Design Notes

August 07, 2020

Demon Queen Boss Battle

Battle to unlock new items this weekend!

Journey to Nunsatara -- home of emerald islands, one thousand templates, and some of Lore's bravest warriors. This weekend, they need your help to save their people. Recently, people have gone missing, leaving nothing behind but the strange scent of flowers. Seventy-five have vanished so far; now It’s up to you to make sure it goes no further.


Through your courage, strength, and humility, truth and justice will spread throughout the land. Log in and /join rangda, then talk to Arlette, the Celestial Warrior, to begin your adventure! This event will return each August to help everyone get into the spirit of celebration!

Celebrating the Spirit of Indonesia

We have a vast number of dedicated and passionate Indonesian heroes in our videogame community. To help you celebrate your Independence Day later this month, many of our team members (and players!) joined forces to help create this event for everyone. As you battle through the event, know that Artix, the AdventureQuest Worlds team, and I wish you and your family peace, joy, and love. At a time when there is so much darkness in our world, we strive to help spread light and happiness to as many people as possible... and hope you'll join us in doing the same.

For our Indonesian heroes, read a translated version of the above here, courtesy of AQW mod Attar.

Demon Queen Rewards

Battle the monsters in this weekend's update in /rangda to collect the pieces of the Arjuna and Payas Madras sets. Then collect the merge resources to create the pieces of the Gatotkaca set!

New End-Game Farming Updates are live!

The balance team updated some end-game farming map and balance changes last night. Thank you to everyone who gave feedback on our end-game farming quests over the years. This is the first round of changes as the balance team strives to make farming more fun. Can't wait to see what you think, and what you'd like to see next.

Blinding Light of Destiny Quests

  • Mine Crafting: Gold and EXP rewards increased + the item awarded can now be chosen
  • Soul Searching: Gold and EXP rewards increased, amount of Undead Essence and Cavern Celestite awarded increased
  • Finding Fragments with Blinding Scythe: now has a guaranteed chance to drop Blinding Aura

Sepulchure’s DoomKnight Armor Quests

  • Hard Core Metals: Gold and EXP rewards increased + the item awarded can now be chosen
  • A Penny for your Foughts: Additional mobs have been added to /maul, EXP reward increased, turn in requirement increased to 20 Doomcoins, now has a chance to drop Shadow Creeper Enchant (which is used for the Dark Spirit Orbs quest)
  • DoomCoin: Doomcoin is no longer a temporary item, drop rate of Doomcoin increased, stack limit of Doomcoin increased

Character Page Badges

If you farmed for the Legion Revenant Class, head to your character page to find an all-new exclusive badge! We are planning to release badges for for Void High Lord and the Necrotic Sword of Doom next week, and are finalizing details on the set-up for items obtained through a merge shop (rather than a quest, like the Legion Revenant)

The team is working on adding even more character page achievement badges for end-game farming items and other achievements (like reaching level 100). 

All New Daily Gifts Coming Up

Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase.

Coming next week:

  • Monday: 48 hour Double Rep Boost + 0 AC weapons
  • Tuesday: Zealous Snail Pet + BattlePet
  • Wednesday: 72 hour Double Gold Boost + new 0 AC Helm/Cape
  • Thursday: new 0 AC Weapon
  • Friday: New Farming Resource Buff
  • Saturday: 48 hour Double XP Boost + new 0 AC Armor
  • Sunday: new 0 AC armor set celebrating Indonesian Independence Day

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August 07, 2020

NecroTech Knight Upgrade Bonus

Upgrade to unlock the exclusive armor sets

Defiance is futile; NecroTech supremacy is inevitable. Get the NecroTech Knight upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock four armors and all of the accessories, plus an exclusive 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 NecroTech Knight Upgrade Bonus Set to unlock the full armor set. 

  • 4 armors
  • 8 Helms
  • 2 Capes
  • 4 Weapons 
  • and a character page badge

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

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the NecroTech Knight 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 NecroTech Knight gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge

Back to School AdventureCoin Bonus

Worried you weren't going to make the July 31st cutoff for our Summer AdventureCoin bonus? Never fear, we're rolling it right into our Back to School bonus. Get 25% more AdventureCoins when you top up your ACs until September 14th.

Don't miss our other upgrade bonus sets

Maybe you prefer something a bit more... futuristic, but still Shadow-friendly. We've got you covered. Check out the Galactic Shadow Commander Bonus Set bonus set! You'll find it now in your Account Manager.

Galactic Shadow Commander Set

“Mehehe. When you look at the Evil side, careful you must be. For the Evil side looks back.” – Zomboda Get the Galactic ShadowScythe Commander upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock two new armors, a house, pet, accessories, and 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 Galactic ShadowScythe Commander to unlock the full armor set. 

  • Galactic Shadow Commander armor
  • ShadowScythe DIE Fighter floating mount armor
  • 3 Galactic Shadow helms
  • Necrotic Lightblade of DOOM cape + sword
  • Micro DIE Fighter pet
  • Micro DIE Fighter battlepet *
  • DOOMstar Pet (with quest for house + house items)
  • Spaceport house and accessories
  • and a character page badge
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August 04, 2020

The BugHunters are recruiting

Introducing... the BugHunter ArchKnights!

Artix Entertainment is looking for a few epic heroes to help our Bugs team… as ArchKnights!* We are looking for experienced players of AdventureQuest Worlds who are interested in working more closely with our QA team to report issues inside the game.

Here are a few things you should know before you apply:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to apply and participate, no exceptions.**
  • You must provide a valid email address when signing up so we can contact you.

If you like smashing bugs, love AdvetureQuest Worlds, and think you'd make a good BugHunter ArchKnight... read on!***

How to Apply

Fill out the application here: BugHunter AK application

All applications will be read and considered. If you are selected for consideration, we will email you.

BugHunters vs ArchKnights?

Bug reports are a part of building videogames, and we get them throughout the week!  But with a crew of dedicated and knowledgeable Bug Hunters... and now our BugHunter ArchKnights, lead by Cemaros, we can smash’em all.

AdventureQuest Worlds BugHunters are what we call our QA testers. They are amazing... and more, they all started as members of our player community! They joined our corps of contributors as official team testers with the goal of making the game and community better for everyone.

BugHunter ArchKnights are players who'll work closely with our BugHunters to test bugs on our live game servers. The BugHunter AK group will help us get to know you and see your 'hunting skills in action. Talented BugHunter AKs may be invited to become members of the official BugHunter team. 

Important qualities for Bug Hunters and AKs:

  • Able to think outside the box
  • Able to follow written directions precisely
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Experienced and knowledgeable
  • Be at least partly insane already.  If you've seen Cemaros's twitter, you already know about this part.

*If you have been a member of our video game community for a while, you might remember the original Forum ArchKnights. These were incredibly helpful forum members who helped our Forum Team Moderators with certain moderation tasks. And like Moderator Pokemon, many eventually evolved into full Moderators and joined the AE community contributor team. 

** If you are not 18 years old yet, we regret that you cannot apply to become an ArchKnight. If you are not yet 18 but have the ability to control time… please use your superpowers for good to save the world, and THEN return to this application after aging yourself several years.

*** BugHunter Knights are not employees, contractors, or official team members of Artix Entertainment but may receive membership, secondary currency, or other in-game perks as a “thank you” for participating.

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August 01, 2020

Members: Get your free Treasure Chest keys

Monthly Membership Perk Now Available

Happy August 1st! Members, log in and talk to Twilly to claim your two FREE treasure chest keys! Collect treasure chests as you battle through Lore, then use the keys to open them for new free items. 

New Gear in Twilly's Treasure Chest!

We just released all-new gear in Twilly's Treasure Chests to help you get your chill out after battle! Turn in Treasure Chests and Treasure Chest Keys to Twilly in Battleon for a chance to get the Royal Summer armors and helms.

  • Royal Summer Dream
  • Royal Summer Memory
  • Royal Summer Hat and Locks
  • Royal Summer Hat and Hair
  • Royal SunHat Locks and Shades
  • Royal SunHat Hair and Shades
  • Royal Summer Visor and Locks
  • Royal Summer Visor and Hair
  • Royal Summer Morph and Locks
  • Royal Summer Morph and Hair
  • Royal Summer Parasol Cape
  • Royal Summer Dufflebag Cape
  • Royal Summer Parasol Polearm

Plus, battle the BananaSplit in /summerbreak for a chance to get 6 seasonal accessories and 7 seasonal helms! 

Want to get in on this?

Upgrade your AdventureQuest Worlds character with any membership package to unlock two free Treasure Chest Keys for each month the membership is active.


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August 01, 2020

Unlock the Urban Street Gear

Available every year from August 1st - 31st

Your toughest opponents don't always wait until you step onto the battlefield, so when they bring the fight right to your front door, you need to be ready to step out into the street and take them down! The Urban Assassin Gear is our August Seasonal Pack. Unlock the full set and character page badge when you buy the full pack, or talk to Garek in Battleon to get individual set pieces.

August Set: Urban Assassin, Yin-Yang + Yokai Street Gear

Starting Thursday, July 1st at 12:01 AM EST (that's server time), unlock the Urban Assassin armor set and the color customizable Yin-Yang and Yokai Street Wear sets.

There are two ways to get the gear:

1) Total package: Buy the entire set directly through the website for $9.99 USD 

2) Individually: Buy each of the individual pieces from Garek the Traveling Gear Merchant in Battleon.

The total cost to buy all of the gear individually is 5,050 ACs, so getting all the gear from the pack is a pretty sweet deal. 

The set includes:

  • Urban Assassin armor
  • Yin Yang Street Gear (color customizable)
  • Yokai Street Gear (color customizable)
  • 14 helms
  • 3 capes
  • 5 weapons
  • an exclusive character page badge

Seasonal Set Details

Each month, we'll feature a new set, available only during that month every year. 

Seasonal Sets
January: ArchFiend OverLord
February: Obsidian Samurai
March: Legion Warseeker
April: Bio-War Cultist
May: Lord of the J-Sixth + Lightning Lich Lord
June: ShadowZard Mount + Rider
July: Flameborn + Underworld Summoner
August: Urban Assassins
September: Celestial Naval Commander
October: ChronoStriker
November: Harvest Hunters
December: Northern Wanderer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the same as an upgrade bonus? 

Upgrade bonus gear is an extra reward for buying AdventureCoin or Membership packages; new bonus gear comes out roughly every month. Seasonal set packs are bought separately. Just like the Flame Dragon Warrior pack, you can buy the entire set directly, for one price, on our site. You can ALSO buy the individual pieces in-game.

This set will return EVERY August, so if you can't get it now, you'll have another chance in 2020, or 2021, or 2022, etc.

If this isn't a new upgrade bonus, what IS the next bonus?

You can see all the available upgrade bonuses on our upgrade site. The next bonus set will be available soon, so keep an eye on the Design Notes! 

What if I just want ONE of the items?

You're in luck! Talk to Garek in Battleon. He'll be selling the individual pieces of the set through August 31st.

Where do I get my gear if I buy the full set through the website?

You'll find it in your Book of Lore.

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July 31, 2020

DoomWood Saga: the Heir of Destiny

DoomWood Saga III: Legacy of Darkness, Part 3

This weekend, your skill and strength are needed to train a new hero... one fated to wield the Blinding Light of Destiny! Log in now at as we continue Artix's Doomwood III: Legacy of Darkness Saga.

DoomWood Saga III Rewards

Battle monsters in this weekend's update in /stonewooddeep to collect the pieces of the Cryptborg armor set. Then collect the merge resources to enhance it into the 0 AC Charged Cryptborg gear!

New Gear in the Wheel of Doom

The Wheel of Doom spins round and round... and this week, as we battle through a future of Darkness, we've added the Paladin-inspired Nebula Knight set in the Wheel of Doom merge shop! 

Back to School AdventureCoin Bonus

Worried you weren't going to make the July 31st cutoff for our Summer AdventureCoin bonus? Never fear, we're rolling it right into our Back to School bonus. Get 25% more AdventureCoins when you top up your ACs until September 14th.

August 2020 Release Calendar

Darkness. Death. Chaos. And... DOOMWOOD! This month, log in for the finale of Artix's Doomwood III Saga: Legacy of Darkness! Plus, we celebrate Indonesian Independence Day, journey to the heart of the Land of Dreams and Nightmares, and begin our next six-part main storyline: Shadows of Chaos!

August 1 AC bonus continues + Urban Street Gear Seasonal Set

August 7 Rangda Boss Battle + Knight of Darkness Upgrade pack

August 14 Doomwood III: Legacy of Darkness finale

August 21 Nightmare Realm Hub town

August 28 Shadows of Chaos 1: Chaos vs ShadowFlame

Reens' Birthday Boost + This Week's Daily Gifts

Reens -- AdventureQuest Worlds' lead developer -- is leveling up in real life! To celebrate, we're releasing a Double Gold, XP, Class Points, and Rep Boost on all servers this weekend! Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase.

Coming this week:

  • Monday: 48 hour Double Gold Boost
  • Tuesday: rare 0 AC Weapon
  • Wednesday: 48 hour Double XP Boost
  • Thursday: Rare 0 AC armor
  • Friday: 72 hour Double Class Points Boost
  • Saturday: 0 AC seasonal surfboards
  • Sunday: House item + cape celebrating Singapore's Independence Day

Get the Artix Games Launcher

Are you battling through AQWorlds on our game launcher yet? If not... now's the best time to download the launcher and enjoy most popular games, no Flash Player or web browser needed. Get the Artix Games Launcher at artix.com/launcher

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