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October 22nd
BW2: Halloween Event, 2021 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The Haunted Mansion Has Materialized!

Who doesn't love a good haunted mansion? Well, that's what Halloween in Bushwhackia is all about! But to decorate your very own, you need to do what you do best! Go out into the world and whack bushes to find Pumpkins. Once you have found a patch of pumpkins, you can buy decorations from Glenda outside the mansion, or from the "Store" button while you're in Build Mode inside. Once you feel you've got enough, start laying out your design inside. (You can also purchase the same decorations for Bush Bucks from the Cop in the event area.)

You do not have to place all your collected decorations on display in the Mansion in order for them to count towards "Halloween Collector," they will count so long as they are within your haunted house inventory.

The goal is to scare the 8 children standing in front of the house, all of varying levels of bravery. The more you scare them, the more candy you'll earn in return. And you're going to want that candy so you can trade it for the custom items at the event store! You can try scaring them every 20 hours after you scared them the first time.

Glenda the Good Witch isn't just for buying decorations with Pumpkins. You will also be getting several quests from her throughout the event for special interactive decorations. As you complete each of her four quests, you can request help from your friends* by talking to the Construction Worker to increase the decoration's scariness.

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest

The Haunted Mansion Photo Contest will be starting on Wednesday October 27th on Codename Games only! You'll need 300 mansion spookiness before you can submit a screenshot, and at least 10 items placed in your mansion.

In case you're wanting to keep your decorations secret until it's finished, you can now prevent or allow friends from visiting your mansion by talking to the contest NPC and selecting either "Don't let anyone visit my mansion!" or "Allow friends to visit my mansion!" respectively.

Gotta Collect them all!

What can possibly make your house scarier? How about some Creatures which wander around your mansion! Each creature will become available for a set amount of dates which you can then request from friends* by talking to the the Cop.

Creatures are available on the following schedule:
Black Cats - AVAILABLE at Event launch, UNTIL Sun Oct 24, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Witches - AVAILABLE Sun Oct 24, Noon PDT UNTIL Tues Oct 26, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Zombies - AVAILABLE Tues Oct 26, Noon PDT UNTIL Thurs Oct 28, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Bats - AVAILABLE Thurs Oct 28, Noon PDT UNTIL Sat Oct 30, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Spiders - AVAILABLE Sat Oct 30, Noon PDT UNTIL Mon Nov 1, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Ghost Butler - AVAILABLE Mon Nov 1, Noon PDT UNTIL Wed Nov 3, 11:59:59 AM PDT
Franken-Dogs - AVAILABLE Wed Nov 3, Noon PDT UNTIL the Event End

*The Sparkly Vampire is still available for Bush Bucks if you want it in your haunted house.

Candy! Candy! Candy!

To buy the custom items, you need your Candy! Not only do you get it from scaring those insolent little kiddies, you also net some from completing the various quests given to you by the Halloween NPCs hanging out in the event area!

Plus from Sunday October 31st until the end of the event, you can hunt down denizens of Bushwhackia and Trick-or-Treat with them for Candy goodness! There will be a spooky character standing in front of a pile of Candy in each of the major areas! NPCs have been added up to the Prismatic Passage region!

New for 2021:

If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Halloween Mannequin Base!



And the witch has a new special item to craft for your haunted mansion in their new Cerberus Duty quest. You can copy a permanent version of it for your ranch in the Fox's Moulder Most Foul quest line. There's also 2 new Haunted Mansion decorations: The Danger Sign and Wall Torch.

You can now prevent or allow friends from visiting your mansion by talking to the contest NPC and selecting either "Don't let anyone visit my mansion!" or "Allow friends to visit my mansion!" respectively.

You can also find a new trick-or-treater somewhere in the Prismatic Passage!

Other fixes and improvements mentioned in the Release Notes!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are a total of 22 possible Achievements to earn in the Halloween 2021 event:

Achievements Returning in 2021:
  • Mansion Maniac - Get 50 decorations for your Haunted Mansion!
  • Little Kid Spooker - Scare 4 kids in you Haunted Mansion
  • Scarred for Life - Scare all the kids in your Haunted Mansion!
  • Trick or Treat - Go Trick or Treating on or after Hallowe'en!
  • Costume Quest - Complete the Costume Quests
  • Year Round Scares - Completed the Moulder Most Foul
  • Pumpking - Grow a very large Pumpkin.
  • There's a Skeleton in Us All - Help The Bone Doctor build and animate a skeleton for Halloween!
  • Hallowe'en Collector - Have at least 40 unique decorations in your H. M.! (formerly Halloween Completionist)
  • Craven Candies - Find each trick-or-treaters favourite candy
Added/Changed for 2021:
  • Terrifying Trinkets* - Purchase all the 2021 Halloween Event items.
  • Spook Inspector - Vote 50 times in the Haunted Mansion Photo Contest.
We have 10 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
  • Spooky Home Decorator - get all house items from the 2012 Halloween Event!
  • Year-round Cosplayer - Get all player items from the 2012 Halloween Event!
  • Candy Spender - Purchase all the Halloween 2013 items!
  • Spooky Purchases - Purchases all the 2014 Halloween Event items.
  • Halloweenie - Purchase all the 2015 Halloween Event items.
  • All Hallows' Items - Purchase all the 2016 Halloween Event items.
  • Scary Swag - Purchase all the 2017 Halloween Event items.
  • Ghastly Grabs - Purchase all the 2018 Halloween Event items.
  • Creepy Collectables - Purchase all the 2019 Halloween Event items.
  • Frightful Frippery - Purchase all the 2020 Halloween Event items.

*The Halloween Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Terrifying Trinkets achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Grab Your Spooky Companion for Bush Whacking!

New 2021 Mounts!




To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from October 22rd to 25th!

Horse of Death mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Horse of War and Horse of Pestilence are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!

Pet Packs for 2021- COMING SOON!



Post your Halloween scariness and questions on the forum!

The event will run until Friday November 5th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I find the Pumpkins?
    Just keep whacking. The Holiday Item runes and pets will help attract them as well.

  • How do I decorate my Mansion?
    You need to whack up Pumpkins. You can buy decorations from Glenda in the event area, or from the Store when you're in Build mode inside the Mansion. Once you have decorations, you can place them like you're decorating your ranch using Build mode.

  • How do I scare the Kids?
    Just keep buying decorations and getting friends to up the scare level of your interactive decorations. As your event progress increases, you will scare the kids more and more. As well, when you reach a certain level of scariness, the kids will elect to no longer tour your house.

  • Does the Timey-Wimey watch or Time Turner affect the Kids?
    No, the kids do not have quest cooldowns, so trinket effects that work for quests will not apply to them.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Making your mansion as scary as possible by buying decorations (but you don't have to place them all.)

  • 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.

October 15th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Brig Hellclaw 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This former roadie is an accomplished bard who is happy to support the band, but when necessary he'll get up close and personal to smash his guitar into anyone who'd crash a performance!

Brig Hellclaw is a human bard/rogue who was chasing an almiraj one day when he encountered the Sirens of the Realms. Now he's a full member of the group, and while he's normally an easy going support kind of guy he's always ready to get down to business when the band needs something done. He joins the Champions next week during Liar's Night!

I. Brig Hellclaw

Dungeons & Dragons Brig Hellclaw

    Harbinger of mayhem and music, Brig Hellclaw causes mischief anywhere he goes. As a member of The Sirens of the Realms, he's always on the lookout for the next place to perform. He prefers singing over combat, but when fighting is inevitable, he's all in! Together with his Almiraj pet Spikey, when Brig's on the loose you never know what to expect! His trusty wand of wonder could bring a curse or a boon, but it's all in another day's work for Brig!


A Rogue, a Bard and a Support Champion, Brig is best right in the thick of it, surrounded by allies fighting enemies. When you want to add him to your formation, you can swap him with Nayeli (Slot 3)

II. Brig’s Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Good
Class: Rogue/Bard Gender: Male
Age: 38 Affiliation: n/a

STR: 14 DEX: 16 CON: 12
INT: 12 WIS: 13 CHA: 16

Role: Suppport
Eligible for Patrons: Mirt & Zariel
Slot: 3 (Nayeli)


Dungeons & Dragons Brig

III. Brig's Design


It's been amazing to work with Jason Charles Miller on Bardic Inspiration, who has more than two decades of professional experience in music and voice acting. He has received two Gold Record Awards, one for his Godhead song “Penetrate” featured in Queen of the Damned, and another for “The End Has Come” featured in The Punisher movie. You can hear his brilliant composing skills and dulcet tones on Bardic Inspiration Vol 1, available for free to listen to in the in-game jukebox as well as purchase and download on Steam and Epic! And now to add his character as a Champion in our game has been especially wonderful!

Brig is the perfect addition to any bardic performance, buffing everyone in the formation with his Hype and playing a Rallying Chord to keep the energy high. While he's an amazing back up singer, when he has a chance to Solo you know he'll bring the house down!

IV. Brig's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • War Lute — Brig leaps out and smashes a random enemy with his metallic guitar.

Formation Abilities

  • Hype — Brig increases the damage of everyone in the formation by 100%. This value is increased based on his Hype stacks. For each Hype stack, the buff is increased by 10%, stacking additively and then applying multiplicatively.
  • Rallying Chord — Brig's Hype is increased by 5 while at least one enemy has been defeated in the past 10 seconds. If no enemy has been defeated in the last 20 seconds, Brig gains 1 Hype each time a unique Champion attacks, up to a maximum of 10 Hype.
  • Inspired Bard — Brig's Hype is increased by 1 for each adjacent Champion. It increases by an additional stack for each adjacent Champion whose listed attack damage is higher than his.
  • Critical Moment — Brig's Hype is increased by 1 for every 5 enemies on the screen, rounded up (i.e. 1-5 enemies = 1 stack, 6-10 enemies = 2 stacks, 96-100 enemies = 20 stacks, etc.). It is increased by an additional 10 whenever a boss enemy is on the screen.
  • Volume Up — Increase the damage bonus of Hype based on the highest number of Hype stacks that Brig has ever had at once. The increase is 5% per Hype stack, stacking multiplicatively before applying.

Specializations

  • "Back"-Up Singer — Brig gains 2 Hype stacks for each Champion in front of him in the formation.
  • Cream of the Crop — Brig gains 2 Hype stacks for each Champion in the formation whose listed attack damage is lower than himself.

Ultimate Ability

  • Solo — Brig performs a killer solo, with flashing lights and musical notes flying everywhere, damaging and pushing enemies back with massive sound power. For the next 30 seconds, Brig's Hype stacks are increased by 11.

V. Brig's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Global DPS
Slot 3: Hype
Slot 4: Volume Up
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

We’re thrilled to have another Siren in our Champion roster and can’t wait to see Brig rocking his way into your formation! If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

October 13th
Idle Champions: Icewind Dale, Part 9 
Posted in Idle Champions.

In order to reach and destroy the Ythryn Mythallar, we need to complete an ancient ritual whose steps are hidden throughout the city. With the help of our allies we've discovered the first three steps, but there are more towers to dig through and more steps to find. We don't have much time to unlock the secrets of this Netherese Necropolis and restore Icewind Dale, but our Champions are up to the task!

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Icewind Dale Adventures, The Rite of the Arcane Octad and The Netherese Necropolis, in order to access these new Adventures.



Cold As Ice

Continue to hunt for the clues of the Rite of the Arcane Octad while the pressure mounts from all sides.
Reach Area 550
  • Variant: Keep Your Friends Close — Continue to hunt for the clues while also keeping Kingsport the awakened penguin a bit closer this time around. Kingsport joins the formation in an effort to keep him from falling into any more traps. When Kingsport is trapped in a Gelatinous Cube, all other Gelatinous Cubes are invulnerable until the one with Kingsport in it is destroyed.
    • Enemies move 100% faster and deal 100% additional damage.
    • Reach Area 600

Friends & Foes

As the factions within Ythryn close in around the Champions, they learn who is truly with them, and who is in it for themselves.
Reach Area 575
  • Variant: And Your Enemies Closer — As the factions within Ythryn close in, the Professor Orb makes its move and appears in each area. Until it's destroyed, all enemies are invulnerable.
    • Only Champions with INT of 14 or higher can be used
    • Reach area 625
See the in-game Change Log for more information!
September 29th
COTLI: Season 5, The Crypts Return! 


Down once more, into the dark and creepy crypts. What world are you on? Who knows, but you've got some new friends to unlock from the rewards track this season!

Changes for Season 5

  • Dungeon Points, Dungeon Coins and Idol Bonus limit Extended - The cap on the Dungeon rewards has been increased from area 17,500 to area 20,000.

  • Changes to the base Dungeon Points and Coins drops - We've adjusted the base points and coins that drop from completing areas on the dungeon objectives, in order to encourage choosing the points or coins buff if you want to stock up on your currencies.

  • More Awesome Rewards! - Both the free and the Mysterious Benefactor's pass route have had their rewards tweaked again for season 5, including a new Crusader reward and more Rune-related items! See the "Introducing Matt Spacewalker" section for more information on the new Crusader!

  • Missions to Earn Dungeon Points - We've added some difficult missions to the mission system, that will help you in your quest for points this season. You can have at most two missions active at once. The missions will stop showing up a week before the season ends.

  • Updated Dungeon FAQ - The Dungeon FAQ has been updated with questions and answers about how the Dungeon Points Missions work.

  • Difficulty Scaling - This season sees the return of the difficulty scaling, with a new difficulty 4 setting and highest area reached stats for each difficulty, so you know how far you've gotten on each difficulty.

  • Season 4 Rewards Now Available! - If you missed getting any of the major rewards during the previous season, you can now purchase them for Dungeon Coins!




  • Matt Spacewalker
    Tags: Male, Human, DPS, Good, Dungeon

    Introducing Matt Spacewalker

    For reaching level 8 on the free rewards track this season, or from the Dungeon Depot in future seasons, you can welcome your new marshmallow floaty friend Matt Spacewalker.

    Found floating somewhere in space, and telling you he's Human, Matt joins your team and refuses to remove his helmet. Matt will grow stronger the more you use him, converting XP into a permanent DPS buff, as well benefiting from his personal EP and gold missions that you've completed.

    When you want to use him, you can find him in seat 38 on the bench.

    You can gear up Matt from earning the various rewards on the reward tracks, and from spending Dungeon Coins on his chests in the Dungeon Depot. Matt's recipes are also available from the rewards track or the Dungeon Depot as well.

    We hope you enjoy Season 5 of the Dungeons! Good luck!
    September 24th
    Idle Champion Spotlight: D’hani 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Some monks spend every moment they can honing their combat skills, but this Champion would prefer to paint people over pummeling them!

    D’hani is an aarakocra monk who traveled to Waterdeep looking for a more exciting life, and she’s certainly found it with the Rivals of Waterdeep! While she would rather enjoy her artistic pursuits, she also will not hesitate to use every part of her body to swiftly defeat anyone who puts her new friends in danger. She joins the Champions, as well as her fellow Rivals Shaka and Selise, next week during Highharvestide!

    I. D’hani

    Dungeons & Dragons D'hani LaTia

      Moving to Waterdeep provided D’hani with more of the opportunities she was searching for after living in Chult. At first, she took a job as a mercenary with the Cassalanter family and tasked with infiltrating and spying on the Rivals. As her familiarity and friendship with the Rivals grew, she preferred to stay with them and continue to help with their adventures. Her skills in combat are impressive, and while she never means to kill anyone, she gets carried away in the thrill of battle where even the most flashy combat maneuvers can be deadly!


    D’hani’s love of painting infuses her fighting style with both color and tactics. She becomes more powerful the more her Rivals family is at her side. When you want to add her to your formation, you can swap her with Bruenor (Slot 1)

    II. D’hani’s Stats

    Race: Aarakocra Alignment: Chaotic Good
    Class: Monk (Kensei) Gender: Female
    Age: 10 Affiliation: Rivals of Waterdeep

    STR: 11 DEX: 20 CON: 14
    INT: 11 WIS: 20 CHA: 7

    Role: DPS and Gold Find
    Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra
    Slot: 1 (Bruenor)


    Dungeons & Dragons D'hani

    III. D’hani's Design

    We were very excited to have the opportunity to work with LaTia Jacquise, who is the Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games. She is a prolific writer, developer, and streamer with many years of experience in the TTRPG space, with recent contributions to D&D Beyond, DMs Guild, and the Into the Mother Lands RPG. Along with her work as both a player and DM on Rivals of Waterdeep, LaTia can be seen on a variety of streams and shows, including as a cast member for Tampo and a guest on the Dimension 20 show Adventuring Academy.

    With a brush in one hand and her other hand prepared to punch, D’hani is ready to Paint Them Red one way or another! She’ll use every color in the rainbow when on the attack. Her Way of the Brush means each time she gets to practice painting an enemy, her skills grow even more deadly! Put this deadly bird into your formation and she'll take down all of your enemies!

    IV. D’hani's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    • Fists of Fury — D'hani attacks a random painted enemy. If no enemies are painted, D'hani attacks the nearest enemy.

    Formation Abilities

    • Paint Them Red — When D'hani attacks she paints the enemy red, and can paint an enemy up to three times. D'hani's damage is increased by 100% for each stroke of paint she applies, stacking additively.
    • Friendly Rivalry — D'hani is more confident when her friends are around, so her damage is increased by 100% for each Rival of Waterdeep in the formation, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Way of the Brush — D'hani's damage is increased by 100%, and she keeps track of the total number of enemies she has painted across all time - this count persists between resets. D'hani's practice with layers of paint increases as the total number of painted enemies increases, and at certain milestones she gains another Layer of Way of the Brush, which increases this effect by an additional 100%, stacking multiplicatively. Once D'hani reaches Layer 10, each additional enemy painted increases the buff by 0.03% additively.

    Specializations

    • Splash of Yellow — Enemies D'hani paints also gain a splash of yellow, with a max of 1 application per enemy. Enemies painted in this way drop 200% more gold when they are killed, regardless of who kills them.
    • Stroke of Green — Enemies D'hani paints also gain a stroke of green, with a max of 1 application per enemy. Enemies painted in this way cause D'hani's attacks against them to damage nearby enemies as well at 50% damage. This effect does not chain, but does apply 1 stack of red and a stroke of green to the enemies it damages.
    • Blotch of Blue — Enemies D'hani paints also gain a blotch of blue, with a max of 1 application per enemy. Enemies painted in this way are stunned for 2 seconds when D'hani attacks them and boss enemies painted in this way take 400% more damage from all attacks.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Flurry of Brushes — D'hani pulls a quiver of sharpened paintbrushes from her robes and flings them out at 5 random enemies. They deal damage and apply D'hani's paints to all enemies they hit! If multiple brushes hit an enemy, it will gain multiple stacks of red paint if possible.

    V. D'hani’s Equipment



    Slot 1: Self DPS
    Slot 2: Self DPS
    Slot 3: Painter’s Smock
    Slot 4: Sash
    Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
    Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

    VI. Conclusion

    We’re thrilled to have another member of Rivals of Waterdeep in our Champion roster and can’t wait to see D’hani painting her way into your formation! If you want to find out more about all the Rivals of Waterdeep you can check out their shows as livestreams or podcasts!

    What do you think about D’hani? If you have feedback, let us know in a Community Q&A or Champion feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    September 22nd
    Idle Champions: Wild Beyond the Witchlight Campaign 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Once every eight years a very special event brings joy to one settlement after the next. This magical extravaganza is filled with delight, whimsy, and a wicked bit of danger...welcome to the Witchlight Carnival!

    Our latest update for Idle Champions launches our adventure from The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, including first tier of Blessings for the campaign!

    New Campaign

    The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign is a fantastic romp into the Plane of Faerie, which is just as dangerous as it is beautiful.

    To unlock The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign, you must have completed 75 adventures or variants in other campaigns. Additionally, the target areas are higher than normal, reflecting the challenges of the Feywild. The target for our first adventure Tall Tales is area 150. From there, each new adventure's target goes up by 50 areas from the previous adventure, and the variants are each 50 areas higher than the base adventure, or the variant before it.

    Grab your tickets, it's time to get on the ride...

    New Blessings

    When the Champions begin their romp through the Carnival, they'll be working to amuse and entertain Corellon Larethian in order to earn their favor. Tier 1 Blessings for The Wild Beyond the Witchlight campaign will go live with today's update, with three local Blessings to help the Champions in the Feywild, and one global Blessing to bring the magic of the Carnival wherever you go.



    Tall Tales

    What better way to enjoy a carnival than with a trio of excited kids? The Champions are chaperoning Nat, Jenks and Squiddly to enjoy the wonders of the Witchlight Carnival, and before bed one night the children enjoy telling stories to Sgt Knox about all their previous adventures. But kids like to embellish. A lot.
    Reach area 150.
    • Variant: Nightmare Rats! — Learn about the history of the Champions with Jenks & Squiddly at your side as they join the formation. Meanwhile Burning Rats appear in each area, but they don't drop gold or count towards quest progress.
    • Reach area 200.

    The Witchlight Carnival

    Too excited to listen to the Champions, Jenks & Squiddly have snuck away to get into the Carnival early. It'd be easier to find the kids if there wasn't other chaos to deal with!
    Reach area 200.
    • Variant: A Monarch Among Us — Uncover the mysteries of the Witchlight Carnival with the help of Nat in your formation.
      • Enemies move 100% faster & deal 100% additional damage.
      • Gold Find is reduced by 99%.
      • Reach area 250.


    Fantastic New Outfits

    Some of the Champions are already dressed for the Carnival! Witchlight Delina delights in bright pinks, purples and greens with a gorgeous set of butterfly wings, and can be collected during our Fourth Anniversary Celebration!



    There are also two new Feywild inspired skins available in the store; Witchlight Calliope is ready to join the bards in the big top as part of the Founders Pack IV, while Orkira is enamored with painted wings and sweet treats in her own Witchlight Orkira Theme Pack. Finally, you can collect a code to unlock Witchlight Spurt by tuning into our two days of streaming on The CNE Twitch Channel!

    We hope you enjoy this new Feywild infused campaign, and would love to hear about your experiences with the Witchlight Carnival on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    September 22nd
    Idle Champions: Fourth Anniversary Celebration 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    A new Campaign, exciting new Blessings, a lot of Trials, many streamed celebrations, Daily Rewards, and even more! It's time for our Fourth Anniversary Celebration!

    If you're interested in learning more about what's coming with this week's update, you've come to the right place...

    Fourth Anniversary Celebration

    It's been a fantastic year for Idle Champions, and we're excited to celebrate with our Community this game we all love! In our fourth year, we've rolled out quite a few features and systems, including our first co-operative multiplayer campaign: Trials of Mount Tiamat. We also released two Evergreen Champions, started a new campaign, launched on Epic Games Store, and ran a 6-week interactive livestream experience. All that certainly deserves a celebration, right?

    Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Anniversary Daily Rewards

    Daily Rewards

    Every day during the Fourth Anniversary Celebration you can log in and open a new Birthday chest, but each chest is only available for 24 hours! Each chest contains 5 awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures. If you get goodies in those chests for content you have not yet unlocked, then your account will retain those items and save them for you to enjoy when you have unlocked those systems in the game!

    Once you have claimed at least four daily Birthday chests, you unlock an exclusive Witchlight Delina skin, an epic Delina feat, and 5 gold chests!

    Dungeons & Dragons Anniversary Witchlight Part 1

    The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, Part 1

    This week's content update brings the debut of a new campaign, The Wild Beyond the Witchlight! Check out the full The Wild Beyond the Witchlight blog post coming later today for details about the new adventures and variants filled with the wonder and danger of the Feywild!

    Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Anniversary Celebration Blessings

    Blessings Update

    With a new campaign comes new Blessings, and we've also added more tiers of Blessings to other campaigns! You can find out all the details of each of the new local and global Blessings in the game, but here's an overview of the new tiers that are available:
    • Grand Tour of the Sword Coast - Tier 5
    • Tomb of Annihilation - Tier 5
    • Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - Tier 4 & 5
    • Descent into Avernus - Tier 4 & 5
    • Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden - Tier 2 & 3
    • The Wild Beyond the Witchlight - Tier 1
    Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Anniversary Celebration Spurt Key Art

    Days Of Streaming

    Our Twitch Channel has two days of anniversary celebration streams to enjoy! From 9am-4pm Pacific on Wednesday September 22nd and Thursday September 23rd you can watch special Q&A streams, interview shows, an exciting musical performance, tons of giveaways and contests, and so much more!



    New Gem Shop Skins

    We've added the following skins to the gem shop, which are visible and available once you've unlocked the corresponding Champion:
    • Celestial Celeste
    • Pirate Chef Krull
    • Red Panda Briv
    • Red Panda Freely

    New DLC Packs

    New DLC Packs are now available, featuring bundles of epic skins, awesome equipment, and adorable familiars to help you on your adventures in the new year! Full details can be found in the in-game shop, but take a look at what's in store:



    Founder's Pack IV - Calliope is all ready to perform at the Witchlight Carnival in her fantastic new outfit! Along with this exclusive new Witchlight Calliope skin, this pack includes an exclusive Campestri Familiar and a bevy of gold chests, gems, and potions!

    New Sketching Hour Familiars - The Sketching Hour is a livestream featuring the creation of brand new creatures from three random rolls, and thanks to the votes of our community, two of these fantastic creations have become Familiars in the game! Check out Hoot the Overgrown Owlbear Fox Familiar and Clover the Flower Dragon Parrot Familiar, both packs including a stock of potions!

    Witchlight Warden Skin & Feat Pack - With iridescent dragonfly wings and an ornate rapier, Witchlight Warden is more beautiful and fearsome then ever! Along with this exclusive new Witchlight Warden skin, this pack includes the Champion Warden, an Epic Feat for Warden, 7 Gold Warden chests, and 1 guaranteed Shiny Equipment Card!

    Witchlight Orkira & The Phoenix Theme Pack - Wings and cotton candy for everyone! Along with this exclusive new Witchlight Orkira skin, this pack includes the Champion Orkira, her fierce Phoenix Familiar, an Epic Feat for Orkira, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Orkira Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards!

    Feedback Wanted!

    These changes are scheduled to go live later today. We very much look forward to your feedback, so please let us know what you think in a Community Q&A or feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, a post on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    September 15th
    Idle Champions: Trials of Mount Tiamat 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Tiamat recently escaped to Faerûn and threatens to destroy the whole of reality. It's time for you and your Champions to take part in an epic battle to distract, disrupt, and destroy the Dragon Queen's forces in a last-ditch effort to banish Tiamat back to Avernus and save the world!

    We are excited to challenge you and your Champions to the Trials of Mount Tiamat, our co-operative multiplayer campaign! Team up with four other players, battle the Queen of Chromatic Dragons over seven days, and earn epic loot to level up your gear to new heights. Read on to learn the basics and make sure you check out all the details in the full FAQ in the game!

    Softcap Increase

    Before we get into the Trials of Mount Tiamat, we're excited to announce that the softcap on all of our Champions has been increased! So if you have yet to complete Descent into Avernus, or you've been stuck at your wall for a spell, your Champions will be able to level up even further, with 470 new upgrades split across 87 Champions!

    Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Logo Clear

    What are the Trials of Mount Tiamat?

    The Trials of Mount Tiamat is a new asynchronous co-operative multiplayer system that is unlocked once you complete the Descent into Avernus campaign. By playing through the Trials of Mount Tiamat, you can collect Scales of Tiamat, which you can use to upgrade your Epic items into Legendary rarity, imbuing them with new and unique powers!

    How do I unlock this feature?

    Before you can take part in Trials, you must have battled Tiamat and completed 'Elturel's Last Stand' in the Descent Into Avernus campaign. Then you need to complete the introductory adventure by clicking the Trials of Mount Tiamat campaign button on the campaign map. Once that is done, a new dialog will appear in the game which will let you create and join active Trials of Mount Tiamat campaigns.

    How do I create or join a Trials of Mount Tiamat campaign?

    On the main Trials of Mount Tiamat dialog screen, you can choose to create or join a campaign. If you're creating the campaign, you pick the campaign difficulty and the currency you will use to start it. Once you have created a campaign, you can select your Trial and nominate your Assault Front Champion. You will also see a campaign code you can give out if you want specific people to join your campaign. Pick a Trial to attempt, nominate your Assault Front Champion in order to "ready-up," and then wait for up to four additional players to join and "ready up" before you start.

    If you're joining another campaign, you can view a list of available campaigns started by other players, or input a campaign code to join a specific one. You can filter by the difficulty of the campaign and/or the available Trials. You can only join campaigns that are at most one difficulty higher than the highest difficulty at which you have defeated Tiamat. Once you have joined a campaign you must pick a Trial to attempt and nominate your Assault Front Champion in order to "ready-up".

    What are the "Trials" and how do I pick one?

    The "Trials" are five unique adventures that take place on, around, or under Mount Tiamat. They focus on distracting, disrupting, and destroying the Dragon Queen's forces so the Assault Front Champions can engage her directly in order to banish her back to Avernus. The monsters and environments you battle in vary from Trial to Trial, and there are rewards for completing each Trial for the first time. Other than that, it doesn't make a difference which Trial you choose on any given week. Only one player can pick each Trial each week and everyone must choose a Trial before the campaign can begin.

    What is an "Assault Front Champion" and how do I pick one?

    When you join a campaign, you will select one of your roster's Champions to join the Assault Front. The Assault Front is where Champions directly engage Tiamat and attempt to reduce Tiamat's health to zero to force her into the Red Wizard's trap. Choose carefully, as you will be unable to use your chosen Assault Front Champion while the campaign is active! These Assault Front Champions will provide buffs to all players on the campaign based on their roles and their item level, so sending more popular, more powerful Champions to the Assault Front will result in higher buffs to each party.

    What happens on my Trial Adventure?

    The goal is to reduce Tiamat's health to zero and you do so by increasing your DPS contributions by doing your chosen Trial adventure. You can reset your Trial Adventure multiple times a day, but will always be forced to reset at the end of the day. This is because each day the battle against Tiamat gets harder! You start out on day one with a single, simple restriction on the adventure, such as "Only Champions with STR 10+ can be used." Each day a new restriction is added, making the fight to reach your daily area goal even harder. You will earn Bahamut favor by resetting your Trial Adventure, which can be converted to the permanent favor of your choice after the campaign has ended.

    What rewards can I earn from the Trials of Mount Tiamat?

    Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Scales


    Every time you complete a campaign you receive Scales of Tiamat, which can be used to upgrade your epic items into Legendary rarity, imbuing them with new and unique powers! If you manage to bring Tiamat's health to zero and banish her back to Avernus, you will receive a bonus of 50% more Scales. You may also receive one or more Glory of Bahamut chests for defeating Tiamat. The higher the difficulty level of the campaign, the more Scales and Chests you can get!

    There are also some one-time rewards you can receive. The first time you defeat Tiamat on each difficulty, your Scales of Tiamat reward will be multiplied by 3. Additionally, the first time you defeat Tiamat after taking part in each Trial, you will receive a special Wyrmspeaker Champion Skin!

    Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Wyrmspeaker Lineup

    Collect each of the Wyrmspeaker skins above by defeating Tiamat on each of the Trials!
    • The Mountain Trial for Wyrmspeaker Torogar
    • The Swamp Trial for Wyrmspeaker Makos
    • The Underground Trial for Wyrmspeaker Jarlaxle
    • The Forest Trial for Wyrmspeaker Krull
    • The Plains Trial for Wyrmspeaker Avren!


    Dungeons & Dragons Trials of Mount Tiamat Nayeli and Baby Tiamat

    Would you like to outfit more Champions in fantastic Wyrmspeaker garb? There are more Wyrmspeaker skins available in the in-game shop, including Wyrmspeaker Nayeli and her adorable Baby Tiamat Familiar! You can find Wyrmspeaker Nayeli in the Trials Founder’s Pack, which will appear in the shop once you have access to the Trials of Mount Tiamat.

    We hope you enjoy this epic battle with one of the Forgotten Realms most iconic characters, and cannot wait to hear all the glorious tales of triumph as you team up with your friends on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

    September 10th
    BW2: Jr. Whacker Event 2021 Edition 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Teach Me How to Whack!

    It's time to put your knowledge of whacking bushes to good use as you help educate the next generation! Take a trip to the Event Area of the Commons and get helping!

    Help three aspiring young ones learn how to whack bushes, mana whack, and power whack! Bring the Jr. Whackers some Cardboard Swords to use, found in bushes throughout the world, and they'll share the spoils of their training with you. As you help them, they gain experience, "leveling up" and will award more items with each turn-in. Each of the determined young padawans will have a daily quest to power up the spoils from their next turn-in.

    One Jr. Whacker appears to have suffered a head injury, since they are idolizing Nate. Talk to them and see what's going on.

    Another Jr. Whacker is pursuing their Capitalism badge. After you help them achieve that, perhaps they'll try their hand at Socialism?

    What's a funner thing to earn than your Baking badge? Nothing of course! Help one Jr. Whacker get theirs later on in the event.

    Help Keisha get her camping badge again this year! Check back daily for her quest unlocks. A young student of the bush whacking arts challenges you to whack more than 100 cardboard bushes before the end of the event! This is a challenging quest, and we hope you enjoy it. Note: Quest Odds will not increase the likelihood of these cardboard bushes to appear.

    New for 2021
    Nate's got more ideas regarding recruiting his own kind of jr. whackers...

    If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Jr. BW Mannequin Base!



    Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

    There are an incredible TWENTY FOUR possible Achievements to earn in the Jr. Bush Whacker 2021 event:

    Achievements Returning for 2021:
    • Working Harder - You've helped a Jr. Bush Whacker level up.
    • Power to the People - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker power up.
      • Working Better - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 5.
      • Working Faster - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 10.
      • Working Stronger - You've helped each Jr. Bush Whacker level up to 15.
    • Honorary Jr. Whacker - You completed all 8 enthusiastic Jr. Whacker quests!
    • Won a 'Diamond!' - You got a cardboard diamond. Isn't that awesome? No?
    • Fashion Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Fashion badge.
    • Capitalism Badge - Help the Jr. Whacker earn their Capitalism badge. (Cookie selling quest-line)
    • Cooking Badge - You helped Jaidee earn her Cooking Badge.
    • Camping Badge - Help Keisha set up a demo campsite to help other Jr. Whackers get their Camping badges!
    • Tree Planter - You planted 100 trees for Julia during the Junior Bush Whacker event!
    • Cardboard Crusher - Whack all the Cardboard Bushes. *

    Added/Changed for 2021:
    • Whacker Welfare - Buy all the 2021 Jr. Bush Whacker items. *

    We have 8 achievements from previous year's events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial years:
    • Putting on the Uniform - You got all the player items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event!
    • Junior Decorating Award - You got all the house items from the Jr. Bush Whacker Event!
    • Jr. Merchandiser - You bought all 11 items from the 2013 Jr. BW Event!
    • Supporting the Cause - Buy all the 2014 Jr. BW Event items.
    • Jr. Shopaholic - Buy all the 2015 Jr. Bush Whacker custom items.
    • Jr. Patron - Buy all the 2016 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
    • Jr. Whacker Wares - Buy all the 2017 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
    • Jr. Acquisitions - Buy all the 2018 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
    • Jr. Benefactor - Buy all the 2019 Jr. Bush Whacker items.
    • Dedicated Donor - Buy all the 2020 Jr. Bush Whacker items.

    *The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Dedicated Donor achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

    Pet Packs

    New 2021 Pet Packs (Coming Soon)



    New 2021 Mounts!

    To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from September 11th to 14th!

    The Lynx Ranger mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

    The Amber Lynx and Taiga Lynx are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!



    Share your mentoring success on the forums!

    The event will run until Friday, September 24th at Noon PDT!
    September 9th
    COTLI: Idols Through Time Tier 5 Objectives 

    It's time. Time for Tier 5 Objectives! Look no further than this fresh batch of Tier 5 content for Idols Through Time! Eight new challenges await you... time will tell if you're fit to meet the challenge.

      Idols Through Time Tier 5 Objectives


      Don't Blink
      • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
        • New for Tier 5:
        • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
        • Cherubs randomly petrify a Crusader when they spawn, disabling that Crusader for 10 seconds.
        • Areas get harder much more quickly.
        • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
      • Beat area 650.
      • Awards 725 rubies.

      Lost In Time
      • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
        • New for Tier 5:
        • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
        • The relics now move every 100 areas.
        • Areas get harder much more quickly.
        • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
      • Beat area 650.
      • Awards 725 rubies.

      Time-Lost Bosses
      • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
        • New for Tier 5:
        • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
        • The bosses now kill one of the 4 random Crusaders they target.
        • If Imani is in the formation, she prevents the bosses from shielding the other monsters.
        • Areas get harder much more quickly.
        • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
      • Beat area 650.
      • Awards 725 rubies.

      Nostalgia Trip
        • New for Tier 5:
        • Only the last 10 original Crusaders may be used.
        • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
        • Areas get harder much more quickly.
        • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
      • Beat area 650.
      • Awards 725 rubies.

      Echoes
      • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
        • New for Tier 5:
        • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
        • If Imani or Garnet target the Echoes, they can be killed quicker.
        • Taskmasters can't be assigned to click monsters.
        • Areas get harder much more quickly.
        • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
      • Beat area 650.
      • Awards 725 rubies.

      Hamstrung
      • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
        • New for Tier 5:
        • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
        • Crusaders with the Good tag also cannot be used.
        • Areas get harder much more quickly.
        • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
      • Beat area 650.
      • Awards 725 rubies.

      The Lost World
      • Most changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
        • New for Tier 5:
        • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
        • Fire Phoenix has their missing ability back, and now you can just reset the world using any reset Crusader, even if they're locked.
        • A giant rat occupies a slot in the formation and provides a 50% additive buff for each special dinosaur monster killed to any Evil tagged Crusaders in the formation.
        • Areas get harder much more quickly.
        • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
      • Beat area 650.
      • Awards 725 rubies.

      Atrophy
      • All changes from Tier 4 remain in effect.
        • New for Tier 5:
        • Godo spawns randomly, living for at least 1.5 seconds.
        • Damage and Gold reduction are increased to 5%.
        • Areas get harder much more quickly.
        • Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete.
      • Beat area 650.
      • Awards 725 rubies.


      New Achievement!

      Unlock the new Perils of Time Travel in-game achievement for killing 10,000 Godos over the course of these new objectives, or the higher tiers if you miss out!

      More Tier 8 Talents!

      That's right, this update also includes new Talents!

      New Tier 8 Active Talents

      • Speedy Masters
        Increases the chance that monsters will drop quest items or count for quest kills if you have at least 3 taskmasters assigned to applying Spawn Speed buffs. Max levels: 20.

      • Scars to Your Powerful
        Increase Global DPS if Savage Strikes is active. Max levels: 200.

      • Work Experience
        Increases the Global DPS for every 10 Experience Points on Crusaders in the formation. Max levels: 200.

      New Tier 8 Passive Talents

      • The Powers of Old Renewed
        Increase Global DPS, stacking multiplicatively, for every Crusader with all 5 Rune slots filled. Max levels: 200.

      • Runic Hoards
        Increase Global DPS for every 5 levels you have in slotted runes. Max levels: 150.

      New Tier 8 Utility Talent

      • The Powers of Old Renewed
        For every 500 areas completed beyond the required area to complete an objective (excluding dungeons, free plays or challenges) gain some common crafting materials, up to 16,000 areas total. Max levels: 45.



      Plus the Hustle master cap has been increased from 30 levels to 100 levels, and the Bounty of Idols talent has been revamped.