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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 Thursday 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! So 1 in the Mysterious Forest, 1 in the Shady Detour, etc. NPCs have been added up to the Salt Desert!

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 9 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 20th
Idle Champions: Liar's Night 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

    "Did you hear what happened at the Wayside Inn?"
    "No -- what happened?"
    "While everyone was partying to Liar's Night they got robbed."
    "Seriously!? Who robs a party?"
    "It was 'A Masked Man', apparently."
    "What a jerk. I hope they catch him."
The local Liar's Night festivities at the Wayside Inn were interrupted by a masked thief! They stole magical items and escaped, and now it's up to the Champions to stop them!

Liar's Night 5 introduces Brig Hellclaw, the Rogue/Bard, played by Jason Charles Miller who you can see as Brig on Idle Champions Presents the Trials of Mount Tiamat, airing Mondays at 4PM Pacific on the CNEGames Twitch. You can also catch him on Bardic Inspiration Tuesdays at 1PM Pacific also on the CNEGames Twitch.

This event also brings back the prolific vampire hunter, Ezmerelda d'Avenir, and the the Half-Elf Warlock/Sorcerer trickster, Avren. Players have until Monday, November 1st at 12PM Pacific to complete your Liar's Night 5 unlocks and objectives.

New Champion: 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!

For more information on Brig and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight!

Year Five Variants


  • Variant 1: Dueling Bards — Brig starts in the formation. He can be moved, but not removed. In each area, a duergar bard appears. The bard can only be damaged by other bards. Bard Champions deal 100% additional damage.
    Getting to know Brig Hellclaw: Brig wants to maximize his hype stacks. Keep him surrounded by other Champions that are dealing more damage to maximize his hype stacks from his Inspired Bard ability.
    Complete Area 75.

  • Variant 2: Discordant Melodies — A goblin bard joins the formation attempting to try out for the Champions, but they practiced the wrong song! Whenever they play their instrument, each Champion adjacent to them has a 50% chance to be stunned for 2 seconds. Enemies deal 200% additional damage. Gold Find and Champion Damage are reduced by 99%.
    Getting to know Brig Hellclaw: If Brig is one of your higher damage dealers, choose his Cream of the Crop Specialization. If not, choose 'Back'-Up Singer and place him in the rear of your formation to maximize his hype stacks!
    Complete Area 125.

  • Variant 3: Musical Accompaniment — An elf bard appears in each area with the Masked Man. Until the elf bard is destroyed, the Masked Man is invulnerable. Every time the elf bard attacks, the damage of the Masked Man is increased by 100%.
    Getting to know Brig Hellclaw:Brig's Critical Moment ability helps turn up the volume when you're at your wall, or in a boss area. Make sure he's ready to play when the Masked Man arrives!
    Complete Area 175.

  • Dungeons & Dragons Brig Hellclaw

    IV. New DLC

    Also launching with Liars' Night 5 is the Ascendant Brig Theme Pack! This pack includes the new Ascendant Brig Hellclaw Skin, the Spiky the Almiraj familiar, Big's Epic Road Gig Feat, which increases Hype by 80%, 1 Epic Potion of the Gold Hunter, and 16 Gold Brig Chests with 2 Guaranteed Shiny Equipment Cards.

    For information on previous years' variants, check out the Liar's Night 4 blog. And 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 14th
COTLI: Carnival of Sorrows Tier 7 

Come one, come all, and step right up! That's right! No mirrors, no tricks! It's just magic!

The seventh edition of the Carnival of Sorrows event is now live, and adds a new Crusader to its attractions! She's fabulous, fashionable, and here to tell you that capes are so last season, but wings are always in.

Carnival of Sorrows 7 runs until Tuesday, October 26th at Noon Pacific Time, and introduces Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, and brings back returning Crusaders Mogra, the Ringleader, Carmen and Petunia, Sashimi the Seal, Chiyome, The Half-Blood Elf, Mindy the Mime, Mister the Monkey, and Pete the Carney!

New Tier 7 Crusader: Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit

Tags: Event, Female, Support, Animal, Magical, Good


Flap...flap...flap.

Flap...flap...flap.

The hairs on the back of your neck rise as you enter the tent, a pungent smell filling your nostrils, something that smells like dust and dry earth. You look around for the source, hoping your eyes adjust to the dim lighting soon. You try to think back on what the sign outside the tent said, but you were running too fast to have read it properly.

Flap...flap...flap.

That odd sound happens again, closer this time. You turn around, trying to find the entrance to the tent again, thinking it might be worth facing the creatures outside rather than whatever is in here. And then you feel the hand on your back.

A small squeak slips out of your mouth, adventurer or no, and you turn back to whatever touched you. All you can see is wings.


Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit is a Support Crusader. When you want to add her to your formation, you can find her in slot 39.

New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit | Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuitr takes up a slot in the formation. Pete the Carney and Mister the Monkey take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusaders, only Flora or Human Crusaders can be used. Monsters live at least 3 seconds. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Carnival of Attraction | Mindy the Mime and Half-Blood Elf take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusaders, only Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, Flora or Human Crusaders can be used. Admirers trying to reach Half-Blood Elf spawn, each with an annoying ability. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

  • Carnival of Sushi | Chiyome and Sashimi the Seal take up spots in the formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusaders, only Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, Flora, or Human Crusaders can be used. Special fish monsters spawn and increase Chiyome's DPS by 50% additively for each one killed. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Carnival of Magic | Carmen and Petunia take up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusader, only Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, Flora, or Human Crusaders can be used. The formation has been changed. If there are at least 5 Magical Crusaders in the formation, then Carmen and Petunia buff DPS by 1000%. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • Carnival of Evil | Mogra, the Ring Leader takes up a spot in the formation and can't be moved. Other than the locked-in Crusader, only Erabelle, Tisseuse de Nuit, Flora, or Human Crusaders can be used. Crusaders adjacent to more than 1 other Crusader provide no DPS or upgrades. Quest requirements are doubled. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

More info

You'll have until Tuesday, October 26th at 12:00pm Pacific Time to complete Carnival of Sorrows 7!

For more info on previous Carnival of Sorrows Crusaders and objectives check out the Carnival of Sorrows 6 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Carnival 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, Tier 4, Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7 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 when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

October 8th
BW2: Creature Collector - Cerberus Pup Pets! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Coppers of the Creature Collector

The eccentric Creature Collector has returned to the Commons, this time with a trio of cerberus pup pets!



Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday October 13th to complete the collector's four daily quests, level up your chosen creature, earn Creature Coppers to spend in their store, and get another page to your Creature Collector's Compendium!

The Compendium Page will be given after the event ends. If you don't have the Creature Collector's Compendium ranch item, you'll get it when you get your first page.

After the event, the collector will be taking their creature back unless you adopt it by purchasing its corresponding mount pack, available starting Monday August 2nd.

Train hard, Bush Whackers!

The training quests unlock at noon on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Those busy on the weekends can still catch up!

Notes
- The VIP "Quest Reset" power does not reset these mini event quests, and they are not affected by the Time Turner and Timey Whimey Watch.
- These three pets earn double the experience compared to other pets for the duration of this mini-event!

Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria - Pets

When you speak to Tanela Tiva in the event area, you can select the "What past pets are for sale?" chat option.

This will open a new store, which will contain 3 non-event premium pets you have never owned! They cost Bush Bucks, like in event stores. The selection will change next time Tanela Tiva visits to event area.

We've done this in response to players asking to see old premium pets they've missed out on, to help you fill out your pet collection. Snag those old-school pets you're missing out on!

Read the Release Notes!

September 29th
Idle Champions: Highharvestide 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Savage Frontier of the Sword Coast can be a dangerous place. At the junction of the Long Road and Evermoor Way, the town of Triboar seeks the aid of heroes. Bandits have begun to assail the small town while the citizens are meant to prepare for the Highharvestide Festival...

Highharvestide 5 sees the beginning of Year 5 Events in Idle Champions and the introduction of D'hani from the Rivals of Waterdeep!

This event also brings back the loyal Dwarven Battlerager, Thibbledorf Pwent, and the intimating Minotaur Barbarian Torogar Steelfist. Players have until Monday, October 11th at 12PM Pacific to complete your Highharvestide 5 unlocks and objectives.

New Champion: 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!

For more information on D'hani and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

Year Five Variants


  • Variant 1: Red Alert! — Champion Damage and Gold Find is reduced by 99%, and enemies who have not been painted by D'hani move 100% faster.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Variant 2: Bullywug Brawl — Bullywugs appear in each formation, but they do not drop gold, nor do they count towards quest progress. Only Champions with DEX of 14 or higher can be used.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Variant 3: Doubling Down — The effects of D'hani's specializations are doubled, but quest requirements are also doubled! The bosses also get in on the doubling fun, as in each boss area, a second boss spawns. Both bosses must be defeated in order to progress.
    Reach Area 175.

For information on previous years' variants, check out the Highharvestide 4 blog. And 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 16th
COTLI: Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge Y6! 

Heading back to school is the worst. Literally, anything is better! Even a full-on invasion by demonic hordes resulting in some kind of 'Schoolhouse Scourge' would be better.



Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge 6 has arrived, bringing with it Shir Brio of Cadenza.

This year's event runs until Tuesday, September 28th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC -7), introducing Shir Brio of Cadenza and bringing back Hildr, Valkyrie of PE, Karen, the Cat Teenager, Mr Boggins, the Substitute, Willy the Weregoat, The Exchange Student, Zoraeban, Demonic Angel, and Aphelion, the Distant!

New Tier 6 Crusader: Shir Brio of Cadenza

Tags: Event, Magical, Supernatural, Support


Can you feel the music? Like really feel it? No? Well, then you're definitely not like Shir Brio of Cadenza, expert in cello and actual cello too. When they play a piece, they're definitely feeling the music as it vibrates their body.

Music is all about practice, practice, practice. The more experience you have, the better, so Shir Brio is ready to help those Crusaders in formation who put in the time.

Plus, who doesn't love a good song? Even the monsters are appreciative, as they rush to meet this new artist of acclaim and pass on with a soulful melody in their ears.

Shir Brio is joining your expedition to learn new songs and styles of music, because life is music.

Shir Brio of Cadenza is a Support. When you want to add them to your formation, you can find them in slot 37.

New Tier 6 Objectives

  • Recruit Shir Brio of Cadenza | Shir Brio takes up a slot in the formation. Karen, the Cat Teenager and Mr. Boggins, the Substitute take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Aside from the required Crusaders, only DPS Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

  • The Farm Upstate | Willy the Weregoat and The Exchange Student take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Only Animal crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

  • Welcome to the Hellmouth | Zoraeban, Demonic Angel takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Demon, Angel or Undead tagged Crusaders can be used. Monsters with annoying abilities spawn. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

  • Just a Phase | Aphelion the Distant takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. The formation has been changed. Aphelion is the only one who can do DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

  • Hildr's Boot Camp | Hildr the Gym Teacher takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Besides Hildr, only Tier 6 Crusaders can be used in the formation. Every 15 seconds, Hildr assigns a random letter grade to a random crusader, buffing or debuffing them. Grades will either increase DPS by 100% or 50%, or reduce by 25% , 50%, or 95%. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

More Info

You'll have until Tuesday, September 28th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC -7) to complete Sasha's Schoolhouse Scourge 6!

For more info on previous Sascha's Schoolhouse Scourge Crusaders and objectives check out the Sascha's Schoolhouse Scourge 5 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Educational 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 Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 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 when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

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 3rd
BW2: Creature Collector - Flamingo Floaty mounts! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Coppers of the Creature Collector

The eccentric Creature Collector has returned to the Commons, this time with a trio of flamingo floaty mounts!



Head to the event area and choose one to train. You have until noon on Wednesday September 8th to complete the collector's four daily quests, level up your chosen creature, earn Creature Coppers to spend in their store, and get another page to your Creature Collector's Compendium!

The Compendium Page will be given after the event ends. If you don't have the Creature Collector's Compendium ranch item, you'll get it when you get your first page.

After the event, the collector will be taking their creature back unless you adopt it by purchasing its corresponding mount pack, available starting Monday September 3rd.

Train hard, Bush Whackers!

The training quests unlock at noon on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Those busy on the weekends can still catch up!

Notes
- The VIP "Quest Reset" power does not reset these mini event quests, and they are not affected by the Time Turner and Timey Whimey Watch.
- Swapping your event mount with a higher level mount doesn't count towards event progress.
- These three mounts earn double the experience compared to other mounts for the duration of this mini-event!
- Expiring mounts cannot have their bonuses swapped.

Ye Olde Creature Collector's Galleria - Mounts

When you speak to Tanela Tiva in the event area, you can select the "What past mounts are for sale?" chat option.

This will open a new store, which will contain 3 non-event premium mounts you have never owned! They cost Bush Bucks, like in event stores. The selection will change next time Tanela Tiva visits to event area.

We've done this in response to players asking to see old premium mounts they've missed out on, to help you fill out your pet collection. Snag those old-school mounts you're missing out on!

Read the Release Notes!

September 1st
Idle Champions: Brightswords 4 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Seeking rest and respite from a year of adventure, the Champions arrive in the tranquil town of Longsaddle - only to find it under siege!

Drow from the Underdark are on the hunt in Longsaddle for a Harpell artifact, and it's a race against time to find it before they do...

Brightswords 4 introduces Corazón de Ballena, the dashing Human Pirate of the Oxventurer's Guild, and brings back Lazaapz, the Goblin Armorer Artificer, and Turiel the Aasimar Cleric. Players have until Monday, September 13th at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

Dungeons & Dragons Corazon

For more information about Year 4 Events and how they work, please check out our Year 4 Events Dev Blog.

I. New Champion: Corazón de Ballena

Dungeons & Dragons Corazon

    The young man who would eventually join the Oxventure Guild originally grew up as the posh Percival Milquetoast, heir to the Milquetoast estate. But the life of an aristocrat under a Father he despised inspired him to leave it all behind for the high seas! As Corazón de Ballena he became a flamboyant pirate and swashbuckler ready to try and one-up any other rogues he meets. But it was Corazón's own actions that caused the crew of his ship, the Joyful Damnation, to fall under a horrific curse. While he was able to flee to safety, Corazón never forgot his former comrades, and now is on a personal quest to lift the curse he caused. Fortunately, he has his new friends in the Oxventure Guild, and a few more tricks up his sleeve!


Corazón is a Support Champion who focuses on aiding his fellow Champions with his skills and pirate style. When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Delina (Slot 8).

II. Corazón's Stats

Race: Human Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Rogue Gender: Male
Age: 30

STR: 13 DEX: 18 CON: 12
INT: 16 WIS: 15 CHA: 18

Role: Support
Eligible for Patrons: Strahd, Zariel
Slot: 8 (Delina)


III. Corazón's Design

Our second Champion from the Oxventure crew from Outside Xbox and Outside Xtra brings a tremendously insecure rogue who hides his self-consciousness both figuratively and literally! It was a delight to work with Andy Farrant to bring Corazón's fast-talking, sneak attacking, Grease loving rogue to life in our game.

Corazón likes to avoid getting his hands dirty and prefers to focus on increasing the damage of his fellow Champions rather than having to do all the attacking himself. To make that easier, his Pirate's Code increases the damage of all Neutral (along with the Good/Evil spectrum) Champions, and Honorary Crewmates lets him add the Neutral tag to anyone who is adjacent. His Specializations Distant Crewmates changes the way Honorary Crewmates works to affect non-adjacent Champions instead of adjacent ones, and Mage Hand modifies Grease to drop puddles on the enemy furthest from the formation instead of the ones he attacks. When the field is filled with pools of Grease, Corazón uses his ultimate Fiery Bombardment to set them alight.

For more information on Corazón and his abilities, check out his Champion Spotlight!

Year Four Variants

  • A Pirate's Curse - Corazón starts in the formation and can't be moved or removed. Every area cursed pirate ghosts appear. When a cursed pirate ghost attacks a Champion, they are stunned for 1 second. Only Corazón can deal damage to the cursed pirate ghosts, and he prioritizes attacking them over anything else.
  • Reach Area 75.

  • Grease the Wheels — In every boss area an orc war wagon appears to hamper the Champions' progress. The war wagon (and the orcs within it) must also be defeated in order to progress. The effects of Corazón's Grease ability are doubled against the War Wagon (and the orcs within it).
    Getting to know Corazón: Not only does Grease slow enemies, but if you time Corazón's ultimate correctly, you can unleash a massive firestorm, burning the enemies as they slip and slide through the grease puddles!
    Reach Area 125.

  • Haunted by the Past — Corazón starts in the formation and can't be moved or removed. Two cursed pirate ghosts join the formation, watching and judging Corazón. Every 25 areas they change positions. Cursed pirate ghosts increase the base attack cooldown of adjacent Champions by 1 second. Neutral Champions (on the Good/Evil spectrum), deal 100% additional damage.
  • Reach Area 175.


See the in-game FAQ for more information!

August 13th
BW2: Dog Days of Summer 2021 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

The residents of the Commons want to close out summer with a blast! That big old event field sits there empty most of the time anyways. Help them build an awesome temporary pool to chill out beside. Once you've completed all three building quests, the residents will come in and there will be 3 turn-in stations where you can bring Towels, Sunscreen and Life Rings to get event tokens for buying this year's custom items!

Check out the Companion Racing Track once it becomes available, and you'll be able to bet on pet races! You can only win the prizes once per day though.

Later on in the event, you'll need to help an NPC train their unlikely companion to participate in the race!

Nate's New Puppies!
Plus, foster an adorable puppy for Nate. It seems he's accidentally ordered too many dogs (again!!) and needs your help to look after them temporarily. Choose one of the 3 to help him out! Once you equip your dog, Nate has some daily quests for you to do to keep the ball of energy that is your puppy occupied. Love the look of the dog? Permanently adopt it with a simple purchase! You can choose between the Dobermann Pup, Dalmatian Pup, and Husky Pup!



New for 2021!
If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Dog Days Mannequin Base, for your beach styles!



You can also look forward to a 7th upgrade to the trinket Wally has made for you! With some more glitter, he can improve it from Ostentatious to Ritzy, which is 5% more effective!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are 17 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2021 event:

Achievements Returning for 2021:
Pool Digger - Build the Pool for the Dog Days event.
Safety First! - Help at each pool-side station during the event.
Safety to the Max! - Help at each pool station 50 times - must first complete "Safety First!"
Doggy Daycare - Complete all the doggy dailies.
Man's Best Friend- Level your doggy pet up to level 10.
Training Day - Complete all the puppy training quests.
Dog Days Race Track - Successfully win 5 bets on the Companion Race Track.
Pro Racer Assesser - Buy all the racer assessment upgrades for the Companion Race Track.
The Plodding Blob - Help Shayla Sharker train her blobfish for the Companion Race Track.

Added/Changed for 2021:
Pool Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2021*

We have the following achievements from previous years, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present/didn't earn it during the initial year:
Dog Days Sale - Buy all the custom items and pool items from 2013
Dog Days Outlet - Buy all the custom items for 2014
Summer Supplies - Purchase all the custom items for 2015
Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016
Pool Party Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2017
Good Dog Goods - Purchase all the custom items for 2018
Dog Toy Takehomes - Purchase all the custom items for 2019
Doggie Dabbler - Purchase all the custom items for 2020

* The Dog Days Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the achievement, and therefore it is not a required purchase.

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 August 14th to 17th!

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

The Bright Pterolycus and Umbral Pterolycus 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!



The event will run until Friday August 27th at Noon PDT.