January 24th
COTLI: Carnage Cup 4 

Put on those cleats and pads, and maybe a mouth guard and helmet, too — the biggest event of the year in CrusaderSports™ is here: CARNAGE CUP 4!!

This year's contenders are exciting to behold, perhaps none so than the newest Crusader to take to the field, a Half-Dwarf/Half-Orc powerhouse by the name of Nargulg Granitehand. Yes folks, you read that right: Granitehand. This guy has been training his whole life for a chance to compete in the most chaotic event in CrusaderSports™, and he's here to win.

GET READY FOR CARNAGE CUP TIER 4!

Carnage Cup 4 introduces Nargulg Granitehand, and brings back Groklok the Orc, Drizzle the Dark Elf, Karl the Kicker, Cindy the Cheer-Orc, and Griz the Robo-Coach! The carnage comes to a close on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:00PM PT, so make sure to unlock and gear up Nargulg and the rest of the squad before then!

New Tier 4 Crusader: Nargulg Granitehand

    Nargulg small for Orc. But Nargulg big for Dwarf.
    Nargulg loves chaos! Nargulg loves fight!
    Crusaders like murder. Crusaders like Carnage Cup.
    Nargulg join Crusaders!
    Nargulg win Carnage Cup!

Nargulg Granitehand is a Half-Dwarf/Half-Orc Crusader, who managed to draw all the anger and fury from both races into a single muscular body of destruction. He increases Click Damage for every Dwarf Crusader and Orc Crusader in the formation, with Nargulg counting twice because he's both!

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Groklok the Orc, Drizzle the Dark Elf, Karl the Kicker, Cindy the Cheer-Orc, and Griz the Robo-Coach are all once again available to unlock!

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Nargulg Granitehand | Nargulg Granitehand and Jim the Lumberjack start in the formation. Click Damage and Task Masters are disabled. Monsters randomly spawn that are able to instantly kill a Crusader upon reaching the formation. Reach area 600.

  • Revenge of the Cheerleaders | A Cheerleader from Hell starts in the formation, disabling the Formation Abilities of adjacent Crusaders. Every 150 Areas another Cheerleader from Hell appears. Reach area 700.

  • Crowds are Contagious | One rowdy fan takes up a slot in the formation, intent on infecting the other Crusaders. Five Virus Clouds move around the formation, disabling Crusader DPS and Formation Abilities. While moving the Virus Clouds have no effect. Reach area 750.

  • Concession Time! | Various concession snacks attack the formation, each with their own annoying effects. These concession snacks survive for at least three seconds and spawn more quickly the more spawn speed you have. Reach area 800.

  • Raging Dates of Death | Three escorts take up spaces in the formation. You need to keep the formation even in genders of Crusaders or else a Crusader dies every five seconds. Reach area 850.


Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Carnage Cup 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, and Tier 4 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.

You'll have until Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 12:00PM PST to complete Carnage Cup 4!
January 10th
COTLI: Princess' Pool Party 4 

The best way to bring in a new year is always with a POOL PARTY! Lucky for us, Princess' annual pool party always brings the fun, and she's kicking off 2019 by inviting brand new Tier 4 Objectives and one of her best new friends: Bruno the Unicorn!

Princess' Pool Party 4 introduces Bruno the Unicorn, and brings back Pilot Pam, Queen Siri, Bernard the Bartender, Princess Val the Mermaid, and Shenna the Centaur! The party officially ends on January 22, 2019 at 12:00PM PT, so be sure to unlock and gear up Bruno and the others before then!

New Tier 4 Crusader: Bruno the Unicorn

In a world... with dark elves, robots, cyborgs, dragons, centaurs, and Sasquatch — where is unicorn? Well, wonder no more, as Bruno the Unicorn joins the Crusaders for their adventures!

As he trots out from the shadows of myth, Bruno the Unicorn brings with him the power to heal his fellow Crusaders and to increase Gold Find. He's also there to give support to his fellow supernatural friends, benefiting from formations built with Dragons and Dwarfs.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Pilot Pam, Queen Siri, Bernard the Bartender, Princess Val the Mermaid, and Shenna the Centaur are all once again available to unlock!

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Bruno the Unicorn | Bruno takes up a slot in the formation. Crusaders are damaged every second they are in an Area, and Gold Find is occasionally reduced to 0. Reach area 600.

  • The Princess' Party | Every 75 areas, a Princess shows up and takes up a slot in the formation. Princesses reduce the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 20%, stacking additively. Reach area 700.

  • Loss of Cabin Pressure | The central 8 spots in the formation are out of bounds. Reach area 750.

  • Hot Tub | Only Crusaders from Princess Pool Party events and fire-themed Crusaders can be used. Reach area 800.

  • First Class | Four passengers take up a checkered pattern in the formation, each disabling the DPS of Crusaders in the column in front of them. The front-most passenger has no effect on Pilot Pam and Red, the Ace Pilot (they're in the pilot seat!) Reach area 850.


Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Pool Party 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, and Tier 4 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.

You'll have until January 22, 2019 at 12:00PM PST to complete Princess' Pool Party 4!
December 6th, 2018
COTLI: The Newfound Talent Update 

This skill! This innate competence! Could it be... Talent? Your Crusaders have awakened a bevy of new powers that will send monsters packing - and get you the Idols you crave.

Open up the Talent window to browse 8 all-new Talents, all affordably within the existing tiers. We've also made changes to a couple of existing talents, Speed Runner and Bonus Training. Check out the Change Log for more details!

New Talents

Super Clicks



Increases base Click damage by
200% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 50 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 150 in any Campaign.
  • Has 25 levels.


Task Mastery



Increases the Click damage of Taskmasters by 5% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 100 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 300 in any Campaign.
  • Has 20 levels.


Nurturing



Increases the number of Crusader levels that Taskmasters purchase with each click.

Requirements:
  • Costs 1000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed area 300 in any Campaign.
  • Has 20 levels.


Higher Magnification



Additively increases the effect of
Magnify by 5% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 2000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 10 levels.


Speed Runner



UPDATED: Decreases the duration of missions by 2% per level.

Requirements:
  • Costs 1000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 10 levels.


Synergy



Multiplicatively increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 3% per level for each other Crusader with whom they share at least one tag (excluding gender and event tags).

Requirements:
  • Costs 300 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.
  • Has 15 levels.


Head Start



Provides 2500 event tokens at the beginning of every special event.

Requirements:
  • Costs 10000 Idols for the only level.
  • Must have completed Area 600 in any Campaign.


Golden Age



Increases the DPS of all Crusaders by 1% per level of the Gold bonus provided by Crusaders.

Requirements:
  • Costs 7500 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 900 in any Campaign.
  • Has 50 levels.


Kilo Leveling



Multiplies the Crusaders' damage for every 1000 levels they have.

Requirements:
  • Costs 500,000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 900 in any Campaign.
  • Has 5 levels.


Bonus Training



UPDATED: Increases the max level of Crusaders by 25, starting from the first bench seat. Each level adds another seat, while increasing the max level of previous seats by a further 25.

Requirements:
  • Costs 225,000 Idols for the first level.
  • Must have completed Area 1500 in any Campaign.
  • Has 29 levels.


October 19th, 2018
COTLI: New Tier 3 11th Objectives & Missions! 

Greetings, Crusaders!

Today's update includes additional Tier 3 11th Objectives for Grimm's Idle Tales, Mischief at Mugwarts, and Ready Player Two, with rewards for each that are sure to help you push further than ever before. This update also includes additional Missions, allowing players to recruit and earn equipment for the remaining Tier 3 Event Crusaders!

You can find more information about the additional Tier 3 11th Objectives below. Are you excited!? We are!

Grimm's Idle Tales: Which is Witch?

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Grimm's Idle Tales objectives are complete in addition to the Ghostbeard's Greed T3 11th objective.
  • Wicked women and innocent ladies spawn at random.
  • Both can only be damaged by clicking.
  • Wicked women kill the front column of Crusaders upon reaching the formation.
  • Innocent ladies disappear harmlessly upon reaching the formation.
  • Killing an innocent lady spawns an invulnerable ghost which deals high damage.
  • Reach area 1400.
  • Reward: 10% extra rubies from objective completions. Also it's retroactive, so by completing the objective, you get bonus rubies based on how many objectives you've already done.

Mischief at Mugwarts: From the Ashes

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Mischief at Mugwarts objectives are complete in addition to the Grimm's Idle Tales T3 11th objective.
  • A sorcerer and a serpent take up slots in the formation, changing every 50 areas.
  • The serpent constantly deals damage to adjacent Crusaders, except Fire Phoenix.
  • The sorcerer disables the DPS of all Crusaders except Fire Phoenix.
  • Fire Phoenix's "Evil Eye" upgrade has been replaced with "Phoenix Tears" which heals her and adjacent Crusaders.
  • All other Crusaders' healing abilities are ineffective.
  • Reach area 1450.
  • Reward: Your maximum Sprint area is now doubled. Works even if you haven't maxed out the Sprint talent yet.

Ready Player Two: Bullet Hell

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Ready Player Two objectives are complete in addition to the Mischief at Mugwarts T3 11th objective.
  • Monsters can only be damaged by projectiles, explosions, and clicking.
  • Many monsters are replaced by ranged monsters.
  • Ranged monsters can't be damaged by clicking.
  • Some ranged monsters spawn grenades on death.
  • Grenades damage the front column of the formation for 50% of their max health.
  • Reach area 1500.
  • Reward: Maximum number cap raised to 1e600, up from 1e400.
October 4th, 2018
COTLI: Carnival of Sorrows 4 

Darkness descends upon the Crusaders, bringing with it unknown horrors and twisted new Tier 4 Objectives.

Crusaders arrive from beyond the veil: Chiyome, The Half-Blood Elf, Mindy the Mime, Mister the Monkey, and Pete the Carney have stepped out from the shadows. A new Crusader joins them.

The Carnival of Sorrows as returned. Do you have what it takes to unlock our latest Crusader in our first-ever Tier 4 Event?

Carnival of Sorrows 4 runs until Tuesday, October 16th at noon Pacific, and introduces Sashimi the Seal!

New Tier 4 Crusader: Sashimi the Seal

Her name is Sashimi the Seal.
She happily supports for a meal (of fish).
She finds gold for you all,
while bouncing her ball,
and this limerick is terrible.


So lets just say she's really, really good at improving your Gold Find. Like, really good.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Chiyome, The Half-Blood Elf, Mindy the Mime, Mister the Monkey, and Pete the Carney are all once again available to unlock!

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Sashimi the Seal | Sashimi the Seal takes up a slot in the formation. Every 100 areas, an additional slot is taken up by a fish. Reach area 600.

  • Out of the Crowd | If any Crusader has more than one adjacent Crusader, they deal no damage. Reach area 700.

  • My Balloon! | A floating balloon takes up the front slot in the formation. If the balloon is popped, your formation wipes. Additionally, Crusaders in the column directly behind the balloon are busy trying to catch it, and deal no damage. Reach area 750.

  • Cleanup Crew | The carnival janitor and some waste bins take up slots in the formation. Quest requirements are doubled. Garbage monsters spawn at random, which can only be damaged by clicking, and garbage which reaches the formation is collected BY the janitor. Collecting garbage for the janitor gives a buff that doubles quest drops. Reach area 800.

  • Unleashed | Only animal Crusaders may be used. There are additional slots in the formation. Reach area 1000.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

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, and Tier 4 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.

You'll have until Tuesday, October 16th at 12:00pm Pacific to complete Carnival of Sorrows 4!
July 13th, 2018
COTLI: Idols Through Time, Tier 4 Objectives 

It's time to move through the ages again, as the Idols Through Time campaign is updated with Tier 4 versions of its objectives!

Not only do you have to tackle the obstacles introduced in the previous three tiers, but we've added these extra layers of diabolic blockers!

Idols Through Time Tier 4 Objectives

  • Don't Blink - A literal doctor takes up a slot in the formation and reduces the DPS of adjacent Crusaders by 100% while you travel to area 1000.

  • Lost In Time - The relics blocking the slots now move around the formation every 50 areas and the reductions in DPS and Gold are increased to 90%. Reach area 1000.

  • Time-Lost Bosses - When a boss is killed, now FOUR Crusaders have their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled for 15 seconds. Reach area 1050.

  • Nostalgia Trip - Only the first 10 Crusaders are available to use. The reset ability is moved to Artaxes, the Lion. Reach area 1050.

  • Echoes - Reach area 1100 with only 2 formation slots available at the end, due to the ever increasing amount of Echoes in your formation.

  • Hamstrung - You cannot use Crusaders with the Supernatural tag, in addition to the other restricted tags, as you reach area 1100.

  • The Lost World - A sedated T-rex takes up a slot in your formation and must be escorted safely to the end. Unfortunately, if you don't beat an area in under 30 seconds, he goes on a rampage and kills all your Crusaders, sending you back one area. Reach area 1150 with your cranky guest.

  • Atrophy - The damage and gold reduction is now 4% per second, as you strive to reach area 1200.
June 7th, 2018
COTLI: Ready Player Two, Tier 4 

Starved for Rubies? Itching for something tougher than Tier 3? Look no further than this fresh batch of Tier 4 content for Ready Player Two! Eight new flavors of grueling goodness await you... if you're up for the challenge.

Ready Player Two Tier 4 Objectives

  • Couch Co-op — Every 15 seconds, a random Crusader in your formation is distracted by their cell phone for 10 seconds. Beat area 900.

  • No Items, Fox Only,... — If you don't beat an area or kill the fox within 30 seconds, you fail the area and are sent back one area. Does not apply to boss areas. Beat area 1000.

  • More Random Encounters — When killed, the randomly spawned boss mobs decrease your DPS by 75% for 60 seconds. Beat area 1000.

  • Glitch Out — Randomly spawned glitches reduce your DPS by 50% each while alive. Beat area 1000.

  • Video Game of Thrones — Quest requirements are quadrupled. Because you like waiting, right? Beat area 1000.

  • Tetris — Immovable stones appear in formation slots every 150 areas, blocking the affected slot. Beat area 1000.

  • Polkamans Go! — Evil trainers from Team Tedium spawn and attack your formation. Beat area 1050.

  • Acme Dark Souls — Anvils now drop every five seconds. Beat area 1050.

May 23rd, 2018
COTLI: New Tier 5 Talents 

I hope you've been saving up lots of idols, because Tier 5 Talents just appeared! These new talents will cost you literally tens of billions of idols to cap out, and also unlock new and exciting formation possibilities.

Have fun!

Features:

  • Added Tier 5 Talents.

  • (PC) Talent tooltip names are now an exciting gold color.

Fixes:

  • Minor text fixes.

  • Level up buttons now update properly when a hero's max level increases.
April 9th, 2018
COTLI: New Tier 3 11th Objectives 

Today's update includes our first three Tier 3 11th Objectives! You must have completed all of each campaign's other Tier 3 Objectives, and the campaign's Tier 2 11th Objective, before you can attempt these incredibly-challenging new objectives. These first three objectives unlock special bonuses, including bonus idols in event free plays and a long-awaited increase to the e308 cap.

Since the e308 cap increase touches a lot of the game's code, if you notice anything out of the ordinary, please don't hesitate to report it — thanks!

World's Wake: Awaken the Dragon

Note: this objective requires that all T3 World's Wake objectives are complete in addition to the World's Wake T2 11th objectives.
  • A Knight takes up a slot in the formation.
  • A Dragon attacks the formation at random.
  • Each time the Dragon is killed, party DPS and Gold Find is permanently lowered by 5% (stacking multiplicatively).
  • Every 15 minutes, the Knight reduces the number of Dragon's debuff stacks by 10% (time warps count towards this time).
  • Reach area 1100
  • Reward: Unlock Bonus Idols in Event Free Plays

Descent Into Darkness: Corrupting Darkness

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Descent Into Darkness objectives are complete in addition to the Descent Into Darkness T2 11th objectives.
  • Every 15 seconds, a random Crusader is corrupted by the Darkness for 5 to 15 seconds.
  • All positive DPS effects from corrupted Crusaders become negative, and vice versa
  • Reach area 1200
  • Reward: Double Non-Bonus Idol Rewards

Ghostbeard's Greed: To Infinity and Beyond!

Note: this objective requires that all T3 Ghostbeard's Greed objectives are complete in addition to the Ghostbeard's Greed T2 11th objectives.
  • A rickety pirate rocket ship takes up a slot in the formation.
  • Every 200 kills the rocket blasts off, instantly killing all adjacent Crusaders.
  • The rocket moves around in the formation every 25 areas.
  • Reach area 1300
  • Reward: Maximum number cap raised to 1e400
February 23rd, 2018
COTLI: Mischief at Mugwarts Tier 4 Objectives 

This week we're adding tier 4 objectives to Mischief at Mugwarts, and celebrating with a weekend promo themed around the magical campaign. Have you got what it takes to complete these challenging new objectives? Even if you don't, the buff is sure to help you this weekend with whatever objective you're on! Good luck!

Mischief at Mugwarts Tier 4 Objectives


Invisibility Cloak
  • The teachers disable adjacent crusaders' DPS.
  • Reach area 900

Broom Game
  • The broom game components move around in the formation every 100 areas.
  • Reach area 950

No Muggles Allowed
  • When the evil wizard is killed, he splits into 2 more evil wizards! Scary!
  • Reach area 950

Accio Monsters
  • All monsters now shoot magical ranged blasts at the formation.
  • Reach area 950

Teacher's Pet
  • Polymorphed Crusaders disable the DPS and formation abilities of adjacent Crusaders.
  • Reach area 1000

The Final Battle
  • Giant snake monsters spawn randomly and take a very long time to kill.
  • Reach area 1000

Fantastic Beasts
  • The magical beasts are now more dastardly.
  • Reach area 1000