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November 27th, 2020
BW2: Trinket sets update! 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Join the ranks of the Trinket Slingers

Many bush whackers bemoan having to change their trinkets, and rightly so. But that changes today! A new talent has emerged among the Bush Whackers, and a proud organization around it. It's time to join the Trinket Slingers!

Proving Yourself

After reaching level 75, after having unlocked all 8 of your normal trinket slots, you may notice a new section in your inventory, but alas it is locked!



At this time, a new quest chain becomes available. Someone in the Deep Swamp will train you in the ways of Trinket Slinging, an art built around the use of special Trinket Bandoliers. Complete their quests to earn yourself your first two Trinket Bandoliers and join their ranks!

Trinket Bandoliers

Once you've got your bandoliers, you can start using trinket sets! You'll find the new interface above your trinkets in your inventory. Click the save button to open the save menu, allowing you to save your currently equipped trinkets to the corresponding set button.



Mouse over a saved set button to see a preview of what trinkets it contains, and what bonuses that set provides. Note that this does not include bonuses from your pet, mount, or sword runes.



You can unlock up to 5 trinket sets by purchasing more bandoliers for Gold and Gems. Each new bandolier costing more than the last.



If you've got a saved trinket set, the trinket sets toggle button will show up on your bottom bar! This lets you equip your trinket sets without having to open your inventory. You can also use the keyboard buttons Q, W, E, R, T equip the corresponding trinket set without having to click the buttons with your mouse.


Improvements

We've added a couple related improvements and fixes to your inventory with this update, which you can check out in the Release Notes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get trinket sets?
    You have to be level 75, have unlocked all 8 of your normal trinket slots, and completed the quests that become available in the Deep Swamp zone. You'll see this requirement when you mouse over the new trinket set interface in your inventory.

  • How do I unlock the other 3 sets/slots/buttons/bandoliers?
    The other three sets unlock at levels 120, 170, and 220 respectively. If you meet the level requirement, the corresponding button will show a dollar sign. Clicking it will let you buy the slot for Gold and Gems. The amount of Gold and Gems increases for each slot.

  • Where do I save my trinket sets?
    In your inventory above your trinkets. There's a line of numbered square buttons, and a save button. Click the save button then the number of the set you want to save your currently equipped trinkets to. The button will spin when you've saved to it.

  • How do I equip a trinket set I've saved to?
    Simply click the square button of the set you saved to, and you'll instantly equip those trinkets! You can also press a key on your keyboard to do the same thing. The tooltip shown when you mouse over the button says what the hotkey is.

  • Can I clear my saved trinket sets?
    Yes! Click the save button in your inventory, and then click the X button at the top of the list. You'll get a confirmation popup, asking if you want to clear all your trinket set saves.

  • Will I know if I have equipped a save slot?
    Absolutely! If you have the same trinkets equipped as saved to a set, the set button will have a yellow arrow pointing on it.

  • Why don't Power Whacks count towards the unlock quests?
    It's a technical limitation, sorry! I tried to phrase the objective to match how it works. It counts if the type of item you find in a bush is Fruit/Mana/Power/Gold/Gem, not how many of them pop out. Any bonuses that create extra fruit, like Nothings to Fruit/Energy, will count though!

  • Can I use the same trinket in multiple sets?
    Absolutely!

Thoughts and Feedback

Share your thoughts and feedback on this feature on the forums!
November 27th, 2020
BW2: November 27th, 2020 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Trinket Sets Update (November 26th, 2020)

- Added Trinket Sets! An improvement that lets you quickly switch between sets of your 8 equippable trinkets, letting you easily utilize the right set of bonuses for the situation.
- Added 6 quests to unlock first 2 trinket sets
- Remaining 3 trinket sets can be bought for Gold and Gems at certain levels

- The inventory selection popup (like for selecting a trinket to equip) now remembers the previous filter settings used, if you're choosing the same type of thing as before.

- Fixed some empty inventory item slots having a tooltip.

- Fixed sub-quest timer showing for quests without subquests in the quest dialog.

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!
November 16th, 2020
BW2: Halloween Mansion Contest Winners of 2020  
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

We've chosen our 2020 Halloween 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 Choices are voted on by you, the wise Whacker community! Our top three choices earn 250, 200, and 150 Bush Bucks respectively, while the Community Choices take home a cool 50 Bush Bucks.

Without further ado here are your winners:

Winners


1st Place
Swenlo

2nd Place
CrysButcher

3rd Place
Blackstar




Community Choice



Community Choice 1
jelab

Community Choice 2
leelo

Community Choice 3
Marmalade

Community Choice 4
kriskross



Congratulations again to all our winners! Your Bush Buck prizes have been added to your accounts!
November 13th, 2020
BW2: Thankful Thanksgiving Event 2020 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thanksgiving Time!

The residents of The Commons are preparing for a massive feast to celebrate the end of harvest season, and of course they need your expertise at finding things in bushes!

First and foremost, it's all about helping the chefs fill their food stations to the brim - and beyond. There's three of them for three types of meals, so you'll be collecting Meat, Veggies and of course Desserts to feed the hungry masses of Bushwhackia! Can you make all the Pristine Food? Keep doing turn-ins to achieve it!

On the subject of food - four of the guests have promised they would bring a dish to share, but they've forgotten ingredients.

And then, there's the problem of the Turkeys. Apparently, they need to be rescued in some fashion, so you'll need to get on that. You have the whole event to complete it.

Once again we're celebrating other harvest festivals around the world and hosting an inflatable surprise. They'll unlock as the event goes on. And tune later in the event for a parade!

Of course, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without the Black Friday questline introduced in a previous year, and a fridge to store all those leftovers!

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



Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!

Achievements Returning in 2020:
  • Special Order - You helped all of the people prepare their special dishes.
  • Master of the Ways - You have helped cook each dish excellently for the pristine table.
  • Short Order Cook - You've helped prepare one of each dish.
  • Turkey Lover - You saved enough turkeys to guarantee survival. This year.
  • Historical Detective - You helped Bob the Historian investigate the Pilgrims.
  • Family Matters - You brought all of Brock's family together for Thanksgiving.
  • Parade Enthusiast - You watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  • Fridge Fix-Up - You helped Fatima fix an old fridge and move it your ranch.
  • Thorough Taste Testing - You helped out Miss Mei enough to try all the different daily side dish samples.
  • Fattened Feathered Friend - Help Nate fatten up his turkey.
Added/Changed for 2020:
  • Harvest Haul - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2020 items.*
We have 7 achievements from previous years' events, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks if a player was not present during the original years:
  • Thankful Decorator - You bought all the house items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
  • Thankful Dresser - You bought all the player items from the 2012 Thanksgiving Event.
  • Thankful Shopper - You bought all the 2013 Turkey Day items.
  • Black Friday - You bought all the 2014 Thanksgiving items.
  • Thanks For The Stuff - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2015 items.
  • Grateful Expenditure - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2016 items.
  • Feastful Frittering - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2017 items.
  • Banquet Blowout - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2018 items.
  • Stuffed Shopper - You purchased all the Thanksgiving 2019 items.
* The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the Harvest Haul achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Grab a new harvest companion!

New 2020 Mounts!




To kick off the event, we're having a sale! Get 30% more on purchase of 50 Bush Bucks or more! Plus, all new mounts are available this weekend, from November 13th to 16th!

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

The Waning Winged Tiger and Rising Winged Tiger are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts produce their own unique sparkly particles when you ride them!

Pet Packs: 2020 Pets -- Available in Packs! COMING SOON!



The event will run until Friday November 27th at Noon PST!

Give thanks and feedback here!
November 13th, 2020
BW2: November 13th, 2020 Release Notes 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Thanksgiving Event 2020 Update (November 13th, 2020)

- Updated Thanksgiving Event
- Added new customization and ranch items
- Added new ribbons and 100% reward
- Added a new fridge to collect in Fatima’s quest
- 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

- Fixed CNE options side-popup in the Desktop Launcher not hiding when you close the options popup.

- Potentially fixed the Desktop Launcher time-stamps going stale, causing some calls to no longer work, like for buying store items. (as of Wednesday, October 28)

- Optimized gift store loading. It should be faster to load Sasha’s “Ye Genial Presents Parlor” store now. (as of Wednesday, October 28)

- Sorted gifts from events into a “Misc” tab in the gift store, Sasha’s “Ye Genial Presents Parlor”. (as of Wednesday, October 28)

- Fixed multi-item pack purchases not working. (as of Wednesday, October 28)

- Fixed various reported typos and quest descriptions. Keep the reports coming!