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April 29th, 2022
BW2: Endangered Species Mini Event IV! 
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 27th, 2022
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 14th, 2022
    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?


    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 8th, 2022
    BW2: Mini Easter Event! 
    Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

    Happy Easter Bushwhackers!

    With the 10th anniversary event on the way, we've shrunk down the Easter event into a bite-sized version!

    Find Mini Eggs in the bushes and turn them in at the event area for progress and tokens to spend on some simple items at the mini event store. With enough progress, you'll earn the Mini Easter Ribbon, which permanently increases your maximum energy by 10! There are also 3 achievements to claim!

    And keep your eyes peeled for eggs riddled about Bushwhackia in this year's World Wide Egg Hunt! Most eggs have been shuffled around, so work together to find them all!

    And while you're at it, help out a Carrot-topped fellow in the event area with a Deviled Egg problem. After you complete his quest, you'll be able to purchase one of 4 Evil Eggs from the event store!

    New Mounts!

    Who are the best hoppers of all? The jury is still out, but Frogs are certainly a contender! Hop through Bushwhackia on an all new Dark Frog mount! There are three vibrant colours to choose from. Check them out in the event area!

    The event will run until Wednesday April 13th 2022 @ 4pm PDT.

    Plan your attack for finding all the Easter eggs here!
    April 7th, 2022
    COTLI: Nate's Candy Conundrum Tier 7 

    The Crusaders have once again been pulled into a parallel universe overrun with hordes of demonic candy. It's 'eat or be eaten,' and it's time for Nate's Candy Conundrum 7!

    This year introduces Umut, the Elemental Chimera!

    Nate's Candy Conundrum 7 runs until Tuesday, April 19th, introducing Umut, the Elemental Chimera and bringing back Marzimallow, the Delicious, Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist, Bridget the Painter, Biff the Magic Rabbit, Baenarall, Angel of Hope, Sisaron the Dragon Sorceress, Alan the ArchAngel, and RoboRabbit!

    New Tier 7 Crusader: Umut, the Elemental Chimera

    Tags: Event, Support, Demon, Dragon, Good, Evil, Male, Female, Supernatural, Gold, Royal

    Heat, searing down on you. The prickle of sweat dripping down your neck and evaporating off your exposed skin. The azure water lapping the stony shore of the beach below you looks tempting, but you're uncertain if it's safe for you to take a swim in it. You turn your attention back to the path beneath your feet as you continue to climb up the craggy hill, the slightly lighter brown dust the only indication it is actually a path. You carefully make your way to the summit, only occasionally wishing that the portal for this world had let you out closer to the spot indicated on the mysterious invitation you received, though when you reach the top and check your watch, you discover you're early.

    Gazing at the sky while you recover your breath a little, you note some clouds moving towards you that you hadn't seen earlier. In fact, the sky is starting to darken more than should be possible as the clouds near the summit, the gust of metallic-smelling wind bringing them also churning the water below. Thunder starts to rumble and you glance around urgently for shelter, but there's nothing to be had.

    You try to head back down the path, to not be the tallest thing around, but an invisible force keeps you on the summit. You crouch down, arms over your head and eyes closed, hoping against all hopes, but the summit fills with light as the lightning strikes, followed by a fierce crack of thunder. Curiosity gets the better of you and you open your eyes to take a peek.

    A large bulky shape looms in the fog that now covers the summit, but the wind is still blowing strong, so the fog blows off quickly, revealing the mass. Three pairs of eyes meet your gaze from three separate heads.

    "Leaving so soon?" the lion-looking head asks. "The meeting hasn't even started yet."

    You stand up so you can get the invitation out of your pocket. "You're Umut, the Elemental Chimera?"

    The snake-looking head nods at you. "Indeed. Thank you for coming."

    "It's not every day an invitation randomly shows up hovering in an air bubble," you answer, shrugging. "I figured it would be worth investigating."

    "Just the sort of response we like," the goat-like head chimes in. "We shall join you."

    You blink and take a second to think. "Wait, what?"

    Umut walks closer to you and all three heads look at you again. The lion one speaks, "We are ready to travel and have new adventures and someone who answers mysterious invitations is bound to have some good adventures. We will come with you."

    You meet the gaze of each head in turn, noting the fangs glittering in their mouths and the claws on their paws. Another lightning bolt strikes the summit across from you. "Of course," you swallow. "You seem to be just what we need for our adventures as well."

    All three of Umut's heads break out into wide grins. "Agreed," the heads chorus as one.

    Umut, the Elemental Chimera has joined the party. When you want to use them, you can find them in seat 35.

    New Tier 7 Objectives

  • Recruit | [New Crusader] takes up a slot in the formation. Alan the Archangel and RoboRabbit take up spots in the formation and can't be removed. An Egg Mech spawns randomly and lives at least 5 seconds. Only Robot Crusaders do DPS. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Beat area 650.

  • Break Free | Baenarall, Angel of Hope, and Sisaron the Dragon Sorceress take up spots in the formation and can't be removed. An Egg Mech spawns randomly and lives at least 5 seconds. Tough Chicken Rabbits spawn at random. When killed, a Chicken Rabbit counts as 5 monster kills or drops 5 quest items. Quest requirements are tripled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 750.

  • Cleansing Water | Biff the Magic Rabbit and Bridget the Painter take up spots in the formation and can't be removed. An Egg Mech spawns randomly and lives at least 5 seconds. All monsters and bosses are changed to fish. After area 1, only projectile attacks can do damage. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Washed Up on World's Wake to complete. Beat area 800.

  • Spring Cleaning | Dr. Almquist, Tusk Specialist takes up a spot in the formation and can't be removed. An Egg Mech spawns randomly and lives at least 5 seconds. Cleaning bots are trying to help you clean up and spawn randomly. When killed, the cleaning bots decrease the progress towards completing the area quest by 2. Only Evil Crusaders do DPS. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 850.

  • Amazing Grace | Marzimallow, The Delicious takes up a spot in formation and can't be removed. The formation has been changed. An Egg Mech spawns randomly and lives at least 5 seconds. Only one spot is able to contribute DPS or upgrades to start, the rest are chained. Grace occupies a slot in the formation. For every 45 Egg Mechs killed, she unchains a spot. Note: This will require having purchased the max level of the Arithmagician Talent to complete. Beat area 900.

  • More info

    You'll have until Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 at 12:00 PM Pacific Time to complete Nate's Candy Conundrum 7!

    For more info on previous Nate's Candy Conundrum Crusaders and objectives check out the Nate's Candy Conundrum Tier 6 blog post.

    Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Silver and Jeweled Easter 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, Tier 6, and Tier 7 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.

    April 6th, 2022
    Idle Champions: Greengrass 5 
    Posted in Idle Champions.

    A great cosmic conflict has spilled out upon the prime material plane.

    While celebrations to mark the start of spring begin in the quaint Sword Coast town of Triboar, a Githyanki raiding party descents from above, raining destruction.

    It's up to the Champions to defend the innocent and figure out what has drawn the attention of the Gith and their Endless War. It's time for Greengrass 5!

    Greengrass 5 introduces Gazrick Nomrad, the Gnome Druid from Rivals of Waterdeep, and brings back Orkira Illdrex, the Dragonborn Cleric, and Melf, the legendary Elf Fighter and Wizard. Players have until Monday, April 18th at 12PM Pacific to complete their Greengrass 5 unlocks and objectives.

    New Champion: Gazrick Nomrad

    Hailing from the bitter cold of Icewind Dale, Gazrick is at home in the snow. But he was happy to be done with the cold as a traveling merchant, and he headed for the warmer climates of Waterdeep. There he fell into the company of the Rivals, joining them on adventures despite his insistence that he is just a simple entrepreneur. He may not think of himself as a hero, but he's done plenty of heroic deeds!

    Gazrick is a member of the Rivals of Waterdeep, and is a Support and Gold Find Champion. He thrives in snowy environments and uses his cold-based attacks to slow and stun enemies. His attacks also reduce how much damage you need to deal to damage armor-based enemies! When you want to add him to your formation you can swap him with Minsc (Slot 7)

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

    Year Five Variants

    Cool Comrades — Gazrick starts in the formation, and can't be moved or removed. Two Ice Mephits have befriended Gazrick and have joined the formation. It's not weird.
  • Reach Area 75.

  • Brain Freeze — Gazrick starts in the formation, and can't be moved or removed. He's created three Snow Golem companions. Each Snow Golem has an Intellect Devourer perched on their head. Really, it's not weird.
  • Reach Area 125.

  • Armored Assault — Gazrick starts in the formation, and while he can't be removed he can be moved. His Armor Ablation ability starts unlocked. All boss enemies have at least 25 armored health. This is the least weird.
  • Reach Area 175.

  • Much more detail and information can be found in the game! Enjoy!