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February 17, 2020

February Event Schedule Update

Battle Concert, Hero's Heart Day, and Carnival Events Coming Soon

We've got SO MUCH planned for this month (the shortest month of the year), that in order to fit everything in, we've adjusted our release schedule.* 

  • Tomorrow: the Breaking Benjamin battle concert + rare gear shop arrive!
  • This Friday: the Concert Treasure Chest reward boss arrives with even MORE concert-themed gear. 
  • Next Friday: our all-new Hero's Heart Day event releases + the seasonal Carnival event returns

February 1 Obsidian Samurai seasonal set

February 2 Superbowl Sunday: Punt map and team sets

February 7 Into the Deep Challenge Boss + Duality Battlemage Upgrade Bonus

February 14 Seasonal Hero's Heart Day events return

February 18 Breaking Benjamin Battle Concert + rares shop

February 21 Battle Concert Treasure Chest boss + Wheel of Doom merge shop update

February 28 Hero's Heart Day / Carnival Double Event

* That is the good news. The less good news: the team has been battling to overcome a significant list of real-life, non-work related challenges which have stacked, causing delays in the development schedule. But we never admit defeat in the face of challenges. We will... BATTLE ON!

Tags: Alina,
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February 14, 2020

Hero's Heart Day is BACK

Log in to love, honor, and to SLAY!

Hero's Heart Day is a holiday full of emotion -- most heroes either LOVE the hearts, the pink decorations, and the cheerful cheesy romance... or they love to DESTROY them!  This weekend, log in and battle through all of our returning Hero's Heart Day events, then return next Friday for an all-new adventure.

  • /join love to battle through all our returning seasonal holiday events
  • Talk to Beleen to begin her quests for priceless gemstone cape and pet gifts
  • Find Kotaro in /Akiba to check out his Crystallis merge shop
  • Hunt through /love, /chateau, and /wubblevania to see the winners of our Valentine's NPC contest

New + Returning Holiday Event Gear

Getting the sweet new Valentine’s Day gear will be as easy as falling in love! Find all-new and returning Valentine's themed gear (including the color-custom Enchanted Roses & Thorns and the Lover's Rogue) in the Featured Gear Shop in your game menu. 

Return over the next two weeks for even more holiday gear as we release parts 1 and 2 of our Hero's Heart Day 2020 holiday event: the Carnival of Love!

Hero's Heart Day 2020 Carnival of Love, Pt 1 Update

The release date for our all-new Hero's Heart Day 2020 event has been moved to next Friday at http://AQ.com to allow the team more time to complete the Breaking Benjamin battle concert event (launching this Tuesday, February 18th).

Tags: Alina,
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February 14, 2020

Valetine's Day Contest Winners

"Hero’s Heart Day NPC" contest winners are HERE!

Last week, we announced that we were freshening up some of the existing event areas and stories with new characters* and wanted to include members of our player community as new cast members. We had so many AMAZING entries that we expanded the list of winners... and now they are all in-game! Head to /love, /chateau, and /wubblevania to see the winning heroes.

Grand Prize Winners: added as NPC characters

In /wubblevania: Kleio

In /love: Necrolyn, Nue, and Yumiko

In /chateau: Fogo, Rruurruu77, Reiner, Azurih, and Purenix

Winners Circle: 500 AdventureCoins

Co Neil
Lucifer
Nym
GalaxySouls
Johny Tharley
Cryshie
Singhawat
Taiga Yume
oohalibeloo
Aria
Sunkeiss
yeollie
Girl_Cutez
Firefox67
Ego
DanielStosve
789jay
Eurus
Zeno
wizarddjogja
Sir Syndicate
Hexobin
Junde
Hexer
Babylonia
Malakaiser
Kikolok626
akizukimeiko
Stars
Furi
Bezy
Iza
Effie
Dhidan
Tacoclawz
Crewcyl
Rizki911
The god queen
VPN
gilium
kraizen
ultra t4
jijin
miko toreno
h a v e n
hezeo
petals
okami izanagi
lady raylaiNulgath 049

Let us know if you are a fan of this kind of contest/update, and we may update additional holiday events with player NPCs!

Tags: Alina,
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February 07, 2020

Want to be an NPC in our Valentines release?

Enter our “Hero’s Heart Day NPC” contest for a chance to appear in the AQWorlds Valentines release

Our seasonal Hero’s Heart Day event is coming up, and we are freshening up some of the existing event areas and stories with new characters* Thought you would like the chance to be one of the NPCs (non-player characters) that join the cast! 

All you need to do for a chance to win is: 

  • Equip your best Hero’s Heart Day gear
  • Take a screenshot of your character page
  • Send your entry to @Alina_ae on Twitter by Monday, February 10th at 12 PM EST

Include a link to your character page and the hashtag#AQWNPC2020

Suggested armor set themes:

  • Best pink/hero’s heart day set (3x winner)
  • Best pink or red “warrior of love” set (1-2x winners)
  • Best pink / red / healer set (1-2x winners)

Winners will be chosen on Monday, February 10th and announced next Friday, February 14th (on Hero’s Heart Day). 

Let us know if you are a fan of this kind of contest/update, and we may update additional holiday events with player NPCs!

Tags: Alina,
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February 07, 2020

Will you choose the Light... or Darkness?

Our newest upgrade bonus set is now available!

Light and Darkness are eternally linked, and your choice reflects the hero you are inside. Which will YOU ally with? Unlock all 34 Light and Dark items in the Duality BattleMage upgrade bonus set when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more.

Pack Details

Choose the color-customizable Light & Dark Battlemage pack to unlock all 34 pieces of the set, including: 

  • 2 Brightscythe Battlemage armors
  • 2 Shadowscythe Battlemage armors
  • 8 helms
  • 2 Summoner capes
  • 16 weapons
  • 2 floating sword pets
  • 2 floating sword battle pets (member-only)
  • Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • and a character page badge

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the Light & Dark Battlemage gear
  • 7 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • 10 Wheel of Doom Tickets (worth 2,000 ACs!)
  • and a character page badge

Boosts and Doom Tickets will be added directly to your inventory.

2k and 5k AC or 1, 3, or 6 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the Light & Dark Battlemage gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge

How to unlock your set

  1. Head to your account manager
  2. Click on the Bonus Packages tab
  3. Chose the Light & Dark Battlemage bonus set  
  4. Log in to your game account 
  5. Open your Book of Lore and head to the Other Achievements tab
  6. Scroll until you find your new badge, open the shop, and grab your gear!

Upgrade to unlock your choice of exclusive bonuses

When you buy any AC or membership pack worth $10 USD or more, you'll be able to choose from any of our permanent upgrade bonus sets. 

If you're a fan of our other Shadowscythe or golden-themed upgrade bonus sets, don't miss the DoomDragon's Master and Infinity Titan sets.

Check out the full list of available upgrade bonus sets below, or log into your account manager for more details and images.

  • BattleMages of Light and Darkness
  • BloodVoid Knight of Nulgath sets
  • GlacialFrost Royalty
  • Apocalyptic Werepyre armor sets
  • ShadowFlame DragonMage and Enchanged DragonMage
  • Galactic and Solar Pirate Commanders
  • Yami no Akuma / Hikari no Akuma and floating Guardians
  • Infernal Invoker / Enchanted Invoker / Legion Pyromancer
  • DoomDragon's Master mount/rider armors
  • Infinity Titan Class / Throne / House
  • Galactic Captain / Galactic Battle Pilot
  • Paragon Fiend / Legion Paragon Fiend Rider
  • Akiban Defender
  • Copper Void ChronoKnight
  • Golden Northlands Royalty
Tags: Alina,
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February 07, 2020

Slay Before you PARTAY

Help Beleen Clean up before the Hero's Heart Day / Carnivale Combo Event

It’s not often that Hero’s Heart Day and Carnivale line up like this. This town, Fezzini, is known for their wild maquerade parties (and their canals, so romatic!) and this should be one of the BEST! But there seems to be a monster problem. We should take care of this before more people arrive; they could get hurt... I hope you don’t mind getting your feet wet.

This weekend, /join canalshore and help Beleen drive out the sea monsters before the Hero's Heart Day / Carnival Combo event begins later this month!

  • Battle water monsters and The Astice
  • Unlock the pieces of the Leviathan Warrior armor set

Plus, battle the Aciel Birthday Drop Frozen Pyromancer in the Underworld for a chance to get AQW guest artist Aciel's Hollowborn Calamity Staff! (A birthday gift made especially for you!)

Tags: Alina,
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