November 4th, 2016
New Objectives & Tiered-Up Trouble Buff 

The mischief continues! We've added new Tier 2 and Tier 3 objectives for the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign. Battle through beefed-up versions of Invisibility Cloak, Accio Monsters, The Final Battle, and Fantastic Beasts, with the help of a powerful weekend buff.

Here's a glimpse at some of the Tier 2 additions:

Invisibility Cloak Tier 2


Beat area 550 with the invisible monsters attacking you, and two teachers taking up formation slots!

Accio Monsters Tier 2


Beat 650 areas of rushing monsters eager to attack you while their buffed health keeps them alive longer.

Fantastic Beasts Tier 2


Survive the Fantastic Beasts while escorting the Wizard to area 750, this time with the addition of two familiars along for the hunt in your formation.

To help you through the tough new Tier 2 objectives, there's a weekend buff. Starting today, the five Crusaders below will receive boosts until Monday, November 7 at Noon PST.

  • Jim, the Lumberjack - Sharpen Party ability +200%
  • Dark Gryphon - All DPS +100%
  • Gold Panda - All Gold Find +100%
  • King Reginald IV - Royal Grail ability +200%
  • Bubba, the Swimming Orc - Synchronized Swimming ability +200%



Also, check out the limited-time Tiered Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Bubba if you've unlocked him.)
October 14th, 2016
October Objectives! 

We don't need roads where we're going! Mostly because to enjoy this week's update you just need a computer or mobile phone. Nike Mag shoes are optional.

This week we launch four new challenging objectives for the Idols Through Time campaign.




New Objective: Echoes

In the objective Echoes you'll encounter randomly spawned malevolent versions of your Crusaders that can't be killed for 30 seconds but will still deal damage to you. If they're at the forefront of the enemy's attack, they'll soak up all your DPS until they disappear. You're going to want to clear all 600 areas as soon as possible to beat them.

New Objective: Hamstrung

The objective Hamstrung will only allow you to use Crusaders that don't have a DPS tag all the way to area 600. Time to find a new main dps'er!

New Objective: The Lost World

The Lost World objective sees you transported back to the Jurassic period and attacked by a cornucopia of dinosaurs. These beasts include ones that are invisible, tanky, super-fast, and others that will do ranged damage to your formation.

The final new objective is Atrophy where all Crusaders will take 1% damage per second until you can clear the area. Then you start all over again until you can beat area 700.

Plus, this weekend we're buffing some October-loving Crusaders from today until Monday, October 17 at Noon PDT.

  • The Washed Up Hermit - Base DPS + 400%
  • The Princess - DPS All + 100%
  • Natalie Dragon - Gold Find + 100%
  • Nate Dragon - Double Dragon + 200%
  • Mister the Monkey - Follow the Leader + 200%

Also, check out the limited-time Octoberfun Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Mister the Monkey if you've unlocked him.)

Good luck Crusaders, you'll need it!
August 26th, 2016
New Objectives & Weekend Buff! 

Summer is a lazy time of year where you get to slow down, reconnect with old friends and chill out. It's in that spirit that we're getting you to reconnect with your old friends in Crusaders. Namely some campaigns you'd love to revisit.

This week we're introducing four new objectives. There are two new additions to Mischief at Mugwarts and two new additions in Ready Player Two, most of which are on the harder side to encourage you just to kick-back and enjoy the long days playing Crusaders.

New Objective: Invisibility Cloak. Monsters are invisible!


In Invisibility Cloak monsters are invisible and won't take passive DPS until they're revealed: either when they attack your formation, or when they're clicked directly.

In the objective Fantastic Beasts, a new bumbling wizard takes up a slot in your formation and wreaks havoc with his inept summoning. Random monsters with different abilities assail the Crusaders throughout their entire trek to area 650.

New Objective: Fantastic Beasts. Invulneracorn can't be killed.


Boy and girl polkaman trainers take up slots in the objective Polkamans Go! Each area has a random polkaman creature that has to be caught before the Crusaders can continue. The polkaman can only be collected by actively clicking so you'll need to keep an eye out for these tricky creatures.

New Objective: Polkaman can only be collected by actively clicking.


The final new objective, Acme Dark Souls is the most devious and arcane of all the new challenges. The greatest magic conjurers have come together wielding their mastery of the dark arts to create the ultimate in evil sorcery, a giant anvil. Every 10 seconds an anvil will drop from the sky and kill a random Crusader.

To celebrate the new objectives we're going to give five lucky Crusaders mellow midsummer buffs to complement their formation abilities and DPS until Monday, August 29 at 12 pm PDT.

Hermit, Princess, Phoenix, Nate and Alan all get a limited time buff applied automatically this weekend. The buffs are:

  • Hermit - Base DPS +400%
  • Princess - DPS All + 100%
  • Phoenix - Heart of the Phoenix +200%
  • Nate - Gold Find +100%
  • Alan - Blinding Light +200%
Weekend Buff Crusaders.

Also, check out the limited-time Midsummer Jeweled Chests that contain equipment for the five Crusaders above! (Please note: The chest will only contain gear for Alan if you've unlocked him.)
June 30th, 2016
New Event! Alien Invasion Day 

We didn't see it coming. The reduction in budgets for NASA and space exploration meant that we took our eyes off the cosmos. The result was the aliens were able to sneak into orbit and launch a stealth attack on Earth!

"We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Alien Invasion Day!"


New Crusader! Billy Smithsonian



Your first objective for the brand new Alien Invasion Day event is safely escorting Billy Smithsonian, the leader of the free world to safety. At area 100 a secure bunker awaits the president and his aides.

One plucky, smart-talking Navy pilot has managed to outmanoeuvre the extraterrestrial invaders. His wise-cracking aerial acrobatics enabled him to take down and capture an alien called Kizlyblyp (humans are unable to pronounce his real name without spontaneously haemorrhaging their brain. It's a thing.)

New Crusader! Kizlyblyp



The Crusaders must deliver her to the lab for a plethora of invasive probes as revenge for all the mutilated cows in the American Midwest. Unfortunately, on their way to Area 100, she'll debuff all the Crusaders' DPS by 50%. Once fully probed, Kizlyblyp will be brainwashed and join the Crusaders' fight back.

"It's the White House, for crying out loud. You can't just go up and ring the doorbell."

The remaining three objectives include Protect the Monuments where the Statue of Liberty, CN Tower and Eiffel Tower all take up slots in your formation. Your job is to stop the senseless destruction of these poor defenceless structures in every SciFi movie ever.

New Objective! Save the Monuments



Superior alien technology makes the Crusaders' mission that much harder in the Shields Up objective. An alien tank will randomly appear using its alien shield to protect the other monsters from attack by absorbing all DPS for a short period.

Finally, the Banelings objective sees the invading aliens resort to despicable tactics. Now special banelings will rush your Crusaders and explode on making contact, wiping an entire column. You'll have to keep them at bay to reach area 250.

The Alien Invasion Day event will run until July 12th at Noon PDT.
June 9th, 2016
New Event! Trek Through the Hidden Temple 

Montana James dusted off his fedora before fixing back on his head. The frantic slide under the closing warehouse door almost claimed his hat for the umpteenth time. He was still clutching the tattered map of the rainforest temple as he picked himself up and ran for the waiting boat plane that would take him to deepest, darkest Peru...

"Throw me the idol; I’ll throw you the whip!"

The latest event takes our Crusaders on an adventure in the finest traditions of archeologists who also happen to be great at adventures. Yesteryear chic from the 1930s, an evil regime of bad guys and a race to recover ancient treasure in a temple in a jungle await you.

New Crusader! Recruit Montana James



The Trek Through the Hidden Temple event introduces our new square-jawed Crusader, Montana James, one of two new heroes to add to your roster. He requires rescuing himself after getting mixed up with a group of jackbooted soldiers.

For the first objective, the Crusaders will need to escort Montana to area 100 all the while being chased by soldiers who debuff all DPS and abilities for Crusaders in ever-shifting slots.

“Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?”

The second objective sees the Crusaders pitted against a scaly new antagonist called King Draco. Draco intermittently summons his snake minions to attack a random Crusader, again debuffing all DPS and abilities for 30 seconds.

New Crusader! Recruit King Draco



The remaining objectives include Daddy Says So, where the Crusaders are saddled with the daughter of the Crusader's benefactor (the guy paying for the expedition). Unfortunately, you're also weighed down with her luggage taking up valuable slots all the way to area 150.

New Objective! Daddy Says So



Watch Out For Booby Traps will see a random slot fall foul of the classic pit-and-spikes trap. Every 10 areas different slots will lose all the DPS and formation abilities making reaching area 200 a challenge.

The final new objective is Mali Ka. Evil spirits (or maybe some dodgy local food) is turning the Crusaders against each other. Until you reach area 250, you'll be attacked by your own friends! Crusaders not in your formation will launch themselves at the other Crusaders intent on stopping them from finishing the objective.

Good luck, Crusaders, and before you undertake this epic adventure, take inspiration from the immortal words of Montana himself: "Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory."

The Hidden Temple event will run until June 21st at Noon PDT.
June 3rd, 2016
New Objectives! 

We like to think of Crusaders as the gift that keeps on giving and today we give you another update. We've added two new objectives for the Mischief at Mugwarts campaign and two new objectives to the Ready Player Two campaign.

In Accio Monsters, the Crusaders accidentally cast an Accio charm, and now monsters move 10x faster than normal! You're going to have to create your most effective tank line to block the onslaught of monsters all the way to area 450.

Monsters are 10x faster in the Accio Monsters Objective


If you thought that was rough, it's going to get rougher than a sandpaper-covered loofah in The Final Battle objective. Deadly magic is flying everywhere, and death curses will randomly spawn and one-shot your front-most Crusaders until they wipe your formation. Good luck reaching area 500.

Death magic one-shots your Crusaders in the The Final Battle objective


Making games isn't as easy as you think. Sometimes bugs creep in. In Glitch Out, the Crusaders will experience a whole host of random glitches that will both help and hinder your progress to area 450. Some will temporarily boost your DPS by +400% while other gremlins in the code will deactivate all your formation abilities. It's going to be a digital roller coaster.

Glitches randomly affect Crusaders on this journey to area 450


The final new objective, Video Game of Thrones only allows you to pick Royal Crusaders for your formation to reach 450. That means you'll be limited to their Royal Highnesses Princess, Sal, Brogon, Thalia, Reginald, Siri and Leerion.

Only Royal Crusaders are available in the Video Game of Thrones objective


To celebrate the new objectives and the beginning of the summer we're going to give five lucky Crusaders white-hot buffs to complement their formation abilities and DPS until Monday June 6 at 12pm PDT.

  • Sasha: +200% Bulwark Ability
  • Natalie Dragon: +400% Base DPS
  • Khouri: +200% Koffee Potion ability
  • Merci: +100% Gold buff
  • Queen Siri: +100% Queen's Decree ability
We can't wait to hear what you think of the new additions to the game!
March 18th, 2016
Easter Event: Nate's Candy Conundrum 

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail, when *blam!* Nate's reset malfunctions. Now the Crusaders are transported to a parallel universe where they are beset by demon Easter candy. It happened, alright?

Nate's Candy Conundrum Easter event introduces two brand new Crusaders who again are obtainable when you complete the first two objectives.

Alan the Archangel is kind of a big deal in certain circles. As a top level executive in his organization, he brings the big guns when it comes to his powers. Once added to your roster, you can power him up and at level 75 he'll use some of his divine power to potentially resurrect fallen Crusaders with full health while simultaneously doing 25% damage to all enemies and forcing them back.

New Crusader: Alan the Archangel



If you've ever wondered how the Easter Bunny manages to distribute all those eggs, now you know: Automation. RoboRabbit is the mechanical workhorse of the holiday season. Rated at an impressive 1,000 candy eggs per second, he's able to cover the globe with treats for kids in every garden in the world.

New Crusader: RoboRabbit



His particular skills are as unique as he is. At level 50, RoboRabbit will store up part of your DPS and then disburse it as bonus click damage when you put your clicking to the test. At level 100, he'll boost your DPS for a whopping 15 minutes, from just making one little click! Get up to 25% bonus DPS without any gear from 25 clicks, or up to 63% DPS with his Golden Epic! Just don't let him die!

There are three other objectives for the event. You need to transport all your candy haul and the 'Candy Train' is the perfect solution. However, the train takes up four slots in your formation as you battle your way to area 150.

New Objective: Candy Train



'Hurry! Hurry!' features the real Easter Bunny, who requires an escort to area 200. However, given that he's largely unemployed because of the RoboRabbit, he's somewhat impatient and will decrease your DPS by 1% for each monster killed in an area. The longer you're in the area, the more anxious he becomes up to a max debuff of 99%!

The final new objective is 'Easter Egg Hunt'. A giant egg takes over a slot in your formation and then every 25 areas another egg will appear to commandeer a slot until nearly all the slots are occupied. It'll make reaching area 250 more than a little challenging to complete.
February 12th, 2016
New Valentine's Event! Merci's Mix-Up 

It's Valentines Day for Merci, but being a Mad Wizard can be a lonely life. Merci's decided to mend his loneliness in the only way he knows how: by mixing up a fix-all love potion! Unfortunately, while preparing his concoction he swiped left instead of right. The resulting concatenation of amorous ardour and wayward magic opened a portal to Super Love Land and beyond.

Just like your real life preparation for Valentine's Day, your mission is to complete five new objectives by using the new Heart formation and slaying legions of monsters. We're pretty sure that's how it works, right?

Rocky the Rockstar



Fittingly for the ultimate celebration of romance, we have two new Crusaders for you to entice and add to your roster. Rocky, the Rockstar, is a swirling ball of testosterone, whose raw sexual power is tempered only by his genuine charm. The Juliet to this Romeo is the second new Crusader, Sally the Succubus, the winsome demon who leaves an army of admirers in her wake.

Rocky's talents include boosting his DPS by having female Crusaders around him, starting at 25% and increasing up to a deafening 250% per lady with his normal Epic equipment, and even further to 350% with his Golden Epic.

Sally includes the ability increase her own DPS up to a maximum of +300%. However, beware of putting female Crusaders next to her as it'll reduce her DPS by 25% per fellow lady. However, her other skill boosts all female Crusaders' DPS by 20%. Can you find the perfect spot for her in your formation?

Sally, the Succubus



We also have three additional objectives. Broken Hearted requires 500 idols to play and sees the love-lorn Crusaders heart formation split in two with the three middle slots taken up by a crack.

Backstage Pass requires 1,000 idols and only allows you to choose Rocky and female Crusaders. Furthermore, two slots are taken up with Rocky's band equipment.

The final event objective, Dangerous Allure only allows your to choose Sally the Succubus and male Crusaders and requires 1,500 idols to play. In a unique twist, the slots in the formation will steadily be taken over by zombies the further you progress!

New Objective: Backstage Pass



Continuing our tradition of recognizing some of our more famous fans, this event we're honoring regular streamer, Tedessence. Ted has been with us almost since launch and has been producing a constant stream of Let's Play videos on Twitch which you can check out here.



Tedessence


You'll be able to find his avatar as a boss monster in the Valentine's Day event. Pass on our love for him by smiting him down in Crusaders' fashion.

Merci's Mix-Up event will run until February 23rd to give you plenty of time to woo those objectives into submission.
February 10th, 2016
Tough New Objectives! 

You asked, and we delivered! We're launching four new objectives for our venerable campaigns: Descent into Darkness, Ghostbeard's Greed, and Grimm's Idle Tales.

Slow Descent

The Slow Descent objective in Descent into Darkness challenges you to get to area 100, but the difficulty of each area will be exponentially harder. Cue evil laugh here. It's going to require your very best DPS-boosting tactics to win using the smallest formation in game.



Cursed Treasure

Cursed Treasure in Ghostbeard's Greed is a lesson in morals. Even for pirates. Now and then you're going to have to pay a price for your looting ways and this objective features a cursed treasure chest which disables formation abilities on the adjacent Crusaders. To add insult to injury, it'll move between formation positions randomly, requiring you to regularly shuffle your Crusaders.



The Lion King

Grimm's Idle Tales receives two new objectives. In The Lion King, you're going to have the kingly task of beating area 400 while chased by hyenas. Sounds familiar, but we can't put our finger on it. Artaxes has some helpful upgrades to help you make it through though.



Holiday Hoopla

The second new objective in Grimm's Idle Tales is Holiday Hoopla. Again, you're going to have to be at your best to beat all 400 areas. More so because you're only going to have access to the event Crusaders! None of the regular Crusaders, aside from The Bush Whacker and Nate Dragon, will be available.

Good luck! You're going to need it.
January 27th, 2016
New Event! Blood Bowl 

“Most football players are temperamental. That’s 90% temper and 10% mental” – Doug Plank

It's that time of year for picking up the ol' pigskin, smashing into a group of men geared up in armour to spike the said pigskin into the end zone in celebration.

As the single biggest sports fan of the group, Jim the Lumberjack is beside himself with excitement for the major sports event in the Crusader calendar: The Blood Bowl.

Rounding up the fellow Crusaders he decides to throw a tailgate party ahead of the big game. Unfortunately for Jim, it all goes wrong very quickly and soon the Crusaders have to destroy swathes of monsters before he and team can enjoy the sporting festivities.


New Crusader! Groklok


Packing together in the new football formation, the Crusaders have a chance to add two new characters to their ranks. Groklok the Orc is a beast of a linebacker who's abilities include increasing the DPS of Crusaders in front of him by 150% among other abilities.

Drizzle the Dark Elf is the nimble, tricky running-back. Drizzle enjoys a unique partnership with Groklok. Just like the best players, they can combine in various ways to maximize their tactics.

Playing Drizzle in front of Groklok will buff his formation ability by 100%. If Drizzle and Groklok play alongside each other, the combined skills buff Groklok's DPS by 400%. When Groklok is blocking and tackling in any column in front of Drizzle, Groklok's line gets a health buff and takes less damage.


New Crusader! Drizzle


Both new Crusaders require some training to play with their new team. The Crusaders will need to complete the first two objectives for the new campaign to add both players to their rosters.

In the first objective, Groklok's ponderous pre-training skills will debuff the DPS of all the Crusaders behind him as he fails to block the attacks of the incoming monsters. In the second objective, Drizzle's lack of teamwork will disable the formation abilities of all adjacent Crusaders.

This event we're honouring two more YouTube celebrities who have been producing awesome Crusaders videos. Again, just like MrBayEasy, you'll find them as boss monsters within the game. Keep an eye out for them as you play.



Bensch hails from Germany and has produced more than sixty Let's Play videos so far. Brothgar is one of our more recent YouTube friends who is also a massive Clicker/Idle gamer. Check out both their channels and subscribe.

So, what are you waiting for? Establish your running game, dominate the line of scrimmage, pound it out on the ground, and stick to your game plan.
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