October 20th
New Weekend Buff & Tier 2 11th Objectives! 


It's time to really pump up that idol gain (again) with another set of tier 2 11th objectives! Good luck, Crusaders!

By completing the new additional Tier 2 11th Objectives in each campaign you can unlock more power for the Bonus Boss Idols feature: Bosses above area 100 may randomly drop additional idols when killed for the first time.



This update includes the last four campaigns' 11th Objectives! Enjoy!
  • Mischief at Mugwarts - Accio Difficulty: Areas gets more difficult much more quickly.
  • Ready Player Two - Cheaters: Cheaters randomly spawn. Each cheater has a different special ability, such as instantly killing a random Crusader, or moving really quickly, or disabling a Crusader's DPS and Formation Abilities, etc.
  • Idols Through Time - History Lesson: Various historic figures from history spawn and must be defeated. They each have an annoying ability.
  • Amusement Park of Doom - Too Much Candy: Candy monsters spawn. Each time one is killed, it reduces the DPS of your formation by 50%, stacking multiplicatively.



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until noon PDT on Monday, October 23rd.

  • Sasha the Fierce - Warrior's Bulwark ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - Gold found +100%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%
  • Milgrid the Mining Mage - All DPS +200%
  • Chiyome - Blend with Shadows ability +200%

Check out these limited-time Accelerating Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
October 13th
New Weekend Buff! Carnival of Horrors! 

Things have taken a turn for the worst. What used to be a fun and jovial carnival is now dark and creepy. We can make it though, thanks to these buffs.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until noon PDT on Monday, October 16th.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Mindy the Mime - All DPS +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%
  • The Half-Blood Elf - Know Me ability +200%
  • Alan the ArchAngel - Blinding Light ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Horrible Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
October 6th
New Weekend Buff! The Fun Never Ends! 

Actually, the fun is just getting started! It's the first weekend of the third year of Carnival of Sorrows! Let's earn ourselves some sweet, sweet new Crusaders!

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

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Mister the Monkey - Gold found +100%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%
  • Queen Siri - Queen's Decree ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Neverending Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
September 14th
Updated Event! Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge! 

We gotta go back, back, back to school again! But it's no high school musical. It's time for classes, homework and demons as we play through the Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge event, 2017 edition!

The teachers and students have fallen victim to possession once again, and it's up to you and your intrepid Crusaders to save the day. If you haven't recruited them yet, now is you chance to add Karen and Mr. Boggins to your roster!

Two new Tier 2 Crusaders, Willy the Weregoat and The Exchange Student will be available to recruit after you've completed all the Tier 1 objectives (you may need to wait for enough event currency to do that) and if you have the talent "Doing it Again" purchased.

The first new Crusader is Willy the Weregoat, who stamps his hooves into place as he swaps with the Princess. Don't let him near any paperwork, unless you don't want it anymore. He really likes the taste. But he'll play nice and buff your Crusaders!



New Crusader: Willy the Weregoat


At level 50, Willy the Weregoat unlocks Reciprocation, which buffs adjacent Crusaders DPS by 10% per formation ability affecting Willy. The bonus is additive.

At level 400, Willy unlocks Play Nicest, which buffs Reciprocation by 100%, which means you get a 20% bonus per buff.

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is The Exchange Student. As a new student, she's easy to free from the demonic influence and join your adventures, swapping with Thalia the Thunder King. She's shy but confident, which makes for an interesting combination.



New Crusader: The Exchange Student


Once recruited, The Exchange Student unlocks Lightning Drake at level 50, which allows you to use Storm Rider.

At level 150, The Exchange Student gets the upgrade Class President, which buffs the DPS of the Crusaders in the column behind her by 50% of your current Storm Rider buff.

Once you've recruited both Willy and The Exchange Student, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.



New Objective: Class Garden

In Class Garden, Arnie has forgotten to water the cacti and now the dehydrated plants want revenge. For every 10 you kill, a raging cactus will spawn to avenge his fallen comrades, and you'll have to fight them off until you beat area 400.



New Objective: Class Pets

In Class Pets, you need to escort the class hamster, turtle and snake to area 450, while they take up spots in your formation and change positions every 50 areas.



New Objective: Class Dismissed

In Class Dismissed, school is out and so are your Crusaders. Every 50 areas an entire bench slot gets dismissed and is no longer available to use, as you head to area 500 in this objective.

Equipment for all the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Educational chests, but tier 2 Crusaders gear will only be unlocked once you've recruited them.

You'll have until September 26th at Noon PDT to complete the event.
August 3rd
Updated Event! Littlefoot's Big Adventure 

Now that the sun is out in full force, the Great Outdoors is calling you for your annual Crusaders camping trip. Grab the old bivouac, tent, or yurt and get out there and enjoy that fresh air.

Last year we introduced you to Ranger Rayna and Littlefoot. This time you've introduced us to the new Tier 2 Crusaders! Well, you the community have named them after answering the call to help celebrate our second anniversary! The winning names are: Beary McBearFace and Penny the Park Planner.

The Littlefoot's Big Adventure event runs from today through to August 15th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Ranger Rayna and Littlefoot to your roster.

The two new Tier 2 Crusaders, Beary and Penny, will be available to recruit after you've completed all the Tier 1 objectives and if you have the talent "Doing it Again" purchased.

New Crusader: Beary McBearFace.


At level 150, Beary unlocks Controlled Burn which lights a random monster on fire every 2.5 seconds. The monster stays on fire until it dies, taking 20% more damage from all sources.

At level 300, Beary unlocks Stomp Out Campfire which increases his DPS addtively +100% for each enemy on fire from Controlled Burn.

The second new Tier 2 Crusader is Penny the Park Planner.

New Crusader: Penny the Park Planner.


Once recruited, Penny unlocks Trash Pickup at level 100 where you'll automatically pick up gold and quest items after they've been lying on the ground for five seconds. Good news, the timer gets decreased with her gear!

At level 300, her ability Troupe Trooper gives all the Crusaders in the same column as Penny a +50% DPS boost.


Once you've recruited both Beary and Penny, there are three new side objectives to tackle in your quest.

New Objective: Firefighters.

In Firefighters, A random number of fire enemies spawn. They have a lot of health and do not drop gold.

New Objective: Primal Rage.

In the objective Primal Rage, only Crusaders with the DPS tag can be used to craft your formation and conquer the forest.

New Objective: Burnt Out.

The final new objective is Burnt Out. XP is replaced with 'Exhaustion.' A point of Exhaustion is earned once an hour and each point reduces hero damage by 95%. Clear the objective before your Crusaders become too tired to continue.

Equipment for all the Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Bigfoot chests.

Once again, you'll have until August 15th at Noon PDT to complete the event. Happy camping!
July 28th
It's Time to Vote! 

Thank you everyone for all your name submissions! There were lot of unique and interesting ones, as well as some predictable ones, given this is the internet.

Now we're accepting your votes on the shortlist as chosen by us at Codename! The shortlists are:

For the Bear:
  • Arson Major
  • Beary McBearface
  • Burnie the Bear
  • Matches the Pyrobear
  • Sir Bearington
  • Teddy the Little Match Bear
  • Ursa, the Arson
For the Female in Green:
  • Alice the Activist
  • Cookie the Girl Scout
  • Emma the Evergreen Scout
  • Ingrid the Inspector
  • Lucy the Lost Scout
  • Penny the Park Planner
  • Samantha the Salamander Scout
Visit this link in order to select your choices and stay tuned for the debut of the winning names with the launch of Littlefoot's Big Adventure in August!

We'll be accepting votes on the names until Tuesday August 1st at Noon PDT!

Thank you for being a part of the 2nd Anniversary celebration for Crusaders!

Note: You will need to be signed into a Google account to vote, but we are not collecting your emails. This is just how Google records one vote per player.

And just for fun, we thought we would include some Honorable Mentions.

For the Bear:
  • Angry Bear with a Stick!
  • Backfire Bear
  • Baldric the Incinerator
  • Barely a Bear Scout
  • Barry the Boot Camp Bear
  • Bear Grillus
  • Bear-er of the Flame-to-be
  • Bearrick the Kindler
  • Bjorn McBearface
  • Burney the Arson Bear (Only *you* can start forest fires!)
  • Cinders the Matchtaker
  • Def Leppard, Pyromania(c)
  • Fireball the Cuddly
  • FlameBear of the Match
  • Grizzly Matches
  • Oaky Embers (anagram of Smokey Bear)
  • Ranger Toasty
  • Sam the Fire Beartroller
  • The Big Match Bear
  • Yekoms, the Fiery Ursid
For the Female in Green
  • Activist Annie
  • Barbara the Uptight Camp Coordinator
  • Blondie the Brownie
  • Char, the Suspicious Secret-ary
  • Community Manager of Infinite Patience
  • Dalia, the Administrator
  • Dolores Green
  • Erika the Envronmentalist
  • Etsy, the Clipboard Girl
  • Florence the Tour Guide
  • Green, The Lost Girl
  • Herbione Ranger
  • Inspector June Goodly
  • Lady McLadyface
  • Minerva Empress of Red Tape
  • Mrs. Boggins, the Soccer Mom
  • Petitioner Petunia
  • Smiling Savannah the Tagalong
  • Slagathor
  • Watcher Willow
July 17th
It's Time to Name Some Crusaders! 

As part of our celebrations for the 2nd anniversary of Crusaders of the Lost Idols, we're asking for community input!

If you click on this link, you can view the two new Crusaders being added to Littlefoot's Big Adventure, and submit a name for each of them. We at Codename will go through the list of submissions and select our top few for each Crusader. Players will then get a chance to vote on the best name and the winning names will be revealed when the event starts!

The first round of submissions will be available from today until Noon PDT on Monday July 24.
May 30th
Sneak Peak! Tier 4 Talents and Legendary Changes! 

They've been surrounded in rumor for a while, but now we're finally ready to talk about some of the upcoming Tier 4 Talents as well as some changes to certain Legendary loot. Read on to find out more!

Tier 4 Talents

One of the most common questions about Tier 4 Talents that we've seen is what area will you have to reach to unlock them. If you'll recall, you can't buy Tier 1 talents until you reach area 150. Tier 2 require 300, and Tier 3 require 600. Tier 4 Talents will continue the climb and require that you reach area 900 in any campaign before you can buy them. They will also cost a ridiculous amount of idols.

To give you a taste for the power invested in these new talents, we've going to highlight one of the new talents from each tree in this teaser blog. Are you ready?

Active Tree: Instant Satisfaction



This talent allows you to use your active abilities in rapid succession - if you're lucky! Why use Fire Storm once when twice is double as good? Maxing out the 21 levels in this talent to get a 50% chance will cost you just shy of 10,000,000 idols.

Passive Tree: Idols Over Time



The more time you take on a run, the more Idols you will earn. The bonus stacks additively and is progressive, so if you've got it maxed out at 50% for every 2 hours, you'll get 100% more idols after just four hours, 125% after five hours, and a massive 600% more after a day of idling. Great for overnight free plays or adding value to long challenging objectives! Maxing out this talent will cost you a cool 8,400,000 idols.

Utility Tree: Sprint Mode



What is Sprint Mode? Sprint mode allows you to skip between boss areas extremely quickly, assuming you can finish off the boss fast enough! If you defeat the boss and his minions within seven seconds of entering the area, you'll skip ahead five areas directly into the next boss area. This ability is only active in free play, but is definitely the creme de la creme of the new talents. Consider taking only 10 or 15 minutes to reach area 500 on your free plays? The idols will really start to pour in now. This power won't come cheap, though. Unlocking Sprint Mode up to area 500 will cost you more than 25,000,000 idols.

These new changes should allow players to reach new heights and earn idols even faster than ever before. While there is no tier 4 objective talent in this initial release, it is planned for a future update, meaning there will eventually be a whole slew of incredibly challenging objectives available for our most dedicated and voracious players.

Other Changes

We're also making some changes to the effects of several Legendary items - mainly items that increased the effects of existing formation abilities or stacked in unintended and overly powerful ways. These items will now instead provide an additive stacking buff. A full list of affected items will be released in the change log of the update.

But what if you've invested a lot of crafting material and catalysts in these items and don't find the new items to be powerful enough for your tastes? Well, we've taken care of that. You will now be able to disenchant (DE) Legendary items to recover the materials spent on them. Each DE'd legendary will return enough Common material to level them up to whatever level they were, as well as credit a free legendary craft. Free Legendary crafts do not require any catalysts, and are used automatically when you craft your next Legendary item(s).

We've also listened to players who were unhappy that Golden Legendary items used the normal Legendary name and icon, rather than special animated icons. In this update we'll make a change to all Golden Legendaries so that they use the same icon and name as the Golden Epic items that they upgrade from.

Wrapping Up

This update will also refresh players' free Talent respecs back to three. We're hoping to get this update out in the next little while, so stay tuned to the in-game news and change log over the coming weeks! Happy idling, Crusaders!
April 27th
Gardeners of the Galaxy 2017 

I am Broot. Plus, the giant galaxy destroying plant is back, so there's that. Nate and the gang require more help to defeat the interplanetary flora interloper. Two new Tier Two Crusaders need to be recruited during this updated event.

Gardeners of the Galaxy event runs from today through to May 9th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Broot and Robbie the Raccoon to your roster.

Two new Tier Two Crusaders are also available to unlock once you've completed the Tier One objectives: Spaceking and Grandmora.

New Tier Two Crusader: Spaceking.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Spaceking who'd put Zapp Brannigan to shame with his lascivious behaviour and penchant for melodrama.

At level 150, his ability Kirkin' It Up increases his DPS +100% for every alien Crusader in the same formation.

At level 400, Spaceking unlocks Avenger which increases his DPS +100% for each dead Crusader in the formation.

New Tier Two Crusader: Grandmora.

Grandmora is the ageing grandmother of intergalactic being, Thermos. She's an expert in knitting warm, ugly clothes and her insistence on feeding the other Crusaders makes her an ideal support Crusader.

At level 50, Grandmora unlocks Still Suspicious, an ability that Buffs all Crusaders in the column in front of her by 200%, divided by the number of Crusaders in the column behind her.

Grandmora unlocks Untrusting at level 150, the ability buffs all Crusaders in the column behind her by 50%, multiplied by the number of Crusaders in the column in front of her.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Spaceking and Grandmora, there are three galaxy-sized new Tier Two objectives to complete.

New Tier Two Objective: Out of Control.

In Out of Control, a rapidly growing plant starts in just one formation slot, but spreads to a new formation slot every 50 areas, eventually encompassing all formation slots until you beat area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Raid.

In the objective, Raid, two clouds of toxic spray float around the formation, moving to a random adjacent slot every 10 seconds. The Crusaders in the affected slots have their DPS reduced to zero and formation abilities disabled.

New Tier Two Objective: Slow and Steady.

The final new Tier Two objective is Slow and Steady. Every time a monster is killed, every Crusader in your formation takes 5% of their max health as damage. They naturally heal 20% damage every 5 seconds all the way to area 500.

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Gardener's Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until May 9th at Noon PDT to complete the event.
March 22nd
Superhero Spring 2017 

The world is in peril again! It seems to happen every year now. It's time for the Crusaders to pull on the spandex, give their friends or family lame excuses for leaving them suddenly, and save the world.

Super Hero Spring event runs from today through to April 3rd at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Bat Billionaire and Metal Soldierette to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Arachnobuddy and Foresight.

New Tier Two Crusader: Arachnobuddy.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Arachnobuddy, a superhero imbued with superhuman spider-inspired powers. His alter ego teenager Paul Potter lives with his uncle Matt after a luchador savagely killed his aunt, Gwen.

At level 50, his ability Web Blast shoots out a web projectile at a random enemy every five seconds dealing 200% of Global DPS. Collect equipment for Arachnobuddy to increase the number of webs he fires.

At level 400, Arachnobuddy unlocks Stick Webbing where Web Blasts stuns affected targets for one second (but doesn't stack if multiple blasts hit the same target).

New Tier Two Crusader: Foresight.

Foresight is a new lifeform created by melding the power of an Unlimited Stone, one of the greatest sources of power in the Crusader universe, and an indestructible material called Reverbrium.

At level 100, Foresight unlocks Playing Favorites, an ability that heals individual targets for 20% of max health per second. It heals humans if more humans are adjacent to Foresight than non-humans, or it will heal non-humans if more non-humans are adjacent to Foresight. In the end, if there are an equal number of humans and non-humans it doesn't heal anyone. At level 400 Foresight's Supernatural ability increases Supernatural Crusaders' DPS +50%.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Arachnobuddy and Foresight, there are three more objectives to conquer (after a few more drinks, naturally).

New Tier Two Objective: The Revengers.

In The Revengers players can only choose Supernatural or Superhero Crusaders, plus Bush Whacker and Nate. Then they must reach area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Sidekicks.

In the objective, Sidekicks three bumbling sidekicks take up slots in your formation, each with a unique debuff on adjacent Crusaders as they get in the way of our heroes with their misguided attempts to help (e.g. reduce DPS, reduce Gold Find, and disable formation abilities).

New Tier Two Objective: Super Villains.

The final new Tier Two objective is Super Villains. The Crusaders' arch nemeses spawn and attack the formation. Each super villain has different annoying abilities that'll make reaching area 500 a real challenge!

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Superhero Spring Jeweled Chests. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

You'll have until April 3rd at Noon PDT to complete the event. Cheers!