July 28th
New Tier 4 Objectives & Weekend Buff! 

Okay, so you thought you were all that and bag chips, did you? Well, we have news for you. Today we launch 12 new Tier 4 objectives for both the World's Wake and Descent into Darkness campaigns.

These new very challenging objectives are going to keep even the most advanced Crusaders players working hard to complete them.

For those of you who have just joined us, we should supply you with a quick recap! First of all, you're going to need to know more about Tier 4 Talents, so you should read this blog post. Once you're up to speed, you'll need to use your idols to buy the Tier 4 Talent Fourth Time's The Charm in the Utility tree, and hey presto! Once you've beaten any Tier 3 objective, you'll now see the new Tier 4 objectives that are available.

Here's a preview of some of the new objectives:

Run Away! Tier 4


In addition to the tier 1, 2, and 3 requirements, Crusaders with the support tag can no longer be used and you must beat area 700.

Holy Hand Grenade Tier 4


The monks now move around the formation until you beat area 750.

Grond! Grond! Grond! Tier 4


Defenders of the Realm attack your formation, trying to destroy Grond. Don't let them! Beat area 750.

Demolition Derby Tier 4


Walking bombs now spawn. Don't let them reach you while you work to beat area 850.


These are just four of the 12 new Tier 4 objectives for both Worlds Wake and Descent into Darkness. We're looking forward to seeing how you get on with them.

To help you through the tough new Tier 4 objectives, there's a weekend buff. The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday July 31st.

  • The Bush Whacker - Critical Click Chance +6%
  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Mindy the Mime - All DPS +200%
  • Detective Kaine - A-Hah! ability +200%
  • Fright-o-Tron 4000 - Remote Detonation ability +200%



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

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mindy the Mime and Fright-o-Tron if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Fright-o-Tron, you can purchase Fright-o-Tron's Golden Epic, and it will be available on her once you unlock her.)
July 28th
It's Time to Vote! 

Thank you everyone for all your name submissions! There were lot of unique and interesting ones, as well as some predictable ones, given this is the internet.

Now we're accepting your votes on the shortlist as chosen by us at Codename! The shortlists are:

For the Bear:
  • Arson Major
  • Beary McBearface
  • Burnie the Bear
  • Matches the Pyrobear
  • Sir Bearington
  • Teddy the Little Match Bear
  • Ursa, the Arson
For the Female in Green:
  • Alice the Activist
  • Cookie the Girl Scout
  • Emma the Evergreen Scout
  • Ingrid the Inspector
  • Lucy the Lost Scout
  • Penny the Park Planner
  • Samantha the Salamander Scout
Visit this link in order to select your choices and stay tuned for the debut of the winning names with the launch of Littlefoot's Big Adventure in August!

We'll be accepting votes on the names until Tuesday August 1st at Noon PDT!

Thank you for being a part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration for Crusaders!

Note: You will need to be signed into a Google account to vote, but we are not collecting your emails. This is just how Google records one vote per player.

And just for fun, we thought we would include some Honorable Mentions.

For the Bear:
  • Angry Bear with a Stick!
  • Backfire Bear
  • Baldric the Incinerator
  • Barely a Bear Scout
  • Barry the Boot Camp Bear
  • Bear Grillus
  • Bear-er of the Flame-to-be
  • Bearrick the Kindler
  • Bjorn McBearface
  • Burney the Arson Bear (Only *you* can start forest fires!)
  • Cinders the Matchtaker
  • Def Leppard, Pyromania(c)
  • Fireball the Cuddly
  • FlameBear of the Match
  • Grizzly Matches
  • Oaky Embers (anagram of Smokey Bear)
  • Ranger Toasty
  • Sam the Fire Beartroller
  • The Big Match Bear
  • Yekoms, the Fiery Ursid
For the Female in Green
  • Activist Annie
  • Barbara the Uptight Camp Coordinator
  • Blondie the Brownie
  • Char, the Suspicious Secret-ary
  • Community Manager of Infinite Patience
  • Dalia, the Administrator
  • Dolores Green
  • Erika the Envronmentalist
  • Etsy, the Clipboard Girl
  • Florence the Tour Guide
  • Green, The Lost Girl
  • Herbione Ranger
  • Inspector June Goodly
  • Lady McLadyface
  • Minerva Empress of Red Tape
  • Mrs. Boggins, the Soccer Mom
  • Petitioner Petunia
  • Smiling Savannah the Tagalong
  • Slagathor
  • Watcher Willow
July 27th
The Beginning: Eric and D&D 

Today is Gary Gygax's birthday. As you may know, Gary created Dungeons & Dragons with Dave Arneson in 1974. In honour of Gary's birthday, I'd like to share how my lifelong love affair with this game began in 1981.

This month marks an important milestone for me... like many people, my journey to discovering Dungeons & Dragons started with theater.

Thirty-six years ago I played Kai in The Snow Queen. I was twelve years old and these performances were the culmination of a theatre camp for kids offered by Bastion Theatre in Victoria.

Eric as Kai (center)




During this camp two of the other kids said, "Have you played this game called Dungeons & Dragons?". They brought in the AD&D books, we rolled up characters and played during our lunch breaks.

From our first game, I was blown away. I knew that this game was fantastic and that I wanted to DM. From that point, I DMed games almost exclusively for the next twelve years. I played as often as I could and by university my love of fantasy RPGs heavily influenced my course selections.

Eric aged 12! He looks like he has walked off the set of Stranger Things!

Some of Eric's cherished Dragon Magazines
(plus a bonus Traps book to kill PCs!)

When I graduated from university, I started my first company and had very little time for anything outside of work. Then I fell in love, got married and had children, plus sold the company to IBM twelve years later.

As my kids got older, a friend of mine (Eshu) mentioned that he had recently started playing D&D with his kids. He said they were having a great time. So in 2008, I got the newest D&D books (4e) and started playing with my kids. The first time my kids rolled initiative, I was so overcome with emotion that I almost cried.

Fast forward nine years and not only have I continued playing D&D, but my kids have picked up the hobby and now play in their own games with their friends.

Film, TV, and stage star Joe Managaniello's Champion announcement.


And then the icing on the cake... we are getting to make a D&D game at Codename! There are so many of us at our company with long histories of playing D&D that it is a treat to be able to pour our love for D&D into one of our games.

We are really looking forward to sharing the Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms with you (Check out the official site at: www.IdleChampions.com).
July 26th
2nd Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is two-years-old this month, and we're celebrating in style with a giveaway all weekend long.

There are three free gifts up for grabs. Collect all three and you'll automatically unlock a super-secret fourth gift!



The first gift will be made available in the Idol Times newsletter this Friday (sign-up now). Then make sure you Like us on Facebook for another giveaway on Saturday. The final gift will be available on Sunday on the official Crusaders Twitter account @CrusadersIdols.

Please note the unique codes are only valid on PC/Web. For mobile, you must link your account using these instructions so you can redeem the codes.

Thank you for supporting us and being an awesome community of players. We're looking forward to you playing for the next 12 months!



Don't forget we are also looking for your input in naming two new Crusaders as part of our second birthday celebrations. Thank you for all the suggestions in the first round, we are now compiling them into a list for a second round where you can vote on the winning names!

Name These Crusaders!

We'll be announcing the start of the second round soon so stay tuned here, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Idol Times newsletter for more information.
July 21st
BW2: Change Log July 21 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Carnival Event (July 21st, 2017)

- Updated Summer Carnival Event

- Added 6 new quests

- Added new customization and ranch items

- Added new ribbons and 100% reward

- Added 3 new pets

- Added Unicycle Mount promo (free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!

- Made progress on the next major content update
July 21st
BW2 Summer Carnival Event 2017 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Carnival Event 2017

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!

Peat Bog, Pete the Carney's brother has some tasks for you to help him put on a show!

New for 2017
We've added new quests to the event! Peat Bog has another show to put on, if you helped him last year. Plus, that Dunk Tank is looking a little dirty. Help clean it daily once those quests unlock!

And how are your Power collection skills? Are you strong enough to win all the bonus prizes?

Event Achievements- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are up to 17 possible achievements that can be picked up during the Summer Carnival 2017 event, depending on your game history.

Achievements Returning in 2017:
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 2017
Cashed Carnival - Purchase all the 2017 Carnival Event items.*
Scuba Dunk - Dunk yourself while wearing a hefty diving helmet. (Helmet is found from fishing in the Windy Crest fishing hole.)
Daredevil Darer - Make Peat Bog risk his life for entertainment 5 extra times.

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

We have 6 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.
Carnival Compulsion - Purchase all the 2016 Carnival Event items.

Pet Packs

New 2017 Pet Packs (Coming Soon!)



Post your celebration plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday August 4th 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 24th 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.

July 21st
New Weekend buff! The Cliffhanger 

Don't you just hate it when something's just getting good and then it stops mid-sente...

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday July 24th.

  • RoboQueen - I Like Dragons ability +200%
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Zombie Winter - Touch of Wealth ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +200%



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

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboQueen and Zombie Winter if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Zombie Winter, you can purchase Zombie Winter's Golden Epic, and it will be available on him once you unlock him.)
July 19th
BW2: Change Log July 19 2017 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Quest Hub Trial Improvements… again! (July 19th, 2017)

- Increased the font size and outline of the numbers on the Sliding Block puzzles

- UI, Pets, and Mounts are hidden when you interact with the Sliding Block puzzles and when you enter the Pillar Reaction trial

- Modified the colours of the pillar states in the Pillar Reaction Skerbak trial to be more noticeable and colourblind friendly

- Made the Pillar Reaction Skerbak trial slightly (ever so!) easier

- Fixed a potential exploit in the Number Place Skerbak trial

- Fixed a bug in the “Slippery Security” story quest of the Explorer’s Camp quest hub where a certain event wouldn’t trigger unless you refreshed the game.

- The field in the upper jail of Skerbak is no longer visible on subsequent quests into Skerbak

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!

- Made progress on the next major content update

July 17th
It's Time to Name Some Crusaders! 

As part of our celebrations for the 2nd anniversary of Crusaders of the Lost Idols, we're asking for community input!

If you click on this link, you can view the two new Crusaders being added to Littlefoot's Big Adventure, and submit a name for each of them. We at Codename will go through the list of submissions and select our top few for each Crusader. Players will then get a chance to vote on the best name and the winning names will be revealed when the event starts!

The first round of submissions will be available from today until Noon PDT on Monday July 24.
July 14th
New Weekend Buff! Heatwaves are Coming 

It's so hot that the thermometers are starting to melt. It's time to band together and defeat the heat-walkers.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday July 17th.

  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate ability +200%
  • Brogon, Prince of Dragons - Friends of Brogon ability +200%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - Golden Touch ability +200%
  • Prince Sal, the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%



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

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Brogon and Leerion if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Leerion, you can purchase Leerion's Golden Epic, and it will be available on him once you unlock him.)