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June 24th, 2021
COTLI: Alien Invasion Day 6 

    "Today, in the most dire of times, we Crusaders choose not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today we face the aliens at our doors once again. Today, we take the fight to them. No Crusader stands alone. Today, we cancel another apocalypse."

    ~President Billy Smithsonian



Alien Invasion Day 6 has arrived, bringing with it their Excellency, Qadir of House Tintahal. This year's event runs until Tuesday, July 6th at 12PM Pacific, introducing Qadir of House Tintahal and bringing back Queen Ysjorgnak, Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic, First Lady Betty Smithsonian, Red, the Ace Pilot, Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist, Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor, and President Billy Smithsonian!

New Tier 6 Crusader: Qadir of House Tintahal

Tags: Event, Elf, Alien, Nonbinary, Support, Royal


A bright flash appears in the night sky, giving a purple glow to the surroundings. Those who are awake--and not plugged into their phones--note the curious phenomenon and wonder what they should do about it...and then they forget.

The next morning, the ruler of their country is on the official broadcast channel, introducing the ambassador Qadir of House Tintahal, from the planet Dellorarsvetu, here to observe their new galactic neighbours and get to know them a little bit. (And maybe scout out their treasures.) As the Crusaders are such an eclectic concave of bodies, Qadir elects to tag along on their adventures as well, looking for new energy to taste.


Qadir of House Tintahal is a Support Crusader. When you want to add them to your formation, you can find them in slot 36.

New Tier 6 Objectives

  • Recruit Qadir | Qadir takes up a slot in the formation.President Billy Smithsonian and Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor take up spots in formation and can't be moved. If a boss drops a chest, you lose DPS for 30 seconds. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

  • Alien Morse Code | Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist and Red, the Ace Pilot take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Monsters live longer and can only be killed by CLK damage. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

  • Presidential Bid | First Lady Betty Smithsonian takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Female Crusaders can be used. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

  • Popular Mechanics | Xygallix takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. The formation has been changed. Aside from Xygallix, only Robot Crusaders can be used. A UFB takes up a slot in the formation and increases your DPS for every 50 monsters killed. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

  • Aliens Reboot | Queen Ysjorgnak takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Only Alien or Undead Crusaders can be used. Area quest requirements are tripled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 725.

More info

You'll have until Tuesday, July 6th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC -7) to complete Alien Invasion Day 6!

For more info on previous Alien Invasion Day Crusaders and objectives check out the Alien Invasion Day 5 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Alien Silver and Jeweled Chests, which you can earn from objectives and the free play or buy in the shop. Each non-recruitment objective will drop a chest for its given tier of Crusaders, and free play will drop All Tier chests. Gear for Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4, Tier 5, and Tier 6 Crusaders will only appear in All Tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop when you go to purchase chests with real money or event currency.

July 3rd, 2020
COTLI: Alien Invasion Day 5! 

    "Today, in the most dire of times, we Crusaders choose not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today we face the aliens at our doors once again. Today, we take the fight to them. No Crusader stands alone. Today, we cancel another apocalypse."

    ~President Billy Smithsonian



Alien Invasion Day 5 has arrived, bringing with it the cybernetic alien monarch, Queen Ysjorgnak. This year's event runs until Wednesday, July 15th at 12PM Pacific, introducing Queen Ysjorgnak and bringing back Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic, First Lady Betty Smithsonian, Red, the Ace Pilot, Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist, Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor, and President Billy Smithsonian!


New Tier 5 Crusader: Queen Ysjorgnak

Tags: event, female, alien, royal, robot, support


Little is known of Queen Ysjorgnak. She is the monarch at the head of a vast interstellar civilization. Legends say that the Queen was augmented after suffering mortal wounds in a battle at some distant star, and that now much of her body has been replaced by cybernetic enhancements. She is now as much artificial as she is organic...


New Tier 5 Objectives

  • Recruit Queen Ysjorgnak | Queen Ysjorgnak takes up a slot in the formation. Only Alien Crusaders do DPS.
    Reach area 400.

  • Speedster Racing | Only Crusaders with speed enhancing upgrades do DPS.
    Reach area 450.

  • Galaxies Apart | Crusaders with any adjacent Crusaders deal no DPS and have their formation Abilities weakened.
    Reach area 475.

  • Growing Up in Space | Only Flora and Alien tagged Crusaders do DPS. An alien plant escort occupies slot in formation and provides DPS boost for every 200 monsters killed.
    Reach area 500.

  • Shuttle Scuffle | The formation is split into 3 section of 4 slots. Alien boarders attack one section at a time, disabling the DPS and upgrades of all Crusaders in that section.
    Reach area 525.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Alien 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 Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 Crusaders are once again available to unlock as part of Alien Invasion Day 5. For more information about those Crusaders, check out our Event Blogs from previous years:


Players will have until Wednesday, July 15th at 12PM Pacific to complete Alien Invasion Day 5.
June 21st, 2019
COTLI: Alien Invasion 4 

You fought on the beaches, you fought on the landing grounds, you fought in the fields and the streets, you fought them in the hills, and you never surrendered...

Now, a fourth invasion has begun, here to annihilate the Crusaders and all they hold dear. But you're not alone, dear Crusaders — another alien has joined your forces! Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic is here to help you rally against Alien Invasion 4!

Alien Invasion 4 introduces Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic and brings back President Billy Smithsonian, Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor, Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist, Red, the Ace Pilot, and First Lady Betty Smithsonian! The invasion ends on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT!

New Tier 4 Crusader: Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic

When the fate of the world is at stake, the Cruaders need all the help they can get — luckily, Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic is here to Support the Formation!

Xygallix is here to increase Global DPS in every way possible. Peace Bribe and Machine Talk will increase the damage of your Formation. New Friends will buff all the non-Alien Crusaders in your formation. We Can Rebuild It increases the DPS of your formation based on the amount of Robot Crusaders in the formation, but at the cost of their health.

With Fleet Tactics, Xygallix will buff the DPS of any Crusader less than three formation slots away. And finally, Xygallix's Hourly Rate ability allows you to buy Global DPS upgrades indefinitely — though the price increases with each purchase.

You know, because mechanics always cost more than you think they will. We know, it's a bad joke ;)

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Crusaders by completing their respective objectives. President Billy Smithsonian, Kizlblyp, the Alien Traitor, Slisiblyp, the Alien Scientist, Red, the Ace Pilot, and First Lady Betty Smithsonian are all once again available to unlock!

New Tier 4 Objectives

  • Recruit Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic | Xygallix, the Alien Mechanic takes up a slot in the formation. Only Robot Crusaders do DPS. Reach area 600.

  • Special Defense | Only Alien Invasion Crusaders may be used. If Slisiblyp and Kizlblyp and/or if Billy and Betty are adjacent to each other, you are granted a bonus. Reach area 700.

  • Banelings Return! | The Banelings have returned — and this time they have shields! Reach area 750.

  • Alien Experience | Take you time reaching area 800. Only Healers, Tanks and Gold Finders may be used. Area quest requirements are extremely inflated, but Thoonoose takes up a spot in formation to help you out. Reach area 800.

  • My Friend the Alien | Only Crusaders next to Alien Crusaders can do DPS. Reach area 850.


Help! Where’s the Loot?

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

You'll have until Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 12:00PM PDT to complete Alien Invasion 4!
June 28th, 2018
COTLI: Alien Invasion 2018 

Alien war. Alien war never changes. As massive motherships once again occupy our skies, it's time to take the fight to these alien overlords and cancel the apocalypse.

Alien Invasion 2018 runs until Tuesday, July 10 at 12:00pm PDT. Unlock Crusaders, battle aliens, and save the world!

New Tier 3 Crusader: First Lady Betty Smithsonian

First Lady Betty Smithsonian is a badass human Crusader buffer. Nobody can motivate troops or empower Crusader behaviour quite like her. The magnitude of her buff is increased by having certain tags in the formation.

Crusaders Return

If you haven't collected them already, you can unlock previous Tier One and Two Crusaders by completing their respective Tier One and Two Objectives. President Billy Smithsonian, Kizlbylp, the Alien Traitor, Red, the Ace Pilot, and Slisyblyp, the Alien Scientist will be available to unlock while Alien Invasion 2018 is live!

Five New Tier 3 Objectives!

  • Recruit First Lady Betty Smithsonian | First Lady Betty Smithsonian takes up a slot in the formation. No human Crusaders can be used. Reach area 500.

  • First Contact | Only Human and Alien Crusaders can be used. Reach area 600.

  • Alien Circuitry | An alien bomb takes up a slot in the formation. You must complete each non-boss area within 30 seconds or it will explode, sending the party back one area. Reach area 650.

  • Strange Bedfellows | Three aliens take up slots in the formation, moving around every 50 areas and debuffing adjacent Crusader DPS by 50%. This debuff is additive, so two or more adjacent aliens will disable Crusader DPS. Reach area 700.

  • Abduction | Every 15 seconds one of your Crusaders is abducted from the formation for 60 seconds. During that time their formation abilities and DPS are disabled and they are "replaced" in the formation by an extremely unconvincing robot that decreases adjacent Crusader DPS by 90% (multiplicative). Reach area 750.

Help! Where’s the Loot?

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Independence 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 and Tier 3 Crusaders will only appear in all-tier chests once you've unlocked the respective Crusaders. You can select the tier of chest you buy in the shop.

You'll have until Tuesday, July 10 at 12:00pm PDT to complete Alien Invasion 2018!