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August 28th
Idle Champions: Second Anniversary & Patrons 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Today's update features our Second Anniversary Celebration, daily rewards for the next week, and a new high-level progression system we're calling the Patron System!

Patron System

The first Patrons have arrived! The Patron System is the basis for a new form of progression within Idle Champions. It allows you to replay previously completed variants and free plays with additional restrictions, and rewards you with patron currency and influence which can be used to purchase unique rewards and unlock unique perks.

We're releasing the bones of this system with our first 2 Patrons: Vajra Safahr, Blackstaff of Waterdeep, and Mirt the Moneylender! We'll continue to update the system in the coming weeks and months. For more information on the Patron System, check out our Patron System Developer Blog.

Anniversary Celebration


Today kicks off our second-anniversary celebration! On Sept 7, 2017 we launched on Steam, and it's been an AMAZING 2 years of live servicing. We're looking forward to many more! To celebrate, the birthday chests are back! Log in every day to collect a birthday chest, with handpicked items by the CNE team. If you collect 4 out of the 7 birthday chests, you can collect the anniversary chest which contains our first ever epic feat (for Celeste) as well as an exclusive Mind Flayer Hitch skin!

In addition to that, we've released the Patron System (see below) and a ton of new familiar and skin DLC packs to help you push further and get your formations set up! See the in-game Change Log for more information!
July 26th
COTLI: Fourth Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

It's our fourth anniversary! Well, next week on Jul 31st, but we're celebrating early. Crusaders of the Lost Idols is turning four (!!!) years old. It is totally time to do another Anniversary Bash Giveaway!

We'll be giving away three 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 three codes! Amazing!


Day One — Quadruple the loot!

Starting tomorrow Saturday, July 27th, we'll be giving away some special goodies to Crusaders of the Lost Idols players, starting with sharing a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page!

Day Two — Legendary Power

On Sunday, July 28th, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page. These rewards will be... 'legendary' ;)

Day Three — MOAR IDOLZ!

Finally, on Monday, July 29th, we will be sending out a Special Anniversary Newsletter, sure to be a big hit with any Idols fans.

BONUS — Master those Tasks!

If you find and redeem all three codes, you'll gain a new friend!
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.
September 5th, 2018
Idle Champions - 1st Anniversary! 
Posted in Idle Champions.

As of Friday, September 7th, Idle Champions has been live for a whole year - and what a year it's been!

In celebration of the past year and our amazing fans, we've lined up some fun for everyone. For the next 7 days, we'll have daily rewards for you to claim just for logging in!

Starting right now, and for the next 7 days you can log in and claim an Idle Champions Birthday Chest every day. There are 7 of them, and each one contains 4 items hand picked by the Codename Entertainment team to help you in your quests. What do they contain? Oh, just Time Gate pieces, Epic Blacksmithing Contracts, Epic Fire Breath Potions, and more! And if you wait very patiently, there might even be a Potion of Polish hidden in one of the chests!

If you claim 4 out of the 7 Birthday Chests during the Anniversary Celebration, you can claim the coveted Anniversary Chest. This epic chest contains 5 gold chests, a free Mimic familiar, and our first variant champion skin: Party-Time Jarlaxle.



We've also added new familars to the game: A Black Cat and a Faerie Dragon are available as paid DLC, and we've added new familiars that are available for gems: Evelyn's very own Armored Juniper, and Minsc's faithful companion Boo! Note: You have to have reached area 66 in an adventure to unlock familars.

We've added a new potion to the drop tables for chests: Potion of Speed. These potions increase the speed of the game for a short time, allowing you to clear those earlier levels faster when attempting to reach your wall!

We've also launched sales on many of our DLC packs during the week, as well as a chest bonus for any chest purchases you make in-game for the duration of the celebration.

And as a final candle on the anniversary cake, we've updated Idle Champions store! Now you can buy past champions in different packages that include their corresponding chests, AND we'll have rotating sales of champion-specific chests, with the corresponding golden epic that was available during their original event!
Note: that the store is updated in Steam currently, and will move to Android tablets and iPads in the coming days. So log in and join in the fun!
August 31st, 2018
Announcing: Idle Champions 1st Anniversary!  
Posted in Idle Champions.

Welcome, to the introduction to our Idle Champions anniversary celebration! To start, no, it isn't live yet. We felt it was best to give all of our fans advanced notice, so you knew what to expect next week.

Starting on Wednesday September 5th, we're launching our Year 1 anniversary celebration. For 7 days, we'll have daily rewards for you to claim just for logging in!

Every day you can log in and claim an Idle Champions Birthday Chest. There are 7 of them, and each one contains 4 items hand picked by the Codename Entertainment team to help you in your quests. What do they contain? Oh, just Time Gate pieces, Epic Contracts & Potions, and more! Note: You have to be logged in and click the "CLAIM" button to receive your chest each day.

But wait, there's more!

If you claim 4 out of the 7 Birthday Chests during the Anniversary Celebration, you can collect the coveted Anniversary Chest. This epic chest contains 5 gold chests, a free Mimic familiar, and our first variant champion skin: Party-Time Jarlaxle.


But wait, there's more!

Thanks to the new familiar slots we released last week, we're launching new familiars during the anniversary celebration as well: A Black Cat and a Faerie Dragon will be available as paid DLC, and we'll also be releasing new familiars that are available for gems: Evelyn's very own Armored Juniper, and Minsc's faithful companion Boo!

But wait. there's more!

When the anniversary celebration launches, we'll add a new potion to the drop tables for chests: Potion of Speed. These potions increase the speed of the game for a short time, allowing you to clear those earlier levels faster when attempting to reach your wall!

Phew! There's a lot going on next week, but we still have plenty going on this weekend as well!
  • It's a Time Gate weekend, so log in and visit Kaylaar who will help you collect and/or gear up past event champions.
  • Come visit us at the Table Titans booth at PAX!
  • We also have our ongoing in-game promotion with High Rollers. Complete ANY adventure, variant (like, maybe a few Time Gate Adventures!), or free play and earn points to give the High Rollers crew Idle Champion D6s for them to use on the stream and earn yourself some sweet rewards!
  • Don't forget to check out the Stinky familiar on PC, iPad, and Android tablet. Proceeds benefit the Take This charity and help fund the AFK Rooms at PAX. Are you playing on PC? Check out our handy link below to buy now!
July 30th, 2018
COTLI: Third Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

It's our third anniversary! Tomorrow. Crusaders of the Lost Idols is turning three (!!!) years old. Maybe it's time we came out of Beta? Maybe not. But it is totally time to do another Anniversary Bash Giveaway!

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


Day One — Thrice the loot!

Starting Tuesday, July 31st, we'll be giving away some special goodies to Crusaders of the Lost Idols players, starting with a Special Anniversary Newsletter featuring Special Anniversary Loot!

Day Two — Crafty McCraftface

On Wednesday, August 1st, we will be sharing a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page. These rewards will be... 'crafty' ;)

Day Three — MOAR IDOLZ!

Finally, on Thursday, August 2nd, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page sure to be a big hit with any Idols fans.

BONUS — Hasta La Vista.

And did we mention that entering all three codes will immediately reward players with special Golden Epic equipment? We told you we'd be back!

April 13th, 2018
Bush Whacker 2 is 6 Years Old! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy 6th Anniversary Bushwhackia!

Your friends in the Commons event area are up to something--and they need your help!

Be warned, this post contains SPOILERS for the event! You may want to play the first couple days of the event before reading these details!

The developers of Bush Whacker 2 are running the turn-in stations. Over the course of the event, you can find Typo Reports, Bug Reports and Suggestions in the bushes to turn in for event progress. Can you flood the poor developers with enough to earn the 100% Mosaic Piece?

Four daily quests will help you gain progress as well, starting with the quest for Gnome parts. The developer gnome quest has been updated with 8 more gnomes. Each completion will award you a random developer gnome and there are now 16 of us to collect. Note, if this is your first time doing the event, you'll get 2 gnomes per turn in.

Later on, there will be a daily quest to test your Bush Whacker knowledge with trivia questions, plus the return of Linus (from Halloween) who will have a sweet reward and of course, 6 years of whacking bushes has taken its tole, so it's best if you help to replant.

Do you have a favourite outfit from among the all the Custom Items over the years? Well, you can now show them off! Once you build the Costume Contest area, you can enter your favourite outfit and vote. New winners will be chosen daily, and will get a small treat.

Familiar friends, like Nate and Kaine, will also have quests as the event goes one.

New for 2018: We've added 2 new quests that will show up during the event, and in one you'll be helping out artist Georgia!

And what is an anniversary without cake? Not a very good one! A souvenir cake will appear on Wednesday April 18 at Noon PDT and be available to interact with until Monday April 23rd at Noon PDT.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of ELEVEN possible achievements to earn in the Anniversary event.

Returning for 2018
Surprise!? - Help set up your own surprise party (Finish the set up and last-minute set up tasks.)
Support Ticket - Do a turn-in at each turn-in station.
Papers, Please - Do 50 turn-ins at each turn-in station.
Know Your Stuff - Complete the Trivia Daily Quest 5 times.
Lookin' Sharp - Enter the costume contest.
Best Buddies - Complete the event quests for Kaine and Nate. Fashion Critic - Vote 50 times in the Costume Contest!

New for 2018 Anniversary Mementos - Purchase all the 2018 Anniversary Event items.*
Gnomevelopers - Earn all 8 developer gnomes from the 2016 Anniversary Event.
Gnomevelopers 2 - Earn all 16 developer gnomes from the 2018 Anniversary Event.

If you spend Bush Bucks on the items from the previous event, you can earn this achievement.
- Celebrate Good Times - Buy all the 4th Anniversary Event store items.

*The Mini Golf piece isn't required to complete the Anniversary Momentos achievement.

Post your plans for the next year of adventuring with Bush Whacker 2 on the forums!

The event will run until Friday April 27th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which developer gnomes are available?
    There are now SIXTEEN developer gnomes available. You can collect one at random each time you do the Gnome Parts daily quest. Note, if this is your first time doing the event, you'll get 2 gnomes per turn in.

  • Why do I want to help Linus daily?
    The more times you help him, the better your reward at the end of the event. His quest can be reset with the VIP power to reset daily quests.

  • Will this event repeat next year?
    Good question! We'll tell you next year!

  • How does the Costume contest work?
    You can enter the contest once per day. Once you've entered you cannot change your entry, so choose wisely. Throughout the day players can vote on other entries much like the screenshot contests from Halloween and the Spring Garden events. At midnight, the top 5 rated entries win, and a new contest begins! Winners get a unique title and an energy pack, but cannot enter the contest again for 3 days.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Doing turn-ins at the 3 stations and completing quests for the NPCs in the area.

  • How can I find the turn-in station items?
    Just keep whacking bushes and critters. The Holiday Item Runes and Pets will help attract them as well or you can use a VIP Voucher or Token on the Event Drops boon.

  • Do I have to ask my friends to help with the turn-in stations?
    No, you don't have to. They just allow you to gain event progress faster.

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    The last event quest will unlock on April 24th.

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

July 28th, 2017
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 26th, 2017
2nd Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

Crusaders of the Lost Idols is two-years-old this month, and we're celebrating in style with a giveaway all weekend long.

There are three free gifts up for grabs. Collect all three and you'll automatically unlock a super-secret fourth gift!



The first gift will be made available in the Idol Times newsletter this Friday (sign-up now). Then make sure you Like us on Facebook for another giveaway on Saturday. The final gift will be available on Sunday on the official Crusaders Twitter account @CrusadersIdols.

Please note the unique codes are only valid on PC/Web. For mobile, you must link your account using these instructions so you can redeem the codes.

Thank you for supporting us and being an awesome community of players. We're looking forward to you playing for the next 12 months!



Don't forget we are also looking for your input in naming two new Crusaders as part of our second birthday celebrations. Thank you for all the suggestions in the first round, we are now compiling them into a list for a second round where you can vote on the winning names!

Name These Crusaders!

We'll be announcing the start of the second round soon so stay tuned here, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Idol Times newsletter for more information.
July 17th, 2017
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.