March 24th
New Weekend Buff! Arch Nemesis Weekend 

You can't have a hero without an Arch Nemesis! Send your most heroic Crusaders to fight theirs all this weekend!

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

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - All Gold Find +200%
  • Artaxes the Lion - Lion's Roar Ability +200%
  • Littlefoot - Growing Up Ability +200%
  • Bat Billionaire - All DPS +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Nemesis Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Littlefoot and Bat Billionaire if you've unlocked them.)
March 22nd
Superhero Spring 2017 

The world is in peril again! It seems to happen every year now. It's time for the Crusaders to pull on the spandex, give their friends or family lame excuses for leaving them suddenly, and save the world.

Super Hero Spring event runs from today through to April 3rd at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Bat Billionaire and Metal Soldierette to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Arachnobuddy and Foresight.

New Tier Two Crusader: Arachnobuddy.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Arachnobuddy, a superhero imbued with superhuman spider-inspired powers. His alter ego teenager Paul Potter lives with his uncle Matt after a luchador savagely killed his aunt, Gwen.

At level 50, his ability Web Blast shoots out a web projectile at a random enemy every five seconds dealing 200% of Global DPS. Collect equipment for Arachnobuddy to increase the number of webs he fires.

At level 400, Arachnobuddy unlocks Stick Webbing where Web Blasts stuns affected targets for one second (but doesn't stack if multiple blasts hit the same target).

New Tier Two Crusader: Foresight.

Foresight is a new lifeform created by melding the power of an Unlimited Stone, one of the greatest sources of power in the Crusader universe, and an indestructible material called Reverbrium.

At level 100, Foresight unlocks Playing Favorites, an ability that heals individual targets for 20% of max health per second. It heals humans if more humans are adjacent to Foresight than non-humans, or it will heal non-humans if more non-humans are adjacent to Foresight. In the end, if there are an equal number of humans and non-humans it doesn't heal anyone. At level 400 Foresight's Supernatural ability increases Supernatural Crusaders' DPS +50%.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Arachnobuddy and Foresight, there are three more objectives to conquer (after a few more drinks, naturally).

New Tier Two Objective: The Revengers.

In The Revengers players can only choose Supernatural or Superhero Crusaders, plus Bush Whacker and Nate. Then they must reach area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Sidekicks.

In the objective, Sidekicks three bumbling sidekicks take up slots in your formation, each with a unique debuff on adjacent Crusaders as they get in the way of our heroes with their misguided attempts to help (e.g. reduce DPS, reduce Gold Find, and disable formation abilities).

New Tier Two Objective: Super Villains.

The final new Tier Two objective is Super Villains. The Crusaders' arch nemeses spawn and attack the formation. Each super villain has different annoying abilities that'll make reaching area 500 a real challenge!

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

You'll have until April 3rd at Noon PDT to complete the event. Cheers!
March 17th
New Weekend Buff! St. Patrick's Weekend 

After all the premature partying, it's finally St. Patrick's Day! Are you partied out, or can you last one more weekend? We're buffing all the green Crusaders! Woop Woop!

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

  • The Bush Whacker - Critical Click Chance +6%
  • Groklok - Eligible Receivers, Gunslinger, and Defensive Team +200%
  • Kyle the Party Bro - Mosh Pit Ability +200%
  • Larry the Leprechaun - Little Pockets Ability +200%
  • Brogon, Prince of Dragons - Friends of Brogon Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Clover Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Groklok, Kyle, Larry, and Brogon if you've unlocked them.)
March 14th
How to Redeem Free Jeweled Chest Codes 

We've been giving away free jeweled chest codes to all players subscribed to the Idol Times newsletter for a while now. It's our long-standing tradition to give you a free event Jeweled Chest when we release a weekend buff. We also give you all free Jeweled Chests when we hit certain Facebook Likes or Twitter Followers milestones.

If you didn't already know, all you need to do is sign-up for the newsletter here. Not only will you receive email updates about free jeweled chests, but you'll also receive the latest information about the game updates direct to your inbox. What's more, when you sign-up you'll be given a free piece of Rare gear.

However, newcomers to Crusaders of the Lost Idols might not realize how to redeem those codes, so we have put together a handy guide for PC below:

Step 1: Got to the Shop.


Step 2: Enter the Code.


If you play on mobile, you're going to need to link your account to a PC account. Check out this handy guide here.
March 10th
New Weekend Buff! Party Harder 

It's time to start wearing buckets on your head and professing your love for vegetables! You just weren't partying hard enough before!

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

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Kyle the Party Bro - Mosh Pit ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - All Gold +200%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - Golden Touch ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Party Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Leerion and Kyle if you've unlocked them.)
March 3rd
New Weekend Buff! Crafting Hangover 

It has been a few days since Crafting was released... how are you feeling? Maybe drink some water... Take a nap... Then wake up and crush the weekend!

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

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Craziness Ability +200%
  • Larry the Leprechaun - All Gold Find +200%
  • Rocky the Rockstar - Groupies Ability +200%
  • Sal the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Crafting Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Larry and Rocky if you've unlocked them.)
March 2nd
Hermit's Premature Party 2017 

Suggesting the Washed-up Hermit likes a tipple, is like saying there was a small snafu for Best Picture at the Oscars this year. It's a massive understatement. Hermit can't wait until St. Patrick's Day, so he's celebrating early again this year.

Hermit's Premature Party event runs from today through to March 14th at Noon PST. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Larry and Kyle to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Snickette the Sneaky and Squiggles the Clown.

New Tier Two Crusader: Snickette the Sneaky.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Snickette the Sneaky. The sneaky leprechaun shares the same seat as Sarah the Collector. At level 100, her ability Favorite Prey increases the DPS of human Crusaders in the party by +50%.

At level 400, Snickette unlocks The Blame Game which increases the DPS of all Crusaders by +50% if there is more than one leprechaun in the formation.

New Tier Two Crusader: Squiggles the Clown.

Squiggles the Clown is the stuff of nightmares until you've unlocked him and then he becomes less scary and whole lot more useful. At level 100, he unlocks Royal Past ability where it increases his DPS +150% but minus 25% for every Royal Crusader in the formation (0% with six Royal Crusaders in the formation). At level 400 his Receptive Audience ability increases his DPS +200% when adjacent to at least two Humans.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Snickette and Squiggles, there are three more objectives to conquer (after a few more drinks, naturally).

New Tier Two Objective: Party Animals... er, Humans.

In Party Animals... er, Humans only Human and Leprechaun Crusaders are available all the way to area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Drunk Too Much.

In the objective, Drunk Too Much the Crusaders are starting to feel worse for wear. Pink Elephants appear but can't be killed (and don't block spawns, by the way). You must reach area 450 before you can get some water to sober up a bit.

New Tier Two Objective: Wicked Hangover.

The final new Tier Two objective is Wicked Hangover. Two formation slots have their formation abilities and DPS disabled; the two affected slots change every ten areas!

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

You'll have until March 14th at Noon PST to complete the event. Cheers!