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October 23rd, 2020
BW2: October 23rd, 2020 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Halloween Event 2020 Update (October 23rd, 2020)

- Updated Halloween Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added a new quest
- Added reward for completing all Necromancy Reagent dailies
- Added a “are you sure” option before taking mansion screenshot for contest
- Added 3 new Haunted House items, one is crafted in a quest
- Moulder Most Foul quest is available after you craft the 4 staffable mansion items
- Daily All Hallows’ Treat Bag costs Pumpkins OR Candy
- Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
- Added Kerberos mount in Bush Bucks sale, and two Kerberos mount packs, available the first weekend of the event

- Fixed being unable to talk to NPC next to dragon skull in the Explorer’s League HQ after completing part 6.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
October 23rd, 2020
BW2: Halloween Event, 2020 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The Haunted Mansion Has Materialized!

Who doesn't love a good haunted mansion? Well, that's what Halloween in Bushwhackia is all about! But to decorate your very own, you need to do what you do best! Go out into the world and whack bushes to find Pumpkins. Once you have found a patch of pumpkins, you can buy decorations from Glenda outside the mansion, or from the "Store" button while you're in Build Mode inside. Once you feel you've got enough, start laying out your design inside. (You can also purchase the same decorations for Bush Bucks from the Cop in the event area.)

You do not have to place all your collected decorations on display in the Mansion in order for them to count towards "Halloween Collector," they will count so long as they are within your haunted house inventory.

The goal is to scare the 8 children standing in front of the house, all of varying levels of bravery. The more you scare them, the more candy you'll earn in return. And you're going to want that candy so you can trade it for the custom items at the event store! You can try scaring them every 20 hours after you scared them the first time.

Glenda the Good Witch isn't just for buying decorations with Pumpkins. You will also be getting several quests from her throughout the event for special interactive decorations. As you complete each of her four quests, you can request help from your friends* by talking to the Construction Worker to increase the decoration's scariness.

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest will be starting on Monday October 26th on Codename Games only! You'll need 250 mansion spookiness before you can submit a screenshot.
Due to the recent platform migrations, Codename Games will be the only platform participating in the contest. Any players still on Facebook, Kongregate, or Armor Games should migrate their accounts to Codename Games ASAP to participate in the contest!
See the notice above the game for details on how to migrate your account.

Gotta Collect them all!

What can possibly make your house scarier? How about some Creatures which wander around your mansion! Each creature will become available for a set amount of dates which you can then request from friends* by talking to the the Cop.

Creatures are available on the following schedule:
Black Cats - AVAILABLE at Event launch, UNTIL Sun Oct 25, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Witches - AVAILABLE Sun Oct 25, Noon PDT UNTIL Tues Oct 27, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Zombies - AVAILABLE Tues Oct 27, Noon PDT UNTIL Thurs Oct 29, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Bats - AVAILABLE Thurs Oct 29, Noon PDT UNTIL Sat Oct 31, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Spiders - AVAILABLE Sat Oct 31, Noon PDT UNTIL Mon Nov 2, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Ghost Butler - AVAILABLE Mon Nov 2, Noon PDT UNTIL Wed Nov 4, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Franken-Dogs - AVAILABLE Wed Nov 4, Noon PDT UNTIL the Event End

*The Sparkly Vampire is still available for Bush Bucks if you want it in your haunted house.

Candy! Candy! Candy!

To buy the custom items, you need your Candy! Not only do you get it from scaring those insolent little kiddies, you also net some from completing the various quests given to you by the Halloween NPCs hanging out in the event area!

Plus from Thursday October 31st until the end of the event, you can hunt down denizens of Bushwhackia and Trick-or-Treat with them for Candy goodness! There will be a spooky character standing in front of a pile of Candy in each of the major areas! So 1 in the Mysterious Forest, 1 in the Shady Detour, etc. NPCs have been added up to the Salt Desert!

New for 2020:

If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Halloween Pet Piece! Collect all 2020 holiday pet pieces to craft a unique pet!

Plus, carve all new custom pumpkins with the pumpkin carver this year! You can buy the old ones in Ye Olde Hallow's Eve Emporium.

And the witch has a new special item to craft for your haunted mansion in their new Imp Duty quest. You can copy a permanent version of it for your ranch in the Fox's Moulder Most Foul quest line. There's also 2 new Haunted Mansion decorations: The Broken Mirror, and Grimoire Lecturn.

Finally, the Bone Doctor will give you a reward for completing each of his Necromancy Reagents daily quests, available in your 3rd year of playing this event.

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are a total of 20 possible Achievements to earn in the Halloween 2020 event:

Achievements Returning in 2020:
  • Mansion Maniac - Get 50 decorations for your Haunted Mansion!
  • Little Kid Spooker - Scare 4 kids in you Haunted Mansion
  • Scarred for Life - Scare all the kids in your Haunted Mansion!
  • Trick or Treat - Go Trick or Treating on or after Hallowe'en!
  • Costume Quest - Complete the Costume Quests
  • Year Round Scares - Completed the Moulder Most Foul
  • Pumpking - Grow a very large Pumpkin.
  • There's a Skeleton in Us All - Help The Bone Doctor build and animate a skeleton for Halloween!
  • Hallowe'en Collector - Have at least 40 unique decorations in your H. M.! (formerly Halloween Completionist)
  • Craven Candies - Find each trick-or-treaters favourite candy
Added/Changed for 2020:
  • Frightful Frippery* - Purchase all the 2020 Halloween Event items.
We have 8 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
  • Spooky Home Decorator - get all house items from the 2012 Halloween Event!
  • Year-round Cosplayer - Get all player items from the 2012 Halloween Event!
  • Candy Spender - Purchase all the Halloween 2013 items!
  • Spooky Purchases - Purchases all the 2014 Halloween Event items.
  • Halloweenie - Purchase all the 2015 Halloween Event items.
  • All Hallows' Items - Purchase all the 2016 Halloween Event items.
  • Scary Swag - Purchase all the 2017 Halloween Event items.
  • Ghastly Grabs - Purchase all the 2018 Halloween Event items.
  • Creepy Collectables - Purchase all the 2019 Halloween Event items.

*The Halloween Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Frightful Frippery achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Grab Your Spooky Companion for Bush Whacking!

New 2020 Mounts!

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from October 23rd to 26th!

Kerberos mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Hound of Hades and Heracles Hound are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!

Pet Packs for 2020- COMING SOON!

Post your Halloween scariness and questions on the forum!

The event will run until Friday November 6th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I find the Pumpkins?
    Just keep whacking. The Holiday Item runes and pets will help attract them as well.

  • How do I decorate my Mansion?
    You need to whack up Pumpkins. You can buy decorations from Glenda in the event area, or from the Store when you're in Build mode inside the Mansion. Once you have decorations, you can place them like you're decorating your ranch using Build mode.

  • How do I scare the Kids?
    Just keep buying decorations and getting friends to up the scare level of your interactive decorations. As your event progress increases, you will scare the kids more and more. As well, when you reach a certain level of scariness, the kids will elect to no longer tour your house.

  • Does the Timey-Wimey watch or Time Turner affect the Kids?
    No, the kids do not have quest cooldowns, so trinket effects that work for quests will not apply to them.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Making your mansion as scary as possible by buying decorations (but you don't have to place them all.)

  • 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 all the achievements available and how to get them?
    Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

October 16th, 2020
BW2: Coppers of the Creature Collector - Werepires! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Coppers of the Creature Collector

The eccentric Creature Collector has returned to the Commons, this time with a trio of Werepires!

Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday September 9th to complete the collector's four daily quests, level up your chosen creature, earn Creature Coppers to spend in their store, and get another page to your Creature Collector's Compendium!

The Compendium Page will be given after the event ends. If you don't have the Creature Collector's Compendium ranch item, you'll get it when you get your first page.

After the event, the collector will be taking their creature back unless you adopt it by purchasing its corresponding pet pack, available starting Monday October 19th.

Train hard, Bush Whackers!

Note: The VIP "Quest Reset" power does not reset these mini event quests, and they are not affected by the Time Turner and Timey Whimey Watch.

Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria - Pets

When you speak to Tanela Tiva in the event area, you can select the "What past pets are for sale?" chat option.

This will open a new store, which will contain 3 non-event premium pets you have never owned! They cost Bush Bucks, like in event stores. The selection will change next time Tanela Tiva visits to event area.

We've done this in response to players asking to see old premium pets they've missed out on, to help you fill out your pet collection. Snag those old-school pets you're missing out on!

Chat about this mini-event on the forum!
October 16th, 2020
BW2: October 16th, 2020 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Creature Collector - Werepires! (October 16th, 2020)

- Rerunning Coppers of the Creature Collector mini event with 3 new pets.

- Added chat options to store NPCs in the following areas that will tell you what items you still need to purchase for their associated achievements: Cera Altepetl Proper (Altepetl Acquirer), Glaucous Quarries and Shimmering Quarries (Done Digging Artifacts), and Explorer’s Tent (Arctic Explorer Supporter).

- Added a “Package Deals” banner button below the Buy Bush Bucks dialog which will open up the packs you see when you load the game.

- Added an eye-catching star to the “Get Bucks” button when you have a package deal available. Clicking the button will clear it until you reload the game.

- If you’ve shooed the robot guy and his robot pet off Amicus Isle, you can talk to the bartender to get him back.

- Potentially fixed receiving double requests from friends. Please submit a ticket if you continue to see double requests! (Live since Wed, Oct 14th)

- Possible performance improvement when opening dialog to make a request (like for small energy packs). (Live since Wed, Oct 14th)

- Changed chat room name “CNE Games 2” to “CNE Games 2 / Spoiler Room!”. (Live since Wed, Oct 14th)

- Explorer's League primary quests now display the cooldown until the next sub quest. (Live since Wed, Oct 14th)

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
October 9th, 2020
BW2: October 9th, 2020 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

BC SPCA Charity Fundraiser (October 9th, 2020)

- BC SPCA Charity fundraiser in honor of Georgia’s hedgehog, Sonic’s, passing.

- The Cameleer in the Salt Desert will now hint at where to find a Camel Mount if you don’t have one.

- Added Derringer quests to Town Crier quest cooldown tracking.

- Moved Vaquita conservation, Sumatran Elephant, Saola conservation achievements to the Endangered Species sub category in the Legacy achievements category.

- Created a Christmas sub category for Legacy achievements, and moved the following achievements there: Burglar Burglar, Perks of the Job, Naughty Nabber, The Gift of Taking, Reverse Santa, Reverse Santa 2.0, Napping Nate Nabber.

- Updated the source description of the Robot companion from “Amicus Isle Casino” to “Bush Buck Bonanza Slot Machine”.

- Enabled more ranch items on the mini golf course.

- The quests “Rooting Around” and “Fishing Cactus Nitrogen” now count properly as Salt Desert Hub quests, when regarding your quest hub cooldown.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
October 9th, 2020
BW2: BC SPCA Charity Fundraiser! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

BC SPCA Charity Fundraiser

Some of you may know Georgia, who for the past few years has been BW2's talented artist. Unfortunately, Georgia's dear hedgehog, Sonic, has passed away. Please take a moment to look through adorable pictures of him at the bottom of the blog post, in the Sonic Memorial Gallery.

In his honor, we're raising money for BC SPCA, an organization doing incredible work protecting and enhancing the quality of life for animals in B.C.

Over this weekend you can purchase any of 3 special packs, of which 100% of our proceeds will be donated to BC SPCA's Champions for Animals fundraiser.

Champions For Animals

The BC SPCA's 'Champions for Animals' program raises money for protecting and enhancing the quality of life for animals in B.C. We're fundraising for this in our typical global video game fashion! Take a free ChariTea (a 100% energy drink) and Level 5 Pet Treat. If you feel so inclined, buy a few extras or any of the premium packs on sale this weekend. 100% of Codename's proceeds will go directly to BC SPCA.

What is the BC SPCA, You Ask?

The mission of the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm, and wild animals in British Columbia. They assist more than 41,806 animals in need every year and are the largest animal welfare organization of their kind in North America and the largest animal sheltering society in the world.

Read more about the BC SPCA Here

Why a charity fundraiser, Codename?

One of Codename Entertainment's long-term goals is to give back as much as we can. As part of giving back, we regularly find charities and organizations that we want to support and do charitable promotions for them in-game. (100% of Codename's proceeds from these sales like this go directly to the charity. It gives you some extra in-game goodies, it provides funds and support for the BC SPCA, and it gives us a warm fuzzy feeling in our tummies.)

Become champions with us!


To all of you who donated to this fundraiser: Thank you. With your support we managed to raise just over $2,700 CAD (~$2,000 USD) for BC SPCA. Give yourselves a pat on the back!

As thanks, you can redeem this coupon code before November 15th for 1 free Level 5 Pet Treat: SPCA-HELP-PETS-2020

You can still make a donation Here

Sonic Memorial Gallery

Gentle hand-bonk <3

Curious sniffles

Sheltering hands