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April 29th
BW2: Endangered Species Mini Event! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Endangered Species - Fourth Encounter

Habitats are changing, and it's endangering many different animal species. Carson Tiva has found that three different endangered species can currently be found in Bushwhackia, as they search for new places to live.

Three Endangered Species

African Wild Donkey - A critically endangered ancestor of the domestic donkey, hunted for food and medicine and left to compete with domestic livestock for grazing and water

Asiatic Cheetah - A critically endangered cheetah forced into remote mountainous habitats to survive

Red Wolf - A critically endangered canine at risk from hunting, habitat fragmentation, disease, and human-caused mortality



Collect Conservation Data

Like you did during Carson's last visit, apply your bush whacking skills to help them collect Conservation Data on these unique animals for the limited time they're here. To gather data, you just have to give them a whack with your sword or other whacking implement. With said data, Carson Tiva can use it to try and help what's left of these unique animals.

Which species you encounter in the fields will be random, so if you fall behind in finding one of the three animals, you can start one of Carson Tiva's pursuit quests. You can do one pursuit quest every 20 hours.

Earn Rewards

Your efforts will not go unrewarded! Carson Tiva will trade you for this data in their store, plus you'll earn a unique plaque for your contributions! Like event ribbons, this plaque will increase your maximum energy based on your performance.

Collect data, complete the achievements, and earn rewards!

In addition to a new set of species, Bush Buck Bundle, and energy boosting plaque, you can earn a new Firefly Lantern Post ranch item reward!

Limited Time Only

Go to the event area of the Commons to get started, and gather as much data as you can before noon on Tuesday May 3rd, PDT!

April 29th
BW2: April 29th, 2022 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Endangered Species Mini-Event 4 (April 29, 2022)

- Updated Endangered Species mini-event:
- 3 new pets
- 3 new plaque ranch items
- New Firefly Lantern Post completion reward
- Added counts for specific animals in quest hover
- Renamed Endangered Species plaques from “Conservation Contribution Plaque” to Conservation Plaque X”, where X is the event mini event series

- Added gnome-sized surface to Bamboo Chair ranch item

- The max mana and max power bonuses for the Cracked Egg and Wicked Egg companions are now rounded

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. (Thanks NimbleCraft!) Keep the reports coming!

- Added Humongous Fruit Basket (Restores 1000 Energy for 10k Gold, 2 Sapphires, 2 Rubies, and 2 Jades. Unlocks at level 100.)
April 27th
Idle Champions: The Running 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

A young elven wizard is on a pilgrimage to the Grandfather Tree, and she has hired the Champions to escort her. The wizard has foreseen an acorn falling from the tree - an extraordinary and truly rare occurrence - and she hopes to collect the holy relic to take to Silverymoon.

Yet as the party ventures forth, the very forest itself resists them, while elves from the Feywild and the Underdark seek to claim the acorn for themselves!

The Running 5 introduces Dungeon Master, the human wizard from the 1980s Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, and brings back Shaka, the Tiefling Warlock, and Krydle, the Half-Elf Rogue. Players have until Monday, May 9th at 12PM Pacific to complete The Running 5 unlocks and objectives.

New Champion: Dungeon Master

Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master

    He is Dungeon Master, your guide in the realm of Dungeons & Dragons! Don't let his short stature and befuddling riddles fool you, this magical master controls the strange forces at work during any adventure.


Dungeon Master is a Support, Healing, and Gold Find Champion who is always eligible for an adventure, though he may leave you with a frightened Uni for a few areas. He enjoys mentoring younger Champions, and helps everyone be their ultimate best! When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Asharra (Slot 6)

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


Localization Wide Release

In addition to Dungeon Master's release, April 27th is also the wide release of our first round of localization for the game! We've localized the game into French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish, and Simplified Chinese and are excited to welcome a more global audience into Idle Champions!

Year Five Variants



Revenge of Venger — Quest for a mystical and rare acorn with the younger members of your roster, with Venger atop his nightmare hot on your tail!
  • Reach Area 75.

  • Ultimate Madness — The quest for a mystical and rare acorn continues, but this time Dungeon Master is helping by recharging your ultimate attacks! Champion base attacks deal less damage, but their ultimate attacks are significantly more powerful and take half as long to cooldown.
  • Reach Area 125.

  • It's Tiamat, the Dragon! — Tiamat, the Dragon has arrived to thwart your quest for a mystical and rare acorn! Champions will only regain half their max hit points when changing areas, but Dungeon Master joins your formation with his Words of Encouragement.
  • Reach Area 175.


  • Much more detail and information can be found in the game! Enjoy!
    April 26th
    Idle Champions: Spring 2022 Champion Balance Update 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Spring has arrived, and with it an opportunity to make updates to some amazing Champions!

    Our team saw an opportunity to make balance adjustments to some Champions that did not require major reworks, so over the next few weeks we'll be making these changes. Details about those updates can be found below, or check your game's Changelog!

    The Most Recent Update (edited June 1st, 2022):

    Week 6 Updates:
    • D'hani - D'hani gains some buffs across the board to make them stronger.
      • Increased Paint Them Red from 100% to 200%.
      • Increased Friendly Rivalry from 100% to 200%.
      • Increased Blotch of Blue boss damage bonus from 400% to 800%.
    • Brig - Brig is the final member of the Sirens of the Realm and gains a buff associated with the new affiliation.
      • Increased Hype stack bonus from 10% to 25% per stack.
      • Added a new ability Siren's Chant that increases the effect of Hype by 200% for each Champion in the formation with the Sirens of the Realms affiliation, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Vi - Vi receives a small buff. She has some additional issues which will be addressed when there is more tech time.
      • Increased a Good Example from 100% to 400%.
    • Yorven - Removed the erroneous healing role.
    • Evelyn - Rounded all health upgrades to the nearest 10
    • Added new upgrades to every Champion to increase the soft cap from approximately e78 to e86.

    Previous Updates:

    Week 1 Updates:
    • Asharra - Asharra has extremely high usage and needs some slight adjustments to her big DPS ability.
      • Renamed Bond: Half-Blood to Bond: Half 'n Half
      • Halflings will now count for either the Short Folk or the Half 'n Half specialization.
      • Adjusted Paragon of Kir Sabal to require 4 Champions in order for Asharra to benefit from the bond, up from 3.
      • Adjusted the description of Kir Sabal to remove the word 'other'.
    • Delina - No core Champion balance pass is complete without a futile effort to make Delina relevant.
      • Increased Surge of Power from 10% to 50% per stack.
    • Makos - Makos' Dark Luck specialization is tragically underutilized and needed some love.
      • Increased the gold amount of Dark Luck from 100% to 200%.
      • Increased the base effect of Eldritch Alchemy from 25% to 100%.
      • Added a 400% self damage boost to the Dark Luck spec.
    • Jamilah - Jamilah faces an uphill battle to be competitive in her seat. Perhaps these adjustments will get her going in the right direction.
      • Increased Retaliation's bonus from 25% to 100% per attacking enemy.
      • Increased base effect of Frontline Fighter from 100% to 200%.
      • Increased her base Overwhelm number by 10.
      • Increase the effect of Indomitable Might from 200% to 400%
      • Added additional DPS upgrades to Jamilah.
    • Azaka - Azaka has a great niche, but needs some help with her DPS and support abilities before you hit your wall.
      • Curse of Lycanthropy damage bonus increased from 100% to 400%
      • Taste for Blood damage bonus increased from 10% to 25% per stack.
      • Renamed Adept Traveller to Adept Traveler (from British English to American English).
      • Adept Traveler base damage buff increased from 100% to 800%.
    • Reya - Reya was challenging to use, so we've expanded her potential synergies with Celestial Champion.
      • Increased the base effect of Searing Radiance from 100% to 200% and made the fiends bonus damage quadruple instead of double.
      • Made Celestial Champion apply to all Lawful and/or Good Champions instead of only specifically Lawful Good. It now counts twice if they are both Lawful Good.
    Week 2 Updates:
    • Stoki - We have increased Stoki's abilities to give her a bit more DPS oomph and a bit more gold find utility for early-game players.
      • Increased base Ki Strike bonus from 100% to 400%.
      • Increased Golden Palm gold bonus from 20% per Mark of Ki to 50%.
      • Increased Ki Overflow extra damage debuff increased from 100% to 400%.
    • Dhadius - Dhadius has a powerful kit that remains underutilized. We've buffed up his abilities to encourage more experimentation.
      • Increased Skill Empowerment damage boost from 200% to 400%.
      • Increased additional damage in Practice makes Perfect from 50% per orb to 100% per orb.
      • Increased Empowered Empowerment rider for each Practice makes Perfect stack from 50% to 100%.
    • Nrakk - Nrakk has some powerful synergies, but his own damage abilities needed some love. There are several non-data drive changes we would like to make in the future as well.
      • Increased Ki Master percentage from 50% per Ki Point to 300% per Ki Point.
      • Increased Stunning Strike damage bonus from 100% to 400%.
      • Increased Deft Strike damage bonus from 100% to 400%.
      • Some additional self-DPS upgrades.
    • Binwin - Binwin is a strong candidate for a more expansive reconstruction down the road.
      • Increased Extra Damage bonus from 50% to 100%.
      • Increased Tallest in FaerÈ—n from 100% to 200%.
    • Ishi - Ishi gets some small buffs to their gold find and damage abilities.
      • Increased Monsters Are People Too! From 100% to 200%.
      • Increased Let's Find Some Treasure from 20% to 50% per adjacent non-human.
      • Increased Treasure Hunter to last for 15 seconds instead of 5.
    Week 3 Updates:
    • Vlahnya - We have added a new affiliation to Vlahnya, Orisha, and Brig. These three Champions will synergize around this affiliation as they receive updates.
      • Added a Sirens of the Realms affiliation that includes Vlahnya, Orisha and Brig Hellclaw.
      • Added a new ability Siren's Call that increases the effect of Enthralling Performance by 200% for each Champion in the formation with the Sirens of the Realms affiliation, stacking multiplicatively.
    • Rosie - Rosie needs a lot of help, so we've supercharged all her numbers. Look out, world! (We will probably revisit Rosie later with some non-data-only changes as well)
      • Increased the base effect of Sassy from 100% to 400%
      • Increased the base effect of Deflect Missiles from 100% to 1000%
      • Increased the damage portion of Busy Beestinger from 100% to 400%
      • Increased Shadow Arts damage from 50% to 100%
      • Increased Matriarch from 25% to 100%
    • Korth - Korth isn't the least used Champion in world, but they nevertheless get a light buff to their core ability.
      • Increased Calculated damage bonus from 25% to 100% per stack.
    • Walnut - Walnut receives some non-trivial buffs to her specializations to help her work better with her C-Team friends./li>
      • Increased Sign and Date's damage bonus from 50% to 200%
      • Increased Co-Signers' buff from 100% to 500% per stack
      • Increased Temporary Alliance from 25% to 100%.
    • Jim - Jim receives some small buffs to his support and dps abilities, though we're using a light touch as he's not half bad already in certain situations./li>
      • Increased Fan Club from 50% to 200% per stack.
      • Increased Magic Magic Magic Magic from 50% to 100% per stack.
    Week 4 Updates:
    • Pwent - We have increased and rebalanced several of Pwent's abilities to give him more bang and less spikes (though his armor is still quite spikey).
      • Increased Bloodstained Armor's effect on Battlerager to a 100% bonus (Battlerager previously had a 66% chance of occurring).
      • Increased the stack cap of Count 'Em Off to 50 stacks.
      • Increased Count 'Em Off stack reduction time from 12 to 20 seconds.
      • Increased Count 'Em Off damage from 20% to 25% per stack.
      • Increased the effect of Gutbuster Recruits from 75% to 150%.
    • Sentry - Sentry gets lots of use, but we've increased the effectiveness of some of her underperforming specializations.
      • Increased the stun duration in Nature's Wrath from 3 to 4 seconds.
      • Increased the effect of Sentry's Homeland from 100% to 400%.
    • Melf - Similar to Sentry, Melf sees a lot of play, but primarily with very specific specialization choices. We've buffed up the others.
      • Increased Melf's Righteous Determination from 100% to 400%.
      • Increased Absolute Righteousness from 100% to 400%.
      • Increased Bonus Adaption from 100% to 200%.
    • Krydle - We've increased Krydle's multipliers.
      • Increased From the Shadows effect on Heroes of Baldur's Gate from doubled to quadrupled
      • Increased Charismatic Leader: Lead With Flair from 100% to 200% per Champion.
      • Increased Charismatic Leader: Wild Cards from 200% to 400% per Champion.
      • Increased Thieves Cant from 100% to 400% per Rogue in the formation.
    • Jaheira - Jaheira is a powerful Champion if used properly. We've increased some of her numbers to encourage more exploration.
      • Increased the Fierce Protector buff to Class Warfare from 100% to 200%.
      • Increased the Battle Rage buff to Fierce Protector from 200% to 400%.
      • Increased Lingering Anger from 10% per stack to 25% per stack.
      • Increased the base effect of Unity from 100% to 200%.
    • Lazaapz - Lazaapz's base tankiness gets a little boost to help her compete against all the other beefy options out there.
      • Increased her base health and health upgrades by ~30%.
      • Increased her base overwhelm from 20 to 25.
    Week 5 Updates:
    • Sgt Knox - Sergeant Knox was a tank without tanking abilities or feats. We have fixed this.
      • Added a new formation ability Master Defender: Sergeant Knox increases the damage of all Champions by 100% for each enemy attacking Sergeant Knox.
      • Added an Uncommon & Rare Overwhem feat.
      • Increased his health by approximately 15% (including health upgrades).
    • Ezmerelda - Ezmerelda needs more love than some simple data changes, but these will have to do for now to make her more useful in the niche situations where she is somewhat useful.
      • Increased Training Montage: Pause from 10% to 25% per stack.
      • Increased The Devil's Playthings from 100% to 200% base.
      • Increased Threat Tracking from 0.01% to 0.025% per stack.
    • Penelope - Penelope's healing has been bumped up a bit. Further tweaks would require client changes, so they'll need to wait.
      • Increased Healing Charm from 30 HP/second to 50 HP/second.
    • Orisha - Orisha's DPS and support abilities have been bumped up. She synergizes with Vlahnya and Brig, so the three of them together should show some improvement.
      • Added the Sirens of the Realm affiliation in the year 2 week.
      • Bardic Connection now applies to Orisha and Vlahnya in addition to its previous targets.
      • Increased Flaming Wings stack bonus from 10% to 25% per stack.
      • Increased Fierce Connection from 100% to 200% per slot.
    • Alyndra - Alyndra's synergies with the other Heroes of the Planes have been increased.
      • Increased Portent's base effect from 100% to 200%.
      • Increased all the Heroes of the Planes effects from 100% to 200%.
    • Prudence - We've tweaked Prudence's She Hungers specialization choice to make it slightly more appealing if you need some ultimate oomph.
      • Increased She Hungers chance resetting her ultimate cooldown from 5% to 10%.
      • She Hungers now also increases her ultimate attack damage by 200%.
    • Corazon - We have increased the effect of G.O.A.T. Pirate so that Corazon can stack more quickly to an effective support.
      • Increased G.O.A.T. Pirate from 0.01% to 0.1% per stack.
    As we continue to make these Spring Champion Balance Updates, we'll list them all here, as well as in the changelog!
    April 22nd
    Idle Champion Spotlight: Dungeon Master 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    After five years of Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, we have reached an auspicious occasion, our 100th Champion! There have been so many iconic characters from Dungeons & Dragons lore, novels, campaigns, and shows, who have joined our Champion roster, it was difficult to think of an extra special character that could take on the mantle of 100th Champion. The only choice was to not choose a player character after all, but the Dungeon Master!

    Dungeon Master is the powerful, enigmatic, patient, and mysterious Champion who is always happy to help the formation. He may be a busy guy who can't always come along to every area, but he's powerful enough to make sure the formation is never without assistance. After all, he's the DM; he can make his own rules!

    I. Dungeon Master

    Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master

      He is Dungeon Master, your guide in the realm of Dungeons & Dragons! Don't let his short stature and befuddling riddles fool you, this magical master controls the strange forces at work during any adventure.


    Dungeon Master is a Support, Healing, and Gold Find Champion who is always eligible for an adventure, though he may leave you with a frightened Uni for a few areas. He enjoys mentoring younger Champions, and helps everyone be their ultimate best! When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Asharra (Slot 6)

    Ia. Localization Wide Release

    In addition to Dungeon Master's release, April 27th is also the wide release of our first round of localization for the game! We've localized the game into French, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish, and Simplified Chinese and are excited to welcome a more global audience into Idle Champions!

    II. Dungeon Master’s Stats

    Race: Human Alignment: Lawful Good
    Gender: Male Pronouns: He/Him
    Class: Wizard Age: Over 1000
    Affiliation: None

    STR: ?? DEX: ?? CON: ??
    INT: ?? WIS: ?? CHA: ??

    Role: Support, Healing, and Gold Find
    Eligible for Patrons: Mirt, Vajra, Strahd, Zariel
    Slot: 6 (Asharra)


    Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master

    III. Dungeon Master's Design

    For many of the CNE team, the 1983 animated television series Dungeons & Dragons was an entry point into the world of D&D. Watching those six friends on their adventures was the impetus to try out the game that inspired the show. As the team mulled over all of the classic characters available to turn into the 100th Champion, they knew it had to be something extra special. The idea of paying homage to that original cartoon, as well as the important role the DM plays in guiding our own adventures, was the perfect love letter to the hobby that we all enjoy!

    You can see more excitement over this classical 1980s D&D cartoon character coming to Idle Champions in this IGN Article!

    Learning and helping others are the two most important traits that Dungeon Master tries to impart to all his party members. He enjoys mentoring younger Champions, and buffs everyone as he teaches With Patience, Young Ones! If he's around when you transition into an area, Dungeon Master offers Words of Encouragement that grant temporary hit points. But he often pulls a Disappearing Act as he must leave the formation for other important matters. When that happens, the adorable but nervous Uni the Unicorn fills his spot and helps increase the team's gold find. Finally, because he's the DM and can make his own rules, Dungeon Master is eligible to start in all adventures, even if a restriction would say otherwise!

    Dungeon Master's Specializations show off some of his unique powers. Special Guest Star allows him to bring a Champion along with him into the formation, even if that Champion was ineligible due to adventure restrictions. Where Did He Go This Time? and Fear Not, Champions! offers you a bit of control over how often Dungeon Master leaves the formation, granting an additional bonus to his buffs when the weighted choice occurs. His mighty, magical abilities culminate in his Ultimate Attack, Invigorate, which immediately recharges the Ultimate ability of another Champion who has the longest to wait!



    IV. Dungeon Master's Abilities

    Basic Attack

    • Magic Missile — Dungeon Master raises his hands, and 1 or more white rays strike a random enemy.

    Formation Abilities

    • Patience, Young Ones! — Dungeon Master increases the damage of all Champions by +100% for each Champion in the formation that is 20 years or younger, stacking multiplicatively. If the sum of the six youngest Champions' ages is 100 years or less, the bonus is increased by 400%. This effect applies even if Dungeon Master is "away" due to Disappearing Act.
    • Words of Encouragement — Dungeon Master adds 50 temporary hit points to the entire party upon entering an area when Dungeon Master is present.
    • Disappearing Act — Upon entering a new area, there is a 50% chance that Dungeon Master does not appear in the formation and is replaced by a frightened Uni the Unicorn. While Dungeon Master is away, the formation's gold find is increased by +100%. If you return to a previously completed area, Dungeon Master is always with the formation.
    • Dungeon Master Rules — Dungeon Master is eligible to start in all adventures, even if the Patron, Variant, or other restrictions would say otherwise.

    Specializations

    • Special Guest Star — Dungeon Master uses his powers to plane shift in one random Champion that is normally not eligible for the adventure. If there are any bench seats with no eligible Champions, an ineligible Champion from those seats is always chosen. Otherwise an ineligible champion from a random seat is chosen. The Champion can not be from Dungeon Master's seat.
    • Where Did He Go This Time? — The chance Dungeon Master doesn't join the formation in Disappearing Act is increased to 75%, and gold find amount is also increased by +100%
    • Fear Not, Champions! — The chance Dungeon Master doesn't join the formation in Disappearing Act is decreased to 25%, and the temporary hit points gained by Words of Encouragement are increased by +100%.

    Ultimate Ability

    • Invigorate — Dungeon Master waves his hands, and the Ultimate ability with the longest remaining cooldown immediately recharges. The cooldown for this Ultimate is set to the time the recharged Ultimate had left. Dungeon Master increases the damage of all Champions in the formation by +400% for half of the time his Ultimate is cooling down.

    V. Dungeon Master’s Equipment



    Slot 1: Global DPS
    Slot 2: Global DPS
    Slot 3: Patience, Young Ones!
    Slot 4: Words of Encouragement
    Slot 5: Disappearing Act
    Slot 6: Invigorate

    VI. Conclusion

    It's thanks to you, our community, that we've been able to make this game for 5 years and 100 Champions! We hope that you have a fantastic time using Dungeon Master in new and fun ways in your formation, and that he brings a nostalgic smile to your face when he appears.

    What do you think about Dungeon Master? And who would you like to see join the formation in the next 100 Champions? 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!

    April 20th
    Idle Champions: April 20 2022 Adventure Variants 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    Celebrate Earth Day and the launch of our new Charity Familiar, Dottie the Dandelion, with a set of adventure variants for our active campaigns! These new adventure variants feature two exciting features to challenge your formation skills. Some adventures will feature escorts will take up more spaces, while others will choose a random Champion that you have unlocked and add them to you formation. It's time to put your formation building skills to the test!

    Adventure Variants

    This week's update brings 10 new adventure variants for our 5 active campaigns.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Variants

    Grand Tour of the Sword Coast Adventure Variants

    • Towering Expectations Variant 3: Tanking Expectations
    • It's a nice day to stop a wedding with a tanking champion of OUR choice.
      • A random Tanking Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
      • Other Champions with the Tanking role cannot be used.
      • Enemies move 300% faster, have 300% more health, and deal 300% more damage.
      • Complete area 350.

    • Who Lurks in Lurkwood Variant 3: And a Pixie in a Pear Treant
    • Help Volothamp Geddarm and a wooden friend track down an abyssal chicken.
      • A Pixie in a Pear Treant joins the formation. They're so big they take up three spots in your formation, but don't do much else.
      • Only Champions with a CON of 12 or lower can be used.
      • Complete area 375.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Variants

    Waterdeep: Dragon Heist Adventure Variants

    • Enter the Sargauth Variant 3: The Madness Peaks
    • Head deeper into the Undermountain with the other half of your Champions missing.
      • All champions in the odd slots have disappeared. They're all out to get you.
      • Each wave spawns a Hallucination with 5 armored hits. They drop no gold, nor do they count towards quest progress.
      • Complete area 300.

    • The Lair of the Xanathar Variant 3: DPS in the Deeps
    • Track down the Stone of Golorr and face down the Xanathar with a damage-dealing Champion of OUR choice.
      • A random DPS Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
      • Other Champions with the DPS role cannot be used.
      • Complete area 325.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Baldur's Gate Descent into Avernus Variants

    Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus Adventure Variants

    • The Bleeding Citadel Variant 2: Going to Eleven
    • Climb the stinking scab with a Champion of OUR choice.
      • A random Champion from seat 11 is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
      • Champions from the first two bench seats cannot be used.
      • Complete area 600.

    • The Battle of High Hall Tower Variant 2: The Stunning Tower Battle
    • Return to Elturel for the final battle with a backup striker.
      • Every 15 seconds, your top damage dealing Champion is stunned for 15 seconds.
      • Whenever you move a Champion in the formation, they are stunned for 15 seconds.
      • Complete area 650.


    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden

    Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden Adventure Variants

    • Reghed Glacier Mysteries Variant 2: Male Pattern Boldness
    • Take the Codicil of White to the Reghed Glacier with a male Champion of OUR choice.
      • A random male or nonbinary Champion is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
      • Female Champions cannot be used.
      • Complete area 550.

    • Tekeli-li's Hunt Variant 2: Working for the Weak End
    • Continue to explore the Caves of Hunger, with a mad vampire gnoll chasing your weakest champions.
      • Two frozen Twig Blights join the formation.
      • Only Champions with a STR of 10 or lower can be used.
      • Complete area 575.

    Dungeons & Dragons Idle Champions Wild Beyond the Witchlight Variants

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure Variants

    • Slack-jawed Lorna Variant 2: End of the Line
    • Face off against the first hag of the Hourglass Coven with a Champion of OUR choice.
      • A random Champion from seat 12 is immediately unlocked, added to the formation, and can't be removed.
      • Champions from the first two bench seats cannot be used.
      • Complete area 550.

    • Tall Tales Variant 3: Back to Nature
    • Learn about the history of the Champions with a shambling mound by your side.
      • A Shambling Mound joins the formation. They're so big they take up three spots in your formation, but don't do much else.
      • Only Elves, Half-Elves, and Gnomes (of any class) and Druids, Barbarians, and Rangers (of any race) can be used.
      • Complete area 300.


    See the in-game Change Log for more information!
    April 20th
    BW2: Earth Day Charity Drive! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Earth Day

    As longtime players of Bush Whacker know, we like to give back whenever we can. So for Earth Day, we're having a charity drive!

    This drive will run from April 20th through May 3rd, 2022, and we'll be raising money for a great organization that works to protect nature and the environment: Conservation International.

    Conservation International

    Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork and finance, they spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, for biodiversity and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

    For more information about the Conservation International, check out their website.

    Make Your Donation

    You can donate in-game by purchasing any of our three different charity packs:
    • Earth Cake Charity Pack - Earth Cakes and Bush Bucks!
    • Earth Charity Ranch Pack - Cloudy Tree ranch item, Earth Cakes, Earth Shield, and Bush Bucks!
    • Earth Charity Pet Pack - Pet, Lvl 40 Pet Treat, Earth Cakes, Earth Shield, and Bush Bucks!

    The Earth Cake Charity Pack, Earth Charity Ranch Pack, and Earth Charity Pet Pack (left to right)

    100% of our net proceeds from all three packs will be donated to the Conservation International.

    Free Cake!

    Drop by the Commons and talk to the charity drive representatives south from the Town Hall for a free Earth Cake, and to learn more about the charity drive!
    April 15th
    Idle Champions: Dottie the Dandelion Familiar 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    We are proud to announce that we collaborated with Hope LaVelle to create a unique familiar for our Earth Day charity drive! Codename Entertainment will be donating the net proceeds from all sales of the Dottie the Dandelion Familiar Pack through May 3, 2022, to Conservation International.

    Dungeons & Dragons Dottie Dandelion Gif

    Conservation International protects nature for the benefit of humanity. Through science, policy, fieldwork and finance, we spotlight and secure the most important places in nature for the climate, for biodiversity and for people. With offices in 30 countries and projects in more than 100 countries, Conservation International partners with governments, companies, civil society, Indigenous peoples and local communities to help people and nature thrive together.

    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 check out our How To Play Idle Champions video!



    The Dottie the Dandelion Familiar will be available on April 20th at Noon Pacific in the in-game shop on all platforms. Net proceeds from all Dottie the Dandelion Familiar sales through May 3, 2022, will be donated to Conservation International.

    We are also thrilled to announce that Hope LaVelle will be playing in some D&D games on our Twitch Channel! On Monday April 18th at 5pm Pacific she will be playing her familiar Dottie as a guest on A Familiar Quest! And then on Wednesday, April 20th on 5pm Pacific she will be a guest player on The Pear Passage, a special one shot D&D game DMed by our very own Lauren Urban, and including other talented players from the Dungeons & Dragons community. So make sure to tune in and join us for a fantastic time!
    April 14th
    Bush Whacker 2's 10th Anniversary! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Happy 10th Anniversary Bushwhackia!

    This event starts at noon on Friday April 15th!

    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!

    Developer Turn-in Stations

    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% reward?

    Quests

    Four daily quests will help you gain progress as well, starting with the quest for Gnome parts. The developer gnome quest has been updated with 5 more gnomes. Each completion will award you a random developer gnome and there are now 32 of us to collect. Note, if you have less than 27 gnomes, you'll get 2 gnomes per turn in until you catch up.

    Later on, there will be a daily quest to test your Bush Whacker knowledge with trivia questions, featuring 6 new questions! Plus the return of Linus (from Halloween) who will have a sweet reward and of course, 10 years of whacking bushes has taken its tole, so it's best if you help to replant.

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

    Costume Contest

    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. New this year, you can ask Alexis what your current bracket is if you're participating in the day's contest. Brackets are top 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 500+.

    The Cake Isn't a Lie!

    And what is an anniversary without cake? Not a very good one! A souvenir cake will appear on Monday April 18 at Noon PDT and be available to interact with until Friday April 22nd at Noon PDT.

    New for 2022:

    If you can complete the event, you'll earn the lucky Anniversary Flower Box!



    For quests, we've added 1 new quest for our past community manager Erika to Zoey's community manager quest line!

    There are also new customization and ranch items in the store, a new cake, 6 new trivia questions, 5 new developer gnomes, and the ability to view your current ranking in the costume contest!

    Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

    There are a total of FOURTEEN possible achievements to earn in the Anniversary event.

    Returning for 2022

    Surprise!? - Help set up your own surprise party (Finish the set up and last-minute set up tasks.)
    Support Ticket - Do a turn-in at each turn-in station.
    Papers, Please - Do 50 turn-ins at each turn-in station.
    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! Gnomevelopers - Earn all 8 developer gnomes from the 2016 Anniversary Event.
    Gnomevelopers 2 - Earn all 16 developer gnomes from the 2018 Anniversary Event.



    New for 2022

    Decade Dressing - Purchase all the 10th Anniversary Event items*
    Gnomevelopers 3 - Earn all 32 of the anniversary developer gnomes
    Gnomefier - Craft anniversary developer gnomes 5 times

    We also have 2 achievements from previous years which may be earned by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

    Anniversary Mementos - Purchase all the 6th Anniversary Event items.
    Celebrate Good Times - Purchase all the 4th Anniversary Event items!
    *The Mini Golf piece isn't required to complete the Decade Dressing achievement.

    Mount Sale!

    New Mounts:



    The Airavata is a glorious and wise flying multi-trunked elephant mount! It increases your speed by 60% and it's starting bonus increase your Energy wins by 5%!

    Get this mount free with the purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more during the weekend sale running until Monday March 15th @ Noon PDT!

    Also see the Starlight Airavata and Sunset Airavata mounts in mount packs, available during this sale!

    Pet Packs!

    New Pets



    COMING SOON! Keep an eye out for the sale pop-up!

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

    The event will run until Friday April 29th at Noon PDT!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Which developer gnomes are available?
      There are now THIRTY TWO developer gnomes available. You can collect one at random each time you do the Gnome Parts daily quest. Note, if this is your first time doing the event, you'll get 2 gnomes per turn in.

    • 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 24th.

    • 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 14th
    BW2: April 14th, 2022 Release Notes 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    10th Anniversary Event (April 14, 2022)

    - Updated the Anniversary event for the 10th anniversary!
    - Added new customization and ranch items
    - Added new ribbons and 100% reward
    - Added new cake
    - Added new quest
    - Added 5 new developer gnomes
    - Added 6 new trivia questions
    - Can now view what bracket your costume is in the daily costume contest
    - Added 3 new pets available the second weekend of the event
    - Added new event mounts in Bush Bucks sale and mount packs, available the first weekend of the event
    - Reduced the number of token and energy goobers that drop when turning in event tokens. You still get the same amount from the turn-in! It just bundles them together into fewer little graphic drops, so you don’t have to wait forever for them all to drop when doing large turn-ins.
    - Updated Alexis and Dupuis Gnome graphics

    - Fixed temporary reduction boosts in the Flungeon not being cleared on tier complete or reboot

    - Updated the description of the ‘An Angus' Ebonthorn’ quest to mention the Ebonthorn is found in any bush

    - Mount is now hidden when you ride the Helicopter in the Cretaceous Park area