Design Notes

April 09, 2021

Get 40% more FREE ACs

Get 40% More AdventureCoins with any AC or membership pack

2021 is underway, and the AQWorlds dev team is pushing hard to create all-new releases based on your feedback. Our 2020 Holiday AC bonus is still available, but not for much longer. Get 40% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any AdventureCoin or Membership package until April 23rd! 

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the holidays). Bonus amounts and dates may change from year to year, so keep an eye on the Design Notes and social media for more news of future bonuses.

Get 56,000 ACs with our largest AC pack!

For a limited time, get 56,000 ACs (that's 16,000 BONUS ACs) when you buy the 40,000 ACs for $99.95. You'll also be able to unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the new Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). 

Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness?!

The Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (or MIoDA for short) is a miscellaneous item you will get by purchasing the 40k AdventureCoin pakage. Like the other IoDA items, it allows you to choose any item in the game when you redeem it through your Account Manager.

How to Claim your MIoDA Prize

Make sure you have a confirmed email address attached to your game account, and then follow these steps:

  1. Decide on the item you want
  2. Log into your Account Manager
  3. Click on the "Awesome Prizes" link on the sidebar
  4. You'll see a list of the IoDA tokens you have available
  5. Choose from a list of ALL the eligible item rewards  
  6. You'll be taken to a verification page to confirm your choice
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April 09, 2021

Spring Armor Sets are Here

Available from your Featured Gear Shop until April 30th!

We've got a basketful of new Grenwog gear to get you hoppin'! Check out the color-customizable Eggstreme Hunter-Berserker set in the Grenwog Shop. And find the Royal GrenwogSlayer armor set in your Featured Gear shop in the game menu.

The sets will all be available in-game until April 30th!

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April 09, 2021

Triple Update Weekend

Grenwog and Earth Day Return + Adam1a1's Birthday

Every year, heroes hunt around Battleon for eggs and prizes, and battle the deadly, egg-sucking Grenwog as we celebrate the return of Spring! This weekend talk to Cabdury (the friendliest, most inedible bunny in town) to begin this year's Egg Hunt quests in Battleon.

The legendary Grenwog is one of the fiercest beasts on Lore. Each spring, it awakens with one thing on its mind -- FOOD. And its favorite snack is, of course, eggs! (And the heroes who try to steal them. So beware!) 

  • /join grenwog to battle the sweetest, deadliest Grenwog boss yet!
  • /join grenstory to begin the Jurassic Grenwog adventure

Springtastic Rewards

Grenwog gear, collect it all! (Or as much as you can carry) New this year: the Classy Bunny armor set drops from the Grenwog boss. The Eggceptional Bunny armor set drops from the Rabid Lupus!

  • Cyberpunk Grenwog pet
  • Evolved Berserker Bunny set
  • Berserker Bunny armor, helm, and longsword
  • Daisy on your back cape
  • Mayflower and Marshmallow Cheep pets
  • Fire Egg Staff, Carrotine Cutter, ChickenCow Club
  • And much more!

BattleOn Town Egg Hunt

Collect the eggs hidden around BattleOn and the rest of the town to unlock the Backpack of Eggs and the Vorpal Bunny pet! (Note: Any Vorpal Bunny will be able to access the quests to get this year's regular Berserker Bunny items. Enjoy!) 

Once you've collected all those, why not try Cabdury's Treat Hunt to unlock the Evolved Berserker Bunny set? The merge items will drop from the bosses in Greenguard Forest.  With an Armor, a Helm, a Spear, and a Long-sword, you'll have a bun-tiful amount of items to choose from! The Evolved Berserker Bunny Armor also requires the drop from the final Vorpal Bunny quest.

Cross-Lore Egg Hunt

After whetting your detection skills in BattleOn, TRUE eggsplorers can talk to Cabdury and decipher his clues to find the pink, green, blue, purple, or multicolored eggs hidden around the rest of Lore to unlock even more rewards: the Steampunk Eggsplorer set!

  • Pink Eggs: Cape
  • Green Eggs: Helm
  • Blue Eggs: Weapon
  • Purple Eggs: Armor
  • Multicolored Eggs: Magical Shifting Grenwog Egg House

And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Celebrate Earth Day this Weekend!

Be a hero, join the clean-up crew to save the world from the evils of pollution! Captain Lore is back and he needs your help again! /Join pollution to help Captain Lore battle General Pollution, the foulest villain around, free his eco-friendly energy platform from the chaotic clutches of General Pollution! Reduce, reuse, and recycle as many elementals as you can to unlock Captain Lore's shop and gain access to the greenest gear in the game! 

Need help battling through the Earth Day seasonal event? Check out the event guide in the Lorepedia

Happy Birthday Adam1a1!

This weekend, /join battleunderb and explore until you encounter an all-new NPC... Adam1a1! In the real world, Adam1a1 works on the graphic design team, focusing on AdventureQuest 3D and the original Battleon, but also enjoys creating new AQWorlds character page badges when he has time. This weekend, to celebrate his birthday, he's crafted a host of new gear for you!


Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Don't miss out on your favorite limited time events, stories, and gear! 

April 23rd: 40% AdventureCoin Bonus drops

April 30th:

  • April Seasonal set: BioWar Cultist
  • April Fools holiday events leave
  • Grenwog holiday event + rewards
  • Earth Day seasonal event + rewards
  • April Daily Gifts leave

Daily Gift Schedule

Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase. Bookmark the Daily Gift page to keep up to date with all of daily gifts! And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Flash is Dead. AQWorlds lives on with the Artix Games Launcher!

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, stopped supporting Flash. But never fear! We built the Artix Games Launcher so you can continue playing AdventureQuest Worlds and your other favorite Artix Entertainment games.

Download the Launcher at artix.com/launcher, then log in and get back to battling right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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April 02, 2021

Happy Day After April Fools!

April Fools? Nah it's APRIL, COOL!*

Happy Day-After-April-Fool's! Log in this weekend to find more reward derps (err... DROPS) from the Sketchy Frogzard and Derpicorn in BattleFools, and talk to the Court Jester for the Fool's Gold Shop!


This gear is 100% literally solid gold, and comes with color-customizable details. It'll set you back over 20 million gold to create the entire set. 

  • Hero of Gold armor: 10 million gold
  • Helm of Gold: 1 million gold
  • Golden Hero's Cape: 1 million gold
  • Sword of Gold: 5 million gold
  • Blade of Gold Coins: 3 million gold

The Court Jester is kind, so you can merge the items into 0 AC gear for free storage using the Gold Voucher (also in the shop).

* h/t to AQW hero Mick for the tag-line. It made me laugh out loud in real life. 

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April 02, 2021

Guild Leaders: Get one free name change

NOT An April Fools Joke!

A few months back, Captain Rhubarb began working with the team, testers, and players on Twitter to get feedback on improving the account manager and guild system in-game. Our quest to keep leveling up the game and respond to your suggestions and ideas continues this week... with a FREE GIFT for all Guild Leaders!

Starting tonight, we are giving a free Guild Rename Coupon to all 50,000+ active Guild Leaders.

So if you've been sitting on a typo in your Guild Name and haven't been able to fix it, or just feel like it's time for a change... this is the gift you've been looking for!

How to use the Coupon

Guild Leaders, once you see your Guild Rename Coupon in your inventory...

  1. Log into your account manager
  2. Click on the Guilds tab on the left hand menu
  3. Click the Rename Guild button. The Guild Rename cost will be free.

Important Notes

  • Guild Leaders will get one free Rename Coupon. Future name changes will cost 1,000 ACs like normal.
  • Player Support cannot change or reverse your guild name, fix typos, or take a guild name from one guild and add it onto another.
  • You MUST use the account site to use the Guild Rename Coupon. It will not work in-game.
  • The changed guild name may not show up in game until all the members of the guild re-login to the game.

More Guild and Player Names Now Available

That's right! Captain Rhubarb just did another clean-up and freed a ton of names which were not purged in our normal "clean-up"

  • 20,000 inactive guild names freed up
  • 640,000 inactive player names freed up

What's Next?

Captain Rhubarb has a long list of player feedback and ideas for improving the game, guild system, account manger, and other areas of the site. Keep an eye on the Design Notes for what we improve next!

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April 02, 2021

Vanguard of Nulgath Upgrade Bonus Set

Upgrade to unlock the exclusive armor sets

Marching proudly at the forefront of Nulgath's Nation, the warriors in his Vanguard are the first to terrify his opponents and recruit new soldiers to his army. Get the Vanguard of Nulgath upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock two full armor sets (including one color-customizable set) and a character page badge.

After you purchase an account upgrade, select a bonus set of your choice from a list of options in your Account Manager

Pack Details

 Choose the Vanguard of Nulgath Bonus Set to unlock the full armor set. 

  • Vanguard of Nulgath armor
  • 2 Helms
  • 1 Cape
  • 4 weapons
  • color-customizable Enchanted Vanguard of Nulgath versions of the above gear
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the Vanguard of Nulgath Bonus bonus on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Other Achievements tab in your Book of Lore. 

40000 AC package rewards:

  • ALL the Vanguard of Nulgath gear
  • Mythic Item of Donated Awesomeness (redeem for almost any rare item in the game!)
  • 15 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.

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the Vanguard of Nulgath 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 Vanguard of Nulgath gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge

Don't miss our other upgrade bonus sets

Maybe you prefer a more... Upgrade Bonus Set theme. We've got you covered. Check out the Alternate Upgrade Bonus Set bonus set! You'll find it now in your Account Manager.

ContractKeeper of Nulgath

Once you sign Nulgath the ArchFiend's contract, you become a part of his Nation. FOREVER. The ContractKeepers are the warriors who enforce that rule. Get the ContractKeeper of Nulgath upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock the full set and character page badge.

Pack Details

 Choose the ContractKeeper of Nulgath pack to unlock the full armor set. 

  • ContractKeeper of Nulgath armor
  • ContractReaper of Nulgath armor
  • Blood Leech of Nulgath helm
  • ContractKeeper Hood of Nulgath
  • Nulgatharian Knight Hair
  • Zealot Hood of Nulgath
  • ContractKeeper Cape
  • Contract Wings of Nulgath
  • Butcher BackBlades of Nulgath
  • Nulgatharian Knight
  • Unidentified 13 of Nulgath Staff
  • Contract Butchers of Nulgath daggers
  • Excalibur of Nulgath blade
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the ContractKeeper of Nulgath bonus on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Other Achievements tab in your Book of Lore. 

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