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Recent News
January 20th
New Objectives & Ski Trip Weekend Buff  

Get your grinding shoes on, because this week's update adds sixteen new objectives via new tier 2 and tier 3 versions of all the Ready Player Two campaign objectives!

Whether you're dodging anvils, capturing Polkamans, or avoiding being backstabbed in the Video Game of Thrones, these new objectives are sure to challenge you! You'll need the Tier 2 or Tier 3 talent to play them, and many, many, many idols to defeat them. We've also added a new weekend buff event to help you get started. Good luck!

Here's a glimpse at some of the new objectives additions:

Glitch Out Tier 2


Formation slots are randomly glitched, disabling Crusaders in them to area 600.

Video Game of Thrones Tier 2


Every 10 seconds, a random Crusader in your formation is betrayed and killed all the way to area 600.

Couch Co-op Tier 3


Beat area 700 while using only four Crusaders at a time while enemies have significantly more health.

To help you through the tough new Tier 2 and 3 objectives, there's a weekend buff. Starting today, the five Crusaders below will receive boosts until Monday, January 23 at Noon PST.

  • Emo Werewolf - Base DPS +400%
  • Jason, the Master of Shadows - Gold Find +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Merci, the Mad Wizard - Deflect Evil ability +200%
  • President Billy Smithsonian - Us Vs. Them ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Ski Trip Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for President Billy if you've unlocked him.)
January 13th
New Weekend Buff: Royals' Vacation 

The royal family is tired of sitting around decreeing things. Take them out of a fun vacation this weekend and finish up your most challenging event objectives!

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday January 16th.

  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party Ability +200%
  • The Princess - All Gold Find +200%
  • Thalia the Thunder King - Storm Rider Ability +200%
  • Val the Mermaid - All DPS +200%
  • Queen Siri - Queen's Decree Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Royal Vacation Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Val and Queen Siri if you've unlocked them.)
January 6th
New Weekend Buff: Road Trip! 

It's time for a fun romp down the freeway to see a big cow made out of butter. We've buffed the Crusaders with the best sense of direction to help you out this weekend.

The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday January 9th.

  • The Washed-Up Hermit - Craziness Ability +200%
  • Detective Kaine - A-Hah! Ability +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Find +200%
  • Sarah the Collector - Base DPS +400%
  • Pilot Pam - Focused Teamwork Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Road Trip Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Pilot Pam if you've unlocked her.)
January 5th
Princess' Pool Party 2017 

Now that all of the holiday festivities are behind us, it's time to look forward to the next fun event: it's time to book a vacation to escape the January blues.

Starting today and running through to January 17th at Noon PST, The Princess is heading abroad to host her annual pool party event. For those players who haven't unlocked them already, this is your chance to add both Pilot Pam and Queen Siri to your roster.

Of course, as this is a 2017 update of the original event you can also collect two new Crusaders: Bernard the Bartender and Princess Val the Mermaid.

New Tier Two Crusader: Bernard the Bartender.

Bernard the Bartender shares the same slot as Detective Kaine. He includes some fun formation abilities such as Tips!. This ability has a base 20% chance that you'll receive 20% more gold from an enemy when it's killed. The chance can be increased with other upgrades and gear.

At level 400, Bernard unlocks Girl's Night where every female Crusader in the formation adds an additive 20% boost to the Tips! bonus gold.

New Tier Two Crusader: Princess Val the Mermaid.

Princess Val the Mermaid also packed some fun new abilities. At level 25, she unlocks Royal Blessing. With it, all adjacent Crusaders are healed by 20% per tick, split between the number of affected Crusaders. This is boosted by other upgrades as well. At level 400 her Animal Kingdom ability increases the global DPS by +50% if there are more animal Crusaders than human Crusaders in the formation.

After you've completed the first two new Tier Two objectives for Bernard and Val, there are three more objectives to keep you busy.

New Tier Two Objective: The Great Migration.

The Great Migration sees the Crusaders beset by migrating birds determined to bring your holiday plans crashing to the ground. These fowl foul instantly kill any Crusader they hit in a puff of blood and feathers all the way to area 400.

New Tier Two Objective: Girl's Getaway.

Girl's Getaway! forces you to only select female Crusaders alongside Bernard because what kind of a holiday doesn't have alcohol, especially when there's a long way to go to area 450.

New Tier Two Objective: Don't Get Sunburnt.

The final new Tier Two objective is Don't Get Sunburnt. The hot objective sees the Crusaders DPS suffer in the sun's rays. The longer the Crusaders are in the formation earning XP, the less DPS they do, making reaching area 500 quite a challenge!

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

You'll have until January 17th at Noon PST to complete the event before it's time to fly home and spend another year only dreaming of sunny beaches and lazy pool days.
December 30th, 2016
New Year's Novelty Weekend Buff 
Tags: weekend, buff.

Who knows what kind of exciting new features 2017 will bring? Only time will tell! To start the year off right, enjoy these powerful buffs for some of our more neglected Crusaders. The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday January 2nd.

  • Sasha, the Fierce Warrior - Bulwark Ability +200%
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - Gold Find +200%
  • Prince Sal, the Merman - Base DPS +400%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail Ability +200%
  • Frosty the Snowman- Chilling Power +200%



Also, check out the limited-time New Year's Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Frosty the Snowman if you've unlocked him.)
December 30th, 2016
A Look Back At Crusaders In 2016 

It's been a busy year for us here at Codename Entertainment working on Crusaders. We thought we'd take some time to look back at the last year, as well as look ahead to what's still to come in 2017.

This past year has been an exciting time to play Crusaders. We've been pumping out a never-ending stream of content, including a host of new campaigns, new events, and new Crusaders. In researching these numbers, we really came to appreciate all the hard work our designers and artists put into keeping things fresh all year round.



In 2016, we released 54 updates including:
  • 13 brand new events:
    • Princesses Pool Party
    • The Blood Bowl
    • Merci's Mix Up
    • Hermit's Premature Party
    • Nate's Candy Conundrum
    • Superhero Spring
    • Gardener's of the Galaxy
    • The Song of Thrones
    • Trek Through the Hidden Temple
    • Alien Invasion Day
    • Littlefoot's Big Adventure
    • Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage
    • Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge
  • 4 events re-run with additions:
    • Carnival of Sorrows
    • Emo's New Moon
    • Kaine's Dinner of Doom
    • The Nate Before Christmas




  • 43 new crusaders:
    • Pilot Pam
    • Queen Siri
    • Groklok the Orc
    • Drizzle the Dark Elf
    • Rocky the Rockstar
    • Sally the Succubus
    • Larry the Leprechaun
    • Kyle the Party Bro
    • Alan the ArchAngel
    • RoboRabbit
    • The Bat Billionaire
    • The Metal Soldierette
    • Broot
    • Robbie Raccoon
    • Leerion, the Royal Dwarf
    • Brogon, Prince of Dragons
    • Montana James
    • Serpent King Draco
    • President Billy Smithsonian
    • Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor
    • Ranger Rayna
    • Littlefoot
    • Veronica, the Android Archer
    • Bubba, the Swimming Orc
    • Karen, the Cat Teenager
    • Mr. Boggins, the Substitute
    • The Exterminator
    • The Shadow Queen
    • Greyskull the Pirate
    • Gloria, the Good Witch
    • Ilsa, the Insane Wizard
    • Eiralon, the Blood Mage
    • Mindy the Mime
    • The Half-Blood Elf
    • Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul
    • Fright-o-Tron 4000
    • Graham the Driver
    • Paul the Pilgrim
    • Petra the Pilgrim
    • The Dark Helper
    • Robo-Rudolph




  • 25 weekend buffs:
    • Mischief at Mugwarts
    • Cookie Crusaders
    • Wibbly Wobbly Wackiness!
    • Ready Player Two
    • The Beasts Within
    • Missions Madness
    • Kick Off Summer
    • Father's Day Weekend!
    • Mobile Launch Weekend!
    • Tasty Summer Talents
    • Natalie's Gold Medal
    • Midsummer Meditation
    • Schoolhouse Rock
    • Legendary Weekend
    • Autumn's Upon Us
    • Off-Week Offense
    • Canadian Turkey Weekend
    • Octoberfun Objectives
    • Emo's Weekend Wonder
    • Tiered Up Trouble
    • Veteran's Remembrance
    • Chilly November Nights
    • The Great Darkness
    • Clowning Around
    • White Christmas
  • 4 new campaigns:
    • Mischief at Mugwarts
    • Ready Player Two
    • Idols Through Time
    • Amusement Park of Doom
  • 1702 new monsters
  • 562 new pieces of loot
  • 1050 new areas and quests
  • 221 new objectives (including events and tiers)
  • 26 Talents to spend idols on!
  • Tier 2 and 3 objectives!
  • An entire mobile version of the game!
  • Missions! Including missions to obtain event crusaders and gear!
  • 157 chest code giveaways via email, partners, treasure hunts, and more!
  • 196 change logged bug fixes, including some significant performance improvements.
Phew! That lists make me tired just looking at it.

So how can we possibly top that in 2017? Well, we've got a few ideas up our collective sleeves, and since this is the season of giving, we thought we'd share one of them with you now. Take a look at these bad boys:






What are these brilliant beauties? They're LEGENDARY ITEMS, a new tier of loot coming to Crusaders in early 2017. You'll be able to upgrade your existing Epic items into Legendary items in our long awaited crafting update. Legendary Items have an additional unique effect, on top of their boosted epic effect, which can be leveled up multiple times to be even more powerful! These items represent the most significant increase in Crusader power since the Talents update earlier this year.

If you want to get prepared early to deck out your favorite Crusader with Legendary items, you'll need to make sure you've got the slots you want to upgrade filled with purple epic-y goodness. We'll be releasing more details about these items and how you get them in an update closer to the release of the crafting patch.

That's all we've got for you today! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! See you in 2017!
December 23rd, 2016
White Christmas Weekend Buff 
Tags: weekend, buff.

Ho ho ho, Crusaders! Our offices are closed until the New Year, but that doesn't mean you don't get tasty, tasty buffs to get you through the weekend! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas. The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until 12 pm PST on Monday, December 26th.

  • The Bush Whacker - Critical Click Chance +6%
  • Artaxes, the Lion - Roar! Ability +200%
  • Fire Phoenix - All DPS +200%
  • Thalia, the Thunder King - Storm Ride Ability +200%
  • RoboSanta - Expensive Toys Ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Snowy Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for RoboSanta if you've unlocked him.)
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.
December 15th, 2016
Jingle Jam 2016 & Honeydew the Dwarf 

We are delighted to announce that Crusaders of the Lost Idols has been included in the Yogscast Jingle Jam 2016 Humble Bundle.

For the whole month of December, the Yogscast team have organized to give away 31 Steam games and DLC add-ons as part of their annual Jingle Jam event with all the proceeds going directly to charity!

This year’s charities are:




The first 75,000 people to donate $30 or more will get all 31 games, including our very own Legendary DLC pack for Crusaders of the Lost Idols.

To celebrate we've also created a special boss monster, Honeydew the Dwarf. For those of you unfamiliar with Honeydew, he is based on Yogscast celebrity and long-standing YouTuber Simon Lane.



Honeydew the Dwarf.


Simon Lane.

Honeydew can be found in the Amusement Park of Doom campaign. You'll find Honeydew starting at area 40, and he'll appear every 100 areas from then on.

Please help support a great cause and, of course, enjoy the hilarious shenanigans from the Yogscast team this holiday period.

You can watch the festivities live on Twitch here, and you should check out all their YouTube channels by going here.

December 9th, 2016
Amusement Park of Doom 


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Today we launch the Amusement Park of Doom, a brand new permanent campaign. It's a special campaign because it features some boss monsters that were created as a result of your very generous donations for our Extra Life event back in October. Our artists Kat and Adam have been beavering away to create the requests, and you'll find more details on them below.



The Amusement Park of Doom itself is a theme park from a parallel dimension. Our bold Crusaders must explore this terror split over six objectives to start. To tackle the park, the team will need to be at their pushiest to get through the throngs of visitors to avoid the long queues for the rides.

For the new campaign, these debut objectives will put you through your paces.

Park Pass



Park Pass requires you to reach area 400 but you need at least 10,000 Idols to qualify to start the objective. Completing it unlocks the Free Play.

Roller Coaster



Roller Coaster will debuff and superbuff your Crusaders' DPS randomly all the way to area 500.

Carousel



Carousel limits you to six available Crusader seats at a time. As you progress through the 500 areas, the Crusaders available will rotate along the bench, just like a carousel.

You Must Be THIS Tall



You Must Be This Tall requires the Crusaders to get to area 600. Beating this objective allows you to access the next two.

Ferris Wheel of Doom



The Ferris Wheel of Doom takes up the empty space in the formation. Crusaders in the spaces surrounding it will ride the wheel all the way to area 700.

The House of Horrors



The House of Horrors tests your Crusaders' heart, with the play area randomly going black and reducing DPS and Click Damage to 0, and a spooky surprise being revealed when the lights come back on.


On their mission to cram as much fun as possible into their trip, they are also seeking out the legendary mascot, Sagaven. Along the way, you'll come across the monsters created for the Extra Life event. Check out the creations below.

"Tasselfoot"



Requested by Tass.

"LARP Elf"



Requested by Paul McGrath.

"Chris"



Requested by Chris Bobridge.

"Mr. Flappy"



Requested by Dominic Leo.

"Nils Olav"



Requested by Vingummi.

"Fluffy"



Requested by Amanda Kolecke.

"Welsh Dragon"



Requested by Mrs. Crane.




Princess, Khouri, Nate, Mindy, and Pete will all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend.

  • The Princess - Ignite, Char, Conflagrate, and Incinerate ability +200%
  • Khouri, the Witch Doctor - Koffee Potion ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +100%
  • Mindy the Mime - All Gold Find +100%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Clown Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mindy the Mime or Pete the Carny if you've unlocked them from the events or missions.)

Note: The Golden Epic available with this weekend buff is for an event crusader. If you do not have Pete the Carney unlocked you will still earn the GE, and once you unlock Pete through a mission or next year's event it will already be equipped.

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