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October 21st
COTLI: Rune System and Season 2 Launch! 

Get ready to tackle the Clocktower and power up your Crusaders with the all-new Rune System! What's the Rune System you ask? Keep reading to find out!

Season 2: The Clocktower

The Dungeons are open again with season 2: The Clocktower!

We've changed up the following 3 formations:


Playing It Old School



Free For All



Sunday Stroll


Other Changes for Season 2

  • Rotating Dungeon Points and Dungeon Coin Bonuses Improved - They've been increased up from 10% to a 125% bonus.

  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 10,000 to area 14,000.

  • Changes to the Dungeon Points and Dungeon Coin drops - The drop formulas have been tweaked a bit, due to the changes in the bonuses, but they also start earlier now.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Benefactor's pass route have had their reward amounts tweaked considerably, with more crafting materials, cooler buffs and drops for the Rune System to help your progress!

  • More Achievements - We've added more achievements for going deep on the Dungeon objectives, plus the Season 2 completion achievement!

  • Lil' Reaper Now Available! - If you missed getting this cutie during the previous season, you can now purchase it for Dungeon Coins!

  • Extra Levels Beyond Level 25! - The season itself still ends at level 25, but you've got some extra levels to chase for even more crafting materials!


  • Introducing the Rune System

    Epic gear being elusive? Or Legendary gear taking a while to level up again? Runes are here to give you a power kick and make some changes to your play!

    The Runes

    There are five types of Runes available to slot on your Crusaders: Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Soul. What power each unlocks depends on the Crusader you're assigning the rune to, otherwise each type of rune is identical.

    You can level up runes by dragging a rune to the Merge box in the rune inventory, or by dragging a rune of the same level and shape onto a rune slot on the Crusader that already has a rune assigned to it. Merging runes to reach level 6 and higher will cost 1 Legendary Catalyst each time in addition to the two runes of the same level and shape.



    Rune Screen

    The Rune screen is where all the magic happens. You can choose between viewing the list of Crusaders in the Formation, Crusaders who have Runes Slotted, and All Crusaders. Clicking on a Crusader from the list will bring up their personal slots and the list of their rune bonuses.

    You can unlock the slots on a Crusader in any order. The first slot is free, and the rest will cost Legendary Catalysts, increasing in cost as you unlock more slots. Once a slot is unlocked, you can slot in a Rune and start seeing the benefits of the bonus.

    Crusaders' Runes provide different effects based on their role, such as Gold Find for Gold Finders Crusaders. That applies to the first 3 slots.

    Slot 4 on every Crusader provides them with a mission system boost. There are 4 possible effects that slot will unlock:
    • Increase the Gold won from Gold Missions.
    • Increase the EP won from EP Missions.
    • Chance that the rewards from the mission can be doubled.
    • Reduce the duration of missions longer than 2 hours in original duration.
    Slot 5 on every Crusader will have a buff unique to them, which we will be adding over time.

    Once assigned to a slot on a Crusader, you normally cannot remove a Rune, just upgrade it. There is a rare item, Rune Solvent, that will allow you to remove all slotted Runes from a particular Crusader. You can find Rune Solvents from a mission in the mission system.



    How to Acquire Runes

    You'll be able to get Runes by opening Runic chests, and specific Rune types of certain levels as rewards from some season milestones. You can also get the Runic chests from the following locations:
    • The real money Chest Store, from the Runic chest tab.
    • Up to 2 chests per week from the Ruby Exchange.
    • Up to 3 chests per week from the Challenge Token store.)
    • Up to 3 chests per week from the Dungeon Depot.
    • Up to 2 chests per week from the Mission System.
    • Season reward milestones.


    Have fun with the new season and the new Rune System!
    October 15th
    COTLI: Season 2 And Rune System Teaser! 

    Get ready to collect those season rewards! Here's a sneak peek at Season 2 of the Dungeons, and the all-new power system, Runes!

    Season 2: The Clocktower

    Season 2 is coming and with it we've made some changes to the season and the Dungeons!

    First, we've changed up some of the formations. Here's a sneak peek at the new formation for Playing it Old School.



    Plus we've got a whole slew of new rewards from both passes, including a chance to get some Runes to help you out with the all-new Rune System!

    Rune System

    Looking to power up your Crusaders even more? Runes are here to help you out!

    Each Crusader has room to slot 5 runes, on the all-new Rune screen. The first slot on a Crusader is unlocked for free, and the additional slots will cost Legendary Catalysts to unlock. Crusaders' runes provide different effects based on their role, such as Gold Find for Gold Finders Crusaders. Each Crusader also has a rune that will effect the outcome of missions, from extra EP to doubling the rewards of the mission they're sent on and more!

    But that's not all: every Crusader will have a unique effect that can be unlocked by slotting the appropriately shaped Rune in their fifth slot! We'll be debuting with unique powers for a handful of Crusaders and update the other Crusaders in chunks every so often.

    Every rune can also be leveled up, to get more power, with a max level of 15. You need to combine two runes of the same shape and level to get the next level of rune, so combining two level 2 runes would produce a level 3 rune. Higher levels of runes will also take Legendary Catalysts to craft in addition to the runes.

    How to Acquire Runes

    As noted above, Runes will be rewarded from both the free and the paid pass of the Season 2 rewards. You'll also be able to get them from weekly purchases of Rune Chests from the Ruby Store, Challenge Token Store, and Dungeon Shop, in addition to real money purchases in the Chest Shop.

    We'll also be adding a few missions to the mission system that can award Runes.

    So... release date?

    We anticipate season 2 and the Rune System being released sometime in the next week or so, but as always we want to note that things could change unexpectedly, even the design itself. We'll keep you updated!

    To celebrate the release being so soon, from now until Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 @ Noon Pacific Time, everyone gets a Wonderful Weekend of Idols buff! Reload the game to get the buff!
    September 30th
    COTLI: Carnival of Sorrows 6! 

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

    The sixth edition of the Carnival of Sorrows event is now live, and adds a new leader to its attractions!

    Carnival of Sorrows 6 runs until Tuesday, October 13th at Noon Pacific Time, and introduces Mogra, the Ringleader, and brings back returning Crusaders Carmen and Petunia, Sashimi the Seal, Chiyome, The Half-Blood Elf, Mindy the Mime, Mister the Monkey, and Pete the Carney!

    New Tier 6 Crusader: Mogra, the Ring Leader

    Tags: event, support, demon, animal, male, gold


    Mogra the Ringleader is a demon tiger who refused to fall into the trope of being an act in the carnival and instead runs the show himself, offering his support to other animals in the carnival.

    Once you've recruited Mogra, the Ringleader you'll find him providing support to your formations that contain animal and human Crusaders. Mogra takes seat 36 on the bench.

    New Tier 6 Objectives

    • Recruit Mogra, the Ring Leader | Mogra, the Ring Leader takes up a slot in the formation. Crusaders adjacent to Mogra, the Ring Leader do 0 DPS. Pete and Mister the Monkey take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Reach area 600.

    • Vaudeville For Life | Mindy and Half-Blood Elf take up spots in formation and can't be moved. A clown escort takes up a spot in formation and the clown debuffs adjacent Crusaders’ formation abilities, except Pete and Squiggles, who get buffed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

    • Acrobatic Endeavors | Chiyome takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Crusaders cost more to level up, gold dropped by monsters drastically reduced Idols don't provide Gold bonus. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

    • Audience Feeding | Sashimi takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. DPS to monsters is equal to your gold find. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

    • Practical Effects | Carmen and Petunia take up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. The area quest requirements are quadrupled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

    More info

    You'll have until Tuesday, October 13th at 12:00pm Pacific Time to complete Carnival of Sorrows 6!

    For more info on previous Carnival of Sorrows Crusaders and objectives check out the Carnival of Sorrows 5 blog post.

    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, Tier 5, and Tier 6 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.

    September 3rd
    COTLI: Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge 5! 

    Heading back to school is the worst. Literally anything is better! Even a full-on invasion by demonic hordes resulting in some kind of 'Schoolhouse Scourge' would be better.

    You thought you were done with PE? Well this Valkyrie will have you running laps! Her name is Hildr, Valkyrie of PE, and she will whip you into shape!

    Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge 5 introduces Hildr, Valkyrie of PE and brings back Aphelion, the Distant and brings back Karen, the Cat Teenager, Mr Boggins, the Substitute, Willy the Weregoat, The Exchange Student, Zoraeban, Demonic Angel, and Aphelion, the Distant. The adventure ends on Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 12:00PM Pacific!

    New Tier 5 Crusader: Hildr, Valkyrie of PE

      "Drop and give me 20!"
    Don't let the gruff demeanor and high expectations of this Valkyrie keep you away — Hildr is actually quite sweet and there for everyone! Everyone's Welcome and The Good Sugar Water increase Global DPS per adjacent Evil and Good Crusaders respectively! Resistance Training increases DPS for every 25 levels over 200 by 4 times! She's stacked so this stacks! Her Mead Powered increases the non-formation abilities of all adjacent Crusaders, and Song of Death increases the Gold find for each Undead, Angel or Demon tag in the formation, and The Shieldmatron's Handbook for increase the effects of level 50 and level 100 upgrades.

    It's not Gym Class without sweaty equipment. Her Whistle increases Song of Death, Nectar of the Gods increases Mead Powered and protective equipment is always important, her Breastplate buffs The Shieldmatron's Handbook.

    New Tier 5 Objectives

    • Recruit Hildr, Valkyrie of PE | Hildr, takes up a slot in the formation. Only Schoolhouse Scourge Crusaders Crusaders may be used.
      Reach area 400.

    • Prep Rally | Cheerleader and DJ occupy slots in formation. Every 30 seconds, they cheer and bop, boosting the adjacent Crusaders by -20% to 200% DPS.
      Reach area 450.

    • Cooking Class | The Pot of Neverending Soup occupies a slot in the formation.Food monsters randomly spawn, and for every 50 food monsters killed, the Soup buffs your Gold find by 10% additively. Gold Find Crusaders can’t be used.
      Reach area 475.

    • Photography Class | Camera monsters spawn randomly, freezing your DPS while they're alive.
      Reach area 500.

    • Basket Weaving 101 |DPS and Gold find bonuses from Idols are disabled.
      Reach area 525.


    Help! Where’s the Loot?

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Educational 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 Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


    You'll have until Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 12:00PM Pacific to complete Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge 5!
    August 28th
    COTLI: Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge, Tier 4! 

    The time has come, the time is now, for the Tier 4 objectives for the Mme. Finklebottom's Revenge campaign!

    Tackle these objectives once again, to help build your ruby stash up. We've highlighted what has changed with them for Tier 4, but they still have all the fun changes added along the way in previous tiers as well.

    Objectives

    • The Journey of the Ring
    • Reach area 1000.
    • Hobbits change positions every 250 areas now.
    • Ring Reapers will now one-shot the Crusaders if they reach the formation.
    • Awards 650 rubies.
    • Call in the Eagles!
    • Reach area 1050.
    • Only Animal Crusaders can be used.
    • Awards 700 rubies.
    • Let's Dial In
    • Reach area 1050.
    • Some of the spawned monsters can only be damaged by projectiles.
    • Awards 700 rubies.
    • It's the Climb
    • Reach area 1100.
    • Healing abilities are ineffective.
    • Awards 700 rubies.
    • It's Getting Hot in Here
    • Reach area 1200.
    • The random buffs from the volcano become more powerful every time a Crusader dies.
    • Awards 700 rubies.
    • Vertical Limits
    • Reach area 1100.
    • Only Supernatural Crusaders can be used.
    • Awards 700 rubies.
    • Dead Snow
    • Reach area 1200.
    • Tough zombies now spawn after 3 lesser zombies are killed.
    • Awards 700 rubies.
    This weekend, we're also offering the Flash Sale Frenzy. Starting at 11am Pacific Time (UTC-7) today, Friday, August 28th, 2020, and running until Monday, August 31st, 2020 at Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7), you'll get a new flash sale offer every 6 hours, or every time you purchase your current flash sale, if you are missing any of the Golden Epics on the list we've curated. If you own all the golden items from the list, the game will continue to offer you flash sales, if there are still ones you are missing for the Crusaders you own.

    Enjoy!
    August 13th
    COTLI: Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 5! 

    Five years, five summer games -- and five times sabotaged by Dr. Evil.

    Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage returns, bringing a Para Rugby Crusader into play. Oona, Para Rugby Star promises to be a superbly-powerful DPS Crusader in the right formation. We can't wait!

    This year's event runs until Tuesday, August 25th at 12PM PDT, introducing Oona, Para Rugby Star and bringing back Veronica, the Android Archer, Bubba, the Swimming Orc, The Gold Hound, Milgrid the Mining Mage, Dr. Evil, PhD, and Euodia, the Fencer!

    New Tier 5 Crusader: Oona, Para Rugby Star

    Tags: event, DPS, female, elf


      ANNOUNCER 1: Have you ever watched Para Rugby?
      ANNOUNCER 2: It's scary!
      ANNOUNCER 1: And there's no one scarier on the field than Oona, Para Rugby Star.
      ANNOUNCER 2: The fact that she is a Record Chaser is certainly noteworthy - her DPS increases exponentially as the enemy spawn rate increases.
      ANNOUNCER 1: Whoa!
      ANNOUNCER 2: Yeah, it combines well with her Elven Stamina, which increases her DPS for every 25 levels over and including 200, multiplying her DPS by a factor of 4.
      ANNOUNCER 1: What about her Blueshift? Have you seen that?
      ANNOUNCER 2: I haven't yet, but I hear it somehow makes enemies weaker, reducing their effective level by 25 while retaining their damage and gold values.
      ANNOUNCER 1: And of course, she also plays Murderball.
      ANNOUNCER 2: Don't get me started on that - she's a force to be reckoned with! She can Turn on a Dime and improve Record Chaser even further.
      ANNOUNCER 1: Would you say she has 'No Limits'?
      ANNOUNCER 2: I certainly would. She is an asset to any formation.


    New Tier 5 Objectives

    • Recruit Oona, Para Rugby Star | Oona, Para Rugby Star and two cheerleaders take up slots in the formation, moving every 100 areas. Cheerleaders buff gold found when gold-finding Crusaders are adjacent to them. DPS crusaders are unavailable.
      Reach area 400.

    • Quadrathlon | The four sketchy clones are back, each with a unique annoying power.
      Reach area 450.

    • Cauldron of Flame | There's a volcano in the formation! Upon entering each area, the volcano erupts, spawning between 5 and 10 indestructible fire monsters.
      Reach area 475.

    • Sporting Supplies | Demonic sports supplies occupy six prime slots in the formation.
      Reach area 500.

    • Golden Gun | A mysterious man occupies a slot in the formation, and buffs your DPS.
      Reach area 525.

    Help! Where’s the Loot?

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Crusader Games 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 Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


    Players will have until Tuesday, August 25th at 12:00PM PDT to complete Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 5.
    July 30th
    COTLI: Fifth Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

    It's our fifth anniversary this week! Crusaders of the Lost Idols is turning five (!!!) years old. It is totally time to do another Anniversary Bash Giveaway!

    We'll be giving away seven days of rewards to our players in the form of codes from our Facebook, Twitter, and Newsletter with a special BONUS reward for players who redeem all seven codes! Amazing!


    Day One — Challenge!

    Starting Thursday, July 30th, we'll be giving away some special goodies to Crusaders of the Lost Idols players, starting with sharing a Special Anniversary Newsletter!

    Day Two — More Gold

    On Friday, July 31st, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page!

    Day Three — MORE POWER!

    On Saturday, August 1st, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page.

    Day Four — EPIC!

    On Sunday, August 2nd we will be sharing a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page!

    Day Five — More Jewels!

    On Monday, August 3rd, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page.

    Day Six — YAY!

    On Tuesday, August 4th, we will be sharing a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page!

    Day Seven — New Outfit!

    Finally, on Wednesday, August 5th, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page.

    BONUS — Buff those Idols!

    If you find and redeem all seven codes, you'll gain a seven day buff!

    Update!

    Here's the list of all the codes for you to redeem, if you haven't yet!
    • FIFT-HANN-IVER-SARY expires August 13th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

    • FIVE-TIME-STHE-GOLD expires August 14th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

    • NINE-TIME-STHE-DPS! expires August 15th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

    • NATE-S3RD-GOLD-EPIC expires August 16th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

    • 5THT-AKES-THEC-AKE! expires August 17th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

    • MANY-HAPP-YRET-URNS expires August 18th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

    • ANEW-BUSH-WHAC-KER! expires August 19th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

    Happy anniversary!
    July 23rd
    COTLI: Littlefoot's Big Adventure 5! 

    You've been home long enough - it's time for another expedition into the great outdoors! Pack your bags, gather your supplies, and venture out into the wild beyond as we embark on Littlefoot's Big Adventure 5!

    This year's event runs until Tuesday, August 4th at 12PM PDT, introducing Koivu the Dryad and bringing back Langley, the Conductor, Rosie the Rocklechaun, Beary McBearFace, Penny the Park Planner, Ranger Rayna, and Littlefoot!


    New Tier 5 Crusader: Koivu the Dryad

    Tags: event, supernatural, flora, male, magic, support, good


    Koivu the Dryad is heading out into the world, ready to start a new adventure for a new chapter in his life, having transitioned to a male form after long and thorough self-reflection. He's excited to make new friends with the other Crusaders and he's willing to lend his magic, and his squirrel friend, to help out while they're exploring what all the worlds have to offer.


    New Tier 5 Objectives

    • Recruit Koivu the Dryad | Koivu the Dryad takes up a slot in the formation. Flora Crusaders receive a buff. Non-Flora Crusaders receive a debuff.
      Reach area 400.

    • Creatures in the Night | Dangerous monsters appear from the night. These special monsters are invulnerable unless targeted by Imani's Marked for Death ability. Areas are shrouded in darkness.
      Reach area 450.

    • Supernatural Delight | Only Base 20 Crusaders and the Tier 1 Event Supernatural Crusaders can be used.
      Reach area 475.

    • Fauna Exploring Flora | Only Animal Crusaders can be used in this reworked formation.
      Reach area 500.

    • Campfire RPG | Every boss is a twenty-sided die: the boss is randomly either a 1, 10 or 20. If it's a 1, its weaker than normal, if it's 10 then it's normal health, if it's a 20, it's stronger than normal.
      Reach area 525.

    Help! Where’s the Loot?

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Bigfoot 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 Littlefoot's Big Adventure Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Littlefoot's Big Adventure 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


    Players will have until Tuesday, August 4th at 12:00PM PDT to complete Littlefoot's Big Adventure 5.
    July 3rd
    COTLI: Alien Invasion Day 5! 

      "Today, in the most dire of times, we Crusaders choose not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today we face the aliens at our doors once again. Today, we take the fight to them. No Crusader stands alone. Today, we cancel another apocalypse."

      ~President Billy Smithsonian



    Alien Invasion Day 5 has arrived, bringing with it the cybernetic alien monarch, Queen Ysjorgnak. This year's event runs until Wednesday, July 15th at 12PM Pacific, introducing Queen Ysjorgnak and bringing back Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic, First Lady Betty Smithsonian, Red, the Ace Pilot, Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist, Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor, and President Billy Smithsonian!


    New Tier 5 Crusader: Queen Ysjorgnak

    Tags: event, female, alien, royal, robot, support


    Little is known of Queen Ysjorgnak. She is the monarch at the head of a vast interstellar civilization. Legends say that the Queen was augmented after suffering mortal wounds in a battle at some distant star, and that now much of her body has been replaced by cybernetic enhancements. She is now as much artificial as she is organic...


    New Tier 5 Objectives

    • Recruit Queen Ysjorgnak | Queen Ysjorgnak takes up a slot in the formation. Only Alien Crusaders do DPS.
      Reach area 400.

    • Speedster Racing | Only Crusaders with speed enhancing upgrades do DPS.
      Reach area 450.

    • Galaxies Apart | Crusaders with any adjacent Crusaders deal no DPS and have their formation Abilities weakened.
      Reach area 475.

    • Growing Up in Space | Only Flora and Alien tagged Crusaders do DPS. An alien plant escort occupies slot in formation and provides DPS boost for every 200 monsters killed.
      Reach area 500.

    • Shuttle Scuffle | The formation is split into 3 section of 4 slots. Alien boarders attack one section at a time, disabling the DPS and upgrades of all Crusaders in that section.
      Reach area 525.

    Help! Where’s the Loot?

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Alien 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 Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Alien Invasion Day 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


    Players will have until Wednesday, July 15th at 12PM Pacific to complete Alien Invasion Day 5.
    June 25th
    COTLI: Introducing The Dungeons & The Crypt 

    Hail Crusaders!

    You may have heard whispers about "uncapped objectives" swirling around this year and wondered what they were. Well, wonder no more! It's time to descend into The Dungeons!


    Welcome to The Dungeons

    What are the Dungeons you might ask? Well, it's a set of 10 new objectives for you to enjoy, with a major bonus: no maximum DPS cap! That's right, you can now see how far your formation building will take you without running into an invisible wall! The Dungeons are available to try once you've completed the From the Ashes Tier 3 Objective in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign.

    These objectives come with all-new formations that range from 12 to 15(!) spots to place your Crusaders, challenging you ascend to new heights while expanding your creativity. And getting deeper into these objectives is good, as it will net you more rewards in the form of Dungeon Coins, an all-new currency arriving with this update. Dungeon Coins can be spent on various items in the new Dungeon Coin shop, The Dungeon Depot, helping you gain even more additional power to push your formations even further.


    10 New Formations

    We wanted to give you a brief introduction to the 10 new formations, so without further ado, here they are!



    Playing it Old School

    This formation will look familiar to most players, as it's a take on Ready Player Two with the bottom spot of the middle column removed, leaving it with 13 spots for you to build your formation with. But we have faith you can make it work!



    Free for All

    This formation features two columns of 4 Crusaders each for you to experiment with, as you build a formation that works with the 12 spots you have available.



    Fun and Games

    Two columns of 4 again, but with different adjacent spots for the center two spots and the extra front spot gives you some more variety in this formation of 13 Crusaders.



    Under Fire

    Another riff on the Ready Player Two formation, but this time with the center 2 spots having more adjacent spots than in the original.



    Sunday Stroll

    Another 13 spot formation for you to try out, starting big on the outside and going in to the lone center spot. How far can this formation take you?



    Dark Dwellers

    14 spots for you to play with in this N-shaped formation, featuring 3 columns of 4 Crusaders each and a couple Mindy friendly spots, but those two solo spot columns might prove tricky to craft around.



    Making Waves

    The first 15 spot formation of the new formations. Ride the wave as you make this formation work.



    Jungle Journey

    Another 15 spot formation, with columns of 4 and more of your Crusaders clustered together. We're excited to see how you can take advantage of this shape to push as far as you can.



    Achieve Flight

    With 14 spots and a column of 4, this evil eye formation might not be so evil after all, especially with its Mindy friendly spots.



    Dungeon Crawl

    The final new formation is also 14 spots for you to fill, with yet another column of 4, flanked by columns of two and bounded by columns of 3 Crusaders.


    We hope you enjoy busting out your formation crafting with these new formations!


    New Rotating Buff System

    But we can hear you ask, why would I do any objective other than the ones with the excellent 15 spot formations?

    Good question player! Well, the Dungeons also feature a rotating buff system. So of the 10 objectives, 3 will be assigned a buff to give you a bonus for doing that objective. The buffs will rotate to 3 different objectives every time you reset the world off of an objective in The Dungeons. So you can benefit from doing an objective with a smaller formation if you do it while it has the buff that you currently want.

    The three buffs that will rotate are:
    • Bonus Idols - Gain anywhere from 0.01% of your current total Idols at the time you reset the world, up to 3% depending on how deep you get before resetting the world on an objective when it has this buff. Ka-ching!

    • Bonus Dungeon Coins - Gain 10% more Dungeon Coins from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Dungeonlicious!

    • Bonus Dungeon Points! - Gain 10% more Dungeon points from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Cryptastic!
    Dungeon points, you ask? Let's continue on to the next section.


    New Season: The Crypt

    The Dungeons update will also introduce our new 'Seasons' mechanic to the game and our first season: The Crypt! Complete the whole season and in addition to the in-game achievement for beating it, you'll unlock our adorable new Crypt-themed taskmaster, Li'l Reaper.




    So what's the short and long of it?

    • If you have access to the Dungeons objectives, you can participate in the season.


    • You have 12 weeks to earn enough Dungeon Points to clear all 25 levels and earn all the prizes, including Li'l Reaper.


    • For our first season, The Crypt, Dungeon points are only earned from completing objectives in the Dungeons.


    • The deeper you go on an objective, the more points you get.


    • You can do 15 objectives for Dungeon points a week for free, letting you choose when you can invest your time in earning those points.


    • If you need additional runs to earn your Dungeon points, you can spend Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Depot to access additional runs for the week.




    Want even more goodies than you can earn for free? You can support Crusaders by purchasing the Mysterious Benefactor's pass at any time. You'll immediately be able to claim any premium rewards you've already unlocked and you'll be able to claim the others as you meet the season goals.

    We're looking forward to your feedback on this new addition to Crusaders! Get your delving on!



    F.A.Q. for Dungeons and The Crypt Season

    • Q: What are the Dungeon objectives?

      A: They are a series of new objectives for you to test your mettle against. The maximum number cap has been removed, so you can go as far as your heart desires and see what your true DPS is in these all-new formations.


    • Q: How do I access the Dungeons objectives?

      A: Once you've completed the Tier 3 Objective From the Ashes in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, objectives for The Dungeons will become available from the campaign selection screen.


    • Q: Why no bonus boss Idol drops?

      A: Because the bonus boss Idols drops are based on the areas reached and the maximum number cap has been removed for these objectives.


    • Q: Will I get progress towards my Free Play Bonus by doing these objectives?

      A: No, these objectives do not count towards that bonus, as these are special types of objectives and that bonus is for rotating through the free plays on the permanent themed campaigns.


    • Q: What do I get from doing the Dungeons objectives?

      A: You get the all-new Dungeon Coins to purchase items from the new Dungeon shop; and Dungeon points for the current season. The debut season is The Crypt.


    • Q: Can I only do these objectives once?

      A: No, you can do each objective multiple times. The only limit is your weekly allowance of runs.


    • Q: How do I see my season progress?

      A: You can click on the all-new Dungeons button on the Rosette tab at the bottom of the screen, the one with your Achievements, Stats and Challenges information.


    • Q: Why is the season geared towards veterans? How can I make progress?

      A: The season is meant to be additional end game content, but we still want mid level players to have access to the dungeon objectives. You can still earn points, especially if you take advantage of the buff that gives more Dungeon Points from a reset. You do also have the twelve weeks to try and get up into the higher echelon of power, and you can purchase extra runs for Dungeon Coins in the later weeks if you've managed to raise your power levels by then.


    • Q: What happens if I can't complete the first season?

      A: The top prize for the season will become available for Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Coin store a few weeks after the season completes.


    • Q: Do I have to claim the rewards right when I unlock them?

      A: No, you can wait to claim them until you're ready to use them. However, if the season has ended, any unclaimed rewards will automatically be claimed at the end. Rewards will be awarded if you are in the game when the season ends, or the next time you log in if your game is closed when the season ends.


    • Q: If I purchased the Mysterious Benefactor's pass during the previous season, do I get the rewards in the current season?

      A: No, but you keep all of the permanent rewards you've earned from the old season.


    • Q: How do I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass?

      A:
      • Launch Crusaders of the Lost Idols.
      • Navigate to the current season's dialog.
      • Click on the purchase button.
      • Benefit!


    • Q: What if I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass late in the season?

      A: You will receive all of the rewards up to your current level, retroactively, and you can claim them at any time after you've purchased the pass.


    • Q: What happens when the season ends?

      A: All the rewards you haven't claimed yet will be auto-claimed.

      If you are currently on a dungeon objective that would get you points for the season, those points will be applied to the new season once you reset that objective.