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October 22, 2021

Queen of Chaos: Prison of Monsters

This Weekend: our 13th Birthday Origin Story Continues

Log in this weekend for the conclusion of our 13th birthday story event in... Queen of Chaos: Prison of Monsters! You've traveled back in time, battled alongside the 12 Heroes of Lore to recover the Elemental Orbs needed to seal away the Queen of Monsters. And now, the final battle is here. The Queen shows NO FEAR. There is no telling what tricks the Queen has up her sleeves... er, tentacles? O_O Stay alert at all times. To the very. Last. Second. 

In Queen of Chaos: Elemental Orb Hunt, you fought to help the original Ledgermayne, Tibicenas, Xing & Xang, and more find the rest of the Elemental Orbs... the keys to saving Lore by imprisoning the Queen.

In the first chapter, Queen of Chaos: The First Reign, your adventure began in /queensreign as you traveled back in time to help the 12 Heroes of Balance in their quest to bind the Queen of Monsters. 

/join orbhunt to continue your adventure!

  • Help Ledgermayne recover the Fire Orb
  • Complete Tibicenas' quests to secure the Light Orb
  • Fight through a frozen Mythsong to get the Ice Orb

Queen of Chaos Finale Reward Gear

Chaos is elemental. Fundamental. And has infected our world and heroes for centuries. That's why this week's rewards feature a selection of gear based on the Heroes of Lore...

And a selection of updated versions of their Chaotic Counterparts. 

Battle through the story in the /queenbattle map to unlock all 20 armors + their accessories.

New gear dropping from monsters this week:

  • ProtoChampion of Monsters set
  • 1st Hero of Balance armor + items
  • Evil Hero of Balance armor + items
  • Good Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 3rd Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 4th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 5th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 7th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 8th Hero of Balance  armor + items
  • 9th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 10th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 11th Hero of Balance armor + items
  • 12th Hero of Balance armor + items

New gear in the story merge shop:

  • 1st ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • Good ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • Evil ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 3rd ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 4th ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 5th ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 6th ChaosLord Prime armor + items
  • 7th ChaosLord Prime armor + items

13th Birthday Character Page Badge

Talk to Zorbak in Battleon, then complete his 13th Anniversary Gifts quest in the /birthday map by November 5th, 2021 to unlock this event exclusive character page badge!


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 to become a 13th Upholder

tarting now we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder. Upgrade your account with any membership package until 11:59 EST on November 1st and unlock:

  • Have an active membership that expires after November 2nd, 2021 or
  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership ANYTIME during the month of October**

All 13th Upholder badges and gear will be unlocked with tonight's release.

What does a 13th Upholder get?

As a 13th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Exclusive Upholder Class: Sentinel Class!***
  • Sentinel armor set
  • Access to the exclusive Star Sword: Origins zone
  • 13th Upholder exclusive Star Swords
  • 13 Chaos Lord Star Swords
  • 12 Lord of Order Star Swords
  • 13th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

The 13th Upholder exclusive Star Swords are:

  • Glacial Star Sword
  • SoulWeaver Star Sword
  • Rainbow Star Sword
  • Alchemical + Classic Alchemical Star Sword
  • Bonebreaker + Classic Bonebreaker Star Sword
  • Fallen + Classic Fallen Star Sword
  • SkyGuard + Classic SkyGuard Star Sword

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

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

October 15:

  • Daily gifts released between September 15 - 30th go rare

October 31:

  • Daily gifts released between October 1 - 17th go rare

November 5:

  • 13th birthday events + rares leave

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

Thank you

Our AQWorlds birthday celebration takes place all month long. YOU are the guest of honor, because you're the reason we're here. From Artix, the AE + AQW teams, and myself... thank you battling alongside us through THIRTEEN YEARS of adventure.

Tags: Alina,
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October 22, 2021

Frostval Holiday Boss Design Contest

Design a Frostval Holiday Boss Monster Contest

For all of you artistic, creative, crazy monster hunters, beast masters, and mad scientists out there in the AQW community... this is your time to shine! Our "anything goes" AQWorlds Frostval holiday monster design contest begins now! We want to see your coolest creature creation, so grab a tablet, a drawing pad, or block of clay and get ready to rock. This contest will run until 11:59am (Noon) on Monday, November 1st. 


Prize Details

The winning entry will be created and released in AdventureQuest Worlds as a Frostval Holiday reward farming boss this year.

Grand Prize Winner/s from each category will get:

  • Winning design created and released in-game
  • 2,000 AC prize
  • Free 2021 Frostval Collection Chest
  • To choose a friend (or alt account) to also receive the free Frostval chest
  • Character page badge

Victory Circle Winner/s from each category will get:

  • 2,000 AC prize
  • Character page badge

How to Enter

To submit your monster design for this contest, click where it say "Design a Holiday Boss Monster" on the widget below to upload your image entry. 

AdventureQuest Worlds Frostval Boss Design Contest

Bonus information:

  • If your winning entry is submitted in Flash, we may reach out to work with you directly on creating the monster art for the game rather than having a team artist translate it.
  • As always, we reserve the right to reward contest entries that go above and beyond, or show incredible creativity or passion.

Official Rules

  1. Artwork may be created using any medium: pen, pencil, Flash, crayon, chalk, etc.
  2. Must be original. No Screenshots, no copy/paste, no stenciling or tracing.
  3. Concept cannot be based on any existing monsters. This includes other games, tv shows, movies, anime, manga, comics, novels, other people’s concepts, your brother’s concept, and anything else not created by you.
  4. You may only submit one monster.
  5. Your submission must include the concept art (You can, but do not need to, suggest skills or animations)
  6. Images entered must be in .jpg format.
  7. All entries must be completed and uploaded by Monday, November 1st at 12:01 PM (noon) Eastern 
  8. Images must be no larger than "1920 x 1080"
  9. Not following the above rules will warrant immediate disqualification.
  10. Ultra scary monsters are fine, just please keep your submissions family-friendly!

Contest Entry Gallery

Want to check out all the other entries? View them in the contest gallery here.

Have fun, and we look forward to seeing your viciously-creative creations!

Tags: Alina,
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October 20, 2021

Artix Entertainment's Pumpkin Carving Contest: 2021 Edition!

Can you... SQUASH... the competition?!

… Ok, at this point maybe “Fall Food Decorating Contest” is more appropriate, but it just doesn’t have the same ring. BUT on to the contest! Do you have what it takes to carve the best AdventureQuest Worlds-themed pumpkin in all of Lore? How skilled are you in the fine arts of squash carnage? Are you able to duel-wield a camera and a carved ear of corn at the same time? If so, this contest is perfect for you!

Attention all ye who wish to enter…this contest: Mogloween is drawing ever near, so we need pumpkin-carving masters to take on this challenge!

Mogloween mog-luh-ween; noun

The evening of October 31 in Lore; celebrated in the month of October; observed especially by Heroes in costumes who solicit treats, candy, and Seasonal Rare items inside AdventureQuest Worlds

Prize Details

  1. There will be ONE Grand Prize winner, who shall receive 2000 ArtixPoints

  2. 2nd Place Winners will get 1000 ArtixPoints

  3. 3rd Place Winners will get 700 ArtixPoints

  4. Runner Ups will get 500 ArtixPoints

  5. If you go Above and Beyond, we shall award you accordingly ;)

Contest Timeframe

The contest will range from today, October 20th until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, October 31st. The winners will be announced the following week on the Design Notes.

Contest Rules

To be considered, all entries must:

  • Include your game character name and the year (2021) visually displayed somewhere within the picture or video

    • The game character name in the picture must be tied to an Artix account to receive a prize

  • Must not use digitally altered art (so no photoshopping) - we want to see what you can do offline!

  • Be themed on any Artix game, character, monster, etc

  • Be posted to the AE_Contests Twitter accountAQW Facebook account

  • The photo of your pumpkin must be of the highest quality—the bigger and more clear the picture, the better!

  • One entry per person

You are welcome to think outside the box and submit other non-pumpkin creative entries for our consideration… but carved pumpkins and gourds are what we want to feature!  So you COULD...

  • Paint a pumpkin

  • Dress an ear of corn

  • Carve a pumpkin pie

  • Build a diorama featuring acorn squash

  • … the possibilities are endless

Reminders

  1. Please don’t spam your entry or you will be disqualified! You can only win once per person!

  2. A true hero is a good sportsman -- we reserve the right to reward excellent examples of good sportsmanship or remove entries for abusive behavior towards staff or other contest participants.

  3. As always, entries that WOW us and go above and beyond, displaying true effort or creativity, will get extra-special attention (or prizes)!

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your creativity carved into pumpkins… or gourds… or apples (?!)! Will you win the Grand Prize? There is only one way to find out—submit your photo today!

Tags: Rellik,
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October 15, 2021

Queen of Chaos: Elemental Orb Hunt

This Weekend: our 13th Birthday Origin Story Continues

Our 13th birthday story event continues this weekend with Queen of Chaos: Elemental Orb Hunt! Last week, your adventure began in /queensreign as you traveled back in time to help the 12 Heroes of Balance in their quest to bind the Queen of Monsters. This weekend, log in and help the original Ledgermayne, Tibicenas, Xing & Xang, and more as you quest to find the rest of the Elemental Orbs you'll need to seal away the Queen. 

/join orbhunt to continue your adventure!

  • Help Ledgermayne recover the Fire Orb
  • Complete Tibicenas' quests to secure the Light Orb
  • Fight through a frozen Mythsong to get the Ice Orb

Elemental Orb Hunt Reward Gear

Chaos is elemental... and so are this week's event farming rewards! Battle through the story in the /orbhunt map to unlock the pieces of the Light, Darkness, Energy, and Fire armor sets. 

New armor sets this week:

  • Luminomancer 
  • Tenebral Warrior
  • Pyroclastic Mage
  • Elegant Eternal Ice Outfit

Return next week as we release the "Good Hero Lords" armor sets and a selection of evolved + reworked chaos weapons! 

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.

 

The joint forces + skill of AQW programmers Spider and Captain Rhubarb (and our team of intrepid release testers) have been working VERY hard to bring you some much-requested features during our month-long birthday celebration!

  • Bank for your house items!!!
  • Stackable House Items can now be placed in your house! (E.g. Having 2x "Bunny" will let you place it in your house TWICE!)*
  • Extra xp from leveling up now carries over!
  • Music / Sound FX volume slider
  • New Bank! (Loading times exponentially faster!)
  • New House Shop/Inventory UI
  • Users in the same server as you on your friends list will be at very top
  • and more!
  • Plus... the team is working on even MORE feature and quality of life requests, to be announced in the near future.

* We are adding the functionality this week. It will take the team some time to go through and manually adjust the stack sizes on the house items to be increased. Which would YOU like to see first? (Columns, lamps, tables, chairs, rugs, etc are at the top of the list.)

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 to become a 13th Upholder

tarting now we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder. Upgrade your account with any membership package until 11:59 EST on November 1st and unlock:

  • Have an active membership that expires after November 2nd, 2021 or
  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership ANYTIME during the month of October**

All 13th Upholder badges and gear will be unlocked with tonight's release.

What does a 13th Upholder get?

As a 13th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Exclusive Upholder Class: Sentinel Class!***
  • Sentinel armor set
  • Access to the exclusive Star Sword: Origins zone
  • 13th Upholder exclusive Star Swords
  • 13 Chaos Lord Star Swords
  • 12 Lord of Order Star Swords
  • 13th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

The 13th Upholder exclusive Star Swords are:

  • Glacial Star Sword
  • SoulWeaver Star Sword
  • Rainbow Star Sword
  • Alchemical + Classic Alchemical Star Sword
  • Bonebreaker + Classic Bonebreaker Star Sword
  • Fallen + Classic Fallen Star Sword
  • SkyGuard + Classic SkyGuard Star Sword

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

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

October 15:

  • Daily gifts released between September 15 - 30th go rare

October 31:

  • Daily gifts released between October 1 - 17th go rare

November 5:

  • 13th birthday events + rares leave

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

Thank you

Our AQWorlds birthday celebration takes place all month long. YOU are the guest of honor, because you're the reason we're here. From Artix, the AE + AQW teams, and myself... thank you battling alongside us through THIRTEEN YEARS of adventure.

Tags: Alina,
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October 15, 2021

AQW Client Update Patch Notes

Release Notes for AQW Game Client 2.008

The AQ Lite client features have been merged with the AQWorlds official game client and rolled live!


Latest Big Changes

  • Faster Bank Item List
  • House Items can be added to Bank
  • New Stats Panel
  • Extra xp from leveling up now carries over!
  • Music / Sound FX volume slider
  • Updated skill tooltips to be more descriptive

 

Top 10 New Features

  • Auto-Untarget
  • Battle Analyzer
  • New Chat UI
  • Class Actives/Auras UI
  • Custom Drops UI
  • Custom Keybinds
  • Quest Pinner
  • Reaccept Quest After Turn-In
  • Smooth Background
  • Travel Menu

List of Advanced Customization Options

Want to tailor your gameplay experience? Head to the Options menu and check out all of the different ways you can customize the AQWorlds game client.

Advanced Options Guide

Patch Notes

Read on to see the details of what's been added, fixed, and updated.

View Detailed Patch Notes for Test Client Releases

Tags: Alina,
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October 14, 2021

Queen's Chaos Collection Chest Update

Unlock 150+ items in our 13th Birthday Collection

We're celebrating AQWorlds 13th birthday all month long, and this weekend, we're adding even MORE gear to our event rare collection chest! Find the event shop full of 13th Birthday rare items in Battleon now, and then return when we add in Friday night's update to find even MORE gear. If you're a collector or rare hunter, pick up the Queen's Chaos Collection Chest to get ALL of the event rares and a character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins (that is over 50,000 ACs worth of gear)

This week, the Fire, Darkness, Light, and Energy sets -- along with the Ancient Knight -- join all of the gear released last week. 

  • The Queen's Chaos 13th birthday collection includes all 150+ items for 10,000 ACs (that's over 50,000 ACs worth of gear) 
  • Find all of the new items automatically added to your collection chest shop with tomorrow night's release... or buy individual items from Quibble's shop in Battleon.

New gear available in the Queen's Chaos collection chest includes:

  • ShadowLight of Doom (dual + single-wield variants, with item bonus)
  • Boreal Warrior armor, Fists of the North Wind, and accessories
  • Ignus Warrior set
  • Ionic Warrior set
  • Umbral Warrior, Umbral Screams cape, and accessories

In addition to all of the new gear, the collection chest over 150 items, like:

  • Exclusive Queen's Chaos Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • Monstrous Royal Chaos Garb set
  • Aquatic + Iridescent Nereidian Majesty sets
  • Elite, Legion, and Evolved ShadowReaver sets
  • Eternal Dragon of Time Caster set
  • Geodic, Glacial, Luminous, and Aquatic Warrior sets
  • Dark Dragon of Time set
  • 2 Bank Pets
  • Chrono Wyvern pet
  • Chronomancer's Loyal Companion Quest Pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

Even more items will be added to the Queen's Chaos Collection chest next week, so keep an eye on the Design Notes for more news.

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside the 2021 TLaPD Prime Collection Chest shop will also be available to buy individually in Quibble's Event shop.

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 birthday event and Quibble's shop leave November 5th.
  • In order to prevent shop abuse, the Queen's Chaos Collection Chest cannot be sold.
Tags: Alina,
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