August 2nd
COTLI: Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 2018 

Everything is ready, and The Crusaders of the Lost Idols Summer Games are about to begin again!

...and just like last year and the year before, the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Summer Games are the part of a nefarious plot. It looks like the Summer Games need to be protected by the Crusaders for a third time...

Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 2018 runs until Tuesday, August 14th at 12:00pm PDT, and introduces Dr. Evil, PhD!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Dr. Evil, PhD

Before the accident that turned him robotic, Dr. Evil would experiment on Crusaders, infecting them with viruses to increase their combat potential...

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier One and Two Crusaders by completing their respective Tier One and Two Objectives. Veronica, the Android Archer, Bubba, the Swimming Orc, The Gold Hound, and Milgrid the Mining Mage will be available to unlock while Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 2018 is live!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Dr. Evil, PhD | Dr. Evil takes up a slot and infects a random Crusader every 10 seconds. The infection disables the DPS and Formation Abilities of the affected Crusader. Lasts until you change areas. No effect in boss areas. Reach area 500.

  • Experiments in Robotics | Only Dr. Evil, PhD, The Goldhound, Milgrid the Mining Mage, The Bush Whacker, and Robot Crusaders can be used. Reach area 600.

  • Experiments in e.V.i.L | Only Crusaders with a V or L in their name can be used. Nate Dragon can also be used, because blowing up the world is kinda evil. Reach area 650.

  • Experiments in Steroids | Monsters move ten times faster, live for at least one second, and do double damage. Reach area 700.

  • Experiments in Difficulty | The areas get harder much faster. Reach area 175.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Games Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for Tier 2 and Tier 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, August 14 at 12:00pm PDT to complete Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 2018!
July 30th
COTLI: Third Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

It's our third anniversary! Tomorrow. Crusaders of the Lost Idols is turning three (!!!) years old. Maybe it's time we came out of Beta? Maybe not. But it is totally time to do another Anniversary Bash Giveaway!

We'll be giving away three days of rewards to our players in the form of codes from our Newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter, with a special BONUS reward for players who redeem all three! Huzzah!


Day One — Thrice the loot!

Starting Tuesday, July 31st, we'll be giving away some special goodies to Crusaders of the Lost Idols players, starting with a Special Anniversary Newsletter featuring Special Anniversary Loot!

Day Two — Crafty McCraftface

On Wednesday, August 1st, we will be sharing a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page. These rewards will be... 'crafty' ;)

Day Three — MOAR IDOLZ!

Finally, on Thursday, August 2nd, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page sure to be a big hit with any Idols fans.

BONUS — Hasta La Vista.

And did we mention that entering all three codes will immediately reward players with special Golden Epic equipment? We told you we'd be back!

July 19th
COTLI: A Song of Thrones 2018 

The Wolf King has arrived, hailing the beginning of winter. Or maybe winter is still coming. Either way, the winner of A Song of Thrones will be decided by you!

A Song of Thrones 2018 runs until Tuesday, July 31 at 12:00pm PDT, and introduces The Wolf King, our latest Crusader!

New Tier 3 Crusader: The Wolf King

A fearsome dire-wolf whose bite is worse than his bark.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier One and Two Crusaders by completing their respective Tier One and Two Objectives. Leerion, the Royal Dwarf, Brogon, Prince of Dragons, Robo Queen, and Zombie Winter will be available to unlock while A Song of Thrones 2018 is live!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit The Wolf King | The Wolf King takes up a slot in the formation and reduces your DPS by 2.5% (additive) each second. This effect resets when you change areas apart from boss areas. Reach area 500.

  • Dragonfire | Dragonfire appears in a random formation slot every 10 seconds, rapidly damaging whomever is in it. Zombie Winter, Roboqueen, the Wolf King, and Dragon Crusaders (including Nate and Natalie) are immune. Dragonfire lasts for 30 seconds or until you change areas. Reach area 600.

  • King of the Animals | Only animal Crusaders can be used. Reach area 650.

  • H-B-Uh-Oh | Every time an enemy is killed a random Crusader is stunned (DPS reduced to 0) for 5 seconds and gets a red ! icon over their head. The Wolf King is immune. Reach area 700.

  • Jam Packed Episode | All of the restrictions/effects from the Dragonfire, King of the Animals, and H-B-Uh-Oh objectives are active at once. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Thrones Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for Tier 2 and Tier 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, July 31 at 12:00pm PDT to complete A Song of Thrones 2018!
July 13th
COTLI: Idols Through Time, Tier 4 Objectives 

It's time to move through the ages again, as the Idols Through Time campaign is updated with Tier 4 versions of its objectives!

Not only do you have to tackle the obstacles introduced in the previous three tiers, but we've added these extra layers of diabolic blockers!

Idols Through Time Tier 4 Objectives

  • Don't Blink - A literal doctor takes up a slot in the formation and reduces the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 100% while you travel to area 1000.

  • Lost In Time - The relics blocking the slots now move around the formation every 50 areas and the reductions in DPS and Gold are increased to 90%. Reach area 1000.

  • Time-Lost Bosses - When a boss is killed, now FOUR Crusaders have their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled for 15 seconds. Reach area 1050.

  • Nostalgia Trip - Only the first 10 Crusaders are available to use. The reset ability is moved to Artaxes, the Lion. Reach area 1050.

  • Echoes - Reach area 1100 with only 2 formation slots available at the end, due to the ever increasing amount of Echoes in your formation.

  • Hamstrung - You cannot use Crusaders with the Supernatural tag, in addition to the other restricted tags, as you reach area 1100.

  • The Lost World - A sedated T-rex takes up a slot in your formation and must be escorted safely to the end. Unfortunately, if you don't beat an area in under 30 seconds, he goes on a rampage and kills all your Crusaders, sending you back one area. Reach area 1150 with your cranky guest.

  • Atrophy - The damage and gold reduction is now 4% per second, as you strive to reach area 1200.
June 28th
COTLI: Alien Invasion 2018 

Alien war. Alien war never changes. As massive motherships once again occupy our skies, it's time to take the fight to these alien overlords and cancel the apocalypse.

Alien Invasion 2018 runs until Tuesday, July 10 at 12:00pm PDT. Unlock Crusaders, battle aliens, and save the world!

New Tier 3 Crusader: First Lady Betty Smithsonian

First Lady Betty Smithsonian is a badass human Crusader buffer. Nobody can motivate troops or empower Crusader behaviour quite like her. The magnitude of her buff is increased by having certain tags in the formation.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier One and Two Crusaders by completing their respective Tier One and Two Objectives. President Billy Smithsonian, Kizlbylp, the Alien Traitor, Red, the Ace Pilot, and Slisyblyp, the Alien Scientist will be available to unlock while Alien Invasion 2018 is live!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit First Lady Betty Smithsonian | First Lady Betty Smithsonian takes up a slot in the formation. No human Crusaders can be used. Reach area 500.

  • First Contact | Only Human and Alien Crusaders can be used. Reach area 600.

  • Alien Circuitry | An alien bomb takes up a slot in the formation. You must complete each non-boss area within 30 seconds or it will explode, sending the party back one area. Reach area 650.

  • Strange Bedfellows | Three aliens take up slots in the formation, moving around every 50 areas and debuffing adjacent Crusader DPS by 50%. This debuff is additive, so two or more adjacent aliens will disable Crusader DPS. Reach area 700.

  • Abduction | Every 15 seconds one of your Crusaders is abducted from the formation for 60 seconds. During that time their formation abilities and DPS are disabled and they are "replaced" in the formation by an extremely unconvincing robot that decreases adjacent Crusader DPS by 90% (multiplicative). Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Independence Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for Tier 2 and Tier 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, July 10 at 12:00pm PDT to complete Alien Invasion 2018!
June 15th
COTLI: The Yogscast - Search for Simon 2 

Simon is missing! Again! It's time for the Crusaders to galavant about in search of their missing friend, and if they're lucky, they'll make a couple new friends along the way: Skeletom and the Game Goblin!

The Yogscast - Search for Simon 2 runs until Wednesday, June 27th at 12:00pm PDT. For more information, check out the How to Play / FAQ in-game!

New Tier 2 Crusaders: Skeletom & Game Goblin

Skeletom — Lord of all skeletons, Skeletom causes special random skeleton monsters to spawn. While alive or when killed, these skeletons offer different effects.

Game Goblin — The Game Goblin lives in a cave, slowly venturing out as you kill more and more monsters. Once he leaves the cave he tosses a bunch of games at monsters and offers some party buffs before retreating back inside.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Turps the Tasty and Sjin the Builder by completing the respective Tier One objectives!

Five New Tier 2 Objectives!

  • Recruit Skeletom | Skeletom takes up a slot in the formation. Three different skeletons spawn randomly: Exploding, Radioactive, and Regular. Reach area 300.

  • Recruit the Game Goblin | The Game Goblin takes up a slot in the formation and sits in his cave. Every time you get a kill he gets closer to the front of his cave, decreasing DPS by 5% (multiplicative). Once you reach 100 kills he leaves his cave for 5 seconds and decreases DPS By 100%. He then retreats back into his cave and resets his stacks. Reach area 300.

  • Gaming the System | Monsters can only be damaged by clicking, explosions, or projectiles. Reach area 400.

  • Grumpy Gamers | Only the Yogscast Crusaders and a random assortment of six other bench slots may be used. These random bench slots change every 50 areas. Reach area 450.

  • Going Viral | Whenever you get a kill, one random Crusader earns 6-10 stacks of a "Going Viral" effect, which increases their DPS by 10% per stack. Upon reaching 100 stacks, they gain the "Crash and Burn" effect for 15 seconds, reducing their DPS to 0. Reach area 500.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Jeweled YogsChests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Wednesday, June 27th at 12:00pm PDT to complete The Yogscast - Search for Simon 2!
June 7th
COTLI: Ready Player Two, Tier 4 

Starved for Rubies? Itching for something tougher than Tier 3? Look no further than this fresh batch of Tier 4 content for Ready Player Two! Eight new flavors of grueling goodness await you... if you're up for the challenge.

Ready Player Two Tier 4 Objectives

  • Couch Co-op — Every 15 seconds, a random Crusader in your formation is distracted by their cell phone for 10 seconds. Beat area 900.

  • No Items, Fox Only,... — If you don't beat an area or kill the fox within 30 seconds, you fail the area and are sent back one area. Does not apply to boss areas. Beat area 1000.

  • More Random Encounters — When killed, the randomly spawned boss mobs decrease your DPS by 75% for 60 seconds. Beat area 1000.

  • Glitch Out — Randomly spawned glitches reduce your DPS by 50% each while alive. Beat area 1000.

  • Video Game of Thrones — Quest requirements are quadrupled. Because you like waiting, right? Beat area 1000.

  • Tetris — Immovable stones appear in formation slots every 150 areas, blocking the affected slot. Beat area 1000.

  • Polkamans Go! — Evil trainers from Team Tedium spawn and attack your formation. Beat area 1050.

  • Acme Dark Souls — Anvils now drop every five seconds. Beat area 1050.

May 24th
COTLI: Gardeners of the Galaxy Vol. 3 

An unrelenting, enormous cosmic plant is slowly consuming the cosmos. Twice before you've faced this foe and (seemingly) won. Perhaps all you really needed was the right wrestler to step into the ring...

Gardeners of the Galaxy Vol. 3 runs until Tuesday, June 5th at 12:00pm PDT. For more information, check out the How to Play / FAQ in-game! I am Broot.

New Tier 3 Crusader: Rex the Wrestler

He's big, he's buff, he's shirtless and purple-skinned: Rex the Wrestler has joined Crusaders of the Lost Idols! Rex is a male support Crusader who takes trophies from slain enemies, occasionally selling them on the black market to enable buffs for the party. And did we mention the body paint? Also we're pretty sure he's invisible.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Broot and Robbie Raccoon by completing the respective Tier One objectives. I am Broot. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Spaceking and Grandmora, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Rex the Wrestler | Rex the Wrestler takes up a slot in the formation. He moves around every 25 areas and buffs global DPS by 100% for each Champion from the Gardeners of the Galaxy event in the formation. Reach area 500.

  • Just Plain Crazy | Only those Crusaders with a penchant for insanity can be used: Hermit, Princess, Khouri, Merci, Nate, Pete, Momma Kaine, Kyle, Metal Soldierette, Broot, Robbie, Ilsa, Mindy, Cindy, Squiggles, Spaceking, Grandmora, Thoonoose, and of course, Rex. Reach area 600.

  • Mix Tape | Enemy Cassette Tapes attack the formation, each "playing" a different song debuff. Debuffs last until the cassette is killed. All cassettes survive for at least 1 second. Reach area 650.

  • Potted Garden | Three slots in the formation are taken up by potted plants, each one debuffing you in some way. Reach area 700.

  • Bug Out | Bug enemies spawn randomly, and each time one is killed, it reduces the DPS of a random Crusader by 50% for 60 seconds and creates a glowing purple cloud over them. This effect stacks additively if it the same Crusader is chosen multiple times. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Gardeners Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. I am Broot. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. I am Broot. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, June 5th at 12:00pm PDT to complete Gardeners of the Galaxy Vol. 3!
May 23rd
COTLI: New Tier 5 Talents 

I hope you've been saving up lots of idols, because Tier 5 Talents just appeared! These new talents will cost you literally tens of billions of idols to cap out, and also unlock new and exciting formation possibilities.

Have fun!

Features:

  • Added Tier 5 Talents.

  • (PC) Talent tooltip names are now an exciting gold color.

Fixes:

  • Minor text fixes.

  • Level up buttons now update properly when a hero's max level increases.
May 3rd
COTLI: Trek Through the Hidden Temple 2018 

It's time for another 'last crusade': Montana James is back for another Trek Through the Hidden Temple, and he'll be taking the Crusaders on an all-new adventure in search of The Holy Guardian!

Trek Through the Hidden Temple 3 runs until Tuesday, May 15th at 12:00pm PDT. For more information, check out the How to Play / FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: The Holy Guardian

Ancient knight? Fallen angel? Whatever he may be, all you know about The Holy Guardian is that Crusaders closest to him find themselves healed far greater than those further away — and Crusaders further away have their damaged increased far more than those closest to him.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Montana James and Serpent King Draco by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Danni the Daring Damsel and Polly the Parrot, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit The Holy Guardian | The Holy Guardian takes up a central spot in the formation and reduces the DPS of Crusaders who are adjacent to him by 100%. Reach area 500.

  • Putting the "G" in Guardian | Only Crusaders with a "G" in their name are allowed in the formation. Reach area 600.

  • The Crumbling Temple | A stone falls from above and kills a random Crusader every 15 seconds in non-boss areas. Every 100 areas, the stones fall 1 second sooner. Reach area 650.

  • Temple of Inconvenience | Three mossy support pillars take up three slots in the formation. They move around every 50 areas. Reach area 700.

  • The Last Crusade(rs) | Every 40 areas a Crusader seat is locked out. Seats are locked in order from 1-28. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Hidden Temple Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, May 15th at 12:00pm PDT to complete Trek Through the Hidden Temple 3!