January 12th
Idle Champions: Grand Chultian Weekend 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Having troubles with the new Tomb of Annihilation adventure variants? Perhaps these special buffs for Bruenor, Minsc, and Drizzt will help!



The following Champions will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 15th.
  • Bruenor – Increases the effect of Bruenor's Rally ability by 200%

  • Minsc – Increases the damage of all Champions by 200%

  • Drizzt – Increases the damage of Drizzt by 400%

Check out these limited-time Chultian Gold Chests that contain equipment for just the champions above!

(Note: gear only appears for unlocked Champions. If you do not have Drizzt unlocked, his gear will not appear in the chests)
January 12th
BW2: Celebrate Nate's Birthday Event, 2018 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy Birthday Nate!

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

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

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

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

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

New for 2018:

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

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



Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

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

Achievements Returning in 2018:

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

Added/Changed for 2018:

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


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

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

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

Pet Packs:

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

2018 Pet Packs --> COMING SOON!!



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

Post your thoughts and feedback here!
January 12th
BW2: Change Log Jan 12, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Nate’s Birthday Event (January 12th, 2018)

- Updated Nate’s Birthday Event for 2018
- Added a new 3 part quest line
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 3 new pets

- Added Lava Dragon Mount promo (free with BB purchase over $10; 30% more BBs over $5)

- If you’re missing the High Jungle Sleuth achievement and have completed Kaine’s latest investigation, you can speak with him at his office to claim it.

- Rotated Robot and Ghost companions back into the Amicus Island Token store.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
January 12th
COTLI: Weekend Buff – Winter Jetaway 

The Princess is off on her extravagent winter getaway yet again, and all we get is this lousy buff. Typical oligarchy!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 15th.
  • Pilot Pam - Focused Teamwork ability +200%
  • Jason, Master of Shadows - All Gold Found +200%
  • Gold Panda - All Gold Found +200%
  • Queen Siri - Queen's Decree ability +200%
  • Nate Dragon - All DPS +200%



Check out these limited-time Jetaway Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
January 11th
Princess' Pool Party 2018 

Sick of the snow? Complaining about the cold? Weary of winter? Well, it's time to hop aboard the Princess' private jet and take part in the Princess' Pool Party event!

The Princess' Pool Party 2018 event runs until Tuesday, January 23nd at Noon PST. For more information, check out the How to Play /FAQ in-game!

New Tier 3 Crusader: Shenna the Centaur

Shenna the Centaur is an all-new DPS Crusader whose damage increases based on the number of female, human, and animal tags are in the party. The ideal formations being all animal Crusaders non-adjacent and all human female Crusaders adjacent, depending on gear.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock our Tier One Crusaders Pilot Pam and Queen Siri by completing the respective Tier One objectives. Then, you can collect the Tier Two Crusaders, Bernard the Bartender and Princess Val the Mermaid, by completing the first two Tier Two objectives!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit Shenna the Centaur | Shenna takes up a slot in the formation debuffs Crusaders in the following way: -25% global DPS (multiplicative) for each Human Crusader in the formation, -25% gold find (multiplicative) for each Animal Crusader in the formation, adjacent females have their DPS and Formation Abilities disabled. Reach area 500.

  • Buddies Only | Only female, human, and animal Crusaders are allowed. Reach area 600.

  • Party Crashers | A variety of sunburned and drunk party-goers attempt to crash your party, each with annoying abilities. Reach area 650.

  • Solar Eclipse | There's a solar eclipse happening in area 700! Every area it gets darker and darker as the moon slowly blocks out the sun. This effect reduce DPS, Gold Find, and Light Level as you progress. Reach area 700.

  • Limited Seating | Only seven Crusaders are allowed on the field at once. Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Pool Party Silver and Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for the Tier 2 and 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusader. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, January 23nd at Noon PST to complete Princess' Pool Party this season!
January 10th
Idle Champions: New Tomb of Annihilation Variants 
Posted in Idle Champions.

This week's update included two new challenging Tomb of Annihilation variants: Crowded Streets for Exploring Port Nyanzaru, and Market Fluctuations for Running of the Saurs. These are some of our most challenging variants to-date, so you'll need every scrap of gear, favor blessings, and formation optimization you can muster. Good luck!

Exploring Port Nyanzaru

  • New Variant: Crowded Streets — Slots in the formations are occasionally taken up by random citizens.

Running of the Saurs

  • New Variant: Market Fluctuations — Leveling up your champions costs more.

Features:

  • Added two new extremely-challenging to the Chult-based Tomb of Annihilation adventures: Crowded Streets and Market Fluctuations.

  • Fixes for various bugs

See the in-game change-log for more information!
January 9th
COTLI: Introducing Limited Time Challenges! 

Today we're finally ready to unveil a brand new feature in Crusaders of the Lost Idols: Limited Time Challenges!

Limited Time Challenges are customized objectives that you can attempt once a week, between Tuesday at noon and Thursday at noon PST. You'll be awarded Challenge Tokens depending on how far you get, and you can use those Tokens to buy special items in the brand new Challenge Store (coming soon). This week's Challenge has already begun, so get to it! Good luck!

You can check out the Challenge FAQ below for more information, or the Challenge FAQ on the Challenge dialog in-game.


What are Challenges?

Challenges are limited-time objectives which can be attempted once a week to earn Challenge Tokens. Each week, a random objective from a pool of specially designed Challenge objectives will be chosen to be that week's Challenge. The base set of Challenges restricts you to using certain types of Crusaders, however future Challenges will provide more variety.

What are Challenge Tokens?

Challenge Tokens are awarded for taking part in Challenges and are used in the Challenge Token Store to buy all sorts of goodies, such as Jeweled Chests and week-long buffs. More items will be added over time, providing an endless supply of fun rewards to work towards.

How are Challenge Tokens awarded?

Challenge Tokens are awarded when you reset in a Challenge and are based on the highest area you reach during that run. At any time during a Challenge, you can see the amount of tokens you would receive if you reset by looking at the notification on the right, or in the Challenges window, which is accessed from the same panel as Achievements and Statistics. You can reset whenever you'd like during a Challenge, but you can only do one Challenge per week, so you should get as far as you can before you reset!

When can I attempt Challenges?

Challenges run every week from Tuesday at noon to Thursday at noon (PST). A countdown to the next Challenge can be found on the Challenges window. You only get to try a Challenge objective once per week, so once you have started a Challenge, you will not be able to start one again until the next week's Challenge is available.

Will there be a new Objective every week?

You will never see the same Challenge Objective two weeks in a row, but the same Objective can be picked again on a later week. You can start the Objective again and earn tokens again even if you've already done it for a previous Challenge. Try to beat your old scores!

What happens if I run out of time?

If you have not yet started the Challenge, it simply disappears. If you are currently on the Challenge, you will be forced to reset the world. Any progress already made will be counted and you will receive Idols and tokens as normal.

This Challenge is too hard!

If you're not getting anywhere, just go do another Objective. There's always next week! If you've not yet unlocked a Crusader who can reset, you can abandon the challenge like you would normally abandon an objective. You can abandon Challenges without any penalty. You will receive Idols and Challenge Tokens as though you had reset normally, and the cooldown timer for abandoning will not be triggered.
January 5th
COTLI: Weekend Buff – A Grimm Adventure 

Challenging new Grimm's Idle Tales objectives have appeared! Will they become part of your story? Use these buffs to help out!



The following Crusaders will get a buff this weekend starting from today until Noon PST on Monday, January 8th.
  • Jim the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Kyle the Party Bro - Mosh Pit ability +200%
  • Natalie Dragon - All Gold Found +200%
  • Pete the Carney - Bad Joke ability +200%
  • Xander, the Xmas Dragon - Friendly Fire ability +200%



Check out these limited-time Grimm Chests that contain equipment for just the five Crusaders above!

(Only for previously-unlocked Crusaders)
January 5th
COTLI: Tier 4 Grimm's Idle Tales! 

Today's update includes eight new ultra-challenging tier 4 objectives in the Grimm's Idle Tales campaign!

These new objectives add additional potholes to the already-treacherous tier 3 objectives, forcing you to go even further as well! To help you out with the dastardly adventures is this weekend's promo, A Grimm Adventure, which buffs five Crusaders and has a unique chest available. Good luck!

Grimm's Idle Tales Tier 4 Objectives


Not in Kansas Anymore
  • A wicked witch attacks the formation at random with different abilities.
  • Reach area 800

What Big Teeth You Have
  • Whenever a wolf is spawned, your gold find is reduced to 0 (and for a few seconds afterwards).
  • Reach area 850

Sleeping Beauty
  • A hunky prince attacks your formation, automatically killing any Crusader he reaches with his death kiss.
  • Reach area 850

Down the Rabbit Hole
  • The Card Minions are even more dastardly.
  • Reach area 900

Let It Go
  • The freezing cold slowly kills your formation over time.
  • Reach area 900

I Like Potatoes
  • Idols don't award bonus DPS or Gold Find, and Talents have no effect – only equipment remains.
  • Reach area 300

The Lion King
  • Several lion tamers spawn attempting to tame Artaxes, but he cannot be tamed.
  • Reach area 950

Holiday Hoopla
  • Jealous original Crusaders attack your formation with various annoying abilities.
  • Reach area 950
January 5th
BW2: Change Log Jan 5, 2018 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Misc Update (January 5th, 2018)

- Added 3 Big Cat themed mount packs, available Jan 5th to Jan 8th

- Added 2 hints and clarified some details for the Explorer’s League Part 4

- Skyscraper door now shows quest icons for the Explorer’s League Part 4 quests

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!