Design Notes

August 16, 2019

Mogdring the Harvester

Our Moglin KickStarter Release Builder Story!

Nibbleon, the Greenguard hometown of your favorite moglin friends, has come under attack by an army of… ROBOTS?! Nugget and Zilla, Nibbleon’s two top hunters, have been fighting them back but moglins just keep disappearing. Someone -- or something -- is moglin-napping them, and they need your help to find their friends, save them, and take out whatever dark entity is responsible!

Log in and /join redfurvalley to begin the adventure!

Building the Moglin KickStarter Release: The Story!

This story was crafted during the week-long visit of our AdventureQuest Moglins “Story Designer” backer, Doom Regin Doom, who visited the lab earlier this year. We want to sincerely thank him for making the area possible. He was extremely focused and excited to make a fun and interesting moglin-related story for everyone to enjoy.

After he had an armor made for his NPC, Doom Regin Doom asked the team to release a variant as the reward set this weekend. He was very specific about the farming quest details: no dailies, no 1% drops needed. Just farming and fun! 

We had a blast when he and his parents visited the lab for a week to meet and work with us.  He is a great guy, and if you see him in game, be sure to say hi and toss him some thanks for not-so-cuddle moglin creation!

Plus, you can read his interview with Artix in the AdventureQuest 3D Design Notes here.

Tags: Alina,

August 16, 2019

New Doom Set: Underworld Thronetaker

Available in the Wheel of Doom merge shop!

The Wheel of Doom spins round and round... and this week, as we prepare for a dark new event next week, we're keeping the theme strong with an all-new underworld set in the Wheel of Doom merge shop: the Underworld Thronetaker!

Find the gear in the Wheel of Doom merge shop! 

  • Underworld Thronetaker armor
  • Three Underworld crown helms
  • Underworld Thronetaker cape
  • Underworld Thronetaker Blade (single and dual wield)

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.

Platinum Item of Donated Awesomeness

We've gotten a lot of really positive feedback after introducing the free spins... but also a lot of you who wanted 1) a way to make sure you got an Item of Donated Awesomeness and 2) kept spinning in a quest to get the Epic Item of Donated Awesomeness to drop from the Wheel... and then not didn't get it.

That's why we introduced the Platinum Item of Donated Awesomeness. This item is available from the Doom Merge Shop, so even if you don't receive the EIoDA as a bonus prize, you can save up your Treasure Potions and get the PIoDA.

Important Points

  • The PIoDA will be a Wheel of Doom merge shop exclusive. 
  • Cost: 1,000 Treasure Potions. 
  • You can get both the EIoDA (from the Wheel) and the PIoDA (from the merge shop)
  • The PIoDA currently stacks up to x5. We are currently planning to raise the cap later this year.

At a cost of 1,000 Treasure Potions, that means a member who ONLY uses their one free spin per day/week will need to log in every day for about 2.5 years to get it... but they WILL get it eventually. 

* Exceptions include staff personal items, custom weapon contest prizes, HeroMart items, etc

Tags: Alina,

August 14, 2019

Korn Virtual Concert Begins August 20th

Korn to play concerts in AdventureQuest 3D & AQWorlds video games

Starting August 20th, get in the most brutal mosh pit ever... and make video game history! Korn is playing the grand opening of the Battle Concert Arena in the massively multiplayer games, AdventureQuest 3D & AQWorlds. The band will play on stage while you fight monsters, score loot, and hear a new song from Korn's upcoming album.... NOTHING.


Ticket price? Free. Travel time? None. Log in at

WHO: You, your friends, and Korn
WHAT: Free virtual concert in both AdventureQuest Worlds & AdventureQuest 3D
WHEN: Starts August 20, 2019 @ Sundown (EST) 
WHERE: AdventureQuest 3D & AdventureQuest Worlds

To create this AdventureQuest Worlds Battle Concert event we converted the band members of Korn into video game characters. Who the heck's soul did we sell to make this happen!?

Get all of the concert and band details on the event page at

Concert Arena Rewards

Talk to Johnny Trax, the concert merch vendor, to see her merge shop full of all-new concert outfits and weapons! Save up the Arena Coins the monsters drop* -- you'll use them to create Korn Tokens and Metal Badges (along with other event merge items) in her merge shop to create the Heavy Metal Necro class!

Complete the event and you will earn the rare Dark Mosh Pit badge! (You will only be to earn this badge during the event featuring Korn!)

A New CLASS?!!?!

Yes, a new class! Pisces and the class crew have been hard at work on the new Heavy Metal Necro class. Some early information before the full class details post goes up next week...

  1. The Class will be available during the special musical event and future special musical events
  2. The Class can be obtained by farming 
Tags: Alina,

August 09, 2019

Return to the BattleCon Arena

This Friday, log in and battle before the concert begins

Ten years ago (way way back in 2009), AQWorlds had its first-ever live in-game concert with special musical guest, Aurelio Voltaire. Fast forward to 2019 and we're preparing to celebrate that anniversary AND the grand-opening of the Battleon Arena in AdventureQuest 3D with another special musical guest and an INSANE, massively-monstrous mosh pit event. The event begins later this month, but for several weeks, both the AQ3D and AQWorlds teams have been in overdrive preparing for the big day. And now, we need YOUR help! This weekend, log in and /join arenaline to gear up and help Bryce Platinum (the concert promoter) get ready.

Talk to Bryce Platinum, the concert promoter, to begin quests for all new concert outfits and weapons! Save up the Arena Coins he'll give you, too -- you'll use them (along with other event merge items) in Johnny Trax' merge shop to create the Heavy Metal Necro class!

A New CLASS?!!?!

Yes, a new class! Pisces and the class crew have been hard at work on the new Heavy Metal Necro class. Some early information before the full class details post goes up next week...

  1. The Class will be available during the special musical event and future special musical events
  2. The Class can be obtained by farming 

Johnny Trax's Pre-Event Merge Shop

Talk to Johnny Trax, the concert merch vendor, for a chance to gear up before the show begins later this month. Select items from her event shop are available this weekend. But save up the Arena Coins you earn from Bryce's quests because once the event opens, she'll have even MORE gear! 

Available this weekend:

  • Concert Glow armor
  • Mage Disciple armor
  • Metal Dreads helm
  • Metal Bandana + Dreads helm
  • Metal Spikes helm
  • Metal Chelsea Spikes
  • Neon Green Glowchucks
  • Black Tambourine
  • Cowbell + Dinger 
Tags: Alina,

August 09, 2019

Unlock the rare Cursed OverLord Set

Available from your Featured Gear Shop this month!

From deep beneath the depths of Dage and Nulgath's Underworlds, where untold horrors dwell, lies the home of a fiendish Overlord. This weekend, his minion has come to the surface to offer YOU the curse (and power) that his items bring. Find the Cursed OverLord's Minion in your Featured Gear Shop until August 31st, then it goes rare... FOREVER. Buy the the pet to unlock the entire set for 0 ACs.

The Cursed OverLord's Minion pet's shop contains:

  • Cursed Overlord armor
  • Cursed Overlord helm and morph helm
  • Cursed Overlord Blade and Polearm
  • Cursed Double Wings, Runed Wings, and Summon Circle capes
Tags: Alina,

August 01, 2019

Battle Shimazu the Defiler

Empress Miko needs your help on Yokai Isle!

The people of Yokai lost so much in the war against the Queen of Monsters. It’s all so fresh for them; they still mourn their dead. But - supreme disrespect! - an unruly onryō named Shimazu the Defiler has been awakened by ShadowLord Malgor. In his death, he's focused his anger on those who killed him: Empress Miko and her people. He stalks their graveyard with his minions, attacking anyone who enters to mourn their dead. Empress Miko has been unable to honor her fallen father ever since; defeat Shimazu and bring peace the the people of Akiba!

This weekend, log in and /join shimazu, then talk to Empress Miko to begin your quest to help the people of Akiba!

  • Battle the invading yokai
  • Cleanse and defend the gravestones of the fallen
  • Makes offerings to the ancestors
  • Take down Shimazu the Defiler

New Armor Set in Twilly's Treasure Chest

Grab your inventories and check for treasure chests! If you've got any laying around, you'll want to log in this Friday because the Alpha Phantom set is now available from the Treasure Chest quest. This is the companion set to the Alpha Hunter, which is available during our Black Friday events. Both were created by Crulon several years back, but the Alpha Phantom remained unreleased... UNTIL NOW!

Members get two FREE Treasure Chest keys every month their upgrade is active; you'll need a Treasure Chest key to try for a reward!

Reens' Birthday Server Boost

At Artix Entertainment, we don't like to GET gifts on our birthdays, we like to GIVE them, and to celebrate Reens' birthday this weekend, we're having a blast doing just that! Log in until Monday for DOUBLE Rep, XP, Gold, and Class Points! 

If you haven't met her in-game yet, Reens is the developer in charge of making all of the AQWorlds releases happen. She takes all the map art, cutscenes, monsters, and NPCs our artists and animators send in, then assembles everything to build the releases you play. She is also in charge of our crew of release testers, and is responsible for adding in the bug fixes that Cemaros and the bug testers send on.

/cheers for Reens! Wish her a Happy Birthday on Twitter.

Tags: Alina,

August 01, 2019

Summer AdventureCoin Bonus Sale

Get up to 25% more AdventureCoins for Free!

The Summer of Shadows AdventureCoin Bonus is still available! Get up to 25% more AdventureCoins when you buy a 12000 or 5000 AC pack until August 31st at (link: (plus, unlock your choice of upgrade bonus set, like our newest gear, the Yami no Akuma set)

From now until Saturday, August 31st, get up to 25% more AdventureCoins with each AC package. 

  • 12,000 AC 15,000 ACs (best offer - 25% more!)
  • 5,000 AC 5,500 ACs 

Note: this offer does not apply to AdventureCoin purchases bought on, or the bonus ACs that come with membership packages. 

Tags: Alina,

August 01, 2019

Unlock the Urban Assassins

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 May 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.

Tags: Alina,
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