August 16th
BW2: Dog Days of Summer 2019 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

The residents of the Commons want to close out summer with a blast! That big old event field sits there empty most of the time anyways. Help them build an awesome temporary pool to chill out beside. Once you've completed all three building quests, the residents will come in and there will be 3 turn-in stations where you can bring Towels, Sunscreen and Life Rings to get event tokens for buying this year's custom items!

Check out the Companion Racing Track once it becomes available, and you'll be able to bet on pet races! You can only win the prizes once per day though.

Later on in the event, you'll need to help an NPC train their unlikely companion to participate in the race!

Nate's New Puppies!
Plus, foster an adorable puppy for Nate. It seems he's accidentally ordered too many dogs (again!!) and needs your help to look after them temporarily. Choose one of the 3 to help him out! Once you equip your dog, Nate has some daily quests for you to do to keep the ball of energy that is your puppy occupied. Love the look of the dog? Permanently adopt it with a simple purchase!



New for 2019!
We've made some minor adjustments to the Companion Race Track betting, in hopes of making it a bit more affordable and predictable.

You can also look forward to a 5th upgrade to the trinket Wally has made for you! With some more glitter, he can improve it from Burnished to Fripperous, which is 5% more effective!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are 16 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2019 event:

Achievements Returning for 2019:
Pool Digger - Build the Pool for the Dog Days event.
Safety First! - Help at each pool-side station during the event.
Safety to the Max! - Help at each pool station 50 times - must first complete "Safety First!"
Doggy Daycare - Complete all the doggy dailies.
Man's Best Friend- Level your doggy pet up to level 10.
Training Day - Complete all the puppy training quests.
Dog Days Race Track - Successfully win 5 bets on the Companion Race Track.
Pro Racer Assesser - Buy all the racer assessment upgrades for the Companion Race Track.
The Plodding Blob - Help Shayla Sharker train her blobfish for the Companion Race Track.

Added/Changed for 2019:
Dog Toy Takehomes - Purchase all the custom items for 2019.*

We have the following achievements from previous years, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present/didn't earn it during the initial year:
Dog Days Sale - Buy all the custom items and pool items from 2013.
Dog Days Outlet - Buy all the custom items for 2014.
Summer Supplies - Purchase all the custom items for 2015.
Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016.
Pool Party Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2017.
Good Dog Goods - Purchase all the custom items for 2018.

* The Dog Days Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the achievement, and therefore it is not a required purchase.

New 2019 Mounts!

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from August 16th to 19th!

The Crocotta mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Exotic Crocotta and Ember Crocotta are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!



The event will run until Friday August 30st at Noon PDT.

Chat about the event and your new puppy companion on the forums!
August 16th
BW2: August 16th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Dog Days of Summer Event (August 16th, 2019)

- Updated Dog Days of Summer Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Reduced gold cost of placing companion race track bets
- Wally the Trinketsmith can improve your trinket a fifth time via his event quest line
- Increased the difference in odds provided by the different “levels” of fitness and mood to of race track competitors to make betting a little more predictable
- Reduced cost of racer assessment books and bet buy-in
- Added 3 new pets available from August 23rd to 26th
- Added Crocotta mount available in Bush Bucks sale from August 16th to 19th
- Added Exotic Crocotta and Ember Crocotta mounts in standard mount packs from August 16th to 19th

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
August 2nd
BW2: August 2nd, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Bulk Rune Crafting (August 2nd, 2019)

- Added a limited time quest to catch a crocodile! Ends at noon on Tuesday August 6th.

- Can now craft Luck Spheres, Rune Dusts, and Runes in bulk! You can set the quantity next to the Craft button on the Rune Crafting Dialog.

- When increasing bulk purchase amounts in select stores, you can now hold Shift to increase/decrease by increments of 10, and hold Shift+Ctrl for increments of 100.

- Fixed the type filter getting set to All when reopening the rune Combine and Disenchant dialogs instead of being set to the same filter used last time the dialogs were opened.

- Now show the number of runes out of your max on rune Combine and Crafting dialogs.

- Fixed the longer names of some Runes getting cut off in their tooltip.

- Fixed the longer names of some Runes and Luck Spheres getting cut off on the bottom row of the Rune Combining Dialog.

- Fixed the disenchant all warning popup always having a comma after the last rune name.

- Fixed a null reference exception being thrown when you release a pet without having one equipped.

- Adjusted the spacing of non-pet/mount inventory tooltips.

- Removed TrialPay bush bucks offer banner from bottom of the Buy Bush Bucks dialog on Facebook.

- Optimized some purchasing calls, premium, and from in-game stores.

- Optimized the Claim Gifts call, making it much faster and preventing the issues around being unable to connect to the server when claiming a gift (as of July 22nd).

- Fixed being unable to click to open gifts when you’ve got the Bramblenomicon equipped (as of July 22nd).

- Adjusted computer I/O ranch items so they can be placed on desk ranch item.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
August 1st
COTLI: Littlefoot's Big Adventure 4 

Nothing says 'summer' like going on adventures in the wilderness! Join Littlefoot and her entourage of Crusaders who love the great outdoors for another one of Littlefoot's Big Adventures!

Littlefoot's Big Adventure 4 introduces Langley, the Conductor and brings back Ranger Rayna, Littlefoot, Penny the Park Planner, Beary McBearFace, and Rosie the Rocklechaun. The adventure ends on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT!

New Tier 4 Crusader: Langley, the Conductor

Langley is a naturally adventurous person. While on vacation, they came across the rest of the Crusaders and decided to join them on Littlefoot's Big Adventure!

If you're hoping for extra Gold Find and Support, Langley is here to help! Their Chew Chew ability increases Gold Find for each adjacent Crusader in the formation while also increasing the damage of Crusaders two or more spaces away. Ticket Please and Whistle all the Way increase your Gold Find even more. With My Friend Thomas Langley will throw a toy train at an enemy, causing the monster killed by the train to drop even more gold. Flip the Switch allows formation abilities affecting Langley to also apply to those Crusaders in the column directly behind Langley and All Aboard increases the effect of Chew Chew for each boss area you clear for the first time on the current reset.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Ranger Rayna, Littlefoot, Penny the Park Planner, Beary McBearFace, and Rosie the Rocklechaun are all once again available to unlock!

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Langley, the Conductor | Langley, the Conductor and their friendly train take up slots in the formation. Reach area 600.

  • Back to Nature | Only Animal Crusaders and Littlefoot Crusaders can be used. Reach area 700.

  • Trail Mix | Only 10 bench slots are availiable. The available slots change every 100 areas. Reach area 750.

  • Divergent Evolution | Monsters alternate between being immune to DPS, click damage, and projectiles. Reach area 800.

  • The Lost Grove | Trees gradually take over the formation. Reach area 850.


Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Bigfoot 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, Tier 3, and Tier 4 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 13th, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT to complete Littlefoot's Big Adventure 4!
July 24th
COTLI: Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge, Tier 2! 

At last, Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge joins the rest of the campaign pack, with a slew of new objectives including the tier 1 and 2 11th-slot objectives. Beat them to unlock Arenvarr the Beheaded, and Bonus Idols for the campaign.

This update today sees the addition of eleven objectives for you to tackle on our most recent campaign Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge!

Remaining Tier 1 Objectives

  • Vertical Limits - Reach area 700 while avoiding frostbite.

  • Dead Snow - Reach area 750 while looking out for zombies, with a unique formation.

  • Everest - Reach area 800, if you can still breathe. This Tier 1 11th objective unlocks the Crusader Arenvarr, the Beheaded. Arenvarr's gear can be found in normal Silver and Jeweled chests.

Tier 2 Objectives

  • The Journey of the Ring The journey continues on to area 800, and a Wizard has joined his halfling-friends in your party.

  • Call in the Eagles! Suffer your avian companions for another 200 areas, to reach area 850.

  • Let's Dial In Reach area 850 not only with the pesky Astronomy Arch, but also with an alien influencer who disables the DPS of adjacent Crusaders.

  • It's the Climb Climb to area 900 this time, with your DPS spending more time at 0.

  • It's Getting Hot in Here The volcano is stepping up its game, as you escort it to area 900. Non-magical Crusaders adjacent to the volcano are disabled, and its starting to rain fire.

  • Vertical Limits - Reach area 900 while avoiding frostbite that builds up quicker than in Tier 1.

  • Dead Snow - Reach area 950 while avoiding the faster onslaught of zombies. Never fear though, the deathly chill empowers Zombie Winter, RoboQueen, and all Dragons, doubling the effects of their formation abilities.

  • Just So - Reach area 1000 with everything right where it ought to be. This Tier 2 11th objective unlocks Bonus Boss Idol drops for the Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge campaign and buffs all Bonus Boss Idol drops for all campaigns.


Enjoy!
July 19th
BW2: July 19th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Carnival Event (July 19th, 2019)

- Updated Summer Carnival Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 2 skins for your Panda Claw pet, available at the end of the quest chain
- Pandaclaw pet at end of quest chain no longer has to be converted from a ranch item
- Added 3 new pets available from July 26th to July 29th
- Added Giraffe mount available in Bush Bucks sale from July 19th to July 22nd
- Added Rainbow Giraffe and Glow Giraffe mounts in standard mount packs from June 21st to June 24th

- Added a “ready” animation to the Jackpot Slot Machine ranch item.

- Fixed not being able to buy ranch expansions on ranch if you already did some on lake island. (As of Friday July 12th)

- Can now place ranch items on top of the Poker Table ranch item. (As of Friday July 12th)

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
July 19th
BW2: Summer Carnival Event 2019 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Carnival Event 2019

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!

A Teleporter to Somewhere...

The Pandaclaw was wandering around here somewhere....build the teleporter and complete all the quests and get your very own!

The Dunk Tank

The dunk tank returns! Can you dunk all 8 helpless Bushwhackian residents? 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! It'll help them all cool off. Plus, the tank is always in need of cleaning, so try to keep up with Katherine's daily Dunk Tank Cleaning quests!

Clowning Around

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

Testing Your Power

And how are your Power collection skills? Are you strong enough to win all the bonus prizes? There are 7 strength settings to beat, unlocking as the event goes on as Strong-Whacker Sabine continuously tries to increase the difficulty of her Strong-Whacker Strength Machine Game.

New for 2019

Once you complete the teleporter quest line and capture a Pandaclaw, Taban the Teleporter Engineer will offer to change your Pandaclaw companion's appearance, with science! There are two Pandaclaw skins to choose from.

Event Achievements- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are up to TWENTY possible achievements that can be picked up during the Summer Carnival 2019 event, depending on your game history.

Achievements Returning in 2019:
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!
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. Dunking Devs! - Dunk the four developer Carnival Event dunk-ees!

Added/Changed for 2019
Prize Proprietor - Purchase all the 2019 Carnival Event items.*


* The Circus Elephant Mini Golf Piece is NOT included in the Prize Proprietor achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

We have 7 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.
Cashed Carnival - Purchase all the 2017 Carnival Event items.
Prized Prizes - Purchase all the 2018 Carnival Event items.

Pet Packs

New 2019 Pet Packs (Coming Soon!)



Post your celebration plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday August 2nd at Noon PDT!

New 2019 Mounts!

To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from July 19th to July 22nd!

The Giraffe mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Rainbow Giraffe and Glow Giraffe are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!



Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 10th 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 5th
BW2: July 5th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

New Store Items & Quick Travel (July 5th, 2019)

- Added new store items to the Flux store: Flux Saber, Anime Glasses, Anime Cape, Drill Sword, Glitch Glasses, Fluxputer Tower, Fluxputer I/O, and Trojan Horse Mount.

- Added new store items to the Burglary Boutique store: Double Eyepatch, Silver Computer I/O, Silver Computer Tower, Toast Kitty Painting, BW2 Tile, Clam with Black Pearl, Amethyst Gem Horse Mount, Emerald Gem Horse Mount, Ruby Gem Horse Mount, Sapphire Gem Horse Mount, Diamond Gem Horse Mount, and Topaz Gem Horse Mount.

- Added new store items to the VIP store: Sparkly Dress, Flaming Skull, Lightbulb, Scissor Hand Gloves, Outhouse, and Mermaid Fountain.

- Added new store items to the Casino store: Lampshade Hat, Scorpion Tail, Club Suit Tile, Diamond Suit Tile, Heart Suit Tile, Spade Suit Tile, Fireplace, and Scattered Cards.

- Added new store items to the Island Tokens store: Stars Hat, Invisible Sword, Computer I/O, Computer Tower, Clam with Pearl, Grass Totem, and Tropical Carpet.

- Added the Salvador 'Stache store item to the Stylist wandering merchant.

- Added the Poncho store item to the Tailor wandering merchant.

- Added the Fancy Paintbrush, Wooden Nose, and Lightning Bolt store items to the Pawn Stars wandering merchant.

- Added the Litter Box store item to the Pet Saleswoman wandering merchant.

- Added new Granite and Sandy Michin Serpent skins with similar methods to obtain them as the others. See Clint’s mount collection for hints. You must have a Michin Serpent before these skins become available.

- Added a “Quick Travel” popup menu to the bottom right UI (as of July 3rd).
- Instead of the Ranch and Town buttons, there are Quick Travel and Return buttons.
- Clicking the Quick Travel button pops up a list of destinations you can travel to which includes the Ranch, Town, Amicus, Golf Course, and Lake Island.
- You must have these destinations unlocked to have them enabled in the Quick Travel menu.
- The Return button is now always present but disabled when you’re in a returnable location.
- This is instead of having the Return button replace the Ranch or Town button when you’re there.

- Fixed area/field/ranch critters sometimes walking when not moving (as of July 3rd)

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
June 21st
COTLI: Alien Invasion 4 

You fought on the beaches, you fought on the landing grounds, you fought in the fields and the streets, you fought them in the hills, and you never surrendered...

Now, a fourth invasion has begun, here to annihilate the Crusaders and all they hold dear. But you're not alone, dear Crusaders — another alien has joined your forces! Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic is here to help you rally against Alien Invasion 4!

Alien Invasion 4 introduces Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic and brings back President Billy Smithsonian, Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor, Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist, Red, the Ace Pilot, and First Lady Betty Smithsonian! The invasion ends on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT!

New Tier 4 Crusader: Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic

When the fate of the world is at stake, the Cruaders need all the help they can get — luckily, Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic is here to Support the Formation!

Xygallix is here to increase Global DPS in every way possible. Peace Bribe and Machine Talk will increase the damage of your Formation. New Friends will buff all the non-Alien Crusaders in your formation. We Can Rebuild It increases the DPS of your formation based on the amount of Robot Crusaders in the formation, but at the cost of their health.

With Fleet Tactics, Xygallix will buff the DPS of any Crusader less than three formation slots away. And finally, Xygallix's Hourly Rate ability allows you to buy Global DPS upgrades indefinitely — though the price increases with each purchase.

You know, because mechanics always cost more than you think they will. We know, it's a bad joke ;)

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. President Billy Smithsonian, Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor, Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist, Red, the Ace Pilot, and First Lady Betty Smithsonian are all once again available to unlock!

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic | Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic takes up a slot in the formation. Only Robot Crusaders do DPS. Reach area 600.

  • Special Defense | Only Alien Invasion Crusaders may be used. If Slisiblyp and Kizlblyp and/or if Billy and Betty are adjacent to each other, you are granted a bonus. Reach area 700.

  • Banelings Return! | The Banelings have returned — and this time they have shields! Reach area 750.

  • Alien Experience | Take you time reaching area 800. Only Healers, Tanks and Gold Finders may be used. Area quest requirements are extremely inflated, but Thoonoose takes up a spot in formation to help you out. Reach area 800.

  • My Friend the Alien | Only Crusaders next to Alien Crusaders can do DPS. Reach area 850.


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, Tier 3, and Tier 4 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, July 3rd, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT to complete Alien Invasion 4!
June 21st
BW2: June 21st, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Patriot Event (June 21st, 2019)

- Updated Patriot Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added a new challenging quest
- Added 3 new pets available from June 28th to July 1st
- Added Jersey Devil mount available in Bush Bucks sale from May 31st to June 3rd
- Added Skeletal Jersey Devil and Twilight Jersey Devil mounts in standard mount packs from June 21st to June 24th

- Increased the number of unsocketed runes you can have from 100 to 200, so you can collect each different type (and then some). (as of June 17th)

- You can now see your current unsocketed rune capacity on the disenchant dialog (eg. 50/200 Runes). (as of June 17th)

- The “You have too many runes!” warning on the rune crafting dialog now says how many you have. (as of June 17th)

- Fixed the empty rune socket notification showing when it shouldn’t. (as of June 17th)

- Derringer will no longer give you a perfect rune if you have too many unsocketed runes, so you don’t miss out on it. (as of June 17th)

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