April 29th, 2016
Spring Garden Event 2016! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


Garden Like Busy Bees!

The FIFTH 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! On platforms with friends, 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 third) 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.

New for 2016:

This year's event contains 6 new colours of violets for your awesome pixel art, as well as a flower to grow for a mini bonus!

We've added 10 new Quests!

Help the bees by building them a new home! As well, each Judge will have a request for you!

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of TWELVE possible achievements to earn in the Spring Garden 2016 event.

Achievements Returning for 2016
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!

Added/Changed for 2016
Spring Token Trader - You bought all the 2016 Spring Garden event items!
Beekeeper - You completed the Spring Garden beehive quests.
Spring Botanist - You collected flowers for all the Spring Garden judges.

We also have 3 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

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 Spring mini-golf piece is not required for the Spring Token Trader achievement.

Pet Packs

New 2016 Pet Packs (Coming Soon!)




Previous Year Pets (Available for Bush Bucks)



Pink Flower - Turns up to 25% of your Nothing wins into Mana!
Pet Rock - Turns up to 25% of your Nothing wins into Power!
Grasshopper - Turns up to 25% of your Nothing wins into Gold!
Fennec Fox - Turns some of your Nothing wins into Chocolate (random energy, mana, and power.)
Pig in Boots - Turns some of your Nothing wins into Mud (random energy, mana, and power.)
Ladybug - Turns some of your Nothing wins into Leaves (random energy, mana, and power.)
Spring Chicken - Adds to your max Power, up to 15 points at level 40.
Singed Raccoon - Adds to your max Mana, up to 20 points at level 40.


Post your green thumb adventures and questions on the forum!

The event will run until Friday May 13th 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.

April 29th, 2016
New Event! Gardeners of the Galaxy 

Brash adventurers Nate Dragon and the Crusaders finds themselves the object of an unrelenting giant alien plant that is slowly taking over the galaxy.

Nate and gang are forced into an uneasy truce with a duo of disparate misfits. Robbie, a gun-toting raccoon, and Broot, a fibrous humanoid. Unfortunately for Nate and his new found friends they attract the attention of the galaxy's law enforcement and get thrown in space jail.

If they are going to save the known universe, they will have to breakout and head to the evil monster plant's home planet and give it a planetary-sized dose of Roundup.

New Crusder: Broot

New Crusader: Robbie, the Raccoon

After earning the requisite 100 seed spores, winning over Robbie and Broot will require some skillful Crusading for the first and second new objectives. However, once they join your ranks, their rascally charm will be a welcome addition to your band.

When partnered in the same formation the inseparable miscreants buff each other with devastating effect. Starting at level 100, Broot increases the DPS for Robbie by 100% if he's in the column in front. At Level 150, he conveys the same buff next to Robbie.

Reciprocating, Robbie enables Broot to take 25% less damage if he's in the column in front at level 50. By level 75 Broot gets a 50% health boost when adjacent to Robbie.

New Objective: Inifinity Stone



The remaining three objectives include 'The Infinity Stone', where the Crusaders must transport a randomly debuffing alien artifact to area 150. Crusaders next to the pulsating stone have their DPS penalized at random intervals.

'Displaced Wildlife' sees an outrageously cute fawn, rabbit and skunk occupy formation slots while the Crusaders slog their way to area 200.

New Objective: Displaced Wildlife



The final new objective, 'Gardeners, Unite!' only allows the selection of the most weird Crusaders available for selection. The ragtag ensemble must then use their disconnected abilities to beat area 250.

I am Broot. I am Broot. I am Broot!
April 28th, 2016
Update! Tier Three Talents Are Here! 

Boom! You asked for them, and we deliver: Tier 3 Talents are here, plus we have added new Tier 1 and 2 talents.

As a reminder for our new players, or for those who have yet to discover Talents, these are unique additional features and powers that are available in exchange for Idols. As ever, the criteria to unlocking the tier talents is dependent on you beating a specific area. For Tier 3 talents you're going to need to beat area 600 in any campaign!

You won't lose any DPS or Gold gains when you exchange your Idols. You'll always keep your total DPS and Gold bonuses in keeping with the number of Idols you've earned since you started playing.

You can read more about the first Talents we launched last year here and the Tier 2 update here. Without further ado, here are the details for the new Talents.

The two new Tier One Active and Utility talents are (available after reaching area 150 in any objective):

Massive Criticals



Critical click damage bonus increased by 10% each level (Max Level: 25).

Upgrade Them All



Adds a button that can be clicked to purchase as many upgrades as you can afford. (Available once you purchase "Spend It All")

The four new Tier Two Active and Utility talents are (available after reaching area 300 in any objective):

Ride the Storm



Storm Rider effectiveness increased by 10% each level (Max Level: 25).

Storm's Building



Storm Rider cooldown decreased by 5% for each level (Max Level: 15).

Doing It Again



Unlock Tier 2 difficulty for objectives with interesting restrictions. (Doesn't include the Ready Player Two campaign at this time.)

Efficient Crusading



Decrease the number of Crusader levels required for idols by 10 for each level in the talent (Max Level: 25).

The new Tier Three Active, Passive and Utility talents are (available after reaching area 600 in any objective):

Gold-o-Splosion



Gold-o-rama effectiveness increased by 10% (Max Level: 20).

Fast Learners



Decrease time needed to earn XP by 5% for each level (Max Level: 18).

Well Equipped



Increase DPS of Crusaders by 20% for each piece of epic gear they have for each level (Max Level: 50).

Swap Day



Increase DPS of Crusaders by 20% for each piece of epic gear other Crusaders in the same bench slot have for each level (Max Level: 50).

Deep Idol Scavenger



Increases Idols earned by 2% for every 100 areas unlocked for each level (Max Level: 25). (If you reset before you reach the next 100, you still get a percent of the bonus. For example, if you reset on area 50 and you have 10 levels in the talent, you get a 10% Idol bonus.)

Triple Tier Trouble



Unlocks Tier 3 difficulty for objectives with interesting restrictions. (Doesn't include the Ready Player Two campaign at this time.)

Free Golden Epic




Finally, we're celebrating the launch of Tier 3 Talents, and the recently announced mobile version, by giving everyone a free Golden Epic, in appreciation of your continued support.

Enter the Free Golden Epic Code 'YOUA-REAL-LAWE-SOME' in the Shop to receive your Free Golden Epic!
April 22nd, 2016
New Campaign: Ready Player Two 

*bzzzt* What was that? *puff* Was that a puff of smoke emanating from the back of your PC? And what happened to Crusaders of the Lost Idols?!

It looks like your video card has experienced a malfunction and to get back to its DirectX 12 former glory, you'll need to battle your way through the history of gaming.

This brand new campaign is an epic journey through seven zones from the earliest ASCII-based games, and the golden years of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming all the way up to 4K, VR-infused modern era.

To complement the new campaign Jason, Sarah, Gryphon, Artaxes, and Pam get a limited time buff to enhance their powers and it's applied automatically!



As well as the automatic buff, you can purchase a unique Chest! Inside this special chest you'll find 2 pieces of gear, 1 of which is guaranteed to be Rare or better, for only those 5 Crusaders! Will you get a piece you're missing? Plus, you get 2 Trinkets and a Time Warp.

The special buff and sale will run until Monday, April 25th at Noon PDT!

Check out all the new objectives in the campaign below:













April 22nd, 2016
Explorer's League Keys of Mystery 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.


It's a quest for the ultimate ancient artifact! The Explorer's League is trying to find an ancient item that is rumored to be located somewhere in Bushwhackia. And they need your help with the second part!

They have all the Lockboxes you found for them last time, but all their attempts to open them have failed so far. They need your help finding a Locksmith to try and get into the boxes.

Chat about your journeys on the forums!
April 18th, 2016
Crusaders of the Lost Idols Coming to Mobile 



VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 18, 2016 – Codename Entertainment announced today that its award-winning clicker/idle game will be released on iOS and Android globally this summer and will be published by Kongregate, the leading publisher of mobile and web games and wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation.

New Design for Mobile



Crusaders of the Lost Idols is a fantasy strategy game that launched on Kongregate.com last year. Currently, it is one of the most played games on the site out more than 107,000 titles. It is the only clicker/idle game with a formation strategy feature which has inspired individual players to log thousands of hours playing time.

Gamers who are attending PAX East 2016 in Boston, MA, between April 22 to 24 will have the exclusive chance to play the pre-release mobile version at Kongregate's booth.

"We're very excited to be launching on mobile. The game has gone from strength to strength and now we can reach more fans on mobile devices," said Eric Jordan, CEO of Codename Entertainment. "We've enjoyed a long, successful partnership with Kongregate, and they were the natural choice for publishing our first ever mobile game."

Same Great Formation Strategy!



"We are excited to partner with Codename Entertainment on their hit title Crusaders of the Lost Idols.” said Emily Greer, CEO and co-founder of Kongregate. “We’ve seen great success helping developers to optimize and perfect their games on Kongregate.com before tackling mobile together, and we think this game further validates that strategy."

KEY FEATURES:
  • Unique Formation Strategy: The only clicker/idle game to feature a formation system. Unique character abilities, buffs, and gear challenge the player to find the best formation every campaign.
  • A Host of Unusual Characters: Colourful characters, some based in the broader world of video games and geek culture with more added every month.
  • Hundreds of Areas to Play: Deep playability and challenge split over five campaigns and 46 objectives with more campaigns and objectives released regularly.
  • More than 280 types of Gear, Buffs, and Upgrades: A cornucopia of deep content awaits the player. Unique upgrades by character coupled with special gear and buffs demands players master their strengths and weaknesses to succeed.
  • Daily Quests: Every day players are challenged with mini objectives that will reward them with precious red rubies once completed.
  • Events: Regular limited-time events featuring special objectives and exclusive new content.
Available worldwide this summer, Crusaders of the Lost Idols will be available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Google Play for Android devices.

For more information on Crusaders of the Lost Idols go to www.codenameentertainment.com

ABOUT CRUSADERS OF THE LOST IDOLS Crusaders of the Lost Idols is the award-winning and top-rated idle/clicker game that has been played over 14 million times on across all platforms since its launch in July of last year. It is the only idle/clicker game to include a formation feature where players learn to master the strategy of organizing their party of characters into the most powerful, monster-destroying formation possible.

The position of each Crusader next to his or her companions has a significant effect on their attack strength. Combined with Crusaders enhanced by abilities, buffs, and upgrades, this unique feature adds an unrivaled complexity never before seen in the idle genre.

ABOUT CODENAME ENTERTAINMENT: Codename Entertainment was founded in 2008 in Victoria, B.C. by David Whittaker and Justin Stocks. They started making games for Facebook and evolved into making games for platforms like Kongregate.com, ArmorGames, and Steam. In 2015, the company launched Crusaders of the Lost Idols. It was awarded the Idle Game of the Year on Armor Games, is one of the most played games on Kongregate.com out of more than 107,000. Players have racked up over 14 million unique plays across all platforms, and more than 1.2 million hours played per month on Steam.

Codename Entertainment and Crusaders of the Lost Idols are trademarks of Codename Entertainment Inc. All other products named herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

ABOUT KONGREGATE Kongregate is a leading mobile game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate's mobile publishing focuses on free to play mid- and hard-core titles. Working closely with mobile game developers Kongregate provides consulting, analytics, marketing, launch support, and game features such as cross promotion, guilds, and chat. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of gamers per month. Kongregate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GameStop Corporation and is based in San Francisco. The company was founded in 2006 by brother-and-sister team Jim and Emily Greer.
April 12th, 2016
Bush Whacker 2 is 4 Years Old! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy 4th Anniversary Bushwhackia!

Your friends in the Commons event area are up to something--and they need your help!

Be warned, this post contains SPOILERS for the event! You may want to play the first couple days of the event before reading these details!

The developers of Bush Whacker 2 are running the turn-in stations. Over the course of the event, you can find Typo Reports, Bug Reports and Suggestions in the bushes to turn in for event progress. Can you flood the poor developers with enough to earn the 100% Mosaic Piece?

Four daily quests will help you gain progress as well, starting with the quest for Gnome parts. Each completion will award you a random developer gnome and there are 8 of us to collect. Later on, there will be a daily quest to test your Bush Whacker knowledge with trivia questions, plus the return of Linus (from Halloween) who will have a sweet reward and of course, 4 years of whacking bushes has taken its tole, so it's best if you help to replant.

Do you have a favourite outfit from among the all the Custom Items over the years? Well, you can now show them off! Once you build the Costume Contest area, you can enter your favourite outfit and vote. New winners will be chosen daily, and will get a small treat.

Familiar friends, like Nate and Kaine, will also have quests as the event goes one.

And what is an anniversary without cake? Not a very good one! A souvenir cake will appear on Tuesday April 19 at Noon PDT and be available to interact with until Friday April 22nd at Noon PDT.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of NINE possible achievements to earn in the 4th Anniversary event.

Surprise!? - Help set up your own surprise party (Finish the set up and last-minute set up tasks.)
Gnomevelopers - Collect all the developer gnomes.
Support Ticket - Do a turn-in at each turn-in station.
Papers, Please - Do 50 turn-ins at each turn-in station.
Celebrate Good Times - Buy all the 4th Anniversary Event store items.*
Know Your Stuff - Complete the Trivia Daily Quest 5 times.
Lookin' Sharp - Enter the costume contest.
Best Buddies - Complete the event quests for Kaine and Nate. Fashion Critic - Vote 50 times in the Costume Contest!

*The Mini Golf piece isn't required to complete the Celebrate Good Times achievement.

Pet Packs

Coming Soon!

Post your plans for the next year of adventuring with Bush Whacker 2 on the forums!

The event will run until Tuesday April 26th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which developer gnomes are available?
    There are eight developer gnomes available: Cory, Alexis, Eric, Erika, Peter, David, Justin, and Adam. You can collect one at random each time you do the Gnome Parts daily quest.

  • Why do I want to help Linus daily?
    The more times you help him, the better your reward at the end of the event. His quest can be reset with the VIP power to reset daily quests.

  • Will this event repeat next year?
    Good question! We'll tell you next year!

  • How does the Costume contest work?
    You can enter the contest once per day. Once you've entered you cannot change your entry, so choose wisely. Throughout the day players can vote on other entries much like the screenshot contests from Halloween and the Spring Garden events. At midnight, the top 5 rated entries win, and a new contest begins! Winners get a unique title and an energy pack, but cannot enter the contest again for 3 days.

  • What adds to my event progress?
    Doing turn-ins at the 3 stations and completing quests for the NPCs in the area.

  • How can I find the turn-in station items?
    Just keep whacking bushes and critters. The Holiday Item Runes and Pets will help attract them as well or you can use a VIP Voucher or Token on the Event Drops boon.

  • Do I have to ask my friends to help with the turn-in stations?
    No, you don't have to. They just allow you to gain event progress faster.

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    The last event quest will unlock on April 23rd.

  • 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.

April 6th, 2016
New Event! Superhero Spring 

The majestic city of Modern York is under attack from a host of super villains who want to subjugate the populace to their evil ways. The villains are in the process of recruiting all of the criminals, crooks, thieves and truant school kids to create an army to defeat your Crusaders.

For this new event called 'Superhero Spring,' you're going to need some superhero back-up. Shine that signal into the sky from an oversized search light and use your mobile phone to contact the other hero (because it's easier).

New Crusaders



Bat Billionaire is the mega-rich industrialist and notorious playboy who had a rather traumatic encounter with a rubber bat at Halloween. The life-changing event saw him adopt an alter ego as a mask-wearing vigilante who stalks cocktail parties and well-lit inner urban locations around Modern York to fight crime.

Metal Soldierette is a genius, billionaire, playgirl, philanthropist whose penchant for technology is matched only by her desire to use it to bash evil-doers.

Both new Crusader Superheroes can be recruited to your crime-fighting team by completing the first two objectives the Superhero Spring event.

Once in your party Bat Billionaire has some special abilities on his designer utility belt. For one thing, when you buy his level 75 update, all adjacent Crusaders get a temporary 50% DPS boost every time you use an active ability.

Another unique skill kicks in at level 150 when he unlocks the upgrade Deep Menacing Voice where-after all Crusaders affected by Alchemy take 50% less damage for it's duration.

Metal Soldierette is your new option for a tank. When unlocked at level 25, her DPS increases by 400% when she's placed at the front of the formation. At level 75 she gains the ability to self heal herself for absurd amounts, but she will eventually get overwhelmed without help from your other Crusaders.

New Objective: Bat Parking



There are three bonus objectives, as usual. Two-Faced affects the DPS of the Crusaders depending on which side of the formation they find themselves. Those on the right-hand side have their DPS increased while the left-hand side Crusaders have their DPS debuffed. These buffs swap around every few areas all the way to area 150.

Bat-Parking proves that the rich and famous are probably the biggest culprits when it comes to inconsiderate parking. The Bat Billionaire Mobile takes up five formation slots, leaving the remaining Crusaders to pick-up the slack to reach area 200.

New Objective: Stolen Hardware



Finally, the Stolen Hardware objective sees the Crusaders attacked by super-hard robots that bear an uncanny likeness to Metal Soldierrette. The party must blast their way to area 250.

Time to assemble, unite, transform and slip your underpants over your leotard, by the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth!
April 1st, 2016
Weekly AMA with Erika about Crusaders! 

Hail Crusaders!

Thank you for making Crusaders of the Lost Idols an unexpectedly massive success.

It's been a pleasure hanging out in chat with you and interacting with the players. Instant feedback like that helps us provide the best game we can.

However, the Crusaders community has so many chat rooms, that it's hard to get to them all within a week, and our community management efforts have become strained.

In order to serve you better, we're going to experiment with a new approach.

Instead of Erika spending time in chat at unannounced points throughout the week, she will be available on the Crusaders of the Lost Idols subreddit for a 1 hour AMA every week. She will do her best to answer your questions, but she doesn't know everything.

If you can't be online to talk to her live during that hour, you can still always post questions and suggestions on the Crusaders forums on Codename, Steam and Kongregate, the subreddit, and request technical support through the ticket system, as usual.

Starting the week of April 12th, Erika will be on the Crusaders of the Lost Idols subreddit every Tuesday from 10-11am Pacific Time.
April 1st, 2016
Chat with Erika about BW2! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.
Tags: bw2, community.

Hi Whackers!

Thank you for bearing with us during the growing pains of releasing Crusaders. As it was an unexpectedly a massive success which created many chat rooms and communities to keep track of, our community management efforts have been strained.

We realise that part of your enjoyment of Bush Whacker 2 is seeing us at Codename in chat, and we know that this hasn't been happening as much as we would like. So, we're going to try something new.

Instead of Erika spending time in chat at unannounced points throughout the week, we'll schedule a specific time each week for her to spend an hour in Facebook chat and one hour in Big Fish chat for Bush Whacker 2, answering your questions directly (assuming the information is available, of course). This way the community will know exactly when they can connect with Erika in chat.

If you can't be online to talk to her live during those times, you can still always post questions and suggestions on the Codename, Kongregate and Big Fish forums, and request technical support through the ticket system, as usual.

Starting the week of April 12th, Erika will be in Bush Whacker 2 chat on Facebook every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time and on Big Fish every Friday, 2-3pm Pacific Time.