January 20th
New Objectives & Ski Trip Weekend Buff  

Get your grinding shoes on, because this week's update adds sixteen new objectives via new tier 2 and tier 3 versions of all the Ready Player Two campaign objectives!

Whether you're dodging anvils, capturing Polkamans, or avoiding being backstabbed in the Video Game of Thrones, these new objectives are sure to challenge you! You'll need the Tier 2 or Tier 3 talent to play them, and many, many, many idols to defeat them. We've also added a new weekend buff event to help you get started. Good luck!

Here's a glimpse at some of the new objectives additions:

Glitch Out Tier 2


Formation slots are randomly glitched, disabling Crusaders in them to area 600.

Video Game of Thrones Tier 2


Every 10 seconds, a random Crusader in your formation is betrayed and killed all the way to area 600.

Couch Co-op Tier 3


Beat area 700 while using only four Crusaders at a time while enemies have significantly more health.

To help you through the tough new Tier 2 and 3 objectives, there's a weekend buff. Starting today, the five Crusaders below will receive boosts until Monday, January 23 at Noon PST.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Jason, the Master of Shadows - Gold Find +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • President Billy Smithsonian - Us Vs. Them ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Ski Trip Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for President Billy if you've unlocked him.)
January 13th
New Weekend Buff: Royals' Vacation 

The royal family is tired of sitting around decreeing things. Take them out of a fun vacation this weekend and finish up your most challenging event objectives!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday January 16th.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party Ability +200%
  • The Princess - All Gold Find +200%
  • Thalia the Thunder King - Storm Rider Ability +200%
  • Val the Mermaid - All DPS +200%
  • Queen Siri - Queen's Decree Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Royal Vacation Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Val and Queen Siri if you've unlocked them.)
January 6th
New Weekend Buff: Road Trip! 

It's time for a fun romp down the freeway to see a big cow made out of butter. We've buffed the Crusaders with the best sense of direction to help you out this weekend.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday January 9th.

  • The Washed-Up Hermit - Craziness Ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - A-Hah! Ability +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Find +200%
  • Sarah the Collector - Base DPS +400%
  • Pilot Pam - Focused Teamwork Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Road Trip Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Pilot Pam if you've unlocked her.)
December 30th, 2016
New Year's Novelty Weekend Buff 
Tags: weekend, buff.

Who knows what kind of exciting new features 2017 will bring? Only time will tell! To start the year off right, enjoy these powerful buffs for some of our more neglected Crusaders. The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday January 2nd.

  • Sasha, the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark Ability +200%
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - Gold Find +200%
  • Prince Sal, the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail Ability +200%
  • Frosty the Snowman- Chilling Power +200%



Also, check out the limited-time New Year's Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Frosty the Snowman if you've unlocked him.)
December 23rd, 2016
White Christmas Weekend Buff 
Tags: weekend, buff.

Ho ho ho, Crusaders! Our offices are closed until the New Year, but that doesn't mean you don't get tasty, tasty buffs to get you through the weekend! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas. The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday, December 26th.

  • The Bush Whacker - Critical Click Chance +6%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! Ability +200%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Ride Ability +200%
  • RoboSanta - Expensive Toys Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Snowy Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboSanta if you've unlocked him.)
December 2nd, 2016
Weekend Buff: The Great Darkness 
Tags: weekend, buff.

The nights are getting longer and colder. While many of your Crusaders yearn for longer, lighter days, several of them thrive in the dark. The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday December 5th.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Detective Kaine - A-Hah! ability +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - All DPS +100%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • Mr. Boggins - The New Students ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Dark Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mr. Boggins, the Substitute Teacher if you've unlocked him.)

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November 18th, 2016
Weekend Buff: Chilly November Nights 

It's starting to get chilly outside, so head inside and load up your favorite formation, because we've got nice wooly buffs for you to wear all weekend! The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday 21 November.

  • The Bush Whacker - Critical Click Chance +4%
  • Sasha, the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark Ability +200%
  • Sarah the Collector - Base DPS +400%
  • King Reginal IV - Royal Grail Ability +200%
  • RoboTurkey - Gold Find +100%



Also, check out the limited-time Chilly Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboTurkey if you've unlocked her.)
November 11th, 2016
Weekend Buff: Veteran's Remembrance  

This weekend we're launching a special weekend buff. We'd like to take a little slice of your time to remember and respect those who have served in the military. The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday 14 November.

  • The Washed-up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Find +100%
  • Sal, the Merman - All DPS +100%
  • Nate Dragon - Double Dragon Ability +200%
  • Ranger Rayna - Friend of Nature Ability +400%



Also, check out the limited-time Veteran's Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Ranger Rayna if you've unlocked her.)
October 28th, 2016
Weekend Buff: Emo's Weekend Wonder 

It's the Halloween weekend and what better way to prepare than a weekend buff for the five scariest Crusaders. Starting today, the five Crusaders below will receive boosts until Monday, October 31 at Noon PDT.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Detective Kaine - A-Hah! ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • Sarah, the Collector - All DPS +100%
  • Littlefoot - Growing Up ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Wondrous Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Littlefoot if you've unlocked her.)
October 14th, 2016
October Objectives! 

We don't need roads where we're going! Mostly because to enjoy this week's update you just need a computer or mobile phone. Nike Mag shoes are optional.

This week we launch four new challenging objectives for the Idols Through Time campaign.




New Objective: Echoes

In the objective Echoes you'll encounter randomly spawned malevolent versions of your Crusaders that can't be killed for 30 seconds but will still deal damage to you. If they're at the forefront of the enemy's attack, they'll soak up all your DPS until they disappear. You're going to want to clear all 600 areas as soon as possible to beat them.

New Objective: Hamstrung

The objective Hamstrung will only allow you to use Crusaders that don't have a DPS tag all the way to area 600. Time to find a new main dps'er!

New Objective: The Lost World

The Lost World objective sees you transported back to the Jurassic period and attacked by a cornucopia of dinosaurs. These beasts include ones that are invisible, tanky, super-fast, and others that will do ranged damage to your formation.

The final new objective is Atrophy where all Crusaders will take 1% damage per second until you can clear the area. Then you start all over again until you can beat area 700.

Plus, this weekend we're buffing some October-loving Crusaders from today until Monday, October 17 at Noon PDT.

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS + 400%
  • The Princess - DPS All + 100%
  • Natalie Dragon - Gold Find + 100%
  • Nate Dragon - Double Dragon + 200%
  • Mister the Monkey - Follow the Leader + 200%

Also, check out the limited-time Octoberfun Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mister the Monkey if you've unlocked him.)

Good luck Crusaders, you'll need it!