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December 12th
BW2: Christmas Time Is Here! Christmas Event 2019 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

'Tis the Season for Giving!

Get into the giving mood of the holiday season by tackling the Bushwhackia Christmas event.

You'll want to get started by heading to the event area in the Commons to meet up with the stranded elf and help him fix his teleporter. (It's delicate, OK?) Once you've got it operational, you'll be able to make the journey far to the North Pole where you'll find a bevy of characters who need your special skills to make the holiday celebrations work!

Your primary task will be helping the elves make presents by bringing them Candy Canes (that you find in bushes), but there is a veritable smorgasbord of holiday related quests to complete as well. All of these quests will unlock over the course of the event, with the last ones unlocking on Christmas Day.

Once you've found reindeer chow for the poor reindeer, then you can help out Santa by delivering a present to a random house daily.

New for 2019:
This year's update includes: a new Christmas tree for your ranch received from completing the Decorate Tree quest; a new Snowman companion from the Build a Snowman quest; another custom item for ice fishing; 4 new quests that unlock on Dec 22nd; and more!

Presents all Around!!

Here's the event that started the gifting tradition! Once a day, if you have excess tokens, you can send a Present to a friend! These presents will contain a random amount of gold, energy, mana, power and come with some other treats as well. If you want to send more presents in a day, it will cost you a few Bush Bucks. Talk to Sasha in the North Pole to learn more!


Sasha has the power to gift your friends!


Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total of TWENTY-SIX possible Achievements to earn in the Christmas 2018 event:

Achievements Returning in 2019:
Apprentice Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least one present!
Journeyman Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least 20 presents!
Professional Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least 50 presents!
Expert Elf Helper - You've been responsible for at least 50 presents from each Elf!
Santa Man - You've delivered a present to someone's house!
Diverse Santa - You've delivered a present to several houses!
Schoolyard Victor - You won 5 snowball fights!
Reindeer Herder - You've saved the reindeer 5 times!
Yay! Presents - You've opened a present from the Developers!
12 Days of Bushmas - You completed all 12 days of Bushmas!
Christmas Savior - You've helped all the citizens in need at the North Pole!
Snow-ho-ho! - You built yourself a snowman!
Well-arranged Caroling - Find all the special arrangements of famous Christmas carols. Sweater Weather - Buy one of Mrs. Claus' specialty sweater weather.
Grumpy Cocoa - You helped fix Grumpus a hot cocoa!


Added/Changed for 2019:
Stocking Stocking Stuffers - You bought all the 2019 Christmas event items!*
Burglar Burglar - You stole an item from the cluttered house!


We also have 9 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:

Santa Santa - You're practically Santa! (deliver a present while dressed as Santa)
Materialist - You bought all the Christmas 2012 event items!
Reverse Grinch - You've delivered a present dressed as a Grinch!
All The Toys - You bought all the Christmas 2013 event items!
No Returns Allowed! - You bought all theChristmas 2014 event items!
Season of Shopping - You purchased all the Christmas 2015 event items!
Winter Solstice Souvenirs - You purchased all the Christmas 2016 event items!
The Gift of Getting - You purchased all the Christmas 2017 event items!
Boxing Day - You purchased all the Christmas 2018 event items!


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

Note: The achievements Reverse Santa, Reverse Santa 2.0, Napping Nate Nabber, The Gift of Taking, Naughty Nabber, and Perks of the Job are not available during the 2019 event.

Mount Packs

New 2019 Mounts!



New mounts are available from Dec 12th to 16th!
The Flying Reindeer mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!
The Magic Reindeer and Nightmare Reindeer are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher!

Pet Packs

New 2019 Pet Packs:



COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for the sale pop-up!

Other Pets available**:

2012 Reindeer - The pet for getting 100% in the 2012 Christmas Event (available for Bush Bucks.)
2013 Reindeer - The pet for getting 100% in the 2013 Christmas Event(available for Bush Bucks.)
2014 Reindeer - The pet for getting 100% in the 2014 Christmas Event(available for Bush Bucks.)
Snowman - Earned for completing a specific quest in this event.

** Note that these four pets start out as ranch items only, and can be converted to real pets by talking to Hank the Farmhand in the Commons (once you've built the stables)

Share the holiday spirit on the forums!

The Christmas event will run until Monday December 31st at Noon PST (8pm GMT.)
December 12th
BW2: December 12th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Christmas Event 2019 Update (December 12th, 2019)

- Updated Christmas Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added new snowman pet and christmas tree quest rewards
- Added new item to fish up from the ice fishing hole
- Added new item in leftmost dev present
- Added a new gift to steal from the Cluttered House
- Added 3 new pets available from Dec 20th to 23rd
- Added Flying Reindeer mount available in Bush Bucks sale from Dec 12th to 16th
- Added Magic Reindeer and Nightmare Reindeer mounts in standard mount packs from Dec 12th to 16th

- Reduced friend purge threshold from 200 to 50.

- Reduced difficulty of the Skerbak Reaction Trial.

- Rotated pets in the Amicus store: Ghost & Gelatinous Cube now available.

- Can now buy Soccer Net ranch items from the ranch store after you’ve bought it from the Summer Sports event.

- Renamed the two Glitch ranch items to Glitch Companion and Glitch Teleporter for clarity.

- Worked on the Salt Desert Quest Hub. Sorry for the wait!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
November 15th
BW2: Thankful Thanksgiving Event 2019 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thanksgiving Time!

The residents of The Commons are preparing for a massive feast to celebrate the end of harvest season, and of course they need your expertise at finding things in bushes!

First and foremost, it's all about helping the chefs fill their food stations to the brim - and beyond. There's three of them for three types of meals, so you'll be collecting Meat, Veggies and of course Desserts to feed the hungry masses of Bushwhackia! Can you make all the Pristine Food? Keep doing turn-ins to achieve it!

On the subject of food - four of the guests have promised they would bring a dish to share, but they've forgotten ingredients.

And then, there's the problem of the Turkeys. Apparently, they need to be rescued in some fashion, so you'll need to get on that. You have the whole event to complete it.

Once again we're celebrating other harvest festivals around the world and hosting an inflatable surprise. They'll unlock as the event goes on. And tune later in the event for a parade!

Of course, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the Black Friday questline introduced in a previous year, and a fridge to store all those leftovers!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

Achievements Returning in 2019:
  • Special Order - You helped all of the people prepare their special dishes.
  • Master of the Ways - You have helped cook each dish excellently for the pristine table.
  • Short Order Cook - You've helped prepare one of each dish.
  • Turkey Lover - You saved enough turkeys to guarantee survival. This year.
  • Historical Detective - You helped Bob the Historian investigate the Pilgrims.
  • Family Matters - You brought all of Brock's family together for Thanksgiving.
  • Parade Enthusiast - You watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Fridge Fix-Up - You helped Fatima fix an old fridge and move it your ranch.
  • Thorough Taste Testing - You helped out Miss Mei enough to try all the different daily side dish samples.
  • Fattened Feathered Friend - Help Nate fatten up his turkey.
Added/Changed for 2019:
  • Stuffed Shopper - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2019 items.*
We have 7 achievements from previous years' events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks if a player was not present during the original years:
  • Thankful Decorator - You bought all the house items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
  • Thankful Dresser - You bought all the player items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
  • Thankful Shopper - You bought all the 2013 Turkey Day items.
  • Black Friday - You bought all the 2014 Thanksgiving items.
  • Thanks For The Stuff - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2015 items.
  • Grateful Expenditure - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2016 items.
  • Feastful Frittering - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2017 items.
  • Banquet Blowout - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2018 items.
* The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Banquet Blowout achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Pet Packs:

2019 Pets -- Available in Packs! COMING SOON!



The event will run until Friday November 29th at Noon PST!

Give thanks and feedback here!
November 15th
BW2: November 15th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thanksgiving Event 2019 Update (November 15th, 2019)

- Updated Thanksgiving Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added a new fridge to collect in Fatima’s quest
- Added 3 new pets available from Nov 22nd to 25th
- Added Autumn Fox mount available in Bush Bucks sale from Nov 15th to 18th

- Added Lunar Fox and Rockstar Fox mounts in standard mount packs from Nov 15th to 18th

- Adjusted the speed bonuses of the Gold Unicycle to 50%, and the Black Bicycle, Blue Bicycle, Pink Bicycle, White Bicycle to 40%.

- Fixed a waterfall in the Stratus Incline that wasn’t animating.

- Extra Energy, Mana and Power Pomes will be removed from your inventory next time you return to the Commons.

- Worked on the Salt Desert Quest Hub. Sorry for the wait!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
October 24th
COTLI: Emo's New Moon 5 

The entity stood before them on four legs, a malignant hulk of flesh and skulls and candles. It had no eyes. It had too many teeth. Yet despite its gruesome appearance, the Crusaders found themselves strangely comforted by its presence. The Evanescent welcomed the Crusaders like a shepherd would their flock, ready take them on a journey into the beyond.

"Come with us," spoke The Evanescent, its mouth filled with row after row of jagged teeth. "We will show you the way..."

The skies have darkened and Emo's New Moon has risen once again. For our second Tier 5 Event, we welcome a new and truly otherworldly new Crusader. Are you ready to journey across the veil with this eldritch monstrosity?

Emo's New Moon 5 runs until Tuesday, November 5th at 12PM PST, introducing The Evanescent and bringing back Wendy the Witch, Jack O'Lantern, Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul, Fright-o-Tron 4000, Viktor the Vampire, and Trixie the Treater!

New Tier 5 Crusader: The Evanescent

Stories tell of beings that escort souls from one existence to another. The Evanescent is one such being, an entity tied to the entropy and transition of all things into... what comes next.

When it comes to your formations, The Evanescent brings something unique to Slot 22. They use The Great Equalizer to grant the base tags of each Crusaders in The Evanescent's column to each other Crusader in the column. For example, if you have Zoraeban, Demonic Angel in your column along with The Evanescent, every Crusader in that column will be an Angel and a Demon in addition to their other base tags.

Vanitas, Bring Me to Life, and Memento Mori each offer more straightforward Global DPS buffs. Candle in the Window buffs Crusaders behind The Evanescent in the formation for each Enchantment Point (EP) from heroes not in the formation, while Until the Mourning increases the potency of the buff. Finally, Samhain increases Global DPS for each unique tag in the formation.

The Evanescent awaits all things. After all, we all die eventually...

New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit The Evanescent | The Evanescent takes up a slot in the formation and disables the DPS and upgrades of adjacent Crusaders with the Support tag. Reach area 400 with the new difficulty scaling.

  • Rest in Pieces | Only Angels, Demons, and Undead Crusaders - along with Trixie the Treater - may be used. Reach area 450.

  • Dreams on Yew Street | Special Freddie monsters have a chance to spawn with each wave of monsters. The Freddies will take out the DPS and upgrades of a Crusader, one Crusader per Freddie on screen. The Freddies disappear when they hit the formation. Reach area 475.

  • The Henry Spooky Photo Show | Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul begins in your formation, and cannot be moved or swapped out. Other Crusaders do no DPS. Riff Raff and Magenta also occupy slots in the formation, changing to different slots every 100 areas. Reach area 500.

  • Halloween Potluck | Wendy the Witch starts in your formation and cannot be moved or swapped out. Damage done to monsters is based on the lowest DPS Crusader in your formation. Trick or Treat Monsters have returned. Each area has double the number of enemies or bosses. Finally, enemies drop less gold and quest items, and the requirements to pass an area are doubled. Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Halloween 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, Tier 4 and Tier 5 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 when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Emo's New Moon Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Emo's New Moon 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, November 5th at 12:00PM PST to complete Emo's New Moon 5. Good luck!
October 18th
BW2: October 18th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Halloween Event 2019 Update (October 18th, 2019)

- Updated Halloween Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 2 new quests
- Added 4 new Haunted House items, one is crafted in a quest
- Moulder Most Foul quest unlocks later and requires completion of all 6 duty quests
- Daily All Hallows’ Treat Bag costs Pumpkins instead of Candy
- Added 3 new pets available from Oct 25th to Oct 28th
- Added Werepire mount available in Bush Bucks sale from October 18th to 21st
- Added Undead Werepire and Dark Werepire mounts in standard mount packs from October 18th to 21st

- Fixed the Bush Buck icon on some store items sticking around when scrolling through the ranch store

- Must now complete the Cliffs of Korak before the Meet in the High Jungle quest becomes available. (Thanks, Anubischick!)

- Worked on the Salt Desert Quest Hub. Sorry for the wait!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
October 11th
BW2: October 11th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Coffee Break Charity Results & Variants Pet Sale (October 11th, 2019)

- This year’s Coffee Break charity drive raised over $1,000 USD for the Alzheimer's Society of BC. This organization provides aid to people and families suffering from the disease. Give yourselves a pat on the back!

- Running a Variants Pet/Mount Sale:
- Available from October 11th to 17th.
- 3 new pets or mounts available for Bush Bucks each day, 20% off
- Added Blonde Hedgehog companion available in Bush Bucks sale from October 11th to 17th.
- Georgia(‘s NPC) will be in the event area during the sale to keep you up to date.

- Installed tool that will gradually correct the server clock over the next day or so (it’s been off by a lot for a long time now!).

- Worked on the Salt Desert Quest Hub. Sorry for the wait!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
October 4th
BW2: October 4th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Fairly Mischievous Fairies Limited Time Quest (October 4th, 2019)

- Added the Fairly Mischievous Fairies limited time quest:
- Available from October 4th to 7th.
- 3 quests unlock over the weekend.
- Unique store to buy items from.
- Can buy new fairy companions for Bush Bucks, cheaper than the regular companion Bush Buck price!

- Actually fixed creatures/pets with fancy animations not loading into the right animation.

- Adjusted Shady Forest and Cliffs of Korak map nodes so their red flags aren’t obscured.

- Worked on the Salt Desert Quest Hub. Sorry for the wait!

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
October 4th
BW2: Fairly Mischievous Fairies Limited Time Event! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The barrier between Faerie and Bushwhackia is thin this weekend, and it's allowing a variety of trickster fairies to run amok!

Head to the Old Man Tree in the Event Area in the Commons to get started! The fairies gathered there will ask you to send the fairies back home.

The fairies will come in three waves, each wave starting at noon each day this weekend. Don't forget to get the quest from the fairies in the event area! You'll be awarded Fairy Dust for completing each wave, which you can spend on opportune items the fairies keep in the Old Man Tree.

Outside of the main three waves, you'll occasionally find Forest Fairies wandering the fields. When you whack any fairy, there's a chance it will drop Fairy Dust. Forest Fairies will drop more Fairy Dust than the others.

If you're a veteran player in search of a challenge, don't worry! More items in the store will unlock after you've bought the initial set. You can amass as much Fairy Dust as you have the patience for, and spend it on the other items that become available.

You've got until noon on Monday October 7th to make the most of this opportunity.

Pro-Tip! Reducing your Nothing Odds will increase your chances of finding Fairy Dust when you whack a fairy.

Discuss on the forums!

Redeem this code before noon on Monday October 7th for 1 free Large Energy Pack: TROU-BLES-OMEF-AIRY
October 3rd
COTLI: Carnival of Sorrows 5! 

Come one, come all and step right up! That's right! No mirrors, no tricks! It's just magic!

The fifth edition of the Carnival of Sorrows event is now live, and adds a magic show to its attractions!

This is also our first Tier 5 event! Read on for more details about what's new for this year of events!

Carnival of Sorrows 5 runs until Tuesday, October 15th at Noon Pacific Time, and introduces conjoined twins, Carmen and Petunia!

New Tier 5 Crusader: Carmen and Petunia

Carmen and Petunia both love stage magic. Petunia's specialty is tricks with turning balls into fruits while Carmen is so good at slight of hand, you'll wonder how she did it. Finding less than stellar success advertising as just a magic act, they've embraced being conjoined twins and have been making the money ever since with their new marketing angle: conjoined magicians!

Once you've recruited Carmen and Petunia, you'll find them providing support to your formations that contain female and human Crusaders, and they'll provide their financial skills to help your gold find. They occupy seat 32 on the bench.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Sashimi the Seal, Chiyome, The Half-Blood Elf, Mindy the Mime, Mister the Monkey, and Pete the Carney are all once again available to unlock!

What's New for Tier 5

Another year of events means some changes to how events work, and we hope you like them!
  • Accessing the Event | The Fourth Time's the Charm Talent now unlocks Tier 4 objectives and higher, which means it unlocks the Tier 5 objectives if you have it purchased, and it will unlock additional higher objective tiers in the future.

  • Event Idol Bonus | The buff to Idols for completing event objectives now buffs the Boss Idol drops in addition to the normal Idols you earn, though at a different rate from normal Idols.

  • Event Free Plays | Good news everyone! You can now increase the Free Play bonus for free plays on permanent campaigns by completing areas on the event free play!

  • Event Currency Costs | Since there are now 5 tiers of objectives to complete in an event period, we've lowered the cost of the objectives for Tiers 1 to 3, to help those players who are playing catch-up with an event.

  • Starting EP | Tier 5 event Crusaders will come with 450 EP when you recruit them.

  • Tier 5 Objectives | Rather than just go further and further, we're trying something different. The areas you are required to reach to complete the Tier 5 objectives are lower, but the difficulty of the monsters scales up much more quickly.

  • Bonus Skin! | The reward for completing the 5th Tier 5 event objective has been changed. Instead of awarding a Tier 5 event Jeweled chest, the reward is now a skin for one of the event Crusaders! For the Carnival of Sorrows event, the lucky Crusader getting a skin is Chiyome! This skin does not have an effect associated with it, but does make her fit in more with her fellow Carnival Crusaders when she wears it.


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Carmen and Petunia | Carmen and Petunia occupy a slot in the formation. They reduce the effectiveness of other columns' formation abilities by 50%. Reach area 400.

  • The Prestige | A dunk tank occupies a slot in the formation and every few seconds a Crusader drowns. Reach area 450.

  • The Illusionist | A crystal ball occupies a slot in the formation and summons visions of your potential future self. Reach area 475.

  • The Carnivorous Carnival | A beast tamer occupies a slot in the formation and summons savage beasts randomly. Only the front spot of the formation can deal DPS to dispatch your enemies. Reach area 500.

  • Fortune's Fool | Some days you just spend it all on trying to win the supreme prize on a rigged carnival game. In this objective, your Idols provide no Gold bonus. Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Carnival 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, Tier 4 and Tier 5 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 when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

You'll have until Tuesday, October 15th at 12:00pm Pacific Time to complete Carnival of Sorrows 5!