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June 26th
BW2: Patriot Event 2020 Edition! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Patriot Event 2020

It's party time in the Commons! Come join in the fun as the Bushwhackian natives celebrate Canada Day and Independence Day with a big extravagant barbecue and endless displays of fireworks!

Collect hot dogs, hamburgers, chickens, ribs and the rare steak to grill up for Patriot tokens and bonus energy! Find the green, red, yellow, blue and rare purple fireworks from the bushes for Fiona to put on awesome displays!

As well, help assorted party guests with their quests to make their celebration even funner! Some are one part, some are multi-part that will unlock as the event goes on so check back daily for all the excitement!

First up, help Scoutmaster Sam find Globes today, so that she can see the glorious world of Bushwhackia in its entirety. And don't forget to pick up Leopold's quest to collect many books for the Bushwhackia Political History Encyclopedia!

New for 2020

If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Patriot Pet Piece! Collect all 2020 holiday pet pieces to craft a unique pet!



Plus, the Grill Master is looking to provide some vegetarian options this year! Keep him stocked up by completing his daily quests to collect vegetarian grillables and ingredients.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of 22 possible achievements to earn in the Patriot Event 2020.

Achievements Returning for 2020
Fine Dining - Cook 5 kinds of food during the event.*
Iron Chef - Cook 300 pieces of food during the event.
Colorful Booms - Fire off 6 types of fireworks during the event. **
Many Booms - You've set of 600 fireworks during the Patriot event.
The Tyrant - You overthrew Nate's illegitimate kingdom.
The People's Quester - Complete all of the Patriot event side quests. (Updated with this year's quest)
Patriot Fireworks Launcher - You crafted a Fireworks Launcher!
Patriot Fireworks Launcher Rare - You found a Rare addition for your Fireworks Launcher!
Patriot Fireworks Launcher All Rares - You found all the Rare additions for your Fireworks Launcher!
Sesquicentennial - Help Connie the Canadian and make full use of a Free Parks Pass.
Political History Hunter - You found all the History Books for Leopold!

*If you are having trouble finding the Steak, you can buy it for Celebration tokens from an NPC in the Commons.

**The 6th firework for the quest is the one you help an NPC build later in the event. As well, if you are having trouble finding the Purple firework, you can buy it for Celebration tokens from an NPC in the event area.



Added/Changed for 2020
Nation Knicknacks - You bought all the 2020 Patriot event items!***
Vegetarian Options - You completed each of the vegetarian BBQ daily quests!

We also have 9 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Fancy Fanfare - You bought all the 2019 Patriot event items!
Free Trade - You bought all the 2018 Patriot event items!
National Acquirer - You bought all the 2017 Patriot event items!
Patriotic Purchases - You bought all the 2016 Patriot event items!
Celebratory Splurge - You bought all the 2015 Patriot event items!
Freedom's Price - Purchase all of the 2014 Patriot custom items.
Freedom of Purchases - Purchase all of the 2013 Patriot event items.
Dressed for Freedom - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Patriot event.
A Patriotic Pad - Buy all 7 house items from the 2012 Patriot event.

***The Patriot event mini-golf piece is not required for the Nation Knicknacks achievement.

BB Sale Mount and Mount Packs

New 2020 Mounts!

All new mounts are available this weekend, from June 26th to 29th!

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

The Frosted Bison and Summer Bison are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique spark and flame particles when you ride them!



Pet Packs

New 2020 Pet Packs (Coming Soon)



Post your patriot plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday July 10th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

  • Where can I see how much meat and fireworks I've done for the achievements?
    Click on the inventory icon and then click on the Achievements list (gold star). Find Many Booms and Iron Chef to see your progress.

  • Where can I buy Last Year's items?
    There are two vendors. The one near the entrance of the Event Zone has this year's items. The other is under the American balloon arch and will have all previous year items for Bush Bucks.

  • What contributes to my 100% progress?
    Turning in the meats and fireworks as well as quests for the folks in the event area.

  • Why do I want to ask friends for help?
    It increases the amount of progress you get from doing a turn-in.

  • 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.

June 25th
COTLI: Introducing The Dungeons & The Crypt 

Hail Crusaders!

You may have heard whispers about "uncapped objectives" swirling around this year and wondered what they were. Well, wonder no more! It's time to descend into The Dungeons!


Welcome to The Dungeons

What are the Dungeons you might ask? Well, it's a set of 10 new objectives for you to enjoy, with a major bonus: no maximum DPS cap! That's right, you can now see how far your formation building will take you without running into an invisible wall! The Dungeons are available to try once you've completed the From the Ashes Tier 3 Objective in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign.

These objectives come with all-new formations that range from 12 to 15(!) spots to place your Crusaders, challenging you ascend to new heights while expanding your creativity. And getting deeper into these objectives is good, as it will net you more rewards in the form of Dungeon Coins, an all-new currency arriving with this update. Dungeon Coins can be spent on various items in the new Dungeon Coin shop, The Dungeon Depot, helping you gain even more additional power to push your formations even further.


10 New Formations

We wanted to give you a brief introduction to the 10 new formations, so without further ado, here they are!



Playing it Old School

This formation will look familiar to most players, as it's a take on Ready Player Two with the bottom spot of the middle column removed, leaving it with 13 spots for you to build your formation with. But we have faith you can make it work!



Free for All

This formation features two columns of 4 Crusaders each for you to experiment with, as you build a formation that works with the 12 spots you have available.



Fun and Games

Two columns of 4 again, but with different adjacent spots for the center two spots and the extra front spot gives you some more variety in this formation of 13 Crusaders.



Under Fire

Another riff on the Ready Player Two formation, but this time with the center 2 spots having more adjacent spots than in the original.



Sunday Stroll

Another 13 spot formation for you to try out, starting big on the outside and going in to the lone center spot. How far can this formation take you?



Dark Dwellers

14 spots for you to play with in this N-shaped formation, featuring 3 columns of 4 Crusaders each and a couple Mindy friendly spots, but those two solo spot columns might prove tricky to craft around.



Making Waves

The first 15 spot formation of the new formations. Ride the wave as you make this formation work.



Jungle Journey

Another 15 spot formation, with columns of 4 and more of your Crusaders clustered together. We're excited to see how you can take advantage of this shape to push as far as you can.



Achieve Flight

With 14 spots and a column of 4, this evil eye formation might not be so evil after all, especially with its Mindy friendly spots.



Dungeon Crawl

The final new formation is also 14 spots for you to fill, with yet another column of 4, flanked by columns of two and bounded by columns of 3 Crusaders.


We hope you enjoy busting out your formation crafting with these new formations!


New Rotating Buff System

But we can hear you ask, why would I do any objective other than the ones with the excellent 15 spot formations?

Good question player! Well, the Dungeons also feature a rotating buff system. So of the 10 objectives, 3 will be assigned a buff to give you a bonus for doing that objective. The buffs will rotate to 3 different objectives every time you reset the world off of an objective in The Dungeons. So you can benefit from doing an objective with a smaller formation if you do it while it has the buff that you currently want.

The three buffs that will rotate are:
  • Bonus Idols - Gain anywhere from 0.01% of your current total Idols at the time you reset the world, up to 3% depending on how deep you get before resetting the world on an objective when it has this buff. Ka-ching!

  • Bonus Dungeon Coins - Gain 10% more Dungeon Coins from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Dungeonlicious!

  • Bonus Dungeon Points! - Gain 10% more Dungeon points from this reset when you choose an objective that has this buff. Cryptastic!
Dungeon points, you ask? Let's continue on to the next section.


New Season: The Crypt

The Dungeons update will also introduce our new 'Seasons' mechanic to the game and our first season: The Crypt! Complete the whole season and in addition to the in-game achievement for beating it, you'll unlock our adorable new Crypt-themed taskmaster, Li'l Reaper.




So what's the short and long of it?

  • If you have access to the Dungeons objectives, you can participate in the season.


  • You have 12 weeks to earn enough Dungeon Points to clear all 25 levels and earn all the prizes, including Li'l Reaper.


  • For our first season, The Crypt, Dungeon points are only earned from completing objectives in the Dungeons.


  • The deeper you go on an objective, the more points you get.


  • You can do 15 objectives for Dungeon points a week for free, letting you choose when you can invest your time in earning those points.


  • If you need additional runs to earn your Dungeon points, you can spend Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Depot to access additional runs for the week.




Want even more goodies than you can earn for free? You can support Crusaders by purchasing the Mysterious Benefactor's pass at any time. You'll immediately be able to claim any premium rewards you've already unlocked and you'll be able to claim the others as you meet the season goals.

We're looking forward to your feedback on this new addition to Crusaders! Get your delving on!



F.A.Q. for Dungeons and The Crypt Season

  • Q: What are the Dungeon objectives?

    A: They are a series of new objectives for you to test your mettle against. The maximum number cap has been removed, so you can go as far as your heart desires and see what your true DPS is in these all-new formations.


  • Q: How do I access the Dungeons objectives?

    A: Once you've completed the Tier 3 Objective From the Ashes in the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign, objectives for The Dungeons will become available from the campaign selection screen.


  • Q: Why no bonus boss Idol drops?

    A: Because the bonus boss Idols drops are based on the areas reached and the maximum number cap has been removed for these objectives.


  • Q: Will I get progress towards my Free Play Bonus by doing these objectives?

    A: No, these objectives do not count towards that bonus, as these are special types of objectives and that bonus is for rotating through the free plays on the permanent themed campaigns.


  • Q: What do I get from doing the Dungeons objectives?

    A: You get the all-new Dungeon Coins to purchase items from the new Dungeon shop; and Dungeon points for the current season. The debut season is The Crypt.


  • Q: Can I only do these objectives once?

    A: No, you can do each objective multiple times. The only limit is your weekly allowance of runs.


  • Q: How do I see my season progress?

    A: You can click on the all-new Dungeons button on the Rosette tab at the bottom of the screen, the one with your Achievements, Stats and Challenges information.


  • Q: Why is the season geared towards veterans? How can I make progress?

    A: The season is meant to be additional end game content, but we still want mid level players to have access to the dungeon objectives. You can still earn points, especially if you take advantage of the buff that gives more Dungeon Points from a reset. You do also have the twelve weeks to try and get up into the higher echelon of power, and you can purchase extra runs for Dungeon Coins in the later weeks if you've managed to raise your power levels by then.


  • Q: What happens if I can't complete the first season?

    A: The top prize for the season will become available for Dungeon Coins in the Dungeon Coin store a few weeks after the season completes.


  • Q: Do I have to claim the rewards right when I unlock them?

    A: No, you can wait to claim them until you're ready to use them. However, if the season has ended, any unclaimed rewards will automatically be claimed at the end. Rewards will be awarded if you are in the game when the season ends, or the next time you log in if your game is closed when the season ends.


  • Q: If I purchased the Mysterious Benefactor's pass during the previous season, do I get the rewards in the current season?

    A: No, but you keep all of the permanent rewards you've earned from the old season.


  • Q: How do I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass?

    A:
    • Launch Crusaders of the Lost Idols.
    • Navigate to the current season's dialog.
    • Click on the purchase button.
    • Benefit!


  • Q: What if I buy the Mysterious Benefactor's pass late in the season?

    A: You will receive all of the rewards up to your current level, retroactively, and you can claim them at any time after you've purchased the pass.


  • Q: What happens when the season ends?

    A: All the rewards you haven't claimed yet will be auto-claimed.

    If you are currently on a dungeon objective that would get you points for the season, those points will be applied to the new season once you reset that objective.
June 24th
Idle Champions: Founders' Day 3 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Champions are at the Field of Triumph in Waterdeep for Founders' Day to watch the illusory shows of the history of the city and the Founders themselves.

Archduke Zariel of Avernus sets a plan in motion to harvest souls for the Blood War during the festivities...

Will our Champions be able to stop her in time? Players have until Monday, July 6th at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

Founders' Day 3 introduces Freely, the lucky halfling from Beyond Heroes and Silver & Steel, and brings back the Documancer Walnut Dankgrass, and the kolbold bard, Deekin Scalesinger. Players have until Monday, July 6th at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

Dungeons & Dragons Freely D&D Beyond B. Dave Walters

Year 3 Champion: Freely

    Freely has traveled across multiple Planes, but he has always had his luck to keep him safe. Even an unfortunate detour into being trapped as an Illithid ultimately led him into the company of his new friends, Beyond Heroes! Armed with the magic in his blood, and the Faith that flows through his sword, he always seeks to destroy evil wherever he can sense it. Freely prefers to act first and think later, since hey, things always tend to work out for him anyway, right?

Freely is a Gold Find and Support Champion. He increases your divine favor directly with his Adventurous Tale ability. When you want to add Freely to your formation, you can swap him with Minsc (Slot 7).

For more information about Freely, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Freely dev blog!

Dungeons & Dragons Walnut Dankgrass Aquisitions Incorporated CTeam

Year 2 Champion: Walnut Dankgrass

Walnut Dankgrass (the k is silent) is played by Trystan Falcone on Penny Arcade's The "C" Team.
    Walnut is a child of the Enclave Panax Anima, an all-female clan of woodland defenders within the Kryptgarden Forest. Not only a frighteningly enthusiastic member of Acquisitions Incorporated, she also strives to protect the natural world by any means necessary. Did we mention she also has the goddess Mielikki living inside her? That seems important.

Walnut is a versatile Tank and Support Champion. Her Documancer ability can be customized for your formation needs through multiple specializations. When you want to add Walnut to your formation, you can swap her with Delina (Slot 8).

For more information about our Walnut, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Walnut Dankgrass dev blog!

Dungeons & Dragons Deekin Scalesinger Kobold

Year 1 Champion: Deekin Scalesinger

    A former member of the Dripping Fang clan, Deekin was once a Skald for a White Dragon named Tymofarrar. Once he was released from Tymofarrar's service, he set out to become the most amazing storyteller in all of Faerȗn. He yearns to sing and tell stories of heroic deeds, but his songs often devolve into "tales" of the doom that is coming to him or his companions.
Deekin is a Support Champion. He helps the party by buffing DPS and by attracting enemies (to help clear areas more quickly) with his Song of Doom. When you want to add Deekin to your formation, you can swap him with Bruenor (Slot 1).

For more information about Deekin, check out the Year One Champion Balance Update (March 2020) dev blog!

Year Three Variants

  • Team Smrt Defense Team - Only Champions with an INT score of 12 or lower can be used.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Invasion Nation — Whenever a demon or fiend spawns normally, two more copies of that creature spawn. These creatures don't trigger additional spawns, don't drop gold or count for quest progress, and move twice as quickly as normal ones.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Live Free — Freely takes up slot 6 in the formation with Luck of Yondalla unlocked and can not be moved or removed. Champions placed adjacent to Freely automatically get Luck of Yondalla, regardless of their alignment. Enemies can only be damaged if they are affected by at least one Lucky Break.
    Reach Area 175.

Year Two Variants

  • Rain of Fire — Fireballs occasionally rain from the sky, damaging a random Champion. These Fireballs become more frequent the further you progress.

  • Reach Area 75.
  • Close Quarters Combat — Only Champions with melee Base Attacks may be used.

  • Reach Area 125.
  • Aww, Hells Nuts — Enemies become much more powerful over the course of the adventure. Walnut starts the adventure in your formation and cannot be moved, removed, or swapped out. Demonic Squirrels occasionally spawn. When killed, these squirrels drop Hell-Nuts, which increase the effectiveness of Walnut's Documancer ability and last until the end of the adventure, stacking additively.
  • Reach Area 175.

Year One Variants

  • Spectator Sport — Three local farmers have joined in on the Founders' Day tussle, and won't take the hint that they should probably take a seat. It might be because they are pretty drunk. They take up a slot in your formation and change positions every 25 areas.

  • Reach Area 75.
  • Doom is Coming to Waterdeep — Deekin must sing a song so everyone in Waterdeep knows that doom is coming. I know. We tried talking to him. However, he doesn't know which spot will give him the best acoustics. Deekin is always in your formation and will change positions every 10 areas. Deekin cannot be moved because, well, Deekin is singing a song.

  • Reach Area 125.
  • The Blood War — Whenever you kill a demon, devils get stronger and demons get weaker, and vice-versa.
  • Reach Area 175.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!

June 19th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Freely 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's time for the latest Idle Champion Spotlight, and this time around we're talking about a well-traveled Gold Find and Support Champion!

And did we mention that this lucky halfling directly increases your Divine Favor as well?

Read on and learn all about Freely...

I. Lucky Halfling



    Freely has traveled across multiple Planes, but he has always had his luck to keep him safe. Even an unfortunate detour into being trapped as an Illithid ultimately led him into the company of his new friends, Beyond Heroes! Armed with the magic in his blood, and the Faith that flows through his sword, he always seeks to destroy evil wherever he can sense it. Freely prefers to act first and think later, since hey, things always tend to work out for him anyway, right?

Freely is a Gold Find and Support Champion. He increases your divine favor directly with his Adventurous Tale ability. When you want to add Freely to your formation, you can swap him with Minsc (Slot 7).

II. Freely's Stats

Race: Halfling Alignment: Neutral Good
Class: Bard/Warlock Gender: Male
Age: 42 Affiliation: none

STR: 13 DEX: 17 CON: 10
INT: 8 WIS: 10 CHA: 16

Eligible for Patrons: Mirt

III. Freely's Design

We had the great fortune to cross paths with B. Dave Walters while participating in the D&D Live events over the last few years. As we grew to know B. Dave better, we learned that in addition to playing Freely on Beyond Heroes and Silver & Steel, he's also the writer for A Darkened Wish, an awesome human (and an awesome vampire), and just an all-around cool creator in the D&D Community. We knew we wanted to work with him, and in early 2019 we talked to him about bringing Freely to the game.

(Side note: we know what you're thinking. Yes, it really can take well over a year for everything to line up behind the scenes to introduce a new Champion to the game. We actually already have nearly all of our Champions locked in through 2021...)

When we sat down to start working with B. Dave on Freely, it was immediately apparent that even though all Halflings are lucky, Freely has a special connection to Yondalla, the creator of the halfling pantheon and the halfling race itself. Yondalla offers protection to all halflings in the form of incredible luck, and when it comes to Freely, his unique Luck of Yondalla ability is core to his design.

Luck of Yondalla grants Freely and his allies chances to have enemies drop more gold (Requisition), to reduce their attack cooldowns (Follow-Through), to increase the damage enemies take (Opportunity), and to stun enemies (Stagger). This is further boosted by his Unlucky For Them ability, which increases the effect of Luck of Yondalla for each enemy affected by it.

When Freely is in your formation, An Adventurous Tale increases the amount of Divine Favor you collect when you reset (Complete Adventure) based on the number of areas you've cleared during that adventure.

Finally, Freely uses Cutting Words to distract enemies when he is within three slots of a Tank Champion who is under attack, increasing the Overwhelm of the Tank Champion.

Okay, now it's time to talk details...

IV.Freely's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Eldritch Blast — A beam of aquamarine crackling energy streaks towards a random enemy.

Formation Abilities

  • Luck of Yondalla — Freely, and any allies granted this ability through his specializations, have the Luck of Yondalla backing them up. Whenever they attack, one of the following Lucky Breaks occurs completely at random, affecting all enemies hit by the attack. Each Lucky Break can be applied on each enemy once for each Champion with Luck of Yondalla. Each application lasts for 15 seconds, so even if 10 Champions are attacking a single enemy with Luck of Yondalla, the actual Lucky Break applications on the enemy will vary over time.


    • Requisition — Target will drop 10% more gold when they are killed, stacking multiplicatively. This Lucky Break can be buffed by equipment and feats.
    • Follow-Through — Any Champion who attacks this enemy has their next base attack's cooldown decreased by 0.1 sec for each application of this Lucky Break on the enemy. This Lucky Break is never buffed.
    • Opportunity — The targeted enemy takes 100% more damage from all attacks, inclusive, stacks multiplicatively.
    • Stagger — Target has a 2% chance to be stunned for 1 second when they are attacked by any Champion, stacking additively.This Lucky Break is never buffed.
  • Unlucky For Them — The total effect of Luck of Yondalla: Opportunity is increased by 100% on enemies affected by it. This buff applies once to the total value of the applications.
  • An Adventurous Tale — If Freely is in your formation when you complete an area for the first time, he keeps track of it for future tales. When you reset your adventure, you'll collect an additional .01% of Divine Favor for each area Freely tracked, stacking additively but applying multiplicatively. Freely does not have to be in your formation when you reset to gain the additional Divine Favor, but he does need to be in your formation when you complete an area to increase his bonus. The bonus resets when you complete your adventure. This ability is buffed by feats and equipment.
  • Cutting Words — Freely distracts enemies if he is within 3 slots of a Tank Champion who is under attack by at least 1 enemy, increasing the overwhelm point of such Champions by 5. This ability is not buffed.

Specializations

  • Trust in Law — Grants Luck of Yondalla to all Lawful Champions in your formation. Affected Champions now cause Lucky Breaks whenever they attack.
  • Value Neutrality — Grants Luck of Yondalla to Neutral Champions (on the Lawful/Neutral/Chaotic scale) in your formation. Affected Champions now cause Lucky Breaks whenever they attack.
  • Always Expect Chaos — Grants Luck of Yondalla to Chaotic Champions in your formation. Affected Champions now cause Lucky Breaks whenever they attack.

Ultimate Ability

  • I Will Not Deafen — Freely grabs his sword and launches himself toward an enemy, showering green and red lightning in his wake until he smashes into his opponent for massive damage. It also applies all four Lucky Breaks on that enemy or any they didn't already have.

V. Freely's Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Luck of Yondalla: Requisition
Slot 3: Unlucky For Them
Slot 4: An Adventurous Tale
Slot 5: Ultimate Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Cooldown

VI. Conclusion

Freely is an interesting Champion, and we are excited to see how well he fits into the Idle Champions meta with his Divine Favor Buff. 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!
June 17th
Baby Snowy Owlbear and Red Nose Day 
Posted in Idle Champions.

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Red Nose Day to create a unique familiar! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Baby Snowy Owlbear Familiar Pack through July 1st, 2020, to the Red Nose Day Fund/Comic Relief US! To thank you for supporting this great cause, everyone who purchases a Baby Snowy Owlbear familiar through July 1st will also unlock an exclusive skin for the familiar, with a red nose!

Dungeons & Dragons Baby Snowy Owlbear Red Nose Day

Net proceeds from all Baby Snowy Owlbear Familiar sales through July 1st, 2020 will be donated to Red Nose Day, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated.

Red Nose Day supports programs that address both the immediate needs of children in poverty while fostering long-term change. Funds raised are split 50/50 between the United States and some of the poorest communities around the world. Red Nose Day ensures your donations go where the need is the greatest. Food. Medicine. Shelter. And most importantly, to give hope. To date, Red Nose Day donations have positively impacted over 25 million children living in poverty to help change their stories for good. We hope you can help join us in supporting the cause!

Familiars are NPCs that players can assign to specific tasks, such as clicking enemies, leveling up Champions, or using ultimate abilities. Familiars will click at different rates depending on the task they are assigned to. For more information, see our Introducing Familiars Dev Blog.

The Baby Snowy Owlbear Familiar is available now in the in-game shop on PC and Mac on Steam and web, Xbox One, and on all Android devices.

The Baby Snowy Owlbear Familiar will be available on PlayStation 4 on Thursday, June 18th, and on Nintendo Switch & iOS in the coming weeks. We will be donating the net proceeds for the first two weeks of release, once available on those platforms.
June 17th
Idle Champions: Dragon Heist, Part 9 
Posted in Idle Champions.

The Champions continue the hunt for Ulkoria.

Reaching Level 17 of Undermountain, the Champions quickly realize they don't know where they're going.

Thankfully they meet some allies to help them navigate, and also uncover a plot that threatens Waterdeep! This mission is no longer saving just their friend, but saving all of Waterdeep (again).

Note: you will need to have completed the previous two Dragon Heist Adventures, Once More Into The Breach and Wyllowwood, in order to access these new Adventures.

Dungeons & Dragons Waterdeep: Dragon Heist

An Illithid Undertaking

The Champions navigate through Level 17 encountering allies and enemies along the way to finally confront Extremiton!
  • An Illithid Ambush — The Champions may think they are stealthy, but the groups that inhabit Seadeeps are ready for them! Each group is powered up in a different way.
    • Mind Flayers/Intellect Devourers - While in this area, Gold Find is reduced by 99%
    • Orcs/Orogs- While in this area, Enemies deal 300% more damage.
    • Quaggoths- While in this area, Champions take ongoing damage equal to 5% of their max health every second.
    • Grimlocks - While in this area, Champions damage is reduced by 99%
    • Githyanki - While in this area, Enemies attack twice as fast.
    Reach Area 300.

Déjà Vu

The Champions fall into Extremiton's trap!
  • Wait, What? — Only Champions with WIS of 13 or lower and INT of 13 or lower can be used.
    Reach Area 300.
See the in-game Change Log for more information!
June 11th
COTLI: Song of Thrones 5! 

Seasons change and winters pass, as songs begin to fade,
Monsters skulk trying to hide, a hunter to evade,
Thrones forgotten in the past, their legacies betrayed,
A hybrid dragon stalks her prey with justice as her blade.


A Song of Thrones 5 has arrived, bringing with it the hunter of monsters, Imani Saskien. This year's event runs until Tuesday, June 23rd at 12PM Pacific, introducing Imani Saskien and bringing back Holddoor, The Wolf King, RoboQueen, Zombie Winter, Leerion, the Royal Dwarf, and Brogon, Prince of Dragons!

New Tier 5 Crusader: Imani Saskien

Tags: event, female, dragon, human, magical, support


When you wish to hunt monsters, you need an expert to guide you. Imani Saskien has been tracking and slaying monsters her whole life. Thanks to her unique physiology as a half-human and half-dragon mutant hybrid, she is also incredibly well suited to her profession.

Imani's Basic Scouting and Helpful Potions increase the damage of all Crusaders in the formation, while her connection with Special Kin further boosts DPS for each Dragon tag in the formation. If you happen to have Imani adjacent to Gold Find Crusaders, A Fine Reward increases DPS for each one of them, stacking multiplicatively.

There is a 33% chance that any monster spawned is Marked For Death by Imani, becoming poisoned. Monsters that have been poisoned take ten times more damage from DPS and fifty(!) times more damage from Click Damage. The chances of Marked For Death successfully poisoning enemies is increased by 2% for every Magical Crusader in the formation once you unlock Imani's Spell Practice ability.

Finally, Trusty Mount increases DPS for every Animal tag in the formation, stacking additively.

New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Imani Saskien | Imani Saskien takes up a slot in the formation. Magical Crusaders in the formation have their upgrades and DPS disabled. Crusaders take damage over time. Healing abilities. Invulnerable Dragon monsters spawn that will instantly kill a Crusader and themselves. When a dragon dies, Imani heals the remainder of the formation to full health. Monsters attack Imani last.
    Reach area 400.

  • Hot Potato Crown | Only Royal Crusaders may be used. Difficulty is increased. Four spots in the formation have random buffs and debuffs; affected formation spots change every 50 areas.
    Reach area 450.

  • Set Dressing | Area quests replaced by the need to find 3 coffee cups. Coffee cups have a much lower drop rate than standard quests.
    Reach area 475.

  • Well-Lit Night Scene | A brazier takes up a slot in the formation. Experience is gained at a fixed rate, and causes Crusaders to deal less damage. Crusaders adjacent to the brazier become exhausted at a slower rate than Crusaders in the dark. The brazier moves every 50 areas.
    Reach area 500.

  • New Show in Town | A minstrel occupies a slot in formation and sings annoying music. Crusaders adjacent to the minstrel are fully disabled; Crusaders two spots away from the minstrel do zero DPS. Your gold bonus is equal to 300% times the number of Crusaders in the formation. Monster difficulty scales slower compared to other Tier 5 event objectives.
    Reach area 525.

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, Tier 4 and Tier 5 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.

What About Older Event Crusaders?

Previously-available Song of Thrones Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of A Song of Thrones 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Tuesday, June 23rd at 12PM Pacific to complete A Song of Thrones 5.
June 5th
BW2: Summer Sports Event 2020 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Sport Fun in the Sun

It's time to help the Bushwhackia Pee-Wee league coaches! They need supplies to help whip their various teams into shape and take home the AAA championship trophies! Whack them up in the bushes, starting with soccer balls and water bottles! Plus, the first coach needs some Jerseys!

Claire, the clerk from the Town Hall, needs your help to discover information about a local sports Legend! The stages of this quest will unlock throughout the event. If you completed this quest last year or the year before, different quests will replace the original ones, sending you out in the world to find more sporting memorabilia.

It's not just about supplies to keep the kids going: the parents and coaches have quests for you to embark on as well! Look for those interspersed with Claire's quest!

Plus there are Gnomes! Gnomes everywhere! Make a custom sports gnome for your ranch! You can make a Codename Entertainment logo jersey for your avatar to wear! And later on in the event, find some noisemakers to help cheer on those kiddies!

Check back daily for all the fun!

New for 2020

If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Sports Pet Piece! Collect all 2020 holiday pet pieces to craft a unique pet!



Plus, there are new year 8 AAA trophies to collect! They become available after you've bought all the store items and helped the corresponding teams play a AAA game, and are available for Sports Tokens. The old trophies can be bought from the prior store for Bush Bucks.

For quests, one of the soccer parents needs help reclaiming a whack-ton of special soccer balls from all over Bushwhackia, and Gilmore the golfer has a quest asking you to play a round of mini golf on anyone's course!

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of 20 possible achievements to earn in the Summer Sports 2020 event.

Achievements Returning for 2020
Well-Rounded Coach - Help coach all four sports teams
Semi-Pro Coach - Help a teamget into the AAA league
Championship Coach - Help a team with the AAA championship
Greedy Coach - Help all four times win the AAA championship
Onside Play - Help the coaches and parents with their tasks
The Hidden Legend - Unravel the history of the Common's Sports Legend!
Gaming Gnome - You made your own custom sports gnome!
Bushlympics - You learned about other weird Sports!
Mighty Mick - Help Bo become a Pro Boxer
Bad Betting Buster - Help Bookmaker Bailey stop the illegal sports better

Added/Changed for 2020
Equipped to Entertain - Purchase all the 2020 Summer Sports items!*
Soccer Ball Savior - Reclaim all the hyper-bounce soccer balls
Course Cruiser - Submit a scorecard for a mini golf course


We also have 7 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Geared for the Game - Purchase all the 2019 Summer Sports items!
Team Merchandise - Purchase all the 2018 Summer Sports items!
Athletic Acquisitions - Purchase all the 2017 Sport Event items!
Memorabilia - Purchase all the 2016 Sport Event items!
Sporty Shopper - Purchase all the 2015 Sport Event items!
Sports Lover - Purchase all the 2014 Sport Event items!
Sports Fan - Purchase all the 2013 Sport Event items!

*The Summer Sports mini-golf piece is not required for the Equipped to Entertain achievement.

Mount Packs

New 2020 Mounts!

All new kangaroo mounts are available this weekend, from June 5th to 8th!

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

The Punk Kangaroo and Rave Kangaroo are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two equestrians' hooves produce their own unique sparks and flame particles when you ride them!



Pet Packs

New 2020 Pet Packs (COMING SOON!)

Post your summer sport plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday June 15th at Noon PDT!
June 4th
BW2: Gorgeous Garden Contest Winners 2020! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Hi Whackers!

We've finally chosen our 2020 Spring Garden Decoration Contest Winners! If you weren't aware, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are picked by the whole Codename Entertainment studio, while Community Choice was voted on by you, the wise whacker community!

Our top three choices earn 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks respectively, while the Community Choice takes home a cool 50 Bush Bucks. If you want to know more about how the contest worked, click here!

And without further ado here are your winners!

Facebook Winners



1st Place
Crys B.

2nd Place
Heather T.

3rd Place
Heather S.

Community Choice
Linda M.

Kongregate Winners



1st Place
SmokySunday

2nd Place
hellvin

3rd Place
Moon_Moon

Community Choice
speedgirl9

Armor Games Winners



1st Place
Fenrir025

2nd Place
gaea_tiamat

3rd Place
x4b4r4s

Community Choice
LittleNemo

Codename Games Winners



1st Place
Flybaby

2nd Place
Swenlo

3rd Place
ElsaStar96

Community Choice
jelab


Congratulations again to all our winners, your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your accounts!
June 3rd
Idle Champions: Dragondown 3 
Posted in Idle Champions.

At the mouth of the River Mirar in the northwest of the Sword Coast lies the port city of Luskan, also known as the City of Sails. Officially governed by the five High Captains, Luskan is actually secretly run by Jarlaxle Baenre and the Bregan D'aerthe.

And they need your help.

While celebrating the Summer Solstice with a smaller scale version of Waterdeep's Dragondown festival, Luskan has managed to draw the attention - and the wrath - of a Bronze Dragon and their kin...

Dragondown 3 introduces Nova, the knowledge-hungry Genasi Warlock from High Rollers: Aerois, and brings back the ruthless Lizardfolk Fighter, Korth, and the legendary Dwarf Fighter/Barbarian, Binwin Bronzebottom. Players have until Monday, June 15th at 12PM Pacific to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

Dungeons & Dragons Nova V'Ger High Rollers Kim Richards

Year 3 Champion: Nova V'Ger

    Nova V'ger has a voracious appetite for knowledge; she needs to know anything and everything about anything and everything. Her magic powers have been gifted to her by a mysterious entity called Tiangong. She dreams of travelling to the stars and discovering the location of the true genasi homeworld.

Nova is a Tank and Support Champion who understands that knowledge is power. She buffs her most intelligent allies for each monster killed, protecting herself with her Hexblade, Tiangong. When you want to add Nova to your formation, you can swap her with Jamilah (Slot 11).

For more information about Nova, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Nova dev blog!

Dungeons & Dragons Korth Lizardfolk Fighter Samurai  Xanathar's Guide to Everything

Year 2 Champion: Korth

    Raised as a gladiator in the pit arenas of Kara-Tur, Korth has since traveled the world studying fighting styles and the art of war. Korth is infamous for his skill and efficiency in battle – and for his ruthlessness, as he never spares the lives of his opponents. Those who cross Korth's path do so at their own risk.
Korth is a Support Champion who marks enemies he hits. Attacking marked enemies can increase Champion damage, lower cooldowns, and grant temporary shields. When you want to add Korth to your formation, you can swap him with Celeste (Slot 2).

For more information about Korth, check out the Idle Champion Spotlight: Korth dev blog!

Dungeons & Dragons Binwin Bronzebottom Scott Kurtz Binwin's Minions AI Acquisitions Incorporated

Year 1 Champion: Binwin Bronzebottom

    Binwin Bronzebottom was a member of a rather infamous adventuring group/company, until he left to spend more time with his family. A grumpy and headstrong dwarf with a penchant for springing traps rather than disarming them, if he's not the first into battle then he's disappointed. There's nary a door, tankard, or acid pit that hasn't felt the wrath of Binwin Bronzebottom at one time or another. These days, when he's not adventuring with the likes of Drizzt and Minsc, Binwin leads a small group of incompetent and eminently replaceable minions through perilous adventures.
Binwin is a celebrity dwarf and DPS Champion, played by Scott Kurtz on Acquisitions Incorporated and now the leader of Binwin's Minions. Binwin deals extra damage to objects and armored enemies, and he gains extra attacks whenever adjacent allies attack enemies before he does. When you want to add Binwin to your party, you can swap him with Nayeli (Slot 3).

For more information about Binwin, check out the Year One Champion Balance Update dev blog!

Year Three Variants

  • Failed Perception — Only Champions with WIS 14 or lower can be used. Whenever an enemy spawns, there is a 25% chance that it will be an illusory enemy, and won't count towards quest progress or drop gold. When an illusory enemy is killed with a normal attack, the Champion that killed the enemy is stunned for 4 seconds.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Tranced Travellers — Two of the slots in your formation are affected by a magical spell that's causing folks around Luskan to start snoring! The affected slots change every 15 seconds by moving to a random adjacent slot. Heroes in affected slots must concentrate on not falling asleep, so they do not attack and all their formation abilities and ultimate abilities are disabled.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Dolgrim Incursion — Only Champions with INT 14 or higher can be used. Nova begins in the formation and cannot be moved or swapped out. Two Dolgrims appear with each wave of monsters. They drop no gold and do not count towards quest progress. Dolgrims have increased movement speed and their damage is increased by 400%.
    Reach Area 175.

Year Two Variants

  • It's All Going To Be O.K. — Only Champions with an 'o' or 'k' in their name may be used.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Korth's Kobold Kleanup Krew — Korth begins the Adventure in your formation with his Lizardfolk Tactics upgrade unlocked. Armored kobolds attack the formation. These kobolds are invulnerable until marked by Korth.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Durable Dragon — When the Dragon boss in area 50 is defeated, she immediately resurrects with additional armor hits (+20%), attack speed (+25%) and damage (+33%). She gains additional resurrection (and stacking bonuses) for every 50 areas completed (resurrects once in area 50, twice in area 100, three times in area 150, etc.).
    Reach Area 175.

Year One Variants

  • Awaken the Beasts — Beasts move much more quickly and deal far more damage.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Binwin's Minions — Two of Binwin's Minions take up slots in the formation, decreasing the damage of adjacent Champions by 90% with the exception of Binwin, whom they buff by 400%. Binwin's Minions move to different slots in the formation every 20 areas.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Untrusting — The bronze dragon doesn't trust you to return her egg, so she continuously sends her Wyrmlings to keep an eye on you. Four different varieties of Wyrmling spawn at random.
    Reach Area 175.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!