Design Notes

August 04, 2020

The BugHunters are recruiting

Introducing... the BugHunter ArchKnights!

Artix Entertainment is looking for a few epic heroes to help our Bugs team… as ArchKnights!* We are looking for experienced players of AdventureQuest Worlds who are interested in working more closely with our QA team to report issues inside the game.

Here are a few things you should know before you apply:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to apply and participate, no exceptions.**
  • You must provide a valid email address when signing up so we can contact you.

If you like smashing bugs, love AdvetureQuest Worlds, and think you'd make a good BugHunter ArchKnight... read on!***

How to Apply

Fill out the application here: BugHunter AK application

All applications will be read and considered. If you are selected for consideration, we will email you.

BugHunters vs ArchKnights?

Bug reports are a part of building videogames, and we get them throughout the week!  But with a crew of dedicated and knowledgeable Bug Hunters... and now our BugHunter ArchKnights, lead by Cemaros, we can smash’em all.

AdventureQuest Worlds BugHunters are what we call our QA testers. They are amazing... and more, they all started as members of our player community! They joined our corps of contributors as official team testers with the goal of making the game and community better for everyone.

BugHunter ArchKnights are players who'll work closely with our BugHunters to test bugs on our live game servers. The BugHunter AK group will help us get to know you and see your 'hunting skills in action. Talented BugHunter AKs may be invited to become members of the official BugHunter team. 

Important qualities for Bug Hunters and AKs:

  • Able to think outside the box
  • Able to follow written directions precisely
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Experienced and knowledgeable
  • Be at least partly insane already.  If you've seen Cemaros's twitter, you already know about this part.

*If you have been a member of our video game community for a while, you might remember the original Forum ArchKnights. These were incredibly helpful forum members who helped our Forum Team Moderators with certain moderation tasks. And like Moderator Pokemon, many eventually evolved into full Moderators and joined the AE community contributor team. 

** If you are not 18 years old yet, we regret that you cannot apply to become an ArchKnight. If you are not yet 18 but have the ability to control time… please use your superpowers for good to save the world, and THEN return to this application after aging yourself several years.

*** BugHunter Knights are not employees, contractors, or official team members of Artix Entertainment but may receive membership, secondary currency, or other in-game perks as a “thank you” for participating.

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August 01, 2020

Members: Get your free Treasure Chest keys

Monthly Membership Perk Now Available

Happy August 1st! Members, log in and talk to Twilly to claim your two FREE treasure chest keys! Collect treasure chests as you battle through Lore, then use the keys to open them for new free items. 

New Gear in Twilly's Treasure Chest!

We just released all-new gear in Twilly's Treasure Chests to help you get your chill out after battle! Turn in Treasure Chests and Treasure Chest Keys to Twilly in Battleon for a chance to get the Royal Summer armors and helms.

  • Royal Summer Dream
  • Royal Summer Memory
  • Royal Summer Hat and Locks
  • Royal Summer Hat and Hair
  • Royal SunHat Locks and Shades
  • Royal SunHat Hair and Shades
  • Royal Summer Visor and Locks
  • Royal Summer Visor and Hair
  • Royal Summer Morph and Locks
  • Royal Summer Morph and Hair
  • Royal Summer Parasol Cape
  • Royal Summer Dufflebag Cape
  • Royal Summer Parasol Polearm

Plus, battle the BananaSplit in /summerbreak for a chance to get 6 seasonal accessories and 7 seasonal helms! 

Want to get in on this?

Upgrade your AdventureQuest Worlds character with any membership package to unlock two free Treasure Chest Keys for each month the membership is active.

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August 01, 2020

Unlock the Urban Street Gear

Available every year from August 1st - 31st

Your toughest opponents don't always wait until you step onto the battlefield, so when they bring the fight right to your front door, you need to be ready to step out into the street and take them down! The Urban Assassin Gear is our August Seasonal Pack. Unlock the full set and character page badge when you buy the full pack, or talk to Garek in Battleon to get individual set pieces.

August Set: Urban Assassin, Yin-Yang + Yokai Street Gear

Starting Thursday, July 1st at 12:01 AM EST (that's server time), unlock the Urban Assassin armor set and the color customizable Yin-Yang and Yokai Street Wear sets.

There are two ways to get the gear:

1) Total package: Buy the entire set directly through the website for $9.99 USD 

2) Individually: Buy each of the individual pieces from Garek the Traveling Gear Merchant in Battleon.

The total cost to buy all of the gear individually is 5,050 ACs, so getting all the gear from the pack is a pretty sweet deal. 

The set includes:

  • Urban Assassin armor
  • Yin Yang Street Gear (color customizable)
  • Yokai Street Gear (color customizable)
  • 14 helms
  • 3 capes
  • 5 weapons
  • an exclusive character page badge

Seasonal Set Details

Each month, we'll feature a new set, available only during that month every year. 

Seasonal Sets
January: ArchFiend OverLord
February: Obsidian Samurai
March: Legion Warseeker
April: Bio-War Cultist
May: Lord of the J-Sixth + Lightning Lich Lord
June: ShadowZard Mount + Rider
July: Flameborn + Underworld Summoner
August: Urban Assassins
September: Celestial Naval Commander
October: ChronoStriker
November: Harvest Hunters
December: Northern Wanderer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the same as an upgrade bonus? 

Upgrade bonus gear is an extra reward for buying AdventureCoin or Membership packages; new bonus gear comes out roughly every month. Seasonal set packs are bought separately. Just like the Flame Dragon Warrior pack, you can buy the entire set directly, for one price, on our site. You can ALSO buy the individual pieces in-game.

This set will return EVERY August, so if you can't get it now, you'll have another chance in 2020, or 2021, or 2022, etc.

If this isn't a new upgrade bonus, what IS the next bonus?

You can see all the available upgrade bonuses on our upgrade site. The next bonus set will be available soon, so keep an eye on the Design Notes! 

What if I just want ONE of the items?

You're in luck! Talk to Garek in Battleon. He'll be selling the individual pieces of the set through August 31st.

Where do I get my gear if I buy the full set through the website?

You'll find it in your Book of Lore.

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July 31, 2020

DoomWood Saga: the Heir of Destiny

DoomWood Saga III: Legacy of Darkness, Part 3

This weekend, your skill and strength are needed to train a new hero... one fated to wield the Blinding Light of Destiny! Log in now at as we continue Artix's Doomwood III: Legacy of Darkness Saga.

DoomWood Saga III Rewards

Battle monsters in this weekend's update in /stonewooddeep to collect the pieces of the Cryptborg armor set. Then collect the merge resources to enhance it into the 0 AC Charged Cryptborg gear!

New Gear in the Wheel of Doom

The Wheel of Doom spins round and round... and this week, as we battle through a future of Darkness, we've added the Paladin-inspired Nebula Knight set in the Wheel of Doom merge shop! 

Back to School AdventureCoin Bonus

Worried you weren't going to make the July 31st cutoff for our Summer AdventureCoin bonus? Never fear, we're rolling it right into our Back to School bonus. Get 25% more AdventureCoins when you top up your ACs until September 14th.

August 2020 Release Calendar

Darkness. Death. Chaos. And... DOOMWOOD! This month, log in for the finale of Artix's Doomwood III Saga: Legacy of Darkness! Plus, we celebrate Indonesian Independence Day, journey to the heart of the Land of Dreams and Nightmares, and begin our next six-part main storyline: Shadows of Chaos!

August 1 AC bonus continues + Urban Street Gear Seasonal Set

August 7 Rangda Boss Battle + Knight of Darkness Upgrade pack

August 14 Doomwood III: Legacy of Darkness finale

August 21 Nightmare Realm Hub town

August 28 Shadows of Chaos 1: Chaos vs ShadowFlame

Reens' Birthday Boost + This Week's Daily Gifts

Reens -- AdventureQuest Worlds' lead developer -- is leveling up in real life! To celebrate, we're releasing a Double Gold, XP, Class Points, and Rep Boost on all servers this weekend! Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase.

Coming this week:

  • Monday: 48 hour Double Gold Boost
  • Tuesday: rare 0 AC Weapon
  • Wednesday: 48 hour Double XP Boost
  • Thursday: Rare 0 AC armor
  • Friday: 72 hour Double Class Points Boost
  • Saturday: 0 AC seasonal surfboards
  • Sunday: House item + cape celebrating Singapore's Independence Day

Get the Artix Games Launcher

Are you battling through AQWorlds on our game launcher yet? If not... now's the best time to download the launcher and enjoy most popular games, no Flash Player or web browser needed. Get the Artix Games Launcher at

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July 27, 2020

AQWorlds Patch Notes

Check the list of bug fixes to see what the team has addressed

Reens, Cemaros and the AQW Bug Hunter team are busy squashing the bugs you submit each week to the Bug Tracker at

Please do not send non-release bugs on Twitter.  They will get lost.  Make sure you send bug report forms!

Check back weekly to see if the bug you reported has been addressed.  Please remember that not all bugs are "easy fixes" so some reported and confirmed bugs from each week may not be on the fixed list as they will require more time or a different person to fix them.

If you would like to know how the reports go from you to fixed, check this page:

Bug Fixes:

  • Dual Shortened Fiend Maces are now actually dualed.
  • Mogloween Seasonal Shop will now be seasonal.
  • Concert Hoodie Outfit (male) updated so chin is no longer on chest.
  • Falconreach Tower map now has quest buttons on each screen a quest needs to be turned in. Change made to accomodate the higher respawn rates.

Art Fixes:

  • Rotting Naval Commander had some fixes to stop it from showing colours from other NCs under certain  conditions.
  • Zealous Seraphim Cape no longer clips after moving.
  • Cursed Guitar of Skull Punch Island  now uses the correct font.
  • Void Warlock will no longer think it is Hex of Nulgath (Rare).


July 24, 2020

New Rare Set: Doom DragonSlayer

Available from your Featured Gear Shop until August 31!

Crafted specially for you as we battle the Deadtech army. The pieces of this deadly, draconic set will be available for AdventureCoins* until August 31st. Then it goes rare... FOREVER. 

The Doom DragonSlayer set contains:

  • Doom DragonSlayer armor
  • 4 Doom DragonSlayer helmets
  • Digital Dragon Guard cape
  • Digital Dragon and Cloak cape
  • Doom DragonSlayer's Wrap, Wings, and Winged Wrap capes
  • Cybernetic DragonBlade
  • Cybernetic Dragon Spear

*As well as a few capes available for gold.

Get 25% more ACs with any Membership or AC Pack

Get 25% more AdventureCoins from any AC or membership pack you buy during our Summer AdventureCoins bonus! This is a great time to top up as we continue our Summer release lineup with the Legacy of Darkness storyline.

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