August 11th
New Weekend Buff! Sleeping Under the Stars 

Warm summer nights are the best time to stargaze, and/or press forward through tough objectives using these sweet, sweet buffs!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday August 14th.

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Craziness ability +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - All DPS +200%
  • Sarah the Collector - Base DPS +400%
  • Penny the Park Planner - Troupe Trooper ability +200%
  • Beary McBearFace - Friend of the Forest ability +200%



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

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Penny and Beary if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Penny, you can purchase her Golden Epic, and it will be available on Penny once you unlock her.)
August 4th
New Weekend Buff! Peak of Summer 

Escape the Summer heat by taking a trip up into the mountains. Swim in a cool glacial lake or enjoy a fresh mountain breeze. Actually, this all sounds pretty good. AFK.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday July 7th.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Ranger Rayna - Friend of Nature ability +400%
  • Natalie Dragon - All DPS +200%
  • Gold Panda - All Gold Find +200%
  • Littlefoot - Growing Up ability +200%



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

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Rayna and Littlefoot if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Rayna, you can purchase Rayna's Golden Epic, and it will be available on her once you unlock her.)
August 3rd
Updated Event! Littlefoot's Big Adventure 

Now that the sun is out in full force, the Great Outdoors is calling you for your annual Crusaders camping trip. Grab the old bivouac, tent, or yurt and get out there and enjoy that fresh air.

Last year we introduced you to Ranger Rayna and Littlefoot. This time you've introduced us to the new Tier 2 Crusaders! Well, you the community have named them after answering the call to help celebrate our second anniversary! The winning names are: Beary McBearFace and Penny the Park Planner.

The Littlefoot's Big Adventure event runs from today through to August 15th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Ranger Rayna and Littlefoot to your roster.

The two new Tier 2 Crusaders, Beary and Penny, will be available to recruit after you've completed all the Tier 1 objectives and if you have the talent "Doing it Again" purchased.

New Crusader: Beary McBearFace.


At level 150, Beary unlocks Controlled Burn which lights a random monster on fire every 2.5 seconds. The monster stays on fire until it dies, taking 20% more damage from all sources.

At level 300, Beary unlocks Stomp Out Campfire which increases his DPS addtively +100% for each enemy on fire from Controlled Burn.

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is Penny the Park Planner.

New Crusader: Penny the Park Planner.


Once recruited, Penny unlocks Trash Pickup at level 100 where you'll automatically pick up gold and quest items after they've been lying on the ground for five seconds. Good news, the timer gets decreased with her gear!

At level 300, her ability Troupe Trooper gives all the Crusaders in the same column as Penny a +50% DPS boost.


Once you've recruited both Beary and Penny, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.

New Objective: Firefighters.

In Firefighters, A random number of fire enemies spawn. They have a lot of health and do not drop gold.

New Objective: Primal Rage.

In the objective Primal Rage, only Crusaders with the DPS tag can be used to craft your formation and conquer the forest.

New Objective: Burnt Out.

The final new objective is Burnt Out. XP is replaced with 'Exhaustion.' A point of Exhaustion is earned once an hour and each point reduces hero damage by 95%. Clear the objective before your Crusaders become too tired to continue.

Equipment for all the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Bigfoot chests.

Once again, you'll have until August 15th at Noon PDT to complete the event. Happy camping!
July 28th
New Tier 4 Objectives & Weekend Buff! 

Okay, so you thought you were all that and bag chips, did you? Well, we have news for you. Today we launch 12 new Tier 4 objectives for both the World's Wake and Descent into Darkness campaigns.

These new very challenging objectives are going to keep even the most advanced Crusaders players working hard to complete them.

For those of you who have just joined us, we should supply you with a quick recap! First of all, you're going to need to know more about Tier 4 Talents, so you should read this blog post. Once you're up to speed, you'll need to use your idols to buy the Tier 4 Talent Fourth Time's The Charm in the Utility tree, and hey presto! Once you've beaten any Tier 3 objective, you'll now see the new Tier 4 objectives that are available.

Here's a preview of some of the new objectives:

Run Away! Tier 4


In addition to the tier 1, 2, and 3 requirements, Crusaders with the support tag can no longer be used and you must beat area 700.

Holy Hand Grenade Tier 4


The monks now move around the formation until you beat area 750.

Grond! Grond! Grond! Tier 4


Defenders of the Realm attack your formation, trying to destroy Grond. Don't let them! Beat area 750.

Demolition Derby Tier 4


Walking bombs now spawn. Don't let them reach you while you work to beat area 850.


These are just four of the 12 new Tier 4 objectives for both Worlds Wake and Descent into Darkness. We're looking forward to seeing how you get on with them.

To help you through the tough new Tier 4 objectives, there's a weekend buff. The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday July 31st.

  • The Bush Whacker - Critical Click Chance +6%
  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Mindy the Mime - All DPS +200%
  • Detective Kaine - A-Hah! ability +200%
  • Fright-o-Tron 4000 - Remote Detonation ability +200%



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

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mindy the Mime and Fright-o-Tron if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Fright-o-Tron, you can purchase Fright-o-Tron's Golden Epic, and it will be available on her once you unlock her.)
July 28th
It's Time to Vote! 

Thank you everyone for all your name submissions! There were lot of unique and interesting ones, as well as some predictable ones, given this is the internet.

Now we're accepting your votes on the shortlist as chosen by us at Codename! The shortlists are:

For the Bear:
  • Arson Major
  • Beary McBearface
  • Burnie the Bear
  • Matches the Pyrobear
  • Sir Bearington
  • Teddy the Little Match Bear
  • Ursa, the Arson
For the Female in Green:
  • Alice the Activist
  • Cookie the Girl Scout
  • Emma the Evergreen Scout
  • Ingrid the Inspector
  • Lucy the Lost Scout
  • Penny the Park Planner
  • Samantha the Salamander Scout
Visit this link in order to select your choices and stay tuned for the debut of the winning names with the launch of Littlefoot's Big Adventure in August!

We'll be accepting votes on the names until Tuesday August 1st at Noon PDT!

Thank you for being a part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration for Crusaders!

Note: You will need to be signed into a Google account to vote, but we are not collecting your emails. This is just how Google records one vote per player.

And just for fun, we thought we would include some Honorable Mentions.

For the Bear:
  • Angry Bear with a Stick!
  • Backfire Bear
  • Baldric the Incinerator
  • Barely a Bear Scout
  • Barry the Boot Camp Bear
  • Bear Grillus
  • Bear-er of the Flame-to-be
  • Bearrick the Kindler
  • Bjorn McBearface
  • Burney the Arson Bear (Only *you* can start forest fires!)
  • Cinders the Matchtaker
  • Def Leppard, Pyromania(c)
  • Fireball the Cuddly
  • FlameBear of the Match
  • Grizzly Matches
  • Oaky Embers (anagram of Smokey Bear)
  • Ranger Toasty
  • Sam the Fire Beartroller
  • The Big Match Bear
  • Yekoms, the Fiery Ursid
For the Female in Green
  • Activist Annie
  • Barbara the Uptight Camp Coordinator
  • Blondie the Brownie
  • Char, the Suspicious Secret-ary
  • Community Manager of Infinite Patience
  • Dalia, the Administrator
  • Dolores Green
  • Erika the Envronmentalist
  • Etsy, the Clipboard Girl
  • Florence the Tour Guide
  • Green, The Lost Girl
  • Herbione Ranger
  • Inspector June Goodly
  • Lady McLadyface
  • Minerva Empress of Red Tape
  • Mrs. Boggins, the Soccer Mom
  • Petitioner Petunia
  • Smiling Savannah the Tagalong
  • Slagathor
  • Watcher Willow
July 26th
2nd Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is two-years-old this month, and we're celebrating in style with a giveaway all weekend long.

There are three free gifts up for grabs. Collect all three and you'll automatically unlock a super-secret fourth gift!



The first gift will be made available in the Idol Times newsletter this Friday (sign-up now). Then make sure you Like us on Facebook for another giveaway on Saturday. The final gift will be available on Sunday on the official Crusaders Twitter account @CrusadersIdols.

Please note the unique codes are only valid on PC/Web. For mobile, you must link your account using these instructions so you can redeem the codes.

Thank you for supporting us and being an awesome community of players. We're looking forward to you playing for the next 12 months!



Don't forget we are also looking for your input in naming two new Crusaders as part of our second birthday celebrations. Thank you for all the suggestions in the first round, we are now compiling them into a list for a second round where you can vote on the winning names!

Name These Crusaders!

We'll be announcing the start of the second round soon so stay tuned here, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Idol Times newsletter for more information.
July 21st
New Weekend buff! The Cliffhanger 

Don't you just hate it when something's just getting good and then it stops mid-sente...

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

  • RoboQueen - I Like Dragons ability +200%
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Zombie Winter - Touch of Wealth ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +200%



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

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboQueen and Zombie Winter if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Zombie Winter, you can purchase Zombie Winter's Golden Epic, and it will be available on him once you unlock him.)
July 17th
It's Time to Name Some Crusaders! 

As part of our celebrations for the 2nd anniversary of Crusaders of the Lost Idols, we're asking for community input!

If you click on this link, you can view the two new Crusaders being added to Littlefoot's Big Adventure, and submit a name for each of them. We at Codename will go through the list of submissions and select our top few for each Crusader. Players will then get a chance to vote on the best name and the winning names will be revealed when the event starts!

The first round of submissions will be available from today until Noon PDT on Monday July 24.
July 14th
New Weekend Buff! Heatwaves are Coming 

It's so hot that the thermometers are starting to melt. It's time to band together and defeat the heat-walkers.

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

  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate ability +200%
  • Brogon, Prince of Dragons - Friends of Brogon ability +200%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - Golden Touch ability +200%
  • Prince Sal, the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%



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

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Brogon and Leerion if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Leerion, you can purchase Leerion's Golden Epic, and it will be available on him once you unlock him.)
July 13th
New Event! A Song of Thrones 2017 

Winter is coming, but not before the Summer and Fall. Then Winter is coming. In the meantime, you can check out our A Song of Thrones event and new Tier 2 Crusaders!

The A Song of Thrones 2017 event runs from today through to July 25th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Leerion, the Royal Dwarf and Brogon, Prince of Dragons to your roster.

The two new Tier 2 Crusaders (available to recruit after you've completed Tier 1 are RoboQueen and Zombie Winter.

New Crusader: RoboQueen.


Once recruited, RoboQueen unlocks RoboFamily at level 100 and it increases her DPS +100% for every adjacent Robot.

At level 400, her ability I Like Dragons increases her DPS +400% per Dragon or Dragon family member Crusader in the formation.

Additionally, for the first time ever, RoboQueen has equipment that increases her max level past the cap. Chilling!

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is Zombie Winter.

New Crusader: Zombie Winter.

At level 50, Zombie Winter unlocks Touch of Wealth. He'll touch a random adjacent Crusader every 10 seconds, increasing gold find by 40% for 30 seconds.

At level 400, Zombie Winter unlocks Lingering Cold which causes his Touch of Wealth effect to last 50% longer.

Once you've recruited both RoboQueen and Zombie Winter, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.

New Objective: Ride of the Horsefolk.

In Ride of the Horsefolk, starting in area 1 and every 50 areas thereafter a slot in the formation is taken up by a horsefolk rider, until all slots are consumed by the primitive horde.

New Objective: Continuous Coups.

In the objective Continuous Coups, the DPS of all Crusaders is reduced by 99.9%, except for four bench slots who are deemed the "Kings and Queens" of the land. The Kings and Queens receive a DPS and gold bonus as well. Every 50 areas the slots who are "Kings and Queens" change.

New Objective: Season One Rewatch.

The final new objective is Season One Rewatch. Only the base 20 Crusaders and four Crusaders from this event are available to use.

Equipment for the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Thrones chests. You'll have until July 25th at Noon PDT to complete the event.