April 28th, 2015
BW2 Cares: Red Panda for Canadian Red Cross 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Greetings Whackers,

In the wake of the Nepal earthquake, we at Codename Entertainment have decided to give back. We have a special Red Panda pet on sale right now. 100% of our proceeds from all sales of this adorable little critter will go to the Canadian Red Cross.

The Canadian Red Cross takes part in local and international relief projects and is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. They deliver primary health care programs, relief supplies, water and sanitation and shelter solutions to people affected by conflicts, natural disasters or other emergencies. To learn more, or find a local branch, check out their website.

The Red Panda will be on sale until Friday May 1st at Noon PDT.
April 25th, 2015
Mounts in BW2 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Hi Whackers!

Have you ever been whacking bushes and thought to yourself "Golly, it must be so tiring running everywhere"? Or had a burning desire to play polo with bushes and critters? Never fear Whackers, your days of walking are over!

Drum roll please! Mounts are now available in Bush Whacker 2!

As long as you've unlocked PAGAS, you can go on a quest to find an NPC that tames and raises mounts! After you meet him, he'll move to beside the well in the Commons. He'll teach you the secrets of mount whispering and gives you the know-how to tame one! Now you'll be able to whack in style while riding on your new mount!

Every mount starts with a speed bonus and a fixed odds bonus of some sort. As you level it up, it'll get a new random bonus! You can try to affect which random bonus your mount gets by feeding it special mount feed that you can find while whacking!

To celebrate this fantastic new feature, we have a premium mount on sale! Over the weekend, you can buy the unique Llama mount until Monday April 27th at Noon PDT.

Talk about the addition on the forums!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a mount?
    A mount is a new companion for you to ride and level up. It provides whacking bonuses for you that stack with your Pet, Trinkets and Runes.

  • How do I get a mount?
    First you'll need to find Clint and convince him to come to the Commons. You can get this quest as long as you've already brought PAGAS to the Commons. Once Clint has moved in, you can do a quest for him approximately every two weeks (13 days) to randomly tame one of three horse varieties. There will also be numerous premium mounts available to buy, starting with the Llama mount this weekend.

  • How do I equip my mount?
    You can find the mount selector in your inventory near your equipped hat, cape, and pet. Click on it and select your mount. You can also click the empty circle to unequip your mount.

  • How do I ride my mount?
    When you equip your mount, you will automatically be riding it. You will dismount for some interactions with NPCs and objects. At all other times, you can click the new Mount/Dismount button found beside the crop timer. Note that you will still receive all the bonuses from your equipped mount even if you choose to dismount.

  • How do mount bonuses work?
    Mounts provide bonuses to your whacking just like Pets, Trinkets, and Runes. Mounts have four potential bonuses they might earn when they level up. These are chosen randomly when the mount is tamed or purchased and again each time it levels up. When a mount levels up it picks one of the bonuses and adds that it its permanent bonuses. You can affect the odds of a potential bonus being chosen with Mount Feed.

  • What is the Mount Feed?
    There are 55 types of feed, which affect the 18 bonuses that can be obtained by your mount. There is a small version, which adds a little bit of chance that your mount gets that bonus; a large version which adds a much larger chance (approximately 4x small feed); and a pristine version which guarantees that bonus on level up. There is also a feed that lets you reroll all the potential bonuses the random generator will choose from when your pet levels up. There is no limit to the amount you can feed your mount, though without Pristine food you can never 100% guarantee a specific bonus will be rolled.

  • Where do I get Mount Feed?
    They will come randomly from satchel drops, bush whacks and harvesting crops. We may also include feed in premium packs in the future.

  • How do I feed my mount?
    You can feed your equipped mount directly from your inventory. Once you have some feed, simply load up your inventory and click the Mount Feed tab. Note that you can only feed your mount feeds that will affect the four potential level-up bonuses your mount has. For example, if your mount doesn't already have a chance to get a Mana Odds bonus when it levels up, you can't feed it something that would increase it's chance to roll the Mana Odds bonus.

  • How does my mount level up?
    Just like pets, they level up from whacking bushes, but they require more experience than pets per level.

  • Can I put my mount on my ranch when I'm not using it?
    Yes, Mounts can be placed on your ranch and will wander around exactly like pets.

  • Will I change mounts if I click on one that is on my ranch?
    In the future, yes, but not yet.

  • Can I have companions and mounts equipped at the same time?
    Yes! They are separate things!

  • Do I need to be riding my mount for it to gain experience?
    No, you just need to have it equipped.

April 23rd, 2015
BW2 New Feature Sneak Peek 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Here's a sneak peek of a brand-spanking new feature coming soon to enhance your playing of Bush Whacker 2!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it all of the above? Who knows!

We hope you enjoy its addition to the game!
April 22nd, 2015
Panda Costume Sale 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.
Tags: bw2, sale.


Hi Whackers!

It's peanut-butter Panda time! In celebration of Earth Day, we're having a Panda Outfit sale! You get the whole Panda costume (a whopping 6 pieces of gear!) to mix and match with all your other custom items, plus 100 Bush Bucks and a VIP voucher! Because who doesn't want to look like an adorable little panda?

This sale will run until Friday April 22 @ Noon PDT.
April 18th, 2015
Bush Whacker 2 Turns 3! 


Hi Whackers!

It's time to celebrate! It's our third anniversary! In case you haven't noticed the cake in the Commons yet (where the Theatre is/will be), it's there for you to grab a piece! It offers 100% of your max energy and can be saved and used any time! Plus get a cake to decorate your ranch and some Bush Bucks!

The cake will be around until Monday Apr 20 @ Noon PDT.

Plus to celebrate the anniversary, we're having a Bush Bucks sale! Until Monday Apr 20th at Noon PDT, get 33% more Bush Bucks on any purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! And on any purchase of Bush Bucks, you get a companion Justin, the lead Bush Whacker 2 developer, to help you on your whacking adventures! Don't click him too much and make him angry though...




We'd join you in a slice, but we're still getting over our cake coma from the office party.


Erika's pretty cake for BW2's birthday.


Justin showing it off. Hurray for 3 years!


Make a wish Bush Whacker 2!


Dishing up the cake!


A piece disappears too fast.

Thanks to all our dedicated Whackers, old and new, for getting us to this awesome milestone!
April 17th, 2015
Time To Get Taller 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Good things come in threes! Get your hardhat and construction vest on! It's building time!

Ed and Larry are ready for your help expanding the Commons Skyscraper with a third floor! This time it's Codename Entertainment's office annex! Yup, in case you've never been to the Flux and want to see how Justin imagines the CNE offices should be, now you can*! (*If you have finished the previous building quests for the skyscraper.)

Once it gets taller, each of the CNE staff will have a quest for you to do, because it's no good opening an office without things to decorate it! Once you help everyone out there'll be rewards aplenty!

Talk about the new heights on the forum!
April 15th, 2015
All-New Seed Sale! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Farmer MacDonald has gotten his hands on some new seeds, available for a limited time only! SuperFruit gives 160 energy per seed and takes 16 hours to grow. SuperWheat takes the same amount of time to grow, but rewards 800 gold instead. Each pack contains 200 seeds; that's 32,000 energy or 160,000 gold respectively!

This sale will run until Friday April 17th at Noon PDT.

Q&A

Can I improve these seeds with my crop splicer?
No, these seeds are already awesome, and cannot be spliced.

Do they count for Big Gold and Big Fruit?
Yes
April 10th, 2015
The Secondary Caldera Conundrum 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Investigator Kaine is back in an all-new mystery! And he's inviting you along for the fun!

If you have surfaced from the watery depths after finding the Mer-booty, you can dry off in the Volcano! Investigator Kaine has been tasked with trying to stop another caldera from forming and blowing away the poor people of Pompeii. Talk to the Town Crier to get started if you've completed the primary quest in the Volcano area ("The Ring").

Plus, to mark the 12th Kaine mystery, we're having a sale! From now until Monday, April 13th at Noon PDT you can pick up Kaine's clothes, his trusty detective badge trinket (+10% Quest Item Odds), and an awesome brain in a jar for your ranch! These items can also be gifted by talking to friendly Sasha in the Commons.

Post your comments and questions on the forum!
April 2nd, 2015
Bush Whacker 2 Player Council 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Hi Whackers!

Today we're letting you know that we are now accepting applications for our first-ever Player Council for Bush Whacker 2!

The BW2 Player Council will be 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 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 Nate 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 10th.


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 2nd, 2015
Nate Energy Drink Sale! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.
Tags: bw2, sale, nate.


From now until Friday April 3 at Noon PDT, you can buy a Nate Energy Drink pack! The pack contains 5 Energy Drinks that give you 250% energy and can be saved for later use, 100 Bush Bucks, and a VIP Voucher! Plus, when you use the energy drink, you will turn into NATE for 24 hours! All that for only $20!