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August 12th
BW2: Dog Days of Summer 2022 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

The residents of the Commons want to close out summer with a blast! That big old event field sits there empty most of the time anyways. Help them build an awesome temporary pool to chill out beside. Once you've completed all three building quests, the residents will come in and there will be 3 turn-in stations where you can bring Towels, Sunscreen and Life Rings to get event tokens for buying this year's custom items!

Nate's New Puppies!

Plus, foster an adorable puppy for Nate. It seems he's accidentally ordered too many dogs (again!!) and needs your help to look after them temporarily. Choose one of the 3 to help him out! Once you equip your dog, Nate has some daily quests for you to do to keep the ball of energy that is your puppy occupied. Love the look of the dog? Permanently adopt it with a simple purchase! You can choose between the Raiju Puppy, Aralez Puppy, and Qiqirn!


Puppy and Person Training

A professional dog trainer will help train your puppy AND you! As dog owners need to know how to care for their puppy.

Puppy Mill Protest

Miss Marbles is rooting out awful puppy mills this event, and could use your assistance!

Race Track

Check out the Companion Racing Track once it becomes available, and you'll be able to bet on pet races! You can only win the prizes once per day though.

The Next Race Track Champion

Later on in the event, you'll need to help an NPC train their unlikely companion to participate in the race!

New for 2022

If you can complete the event, you'll earn the Dog Days Flower Box!


Wally's Custom Trinket

You can also look forward to a 8th upgrade to the trinket Wally has made for you! With some more glitter, he can improve it from Ritzy to Magnificent, which is 3-ish% more effective!

Achievements

-- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
There are 19 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2022 event:

Returning Achievements

Pool Digger - Build the Pool for the Dog Days event.
Safety First! - Help at each pool-side station during the event.
Safety to the Max! - Help at each pool station 50 times - must first complete "Safety First!"
Doggy Daycare - Complete all the doggy dailies.
Man's Best Friend- Level your doggy pet up to level 10.
Training Day - Complete all the puppy training quests.
Dog Days Race Track - Successfully win 5 bets on the Companion Race Track.
Pro Racer Assesser - Buy all the racer assessment upgrades for the Companion Race Track.
The Plodding Blob - Help Shayla Sharker train her blobfish for the Companion Race Track.

New Achievements


Sunshine Keepsakes - Purchase all the custom items for 2022*
Cats Teaching Dogs - Help School Cat complete her thesis

Retired Achievements

We have the following achievements from previous years, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present/didn't earn it during the initial year:
Dog Days Sale - Buy all the custom items and pool items from 2013
Dog Days Outlet - Buy all the custom items for 2014
Summer Supplies - Purchase all the custom items for 2015
Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016
Pool Party Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2017
Good Dog Goods - Purchase all the custom items for 2018
Dog Toy Takehomes - Purchase all the custom items for 2019
Doggie Dabbler - Purchase all the custom items for 2020
Pool Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2021

* The Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the achievement, and therefore it is not a required purchase.

Mount Packs

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 August 14th to 17th!

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

The Cursed Xolotl and Ethereal Xolotl 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!


Get Ready!

Post your celebration plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday August 26th at Noon PDT.

Check out the Release Notes here!
July 20th
Idle Champions: Midsummer 5 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's the day before Shieldmeet and the Open Lord of Waterdeep has gone missing. Nobody has seen Laeral Silverhand in days, and it is imperative that she be found before the meeting with the Masked Lords begins.

At the behest of the Blackstaff, the Champions are sent to discover what happened...

Midsummer 5 introduces Valentine, the Reborn Half-Elf Sorcerer from The Black Dice Society, and brings back Ellywick Tumblestrum, the Gnome Planeswalker and Greatest Bard in the Multiverse, and Beadle & Grimm, the purveyors of the Pandemonium Warehouse and owners of the Giant's Bane Tavern. Players have until Monday, August 1st at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

I. New Champion: Valentine

Dungeons & Dragons Valentine Key Art

    Valentine was once a social butterfly, nightlife connoisseur, and princess of a shady family business until her life ended in sudden tragedy. Through the mysterious will of Bluetspur, Valentine was given a second chance at life, though no miracle comes without consequence. Now she wanders the domains of dread with her companion Tatyana, in search of purpose and power.

Valentine is a Support and Gold Find Champion who takes hold of any incoming positional formation abilities, and uses her telepathic powers to broadcast and boost them, making those abilities more deadly! When you want to add her to your formation, you can swap her with Calliope in slot 5.

For more information on Valentine and all of her mental powers, check out her Champion Spotlight!

Year Five Variants

  • Tregrum's Day Out - Search for the absent Open Lord of Waterdeep with Tregrum, a perfectly normal black cat. Champions might be a bit distracted by this absolutely normal cat.
    • Complete Area 75.
  • Stunning Teamwork - Valentine joins the search for the missing Open Lord of Waterdeep, helping keep monsters stunned so the Champions can push forward!
    • Monsters take 99% less damage when they are not stunned, but stun effects last twice as long.
    • Complete Area 125.
  • Positional Play Valentine insists on being the center of attention while the search for the absent Open of Lord Waterdeep continues!
    • Non-positional formation abilities, other than Valentine's abilities, are disabled.
    • Complete Area 175.

See in-game for more information!

July 15th
Idle Champion Spotlight: Valentine 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's a constant struggle to keep control over your own life and destiny when traversing the Domains of Dread. But our next Champion is determined to be in charge no matter who, or what, stands in her way.

Valentine was altered and reanimated after her horrific murder, and while this second chance comes with a heavy price, she's determined to use the power it provides to her own benefit. She joins her companions in The Black Dice Society in the Idle Champions roster during Midsummer 5.

I. Valentine

Dungeons & Dragons Valentine Key Art
    Valentine was once a social butterfly, nightlife connoisseur, and princess of a shady family business until her life ended in sudden tragedy. Through the mysterious will of Bluetspur, Valentine was given a second chance at life, though no miracle comes without consequence. Now she wanders the domains of dread with her companion Tatyana, in search of purpose and power.


Valentine is a Support and Gold Find Champion who takes hold of any incoming positional formation abilities, and uses her telepathic powers to broadcast and boost them, making those abilities more deadly! When you want to add her to your formation, you can swap her with Calliope in slot 5.

II. Valentine's Stats

Race: Reborn Half-Elf Alignment: True Neutral
Class: Sorcerer Gender: Female Pronouns: She/Her
Age: 22
Affiliation: Black Dice Society

STR: 9 DEX: 13 CON: 14
INT: 12 WIS: 13 CHA: 17

Role: Support, Gold Find
Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Strahd (via Feat), Zariel (via Feat)
Slot: 5 (Calliope)


Dungeons & Dragons Valentine

III. Valentine's Design

Host, writer, producer, and TTRPG performer Saige Ryan has extensive experience creating content in a huge variety of spaces! We were excited to work with her and bring her Champion to life! Idle Champions fans will know her best as the creator of Valentine from The Black Dice Society, but she also plays characters in several shows on Pixel Circus, and can be found enjoying gaming and pop culture content on Smosh Games as well as her own Twitch channel.

The most deadly weapon Valentine has is her mind, and she uses her telepathic abilities to boost the deadliness of the formation. The more positional formation abilities that she is affected by, the more powerful she can make the rest of the formation! She can use Tregrum, the aberrant spirit in her brain, to harness that power and turn it into a damage boost for DPS Champions. As a Socialite she'll also share or boost those formation abilities with those damage dealers! And as she enjoys A Life of Leisure Valentine will also turn those abilities into an increase in gold find.

Valentine can focus on damage, gold, or her friendship with her fellow Black Dice Society member Tatyana. When All Hail the God Brain, Tregrum further boosts the damage of DPS Champions. If Tatyana is being My Loyal Bodyguard and making sure that Valentine is affected by her Faithful Friend ability, Valentine will return the favor and boost its effect! But if what matters most is gold find, the Family Business will increase that power substantially! When helping her friends isn't enough, Valentine will take damage into her own hands and summon the Arms of Hadar! She'll move to the closest enemy while inky black tentacles erupt out of her body, causing massive damage to all enemies in a huge area all while they are grappled and stunned!

IV. Valentine's Abilities

Basic Attack

  • Mind Sliver - Valentine attacks a random enemy with a mental magic attack for one hit, and enemies have a 50% chance that they are stunned for 2 seconds.

Formation Abilities

  • Tregrum - The aberrant spirit in Valentine's brain telepathically reaches out to the other Champions in the formation. For each positional formation ability affecting Valentine, she increases the damage of all Champions with the DPS role by +100%, stacking multiplicably.
  • Socialite - Valentine duplicates any positional formation abilities that are affecting her to Champions in the formation with the DPS role. If the receiving Champion already has the formation ability, the formation ability is instead boosted by +50%.
  • A Life of Leisure - Valentine increases the formation's gold find by +100% for each positional formation ability affecting her, stacking multiplicably.

Specializations

  • All Hail the God Brain - Tregrum's pre-stack damage increase is increased by +25%.
  • My Loyal Bodyguard - If Valentine is affected by Tatyana's Faithful Friend ability, its effect is increased by +200%.
  • Family Business - A Life of Leisure's total gold find is increased by +200%.

Ultimate Ability

  • Arms of Hadar - Valentine moves up near the closest enemy and inky black tentacles erupt from her eyes, mouth, and hands to attack nearby enemies. Enemies in the area take massive damage, and are grappled by tentacles for 4-8 seconds. While grappled, the enemies are stunned and take +1000% damage from all sources.

V. Valentine's Epic Equipment



Slot 1: Global DPS
Slot 2: Tregrum
Slot 3: Socialite
Slot 4: A Life of Leisure
Slot 5: Ultimate Attack Damage
Slot 6: Ultimate Attack Cooldown

Conclusion

Valentine might be cold and calculated, but we are very excited for her to join Idle Champions, and hope you give her a warm welcome into your formation! Let us know how much you're enjoying the growing Black Dice Society roster on the Idle Champions Subreddit, on the Steam forums, or on the Official Idle Champions Discord!

July 8th
BW2: Summer Carnival Event 2022 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Carnival Event 2022

The Carnival has returned to town! Get ready to play some games, help some Bushwhackian residents and win carnival tokens which you can exchange for cool prizes at the Carnival Event Vendor!

The Carnival Games

A staple of any summer carnival or fair, are those devilish carnival games. There are four different games which will unlock over the course of the event and they include "Balloon Popper," "Whack-A-Mole," "Baseball Throw," and "Duck Shoot." Don't worry, there's no skill involved with these games, you play them automatically when you interact with them.

- It costs 4 carnival tickets to play each game, and you can whack those tickets out of the bushes, or purchase them from Timmy in the Event area for Bush Bucks (30 Salvaged Tickets for 30 Bush Bucks)

- You receive Carnival Tokens based on how well you do. Now, we're not saying they're rigged in the Carnival's favour or anything, but you'll definitely want to ask your friends to help you rig these games to help you!

To get started, the Balloon Popper game is unlocked! As well, it seems William needs your help to satisfy his sweet-tooth!

A Teleporter to Somewhere...

The Pandaclaw was wandering around here somewhere....build the teleporter and complete all the quests and get your very own!

The Dunk Tank

The dunk tank returns! Can you dunk all 8 helpless Bushwhackian residents? NPCs you haven't dunked yet will have a yellow exclamation mark above their heads, to let you know you still need to send them plunging into the icy waters of the tank! It'll help them all cool off. Plus, the tank is always in need of cleaning, so try to keep up with Katherine's daily Dunk Tank Cleaning quests!

Clowning Around

Peat Bog, Pete the Carney's brother has some tasks for you to help him put on a show!

Testing Your Power

And how are your Power collection skills? Are you strong enough to win all the bonus prizes? There are 7 strength settings to beat, unlocking as the event goes on as Strong-Whacker Sabine continuously tries to increase the difficulty of her Strong-Whacker Strength Machine Game.

New for 2022

If you can complete the event, you'll earn the Carnival Flower Box!

A new Pandaclaw Skin!

Once you complete the teleporter quest line and capture a Pandaclaw, Taban the Teleporter Engineer will offer to transmogrify your Pandaclaw companions, changing their appearance, with science! There are now FIVE Pandaclaw skins to choose from, each yielding a type of pet DNA.

VIP Rewards!

Active VIP members can claim unique rewards based on their event progress! If you don't have an active membership, you have the entire event to consider becoming one! You can earn and claim these rewards until the end of the event.

And more!

And there's some minor fixes and improvements which you can check out on the Release Notes, which are linked at the bottom of the page!

Achievements

-- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
There are up to TWENTY THREE possible achievements that can be picked up during this Summer Carnival event, depending on your game history.

Returning Achievements

Step Right Up - Win a Prize Token gaming at the Carnival!
We have a Winner - Win 8 Prize Tokens at once at the Carnival.
Carnival Ace - Win 8 Prize Tokens at all 4 Carnival Games.
Gotta Try 'Em All! - Play all four games offered at the Carnival!
Big Time Bonus Buyer - Purchase 10 Bonus Prize Packs from the Carnival!
Sweet Tooth - Help William satisfy his Sweet Tooth. Or not.
Nostalgic Whacker - Repair the teleporter and fulfill your duty…
Dunk-a-Thon! - Dunk all eight unique Carnival Event dunk-ees!
Scuba Dunk - Dunk yourself while wearing a hefty diving helmet. (Helmet is found from fishing in the Windy Crest fishing hole.)
Daredevil Darer - Make Peat Bog risk his life for entertainment 5 extra times. Dunking Devs! - Dunk the four developer Carnival Event dunk-ees!

New Achievements

Amateur Amphitheater - Purchase all the 2022 Carnival Event items.*

Retired Achievements

We have 11 achievements from previous years, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Carnival Customization - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Carnival
Party at My Place - Buy all 6 house items from the 2012 Carnival!
Carnival Collector - Purchase all of the 2013 Carnival event items.
Carnival Connoisseur - Buy all the 2014 Carnival event items.
Carni-Value! - Purchase all the 2015 Carnival Event items.
Carnival Compulsion - Purchase all the 2016 Carnival Event items.
Cashed Carnival - Purchase all the 2017 Carnival Event items.
Prized Prizes - Purchase all the 2018 Carnival Event items.
Prize Proprietor - Purchase all the 2019 Carnival Event items.
Material Menagerie - Purchase all the 2020 Carnival Event items.
Hippodrome Haggler - Purchase all the 2021 Carnival Event items.


* The Mini Golf Piece is NOT included in the Amateur Amphitheater achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

Mount Packs

All new bear mounts are available this weekend, from June 8th to 11th!

The Tibetan Bear mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Undead Bear and Circus Bear are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts leave sparkle particles behind when you ride them!



Pet Packs

COMING SOON! Check out this year's carnival pets on the second weekend of the event!


Get Ready!

Post your celebration plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday July 22nd at Noon PDT!

Check out the Release Notes here!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

  • Where can I buy Last Year's items?
    There are two vendors. The one in the tent has this year's items. The other is the one with the party hat and will have all previous year items for Bush Bucks.

  • What contributes to my 100% progress?
    You need 200 plays of any combo of the games to get 100%. Just whack up tickets to play the games, and turn in quests to get tickets as well.

  • Why do I want to ask friends for help?
    It helps you rig the game and improve your chances of getting 8 tokens.

  • 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.

  • Where can I see progress on the Dunking Achievement?
    Click on the inventory icon and then click on the Achievements list (gold star). Look for the ones listed above in that list.

June 10th
BW2: Summer Sports Event 2022 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Sport Fun in the Sun

It's time to help the Bushwhackia Pee-Wee league coaches! They need supplies to help whip their various teams into shape and take home the AAA championship trophies! Whack them up in the bushes, starting with soccer balls and water bottles! Plus, the first coach needs some Jerseys!

Quests

Claire, the clerk from the Town Hall, needs your help to discover information about a local sports Legend! The stages of this quest will unlock throughout the event. If you completed this quest last year or the year before, different quests will replace the original ones, sending you out in the world to find more sporting memorabilia.

It's not just about supplies to keep the kids going: the parents and coaches have quests for you to embark on as well! Look for those interspersed with Claire's quest!

Plus there are Gnomes! Gnomes everywhere! Make a custom sports gnome for your ranch! You can make a Codename Entertainment logo jersey for your avatar to wear! And later on in the event, find some noisemakers to help cheer on those kiddies!

Also, one of the soccer parents needs help reclaiming a whack-ton of special soccer balls from all over Bushwhackia, and Gilmore the golfer has a quest asking you to play a round of mini golf on anyone's course!

Check back daily for all the fun!

New for 2022

If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Sports Flower Box!



Plus, there are new year 9 AAA trophies to collect! They become available after you've bought all the store items and helped the corresponding teams play a AAA game, and are available for Sports Tokens. The old trophies can be bought from the prior store for Bush Bucks.

Achievements

-- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT

There are a total of 21 possible achievements to earn in the Summer Sports 2022 event.

Returning Achievements

Well-Rounded Coach - Help coach all four sports teams
Semi-Pro Coach - Help a teamget into the AAA league
Championship Coach - Help a team with the AAA championship
Greedy Coach - Help all four times win the AAA championship
Onside Play - Help the coaches and parents with their tasks
The Hidden Legend - Unravel the history of the Common's Sports Legend!
Gaming Gnome - You made your own custom sports gnome!
Bushlympics - You learned about other weird Sports!
Mighty Mick - Help Bo become a Pro Boxer
Bad Betting Buster - Help Bookmaker Bailey stop the illegal sports better
Soccer Ball Savior - Reclaim all the hyper-bounce soccer balls
Course Cruiser - Submit a scorecard for a mini golf course

New Achievements

Locker Room Luggage - Purchase all the 2022 Summer Sports items!*

Retired Achievements

We also have 8 achievements from previous years which may be earnable by spending Bush Bucks if you missed getting them the first time around.

Equipped to Entertain - Purchase all the 2020 Summer Sports items!
Geared for the Game - Purchase all the 2019 Summer Sports items!
Team Merchandise - Purchase all the 2018 Summer Sports items!
Athletic Acquisitions - Purchase all the 2017 Sport Event items!
Memorabilia - Purchase all the 2016 Sport Event items!
Sporty Shopper - Purchase all the 2015 Sport Event items!
Sports Lover - Purchase all the 2014 Sport Event items!
Sports Fan - Purchase all the 2013 Sport Event items!

*The mini-golf piece is not required for the Locker Room Luggage achievement.

Mount Packs

All new struthio mounts are available this weekend, from June 10th to 13th!

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

The Radical Struthio and Punk Struthio are in packs containing 100 Bush Bucks, 10 Pristine Feed Vouchers, and a VIP Voucher! These two mounts leave sparkle particles behind when you ride them!



Pet Packs

COMING SOON! Check out this year's Summer Sports pets on the second weekend of the event!


Get Ready!

Post your summer sport plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday June 24th at Noon PDT!
August 26th, 2021
COTLI: Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage Y6 

Swim, Run, Bike. Our latest Crusader excels at all of these sports. It's time for Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 6!

Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 6 has arrived, bringing with it the Regent Sawtooth.

This year's event runs until Tuesday, September 7th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC -7), introducing Regent Sawtooth and bringing back Oona, Para Rugby Star, Veronica, the Android Archer, Bubba, the Swimming Orc, The Gold Hound, Milgrid the Mining Mage, Dr. Evil, PhD, and Euodia, the Fencer!

New Tier 6 Crusader: Regent Sawtooth

Tags: Event, Human, Animal, Male, Evil, Magical, Healer, Tank


Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water...it was actually.

Regent Sawtooth isn't always in the ocean. Sometimes he's on dry land training for the various triathlons he enters, or off running "errands." And now he's interested in joining your band of Crusaders, to see what other errands he can do out in the multiverse.

Don't worry though: since you're now family, he'll look after you, providing some healing when he's in the formation, and he's got the connections to make the active abilities like Click-o-Rama, Savage Strikes et al last longer. Those are some good connections.

But maybe you should still sleep with one eye open, just in case.

Regent Sawtooth is a Support and Healer Crusader. When you want to add him to your formation, you can find him in slot 31.

New Tier 6 Objectives

  • Recruit Regent Sawtooth | Regent Sawtooth takes up a slot in the formation. Veronica, the Android Archer and Bubba, the Swimming Orc take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Acquaintances of Regent Sawtooth randomly attack the formation, trying to just "have a chat.". Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 600.

  • Sniffing Out Sabotage |The Goldhound and Milgrid the Mining Mage take up spots in formation and can't be moved. Aside from the locked-in crusaders, only Evil tagged crusaders can be used. Powerful robots attack your formation, healing all monsters and firing lasers from range. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 650.

  • Doctor Doctor | Dr. Evil, PhD takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved.Aside from the locked-in crusader, only Evil tagged crusaders can be used. Horrible Experiment can't be disabled. A rival doctor occupies a slot in the formation and damages the Crusaders infected with Horrible Experiment by 15% of their health per second. The rival doctor also provides a 200% DPS buff, multiplicative per infected Crusader. Note: This will require having cleared the objective To Infinity and Beyond on Ghostbeard's Greed to complete. Reach area 675.

  • Bout with Evil | Euodia the Fencer takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved All area quests are now kill 50 monsters. Aside from the locked-in crusader, only Evil tagged Crusaders can be used. The formation has been changed. Quest requirements are tripled. Note: This will require having cleared the objective Bullet Hell on Ready Player Two to complete. Reach area 700.

  • Rugby Perils | Oona, Para Rugby Star takes up a spot in formation and can't be moved. Aside from the locked-in Crusader, only Evil tagged crusaders can be used. Only Oona does DPS. 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, September 7th at 12:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC -7) to complete Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 6!

For more info on previous Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage Crusaders and objectives check out the Dr. Evil's Summer Sabotage 5 blog post.

Equipment for event Crusaders can be found in Crusader Games 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.

August 13th, 2021
BW2: Dog Days of Summer 2021 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

The residents of the Commons want to close out summer with a blast! That big old event field sits there empty most of the time anyways. Help them build an awesome temporary pool to chill out beside. Once you've completed all three building quests, the residents will come in and there will be 3 turn-in stations where you can bring Towels, Sunscreen and Life Rings to get event tokens for buying this year's custom items!

Check out the Companion Racing Track once it becomes available, and you'll be able to bet on pet races! You can only win the prizes once per day though.

Later on in the event, you'll need to help an NPC train their unlikely companion to participate in the race!

Nate's New Puppies!
Plus, foster an adorable puppy for Nate. It seems he's accidentally ordered too many dogs (again!!) and needs your help to look after them temporarily. Choose one of the 3 to help him out! Once you equip your dog, Nate has some daily quests for you to do to keep the ball of energy that is your puppy occupied. Love the look of the dog? Permanently adopt it with a simple purchase! You can choose between the Dobermann Pup, Dalmatian Pup, and Husky Pup!



New for 2021!
If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Dog Days Mannequin Base, for your beach styles!



You can also look forward to a 7th upgrade to the trinket Wally has made for you! With some more glitter, he can improve it from Ostentatious to Ritzy, which is 5% more effective!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are 17 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2021 event:

Achievements Returning for 2021:
Pool Digger - Build the Pool for the Dog Days event.
Safety First! - Help at each pool-side station during the event.
Safety to the Max! - Help at each pool station 50 times - must first complete "Safety First!"
Doggy Daycare - Complete all the doggy dailies.
Man's Best Friend- Level your doggy pet up to level 10.
Training Day - Complete all the puppy training quests.
Dog Days Race Track - Successfully win 5 bets on the Companion Race Track.
Pro Racer Assesser - Buy all the racer assessment upgrades for the Companion Race Track.
The Plodding Blob - Help Shayla Sharker train her blobfish for the Companion Race Track.

Added/Changed for 2021:
Pool Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2021*

We have the following achievements from previous years, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present/didn't earn it during the initial year:
Dog Days Sale - Buy all the custom items and pool items from 2013
Dog Days Outlet - Buy all the custom items for 2014
Summer Supplies - Purchase all the custom items for 2015
Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016
Pool Party Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2017
Good Dog Goods - Purchase all the custom items for 2018
Dog Toy Takehomes - Purchase all the custom items for 2019
Doggie Dabbler - Purchase all the custom items for 2020

* The Dog Days Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the achievement, and therefore it is not a required purchase.

New 2021 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 August 14th to 17th!

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

The Bright Pterolycus and Umbral Pterolycus 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!



The event will run until Friday August 27th at Noon PDT.

July 21st, 2021
Idle Champions: Midsummer 4 
Posted in Idle Champions.

It's the day before Shieldmeet and the Open Lord of Waterdeep has gone missing. Nobody has seen Laeral Silverhand in days and it is imperative that she be found before the meeting with the Masked Lords begins.

At the behest of the Blackstaff, the Champions are sent to discover what happened...

Midsummer 4 introduces Ellywick Tumblestrum, Gnome Bard, legendary Planeswalker, and the Greatest Bard in the Multiverse, and brings back, Beadle & Grimm, the purveyors of the Pandemonium Warehouse and owners of the Giant's Bane Tavern, and the speedy hero of Baldur's Gate, Shandie Freefoot. Players have until Monday, August 2nd at 12PM PDT to complete their event unlocks and objectives.

For more information about Year 4 Events and how they work, please check out our Year 4 Events Dev Blog.

I. New Champion: Ellywick Tumblestrum

Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter Sergeant Knox

    Thanks to a lucky draw from the notorious Deck of Many Things, Ellywick Tumblestrum is now the Greatest Bard in the Multiverse! Her magnificent music has dazzled beings across many planes, including royalty from the Feywild. The Summer Queen and the Queen of Air and Darkness were so moved by her performance that they gifted the bard her exquisite instrument, the beautiful lute Morningmist. She tells tales of her amazing adventures at the Witchlight Carnival, aided by her frog companion Groak.


Ellywick is a Support, Gold Find, and Healing Champion who uses the Deck of Many Things to augment her abilities. When you want to add her to your formation you can swap her with Tyril (Slot 10).

II. Ellywick's Stats

Race: Gnome Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Class: Bard Gender: Female
Age: 125

STR: 12 DEX: 17 CON: 14
INT: 13 WIS: 12 CHA: 20

Role: Support, Gold Find, Healing
Eligible for Patrons: Vajra, Strahd, Zariel
Slot: 10 (Tyril)


III. Ellywick's Design

Ellywick Tumblestrum is not only a featured Planeswalker in the latest Magic: The Gathering release: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, she is also a character you may encounter in the upcoming D&D TRPG Adventure: The Wild Beyond The Witchlight. We are so excited to continue the fun that Magic started with Ellywick's debut, and get everyone up to speed on her before you run into her on your next D&D campaign!

When we started to design Ellywick, we had the benefit of learning her backstory from The Wild Beyond Witchlight, but also what her Planeswalker Card would bring to the table. It allowed us to take inspiration from both brands' representations of Ellywick to create our own!

Ellywick is a Support, Gold Find, and Healing Champion who you'll find in Slot 10 (Tyril). Ellywick Tumblestrum is a Gnome Bard, legendary Planeswalker, and the Greatest Bard in the Multiverse. She won that title of 'Greatest Bard in the Multiverse' from a lucky pull from the Deck of Many Things, and her interaction with that iconic Dungeons & Dragons magic item is integral to her Idle Champions design.

Her Specializations allow you to increase the power of one of her abilities and increase the chance of drawing more beneficial cards, while her Ultimate Call Of The Feywild takes direct inspiration from her Planeswalker card, bringing 6 fey creatures forth to heal her allies and harm her enemies.

For more information on Ellywick and her abilities, check out her Champion Spotlight!

Year Four Variants

  • Pixie Trickery - One slot is taken up in the formation by a Pixie riding an intellect devourer, who is along to watch Ellywick do her thing.Each time a boss arrives on screen, all Champions are stunned for 5 seconds. If Ellywick is in the formation, the stun does not take effect.
    Reach Area 75.

  • Fey Harmonies — Ellywick starts in your formation. She can be moved. Every area, two Satyrs arrive to harmonize. While any Satyrs are on screen, all enemies can only be damaged by bards. Only Champions with CHA 14 or higher can be used.
    Reach Area 125.

  • Draconic Dissonance — Every area five chromatic Dragon Wyrmlings spawn with the second wave. Each type of Dragon buffs the Dragons on screen in a unique way:
    • White - When a Dragon attacks, it heals 20% of its health.
    • Blue - Increase the normal attack cooldown of Champions by .5 seconds.
    • Black - When a non-boss Dragon dies, there's a 25% chance that it immediately respawns.
    • Red - Dragons move 100% faster.
    • Green - Dragons deal 100% additional damage.

  • If Ellywick is in the formation, one fewer Wyrmling spawns in each area.
    Reach Area 175.

See the in-game FAQ for more information!

July 16th, 2021
BW2: Summer Carnival Event 2021 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Summer Carnival Event 2021

The Carnival has returned to town! Get ready to play some games, help some Bushwhackian residents and win carnival tokens which you can exchange for cool prizes at the Carnival Event Vendor!

The Carnival Games

A staple of any summer carnival or fair, are those devilish carnival games. There are four different games which will unlock over the course of the event and they include "Balloon Popper," "Whack-A-Mole," "Baseball Throw," and "Duck Shoot." Don't worry, there's no skill involved with these games, you play them automatically when you interact with them.

- It costs 4 carnival tickets to play each game, and you can whack those tickets out of the bushes, or purchase them from Timmy in the Event area for Bush Bucks (30 Salvaged Tickets for 30 Bush Bucks)

- You receive Carnival Tokens based on how well you do. Now, we're not saying they're rigged in the Carnival's favour or anything, but you'll definitely want to ask your friends to help you rig these games to help you!

To get started, the Balloon Popper game is unlocked! As well, it seems William needs your help to satisfy his sweet-tooth!

A Teleporter to Somewhere...

The Pandaclaw was wandering around here somewhere....build the teleporter and complete all the quests and get your very own!

The Dunk Tank

The dunk tank returns! Can you dunk all 8 helpless Bushwhackian residents? NPCs you haven't dunked yet will have a yellow exclamation mark above their heads, to let you know you still need to send them plunging into the icy waters of the tank! It'll help them all cool off. Plus, the tank is always in need of cleaning, so try to keep up with Katherine's daily Dunk Tank Cleaning quests!

Clowning Around

Peat Bog, Pete the Carney's brother has some tasks for you to help him put on a show!

Testing Your Power

And how are your Power collection skills? Are you strong enough to win all the bonus prizes? There are 7 strength settings to beat, unlocking as the event goes on as Strong-Whacker Sabine continuously tries to increase the difficulty of her Strong-Whacker Strength Machine Game.

New for 2021

If you can complete the event, you'll earn the Carnival Mannequin Base!



A new Pandaclaw Skin!
Once you complete the teleporter quest line and capture a Pandaclaw, Taban the Teleporter Engineer will offer to transmogrify your Pandaclaw companions, changing their appearance, with science! There are now FOUR Pandaclaw skins to choose from, each yielding a type of pet DNA.

A new quest!
There's a prospective carny this year! Stick around till the last week of the event and see what they're up to, for a new quest line and daily quest!

And more!
And there's some minor fixes and improvements which you can check out on the Release Notes, which are linked at the bottom of the page!

Event Achievements- POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are up to TWENTY ONE possible achievements that can be picked up during the Summer Carnival 2021 event, depending on your game history.

Achievements Returning in 2021:
Step Right Up - Win a Prize Token gaming at the Carnival!
We have a Winner - Win 8 Prize Tokens at once at the Carnival.
Carnival Ace - Win 8 Prize Tokens at all 4 Carnival Games.
Gotta Try 'Em All! - Play all four games offered at the Carnival!
Big Time Bonus Buyer - Purchase 10 Bonus Prize Packs from the Carnival!
Sweet Tooth - Help William satisfy his Sweet Tooth. Or not.
Nostalgic Whacker - Repair the teleporter and fulfill your duty…
Dunk-a-Thon! - Dunk all eight unique Carnival Event dunk-ees!
Scuba Dunk - Dunk yourself while wearing a hefty diving helmet. (Helmet is found from fishing in the Windy Crest fishing hole.)
Daredevil Darer - Make Peat Bog risk his life for entertainment 5 extra times. Dunking Devs! - Dunk the four developer Carnival Event dunk-ees!

Added/Changed for 2021
Hippodrome Haggler - Purchase all the 2021 Carnival Event items.*


* The Duck Whacker Mini Golf Piece is NOT included in the Hippodrome Haggler achievement, and therefore it is not required to purchase it.

We have 10 achievements from previous years, which may be earnable by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present during the initial year:

Carnival Customization - Buy all 6 player items from the 2012 Carnival
Party at My Place - Buy all 6 house items from the 2012 Carnival!
Carnival Collector - Purchase all of the 2013 Carnival event items.
Carnival Connoisseur - Buy all the 2014 Carnival event items.
Carni-Value! - Purchase all the 2015 Carnival Event items.
Carnival Compulsion - Purchase all the 2016 Carnival Event items.
Cashed Carnival - Purchase all the 2017 Carnival Event items.
Prized Prizes - Purchase all the 2018 Carnival Event items.
Prize Proprietor - Purchase all the 2019 Carnival Event items.
Material Menagerie - Purchase all the 2020 Carnival Event items.


New 2021 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 July 17th to July 20th!

The Scarlet Macaw mount comes free with your first purchase of 100 Bush Bucks or more!

The Rainbow Macaw and Maroon Macaw 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

New 2021 Pet Packs (Coming Soon!)



Post your celebration plans on the forums!

The event will run until Friday July 30th at Noon PDT!

Check out the Release Notes here!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will the last quest unlock?
    All quests will be unlocked by the 10th day of the event.

  • Where can I buy Last Year's items?
    There are two vendors. The one in the tent has this year's items. The other is the one with the party hat and will have all previous year items for Bush Bucks.

  • What contributes to my 100% progress?
    You need 200 plays of any combo of the games to get 100%. Just whack up tickets to play the games, and turn in quests to get tickets as well.

  • Why do I want to ask friends for help?
    It helps you rig the game and improve your chances of getting 8 tokens.

  • 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.

  • Where can I see progress on the Dunking Achievement?
    Click on the inventory icon and then click on the Achievements list (gold star). Look for the ones listed above in that list.

August 14th, 2020
BW2: Dog Days of Summer 2020 Edition 
Posted in Bush Whacker 2.

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

The residents of the Commons want to close out summer with a blast! That big old event field sits there empty most of the time anyways. Help them build an awesome temporary pool to chill out beside. Once you've completed all three building quests, the residents will come in and there will be 3 turn-in stations where you can bring Towels, Sunscreen and Life Rings to get event tokens for buying this year's custom items!

Check out the Companion Racing Track once it becomes available, and you'll be able to bet on pet races! You can only win the prizes once per day though.

Later on in the event, you'll need to help an NPC train their unlikely companion to participate in the race!

Nate's New Puppies!
Plus, foster an adorable puppy for Nate. It seems he's accidentally ordered too many dogs (again!!) and needs your help to look after them temporarily. Choose one of the 3 to help him out! Once you equip your dog, Nate has some daily quests for you to do to keep the ball of energy that is your puppy occupied. Love the look of the dog? Permanently adopt it with a simple purchase!



New for 2019!
If you can complete the event with 100%, you'll earn the Dog Days Pet Piece! Collect all 2020 holiday pet pieces to craft a unique pet!



You can also look forward to a 6th upgrade to the trinket Wally has made for you! With some more glitter, he can improve it from Fripperous to Ostentatious, which is 5% more effective!

Event Achievements - POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!

There are 16 possible Achievements in the Dog Days of Summer 2020 event:

Achievements Returning for 2020:
Pool Digger - Build the Pool for the Dog Days event.
Safety First! - Help at each pool-side station during the event.
Safety to the Max! - Help at each pool station 50 times - must first complete "Safety First!"
Doggy Daycare - Complete all the doggy dailies.
Man's Best Friend- Level your doggy pet up to level 10.
Training Day - Complete all the puppy training quests.
Dog Days Race Track - Successfully win 5 bets on the Companion Race Track.
Pro Racer Assesser - Buy all the racer assessment upgrades for the Companion Race Track.
The Plodding Blob - Help Shayla Sharker train her blobfish for the Companion Race Track.

Added/Changed for 2020:
Doggie Dabbler - Purchase all the custom items for 2020.*

We have the following achievements from previous years, which may be earned by spending some Bush Bucks, if a player was not present/didn't earn it during the initial year:
Dog Days Sale - Buy all the custom items and pool items from 2013.
Dog Days Outlet - Buy all the custom items for 2014.
Summer Supplies - Purchase all the custom items for 2015.
Summer Souvenirs - Purchase all the custom items for 2016.
Pool Party Procurer - Purchase all the custom items for 2017.
Good Dog Goods - Purchase all the custom items for 2018.
Dog Toy Takehomes - Purchase all the custom items for 2019.

* The Dog Days Mini Golf piece is NOT included in the achievement, and therefore it is not a required purchase.

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 August 14th to 17th!

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

The Feith Freybug and Ammil Freybug 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!



The event will run until Friday August 28th at Noon PDT.

Talk about your puppy on the forums!