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July 8th
Idle Champions: Summer Spectacular 2022 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for our fifth annual Summer Spectacular filled with events, daily rewards, and the excitement of The Black Pits!

Summer Spectacular

Our Fifth Annual Summer Spectacular begins Wednesday July 13th at 12pm Pacific! Log in to Idle Champions for seven days of in-game rewards you will get just for playing the game!

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Daily Rewards

Daily Rewards

Every day during the Summer Spectacular you can log in and open a new Summer Chest, but each chest is only available for 24 hours! Every chest contains five awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures. Once you have claimed at least four daily Summer Chests, you unlock the bonus prize: Gladiator Minsc! This bonus includes an epic new skin for Minsc, a new Feat, and 5 Gold Chests!

Dungeons & Dragons Gladiator Minsc

Twitch Streams

We're celebrating not just in-game, but on our Twitch channel! Our streaming schedule is filled with fantastic shows, some returning favorites, and a very special three-part epic event you won't want to miss! Tune in, enjoy the streams, and pick up a code for Gladiator Tatyana!

Dungeons & Dragons Gladiator Tatyana

Idle Champions Presents: The Black Pits

Dungeons & Dragons The Black Pits Renown entertainer Baeloth Barrityl has convinced, cajoled, and conspired to get many of his acquaintances to sign up for a stint in the Black Pits of the Underdark. Now that they're under contractual obligation, the Champions must work together as they go through Baeloth's gauntlet of challenges. After all, it's all in good fun, entertainment, and a good cause...right?

Mark Meer takes the Dungeon Master seat for this three-part epic event, featuring players B. Dave Walters, Erin M. Evans, Jim Zub, Becca Scott, Adam Bradford, and Meagan Kenreck! Tune in 9am Pacific on July 13th, 14th, and 15th to our Twitch channel to cheer on your favorite gladiators as they battle for fame and fortune in The Black Pits!

Gem Shop Updates

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Gem Shop Update Our Gem Shop has been updated with some exciting new items! Check out the epic armor on Prismeer Nayeli and Mechsuit Nova, or celebrate the Court of the Raven Queen with Shadowfell Orkira, Shadowfell Baeloth, and Shadowfell Shaka!

Find out all the details in-game!
March 3rd
COTLI: Sunsetting FAQ 


Recently we announced the sunsetting of Crusaders, and we've been getting some questions related to this announcement. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
  • Q: What does sunsetting mean in this context?
    • A: It means the game will no longer receive new content updates. The game servers will be kept running as long as we are able to.

  • Q: How long is long?
    • A: We've had game servers running from 6 to 12 years (Egg Breaker 1) for games out of production so far, so you've got years to keep playing Crusaders.

  • Q: Why are you sunsetting Crusaders?
    • A: Live service games like Crusaders require a fairly large community to support the development of them. While this community is great, sadly the support to provide the resources that Crusaders needs to continue running in a sustainable manner is no longer there, and so we've made the decision to stop live servicing the game.

  • Q: Is there a hail mary situation for keeping the game alive?
    • A: No, now that we've come to this decision, we won't be reversing it.

  • Q: Will you sell the game base?
    • A: No, we will not be entertaining offers of purchasing the game.

  • Q: Will you make an offline version or allow community mods?
    • A: No, this is not something we'll be offering.

  • Q: What will happen with the Golden Epics?
    • A: All non-DLC Golden Epics will be added to the Challenge Token store and the Flash Sale pool lists up to the one released with the April 8th, 2022 weekend promo. Those will be all the Golden Epics that exist in the game.

  • Q: What about the Desert Bus Crusaders?
    • A: The Desert Bus Crusaders were part of donations made to Desert Bus while their campaign was running. We won't be partnering with Desert Bus for Crusaders in future, so what players have, they have. The Crusaders or their recipes won't be offered through other means.

  • Q: What about the Yogscast/Search for Simon event?
    • A: It will not be re-running, and we will be hiding the related achievements for all players.

  • Q: What about the Tier 5 kill 10,000 monster achievements?
    • A: We will be hiding these achievements for all players as part of the final content updates.

  • Q: Will purchases still be available after the last content update?
    • A: Yes, we'll be keeping purchases enabled. Players will be able to purchase flash sales, the packs, the chests and the dungeon pass if they wish to.

  • Q: What is happening with the weekend buffs?
    • A: The final weekend buff will be the weekend of Friday, April 8th, 2022. We won't be rerunning these or randomly choosing 5 Crusaders to be buffed. We'll be changing the Weekend Warrior talent to something else, now that Crusaders won't be buffed.

  • Q: Will codes given in the weekly Champions of Psychology live stream continue to work in Crusaders and award a Runic Chest?
    • A: The chest codes from Champions of Psychology will only continue to work in Crusaders for the episodes airing before the May 4th, 2022 final content update.
February 25th
BW2: Return of the Butterfly Garden Gathering! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

By Bush Whackers, For Butterflies

The butterflies are out there somewhere, and this weekend's visitor is looking to attract them to the event area! This is their third visit, so complete their tasks and get another of their 5 butterfly companions!

Head to the event area in the Commons to get started. Attract different species to the event area in two ways:
1 - Help Harrow in the event area with her quests, unlocking at Noon PST (UTC-8) on Saturday and Sunday. There are 2 species to unlock this way.
2 - Collect Rare Flowers! You can do this after completing Harrow's first quest, available on Friday. There are 3 species to unlock this way, which will be much more challenging to get!

At the end of this colourful quest, you'll get to choose a butterfly companion from the different species you attract.

You have until noon on Monday February 28th to attract as many as you can, and you'll have until noon on Tuesday March 1st to choose one as a companion. Good luck!

Grow the Mandrake Community

While you're there, don't forget to check out the new Mingle Mandrake pet! The more there are, the higher the max level bonus is for everyone who has one! It's only available until Monday February 28th, so grab one and help everyone get the most powerful pet while you can! Talk to the floral visitor in the event area for updates on the bonus.

Read the Release Notes!
June 4th, 2021
BW2: Return of the Butterfly Garden Gathering! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

By Bush Whackers, For Butterflies

The butterflies are out there somewhere, and this weekend's visitor is looking to attract them to the event area! This is their third visit, so complete there tasks and get another of their 5 butterfly companions!

Head to the event area in the Commons to get started. Attract different species to the event area in two ways:
1 - Help Harrow in the event area with her quests, unlocking at noon on Saturday and Sunday. There are 2 species to unlock this way.
2 - Collect Rare Flowers! You can do this after completing Harrow's first quest, available on Friday. There are 3 species to unlock this way, which will be much more challenging to get!

At the end of this colourful quest, you'll get to choose a butterfly companion from the different species you attract.

You have until noon on Monday June 7th to attract as many as you can, and you'll have until noon on Tuesday June 8th to choose one as a companion. Good luck!

Fill the Vastness of Space

While you're there, don't forget to check out the new Space Whale pet! The more there are, the higher the max level bonus is for everyone who has one! It's only available until Monday June 7th, so grab one and help everyone get the most powerful pet while you can! Talk to the spacy human in the event area for updates on the bonus.

Read the Release Notes!
January 29th, 2021
BW2: Return of the Butterfly Garden Gathering! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

By Bush Whackers, For Butterflies

The butterflies are out there somewhere, and this weekend's visitor is looking to attract them to the event area! This is their second visit, so complete there tasks and get your 2nd of their 5 butterfly companions!

Head to the event area in the Commons to get started. Attract different species to the event area in 2ways:
1 - Help Harrow in the event area with her quests, unlocking at noon on Saturday and Sunday. There are 2 species to unlock this way.
2 - Collect Rare Flowers! You can do this after completing Harrow's first quest, available on Friday. There are 3 species to unlock this way, which will be much more challenging to get!

At the end of this colourful quest, you'll get to choose a butterfly companion from the different species you attract.

You have until noon on Monday February 1st to attract as many as you can, and you'll have until noon on Wednesday February 3rd to choose one as a companion. Good luck!

Strengthen the Smolder Horses!


Smoldering Intensifies

While you're there, don't forget to check out the new Smolder Horse pet! The more there are, the higher the max level bonus is for everyone who has one! It's only available until Monday February 1st, so grab one and help everyone get the most powerful pet while you can! Talk to the smoldering fellow in the event area for updates on the bonus.

Read the Release Notes!
March 6th, 2020
BW2: Coppers of the Creature Collector Mini Event! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Coppers of the Creature Collector

The eccentric Creature Collector has returned to the Commons, this time with mounts! And they've been upgraded to a mini event!

Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday the 11th 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 at noon on Wednesday the 11th. 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.

Train hard, Bush Whackers!

Note: The VIP "Quest Reset" power will no longer reset these mini event quests, and they will not be affected by the Time Turner and Timey Whimey Watch. Those who made use of them before we made the change won't get their progress removed.

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 mount collection. Snag those old-school mounts you're missing out on!
February 21st, 2020
BW2: Coppers of the Creature Collector Limited Time Quest! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Coppers of the Creature Collector

The eccentric Creature Collector has touched down in the Commons! Help them train one of three unique creatures so the collector might see its full potential.

You have until noon on Tuesday the 25th to complete the collector's four daily quests and level up your chosen creature, earning Creature Coppers to spend in their unique store! After noon on Wednesday the collector will be taking their creature back, unless you adopt it by purchasing its corresponding pet pack.

When you hand in the main quest, you'll receive a unique collectable reward! Stay tuned to find out!

Train hard, Bush Whackers!

Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria

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 companions you're missing out on!
January 3rd, 2020
BW2: Salt Desert Quest Hub 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Trouble is brewing in the Desolate Salt Desert, and an adventurous historian is looking for answers! Join her delve into desolation, as she establishes a new Quest Hub, featuring its own story quest chain, dailies, store, and more! If you've retrieved the Corroded Stalagmite from the Salt Palace Grounds, you can start this new adventure at the Town Crier!

This update includes a whole swath of new story quests, dailies, store items, and hidden secrets! Top-up your waterskin and start the adventure!

The Town Crier will let you know when enough time has passed to pick up the continuing story quests. As you finish the story parts, you'll unlock new daily quests to do!

Choose carefully though, because once you've started these daily quests, you won't be able to do any Cera Altepetl, Explorer's Camp, Sanctuary, or Cloudland daily quests for the next 20 hours.

Completing the Daily Quests will award you Vilu Tender, which can be used to buy a plethora of exciting custom items and treats from the Salty Cenote Supply store once it's been unlocked.

Chat about it on the forum!

Happy Whacking!
October 4th, 2019
BW2: Fairly Mischievous Fairies Limited Time Event! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The barrier between Faerie and Bushwhackia is thin this weekend, and it's allowing a variety of trickster fairies to run amok!

Head to the Old Man Tree in the Event Area in the Commons to get started! The fairies gathered there will ask you to send the fairies back home.

The fairies will come in three waves, each wave starting at noon each day this weekend. Don't forget to get the quest from the fairies in the event area! You'll be awarded Fairy Dust for completing each wave, which you can spend on opportune items the fairies keep in the Old Man Tree.

Outside of the main three waves, you'll occasionally find Forest Fairies wandering the fields. When you whack any fairy, there's a chance it will drop Fairy Dust. Forest Fairies will drop more Fairy Dust than the others.

If you're a veteran player in search of a challenge, don't worry! More items in the store will unlock after you've bought the initial set. You can amass as much Fairy Dust as you have the patience for, and spend it on the other items that become available.

You've got until noon on Monday October 7th to make the most of this opportunity.

Pro-Tip! Reducing your Nothing Odds will increase your chances of finding Fairy Dust when you whack a fairy.

Discuss on the forums!

Redeem this code before noon on Monday October 7th for 1 free Large Energy Pack: TROU-BLES-OMEF-AIRY
May 24th, 2019
BW2: Butterfly Garden Gathering! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The butterflies are out there somewhere, and this weekend's visitor is looking to attract them to the event area!

Head to the event area in the Commons to get started. Attract different species to the event area in 2ways:
1 - Help Harrow in the event area with her quests, unlocking at noon on Saturday and Sunday. There are 2 species to unlock this way.
2 - Collect Rare Flowers! You can do this after completing Harrow's first quest, available on Friday. There are 3 species to unlock this way, which will be much more challenging to get!

At the end of this colourful quest, you'll get to choose a butterfly companion from the different species you attract.

You have until noon on Monday May 27th to attract as many as you can, and you'll have until noon on Tuesday May 28th to choose one as a companion. Good luck!

While you're there, don't forget to check out the new Duck Mounts!
- The Blue Duck mount is available for a limited time with your first Bush Buck purchase of $10 or more!
- The Pekin Duck and Mallard Duck mounts are available in separate Mount Package Deals, containing the mount and some Pristine Feed Vouchers, Bush Bucks, and a VIP Voucher.
These deals end at noon on Monday May 27th!

Discuss on the forums!