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September 16th
Idle Champions: Third Anniversary Celebration 
Posted in Idle Champions.

New Features, Content Update, and Daily Rewards, oh my! It's time for our Third Anniversary Celebration!

If you're interested in learning more about what's coming with this week's update, you've come to the right place...

Table of Contents


Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary

Third Anniversary Celebration



It's been quite the year for Idle Champions! In our third year we've rolled out quite a few features and systems, including the Patron system, Offline Progress, Modron Automation & Multi-Party Play, and reworked Time Gates! We also released two Evergreen Champions, started a new campaign, launched on Nintendo Switch, and left Early Access! Check out our Year 3 Retrospective Dev Blog for details! All that certainly deserves a celebration, right?


Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Daily Rewards

Daily Rewards

Every day during the Third Anniversary Celebration you can log in and open a new Anniversary chest, but each chest is only available for 24 hours! Each chest contains four awesome items, hand-picked by the team here at Codename Entertainment to help you in your adventures.

Once you have claimed at least four daily Anniversary chests, you unlock the following additional rewards!

  • Exclusive Icewind Dale Tyril Skin
  • Exclusive Snow Click Damage
  • 5 Gold Chests

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Updates

New Features

We're thrilled to announce the debut of the New Gem Store with our Third Anniversary Celebration! This week's update includes the addition of two new gem skins, a new Evergreen Golden Epic in each patron's shop, and some new DLC. More on those below!

Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Modron Automation

Gem Store

The Gem Store is a new tab in the in-game Shop that features items you can only purchase with gems! Curious how much your next gem familiar costs? Want to see what new skins are available for Champions? Go to the Gem Store! This also includes the hugely popular community request of purchasing multiple Gold Chests with gems at once! Check out our Gem Store Dev Blog for full details!

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Celebration Familiars

New Familiars

New Familiars have appeared in the Shop! We've added five new Familiars to the shop: Arctic Fox, Wartsworth the Toad, Sylgar; the Xanathar's Goldfish, Yeti Tyke, & Hedgehog Familiar (as part of the Founder's Pack III DLC).

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Celebration New Evergreen Golden Epics

New Patron Evergreen Golden Epics

Champions who find themselves in service of Mirt the Moneylender will have access to Ulkoria Stonemarrow's Watchful Order Staff (Slot 1) Golden Epic , those in the service of Vajra Safar may access Azaka Stormfang's Volo's Guide to Chult Pullout Map (Slot 5) Golden Epic and those in the service of Strahd von Zarovich will have access to Dragonbait's Shield (Slot 2) Golden Epic through the Patron Shop.

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Celebration New DLC

New DLC Packs

New DLC Packs are now available!

The Founder's Pack III includes 42 Gold Chests, with 5 guaranteed Shiny loot cards, Exclusive Hedgehog Familiar, Exclusive Pirate Jarlaxle Skin, 5000 Gems, an Exclusive 50% Gem Buff, and an assortment of Epic potions.

Dungeons & Dragons Third Anniversary Celebration Max Dunbar Companions of the Hall Skins

The Icewind Dale Skin & Feat Pack Bundle Inspired by the art of Max Dunbar, each of the Companions of the Hall has bundled up for their next blizzard-filled trip to Ten-Towns! This Bundle will unlock Catti-brie, Regis & Wulfgar if you don't already have them, and includes Bruenor's Icewind Dale Skin & his King of Mithral Hall Feat, Catti-brie's Icewind Dale Skin & her Trained in the North Feat, Regis' Icewind Dale Skin & his Ruby Reflection Feat, Wulfgar's Icewind Dale Skin & his Dwarven Raised Feat.

The Bundle also includes 7 Gold Supply Chests, 7 Catti-brie Gold Chests, 7 Regis Gold Chests, 7 Wulfgar Gold Chest, and an assortment of Epic potions, and a Potion of Polish. Each Champion's Skin & Feat Combination may also be purchased separately.


Dungeons & Dragons Summer Spectacular Descent into Avernus, Part 6

Descent into Avernus, Part 6

This week's content update brings Descent into Avernus, Part 6. We meet Red Ruth and she sends us to Uldrak, who may have a new solution to his problems in Avernus... Check out the full Descent into Avernus, Part 6 blog post for details about the new adventures and variants.

Feedback Wanted!

These changes are scheduled to go live later today. We very much look forward to your feedback, so please let us know what you think in a Community Q&A or feedback post on the Idle Champions Subreddit, a post on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

July 30th
COTLI: Fifth Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

It's our fifth anniversary this week! Crusaders of the Lost Idols is turning five (!!!) years old. It is totally time to do another Anniversary Bash Giveaway!

We'll be giving away seven days of rewards to our players in the form of codes from our Facebook, Twitter, and Newsletter with a special BONUS reward for players who redeem all seven codes! Amazing!


Day One — Challenge!

Starting Thursday, July 30th, we'll be giving away some special goodies to Crusaders of the Lost Idols players, starting with sharing a Special Anniversary Newsletter!

Day Two — More Gold

On Friday, July 31st, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page!

Day Three — MORE POWER!

On Saturday, August 1st, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page.

Day Four — EPIC!

On Sunday, August 2nd we will be sharing a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page!

Day Five — More Jewels!

On Monday, August 3rd, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page.

Day Six — YAY!

On Tuesday, August 4th, we will be sharing a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page!

Day Seven — New Outfit!

Finally, on Wednesday, August 5th, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page.

BONUS — Buff those Idols!

If you find and redeem all seven codes, you'll gain a seven day buff!

Update!

Here's the list of all the codes for you to redeem, if you haven't yet!
  • FIFT-HANN-IVER-SARY expires August 13th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

  • FIVE-TIME-STHE-GOLD expires August 14th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

  • NINE-TIME-STHE-DPS! expires August 15th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

  • NATE-S3RD-GOLD-EPIC expires August 16th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

  • 5THT-AKES-THEC-AKE! expires August 17th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

  • MANY-HAPP-YRET-URNS expires August 18th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

  • ANEW-BUSH-WHAC-KER! expires August 19th at 23:59 Pacific Time (UTC-7.)

Happy anniversary!
April 17th
Celebrate Bush Whacker 2's 8th Anniversary! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

As some of you may know, April 18th marks the day BW2 was first released.

We sometimes run a full Anniversary event, but this year, as with other years where Easter doesn't come early, we're dialing the party back to a small developer celebration in the Commons where the Theater currently stands.

Much like the 7th anniversary, you'll be able to get cake, buy items from past anniversary celebrations from Nick, and complete Georgia's quest to get 4 new developer gnomes.

The celebration will start at 1 PM (PDT) on Friday April 17th and end at noon (PDT) on Sunday April 19th. Don't miss out!

Lastly, we'd like to thank you for being such an amazing community.
August 28th, 2019
Idle Champions: Second Anniversary & Patrons 
Posted in Idle Champions.

Today's update features our Second Anniversary Celebration, daily rewards for the next week, and a new high-level progression system we're calling the Patron System!

Patron System

The first Patrons have arrived! The Patron System is the basis for a new form of progression within Idle Champions. It allows you to replay previously completed variants and free plays with additional restrictions, and rewards you with patron currency and influence which can be used to purchase unique rewards and unlock unique perks.

We're releasing the bones of this system with our first 2 Patrons: Vajra Safahr, Blackstaff of Waterdeep, and Mirt the Moneylender! We'll continue to update the system in the coming weeks and months. For more information on the Patron System, check out our Patron System Developer Blog.

Anniversary Celebration


Today kicks off our second-anniversary celebration! On Sept 7, 2017 we launched on Steam, and it's been an AMAZING 2 years of live servicing. We're looking forward to many more! To celebrate, the birthday chests are back! Log in every day to collect a birthday chest, with handpicked items by the CNE team. If you collect 4 out of the 7 birthday chests, you can collect the anniversary chest which contains our first ever epic feat (for Celeste) as well as an exclusive Mind Flayer Hitch skin!

In addition to that, we've released the Patron System (see below) and a ton of new familiar and skin DLC packs to help you push further and get your formations set up! See the in-game Change Log for more information!
July 26th, 2019
COTLI: Fourth Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

It's our fourth anniversary! Well, next week on Jul 31st, but we're celebrating early. Crusaders of the Lost Idols is turning four (!!!) years old. It is totally time to do another Anniversary Bash Giveaway!

We'll be giving away three days of rewards to our players in the form of codes from our Facebook, Twitter and Newsletter with a special BONUS reward for players who redeem all three codes! Amazing!


Day One — Quadruple the loot!

Starting tomorrow Saturday, July 27th, we'll be giving away some special goodies to Crusaders of the Lost Idols players, starting with sharing a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page!

Day Two — Legendary Power

On Sunday, July 28th, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page. These rewards will be... 'legendary' ;)

Day Three — MOAR IDOLZ!

Finally, on Monday, July 29th, we will be sending out a Special Anniversary Newsletter, sure to be a big hit with any Idols fans.

BONUS — Master those Tasks!

If you find and redeem all three codes, you'll gain a new friend!
April 17th, 2019
Celebrate Bush Whacker 2's 7th Anniversary! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

As some of you may know, April 18th marks the day BW2 was first released.

We sometimes run a full Anniversary event, but this year, as with other years where Easter doesn't come early, we're dialing the party back to a small developer celebration in the Commons where the Theater currently stands.

Much like the 5th anniversary, you'll be able to get cake, buy items from past anniversary celebrations from Nick, and complete Georgia's quest to get 2 new developer gnomes.

The celebration will start at 9 AM (PDT) on Wednesday April 17th and end at noon (PDT) on Friday April 19th. Don't miss out!

Lastly, we'd like to thank you for being such an amazing community.
September 5th, 2018
Idle Champions - 1st Anniversary! 
Posted in Idle Champions.

As of Friday, September 7th, Idle Champions has been live for a whole year - and what a year it's been!

In celebration of the past year and our amazing fans, we've lined up some fun for everyone. For the next 7 days, we'll have daily rewards for you to claim just for logging in!

Starting right now, and for the next 7 days you can log in and claim an Idle Champions Birthday Chest every day. There are 7 of them, and each one contains 4 items hand picked by the Codename Entertainment team to help you in your quests. What do they contain? Oh, just Time Gate pieces, Epic Blacksmithing Contracts, Epic Fire Breath Potions, and more! And if you wait very patiently, there might even be a Potion of Polish hidden in one of the chests!

If you claim 4 out of the 7 Birthday Chests during the Anniversary Celebration, you can claim the coveted Anniversary Chest. This epic chest contains 5 gold chests, a free Mimic familiar, and our first variant champion skin: Party-Time Jarlaxle.



We've also added new familars to the game: A Black Cat and a Faerie Dragon are available as paid DLC, and we've added new familiars that are available for gems: Evelyn's very own Armored Juniper, and Minsc's faithful companion Boo! Note: You have to have reached area 66 in an adventure to unlock familars.

We've added a new potion to the drop tables for chests: Potion of Speed. These potions increase the speed of the game for a short time, allowing you to clear those earlier levels faster when attempting to reach your wall!

We've also launched sales on many of our DLC packs during the week, as well as a chest bonus for any chest purchases you make in-game for the duration of the celebration.

And as a final candle on the anniversary cake, we've updated Idle Champions store! Now you can buy past champions in different packages that include their corresponding chests, AND we'll have rotating sales of champion-specific chests, with the corresponding golden epic that was available during their original event!
Note: that the store is updated in Steam currently, and will move to Android tablets and iPads in the coming days. So log in and join in the fun!
August 31st, 2018
Announcing: Idle Champions 1st Anniversary!  
Posted in Idle Champions.

Welcome, to the introduction to our Idle Champions anniversary celebration! To start, no, it isn't live yet. We felt it was best to give all of our fans advanced notice, so you knew what to expect next week.

Starting on Wednesday September 5th, we're launching our Year 1 anniversary celebration. For 7 days, we'll have daily rewards for you to claim just for logging in!

Every day you can log in and claim an Idle Champions Birthday Chest. There are 7 of them, and each one contains 4 items hand picked by the Codename Entertainment team to help you in your quests. What do they contain? Oh, just Time Gate pieces, Epic Contracts & Potions, and more! Note: You have to be logged in and click the "CLAIM" button to receive your chest each day.

But wait, there's more!

If you claim 4 out of the 7 Birthday Chests during the Anniversary Celebration, you can collect the coveted Anniversary Chest. This epic chest contains 5 gold chests, a free Mimic familiar, and our first variant champion skin: Party-Time Jarlaxle.


But wait, there's more!

Thanks to the new familiar slots we released last week, we're launching new familiars during the anniversary celebration as well: A Black Cat and a Faerie Dragon will be available as paid DLC, and we'll also be releasing new familiars that are available for gems: Evelyn's very own Armored Juniper, and Minsc's faithful companion Boo!

But wait. there's more!

When the anniversary celebration launches, we'll add a new potion to the drop tables for chests: Potion of Speed. These potions increase the speed of the game for a short time, allowing you to clear those earlier levels faster when attempting to reach your wall!

Phew! There's a lot going on next week, but we still have plenty going on this weekend as well!
  • It's a Time Gate weekend, so log in and visit Kaylaar who will help you collect and/or gear up past event champions.
  • Come visit us at the Table Titans booth at PAX!
  • We also have our ongoing in-game promotion with High Rollers. Complete ANY adventure, variant (like, maybe a few Time Gate Adventures!), or free play and earn points to give the High Rollers crew Idle Champion D6s for them to use on the stream and earn yourself some sweet rewards!
  • Don't forget to check out the Stinky familiar on PC, iPad, and Android tablet. Proceeds benefit the Take This charity and help fund the AFK Rooms at PAX. Are you playing on PC? Check out our handy link below to buy now!
July 30th, 2018
COTLI: Third Anniversary Bash Giveaway! 

It's our third anniversary! Tomorrow. Crusaders of the Lost Idols is turning three (!!!) years old. Maybe it's time we came out of Beta? Maybe not. But it is totally time to do another Anniversary Bash Giveaway!

We'll be giving away three days of rewards to our players in the form of codes from our Newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter, with a special BONUS reward for players who redeem all three! Huzzah!


Day One — Thrice the loot!

Starting Tuesday, July 31st, we'll be giving away some special goodies to Crusaders of the Lost Idols players, starting with a Special Anniversary Newsletter featuring Special Anniversary Loot!

Day Two — Crafty McCraftface

On Wednesday, August 1st, we will be sharing a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Facebook page. These rewards will be... 'crafty' ;)

Day Three — MOAR IDOLZ!

Finally, on Thursday, August 2nd, we will be posting a code through the Crusaders of the Lost Idols Twitter page sure to be a big hit with any Idols fans.

BONUS — Hasta La Vista.

And did we mention that entering all three codes will immediately reward players with special Golden Epic equipment? We told you we'd be back!

April 13th, 2018
Bush Whacker 2 is 6 Years Old! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Happy 6th Anniversary Bushwhackia!

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

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

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

Four daily quests will help you gain progress as well, starting with the quest for Gnome parts. The developer gnome quest has been updated with 8 more gnomes. Each completion will award you a random developer gnome and there are now 16 of us to collect. Note, if this is your first time doing the event, you'll get 2 gnomes per turn in.

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

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

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

New for 2018: We've added 2 new quests that will show up during the event, and in one you'll be helping out artist Georgia!

And what is an anniversary without cake? Not a very good one! A souvenir cake will appear on Wednesday April 18 at Noon PDT and be available to interact with until Monday April 23rd at Noon PDT.

Event Achievements -- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

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

Returning for 2018
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!

New for 2018 Anniversary Mementos - Purchase all the 2018 Anniversary Event items.*
Gnomevelopers - Earn all 8 developer gnomes from the 2016 Anniversary Event.
Gnomevelopers 2 - Earn all 16 developer gnomes from the 2018 Anniversary Event.

If you spend Bush Bucks on the items from the previous event, you can earn this achievement.
- Celebrate Good Times - Buy all the 4th Anniversary Event store items.

*The Mini Golf piece isn't required to complete the Anniversary Momentos achievement.

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

The event will run until Friday April 27th at Noon PDT!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which developer gnomes are available?
    There are now SIXTEEN 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.