January 12th
BW2: Celebrate Nate's Birthday Event, 2018 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Birthday Nate!

It’s that time of year again! Help celebrate Nate Dragon’s birthday by decorating the Commons for him....because no one else will.

First and foremost, whenever Nate is involved, safety becomes a priority. Find Safety Coins in the bushes and bring them to the stations in the Commons to stock up on protective gear. Turn in 10 coins at each station 50 times for an achievement. You can see the number of turn-ins you've completed at a station when you turn in a set of coins. The Kevlar Pad station is there on the first day of the event, and the Fire Extinguisher and Band Aid stations will unlock as the event goes on.

Then it seems Nate needs decorations and activities to set up in the Commons. Go out daily and find things for his party. Have fun trying out the activity stations as many times as you want!

If you're trying to get Tiny Little Arms or Just Like Nate achievements, or if you just want to have a little fun, you need to be wearing all pieces of the Dragon gear or the Nate outfit (available from the vendor's Bush Bucks store if it's your first time playing this event) while completing the 4 party Stations: Dynamite Activity, Campfire Activity, Digging Activity and the Training Whacking Activity.

If you've built the Town Hall, you can expect an fiery visitor to the party as well!

New for 2018:

We've added a new 3 part quest line unlocking as the event goes on, related to treasure.

And introducing the 100% reward for this year: Statues! Check out the explosive Nate themed one below!



Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total FIFTEEN possible Achievements to earn in the Nate’s Birthday 2018 event:

Achievements Returning in 2018:

Safety First - You completed a turn-in at each of the Safety Stations.
Safety Inspector - You completed 50 turn-ins at each of the Safety Stations.
Without a Hitch - You helped Nate with all of his Birthday quests!
Neverending Supply - You completed all 4 of the Birthday event daily quests 3 times.
Firefighter - You put out a fire and saved a building in the Commons! [Requires the Town Hall built]
Dragon Slayer - You scared off a dragon and saved the Commons!
Surprise Explosions! - You helped organize a surprise party for Nate.
A Heroic Gift - Help Natalie make Nate look like a hero for his birthday.

Added/Changed for 2018:

Nate's Treasures - You bought all the 2018 Nate's Birthday event items! *


We have 6 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Birthday Souvenirs - You bought all the 2017 Nate's Birthday event items!
Nate's Finer Things - You bought all the 2016 Nate's Birthday event items!
Nate's Stash - You bought all the 2015 Nate's Birthday event items!
Tiny Little Arms - You bungled each activity station while dressed like a Dragon
Nate's Inventory - You bought all the 2014 Nate's Birthday event items!
Just Like Nate! - You bungled each activity station while dressed like Nate.

*The mini-golf piece is not included in the Nate's Treasures achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Pet Packs:

It's dangerous to go alone, so you should have a friend! Check our newest sidekicks for you to consider:

2018 Pet Packs --> COMING SOON!!



This event runs until Friday January 26, 2018 @ Noon PST (8pm UTC).

Post your thoughts and feedback here!
December 21st, 2017
COTLI: The Nate Before Christmas 2017 

Collect Candy Canes by killing monsters, then use them to play the new The Nate Before Christmas to unlock new Crusaders, equipment, and achievements!

The Nate Before Christmas event runs until Tuesday, January 2nd at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Xander, the Xmas Dragon

Xander, the Xmas Dragon is an all-new support Crusader whose own support abilities increase based on the number of FA buffs they are receiving — the more buffs they get, the bigger their buff!

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders RoboSanta and Frosty by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, The Dark Helper and RoboRudolph, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Xander, the Xmas Dragon | Xander takes up a slot and rains presents from the sky. Unfortunately, these presents kill your Crusaders. Reach area 500.

  • A Supernatural Christmas | Only Dragon and Supernatural Crusaders can be used. Reach area 600.

  • Revenge of the Elves | A number of Evil Elves attack the formation, each with annoying abilities. Reach area 650.

  • The Christmas Beasts | Only Animal Crusaders can be used. Reach area 700.

  • Too Many Presents | A present takes up a slot. Every X levels, another slot is taken up, until there is no room at all for good little boys and girls. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Christmas Silver and Jeweled 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 the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, January 2nd at Noon PST to complete The Nate Before Christmas this season!
November 8th, 2017
BW2: Nate's High Jungle Dive! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Get ready for more underwater mayhem!

Nate's heard rumors of treasure in the High Jungle and needs your help, Bush Whackers! If you've completed Nate's Spine of the World adventure and have finished the first tier of the third field in the Plateau Lakes in the High Jungle, talk to the Town Crier to get started.

In this adventure you'll need to help Nate find treasure underneath the lake's ancient waters (and hopefully not get into too much trouble)!
April 6th, 2017
Nate's Candy Conundrum 2017  

It's that time of year again where you don't eat chocolate, chocolate eats you! Nates' reset ability fails again, sending the Crusaders into a parallel universe of demonic candy.

Nate's Candy Conundrum event runs from today through to April 18th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Alan the Archangel and RoboRabbit to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Baenarall, Angel of Hope, and Sisaron the Dragon Sorceress.

New Tier Two Crusader: Baenarall, Angel of Hope.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Baenarall. She's a powerful character who brings some awesome DPS buffs to the Crusaders.

At level 150, her ability Diversity increases the global DPS +20% per Unique Tag in the formation but minus 5% for each duplicate tag Crusader (all additive) (ie. male, male, human, animal = 60% for 3 unique tags - 5% for extra male = 55%).

At level 400, Baenarall unlocks The Old Guard which increases the global DPS +5% for each non-event Crusader in the formation.

New Tier Two Crusader: Sisaron the Dragon Sorcereress.

Sisaron, the Dragon Sorceress, is one scaly badass with the dual awesomeness of being both magic-wielding and a Dragon!

At level 50, Sisaron unlocks Loose Magic, an ability that increases the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 100%, divided by the number of adjacent Crusaders. At level 400 Sisaron's Sharpened Claws Crit Chance +3%.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Baenarall and Sisaron, there are three more diabetes-inducing objectives to conquer.

New Tier Two Objective: Sugar Rush.

In Sugar Rush the monster spawn speed is increased but the area requirements are more than halved as the sugar kicks in. You must reach area 400 in under 90 minutes.

New Tier Two Objective: Evil Eggs.

In the objective, Evil Eggs, evil looking embryonic candy monsters attack your formation and have various abilities. You must figure out their secret weaknesses to reach area 450.

New Tier Two Objective: Chocolate Rain.

The final new Tier Two objective is Chocolate Rain. In non-boss areas, chocolate rain falls from the sky every few seconds, damaging a random Crusader for 40% of their HP. You must weather (boom-boom-tish!) the sticky downpour all the way to area 500.

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

You'll have until April 18th at Noon PDT to complete the event. We hope you have an 'egg-sllent' time. *heh hem*
January 13th, 2017
BW2: Happy Birthday Nate! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Birthday Nate!

It’s that time of year again! Help celebrate Nate Dragon’s birthday by decorating the Commons for him....because no one else will.

First and foremost, whenever Nate is involved, safety becomes a priority. Find Safety Coins in the bushes and bring them to the stations in the Commons to stock up on protective gear. Turn in 10 coins at each station 50 times for an achievement. You can see the number of turn-ins you've completed at a station when you turn in a set of coins. The Kevlar Pad station is there on the first day of the event, and the Fire Extinguisher and Band Aid stations will unlock as the event goes on.

Then it seems Nate needs decorations and activities to set up in the Commons. Go out daily and find things for his party. Have fun trying out the activity stations as many times as you want!

If you're trying to get Tiny Little Arms or Just Like Nate achievements, or if you just want to have a little fun, you need to be wearing all pieces of the Dragon gear or the Nate outfit (available from the vendor's Bush Bucks store if it's your first time playing this event) while completing the 4 party Stations: Dynamite Activity, Campfire Activity, Digging Activity and the Training Whacking Activity.

If you've built the Town Hall, you can expect an fiery visitor to the party as well!

New for 2017:

We've made the Surprise Party set-up quests a little bit easier for you to navigate. Keep an eye out for the Robin with your new task daily. He also has an option to teleport to the zone where the party planners are meeting, and for the duration of the event, going to the Forest Detour won't override your current destination on your return button.

Plus, due to your overwhelming feedback, Nate's mom Elena and Natalie in the Event Zone will have daily quests for you to do as the event goes on. And be on the lookout for a new 4 part quest line later in the event!

And introducing the 100% reward for this year: lanterns! They can face either left or right for all your decorating needs! Check out the explosive Nate themed one below!



Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

There are a total FOURTEEN possible Achievements to earn in the Nate’s Birthday 2017 event:

Achievements Returning in 2017:

Safety First - You completed a turn-in at each of the Safety Stations.
Safety Inspector - You completed 50 turn-ins at each of the Safety Stations.
Without a Hitch - You helped Nate with all of his Birthday quests!
Neverending Supply - You completed all 4 of the Birthday event daily quests 3 times.
Firefighter - You put out a fire and saved a building in the Commons! [Requires the Town Hall built]
Dragon Slayer - You scared off a dragon and saved the Commons!
Surprise Explosions! - You helped organize a surprise party for Nate.

Added/Changed for 2017:

Birthday Souvenirs - You bought all the 2017 Nate's Birthday event items! *
A Heroic Gift - Help Natalie make Nate look like a hero for his birthday.

We have 5 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Nate's Finer Things - You bought all the 2016 Nate's Birthday event items!
Nate's Stash - You bought all the 2015 Nate's Birthday event items!
Tiny Little Arms - You bungled each activity station while dressed like a Dragon
Nate's Inventory - You bought all the 2014 Nate's Birthday event items!
Just Like Nate! - You bungled each activity station while dressed like Nate.

*The mini-golf piece is not included in the Birthday Souvenirs achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Pet Packs:

It's dangerous to go alone, so you should have a friend! Check our newest sidekicks for you to consider:

2017 Pet Packs --> COMING SOON!!



Available for Bush Bucks

2016 Event Pets



Bomb Sniffing Dog - Replaces up to 30% of Nothing wins with Gold
Fire Duck - Reduce Nothing wins chance by up to 30%
Flame Kitty - BURN THOSE NOTHINGS! Nothings have an up to 25% chance to turn into Flames (energy, mana, or power)


2015 Event Pets



Kate (Cat Nate) - Replaces up to 30% of Nothing wins with Gold
Puffy the Dragon - Reduce Nothing chance by up to 30%
Dynobug - Replace up to 25% of Nothing wins with energy, mana, or power


2014 Event Pets



Boy Dragon - Burns up to 25% of your Nothing wins, turning them into random energy, mana, and power
Girl Dragon - Burns up to 25% of your Nothing wins, turning them into random energy, mana, and power
Dragon Kitten - Increases your chance to win puzzle pieces by up to 15%

This event runs until Friday January 27, 2017 @ Noon PST (8pm UTC).

Post your thoughts and feedback here!
December 15th, 2016
The Nate Before Christmas 2016 

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to family, presents under the Christmas tree, turkey dinners, and giant twin swords to destroy unrelenting hordes of monsters.

Today we launch The Nate Before Christmas 2016 with both the original Crusaders for new players to unlock and two new Crusaders for advanced and veteran players.

As well as the repeat event and picking up RoboSanta and Frosty the Snowman if you don't already have them, players who get through the Tier One objectives will be able to tackle the more challenging Tier Two objectives. Their reward for beating them will be two new Crusaders to add to the team in the form of The Dark Elf Helper and Robo-Rudolph.


Note: Since the new 'You've Been Naughty' objective was just added this year, players who completed this event last year will need to do it before starting the Tier Two objectives, so be sure to save up 2,500 Tokens before resetting!

This new Tier One objective will see the Crusaders beset with coal monsters. These charcoal beasts reduce your gold find to zero for as long as they are on the screen and for an additional extra second after you kill them.

For the veteran or hard-working players who have completed all the Tier One objectives, the new objectives require you to purchase the Tier Two talent Do it Again in the Talents shop.

New Tier Two Crusader: The Dark Helper

Once unlocked you can tackle the five new objectives. The first of them is 'Recruit the Dark Helper.' The Dark Helper is an elf (natch) who temporarily knocks out the front two Crusaders. For 10 seconds they'll be put to sleep and reduce their DPS and disable all their formation abilities to 1 all the way to 300.

New Tier Two Crusader: Robo-Rudolph

'Recruit Robo-Rudolph' requires you escort the malfunctioning reindeer to area 300 where he will be serviced. Until you reach the workshop, he'll short circuit and debuff three random Crusaders to zero in the formation for up to 15 seconds.

New Tier Two Objective: Presents.

The 'Presents' objective is the equivalent of Christmas morning as you anxiously eye the wrapped boxes under the Christmas tree. Is that box a pair of socks or the brand new X-Station console? When you kill the present monsters, they'll randomly buff or debuff your Crusaders all the way to area 400. You won't know what the effect will be until you take the wrapping paper off.

New Tier Two Crusader: Let It Snow.

The penultimate new objective is 'Let It Snow.' Drifts of snowflakes will accumulate on random slots in the formation. The drifts will get larger and will reduce the DPS of the affected Crusaders by 1% up to a maximum of 100%. If you can dig yourself out in time and complete the area the debuff is reset to zero. You're going to need a snow shovel to make it to area 400.

New Tier Two Crusader: Robo-Christmas.

The final new objective is 'Robo-Christmas.' Only robot and Christmas-y Crusaders are available for selection to beat area 500.

Equipment for both Tier 1 and 2 Crusaders can be found in Christmas Silver and Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives or buy in the shop. However, gear for the Tier 2 Crusaders will only appear once you've unlocked the respective Crusader.

Once you have enough tickets, you'll have until December 27th at Noon PST to complete the event before the holidays will be done for another year.
September 30th, 2016
Nate's Ancient Vault Raid 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Nate is definitely ready to get back to adventuring after spending all summer polishing his treasures and remembering how he collected it all. He's reluctantly broken out his winter gear and has found some information about some ruins and a to explore in the Spine of the World.

If you've completed Nate's Infected Plains adventure and have made it to field 4 in the Explorer's Camp zone, then talk to the Town Crier to get started. Nate is going to need your brain to succeed.

Talk about Nate's icy adventure on the forums! And don't forget your toque!
March 18th, 2016
Easter Event: Nate's Candy Conundrum 

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail, when *blam!* Nate's reset malfunctions. Now the Crusaders are transported to a parallel universe where they are beset by demon Easter candy. It happened, alright?

Nate's Candy Conundrum Easter event introduces two brand new Crusaders who again are obtainable when you complete the first two objectives.

Alan the Archangel is kind of a big deal in certain circles. As a top level executive in his organization, he brings the big guns when it comes to his powers. Once added to your roster, you can power him up and at level 75 he'll use some of his divine power to potentially resurrect fallen Crusaders with full health while simultaneously doing 25% damage to all enemies and forcing them back.

New Crusader: Alan the Archangel



If you've ever wondered how the Easter Bunny manages to distribute all those eggs, now you know: Automation. RoboRabbit is the mechanical workhorse of the holiday season. Rated at an impressive 1,000 candy eggs per second, he's able to cover the globe with treats for kids in every garden in the world.

New Crusader: RoboRabbit



His particular skills are as unique as he is. At level 50, RoboRabbit will store up part of your DPS and then disburse it as bonus click damage when you put your clicking to the test. At level 100, he'll boost your DPS for a whopping 15 minutes, from just making one little click! Get up to 25% bonus DPS without any gear from 25 clicks, or up to 63% DPS with his Golden Epic! Just don't let him die!

There are three other objectives for the event. You need to transport all your candy haul and the 'Candy Train' is the perfect solution. However, the train takes up four slots in your formation as you battle your way to area 150.

New Objective: Candy Train



'Hurry! Hurry!' features the real Easter Bunny, who requires an escort to area 200. However, given that he's largely unemployed because of the RoboRabbit, he's somewhat impatient and will decrease your DPS by 1% for each monster killed in an area. The longer you're in the area, the more anxious he becomes up to a max debuff of 99%!

The final new objective is 'Easter Egg Hunt'. A giant egg takes over a slot in your formation and then every 25 areas another egg will appear to commandeer a slot until nearly all the slots are occupied. It'll make reaching area 250 more than a little challenging to complete.
February 26th, 2016
Crusaders & Hyper RPG 

This weekend we're proud to support the launch of the new Twitch channel for Hyper RPG, which will feature a 48-hour charity drive for the HALO Foundation. We are donating some Jeweled Chest bundle codes for Crusaders of the Lost Idols and for the duration of their inaugural Twitch broadcast you'll have a chance to win if you donate!

Hyper Rabbit Power Go! is a new Twitch Channel hosted by Zac Eubank, former Showrunner of the famous Geek and Sundry Twitch channel. Hyper RPG! will highlight the critical mass of both tabletop and digital game design and development talent in the Northwest, and the vibrant and diverse gaming geek culture that abounds in the area.



The HALO Foundation empowers youth in the greatest need to become contributing members of their communities. HALO is a volunteer-driven, grassroots non-profit with 87 percent of donations going directly to programs. Currently, HALO supports 21 orphanages and programs in Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, India, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States. Read more here.



The 48-hour event starts at 12 pm on Friday, February 26th and will feature exclusive previews of new video games, tabletop games, and live music.

Every two hours as part of the festivities Zac and his team will be giving away $20 Jeweled Chest bundles (15 Chests). If you have donated to the HALO Foundation during course of the stream you'll have a chance to win one. Details on how to participate are included in the broadcast.

Check out the official website and Twitch channel and help make the launch of Hyper RPG a success by tuning in today.
January 30th, 2016
Nate's in the Infected Plains 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Nate may have his foibles, especially when it comes to fire, but he's managed to actually save some of his treasure. Of course, he didn't think the Plains would ever come to harm! Help him rescue his treasure stash, before the infection of the Red Man seals the crates forever!

Talk about Nate's gooey adventure on the forums! And don't forget your disinfectant!