January 19th
Idle Champions: Wayside Inn Weekend 
Posted in Idle Champions.

There are challenging new objectives starting at the Wayside Inn on the Grand Tour campaign! Perhaps these special buffs for Celeste, Jamilah, and Hitch will help!



The following Champions will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 22nd.
  • Celeste – Increases the effect of Celeste's Crusader's Mantle ability by 200%

  • Jamilah – Increases the damage of Jamilah by 400%

  • Hitch – Increases the effect of Hitch's Friendly ability by 200%

Check out these limited-time Gold Wayside Chests that contain equipment for just the champions above!

(Note: gear only appears for unlocked Champions. If you do not have Hitch unlocked, his gear will not appear in the chests)
January 17th
Idle Champions: New Grand Tour Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This week's update included two new challenging Grand Tour of the Sword Coast variants: March of the Undead, a new variant of Terror in the Dark, and Invisible Shadows, a new variant of Unearthed Evil.

Terror in the Dark

  • New Variant: March of the Undead — Additional Relentless Undead monsters spawn and attack your formation. When they are killed, Relentless Undead don't disappear. Instead, after 5 seconds, they get back up and start attacking again.

Unearthed Evil

  • New Variant: Invisible Shadows — Additional shadow monsters attack your formation. They're invisible and cannot be damaged until they reach you, then they are revealed and can take damage. They move quickly and don't block spawns.

Features:

  • Added two new Grand Tour of the Sword Coast variants: March of the Undead and Invisible Shadows.

See the variants in game for more information!
December 21st, 2017
COTLI: The Nate Before Christmas 2017 

Collect Candy Canes by killing monsters, then use them to play the new The Nate Before Christmas to unlock new Crusaders, equipment, and achievements!

The Nate Before Christmas event runs until Tuesday, January 2nd at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Xander, the Xmas Dragon

Xander, the Xmas Dragon is an all-new support Crusader whose own support abilities increase based on the number of FA buffs they are receiving — the more buffs they get, the bigger their buff!

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders RoboSanta and Frosty by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, The Dark Helper and RoboRudolph, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Xander, the Xmas Dragon | Xander takes up a slot and rains presents from the sky. Unfortunately, these presents kill your Crusaders. Reach area 500.

  • A Supernatural Christmas | Only Dragon and Supernatural Crusaders can be used. Reach area 600.

  • Revenge of the Elves | A number of Evil Elves attack the formation, each with annoying abilities. Reach area 650.

  • The Christmas Beasts | Only Animal Crusaders can be used. Reach area 700.

  • Too Many Presents | A present takes up a slot. Every X levels, another slot is taken up, until there is no room at all for good little boys and girls. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Christmas Silver and Jeweled 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 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, January 2nd at Noon PST to complete The Nate Before Christmas this season!
December 15th, 2017
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Greedy Ghosts 

Finding the new Ghostbeard's Greed tier 4 objectives challenging? Fight back with these handy buffs!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, December 18th.
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • Serpent King Draco - Base DPS +400%
  • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf - Golden Touch ability +200%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%
  • Chiyome - Blend with Shadows ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Greedy Jeweled 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 13th, 2017
Celebrate Christmas 2017 in Bushwhackia! 
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 2017:
This year's update includes: a new Christmas tree for your ranch received from completing the Decorate Tree quest; a new Snowman ranch item from the Build a Snowman quest; custom items for ice fishing; 3 new daily quests; and more!

Presents all Around!!

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-THREE possible Achievements to earn in the Christmas 2017 event:

Achievements Returning in 2017:
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.

Added/Changed for 2017:
The Gift of Getting - You purchased all the Christmas 2017 items!*
Sweater Weather - Buy one of Mrs. Claus' specialty sweater weather.
Naughty Nabber - Permanently borrow an item (Rudolph gnome) from Nate's house.

We also have 7 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 2012 Christmas things!
Reverse Grinch - You've delivered a present dressed as a Grinch!
All The Toys - You bought all the 2013 Christmas things!
No Returns Allowed! - You bought all the 2014 Christmas items!
Season of Shopping - You purchased all the Christmas 2015 items!
Winter Solstice Souvenirs - You purchased all the Christmas 2016 items!


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

Note: The achievements Reverse Santa, Reverse Santa 2.0, Napping Nate Nabber, and The Gift of Taking are not available during the 2017 event.

Pet Packs:

New 2017 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 January 1st at Noon PST (8pm GMT.)
December 1st, 2017
BW2: A Post-Feast Feast 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

There are so many Thanksgiving leftovers, and a visitor in the Commons doesn't want them to go to waste! It's a tall order, so they'll need the help of all the Bush Whackers!

This community-wide quest will last from now until Noon Pacific Time on Monday December 4th! Contribute as much as you can to help out and try to earn the rewards!

Assuming you're all successful, the reward will be available from them any time before Wednesday December 6th at Noon Pacific Time.
November 29th, 2017
BW2: Heroic Hubris 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

For the next couple days, there will be a heroic visitor staying in the Commons. If you help them out, you might just get something for it! Be quick though, as they'll only be here until Noon Pacific on Friday, December 1st!

We're also running two mythical mount packs over the next couple days! Be sure to check them out!
November 16th, 2017
Idle Champions Event: Feast of the Moon 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The party descends into an infamous crypt filled with the tombs of local heroes to pay homage to their deeds during the Feast of the Moon. Unfortunately, the dead are restless, rising from their slumber as undead and gathering deep in the crypt for some unknown nefarious purpose...

Fight your way through the risen heroes of yore as your party descends into the dark depths of The Crypt of Legends. Seek out whatever is responsible for this undead uprising, and put an end to it for good!

Idle Champions' latest event, Feast of the Moon, is a celebration honoring the deeds of the fallen heroes of Faerûn. This limited-time adventure runs from today until Noon PST on Tuesday, November 28th 2017, and introduces Gromma, the Tortle Druid.


New Champion: Gromma Nander

A wise Tortle matriarch, Gromma Nander is an elderly Circle of the Land Druid with nearly one hundred grandchildren. She has picked up many skills over her long life, and is able to fulfill DPS, support, or tanking roles in a formation. No matter her specialization, Gromma has a particular grandmotherly fondness for young members of any race, and will empower members of her party, with the youngest receiving the greatest boost.

When you want to add Gromma to your party, you can swap her with Nayeli.


Feast of the Moon Variants

  • Respectful Restraint — Ultimate Attacks can not be used and any attacks with a cooldown of 5 seconds or less have an additional 3 second cooldown (so a 4 second cooldown becomes 7 seconds, but a 6 second cooldown stays at 6 seconds). These lengthened attacks don't do any additional damage due to their longer cooldown.

  • The Relentless Undead — Undead monsters have 2x as much health as normal and, when they take a killing blow, they are stunned for 10 seconds before coming back to life (they still drop gold and quest items and count towards the quest each time they are killed).

  • A Grand Nandventure — Gromma Nander is forced to be in your formation. She starts at level 1 in your formation right away alongside Bruenor. She cannot be removed from the formation or swapped out of her seat. She has a 4x damage boost and her normal attack cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds.


Features:

  • Added the Feast of the Moon event, our third limited-time campaign event! The event will run until Tuesday, November 28th at noon PST.
  • Added a new Champion: Gromma, the Tortle Druid.
  • Added a new event Divine Favor: Jergal's Favor.
  • Added five new Achievements.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!
November 14th, 2017
BW2 2017 Halloween Mansion Contest Winners 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

We've chosen our 2017 Halloween Decoration Contest Winners! If you weren't aware, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are picked by the whole Codename Entertainment studio, while Community Choice was voted on by you, the wise Whacker community! Our top three choices earn 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks respectively, while the Community Choice takes home a cool 50 Bush Bucks.

Without further ado here are your winners:

Facebook Winners


1st Place
Russel D.

2nd Place
Cr B.

3rd Place
James R.

Community Choice
Elizabeth B.

Kongregate Winners


1st Place
Shadowsil5

2nd Place
DocHoneydew

3rd Place
debetesse

Community Choice
Moon_Moon

Armor Games Winners


1st Place
abner69

2nd Place
jkreuz

3rd Place
Fenrir025

Community Choice
MathewIbasco

Big Fish Games Winners


1st Place
swenlo

2nd Place
Flybaby

3rd Place
wisteriad

Community Choice
jelab



Congratulations again to all our winners! Your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your accounts!