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September 28th
Idle Champions: Highharvestide 6 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Savage Frontier of the Sword Coast can be a dangerous place. At the junction of the Long Road and Evermoor Way, the town of Triboar seeks the aid of heroes. Bandits have begun to assail the small town while the citizens are meant to prepare for the Highharvestide Festival...

Highharvestide 6 sees the beginning of Year 6 Events in Idle Champions and the introduction of Egbert from the Oxventurers!

This event also brings back D'hani, the aarakocra monk from Rivals of Waterdeep, and the intimating Minotaur Barbarian Torogar Steelfist. Players have until Monday, October 10th at 12PM Pacific to complete your Highharvestide 6 unlocks and objectives.

I. Egbert

Dungeons & Dragons Egbert Key Art
    Clumsy but well-meaning, Egbert the Dragonborn Paladin was summarily booted out of his Paladin order after a terrible incident he doesn’t like to talk about. Setting out on his quest for atonement with a new deity in tow, La Vache Mauve, he falls in with the Oxventurers Guild and, by his reckoning, questing with them offers as good a chance as any of guiding him towards absolution. Often impulsive, he very rarely plans beyond his initial moment of ‘inspiration’ but his heart’s in the right place. Well, at least until he next rushes into battle, trips into a spike pit and it ends up kebabbed on a skewer…

Egbert is a Tanking, Support, Healing, and Gold Find Champion who seeks atonement after being kicked out of his Paladin order. Does he make amends for his past transgressions, or will his companions lead him astray? He can be added to the formation by swapping him out with Minsc (Slot 7).

For more information on Egbert and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight Blog or the quick Video Spotlight!

Year Six Variants


  • Variant 1: Delay Tactics - Egbert starts in the formation and can't be moved or removed. Enemies can take at most 10% of their max health per hit in damage for the first 10 seconds after they appear. Speed potions last twice as long.
    Reach Area 75

  • Variant 2: Kicked out of Le Dragon d'Or - Egbert starts in the formation, can't be moved or removed, and his Atone for the Past ability starts out unlocked. If Egbert has positive Atonement points, only Lawful Champions can deal damage. Otherwise, only Chaotic Champions can deal damage.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Variant 3: Egbert the Careless - Egbert starts in the formation and can't be moved or removed. Every 10 seconds, Egbert accidentally drops a lit bomb which bounces back and explodes, dealing a random amount of damage up to the area's number to a random Champion and anyone standing next to them.
    Reach Area 175.

  • 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!
    September 23rd
    BW2: Creature Collector - Triceratops mounts! 
    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 triceratops mounts!



    Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday September 28th 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 mount pack, available starting Monday September 26th.

    Train hard, Bush Whackers!

    The training quests unlock at noon on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Those busy on the weekends can still catch up!

    Notes
    - 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.
    - Swapping your event mount with a higher level mount doesn't count towards event progress.
    - These three mounts earn double the experience compared to other mounts for the duration of this mini-event!
    - Expiring mounts cannot have their bonuses swapped.

    Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria - Mounts

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

    This will open a new store, which will contain 3 non-event premium mounts 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 mounts they've missed out on, to help you fill out your pet collection. Snag those old-school mounts you're missing out on!

    Read the Release Notes!

    September 9th
    BW2: Jr. Whacker Event 2022 Edition 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Teach Me How to Whack!

    It's time to put your knowledge of whacking bushes to good use as you help educate the next generation! Take a trip to the Event Area of the Commons and get helping!

    The Junior Whackers

    Help three aspiring young ones learn how to whack bushes, mana whack, and power whack! Bring the Jr. Whackers some Cardboard Swords to use, found in bushes throughout the world, and they'll share the spoils of their training with you. As you help them, they gain experience, "leveling up" and will award more items with each turn-in. Each of the determined young padawans will have a daily quest to power up the spoils from their next turn-in.

    Badges!

    Another Jr. Whacker is pursuing their Capitalism badge. After you help them achieve that, perhaps they'll try their hand at Socialism?

    What's more fun than to earn than your Baking badge? Nothing of course! Help one Jr. Whacker get theirs later on in the event.

    Help Keisha get her camping badge again this year! Check back daily for her quest unlocks.

    Another aspiring whacker seeks their environmental conservation badge! Help them plant saplings and unlock their unique Ye Environmental Conservator's Equipage store!

    Target Practice

    A young student of the bush whacking arts challenges you to whack more than 100 cardboard bushes before the end of the event! This is a challenging quest, and we hope you enjoy it. Note: Quest Odds will not increase the likelihood of these cardboard bushes to appear.

    Nate?

    One Jr. Whacker appears to have suffered a head injury, since they are idolizing Nate. Talk to them and see what's going on.

    New for 2022

    If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Jr. BW Flower Box!



    Nate's Minions

    If you've kept up with Nate's saga in this event, there's an update this year! Nate's minions aren't happy with their working conditions...

    Ye Environmental Conservator's Equipage

    There's a new ranch item to collect in this year's Ye Environmental Conservator's Equipage store, available after helping a junior whacker get their conservation badge!

    Achievements

    -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
    There are an incredible TWENTY FIVE possible Achievements to earn in the Jr. Bush Whacker 2022 event:

    Returning Achievements

    • Working Harder - You've helped a Jr. Bush Whacker level up.
    • Power to the People - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker power up.
      • Working Better - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 5.
      • Working Faster - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 10.
      • Working Stronger - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 15.
    • Honorary Jr. Whacker - You completed all 8 enthusiastic Jr. Whacker quests!
    • Won a 'Diamond!' - You got a cardboard diamond. Isn't that awesome? No?
    • Fashion Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Fashion badge.
    • Capitalism Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Capitalism badge. (Cookie selling quest-line)
    • Cooking Badge - You helped Jaidee earn her Cooking Badge.
    • Camping Badge - Help Keisha set up a demo campsite to help other Jr. Whackers get their Camping badges!
    • Tree Planter - You planted 100 trees for Julia during the Junior Bush Whacker event!
    • Cardboard Crusher - Whack all the Cardboard Bushes.

    New Achievements

    • Guide's Gadgets - Buy all the 2022 Jr. Bush Whacker items. *

    Retired Achievements

    We have 11 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
    • Putting on the Uniform - You got all the player items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event!
    • Junior Decorating Award - You got all the house items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event!
    • Jr. Merchandiser - You bought all 11 items from the 2013 Jr. BW Event!
    • Supporting the Cause - Buy all the 2014 Jr. BW Event items.
    • Jr. Shopaholic - Buy all the 2015 Jr. Bush Whacker custom items.
    • Jr. Patron - Buy all the 2016 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
    • Jr. Whacker Wares - Buy all the 2017 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
    • Jr. Acquisitions - Buy all the 2018 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
    • Jr. Benefactor - Buy all the 2019 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
    • Dedicated Donor - Buy all the 2020 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
    • Whacker Welfare - Buy all the 2021 Jr. Bush Whacker items.

    *The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Guide's Gadgets achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

    Mount Packs

    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 August 14th to 17th!

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

    The Cursed Xolotl and Ethereal Xolotl 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

    Three new Junior Bush Whacker pets can be seen in the event area! You can pick them up September 16th to 19th in Pet Packs bursting with goodies! Want them all? Grab them all for less in the bundle!


    Get Ready!

    Share your mentoring success on the forums!

    The event will run until Friday, September 23rd at Noon PDT!
    August 31st
    BW2: Lost Woods Mini-Event 2022 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    The mysterious Lost Woods has returned to the Commons event area! Delve into the Lost Woods and solve puzzles area by area in search of lost fairies and earn rewards as you delve deeper and deeper.

    The Lost Woods


    In the Lost Woods, you whack bushes to solve field puzzles, area by area, in search of lost fairies and earn rewards as you delve deeper and deeper! Enter it via the entrance in the Commons event area.

    The Lost Woods is a Dungeon with a maximum tier of 8 and no increasing bush whacking costs. These limits are added so it can fit in the limited time period of a week long mini-event.

    To accommodate the different bush whacking skills of early and veteran players, you can complete the event by Tier 2, but can continue on for unique rewards if you're able.

    What is a Dungeon?

    'Endless Dungeon' is the technical term for a new system, where you enter the dungeon, complete puzzles in a series of small areas, and collect a special reward at the end, where you return to the entrance and can enter again.

    When you click the entrance of a dungeon, you'll see the following popup with some details about your progress in the dungeon. Click the big arrow/doorway button to enter the dungeon!

    Runs and Tiers

    Each of these can be called a "run". Each run requires you complete an increasing number of areas to complete. The first might be 3 areas, the next 6, then 9, etc. These goals are called "Tiers" of the dungeon. You start at Tier 1, complete its 3 areas, and claim its reward to complete it. You can then enter it again at Tier 2.

    Each area has a small reward in a silver chest, and each tier has a more unique or greater reward.

    Some dungeons will have a maximum tier (like the Lost Woods), and some will not. And some dungeons will have increasing bush whacking costs (bush energy and mana whack), and some will not (like the Lost Woods).

    Areas and Effects

    Each area of a dungeon is randomly generated. The field, the decorations, visitors, where you enter and leave, and the 'Area Effects'.

    What are Area Effects? There modifiers like what your trinkets, pets, mounts, and runes give you, but apply only when you're in the area. These could be positive or negative. Maybe increase energy odds, decreased power odds, or maybe something more weird.

    If an area has effects, you can see what the area effect is by mousing over the 'E' star near your mana bar.

    This mini event runs until noon on Wednesday September 7th. Chat about this mini-event on the forum!
    August 24th
    Idle Champions: Brightswords 5 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Seeking rest and respite from a year of adventure, the Champions arrive in the tranquil town of Longsaddle - only to find it under siege! Drow from the Underdark are on the hunt in Longsaddle for a Harpell artifact, and it's a race against time to find it before they do...

    Brightswords 5 introduces Dob the upbeat, half-orc bard from The Oxventure crew, and brings back his teammate Corazón de Ballena, the dashing Human Pirate, and Lazaapz, the Goblin Armorer Artificer. Players have until Monday, September 5th at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

    I. New Champion: Dob

    Dungeons & Dragons Dob Key Art

      Dob never knew his parents. When he fell ill as a baby, his sister Suzette searched far and wide for a cure. She successfully saved his life, but on the last of her trips out to find medicine, Suzette never returned. So Dob became a self-taught traveling bard, sleeping under the stars and roaming town to town in search of his lost sister. This brought him into contact with the Oxventurers, with whom he shares in many bizarre adventures, including one that did indeed see him reuniting at last with his long-lost sister!

    Dob is a Support and Gold Find Champion, increasing the damage of Champions not next to him while boosting gold find based on how many Champions are adjacent. He has the unfortunate habit of dumping all that hard-found gold into a nearby lake to keep it safe, but he'll make sure to make it up to the formation! For more information on Dob and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight!

    Year Five Variants

    • Half-Orc's Charm - Dob starts in the formation, and can't be moved or removed. Champions next to Dob deal no damage.
    • Complete Area 75.

    • Making Friends - Dob starts in the formation, and can be moved but not removed. Only Champions with a Charisma and/or Dexterity of 17+ may be used.
    • Reach Area 125.

    • Skeletons! (on Strike) - Dob starts in the formation, and ce can be moved, but not removed. His Ultimate starts unlocked and its cooldown duration is half as long. Each wave spawns a relentless Striking Skeleton, who is slow, but deal 400% damage. In addition, if they are defeated, they respawn in the same location after 5 seconds.
    • Reach Area 175.


    See the in-game FAQ for more information!

    August 12th
    BW2: Dog Days of Summer 2022 Edition 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

    The residents of the Commons want to close out summer with a blast! That big old event field sits there empty most of the time anyways. Help them build an awesome temporary pool to chill out beside. Once you've completed all three building quests, the residents will come in and there will be 3 turn-in stations where you can bring Towels, Sunscreen and Life Rings to get event tokens for buying this year's custom items!

    Nate's New Puppies!

    Plus, foster an adorable puppy for Nate. It seems he's accidentally ordered too many dogs (again!!) and needs your help to look after them temporarily. Choose one of the 3 to help him out! Once you equip your dog, Nate has some daily quests for you to do to keep the ball of energy that is your puppy occupied. Love the look of the dog? Permanently adopt it with a simple purchase! You can choose between the Raiju Puppy, Aralez Puppy, and Qiqirn!


    Puppy and Person Training

    A professional dog trainer will help train your puppy AND you! As dog owners need to know how to care for their puppy.

    Puppy Mill Protest

    Miss Marbles is rooting out awful puppy mills this event, and could use your assistance!

    Race Track

    Check out the Companion Racing Track once it becomes available, and you'll be able to bet on pet races! You can only win the prizes once per day though.

    The Next Race Track Champion

    Later on in the event, you'll need to help an NPC train their unlikely companion to participate in the race!

    New for 2022

    If you can complete the event, you'll earn the Dog Days Flower Box!


    Wally's Custom Trinket

    You can also look forward to a 8th upgrade to the trinket Wally has made for you! With some more glitter, he can improve it from Ritzy to Magnificent, which is 3-ish% more effective!

    Achievements

    -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
    There are 19 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2022 event:

    Returning Achievements

    Pool Digger - Build the Pool for the Dog Days event.
    Safety First! - Help at each pool-side station during the event.
    Safety to the Max! - Help at each pool station 50 times - must first complete "Safety First!"
    Doggy Daycare - Complete all the doggy dailies.
    Man's Best Friend- Level your doggy pet up to level 10.
    Training Day - Complete all the puppy training quests.
    Dog Days Race Track - Successfully win 5 bets on the Companion Race Track.
    Pro Racer Assesser - Buy all the racer assessment upgrades for the Companion Race Track.
    The Plodding Blob - Help Shayla Sharker train her blobfish for the Companion Race Track.

    New Achievements


    Sunshine Keepsakes - Purchase all the custom items for 2022*
    Cats Teaching Dogs - Help School Cat complete her thesis

    Retired Achievements

    We have the following achievements from previous years, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present/didn't earn it during the initial year:
    Dog Days Sale - Buy all the custom items and pool items from 2013
    Dog Days Outlet - Buy all the custom items for 2014
    Summer Supplies - Purchase all the custom items for 2015
    Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016
    Pool Party Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2017
    Good Dog Goods - Purchase all the custom items for 2018
    Dog Toy Takehomes - Purchase all the custom items for 2019
    Doggie Dabbler - Purchase all the custom items for 2020
    Pool Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2021

    * The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the achievement, and therefore it is not a required purchase.

    Mount Packs

    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 August 14th to 17th!

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

    The Cursed Xolotl and Ethereal Xolotl 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!


    Get Ready!

    Post your celebration plans on the forums!

    The event will run until Friday August 26th at Noon PDT.

    Check out the Release Notes here!
    August 10th
    Idle Champions: Ahghairon's Day 5 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    It's the day before Shieldmeet and the Open Lord of Waterdeep has gone missing. Nobody has seen Laeral Silverhand in days and it is imperative that she be found before the meeting with the Masked Lords begins.

    At the behest of the Blackstaff, the Champions are sent to discover what happened...

    Ahghairon's Day 5 introduces and brings back Prudence, the Chaotic Evil Tiefling Warlock of the Oxventurer's Guild, and Omin Dran, CEO and founder of Acquisitions Incorporated. Players have until Monday, August 22nd at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

    I. New Champion: Voronika

    Dungeons & Dragons Voronika Key Art
      This young Eladrin woman was raised to be the Queen of Koshmarr. What was meant to be an idyllic life took a dark turn when she was killed on the night of her wedding. But Voronika didn't let death stop her, even as she was pulled into the machinations of greater powers. Using her excellent intelligence and observational skills, as well as a lot of cunning and manipulation, she used the crown of the Raven Queen to defeat Zybilna and cause the fall of Prismeer. This action drew the mists to Voronika, and she became the new Darklord of her domain of Koshmarr.


    Voronika is a Support Champion that allies with evil Champions and members of the Black Dice Society. With help from her Inner Circle Champion, she ultimately must complete three goals to claim the Crown of the Raven Queen and transform into a Darklord. For more information on Voronika and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

    Year Five Variants

    • The Fringe of Society - Help Laeral Silverhand track down a retired Open Lord with limits on which Champions can deal damage.
      Voronika starts in your formation, and only Black Dice Affiliation members and Evil Champions can deal damage.
      Reach Area 75.

    • Ultimate Challenge - The search for the Open Lord continues by relying on Ultimate powers!
      Voronika starts in your formation, and Champions deal no damage unless at lease one Ultimate is on cooldown.
      Reach Area 125.

    • In Search of Power - A royal escort joins the search for the Open Lord!
      Voronika starts in your formation, and her base level-up cost is greatly reduced. She's joined by two Eladrin bodyguards, and additional Orc Fighters attack with each wave.
      Reach Area 175.


    See the in-game FAQ for more information!

    August 5th
    BW2: Creature Collector - Pixipup Pets! 
    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 pixipup pets!



    Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday August 10th 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 mount pack, available starting Monday August 8th.

    Train hard, Bush Whackers!

    The training quests unlock at noon on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Those busy on the weekends can still catch up!

    Notes
    - 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.
    - These three pets earn double the experience compared to other pets for the duration of this mini-event!

    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!

    July 20th
    Idle Champions: Midsummer 5 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    It's the day before Shieldmeet and the Open Lord of Waterdeep has gone missing. Nobody has seen Laeral Silverhand in days, and it is imperative that she be found before the meeting with the Masked Lords begins.

    At the behest of the Blackstaff, the Champions are sent to discover what happened...

    Midsummer 5 introduces Valentine, the Reborn Half-Elf Sorcerer from The Black Dice Society, and brings back Ellywick Tumblestrum, the Gnome Planeswalker and Greatest Bard in the Multiverse, and Beadle & Grimm, the purveyors of the Pandemonium Warehouse and owners of the Giant's Bane Tavern. Players have until Monday, August 1st at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

    I. New Champion: Valentine

    Dungeons & Dragons Valentine Key Art

      Valentine was once a social butterfly, nightlife connoisseur, and princess of a shady family business until her life ended in sudden tragedy. Through the mysterious will of Bluetspur, Valentine was given a second chance at life, though no miracle comes without consequence. Now she wanders the domains of dread with her companion Tatyana, in search of purpose and power.

    Valentine is a Support and Gold Find Champion who takes hold of any incoming positional formation abilities, and uses her telepathic powers to broadcast and boost them, making those abilities more deadly! When you want to add her to your formation, you can swap her with Calliope in slot 5.

    For more information on Valentine and all of her mental powers, check out her Champion Spotlight!

    Year Five Variants

    • Tregrum's Day Out - Search for the absent Open Lord of Waterdeep with Tregrum, a perfectly normal black cat. Champions might be a bit distracted by this absolutely normal cat.
      • Complete Area 75.
    • Stunning Teamwork - Valentine joins the search for the missing Open Lord of Waterdeep, helping keep monsters stunned so the Champions can push forward!
      • Monsters take 99% less damage when they are not stunned, but stun effects last twice as long.
      • Complete Area 125.
    • Positional Play Valentine insists on being the center of attention while the search for the absent Open of Lord Waterdeep continues!
      • Non-positional formation abilities, other than Valentine's abilities, are disabled.
      • Complete Area 175.

    See in-game for more information!

    July 8th
    BW2: Summer Carnival Event 2022 Edition 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Summer Carnival Event 2022

    The Carnival has returned to town! Get ready to play some games, help some Bushwhackian residents and win carnival tokens which you can exchange for cool prizes at the Carnival Event Vendor!

    The Carnival Games

    A staple of any summer carnival or fair, are those devilish carnival games. There are four different games which will unlock over the course of the event and they include "Balloon Popper," "Whack-A-Mole," "Baseball Throw," and "Duck Shoot." Don't worry, there's no skill involved with these games, you play them automatically when you interact with them.

    - It costs 4 carnival tickets to play each game, and you can whack those tickets out of the bushes, or purchase them from Timmy in the Event area for Bush Bucks (30 Salvaged Tickets for 30 Bush Bucks)

    - You receive Carnival Tokens based on how well you do. Now, we're not saying they're rigged in the Carnival's favour or anything, but you'll definitely want to ask your friends to help you rig these games to help you!

    To get started, the Balloon Popper game is unlocked! As well, it seems William needs your help to satisfy his sweet-tooth!

    A Teleporter to Somewhere...

    The Pandaclaw was wandering around here somewhere....build the teleporter and complete all the quests and get your very own!

    The Dunk Tank

    The dunk tank returns! Can you dunk all 8 helpless Bushwhackian residents? NPCs you haven't dunked yet will have a yellow exclamation mark above their heads, to let you know you still need to send them plunging into the icy waters of the tank! It'll help them all cool off. Plus, the tank is always in need of cleaning, so try to keep up with Katherine's daily Dunk Tank Cleaning quests!

    Clowning Around

    Peat Bog, Pete the Carney's brother has some tasks for you to help him put on a show!

    Testing Your Power

    And how are your Power collection skills? Are you strong enough to win all the bonus prizes? There are 7 strength settings to beat, unlocking as the event goes on as Strong-Whacker Sabine continuously tries to increase the difficulty of her Strong-Whacker Strength Machine Game.

    New for 2022

    If you can complete the event, you'll earn the Carnival Flower Box!

    A new Pandaclaw Skin!

    Once you complete the teleporter quest line and capture a Pandaclaw, Taban the Teleporter Engineer will offer to transmogrify your Pandaclaw companions, changing their appearance, with science! There are now FIVE Pandaclaw skins to choose from, each yielding a type of pet DNA.

    VIP Rewards!

    Active VIP members can claim unique rewards based on their event progress! If you don't have an active membership, you have the entire event to consider becoming one! You can earn and claim these rewards until the end of the event.

    And more!

    And there's some minor fixes and improvements which you can check out on the Release Notes, which are linked at the bottom of the page!

    Achievements

    -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
    There are up to TWENTY THREE possible achievements that can be picked up during this Summer Carnival event, depending on your game history.

    Returning Achievements

    Step Right Up - Win a Prize Token gaming at the Carnival!
    We have a Winner - Win 8 Prize Tokens at once at the Carnival.
    Carnival Ace - Win 8 Prize Tokens at all 4 Carnival Games.
    Gotta Try 'Em All! - Play all four games offered at the Carnival!
    Big Time Bonus Buyer - Purchase 10 Bonus Prize Packs from the Carnival!
    Sweet Tooth - Help William satisfy his Sweet Tooth. Or not.
    Nostalgic Whacker - Repair the teleporter and fulfill your duty…
    Dunk-a-Thon! - Dunk all eight unique Carnival Event dunk-ees!
    Scuba Dunk - Dunk yourself while wearing a hefty diving helmet. (Helmet is found from fishing in the Windy Crest fishing hole.)
    Daredevil Darer - Make Peat Bog risk his life for entertainment 5 extra times. Dunking Devs! - Dunk the four developer Carnival Event dunk-ees!

    New Achievements

    Amateur Amphitheater - Purchase all the 2022 Carnival Event items.*

    Retired Achievements

    We have 11 achievements from previous years, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

    Carnival Customization - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Carnival
    Party at My Place - Buy all 6 house items from the 2012 Carnival!
    Carnival Collector - Purchase all of the 2013 Carnival event items.
    Carnival Connoisseur - Buy all the 2014 Carnival event items.
    Carni-Value! - Purchase all the 2015 Carnival Event items.
    Carnival Compulsion - Purchase all the 2016 Carnival Event items.
    Cashed Carnival - Purchase all the 2017 Carnival Event items.
    Prized Prizes - Purchase all the 2018 Carnival Event items.
    Prize Proprietor - Purchase all the 2019 Carnival Event items.
    Material Menagerie - Purchase all the 2020 Carnival Event items.
    Hippodrome Haggler - Purchase all the 2021 Carnival Event items.


    * The Mini Golf Piece is NOT included in the Amateur Amphitheater achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

    Mount Packs

    All new bear mounts are available this weekend, from June 8th to 11th!

    The Tibetan Bear mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

    The Undead Bear and Circus Bear are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts leave sparkle particles behind when you ride them!



    Pet Packs

    COMING SOON! Check out this year's carnival pets on the second weekend of the event!


    Get Ready!

    Post your celebration plans on the forums!

    The event will run until Friday July 22nd at Noon PDT!

    Check out the Release Notes here!

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

    • Where can I buy Last Year's items?
      There are two vendors. The one in the tent has this year's items. The other is the one with the party hat and will have all previous year items for Bush Bucks.

    • What contributes to my 100% progress?
      You need 200 plays of any combo of the games to get 100%. Just whack up tickets to play the games, and turn in quests to get tickets as well.

    • Why do I want to ask friends for help?
      It helps you rig the game and improve your chances of getting 8 tokens.

    • 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.

    • Where can I see progress on the Dunking Achievement?
      Click on the inventory icon and then click on the Achievements list (gold star). Look for the ones listed above in that list.