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October 23, 2020

Shadows of Chaos Saga finale

Fight to save the Mirror Realm

Only the power of the Eternal Dragon of Time can end the attacks by Malgor the ShadowLord and his army of darkness! This weekend, battle to find the long-dead Lords of Order as we fight to save the entire Mirror Realm in our Shadows of Chaos saga finale.

This weekend, /join brightforest to begin your adventure:

  • Fight the ShadowFlame army to defend the Mirror Realm
  • Slay Time Wraiths and gather SpaceTime Energy
  • Battle to find and return the Lords of Order

The Shadows of Chaos

To TRULY begin his return to power, Drakath -- the former Champion of Chaos -- needed his generals back. With Xing and Xang at his side, he chose to ally with you to defeat Malgor the ShadowLord. But without his Chaos Amulet, he can not channel the power that was his birthright.

If you haven't completed the Shadows of Chaos Saga, begin the adventure in /chaosamulet.

New Shadows of Chaos Merge Shop Rewards

Unlock the ShadowFlame Empress and ShadowFlame DoomLight armor sets this weekend as you fight to save the Mirror Realm from Malgor's army. all-new reward gear this weekend as you battle monsters in /shadowoff and /brightshadow.

And if you'd like the color custom versions of these items, you can find them in our 12th anniversary event collection chest!

Event Collection Chest

And if you're a collector or rare hunter, pick up the Eternal Dragon Collection Chest to get ALL of the event rares and a character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (that is over 22,000 ACs worth of gear)! Then return next week as two more full event armor sets arrive.

  • Get the full collection for 10,000 ACs (that's over 22,000 ACs worth of gear) or
  • Find the event shop on the Eternal Dragon Chest in Battleon to buy individual items from the collection

The Collection Chest unlocks over 60 items tonight including:

  • Exclusive Eternal Dragon Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • BrightFall Lion General armor set
  • Flame Void of Nulgath armor set
  • Lycan Warrior of Nulagath armor set
  • Enchanted ShadowFlame Empress + Shadowed Empress armor sets*
  • Eternal DoomLight armor set**
  • Dark Asgardian armor set
  • Grand Necromancer armor set
  • Eternal Dracomancer armor set***
  • Exclusive Dark Eternal Draco pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside  the Eternal Dragon Alliance Collection Chest will also be available to buy individually in the 12th Anniversary Event Shop in Battleon.

Even MORE gifts for you this weekend!

We're increasing the sizes on max inventory and bank spaces, friends lists, guilds list, and the amount of starting inventory spaces. Plus, ALL accounts will get 10 free inventory and 10 free bank spaces.

Support AQWorlds and Become a Legend!

12 years ago, AdventureQuest Worlds went live and players jumped at the chance to become the first Members of AQW. These lucky, early supporters of the game became the game's Founders. Every October after that, we hold the Upholder promotion - anyone upgrading their account during that period (or whose membership ends in early November of that year) becomes an Upholder... making them one of our most Legendary supporters. AdventureQuest Worlds would not be what it is today without their support.

How do I become a 12th Upholder?

All that we ask is that you help support AQWorlds as we continue expanding the game each week, and continue working to bring AQWorlds mobile to life.

  • Have an active membership that expires after November November 2nd, 2020 or

  • Upgrade your AQW account with a 3, 6, or 12 month membership starting today or

  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership ANYTIME during the month of October

If you are ALREADY an upgraded Legend and your Membership expires AFTER November 2nd, 2020 then you are already a 12th Upholder. Congratulations! 

Please note that only Upgraded Legend Memberships count towards 12th Upholder.

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October 23, 2020

Doom Set: Void Ghost of Nulgath

Available in the Wheel of Doom merge shop!

The Wheel of Doom spins round and round... and as prepare for Mogloween next week (of the darkest events of the year), we have a BOO-tifully wicked new set for you in the Wheel of Doom merge shop... the Void Ghost of Nulgath

Find all of the set gear in the Wheel of Doom merge shop:

  • Void Ghost of Nulgath
  • Void Hood, Void Skull, Void Mask
  • Ecto Flame of Nulgath cape
  • Ghost Clusters of Nulgath cape
  • Unidentified 65 and 66 weapons
  • Armscythes of Nulgath
  • Ghost Strizer of Nulgath

Get your Free Spins

Everyone loves to get prizes... and that's why we brought back back free spins for the Wheel of Doom!

  • Members get one free spin a day while their upgrade is active
  • All players get one free spin a week. 

See the Free Spins Design Notes for more details.

Spin the Wheel, Collect your Treasures, and Choose Your Prize 

The Wicked Item of Donated Awesomeness is here! Each time you spin the Wheel of Doom, you'll get a Treasure Potion to spend in the Doom Merge Shop. Save up 1,000 and you'll be able to buy a Wicked Item of Donated Awesomeness. Each WIoDA will let you choose a rare or valuable item from the Prize Redemption section of your Account Manager.

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October 09, 2020

12th Anniversary Event Shop

Unlock 60+ items in our Eternal Dragon Collection

It's AQWorlds 12th Anniversary, and we're celebrating with an all-new, incredibly bright holiday event rare collection chest! Find the event shop full of 12th Anniversary rare items in Battleon. And if you're a collector or rare hunter, pick up the Eternal Dragon Collection Chest to get ALL of the event rares and a character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (that is over 22,000 ACs worth of gear)! Then return next week as two more full event armor sets arrive.

  • Get the full collection for 10,000 ACs (that's over 22,000 ACs worth of gear) or
  • Find the event shop on the Eternal Dragon Chest in Battleon to buy individual items from the collection

The Collection Chest unlocks over 60 items tonight including:

  • Exclusive Eternal Dragon Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • BrightFall Lion General armor set
  • Flame Void of Nulgath armor set
  • Lycan Warrior of Nulagath armor set
  • Enchanted ShadowFlame Empress + Shadowed Empress armor sets*
  • Eternal DoomLight armor set**
  • Dark Asgardian armor set
  • Grand Necromancer armor set
  • Eternal Dracomancer armor set***
  • Exclusive Dark Eternal Draco pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

* This set it color-customizable. A non-color custom variant will be available by doing this weekend's event in the Mirror Realm.
** This set it color-customizable. A non-color custom variant will be available next week in the Mirror Realm.
*** Seasonal rare item set, will return next year.

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside  the Eternal Dragon Alliance Collection Chest will also be available to buy individually in the 12th Anniversary Event Shop in Battleon.

Read on for important information

A few important tips to remember:

  • All of this year's holiday event rare items will be available individually from the shop in Battleon until the event leaves November 2nd.
  • In order to prevent shop abuse, the Eternal Dragon Collection Chest and Chaos Pirate's Loot Pet cannot be sold.
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October 09, 2020

Battleon for our 12th Anniversary Event

Log in for gifts, your /birthday party, and more!

Welcome to your AQWorlds' 12th Anniversary party, Hero, and thank you for battling alongside us! Another birthday event is here, and with it comes a dragon's hoard full of loot, gifts, and exciting adventures for you to journey on. /Party up with your friends and head in-game this weekend. 

Log in NOW as we continue our month-long 12th Anniversary celebration!

  • Head to Battleontown to /party with all your favorite NPCs and friends from across our game universe... like The Hollow, Tomix, Verylrus, and more! Each NPC has words of congratulations, shops, or quests for you to take.
  • "Sign" our Guest Book by posting on the Artix.com event page here: Sign the Guest Book
  • Head to the /birthday map to see even more friends, battle the 12th Anniversary Cake for delicious goodies and rare drops
  • Battle through the next chapter of our Shadows of Chaos story in the Mirror Realm
  • Talk to Zorbak in Battleon to quest for the pieces of the seasonal 0 AC Royal ShadowSlayer set
  • Find the 12th Anniversary Event Shop + Eternal Dragon Collection Chest in Battleon
  • All upholders can find 12 new Lords of Order-themed Star Swords in the Merge Shop in /dragonroad
  • The Upholder-exclusive Sentinel Class has been buffed! Check out the Design Notes for more information.

Plus, each of the Game Leads' NPCs has their BattleCon shop featuring imported gear from their games for you to check out.

Our Gifts to You: House Size Increase

Last week, we gave all eligible heroes 500 free AdventureCoins as our way of saying thanks! for playing AdventureQuest Worlds during our 12th anniversary. This week, we continue our month of gifting: we've increased the room cap on ALL houses in AQWorlds. Your house will now hold up to 25 heroes. 

Battle on for Birthday Gear

Talk to Zorbak in Battleon and complete his quest to create the first in part of the 0 AC Royal ShadowSlayer armor set! Find more pieces of the set released later this month.

Don't miss our newest class: Dragon of Time

AdventureQuest Worlds turns 12 this year, and our anniversary celebration begins October 1s with our 12th Upholder promotiont! Then, return this Friday, October 2nd as we start our month of gifts, events, and more with the return of our Mogloween hub town and... a new Tier 2 class -- the Dragon of Time!

Story Release: Shadows in the Mirror Realm

We continue the Shadows of Chaos Saga this weekend. Battle to defend BrightFall from Malgor's ShadowFlame army as he quests for the Amulet of Order and save Empress Gravelyn the Good's home.

Unlock all-new reward gear this weekend as you battle monsters in /shadowoff and /brightshadow.

Later this month, find...

  • 11th and 12th Upholder Star Sword accessories in /DragonRoad
  • New Achievement Tracker rewards
  • New Mogloween event rares

Thank you

You make our games possible, and for that Artix, the AE team, and I /salute you! Here’s to another 12 years and more battling to save this world and all the future ones we journey through together.

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September 24, 2020

Become a 12th Upholder

Support AQWorlds and Become a Legend!

12 years ago, AdventureQuest Worlds went live and players jumped at the chance to become the first Members of AQW. These lucky, early supporters of the game became the game's Founders. Every October after that, we hold the Upholder promotion - anyone upgrading their account during that period (or whose membership ends in early November of that year) becomes an Upholder... making them one of our most Legendary supporters. AdventureQuest Worlds would not be what it is today without their support.

And now... AQW is coming up on another birthday! Starting now we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder, and unlock the 12 exclusive 2020 Star Swords, plus the Sentinel Class, Dragon Road zone, and more! And next week, ALL Upholders, 1st - 12th, will unlock 12 Star Swords themed after the Lords of Chaos.

We could not build our games without the support of our long-time loyal heroes. You make all of our weekly releases possible... and allow us to keep most of the game free to play for ALL heroes. Thank you for helping us keep AQWorlds online and updating since 2008.

How do I become a 12th Upholder?

All that we ask is that you help support AQWorlds as we continue expanding the game each week, and continue working to bring AQWorlds mobile to life.

  • Have an active membership that expires after November November 2nd, 2020 or

  • Upgrade your AQW account with a 3, 6, or 12 month membership starting today or

  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership ANYTIME during the month of October

If you are ALREADY an upgraded Legend and your Membership expires AFTER November 2nd, 2020 then you are already a 12th Upholder. On October 1st, you'll automatically unlock your new badge, 12 Upholder StarSwords, and gear. Congratulations! 

Please note that only Upgraded Legend Memberships count towards 12th Upholder.


What does a 12th Upholder get?

As a 12th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Exclusive Upholder Class: Sentinel Class!*

  • Sentinel armor set

  • Access to the exclusive Star Sword: Origins zone

  • Chaos Champion Star Swords

  • Royal Star Swords

  • Alteon's Star Swords 

  • Elegant Star Swords 

  • Toxic Star Swords

  • Grim Star Swords

  • 12 Lords of Order Star Swords (next week)

  • 12th Upholder Character Page Badge

  • Infinite bragging rights

Each Star Sword theme comes with a 2020 + classic art variants.

* The Sentinel Class will be available for ALL previous Upholders and Founders as our way of saying thanks for supporting us in the past! The class team is working on a buff for the Sentinel Class now... stay tuned for more information and a release date.

Want to know if you're already an Upholder?

That's easy! Just click the Manage Account link on the left under the ACCOUNT section. As soon as you sign in you'll see when your membership expires. 

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October 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 www.Artix.com/bugs.

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:
http://www.aq.com/lore/guides/BugReportFAQ

We're back!  It's been a crazy-crazy 2 months with TLaPD and the Birthday events!  Some bug fixing did get pushed back a bit, and some DNs posting got pushed even further back.  That means this is gonna be a long one folks!

Bug Fixes:

  • Flaming Toxic Naval Top Hat + Locks was added to the Naval Top Hat Merge shop.
  • Chaos Pirate Collection Chest & Chaotic Quibble Bank Pet have been convinced to allow you into their respective treasures.
  • Doomed Flintlock & Doom Rapier + Flintlock have had their click animations corrected
  • Skip button has been added to The Portal Puzzle in /Battleunderb .
  • Artix’s eyebrows and eyes no longer matching player CC in “Legacy of Darkness” cutscene in /techfortress .
  • Grim Naval Commander items have had their description typo fixed.
  • A Second First Mate quest has been opened so that everyone may complete it.
  • Sir Icy naval TopHat adjusted to “awesome rarity” to match other helms in the merge shop
  • ShadowZard pet has had quests added.
  • DeathKnight Blood Lord head remodeled so it isn’t so high.
  • Cursed Chalice is no longer size-shifting .
  • Wings of the Pain no longer trying to leave your body while you run.
  • Female Mirror BladeMaster will no longer have shifty eyes.
  • Shadow DragonMaster’s Polearm random box will no longer appear in certain maps.
  • Sack of Coins (Cape) and Sack of Coins (Mace) no longer think they are each other.
  • Female Doom DragonSlayer now has CC eyes.
  • Obsidian Shadow Morph Locks eyes are no longer powering up.

Art Fixes:

  • Dual Enchanted Kitsune Katana has been updated to accessory CC, no longer eye CC
  • PaladinSlayer Naval Tophat & PaladinSlayer Naval Tricorn have had their ears reattached.
  • Dark Master of Moglins Helm had CC removed.
  • Female Necrotic Naval Commander armor has had a shoulder touchup.
  • Female Celestial Pirate Commander has had its necklace reconnected.
  • Horned Caster's Shag got a hair readjustment.
  • Female Purple Hibiscus Sarong had some scrap fabric removed.
  • Female Colorful ChickenCowMancer had some CC corrected.
  • Male StarWalker Morph had a scar removed.
  • Infernal Dark Lord had eye correction surgery .
  • Void-Dweller Koofu had red outline on foot removed.
  • Female Royal Vampire Renegade has had shading readded.
  • Female DOOM Pumpkin Lord stray pixels removed.
  • Mail of the Fallen both male and female have had their CC issues resolved.
  • Abyssal locks, Abyssal tricorn locks & Abyssal tricorn morph have all been slightly adjusted to avoid conflict with respective CC.
  • Male Chaos OverLord got a nosejob.
  • Male SteamPunk Pirate Captain no longer has a CC collar.
  • StarCrasher both male and female had some CC touched up on their legs.
  • Dark Infernal Wings, Empowered Sword Of Light & Shimmering Sword Of Light had some line adjustments.
  • Trophy Cape Evolved isn’t tilting a weird way when you run anymore.
  • Cloak of Dage the Good has been lowered a touch.
  • Yin-Yang Street Wear & Yokai Street Wear had an extra pixel removed.
  • Prismatic Horned Dragonskull face shadow is no longer CC.
  • Programmed Doom Blade had some CC bits removed.
  • Male Dark Artifact Hunter had some minor adjustments to the arm.
  • Rainbow Cat Ears + Locks had some CC adjustments made.
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