February 24th
New Buff! Legendary Hype Weekend 

Legendary Crafting is coming soon! It's so close we can taste it! Can you feel the hype?! We're buffing some of your Crusaders because WE'RE SO PUMPED! Hype!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday February 27th.

  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark Ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! Ability +200%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - All DPS +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - All Gold Find +200%
  • Broot - I am Broot Abilities +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Legendary Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Broot if you've unlocked him.)
February 21st
Legendary Gear... Coming Soon! 


Legendary Gear is coming to Crusaders of the Lost Idols... but how do you get it and what does it do? Keep reading to find out.

Legendary Gear is the ultimate equipment. In addition to a massively enhanced base bonus, twice as big as the epic equivalent, each piece of Legendary Gear comes with a whole new unique Legendary Effect that could completely switch up your formation. What's more, that effect can be leveled up indefinitely as long as you've got the crafting material to do so.





Getting Legendary Gear

There are a couple of things you'll need before you can get a piece of Legendary Gear. The first is the Epic version of the item you want. Crafting will make it easier to get specific Epics, but in general Jeweled Chests are your primary source for Epic items.

The second thing you'll need is a Legendary Catalyst. Legendary Catalysts are new random drops from Jeweled Chests. They can also be obtained via rare Missions. They are consumed when you craft Legendary items. The number of Legendary Catalysts you need depend on how much Legendary Gear you're crafting at once. The first piece of gear will only take one Legendary Catalyst, but each piece of gear after that will take 66% more Catalysts, rounded to the nearest whole number. Every week after your first Legendary craft, the number of Catalysts required will decrease by 50%, to a minimum of one. Basically this is a long-winded way of saying if you want to craft more than one Legendary Item per week, it's going to cost you extra Catalysts.

But that's it! If you've got the Epic item you want to upgrade and the required number of Catalysts, you can simply click a button to upgrade your piece of Epic gear to a piece of Legendary gear, increasing its bonus and gaining access to its Legendary Effect.





Upgrading Legendary Gear

The power spike doesn't stop there. Once you have a piece of Legendary Gear you can upgrade its Legendary Effect by spending Crafting Material. You can choose to use Common, Uncommon, Rare, or Epic material, based on whatever you have lying around. The amount of material it takes increases with each level. It's worth it, however, as the Legendary Effect doubles with each Legendary Level.

Oh, About Golden Epics...

For those of you with Golden Epics, don't dismay. You won't lose the Golden benefit when you upgrade to Legendary tier. All Golden Epics can be turned into Golden Legendaries for the same cost as upgrading a normal Epic to a Legendary. In addition, if you don't have a Golden Epic and craft a Legendary in its slot, a future flash sale may offer you the Golden Legendary directly.

So... release date?

We anticipate Crafting and Legendary Gear being released sometime in the next month or so, but as always we want to note that things could change unexpectedly, even the design itself. We'll keep you updated as we get closer to the launch!
February 17th
Weekend Buff! Heart's Thaw 

Even enemies with the most frozen hearts are warmed by all the lovely love floating around. Regardless, here are some buffs to help you kill them.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday February 20th.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party Ability +200%
  • Khouri the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion Abilty +200%
  • Sarah the Collector - Base DPS +400%
  • Mister the Monkey - All Gold Find +200%
  • Rocky the Rockstar - All DPS +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Thawing Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mister the Monkey and Rocky the Rockstar if you've unlocked them.)
February 14th
Crusaders Crafting... Coming Soon! 


Crafting is coming to Crusaders of the Lost Idols... but what exactly is it? Keep reading to find out.

Crafting will be a way to get specific gear for your Crusaders without having to get lucky while opening a chest. With the proper recipe and materials, you will be able to craft even the most epic gear. It's easier said than done, though, as gathering the materials and unlocking the recipe for the piece of gear you want isn't a walk in the park.


Gathering Material

Crafting material is obtained by disenchanting duplicate gear. Currently, disenchanted gear turns into Enchantment Points for your Crusaders, which passively increase their DPS. After the Crafting update, you will no longer get EP for duplicate gear. Instead, you'll gain a random amount of crafting material based on the rarity of the disenchanted item.

So how do you get EP for your Crusaders? Missions! Missions that award EP will be buffed considerably in terms of award and frequency so that you can still boost the EP of your favorite Crusaders to the same degree -- possibly even more so.

Crafting material drops will not be retroactive, so regardless of how much duplicate equipment you've found in the past, you'll keep the EP you earned from it and will still start your crafting stockpile from scratch just like everybody else.


Crafting Recipes

All players will start with the recipes for the Common and Uncommon gear for the initial 20 Crusaders. Crafting gear outside of that limited set will require you unlock additional recipes. How do you do that? Missions! New missions will appear en-masse to help you learn new recipes. Each successful mission will unlock one or more rare or epic recipes. Event crusader recipe missions will unlock all the common and uncommon recipes for specific crusaders once that crusader is unlocked, giving players a way to deck out their newly recruited event crusaders in basic gear, even outside of the event itself.

As with crafting material, recipes will not be awarded retroactively. Everyone will start on even footing when it comes to finding the rarest of recipes.

Legendary Gear

Crafting epic gear is certainly fine, but for those of you already drowning in purple gear, there will be something in this update for you as well. Tune in next week for more information about how players will obtain and upgrade Legendary Gear!

So... release date?

We anticipate Crafting and Legendary Gear being released sometime in the next month or so, but as always we want to note that things could change unexpectedly, even the design itself. We'll keep you updated as we get closer to the launch!
February 10th
New Weekend Buff: Love is in the Air!  
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Love is in the air. No, seriously, some crazy mage managed to aerosol 'love' and now it's just floating around everywhere, buffing random Crusaders.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday February 13th.

  • The Washed-up Hermit - Increase Base DPS +400%
  • Gold Panda - All Gold Find +200%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%
  • Momma Kaine - Conductivity Ability +200%
  • Sally the Succubus - Seduction Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Lovely Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Momma Kaine and Sally the Succubus if you've unlocked them.)
February 9th
Merci's Mix-Up 2017 

Love is in the air again and to celebrate the most romantic date in the calendar, we're relaunching the Merci's Mix-up event. This time with two new Tier 2 romantic leads and three new Tier 2 objectives.

It's time to get romantic. The Merci's Mix-up event runs from today through to February 21st at Noon PST. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Rocky and Sally to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Warwick the Warlock and Katie the Cupid.

New Tier Two Crusader: Warwick the Warlock.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Warwick the Warlock. This mischievous leprechaun replaces The Bush Whacker as the main clicker. At level 100, his ability Soul Harvest spreads the click damage to all enemies in a small radius around your click.

At level 400, Warwick unlocks Curse of Weakness where enemies damaged by your clicks take 100% more damage from your DPS for 5 seconds.

New Tier Two Crusader: Katie the Cupid.

When it comes to the business of love, opposites do attract. Katie the Cupid is all sweetness and light compared to Warwick. At level 150, she unlocks Cupid's Arrow and shoots a random enemy with a love arrow every 5 seconds for 200% Global DPS. At level 400 her Snugglin' ability gives +15% Gold Find for each adjacent male crusader, up to a maximum of 2 (Max 2x30% w/ Epic)

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Warwick and Katie, there are three more objectives to keep you busy.

New Tier Two Objective: The Bachelorette.

In The Bachelorette a bachelorette takes up a spot in your formation. Every 25 levels, she sends one bench seat packing (in a fixed order), making it unavailable in subsequent levels all the way to area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: It's Raining Men.

In the objective, It's Raining Men only male crusaders are allowed. That's it. Do your best Weather Girls impression and fend off all your new admirers to reach area 450.

New Tier Two Objective: The Cost of Love.

The final new Tier Two objective is The Cost of Love. Now Crusaders cost much more than normal and enemies drop less gold until you beat area 500.

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Valentines Silver and Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until February 21st at Noon PST to complete the event. Let Love Rule!
February 3rd
New Weekend Buff: The Big Game!  

Time for The Big Game! It's almost the end of a long, never-ending season of football. The Crusaders get a special weekend buff as they dig in for the final quarter.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday February 6th.

  • Sasha, the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark Ability +200%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail Ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All Gold Find +200%
  • Serpent King Draco - Base DPS +400%
  • Drizzle - Running Play, Lateral, and Hail Mary Abilities +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Big Game Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Drizzle and Draco if you've unlocked them.)
January 27th
New Weekend Buff: Pregame Warm-up! 

Don't just sit there! The big game is coming up soon! You've got to make sure you're warmed up and ready to kick ass!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday January 30th.

  • The Bush Whacker - Critical Click Chance +6%
  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate abilities +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - All Gold Find +200%
  • Prince Sal, the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • Groklok - Eligible Receivers, Gunslinger, and Defensive Team abilities +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Pregame Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Groklok if you've unlocked him.)
January 26th
Carnage Cup 2017 

Put on your cleats, Crusaders! It's time for the Carnage Cup: the most violent, the most painful, and by far the most exciting hand-egg ball competition in the whole universe! Recruit all four of the Carnage Cup Crusaders, including two brand new ones, as you throw, run, and kick your way to victory.

The tailgate party is underway and now the game begins starting today and running through to February 7th at Noon PST. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Groklok and Drizzle to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Karl the Kicker and Cindy the Cheer-Orc.

New Tier Two Crusader: Karl the Kicker.

Karl the Kicker takes up the same slot as Natalie Dragon and has some cool abilities in his kit bag. At level 50 Split the Uprights divides your DPS evenly between the front-most and back-most enemies (if there's only one enemy, it will take full normal damage; if two, each takes 50% of total DPS).

At level 400, Karl unlocks Play Of The Game where the back-most enemy takes an additional 40% damage (multiplicative; so front-most takes 50% of total DPS, back-most takes 70% of total DPS)

New Tier Two Crusader: Cindy the Cheer-Orc.

Cindy the Cheer-Orc has some cool abilities hidden in her pom-poms. At level 50, she unlocks Top of the Pyramid which will buff other Crusaders' DPS up to 25% per slot based on how far away they are from Cindy. At level 400 her Practice Makes Perfect ability increases the effect of Top of the Pyramid based on the area you've reached by 10% (multiplicative) per 50 areas.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Karl and Cindy, there are three more objectives to keep you busy.

New Tier Two Objective: Flag On The Play.

In Flag On The Play referees spawn as monsters, and when they die, they throw a flag on one of your Crusaders disabling their DPS and Formation Abilities for 30 seconds.

New Tier Two Objective: Stand By For This Important Word From Our Sponsor.

Stand By For This Important Word From Our Sponsor introduces TV sets interminably promoting various products you absolutely have to own. When a TV dies, you get a random positive or negative effect for a few seconds (e.g. reduced global DPS, reduced gold bonus, increased global DPS, or increased gold bonus).

New Tier Two Objective: Halftime Show.

The final new Tier Two objective is Halftime Show. A singer and several musical instruments take up space in your formation. The singer performs for 10 seconds every 10-20 seconds. Whenever the singer is singing, the deafening noise reduces your DPS by 99.99%. When she stops, your DPS returns at a rate of 5% per second.

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Carange Cup Silver and Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until February 7th at Noon PST to win the Championship and claim the Carnage Cup trophy. Go team!
January 20th
New Objectives & Ski Trip Weekend Buff  

Get your grinding shoes on, because this week's update adds sixteen new objectives via new tier 2 and tier 3 versions of all the Ready Player Two campaign objectives!

Whether you're dodging anvils, capturing Polkamans, or avoiding being backstabbed in the Video Game of Thrones, these new objectives are sure to challenge you! You'll need the Tier 2 or Tier 3 talent to play them, and many, many, many idols to defeat them. We've also added a new weekend buff event to help you get started. Good luck!

Here's a glimpse at some of the new objectives additions:

Glitch Out Tier 2


Formation slots are randomly glitched, disabling Crusaders in them to area 600.

Video Game of Thrones Tier 2


Every 10 seconds, a random Crusader in your formation is betrayed and killed all the way to area 600.

Couch Co-op Tier 3


Beat area 700 while using only four Crusaders at a time while enemies have significantly more health.

To help you through the tough new Tier 2 and 3 objectives, there's a weekend buff. Starting today, the five Crusaders below will receive boosts until Monday, January 23 at Noon PST.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Jason, the Master of Shadows - Gold Find +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • President Billy Smithsonian - Us Vs. Them ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Ski Trip Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for President Billy if you've unlocked him.)