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October 04, 2023

15th Birthday AdventureCoin Bonus

Get 50% more AdventureCoins as Our Holiday AC Bonus Begins

Talk about a birthday surprise! Normally, our Holiday AdventureCoin bonus doesn't begin until November, but we've been flooded with requests to start early.* Get your /party on and get 50% more bonus AdventureCoins with any AC or membership package

* If you bought a membership or AC pack between September 29th, 2023 and today, Captain Rhubarb has already awarded your bonus ACs, too!

Get 60,000 ACs while our Holiday Bonus is on!

During our 2023 Holiday AdventureCoin 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

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers, where we'll increase the amount of ACs you get with each pack. (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.

Support AQWorlds and Become a Legend!

Starting now, upgrade your account with any membership to become a 15th Upholder. You'll instantly unlock a bounty of exclusive items and perks. We always say that we make AdventureQuest Worlds for and with you. It would not be what it is today without the trust and confidence of the original Founders and early Upholders... and we would not be able to build what comes next without your support now. 

History of Founders and Upholders

15 years ago, in 2008, AdventureQuest Worlds went live. A legion of passionate AdventureQuest Guardians and DragonFable DragonLords joined us on a new game-making journey. The early support of those Founders kept AQWorlds free for everyone to play. In recognition of their trust and confidence, every October we host a new Upholder promotion to reward other heroes who support the game's development. 

How to become a 15th Upholder

Starting Friday, September 29th, at 12:01 AM EST, we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder. 

  • Have an active membership that expires on or after 11:59 PM November 1st or
  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership* starting this Friday or ANY TIME during the month of October

On Friday, badges will be added have been added to all heroes who are already 15th Upholders.* The first batch of 2023 exclusive Star Swords will arrive with Friday night's game update. 

15th Upholder Rewards

As a 15th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Guaranteed access to the AQW: Infinity Tech Demo test / preview as soon as it is available
  • 10 exclusive 15th Upholder Star Swords (new for 2023!)
  • 5 new AE Star Swords, available for all heroes (new for 2023!)
  • Upholder Sentinel Class and armor set
  • Star Sword: Origins zone access
  • 13 Chaos Lord Star Swords
  • 12 Lord of Order Star Swords
  • 15th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

15th Upholder Star Swords

The 15th Upholder Star Swords are based on fan-favorite NPCs from AdventureQuest Worlds.

  1. Artix's StarSword of Destiny **
  2. Zhoom's Sandsea Ranger Star Sword
  3. Dage's Underworld Star Sword
  4. Warlic's Blue Mage Star Sword
  5. Beleen's Pink Hearts Star Sword
  6. Cysero's Green Mage Star Sword *** 
  7. Gravelyn's Star Sword of DOOM
  8. Galanoth's DragonSlayer Star Sword
  9. J6's BountyHunter Star Sword
  10. Grimskull's DungeonMaster Star Sword

A while back, I polled my followers on Twitter to see which NPCs were among the most popular. We based a number of our Talk Like a Pirate Day armor sets as well as this year's Star Swords on those results. Thank you for your suggestions and feedback!

* Only memberships count towards 15th Upholder.
** The original sword from DragonFable (shown below) will be available separately in the future. It was included as part of Artix's Star Sword as a special bonus for 15th Upholders.

*** Item description says what?! O_O

DragonRoad Star Swords & Class For ALL Upholders

We wouldn't be here without your support, and we want to make sure you know it! The Sentinel Class will be available for ALL previous Upholders and Founders as our way of saying thanks for supporting us in the past! And for the last several years, we've added new Star Swords available to every Upholder... and that continues this year. You'll find them in the Star Sword Merge shop in /dragonroad. 

New for 2023:

  • Epic Duel Star Sword (Click to change the blade between red and blue!)
  • BioBeasts Star Sword
  • Twilly's Star Sword
  • Zorbak's Star Sword
  • Twig's Star Sword
2022 Additions 2021 Additions 2020 Additions
Black Dragon Star Sword Escherion's Star Sword Mirrored King's Star Sword
Star Sword of Awe Xiang's Star Sword Mirrored Chronomancer's Star Sword
Golden DragonLord Star Sword     Vath's Star Sword Mirrored Prophet's Star Sword
Mecha Star Sword Kitsune's Star Sword Mirrored Djinn's Star Sword
ShadowFlame Star Sword WolfWing's Star Sword Mirrored Werepyre's Star Sword
Akiban Star Sword Kimberly's Star Sword Mirrored Twin's Star Sword
Star Sword of Debris Ledgermayne's Star Sword     Mirrored Mage's Star Sword
Monstrous Star Sword Tibicenas's Star Sword Mirrored Bard's Star Guitar
Monstrous Star Sword Khasaanda's Star Sword Mirrored Samurai's Star Sword
Star Sword of Shadows Iadoa's Star Sword Mirrored Mana Star Sword
  Lionfang's Star Sword Mirrored Knight's Star Sword
  Alteon's Star Sword Mirrored Drow's Star Sword
  Dragon's Star Sword  

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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