event area of the Commons sells boosts for Easter Tokens. Speed up your character and distract the other hunters with his wares. Also, travel in a circle, starting in the area closest to where everyone else is being distracted. And don't click on the searchable items themselves, click beside them. Clicking on the item causes you to walk slower.

    When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

    What contributes to my 100% progress?
    Turning in the Unpainted Eggs, the Dye and the Wax as well as completing the Easter Egg Hunt and the quests for the folks in the event area.

    Why do I want to ask friends for help?
    It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.

    Do I have to do the achievements?
    No. Completing the goals for the achievements is totally optional. You get either a large energy pack or a title for your character from them, no event progress.

    Where can I see the achievements available and how to get them?
    Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

    When can I do the World Wide Easter Egg Hunt?
    The World Wide Easter Egg Hunt starts on Easter Sunday - April 16th - and lasts for the rest of the event.

    Where do I find World Wide Easter Egg Hunt Eggs?
    Once the hunt has started, you can find eggs by clicking them in many of the zones in the world. Eggs are hidden behind rocks and trees and in tricky to access locations in normal zones, secret areas, and adventure zones all over the world. Not every area has an egg hidden in it. There are 75 eggs hidden throughout the world in total, but you'll need to be done most of the content in the game to find them all.
    April 6th
    Nate's Candy Conundrum 2017  

    It's that time of year again where you don't eat chocolate, chocolate eats you! Nates' reset ability fails again, sending the Crusaders into a parallel universe of demonic candy.

    Nate's Candy Conundrum event runs from today through to April 18th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Alan the Archangel and RoboRabbit to your roster.

    Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Baenarall, Angel of Hope, and Sisaron the Dragon Sorceress.

    New Tier Two Crusader: Baenarall, Angel of Hope.

    The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Baenarall. She's a powerful character who brings some awesome DPS buffs to the Crusaders.

    At level 150, her ability Diversity increases the global DPS +20% per Unique Tag in the formation but minus 5% for each duplicate tag Crusader (all additive) (ie. male, male, human, animal = 60% for 3 unique tags - 5% for extra male = 55%).

    At level 400, Baenarall unlocks The Old Guard which increases the global DPS +5% for each non-event Crusader in the formation.

    New Tier Two Crusader: Sisaron the Dragon Sorcereress.

    Sisaron, the Dragon Sorceress, is one scaly badass with the dual awesomeness of being both magic-wielding and a Dragon!

    At level 50, Sisaron unlocks Loose Magic, an ability that increases the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 100%, divided by the number of adjacent Crusaders. At level 400 Sisaron's Sharpened Claws Crit Chance +3%.

    After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Baenarall and Sisaron, there are three more diabetes-inducing objectives to conquer.

    New Tier Two Objective: Sugar Rush.

    In Sugar Rush the monster spawn speed is increased but the area requirements are more than halved as the sugar kicks in. You must reach area 400 in under 90 minutes.

    New Tier Two Objective: Evil Eggs.

    In the objective, Evil Eggs, evil looking embryonic candy monsters attack your formation and have various abilities. You must figure out their secret weaknesses to reach area 450.

    New Tier Two Objective: Chocolate Rain.

    The final new Tier Two objective is Chocolate Rain. In non-boss areas, chocolate rain falls from the sky every few seconds, damaging a random Crusader for 40% of their HP. You must weather (boom-boom-tish!) the sticky downpour all the way to area 500.

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

    You'll have until April 18th at Noon PDT to complete the event. We hope you have an 'egg-sllent' time. *heh hem*