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Recent News
April 28th
Weekend Buff! Misfit Management 

Someone needs to keep those so-called superheroes in line. Maybe one of the Crusaders we've buffed this weekend is up to the task.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday May 1st.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark ability +200%
  • RoboTurkey - Short Circuit ability +200%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Misfit Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboTurkey and Pete the Carney if you've unlocked them. If you are missing Pete, you can purchase Pete's Golden Epic, and it will be available on him once you unlock him through missions.)
April 27th
Gardeners of the Galaxy 2017 

I am Broot. Plus, the giant galaxy destroying plant is back, so there's that. Nate and the gang require more help to defeat the interplanetary flora interloper. Two new Tier Two Crusaders need to be recruited during this updated event.

Gardeners of the Galaxy event runs from today through to May 9th at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Broot and Robbie the Raccoon to your roster.

Two new Tier Two Crusaders are also available to unlock once you've completed the Tier One objectives: Spaceking and Grandmora.

New Tier Two Crusader: Spaceking.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Spaceking who'd put Zapp Brannigan to shame with his lascivious behaviour and penchant for melodrama.

At level 150, his ability Kirkin' It Up increases his DPS +100% for every alien Crusader in the same formation.

At level 400, Spaceking unlocks Avenger which increases his DPS +100% for each dead Crusader in the formation.

New Tier Two Crusader: Grandmora.

Grandmora is the ageing grandmother of intergalactic being, Thermos. She's an expert in knitting warm, ugly clothes and her insistence on feeding the other Crusaders makes her an ideal support Crusader.

At level 50, Grandmora unlocks Still Suspicious, an ability that Buffs all Crusaders in the column in front of her by 200%, divided by the number of Crusaders in the column behind her.

Grandmora unlocks Untrusting at level 150, the ability buffs all Crusaders in the column behind her by 50%, multiplied by the number of Crusaders in the column in front of her.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Spaceking and Grandmora, there are three galaxy-sized new Tier Two objectives to complete.

New Tier Two Objective: Out of Control.

In Out of Control, a rapidly growing plant starts in just one formation slot, but spreads to a new formation slot every 50 areas, eventually encompassing all formation slots until you beat area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Raid.

In the objective, Raid, two clouds of toxic spray float around the formation, moving to a random adjacent slot every 10 seconds. The Crusaders in the affected slots have their DPS reduced to zero and formation abilities disabled.

New Tier Two Objective: Slow and Steady.

The final new Tier Two objective is Slow and Steady. Every time a monster is killed, every Crusader in your formation takes 5% of their max health as damage. They naturally heal 20% damage every 5 seconds all the way to area 500.

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

You'll have until May 9th at Noon PDT to complete the event.
April 21st
Weekend Buff! April Showers 

April Showers normally bring May Flowers. However, in this case, they bring you some sweet Crusader buffs for this weekend only! Enjoy!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday April 24th.

  • Karen, the Cat Teenager - Center of the Universe ability +200%
  • Mister the Monkey - Monkey Business ability +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All DPS +200%
  • Sarah, the Collector - Self DPS +400%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Rider ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time April Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Karen and Mister the Monkey if you've unlocked them. Also, the Golden Epic for Mister the Monkey will be awarded with your purchase and will show up equipped on her if/when you unlock him.)
April 19th
Player Interview: Menin Gate 

A little while ago we stumbled across a player called Menin Gate who had put in an enormous amount of time into Crusaders of the Lost Idols. At the time, Menin Gate had logged more than 8,000 hours of gameplay on Steam. For those who haven't already done the math, it equates to the game running for 343 days!

With that kind of record, we decided to reach out to Menin Gate for an interview to share his motivations with you all.

Menin Gate's 'alter ego' is Paul Winnell from Melbourne, Australia. This 45-year-old player hails from Port Phillip Bay, which he declares has the "whitest, cleanest, and softest sand on the Bay". Stop making us jealous, Paul!

Menin Gate and his family


When did you start playing Crusaders of the Lost Idols and how did you discover the game?

I started playing it the day it came out. I love idle/progressive type games and this one peaked my interest immediately.

You've been playing for more than 10,000 hours now. When did you realise you'd put in so much time? Also, was it a shock when you realised?

Well I’m actually closing in on 11,000 hours and still loving it. It was a shock, as the last game that had me so entranced was Battlefield 2, a completely different style of game.

Have you ever played another game for the same length of time?

Yes Battlefield 2 - and still miss it!

What is it about Crusaders of the Lost Idols that keeps you playing?

The updates. The developers have consistently delivered new updates, features and events to keep me interested; it's one of the few games on Steam that provides such regular updates.

What has been your favourite update or feature in Crusaders of the Lost Idols?

Crafting - it adds a whole new dimension for progression and how you can progress.

Who is your favourite Crusader and why?

Well it used to be Fire Phoenix, but now it’s The Exterminator (Terminator is one of my favorite movies)

What other games are you playing while Crusaders of the Lost Idols is running on your computer?

Lots, I have nearly 8,000 games on Steam, but I also play quite a bit of BF1 via Origin.

Do you play on the mobile app too?

Yes, on the way to work.

How do you keeping playing when you're on holiday or traveling?

I play on the mobile app. I also have a Microsoft Surface that runs the game very well!

What do your friends and family think about your addiction to Crusaders of the Lost Idols?

They don’t understand, I have four kids that all prefer to play CSGO - I tried and failed to get them playing!



If you'd like to be interviewed for the official Crusaders blog, email us at general@codenameentertainment.com.
April 14th
Weekend Buff! Easter Feasting 

Eating all that candy may have been a bad idea. Maybe if you wash it down with a massive feast...

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday April 17th.

  • RoboRabbit - Wind-Up-Bunny ability +200%
  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Khouri the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Princess Val the Mermaid - Animal Kingdom ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - Increases all Gold found by +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Feasting Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above!

(Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboRabbit or Princess Val if you've unlocked them. Also, the Golden Epic for Val will be awarded with your purchase and will show up equipped on her if/when you unlock her.)
April 7th
Weekend Buff! Candy Celebration 

You're feeling good. You're feeling energetic. It probably has something to do with the copious amounts of candy you've been eating. Keep the feeling going!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday April 10th.

  • Pilot Pam - Focused Teamwork ability +200%
  • Jack O'Lantern - Cry For Help ability +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - Gold Find +200%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%
  • Merci the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Candy Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Pam and Jack if you've unlocked them.)
April 6th
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*
March 31st
Weekend Buff! The Revenger's League 

When one hero won't be enough, the Revengers Assemble! Unfortunately, only the Metal Soldierette assembled. Oh well.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday April 3rd.

  • Sasha the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark Ability +200%
  • Princess - All DPS +200%
  • The Metal Soldierette - Base DPS +400%
  • Gold Panda - Gold Find +200%
  • Queen Siri - Queen Siri's Queen's Decree Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Revenger Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for The Metal Soldierette and Queen Siri if you've unlocked them.)
March 24th
New Weekend Buff! Arch Nemesis Weekend 

You can't have a hero without an Arch Nemesis! Send your most heroic Crusaders to fight theirs all this weekend!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PDT on Monday March 27th.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - All Gold Find +200%
  • Artaxes the Lion - Lion's Roar Ability +200%
  • Littlefoot - Growing Up Ability +200%
  • Bat Billionaire - All DPS +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Nemesis Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Littlefoot and Bat Billionaire if you've unlocked them.)
March 22nd
Superhero Spring 2017 

The world is in peril again! It seems to happen every year now. It's time for the Crusaders to pull on the spandex, give their friends or family lame excuses for leaving them suddenly, and save the world.

Super Hero Spring event runs from today through to April 3rd at Noon PDT. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Bat Billionaire and Metal Soldierette to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Arachnobuddy and Foresight.

New Tier Two Crusader: Arachnobuddy.

The first of the two new Tier 2 Crusaders is Arachnobuddy, a superhero imbued with superhuman spider-inspired powers. His alter ego teenager Paul Potter lives with his uncle Matt after a luchador savagely killed his aunt, Gwen.

At level 50, his ability Web Blast shoots out a web projectile at a random enemy every five seconds dealing 200% of Global DPS. Collect equipment for Arachnobuddy to increase the number of webs he fires.

At level 400, Arachnobuddy unlocks Stick Webbing where Web Blasts stuns affected targets for one second (but doesn't stack if multiple blasts hit the same target).

New Tier Two Crusader: Foresight.

Foresight is a new lifeform created by melding the power of an Unlimited Stone, one of the greatest sources of power in the Crusader universe, and an indestructible material called Reverbrium.

At level 100, Foresight unlocks Playing Favorites, an ability that heals individual targets for 20% of max health per second. It heals humans if more humans are adjacent to Foresight than non-humans, or it will heal non-humans if more non-humans are adjacent to Foresight. In the end, if there are an equal number of humans and non-humans it doesn't heal anyone. At level 400 Foresight's Supernatural ability increases Supernatural Crusaders' DPS +50%.

After you've completed the first new Tier Two objectives for Arachnobuddy and Foresight, there are three more objectives to conquer (after a few more drinks, naturally).

New Tier Two Objective: The Revengers.

In The Revengers players can only choose Supernatural or Superhero Crusaders, plus Bush Whacker and Nate. Then they must reach area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Sidekicks.

In the objective, Sidekicks three bumbling sidekicks take up slots in your formation, each with a unique debuff on adjacent Crusaders as they get in the way of our heroes with their misguided attempts to help (e.g. reduce DPS, reduce Gold Find, and disable formation abilities).

New Tier Two Objective: Super Villains.

The final new Tier Two objective is Super Villains. The Crusaders' arch nemeses spawn and attack the formation. Each super villain has different annoying abilities that'll make reaching area 500 a real challenge!

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

You'll have until April 3rd at Noon PDT to complete the event. Cheers!
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