Design Notes

July 23, 2021

Summer 2021 Collection

Unlock 90+ holiday items in our NAME Collection

Our very own time-traveling sales moglin, Quibble Coinbiter, is BACK in Battleon with a shop full of super-hot gear from the past, present, and future. And for all you real-life rare hunters and holiday-loving heroes, our Summer 2021 Featured Collection chest is here! Unlock over 90 rare and seasonal summer items when you get the chest for 10,000 AdventureCoins (over 25,000 ACs worth of gear) or buy individual items from the shop in your game menu.

  • Get the full collection for 10,000 ACs (that's 25,000 ACs worth of gear) or
  • Check the Beachin' Rares shop in your game menu to buy individual items from the collection

The Collection Chest unlocks over 90 items, including the 2021 rare:

  • Exclusive OtaCool Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • Marvel-ous Wetsuit set
  • Sweet Summer Suit
  • Midnight Beach Party Outfit
  • Elegant, Chic, Sandy, and BattleReady AX Swimwear armors
  • Otacool Beach Outfit (color-customizable)
  • Blazing Hot Hero set
  • Ice Cold Hero set
  • OtaQuibble Bank pet
  • Badge pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)
  • and more!

This year's chest also includes the following seasonal items:

  • Enchanted Beach Party Outfit (color-customizable)
  • Casual Tropical Outfit
  • Sporty + Elite AX Swimwear armors
  • Beachin' Chic Swimwear set
  • Otacool Swimwear gear
  • and more!

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive quest pet, all of the gear contained inside the Beachin' Summer Collection shop will also be available to buy individually in the Beachin' Rares shop in your game menu.

Get 50% more ACs with any Membership or AC Pack

NOW AVAILABLE! Get 50% more FREE bonus AdventureCoins with any AdventureCoin or Membership package you buy during our Summer AdventureCoins bonus! With the release of our giant 90+ Summer Collection set, this is a great time to top up.

Gear up and get ready for Part 4 of the Shadows of War Saga, our Friday the 13th event in August, and more!

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 60,000 ACs while our Summer Bonus is on!

During our Summer AC bonus, get 60,000 ACs for $99.95 (that's 20,000 ACs more than normal!) and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the 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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July 23, 2021

Victory is Elementary

Our main story continues this weekend

The Shadows of War Saga continues now with Elemental Forces! Log in and battle alongside elemental minions sent by the Avatars to help you, Galanoth, Artix, Gravelyn, and Abel defend Lore from the ShadowFlame army!

In the last chapter update, The Flame & The Fury, you fought alongside Galanoth to survive the ShadowFlame Onslaught and keep the deposed Avatar of Fire safe.

Shadows of War: ShadowFlame Onslaught

  • Chapter 3: battle our newest update in /fireinvasion
  • Chapter 2: play through the next chapter in /shadowfireplane
  • Chapter 1: begin the adventure in /fireplanewar

The Shadows of War saga so far...

  • The First Encounter: /join shadowwar
  • Teja the Pirate Queen: /join granitecove
  • Jinx the Cat Burglar: /join junkhoard
  • Attack on Arcangrove: /join shadowgrove
  • Mahou the Spirit Mage: /join aozorahills
  • Attack on Mythsong: /join shadowsong
  • Alliance of Evil: /join darkally
  • The Chaos Twins: /join chaosamulet
  • Chaos & Shadows: /join lagunabeach
  • Attack on the Mirror Realm: /join shadowoff
  • Shadows of Chaos: The Queen's Past - /join forestreach
  • Happening now: ShadowFlame Onslaught

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

Hot New Armor Sets

Talk to Galanoth this weekend in /fireinvasion and complete this weekend's story release to begin farming for all-new item rewards! Monster drops include the EmberFlame DragonKin set + merge shop gear features the Sapphire and Ruby SpellBlade sets!

Calendar Class Updates + Bug Fixes for July 23, 2021

Earlier this month, we released new variants of the 2011 - 2018 Chronomancer-themed Calendar Class variants, available for AdventureCoins or HeroPoints in the /HeroMart map. After Reens + the Class team reviewed the changes necessary (and with some "sanity check" input from the Bugs and Player Support teams), the new expected launch date of the 2019, 2020, and 2021 calendar class variants is August 20th!

Corrupted/Underworld Chronomancer Class bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug on Underworld Chronomancer that caused Hourglass of Paradise to not work properly
  • Fixed a bug on Hourglass of Power that caused Dodge to be lowered instead of increased
  • Removed an aura block on Foresee Corruption, increased cooldown to 60 seconds
  • Updated several consumable descriptions*

*Some numbers were incorrect on certain consumable's descriptions, they have been updated to the correct values. No balance changes were made to these consumables.

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

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

July 31:

*The remaining sets will be available again in the future, until they sell out.

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, then log in and get back to battling right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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July 17, 2021

Midnight Issue Updates

Facebook, LQS, and Daily Drop News

The middle of the night is not our usual Design Notes post time, but so much has been going on, not everything would fit into our earlier DN post. Read on for news!

AQW Facebook Login update 

We're in touch with Facebook's App Review/Appeal team. They have a few requests we need to address before the process can move forward. We'll resume working with them this week to get the issue addressed as quickly as possible.

LavaFlame, Abyssal, and ShadowEater Samurai Update

After receiving several requests this evening, Yoshino was able to add in "standard arm" versions of the LavaFlame and Abyssal Pyromancer armors from this weekend's Limited Quantity Set pack. These are available in your Book of Lore badge shop right now.

He's also set up a "standard arm" version of the ShadowEater Samurai armor from our 1,000,000 AC achievement tracker reward set. This update will release in the next few days (unless he sneakily rolls it while I am asleep).

Daily Drops Added to the IoDA Pool

Our daily login gifts are frequently scheduled in advance. To make sure players don't get those special drops in advance, we give them a special rarity. But that rarity also excludes them from being added into the pool of IoDA* gifts.

Later on this month, we'll update the rarity on a number of the items with the "Limited Time Drop" rarity to allow them to be added to the IoDA prize pool. Keep an eye out for more news on this in the near future.

* The Item of Digital Awesomeness allows you to choose a rare or hard-to-obtain item. Read more about them here

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July 16, 2021

Fire & Ice Limited Quantity Sets

Our Fire & Ice Armor Sets go on sale this Friday at 6 PM EST!

Summer is heating up, and this week, we're bringing back our Frostval in July event to help you chill out. It's time to cool off with an all-new series of Limited Quantity sets. Starting this Friday, July 16th, at 6 PM EST, find all-new limited quantity packs, plus returning gear that hasn't sold out yet. 

To get the gear, open the AQW Account Manage site and find the Limited Quantity Shop section. When the items are available, grab yours before they're gone! (Each package also comes with a unique badge in your Book of Lore and on your character page.) 

This weekend's new limited quantity sets are:

  • Set 1: Cryomancer Knight (AC set)
  • Set 2: Celestial Pyromancer (for current and past members)
  • Set 3: LavaFlame + Abyssal Pyromancer Swimgear (AC set)
  • Set 4: Frozenflame pet + weapons (free player gold set)
Name Price Total Qty       Initial Stock      Restock     
Cryomancer Knight   1500 AC   10000   3000 1750
Celestial Pyromancer (Member)
  100000 gold 
  15000   5000 2500
Flamin' Hot Suits   1000 AC   10000   3000
FrozenFlame Battle Gear   50000 gold   50000   15000
Crypthacker   2000 AC   1125   1125 * NA
DoomKnight Mech   1500 AC   1735   1735
DoomKnight Mech (Member)
  50,000 gold
  21500   21500 NA
Bright Flying Gryphon   1500 AC   2673   2673 NA
ShadowScythe Flying Gryphon   1500 AC   2721   2721 NA

These are the final quantities of these sets. They will not re-stock. Once the sets are sold out, they will never return.

Restock Schedule

  • 6:00 PM EST Friday night, 7/16 (initial stock)
  • 6:00 AM Saturday, 7/17
  • 12:00 PM Saturday, 7/17
  • 6:00 PM Saturday, 7/17
  • 12:00 AM EST Sunday, 7/18 (final restock)

Cryomancer Knight

Price: 1500 AdventureCoins
Total # of sets: 10,000
Initial stock quantity: 3000
Restock: 1750

  • 1 armor
  • 6 helms, 1 cape, and 3 weapons
  • Character page badge

Celestial Pyromancer

Price: 100,000 gold (for current and past members)
Total # of sets: 15,000
Initial stock quantity: 5000
Restock: 2500

  • 1 armor
  • 2 helms, 2 capes, and 3 weapons
  • Character page badge

Lavaflame + Abyssal Pyromancer Swimgear

Price: 1000 AdventureCoins
Total # of sets: 10,000
Initial stock quantity: 3000
Restock: 1750

  • 2 armors
  • 8 helms and 2 capes
  • Character page badge

FrozenFlame Battle Gear

Price: 30,000 gold
Total # of sets: 50,000
Initial stock quantity: 15,000
Restock: 8750

  • 1 pet
  • 5 weapons
  • Character page badge

What is a Limited Quantity Set?

The Limited Quantity Sets are just what they sounds like... each set has a certain quantity and once that number has sold out then that's it. The total number of sets is the same for everyone, everwhere, so if you see 300 items left on the web page, that's what we've got left in stock.

How Do Limited Quantity Sets Work?

  1. Log into your account manager on (not into the game!) 
  2. Purchase the set using either ACs or gold
  3. Log into AQW and find your set badge in the Book of Lore 
  4. Get all the items in the badge shop for 0 ACs (yay free storage!)
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July 16, 2021

Frostval in July Returns

It's always a good time to /party

Frostval in July returns as countries around Lore /party this summer! This year, we're bringing you an all-new festival in the Northlands, plus the celebrations (and reward gear!) in the Etherstorm Waste and Akiba return.

Help Adak gather the resources necessary to light up the night. After enjoying the fireworks finale, talk to Adak and Tinsel; complete their quests for all-new reward gear!

  • Enchanted Mountaineer set (color-customizable)
  • Festive Party Outfit set (color-customizable)
  • FlameHeart Warrior set

* While you and your fellow heroes are battling through the festivities around Lore, our team of game developers are hard at work building the next chapters in Malgor's Fire Realm Invasion saga. Look for part 3 to arrive next week!

Celebrate Frostval in July... in Yokai!

Empress Miko has called for a mid-Summer festival in Akiba to celebrate life, love, friends, and family in the midst of war. 

Complete her quests to unlock our Frostval seasonal gear...

  • Chibi moglin helms
  • the Frost BladeMaster set

Attend the Dragon King's Festival in Etherstorm

Once again, the dragon clans of the Etherstorm Wastes have invited humans and moglins to celebrate the Festival of the Dragon King. But not all humans are eager to share in the event... the Dragon Hunters have been spotted nearby. Help keep the peace (and the baby dragons safe) this weekend!

After you complete this weekend's event, battle the boss for a chance to get the items in our Frosted Assassin weapon series:

  • Frosted Shuriken
  • Frosted Katana
  • Frosted Kunai
  • Frosted Ninjato
  • Frosted Katana + Ninjato

Battle the monsters in this weekend's map to get Burnt Bows and Dragon Scales. Save these up to create the pieces of the Winter Assassin armor set!

HeroMart Calendar Class Update

Last week, the in-game version of HeroMart returned, along with new variants of our 2011 - 2018 calendar classes. I had hoped we could release 2019 - 2021 this week.

Because of a few unexpected timing issues and high-priority backend fixes and changes (like Facebook Login breaking, the HeroPoints query, and setting up one of the future challenge boss fights, and more), the team wasn't able to work on adding in those classes.

Currently, they are on the schedule to arrive in early August. We will keep you posted if that changes!

Server Patch Notes

New Changes (July 15, 2021)

  • Collecting Item Drops too fast will not disconnect you.
  • When session is kicked from multi-login, the client will show a more helpful message.
  • When trying to join a map that has a broken room instance, there is a better chance now of getting assigned to a working instance of the map, instead of nothing happening.
  • Using class skills immediately after Class Rank up will no longer kick you.
  • Killing your own character in PVP will not award a score for either team.
Tags: Alina,

July 13, 2021

Issue Update: Facebook Login

FB Login is temporarily unavailable. A fix is in progress.

the Facebook Login for AdventureQuest Worlds is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will have that back up for everyone as soon as possible. You can still log into AQW by entering your username + password normally.

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