February 23rd
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Mischief Unmanaged 

Some new challenging objectives are available in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, and this buff might be just what you need to defeat them!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, February 26th.
  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Found +200%
  • Mr. Boggins, the Substitute - The New Students ability +200%
  • Agent 79 - All Crusader DPS +200%
  • Frankie the Demon Crooner - Croon ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Mischief Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
January 9th
COTLI: Introducing Limited Time Challenges! 

Today we're finally ready to unveil a brand new feature in Crusaders of the Lost Idols: Limited Time Challenges!

Limited Time Challenges are customized objectives that you can attempt once a week, between Tuesday at noon and Thursday at noon PST. You'll be awarded Challenge Tokens depending on how far you get, and you can use those Tokens to buy special items in the brand new Challenge Store (coming soon). This week's Challenge has already begun, so get to it! Good luck!

You can check out the Challenge FAQ below for more information, or the Challenge FAQ on the Challenge dialog in-game.


What are Challenges?

Challenges are limited-time objectives which can be attempted once a week to earn Challenge Tokens. Each week, a random objective from a pool of specially designed Challenge objectives will be chosen to be that week's Challenge. The base set of Challenges restricts you to using certain types of Crusaders, however future Challenges will provide more variety.

What are Challenge Tokens?

Challenge Tokens are awarded for taking part in Challenges and are used in the Challenge Token Store to buy all sorts of goodies, such as Jeweled Chests and week-long buffs. More items will be added over time, providing an endless supply of fun rewards to work towards.

How are Challenge Tokens awarded?

Challenge Tokens are awarded when you reset in a Challenge and are based on the highest area you reach during that run. At any time during a Challenge, you can see the amount of tokens you would receive if you reset by looking at the notification on the right, or in the Challenges window, which is accessed from the same panel as Achievements and Statistics. You can reset whenever you'd like during a Challenge, but you can only do one Challenge per week, so you should get as far as you can before you reset!

When can I attempt Challenges?

Challenges run every week from Tuesday at noon to Thursday at noon (PST). A countdown to the next Challenge can be found on the Challenges window. You only get to try a Challenge objective once per week, so once you have started a Challenge, you will not be able to start one again until the next week's Challenge is available.

Will there be a new Objective every week?

You will never see the same Challenge Objective two weeks in a row, but the same Objective can be picked again on a later week. You can start the Objective again and earn tokens again even if you've already done it for a previous Challenge. Try to beat your old scores!

What happens if I run out of time?

If you have not yet started the Challenge, it simply disappears. If you are currently on the Challenge, you will be forced to reset the world. Any progress already made will be counted and you will receive Idols and tokens as normal.

This Challenge is too hard!

If you're not getting anywhere, just go do another Objective. There's always next week! If you've not yet unlocked a Crusader who can reset, you can abandon the challenge like you would normally abandon an objective. You can abandon Challenges without any penalty. You will receive Idols and Challenge Tokens as though you had reset normally, and the cooldown timer for abandoning will not be triggered.
December 29th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – New Year, New Buff 

Ring in the new year with this handy buff weekend! We'll see you in 2018!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 1st.
  • The Bush Whacker - Increases your Critical Click Chance by 6%
  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate abilities +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • The Dark Helper - Production ability +200%
  • Robo-Rudolph - Robo Rally ability +200%



Check out these limited-time New Year's Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
December 15th, 2017
COTLI: Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objectives 

Today's update includes seven new Tier 4 Objectives in the Ghostbeard's Greed campaign! These objectives will really test your mettle and push you to your limits. In addition to the new objectives and weekend buff that everyone has come to know and love, we've also updated the Golden Epic item available with purchases of jewelled chests, and expanded our flash sales to include more potential Golden Epic loot. Enjoy!

Ghostbeard's Greed Tier 4 Objective Updates


PAARRRfection
  • Every 15 seconds in non-boss areas, a random Crusader is killed by a falling meteor
  • Reach Area 800

Ms. Fizzle's Field Trip
  • The kids reduce the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 50%. This effect stacks.
  • If any of the kids die, you fail the objective.
  • Reach Area 850

Guy's Night Out
  • Only the human male Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

Beauties and the Beasts
  • Only female and non-human Crusaders are available
  • Reach Area 900

2,000 Levels For All
  • Crusader level costs increases super faster, but DPS remains the same
  • Get all Crusaders to level 2,000

X Marks the Spot
  • Gold Find bonus is reduced by 20% for each Crusader in the formation.
  • Reach Area 900

Cursed Treasure
  • All treasure chest monsters are cursed. While they're alive, and for a short period of time after they're killed, your gold find drops to 0.
  • Reach Area 950
December 1st, 2017
COTLI: Amusement Park of Doom T3 Objectives 

New Tier 3 Objectives

Amusement Park of Doom has some new Tier 3 Objectives! Luckily, we also have some weekend buffs this weekend to help you power through them...



Roller Coaster
  • Tier 3: The bottom of the tween (100% debuff) now lasts twice as long
  • Reach Area 800

Carousel
  • Tier 3: Slot 21+ Crusaders are now included in the rotation, all the way up to slot 28
  • Reach Area 800

Log Ride
  • Tier 3: Splashed Crusaders slowly regain their DPS over 15 seconds instead of gaining it back immediately
  • Reach Area 850

Ferris Wheel of Doom
  • Tier 3: Crusaders not adjacent to the Ferris Wheel do no DPS, but still have formation abilities enabled
  • The Ferris Wheel now rotates every 15 seconds instead of every 10
  • Reach Area 900

The House of Horrors
  • Tier 3: The effects are even more severe (even more enemies spawn, they get even bigger, etc.)
  • Reach Area 900

Mauled By Mascots
  • Tier 3: The mascots move much more quickly
  • Reach Area 950

Couples Day
  • Tier 3: Male Crusaders decrease the DPS of adjacent Male Crusaders by 100%, and same for Female Crusaders w/ adjacent Female Crusaders
  • Reach Area 1000
October 26th, 2017
Updated Event: Emo's New Moon 2017 

Emo's New Moon, Year 3!

Today we unveil our second Tier 3 event: Emo's New Moon! This year's event update includes a very unique new Crusader, Viktor the Vampire, whose support abilities are based upon the tags of those around him. We hope you enjoy him, and the 4 other new objectives available this year!

Emo's New Moon runs until Tuesday, November 7th at noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play / FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Viktor the Vampire

Viktor the Vampire is a buffer that converts adjacent Crusaders into vampires, granting them supernatural abilities and additional effects.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't already collected them, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Wendy the Witch and Jack O' Lantern by completing the respective 2015 objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Henry, The Scaredy-Ghoul, and Fright-o-tron 4000 and Development by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Four New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Bloody Mess | Every time a monster is killed, it leaves a blood puddle on the ground which slowly creeps towards the formation, dealing damage to the front-most Crusaders for 25% of their max hp. Reach area 600!

  • Witching Hour | Three witches on brooms take up three slots in your formation, debuffing the DPS of adjacent Crusaders. Every 100 areas they change positions. Reach area 650!

  • Infection | Every time you enter a non-boss area, one random Crusader in your formation gets an Infection, causing them to do no DPS and disabling their Formation Abilities. Every 6 seconds, the Infection spreads. Reach area 700!

  • Full Moon | Every 50 Areas the DPS of all Crusaders is reduced by 75% (multiplicative), except for Emo Werewolf, whose DPS is increased by 25% (multiplicative). Reach area 750!

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Halloween Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives 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, November 7th at Noon PST to complete Emo's New Moon this year!
October 5th, 2017
Updated Event! Carnival of Sorrows 2017  

The Carnival of Sorrows arrives in Crusaders of the Lost Idols once again, bringing twisted new objectives to complete and a new Crusader to unlock.

We are now entering our third year for Crusaders, and in order to celebrate the occasion this year’s Carnival of Sorrows is our first event featuring a Tier 3 Crusader to unlock and add to your roster.

That's on top of having the chance to add both the original Crusaders for new players to unlock as well as two Tier 2 Crusaders from last year!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Chiyome.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't already collected them, you can unlock Crusaders Pete, the Carney, and Mister, the Monkey by completing the first two Tier One objectives. Then you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Mindy, the Mime and The Half-Blood Elf by completing the first two Tier Two objectives, once you've cleared the rest of the Tier 1 objectives, and if you have the Doing It Again Talent purchased.

Four New Objectives!


New Tier 3 Objective: Be A Man.


Be A Man | Only male Crusaders and Chiyome can be used until you beat area 650.

New Tier 3 Objective: Best In Show.


Best In Show | Prized Livestock attacks the formation, each with a different ability until you beat area 650.

New Tier 3 Objective: Fair Food.


Fair Food | Your Crusaders are hungry and unable to do any damage! Luckily, a food cart in the formation is here to help, feeding two Crusaders at random every 10 seconds, causing them to become sated enough to do DPS for 20 seconds.

New Tier 3 Objective: The Creepiest Carnival.


The Creepiest Carnival | Our final new objective is The Creepiest Carnival. A Creepy Clown has taken up a slot in the formation. Every 100 areas a new clown appears, until all the slots are gone by area 800.

Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Carnival Event Chests, which you can earn from objectives 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 October 17th at Noon PDT to complete this dark and demonic event before the Carnival packs up for another year.
September 22nd, 2017
New Weekend Buff! Autumn's Inauguration! 

Summer is officially over. The nights are once again be longer than the days. Drown out your sorrows with this tasty buff!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday September 25th.

  • Willy the Weregoat - Reciprocation +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - All DPS +200%
  • Gold Panda - All Gold +100%
  • The Exchange Student - Class President ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS + 200%



Also, check out the limited-time Inauguration Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Willy and The Exchange Student if you've unlocked them.)
September 15th, 2017
New Weekend Buff! The Schoolhouse Shuffle! 

You can dance if you want to. You can leave your friends behind. Use this weekend buff to get really far and you'll be a good friend of mine.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday September 18th.

  • The Bush Whacker - Increase Critical Click Chance +6%
  • Karen the Cat Teenager - Center of the Universe +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold +200%
  • Prince Sal the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • Mr. Boggins the Substitute - New Students +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Shuffling Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Karen and Mr. Boggins if you've unlocked them. You can purchase the Golden Epic for Mr. Boggins, even if you don't have him, and it will show up on him once you earn him.)
September 14th, 2017
Updated Event! Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge! 

We gotta go back, back, back to school again! But it's no high school musical. It's time for classes, homework and demons as we play through the Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge event, 2017 edition!

The teachers and students have fallen victim to possession once again, and it's up to you and your intrepid Crusaders to save the day. If you haven't recruited them yet, now is you chance to add Karen and Mr. Boggins to your roster!

Two new Tier 2 Crusaders, Willy the Weregoat and The Exchange Student will be available to recruit after you've completed all the Tier 1 objectives (you may need to wait for enough event currency to do that) and if you have the talent "Doing it Again" purchased.

The first new Crusader is Willy the Weregoat, who stamps his hooves into place as he swaps with the Princess. Don't let him near any paperwork, unless you don't want it anymore. He really likes the taste. But he'll play nice and buff your Crusaders!



New Crusader: Willy the Weregoat


At level 50, Willy the Weregoat unlocks Reciprocation, which buffs adjacent Crusaders DPS by 10% per formation ability affecting Willy. The bonus is additive.

At level 400, Willy unlocks Play Nicest, which buffs Reciprocation by 100%, which means you get a 20% bonus per buff.

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is The Exchange Student. As a new student, she's easy to free from the demonic influence and join your adventures, swapping with Thalia the Thunder King. She's shy but confident, which makes for an interesting combination.



New Crusader: The Exchange Student


Once recruited, The Exchange Student unlocks Lightning Drake at level 50, which allows you to use Storm Rider.

At level 150, The Exchange Student gets the upgrade Class President, which buffs the DPS of the Crusaders in the column behind her by 50% of your current Storm Rider buff.

Once you've recruited both Willy and The Exchange Student, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.



New Objective: Class Garden

In Class Garden, Arnie has forgotten to water the cacti and now the dehydrated plants want revenge. For every 10 you kill, a raging cactus will spawn to avenge his fallen comrades, and you'll have to fight them off until you beat area 400.



New Objective: Class Pets

In Class Pets, you need to escort the class hamster, turtle and snake to area 450, while they take up spots in your formation and change positions every 50 areas.



New Objective: Class Dismissed

In Class Dismissed, school is out and so are your Crusaders. Every 50 areas an entire bench slot gets dismissed and is no longer available to use, as you head to area 500 in this objective.

Equipment for all the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Educational chests, but tier 2 Crusaders gear will only be unlocked once you've recruited them.

You'll have until September 26th at Noon PDT to complete the event.