August 30th
BW2: August 30th, 2018 Release Notes 
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Gratuity Leveling Update (August 30st, 2018)

- Added Gratuity Leveling for players when they reach the Max Level. Look for the new gold bar filling over the normal purple XP bar!

Details:
- Can now collect XP from whacking while at current Max Level.
- Filling the gold bar will now let you "level up" while at Max Level, which will give you a “Gratuity Level”, which will refill your energy bar.
- You will need room to gain the energy, or have the VIP power Leveller's Boon enabled.

- Added 6 new Achievements to the General category regarding Gratuity Levels.

- Fixed the Honey Pool Mini Golf Piece ranch item not showing properly in the Ye Isle Puttery Boutique store.

- Fixed the visual offset of the Honey Pool Mini Golf Piece when rotated vertically.

- Fixed some wall banners in Secret Area 83 getting cut off.

- Fixed not being able to place items close to the fence left of the Ranch entrance when using the Winter theme.

- Made progress on the next major area content update!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
August 24th
BW2: August 24th, 2018 Release Notes 
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Misc Update (August 24th, 2018)

- Can now rotate the Display Stand ranch item to enable placement of smaller items onto it, centered properly.

- Put some ranch items from the Jungle to the Salt Desert update into the existing inventory categories.

- Can now buy Salt Desert Part 1 ranch item winnables after you’ve found them.

- Allowed more tile ranch items on the mini golf course.

- Swapped reveals in Field 4 of the Chromatic Pools to allow you to reach the blocker sooner.

- You can now ask each Derringer how much longer until you can craft a new rune/recipe.

- Adjusted some map nodes to better see the completion flags.

- Fixed the Meteor Crystal and Ruby Crystal trinkets being hidden after you craft the Mystical Monkey Skull and Mummified Monkey trinkets, respectively. This would cause them to re-show after you craft the Nomad’s Star trinket if you had never bought them beforehand.

- Fixed a minor issue in the Engulfed Coppice where the second hidden hedge would always be shown if you went down a particular path.

- Fixed friend images showing as "loading..." on the requests and event rigging dialogs for any platform that's not Facebook.

- Made progress on the next major area content update!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
August 17th
BW2: Dog Days of Summer 2018 Edition 
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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!

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.

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

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!



New for 2018!
Can now send Dog Treat Gifts to friends, which contains random energy, mana, power, and something special for the duration of the event. These items do not expire and function like the Wrapped Presents from Christmas.

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are 15 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2018 event:

Achievements Returning for 2018:
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.

Added/Changed for 2018:
Good Dog Goods - Purchase all the custom items for 2018.*

We have 4 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.

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

Celebrate the end of summer and all things dog on the forums!

The event will run until Friday August 31st at Noon PDT.
August 17th
BW2: August 17th, 2018 Release Notes 
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Dog Days Event 2018 Update (August 17th, 2018)

- Updated the Dog Days Event for 2018
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 3 new pets available to permanently adopt from August 24th to August 27th
- Can now send Dog Treat Gifts to friends, which contains random energy, mana, power, and something special for the duration of the event. These items do not expire and function like the Wrapped Presents from Christmas.

- Added Fenrir Mount promo (free with your first BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)

- Made progress on the next major area content update!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
August 8th
BW2: Generation 9 Pets are Here! 
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Gotta find 'em all! A new selection of cute and scaly critters are now available to be your companions!

Those weirdly random abandoned eggs scattered all over Bushwachkia have been switched up and all new pets are ready to hatch when you accept the "Find an Egg" quest from Misty. She will also have all the Generation 8 eggs available to purchase for Bush Bucks during the "Find an Egg" quest.


Other changes to Misty and Hank for Generation 9:
  • Misty will no longer let players abandon Gen 8 pet eggs that they are hatching (they're now too rare). Only current generation pet eggs can be abandoned during hatching. Please note that if you're in the middle of hatching a pet, then that egg will still hatch into whatever pet it would have been before.

  • Generation 8 pet eggs can now be found in Quester's Satchels (with the same limitations as the Generation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 eggs, which will still be available in satchels as well.) Generation 8 pet eggs are now more expensive to buy with DNA in the PAGAS store.

  • Hank now sells a random assortment of hatched level 1 Generation 9 pets (instead of Generation 8) for Bush Bucks in his pet store.

PAGAS changes for Generation 9:
  • Generation 9 pet eggs are available to buy with DNA in the PAGAS store, once you have hatched at least five (5) Generation 9 pets.

  • The Pet Progress dialog now includes Generation 9 pets. Another 10 new pets that all players can unlock!


And now, without further ado, the information you've all been waiting for:

Generation 9 Pets:
  • Angler Fish
  • Arctic Fox
  • Blood spider
  • Brachiosaurus
  • Kiwi
  • Maine Coon
  • Narwhal
  • Scorpion
  • Sea Monster
  • Woolly Mammoth
Comment on the new additions on the forum!
August 8th
BW2: August 8th, 2018 Release Notes 
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Generation 9 Pets (August 8th, 2018)

- 10 new pets are now in rotation for Misty’s pet raising quests!

- Added 7 new unique variations of the generation 9 pets to the PAGAS egg store.

- Space, Period, and Single Quote characters now allowed in pet/mount names.

- Fixed older trinkets becoming available after crafting the Nomad’s Star mega-combine trinket.

- Fixed some Secret Bonus Areas not counting towards the related achievements.

- Added unlock quests and achievement to Cloud King’s Castle area progress.

- Made progress on the next major area content update!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
August 1st
BW2: New Areas! Enter the Salt Desert 
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Hi Whackers!

Who's done with being waterlogged from the humidity in the High Jungle? Do you need to escape that lush environment and dry off? Well, it's time to enter the Salt Desert.

If you've completed the Cera Alepetl Boundary to 100%, you can now head South out the bottom exit to begin your journey. Three new zones await your well-honed bush whacking skills in this first part of the Salt Desert.

This content update includes:
  • Three brand-new salty areas to explore!
  • Level cap increase to 420!
  • New Trinkets!
  • New secrets to discover!
  • Part 2 to be released soon!


Document your adventures on the forums, and share tips with your fellow players!

Check out all the changes released since our last update in today's release notes blog.
August 1st
BW2: August 1st, 2018 Release Notes 
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Salt Desert Area Update (August 1st, 2018)

- Added part 1 of 2 of the next major content area: The Salt Desert! It includes:
- 3 new zones, each with 5 fields, and 5 quests
- 5 new secret bonus areas
- 42 pieces per puzzle
- Continuation of the main story
- New trinkets (Only half of the Flux 19.0 trinkets are in this update. The rest will be included in the next area update!)
- And more!

Additional Changes

- Added 14 new items to buy in the Flux Store and the Burglary Boutique.

- Changed the description of the Scuba Dunk achievement to better fit the achievement dialog.

- Fixed broken reveal in Sturdy Stone Structure quest reveal.

- Fixed broken reveal for Bramble Blocker in the Forest Detour.

- Fixed the hat tutorial focus circle not pointing at the right spot in the tutorial at the beginning of the game.

- Fixed the Friend Helps bar looking weird.

- The strong-whacker game now only drains the amount of power required for the current whack, instead of all of it (if your max power is higher than the daily requirement.)

- Removed the area progress from the Cloud King’s Castle, since the daily quests repeatedly popping up the progress was annoying.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!