August 19th, 2016
Doggy Paddle the Summer Away! 
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!



New for 2016!
We've added 6 new quests for 2016! Learn more about dog care and help a mysterious detective with a mini dog related mystery.

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are 10 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2016 event:

Achievements Returning for 2016:
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.

Added/Changed for 2016:
Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016.

We have 3 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.

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

Previous Years' Pets Available for Bush Bucks

Dinmont Terrier - Increases the odds to win Event Items by up to 20%!
Kay-9 - Up to 25% of Nothing wins will turn into Gold!
Summer Bulldog - Up to 25% of Nothing wins will turn into Hearts (random energy, power)!
Hot Dog Wiener - Increases your chance to win event turn-in items by up to 20%!
Firefighter Dalmatian - Gives you up to a 20% chance to double non-multiplied power wins!
Corgi - Gives you up to a 20% chance to double non-multiplied mana wins!
2013 Wiener Dog - Increases your chance to win event turn-in items by up to 20%!

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

The event will run until Friday September 2nd at Noon PDT.
July 22nd, 2016
It's Summer Carnival Time in BW2! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Summer Carnival Event 2016

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! (Platforms without Friend functionality are balanced accordingly.)

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

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

The dunk tank makes a triumphant return this year! Can you dunk all 8 helpless Bushwhackian residents? This year, 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! Help them all cool off!

New for 2016
We've added 6 new quest to the event! Look for them to start as it unfolds! Did you know that Pete the Carney (the clown posted at the entrance to the event zone, had a brother?

And all that bush whacking must make you hot. I wonder how you could cool down....

Event Achievements- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are up to 14 possible achievements that can be picked up during the Summer Carnival 2016 event, depending on your game history.

Achievements Returning in 2016:
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!

Added/Changed for 2016
Carnival Compulsion - Purchase all the 2016 Carnival Event items.*

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

We have 5 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.

Pet Packs

New 2016 Pet Packs (Coming Soon)



Previous Year Pets (Available for Bush Bucks)



Unraveling Doll - Decreases your odds to win Nothing by up to 30%
Turtle Wagon - Up to 30% of your Nothing wins will turn into Gold
Orangutan - Increases your odds to win Fruit(Energy) by up to 30%



Teddy Bear Car - Turns up to 25% of Nothing wins into Mana at Max Level
Carnie Pig - Increases Puzzle odds by up to 15% at Max Level
Stuffed Unicorn - Turns up to 25% of Nothing Wins into Energy at Max Level
Nate Duck: Odds to win Nothing -30% at Max Level
Cotton Candy Duck: Nothing wins change to Energy by up to 25%
Gunslinger Duck: Nothing Wings change to Mana up to 25%


Post your celebration plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday August 5th at Noon PDT!

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, if you purchase 100 Bush Bucks or more, get a free mount! The sale runs until Monday July 25th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 11th 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.

May 2nd, 2016
2016 Gorgeous Garden Photo Contest 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Hi Whackers!

The Gorgeous Garden Contest starts today!

We want to see YOUR talented, artistic skills at gardening/art. It's super easy to get started, just start growing plants. When you've got enough, you can begin to lay out your designs in the event area. Once you've managed to get at least a D from each of the judges, you're golden for entering the contest!

How the Contest Works

When you're ready, talk to the photographer (he's got a yellow ! above his head) and have him take a picture of your fantasy garden. You can submit as many times as you would like, but only your most recent submission will get the votes. Each time you do submit a screenshot, your votes will reset to make it fair for everyone, so plan carefully! Submissions will be accepted until *Friday, May 13th, 2016, - Noon PDT.*

You Get to Vote!

YOU get to vote too! The coveted 'User's Choice' award is picked by the Bush Whacker Community, and has a prize of 50 Bush Bucks! You can vote for as many submissions as you like, and at the end of the event the top submission as voted by YOU the players will be awarded the prize.

Notes about Voting!
  • Asking to visit the contest or the voting page no longer takes you outside the game; it simply loads the contest/voting page over top it! Finished voting? You can easily return to the event area by clicking "Back to Game" at the bottom of the screen. Easy as pie!

  • Can't decide between two layouts? That’s ok! You now have a way to say "Next Please," and two new images will be loaded up for you!

  • Tired of seeing the same layouts previously? We've improved the system, you should see the same layouts repeated far more infrequently now.

You can vote until *Friday, May 13, 2016 @ Noon PDT.*

And the CNE winners are...

At the end of the event, the entire Codename Entertainment Studio will review the submissions and choose their favourites, with 3 lucky players per platform being awarded prizes of 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks for first, second and third. All winners will be published in the blog when we've made our decision.

Start Growing!

Post questions and comments here!
April 1st, 2016
Chat with Erika about BW2! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.
Tags: bw2, community.

Hi Whackers!

Thank you for bearing with us during the growing pains of releasing Crusaders. As it was an unexpectedly a massive success which created many chat rooms and communities to keep track of, our community management efforts have been strained.

We realise that part of your enjoyment of Bush Whacker 2 is seeing us at Codename in chat, and we know that this hasn't been happening as much as we would like. So, we're going to try something new.

Instead of Erika spending time in chat at unannounced points throughout the week, we'll schedule a specific time each week for her to spend an hour in Facebook chat and one hour in Big Fish chat for Bush Whacker 2, answering your questions directly (assuming the information is available, of course). This way the community will know exactly when they can connect with Erika in chat.

If you can't be online to talk to her live during those times, you can still always post questions and suggestions on the Codename, Kongregate and Big Fish forums, and request technical support through the ticket system, as usual.

Starting the week of April 12th, Erika will be in Bush Whacker 2 chat on Facebook every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time and on Big Fish every Friday, 2-3pm Pacific Time.
May 13th, 2015
Introducing the BW2 Player Council 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Hi Whackers!

Here are your Bush Whacker 2 Player Council members! Over the next year, they will participate in quarterly meetings with us at Codename Entertainment to give us meaningful feedback on different areas of the game and their thoughts on potential upcoming features.

From Facebook:
  • Susan Martin
  • Jason Leslie
  • Erin Sayers
  • Julia Johnston
  • Dylan Jay Smith
From Big Fish Games
  • Thaliamin
  • TrueAmerican
  • TexasYankee
  • azzazzellice
  • deborah.g
From Kongregate
  • Pile2209
  • TsukasaWM
From Armor Games
  • Dovahkiin117_2nd
We appreciate their willingness to join and their passion and knowledge of Bush Whacker 2.

Congratulate them on the forums!
May 9th, 2014
Amicus Island: It takes a Community to build a Casino 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Baron Von Casino and his daughter, Baroness Gambly have decided to sponsor a building project on Amicus Island - with your help of course. But there is so much wood needed, it's going to take a Community of Dedicated Players to build this thing!

Working together with your fellow players to collect scrap lumber and turn it in daily, and contribute to the total amount needed to turn Baron Von Casino's vision into reality.
Each platform will work independently to collect and turn in the needed amount of scrap lumber. Once a community has gathered the necessary lumber, the Casino will open for all players on that platform!

Get to the collecting!

Got questions? We bet you do - post them here!
April 18th, 2014
Bush Whacker 2 is turning TWO! 

Bush Whacker 2 has been out for 2 years? Crazy!
To celebrate, this weekend the Devs are hanging out in the Commons along with a big cake. Click the cake for a tasty anniversary present!
April 1st, 2014
The Flight of the Bushes! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Breaking News:

Due to immense political, social, and economic pressure from center-leaning anti-whacking groups, we've been forced to remove Bush Whacking from Bush Whacker. Now, instead of being whacked, bushes will simply run away when you approach them. We hope you enjoy this new, completely real and permanent change to the game.

Post your outrage to the forums here.