May 15th
Idle Champions: Dragon Heist, Part 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Champions are on the hunt for Nihiloor, a Mind Flayer in service to The Xanathar Guild. They entered the sewers of Waterdeep in pursuit only to become lost in the labyrinth of tunnels while searching for Skullport.

Unfortunately for the Champions, they've stumbled into Undermountain, the dungeon of the mad mage Halaster Blackcloak...

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Dragon Heist Adventures, Nimble Escape and Fugitives, in order to access these new Adventures.

Hopelessly Lost

After following their quarry into Waterdeep's sewers, the Champions have become lost in Undermountain. It's going to take everything they have to try and find their way back out again!
  • Variant: Bazaar Exploits — Two Goblins accompany the Champions, taking up spots in the formation. Every 25 Areas the two Goblins change their location. While attacking Xanathar Guild enemies, Champions' damage is increased.

Enter the Sargauth

The Champions are on the hunt, looking for a way to Skullport - after all, they have a stone to find - but something else is already on the hunt for them...
  • Variant: Elder Rune Madness — Each time you enter the portal, a different Elder Rune takes effect for the next 50 Areas. These Elder Runes vary in effects from Champions taking damage whenever monsters spawn to random debuffs, monsters dropping less gold, and Champions being unable to regain hit points or gain shields. Good luck!

See the in-game Change Log for more information!
May 10th
BW2: The 8th Spring Garden Event! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Flowers In Bloom!

The EIGHTH annual Grow-A-Thon has returned to the Commons! Whack the bushes and gather their bounty so that you can plant flowers and trees in the Event area to make yourself a gorgeous garden. Impress the judges every 20 hours to earn Spring tokens to buy this year’s Custom Items. You need to impress the previous judge to get a rating from the next one.

Plus, fill your magnificent garden with critters! There are 5 to get throughout the event, starting with the Squirrel today! You can send out requests for a free one. On platforms without, you get a free one when the animal unlocks from the animal vendor! The tool-tip when you hover the critter in the store has their unlock date!

Also returning is the Gorgeous Garden contest! Check back next week for more details!

George has such a terrible green thumb, he’ll be looking for you to help him out trying to grow a plant for the first (or fourth) time.

Spring usually means spring cleaning, right? Freddy needs some help cleaning up his house. It’s gotten a little bit spooky. Cleaning items can only be whacked in his house.

Timmy wants to wake his turtle up from its hibernation after that long, cold winter. Aid him in finding things to tempt it back to consciousness.

Earn another copy of your old Bee pet, or one of the other two Bees when you complete the quests again this year!

New for 2019:

If you can complete the event, you'll earn this awesome 100% reward carousel critter for your ranch!



There are 6 new common plants to grow for your event garden: Black Roses, Buttercups, Pink Roses, Purple Cherry Trees, Orange Daffodils, and White Roses. This will make the Flower Master achievement a bit more challenging, so plan accordingly.

And, you can now buy the garden plants for your ranch from Joel in the event area.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of NINETEEN possible achievements to earn in the Spring Garden 2019 event.

Achievements Returning for 2019
Flower Master- You’ve grown 1 of each common plant in the Spring Event!
Beast Master- You’ve gotten every animal in the Spring Event.
Spring Decorator- You’ve bought 3 of each planter and 1 Watering Can.
Impressive- You impressed all of the Gardening Judges in the Spring Event.
Most Impressive- You got the highest mark from the final Gardening Judge in the Spring Event!
Five Days at Freddy's - Complete all of Freddy's Spring Daily Quests!
Spring Botanist - You collected flowers for all the Spring Garden judges.
Beekeeper - You completed the Spring Garden beehive quests.
Bee Buddy - Help Joel make Bushwhackia a better place for the bees.
Bug Collector - Help Satoshi expand his bug collection. Garden Critic - Vote 50 times in the Gorgeous Garden Photo contest.
Onionling Sheperd - Round up all 100 Onionlings during the Spring Garden event.

Added/Changed for 2019
Ripe Raiments - You bought all the 2019 Spring Garden event items!*


We also have 5 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Garden Gatherer - You bought all the 2018 Spring Garden event items!
Organic Acquisitions - You bought all the 2017 Spring Garden event items!
Spring Token Trader - You bought all the 2016 Spring Garden event items!
Garage Sale Connoisseur - Purchase all the 2015 Spring Event items!
Spring Spender- Purchase all the 2014 Spring Event items!
Fresh Year Round- Purchase all the 2013 Spring Event items!

*The Garden Fence mini-golf piece is not required for the Ripe Raiments achievement.

Mount Packs

New 2019 Mounts!

All new butterfly mounts are available this weekend, from May 10th to 13th!

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

The Chromatic Butterfly and Dusky Butterfly are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two butterflies each shed their own unique dust particles when you ride them!



Pet Packs

New 2019 Pet Packs (Coming Soon!)



Post your green thumb adventures and questions on the forum!

The event will run until Friday May 25th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • How do I grow plants?
    There are the planters outside the garden to grow flowers in. If you click on them, you can see the plant store. Each plant has a different cost and grow time to get you your event progress points. You start with 4 free planters.

  • Is it good to buy extra planters for growing the plants?
    If you have the seeds to spare and prefer to plant long-growing plants, then yes, it’s worth it.

  • How do I get the Decorator achievement?
    If you go into the gardening area, the store button ($) has a selection of garden decorating items, where you can find the planter styles and watering can. These items also cost seeds.

  • What are the possible seed combinations for Farmer MacDonald’s quest?
    You can choose seeds that grow either Energy or Gold, and then choose between 20, 15, 4, and 3 hours of growth time.

  • Why do my custom seeds cost Gold to plant?
    You created the combination, which is unlocked until they expire. Just like normal plants, they cost Gold for planting. We don't award a flat number of seeds, because not all players have the same amount of farm plots. This way, you get to choose how many you end up growing. :)
  • Why don’t my custom seeds last longer?
    Because they're OP! Enjoy them while they last. :)

  • How do I please the judges?
    Just keep growing plants. As your event progress increases, you will impress the judges more and more. You DO NOT need to place them in your garden if you don't wish to. The plants still count for progress.

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

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Growing plants worth points and completing the side quests. To get the points from your plants, you don't even need to place them in your garden! Just grow them!

  • 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.

May 10th
BW2: May 10th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Spring Garden Event (May 10th, 2019)

- Updated Spring Garden Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added 6 new common plants to grow for your event garden
- Can now buy the garden plants for your ranch from Joel in the event area
- Added 3 new pets available from May17th to 20th
- Added Butterfly mount available in Bush Bucks sale from May 10th to 13th
- Added Chromatic Butterfly and Dusky Butterfly mounts in standard mount packs from May 10th to 13th

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
May 9th
COTLI: A Song of Thrones 4 

The winter is dark, so dark you almost can't see anything -- not even an advancing army or an epic battle. But you're sure it has started, because the wait has been so long and they wouldn't let you down, would they?

While armies assemble and the song begins, you still don't know who'll end up on the throne in the end -- but you do know that Holddoor, a giant, hulking, half-frozen orc, will help you get the job done. It's time for A Song of Thrones!

A Song of Thrones 4 introduces Holddoor, and Leerion, the Royal Dwarf, Brogon, Prince of Dragons, RoboQueen, Zombie Winter, and The Wolf King! The party ends on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT!

New Tier 4 Crusader: Holddoor

Where once he may have had the chance to live a normal life, thanks to some tinkering of the fates it seems that it is now Holddoor's destiny to hold the door — only now, he won't let it go!

Holddoor is a Tank Crusader who supports the party by standing at the front of the formation and holding the door against all enemies. Monsters are drawn to him through his Focus ability, and once there are at least 15 of them he will Stand Strong and start to heal himself. He increases DPS with Protection, gains damage reduction when he becomes Scarred, and is able to dramatically increase DPS through his Loyalty and Hold the Door abilities. And did we mention there's a Paradox where Holddoor will cause White Runners to appear, run into enemies, and explode?

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. Leerion, the Royal Dwarf, Brogon, Prince of Dragons, RoboQueen, Zombie Winter, and The Wolf King are all once again available to unlock!

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Holddoor | Holddoor takes up a slot in the formation. All monsters live longer. Reach area 600.

  • Revenge | A Vengeful Lady takes up a slot in the formation. Minifinger monsters spawn randomly. Each time you kill a Minifinger, the Vengeful Lady buffs DPS for the rest of the run. Reach area 800.

  • Armies on the Move | Dragons and Horsefolk escorts occupy slots in the formation and move every 50 areas. Each monster killed in an area reduces DPS. The dragon damages the column in front of it. Horsefolk reduce the DPS for adjacent Crusaders. Reach area 750.

  • Winter is Here | All the monsters are White Runners, which are faster, tougher, and deal more damage. Only Evil Crusaders do DPS. Reach area 800.

  • Plot-Focused Episode | Naked monsters appear. They can only be damaged by projectiles, explosions, and active abilities. Naked monsters also deal damage to all Crusaders adjacent to the one they attack. Reach area 850.


Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Thrones Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop all-tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT to complete A Song of Thrones 4!
May 8th
Idle Champions: The "C" Team Weekly Challenges 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Want to influence the events of a popular D&D show while earning free loot? Well, once again you can!

Idle Champions is proud to be supporting this summer's Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team TRPG adventure, and you can take part with The "C" Team Weekly Challenges!



Complete challenges to earn the Champion Asharra outfit!


Participation is simple: players log in to Idle Champions on their platform(s) of choice, and each week they will be offered challenges to complete. Completing these challenges rewards points, with the "Omin's Challenge" each week rewarding bonus points and the opportunity to vote for 'Good' or 'Bad' fortune for the next episode of The "C" Team. Once you complete "Omin's Challenge" you can vote once per day, so get it done quick and let your voices be heard!

As players earn points they will also earn rewards, with rewards every 50 points and special milestone rewards every 350 points, which include everything from different potions and chests to the new Champion Asharra Outfit and an Exclusive Golden Epic for Donaar – which will also unlock Donaar for you if you don't yet have him!



Get the Chronaar GE AND Donaar if you don't already have him!


The "C" Team Weekly Challenges run for the next 10 weeks, influencing 10 episodes of the latest season of The "C" Team. All you have to decide is whether or not you'd like to see The "C" Team earn good fortune or bad fortune in between episodes, and the next episode will see your collective wishes granted.

Good luck! And might we just mention that D&D games are always the most interesting when things are going wrong... ;)

The "C" Team Weekly Challenges FAQ

What is this?

The "C" Team Weekly Challenges are ten weeks of weekly activities that coincide with the latest arc of The "C" Team tabletop stream. For the next ten weeks you'll be able to complete Challenges, earn rewards, and vote to influence the events of The "C" Team episodes each Wednesday at 4PM PDT.

What are Challenges?

Challenges are in-game tasks that you can complete to earn points. Challenges come in a variety of difficulties, with corresponding point values for each. New challenges unlock every week. Each Challenge is available to complete for the two weeks after it unlocks, with some exceptions (see below). After two weeks any unfinished Challenges will no longer be completable. There are two special types of Challenge each week: Omin's Challenge, and the Daily Challenge.

What is Omin's Challenge?

Omin's Challenge, when completed in the current week, grants not only a bunch of points but also the ability to vote in the poll to influence the events of the next episode of The "C" Team! If you complete Omin's Challenge after a new week of Challenges have unlocked, it will not grant the ability to vote, but it will still give you a boat-load of points. Once unlocked, you can vote in the poll once per day (resetting at noon PDT each day).

What is the Daily Challenge?

Daily Challenges can be completed multiple times per week (once a day, resetting at noon PDT each day). Daily Challenges update each week, and only the current week's Daily Challenge is available.

What can I earn from Challenges?

Each Challenge awards a certain number of points. Points can be redeemed for a fixed set of rewards. Each reward requires you to have collected a certain number of points. Your points are not consumed when you redeem rewards, so if you have an available reward, claim it! Milestone rewards appear every 350 points, and include Gold Chests, a unique outfit for Asharra, a Golden Epic for Donaar (which also unlocks Donaar if you don't already have him), and a Potion of Polish (upgrades a random piece of gear to Shiny).

Where can I watch "C" Team episodes?

Acquisitions Incorporated: The "C" Team broadcasts every week on Wednesday at 4pm PDT on the Penny Arcade twitch channel at twitch.tv/pennyarcade. You can view the archives on the same channel.



Donaar commands you to collect Chronaar!


May 7th
Join the Bush Whacker 2 Player Council 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

Today we're letting you know that we are now accepting applications for our Bush Whacker 2 Player Council!

The BW2 Player Council is a group of 8 to 14 Bush Whacker 2 players that represent various aspects of the game with the passion and knowledge to talk directly with us at Codename Entertainment.

We are looking for players who are willing and able to give us meaningful feedback on different areas of the game and their thoughts on potential upcoming features. We will post quarterly threads on the council forum to talk with the BW2 Player Council members for these discussions, in addition to regular emails and forum threads regarding upcoming content.

As a part of the BW2 Player Council, you will be part of a team that helps keeps Bush Whacker 2 a continually exciting and enjoyable experience for all players.

Now for the details about what the being part of the BW2 Player Council entails. Please read carefully and thoroughly to see if this opportunity is right for you.
  • The Council will directly interact with Nick, the lead developer of BW2, via email and the private council forum.

  • All BW2 Player Council members are required to sign Non-Disclosure Agreement forms.

  • BW2 Player Council members will be asked for at least a 12 month commitment to the community and the Council. We understand that real life comes up and things occur, but we’re seeking individuals who are in it for the long haul and want to be committed to this 100%.

  • While we greatly appreciate the time and feedback from Council members this is strictly a volunteer position.

  • This is for personal applications only. We will not be accepting nominations or applications on behalf of another player.

  • All participants must be 18 years or older.

  • The language of the BW2 Player Council will be English.

  • Player selection will be based on a variety of different factors.

  • Please put the word Coffee in your application message somewhere, just to ensure us that you're actually reading these instructions.

  • BW2 Player Council members have to be okay with their character name and platform being published on our website and forums.

We will read through each application with the goal of picking out the players who best represent various gameplay styles in Bush Whacker 2.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let us know on the forums. This is an exciting and very important time for Bush Whacker 2, and we hope you will be a part of it.

The cut off time for applications will be 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time Friday May 17th, 2019.


If you’re interested in being part of the BW2 Player Council then please send an email to Nick at bw2support@codenameentertainment.com with the title of Bush Whacker 2 Council Application with the information requested below.

In your message to Nick, please include:
  • Real Name:
  • Character Name:
  • Platform:
  • Level:
  • Favourite Trinket (if applicable):
  • Favourite Pet (if applicable):
  • Favourite Rune (if applicable):
  • What do you like about Bush Whacker 2?
  • How often do you play Bush Whacker 2? Once daily, multiple times a day, or weekly?
  • Why would you like to be on the player council?
  • What ideas do you feel you could offer CNE to help improve BW2?
May 7th
BW2: May 7th, 2019 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Player Council Recruitment (May 7th, 2019)

- We’re recruiting for the player council! See the blog link in the news post.

- Added the Tournament of Ten Eyes limited time quest, where you help the dungeon kitties level up a monster pet of your choice in exchange for Bush Bucks, and potentially a trophy should you win!

- Limited Time Quests can now be staged in the event area of the Commons while a regular event isn’t active.

- Fixed monster pets having wrong ranch items.

- Use proper graphic for Pet Control Trinket in PAGAS Pet Progress reward claims on the dialog.

- To reflect Facebook API changes, the Bushwhacker 2 Buddy Request dialog shows “Non-Game Friends” toggle button instead of the two “All Friends” and “Game Friends”, to show that you can only send invites to friends who already have played the app.

- Added a “?” button to the Bushwhacker 2 Buddy Request dialog to explain requirements for friends showing up on the list.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
May 3rd
The Tournament of Ten Eyes! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

The Dungeon Kitties are back, and they need your help training monsters for the upcoming Tournament of Ten Eyes!

Head to the event area in the Commons, pick a monster, and start training! You'll get a Bush Buck for every level your chosen monster gets, and can complete training quests for extra pet xp every 15 hours.

The tournament starts at noon on Tuesday May 7th, and you'll have until noon on Wednesday May 8th to see how your monster fared! You'll have to return your monster afterwards, unless you adopt it by purchasing its corresponding pet pack.

Discuss on the forums!

May 3rd
COTLI: Amusement Park of Doom Tier 4 Objectives 

It's hard to believe that this campaign went live back in December 2016 but here we are 2.5 years later and we're still going strong — so strong, in fact, that we've added some brand-new Tier 4 Objectives to the Amusement Park of Doom campaign!

Good luck <3

Amusement Park of Doom Tier 4 Objectives

  • Roller Coaster - A camera monster spawns to take your picture to commemorate the moment. While the camera is alive, the DPS doesn't change. Reach Area 900.

  • Carousel - The highest two available bench slots (wrapping around) disable the dps and abilities of adjacent Crusaders. Reach Area 900.

  • Log Ride - DPS takes longer to recover, but Tank Crusaders recover theirs instantly. Invincible towel monsters spawn at random. Reach Area 950.

  • Ferris Wheel of Doom - Each rotation a random rotated slot doesn’t have its DPS and FAs disabled and a random non-rotated slot is turned into a tentacle, disabling their DPS and FAs. Reach Area 1000.

  • The House of Horrors - A powerful zombie monster spawns after each blackout. Reach Area 1000.

  • Mauled By Mascots - Two mascots occupy spaces in formation. If they die, all the mascot monsters on screen die. Reach Area 1050.

  • Couples Day - Only the Crusaders on the top row of the bench can be used. Reach Area 1100.
May 1st
Idle Champions: The Running 2 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's a once-in-a-human-lifetime event: an acorn from the ancient Grandfather Tree will soon fall into the forest below. These acorns are among the holiest of relics, and a young Harper wizard has recruited the Champions to help them make the journey to recover this prize for Silverymoon.

However, as the party makes their journey towards the Grandfather Tree, the very forest itself seems to fight their advance. Eladrin from the Feywild, the plane of Faerie, attack the party — and Drow from the Underdark soon show up as well...

The Running 2 introduces Spurt, the Kobold Inventor played by Chris Perkins on Critical Role, and brings back Catti-brie, Human Fighter and Companion of the Hall. Players will have until Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 12:00pm PDT, to unlock them!

New Champion: Spurt

    Spurt the Kobold Inventor is crafty and quick with his hands. He builds improvised weapons in the hope of gaining some new advantage in combat. Spurt never knew he would have such lasting appeal when he met a mighty group of adventurers in a cave, but here we are. Packed to the gills with his "awesome" inventions this clever kobold brings his 11-days of life experiences to the Champions, along with a really cool 'Centi-pult'!
Spurt is a clever Kobold Inventor and Support Champion. He buffs the party with his Centipede Net, Wa-spiration, Pack Tactics, and Heroic Sacrifice abilities.

When you want to add Spurt to your formation, you can swap him with Nayeli (Slot 3). For more information about our latest Champion, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Spurt dev blog!

Returning Champion: Catti-brie

    "When I first laid eyes on Catti-brie, she had just punched a rather menacing fellow who was threatening to break every bone in my body. She hit the lout with such surprising force that he flopped to the floor like a sackful of mullet. Over the years, I’ve come to call her a friend. Underneath Catti-brie’s rough exterior lies a heart of gold. She cares deeply for her friends and will protect what she holds dear without fail. If she takes a shine to you, be sure to count your lucky pennies, because her enemies rarely fare well for long."
    ~Volothamp Geddarm
Catti-brie is a DPS and Support Champion. Her Powerful Draw and Critical Hit abilities help her deal damage at long range, while her Mark for Death weakens enemies.

Balance Update: Catti-brie can now cause double, triple, or higher crits if her crit chance is above 100%. At 100%-199% crit chance she will always crit, with a chance to hit for double crit damage. At 200%-299% crit chance she will always double crit, with a chance to cause 3x crit damage. These higher crits show a (xN) in their hit text, with the N being the crit multiplier that was applied. When you want to add Catti-brie to your formation, you can swap her with Minsc (Slot 7).

Year Two Variants

  • Delusions of Grandeur — Spurt and his Centipult start in the formation, taking up two slots. The Centipult launches centipedes at random enemies, enraging them and increasing their speed and damage.

  • Elves are Wild — All Elves (Elf, Eladrin, Drow) & Half-Elves in the formation have their attack speed increased. Drow enemies now have armor. Additional Eladrin spawn in each area, and they are immune to damage until after they attack.

  • Alignment Askew — Champions are all affected by different debuffs based on the formation's alignment.

Year One Variants

  • The Wolves in the Woods — Werewolves randomly spawn and attack the party, each with special abilities. Catti-brie's silver arrows deal double damage/hits to these creatures.

  • Critter Companions — Two forest critters take up slots in the formation, increasing the damage of adjacent Champions by 400% moving around every 25 areas.

  • Catti-alone — Catti-brie is the only Champion available for this mission. Her damage increases by 40% per area, stacking multiplicatively, her attack speed is greatly increased, and her Ultimate ability cooldown is reduced to 10 seconds.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!