April 29th
BW2: April 29th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lake Island Rezoning Application (April 29th, 2019)

- Added the Lake Island Rezoning Application community quest, which allows plays to buy and expand a new ranch area once completed.

- Your pet is now hidden when you enter build mode

- Gold amounts on ranch expansion dialog are now comma separated

- Added missing tooltips to Quality and Fullscreen options buttons

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
April 29th
Lake Islands Rezoning! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Have you dreamed of having another piece of property to decorate? Well now you can make it a reality!

You and all your fellow players can now work together to help Celine submit a rezoning application for the lake islands, enabling you each to buy your own private island!

Once the rezoning is complete, if you are at least level 250, have fully upgraded your house, and have built all the buildings in the Commons, including the fourth floor of the skyscraper, you can purchase the Lake Island property, which you can expand and decorate like your ranch! You can even build a Cottage on it!

After you've bought your own Lake Island, Jim will help you build a boat to get there! Note that this boat will appear in the water near the upper right corner of your ranch. You'll have to make sure there aren't any items on your ranch blocking your view of it!

Three days after you've bought your island and have a boat to get there, Jim will offer to help you build a Cottage on the island. You must be level 290 to build the Lake Island Cottage.

Rezoning the lake islands is a cooperative quest, so everyone's contributions will count towards getting it done. Talk with Celine in the Town Hall to get started.

To contribute, you can complete the following quests:
- Special Document Paper (20 hour cooldown)
- Scrounging More Paper (Cannot accept during Special Document Paper quest. No cooldown)

Complete these quests until you reach your platform's goal!

Discuss on the forums!

Have fun!
April 18th
BW2: April 18th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Anniversary Celebration and Friendly Fixes (April 18th, 2019)

- 7th Anniversary Celebration is happening in the outdoor theater area of the Commons from April 17th to noon PST April 19th

- You can now see who helped a crop if you click it and mouse over the “helps” bar

- Fixed being able to bug people to play who have played recently, which should remove the “help stem the tide…” requests people are seeing when they play regularly

- Now show a popup saying "You already have the max number of friends, and cannot add any more!" when you open the request dialog via clicking to invite friends, if you have the max number of friends. This should reduce some invite spam players are seeing.

- Changed the type of the Balloon Kitty from “misc” to “premium”

- Fixed being able to remove a mount's base bonus when you remove levels of the same bonus (April 15th)

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
April 17th
Celebrate Bush Whacker 2's 7th Anniversary! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

As some of you may know, April 18th marks the day BW2 was first released.

We sometimes run a full Anniversary event, but this year, as with other years where Easter doesn't come early, we're dialing the party back to a small developer celebration in the Commons where the Theater currently stands.

Much like the 5th anniversary, you'll be able to get cake, buy items from past anniversary celebrations from Nick, and complete Georgia's quest to get 2 new developer gnomes.

The celebration will start at 9 AM (PDT) on Wednesday April 17th and end at noon (PDT) on Friday April 19th. Don't miss out!

Lastly, we'd like to thank you for being such an amazing community.
April 12th
Egg-tastic BW2 Easter Event 2019 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Easter Bushwhackers!

The Easter Bunny is back in town to bring the friendly competition of his egg hunt! That's what Easter is all about, right? The yummy chocolate eggs!

Every 8 hours, you can compete against 4 residents of the Commons in the Easter Egg Hunt! Plus, after your first Hunt of the day, you can hide eggs to set-up for the next hunt and whack monsters to keep the fields safe for the children!

Having trouble winning? Why not use some bonuses, available from the shady character in the wizard hat in the Event Area. Boosts are available for purchase for Easter Tokens after you complete your first Egg Hunt of the event.

Help make the eggs with the three turn-in stations! With all the Unpainted Eggs, Dye and Wax, we can make some pretty egg designs!

Chef Elza will have her bevy of recipes for you to help her prepare to have an awesome Easter feast!

Speaking of Easter feasts, lambs are so very cute, aren’t they? Help Lambchop save her fellow fluffy lambs from ending up on Easter feast tables.

Grab Jelly Beans and Peeps every 20 hours for extra Easter progress and tokens! Plus, each of the turn-in station owners will have a bonus quest for you to complete, and you'll get to help the poor confused soul deal with Easter moving around.

You can help one character make a Chocolate Easter Egg, because who doesn't need more sugar? And you'll be able to make a custom hat! This year, you'll be able to get the hats for both genders for completing the quest for Hyatt the Hat Maker!

Finally, don't forget to help a bilby evict some invasive bunnies... a lot of them. It starts tomorrow, Saturday April 13th, at Noon Pacific Time to give you time to finish it.

New for 2019:
If you can complete the event, you'll earn this awesome 100% reward carousel critter for your ranch!



The World Wide Easter Egg Hunt has been updated for this year! You can find up to 90 Eggs, hidden in new spots, depending on your progress in the game.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of EIGHTEEN possible achievements to earn in the Easter 2018 event.

Achievements Returning for 2019
Winner, Winner! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt. You can do it!
Greedy! - Win the Easter Egg Hunt with a perfect score.
Easter Feasting - Help the Chef prepare for the Easter feast!
Basket Weaving 101 - Complete the Easter Reeds quest 5 times.
Pro Egg Designer - Help 40 times at each of the Egg Stations.
Lambs against Lamb - Help Lambchop protest certain feast choices.
World Wide Hunter - Find 5 eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt.
Chocolate Egg Maker - Help Edna make her own chocolate Easter eggs.
Hyatt's Hats Hustler - Help Hyatt unlock his passion for creating hats!
Bunny Invasion! - Help save the bilbies by capturing invasive bunnies during the Easter event

Added/Changed for 2018
Easter Earner - Purchase all the 2019 Easter custom items.*
Egg Eagle Eye - Find all 90 of the eggs during the World Wide Egg Hunt [HARD! Requires most of the Salt Desert content finished]

We also have 7 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Eggregious Purchases - Purchase all the 2018 Easter custom items.
Easter Item Exodus - Purchase all the 2017 Easter custom items.
Easter Decorator - Purchase all the 2016 Easter custom items.
Gone Egg Crazy - Purchase all the 2015 Easter custom items.
Easter Token Finder - Purchase all of the 2014 Easter custom items.
Eggtacular - Purchase all the 2013 Easter custom items.
That's Not Fair! - Win the Egg Hunt while dressed as the Easter Bunny (2013 customization items: Rabbit Hat, Rabbit Nose and Bunny Cape)

*The Easter mini-golf piece is not included in the Easter Earner achievement.

New 2019 Pet Packs:



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

The event will run until Friday April 26th 2019 @ 1pm PDT.

Plan your attack for finding all the Easter eggs here!

FAQ

How do I participate in the Easter Egg Hunt?
Talk to the NPC under the Easter Egg Hunt banner to be teleported to the hunting zone.

What do I do in the Easter Egg Hunt zone?
Click on all the crates, barrels, rocks and bushes trying to find as many eggs as you can. There are only 20 eggs hidden in all the doodads.

How do I get a perfect score in the Easter Egg Hunt?
You need to collect all 20 eggs - basically not letting any of the other hunters find any.

I’m too slow at the Hunt. How can I be better?
The NPC with the wizard hat in the event area of the Commons sells boosts for Easter Tokens. Speed up your character and distract the other hunters with his wares. Also, travel in a circle, starting in the area closest to where everyone else is being distracted. And don't click on the searchable items themselves, click beside them. Clicking on the item causes you to walk slower.

When will the last quest unlock?
All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

What contributes to my 100% progress?
Turning in the Unpainted Eggs, the Dye and the Wax as well as completing the Easter Egg Hunt and the quests for the folks in the event area.

Why do I want to ask friends for help?
It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.

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 the achievements available and how to get them?
Either on the holiday dialog, the achievements dialog, or on the blog.

When can I do the World Wide Easter Egg Hunt?
The World Wide Easter Egg Hunt starts on Good Friday - April 19th - and lasts for the rest of the event.

Where do I find World Wide Easter Egg Hunt Eggs?
Once the hunt has started, you can find eggs by clicking them in many of the zones in the world. Eggs are hidden behind rocks and trees and in tricky to access locations in normal zones, secret areas, and adventure zones all over the world. Not every area has an egg hidden in it. There are 75 eggs hidden throughout the world in total, but you'll need to be done most of the content in the game to find them all.
April 12th
BW2: April 12th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Easter Event (April 12th, 2019)

- Updated the Easter Event for 2019:
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 10 more Easter eggs to the world wide Easter egg hunt
- Added 3 new pets available from April 19th to 22nd
- Added Easter Gryphon mount available in Bush Bucks sale from April 12th to 15th

- Added a new pet summary bonus for 550 unique pets which rewards 9 Unique DNA

- Can now buy 5 Hay from Clint’s “Ye Fanciful Feeds Grocery” once per day for 4 Mount Bucks

- Feeds in Clint’s “Ye Fanciful Feeds Grocery” now tell you why you can’t buy them when you have the maximum amount of them

- Made some optimizations to the ranch inventory/store/storage dialog

- Added graphic for “No Category” in ranch store

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
April 5th
BW2: April 5th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Spring Sale & Optimizations (April 5th, 2019)

- The Spring pet & mount sale is running from April 5th to Wednesday April 10th, with new pets going on sale each day.

- Removed a lag spike often happening after you pick an item from your inventory to place.

- Made speed/memory optimizations on the back-end regarding ranch items, in preparation for adding more ranch space.

- Expired pets no longer count towards your unique pet count, or to having owned them.

- Made light and dark hovels in the Caustic Crag more differentiable, by making the roof thatch of the light hovels lighter.

- Clarified the quest description of the “Teotl's Return!” quest, so it’s clear what you must do after you’ve waited a few days.

- Changed the name of the store which you buy Dirt Plots from, from “Ye Olde General Store” to “Ye Farmer's Market”.

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