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January 15, 2021

Log in for new gifts each day

Week of January 11 - 15th, 2021

We know a lot of you have had unexpected schedule changes and challenges over the last year. To help keep your spirits high as we enter the new year, we're making sure that when you log into AdventureQuest Worlds, you have even more to do. More rewards to hunt for, quests to complete, and battles to win. 

That's why we've added daily login gifts. Log in each day for a new item, boost, buff, or surprise. 

Monday

48 hour server boost, available until Wednesday at 11 AM EST.

Tuesday

New reward item drop, permanently available from the boss.

Wednesday

48 hour server boost, available until Friday at 11 AM EST.

Thursday

New reward item drops, permanently available from the boss.

Friday

72 hour server boost, available until Monday at 11 AM EST.

Saturday

Farming resource boost available until Monday.

Sunday

New reward item drop, available until January 31st.

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January 08, 2021

Double Artist Birthdays

Log in and celebrate Crulon and Hikari's Birthdays!

This month, we're celebrating the new year and a host of AE team member and guest artist birthdays! We kick off the gift-off with new quests and gear from Crulon and Hikari. The adventures will continue all month long, so gear up and get ready to /SLAY!

Whether you are a fan of light gear, dark, or in between, this week we've got something for you! Check out the Featured Gear Shop in your game menu to find the Djinn Lich and Diabolical Illusionist sets, available until February 5th. 

Plus, log in this weekend and find…

  • The Aurora Caller armor daily login gift drop arrives Saturday
  • Our Holiday AdventureCoin bonus has been extended! 

Guardian of the Djinn Realm: Dream Palace

Crulon is one of the guardians of the Djinn Realm... and also one of AQWorlds top item artists. He celebrated his real-life birthday earlier this month, and to share in the joy he felt, he’s created a host of new treasures for you! This weekend, a fabulous palace has appeared in the Djinn Realm, as if from someone’s dream. Log in and explore it to see what treasures it holds!

Great ready to...

  • /join dreampalace and take down a series of all-new minibosses
  • Continue battling until you their unique weapon drops then quest to level them up into even more mystical versions
  • Create versions of the boss armor sets in Crulon's Dream Palace merge shop

Real Life Quest: Wish him a happy birthday on Twitter!

More Adventures in the Djinn Realm

Being a Djinn Guardian, you come across a LOT of mystical chests. Last year, Crulon found one locked with three magical seals. Decipher his riddles, locate the monsters, and fight to get the seals you need.

Talk to him in /djinn to begin his quests. Complete his Seal of Approval quest and to collect the pieces of the Serpent Knight gear. Find his Sandsea Enchanter set in his birthday shop or the Featured Gear shop in your game menu.

Meet Hikari the ShadowHunter

This weekend, /join banished and explore until you encounter a mysterious new NPC... Hikari! In the real world, Hikari is one of our contract artists, regularly contributing reward items, monster art, and more for our weekly releases. And this weekend, to celebrate his birthday, he's crafted a host of gear for you to hunt for! 

Great ready to...

  • /join banishede and solve his riddles to recover valuable artifacts
  • Battle to earn his Diabolical Witch and Ectomancer armor sets

Real Life Quest: Wish him a happy birthday on Twitter!

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

  • Friday, January 15: Our Frostval holiday maps, bosses, and rewards
  • Friday, January 15: Frostval Collection Chest
  • Friday, January 29: Our New Year holiday maps, bosses, and rewards
  • Sunday, January 31: January seasonal set

EXTENDED: Holiday AdventureCoin Bonus is still available!

Good news! We know a lot of people were asking for the Holiday AdventureCoin bonus to be extended after the holidays... and we agree! We don't want anyone to miss out, so for a limited time, get 50% more ACs with any Membership or AC pack. 

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (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.

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

For the first time in years, we are adding a new 40,000 AdventureCoin package! Get 40,000 ACs for $99.95 and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the new Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). But while our 50% holiday bonus is on... get 60,000 ACs for $99.95!

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.

And in the spirit of the holiday season... we will award an MIoDA for every $100 USD spent on AC and membership packages* between November 18th, 2020 and 6 PM EST on December 4th, 2020. 

* Excluding the new 40k AC pack. If you bought that, you've already unlocked your MIoDA!

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

Flash is Dead. AQWorlds lives on with the Artix Games Launcher!

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, has 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 Artix Games Launcher at artix.com/launcher  and you'll be able to continue playing all your favorite Artix games right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.
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January 04, 2021

Log in for new gifts each day

Week of January 4th, 2021

We know a lot of you have had unexpected schedule changes and challenges over the last year. To help keep your spirits high as we enter the new year, we're making sure that when you log into AdventureQuest Worlds, you have even more to do. More rewards to hunt for, quests to complete, and battles to win. 

That's why we've added daily login gifts. Log in each day for a new item, boost, buff, or surprise. 

Monday: 48 Hour Server Boost

Get double EXP from battles and quests until Wednesday!

Tuesday: New Reward Items

New year holi-daily login gifts: battle the 2021 Ball in the /newyear map for a chance to get the 0 AC Aurora Caller capes! More set pieces arriving on Thursday and Saturday.

Wednesday: Double Rep Boost

Get double EXP from quests until Friday!

Thursday: New Reward Items

New year holi-daily login gifts: battle the 2021 Ball in the /newyear map for a chance to get the 0 AC Aurora Caller armor! The full set is now available.

Friday: Double Gold Boost

Get double EXP from battles and quests until Monday!

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January 01, 2021

January Seasonal Set: ArchFiend OverLord

Available every year from January 1st - 31st

January is a month of new beginnings and birthdays in AQWorlds! To help ALL our heroes celebrate the new year and Nulgath's birthday, this month's seasonal set features the ArchFiend OverLord. 

January Set: ArchFiend OverLord

Starting this Tuesday at 12:01 AM EST (that's server time), unlock the ArchFiend OverLord armor and all its accessories!

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 5,400 ACs, so getting all the gear from the Northern Wanderers pack is a pretty sweet deal (you save 3,400 ACs).

The set includes:

  • ArchFiend OverLord Armor
  • 5 helms 
  • 7 capes
  • 7 weapons
  • 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 the monthly upgrade bonus? 

Monthly upgrade bonus gear is an extra reward for buying AdventureCoin or Membership packages. 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 January, so if you can't get it now, you'll have another chance in 2019, or 2020, or 2021, etc.

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 January 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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January 01, 2021

Unlock the ContractKeeper of Nulgath

Upgrade to unlock the exclusive armor sets

Once you sign Nulgath the ArchFiend's contract, you become a part of his Nation. FOREVER. The ContractKeepers are the warriors who enforce that rule. Get the ContractKeeper of Nulgath upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock the full set 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 ContractKeeper of Nulgath pack to unlock the full armor set. 

  • ContractKeeper of Nulgath armor
  • ContractReaper of Nulgath armor
  • Blood Leech of Nulgath helm
  • ContractKeeper Hood of Nulgath
  • Nulgatharian Knight Hair
  • Zealot Hood of Nulgath
  • ContractKeeper Cape
  • Contract Wings of Nulgath
  • Butcher BackBlades of Nulgath
  • Nulgatharian Knight
  • Unidentified 13 of Nulgath Staff
  • Contract Butchers of Nulgath daggers
  • Excalibur of Nulgath blade
  • and a character page badge

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

40000 AC package rewards:

  • ALL the ContractKeeper of Nulgath gear
  • Mythic Item of Donated Awesomeness (redeem for almost any rare item in the game!)
  • 15 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.

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the ContractKeeper of Nulgath 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 Upgrade Bonus Set gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts 
  • and a character page badge

Don't miss our other upgrade bonus sets

Maybe you prefer a more... thematic Nulgath set, since January is the start of the New Year.  We've got you covered. Check out the Void ChronoKnight Upgrade Bonus Set bonus set! You'll find it now in your Account Manager.

Copper Void ChronoKnight set!

Command space and time when you become a Void ChronoKnight! Buy any AC or membership package worth $10 USD or more to unlock one of our upgrade bonus packs, then log in to your Account Manager and choose the Copper Void ChronoKnight set.

 

Pack Details

 Choose the Copper Void ChronoKnight pack to unlock:

  • Copper Void ChronoKnight armor 
  • 5 helms
  • 2 capes
  • 10 weapons
  • 3 pets
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts added straight to your inventory
  • and a character page badge

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

Chromium Void ChronoKnight Add-On

Permanently unlock the color customizable Chromium Void Knight set when you buy the Chromium Canister for 6,000 ACs.

  1. Buy any membership or AdventureCoin pack worth $10 USD or more.
  2. Choose the Copper Void ChronoKnight upgrade bonus in your Account Manager.
  3. Log in at www.AQ.com and find your Copper Void ChronoKnight badge shop.
  4. Buy the Chromium Canister item.
  5. /join battleontown and head to Vinara's Curio Shop. Click on the Chromium VoidKnight to unlock your gear.

The Chromium Void ChronoKnight set includes:

  • Chromium Void ChronoKnight armor (Chromium armor is color-customizable)
  • 5 helms
  • 4 capes
  • 10 weapons
  • 3 pets

*During January 2019, the Chromium Void Knight set was available for players who purchased a 12,000 AC pack or 12 month membership. The Chromium Canister is priced to keep the total cost of the Chromium Void Knight set equivalent under our new system. This set will not be purchasable as a separate upgrade bonus.

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December 31, 2020

2020 Honorable Hero Rewards

Log in to get your Honorable Hero Prize 

As a way of saying "thanks!" to the heroes who did not get muted or banned in 2020 (an even greater feat than in normal years!). In this year of unprecendented challenges, you kept your cool, followed the rules without fail, and emerged from the fires still standing strong. As an incentive for everyone to keep following the rules in 2021, we are awarding players who helped keep AdventureQuest Worlds a positive, fun, and family-friendly game!

What's an honorable hero, you ask? Good question! They are what true in-game heroes and role models are, and we want to reward them for a year's worth of good behavior... with 500 FREE AdventureCoins and a character page badge! 

Starting today, if your hero account meets the following requirements:

  • Did not receive a 24 hour or longer in-game mute or ban in 2020
  • Not currently disabled
  • Logged in between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020
  • Level 11 or higher 
  • Created your account before January 1st, 2021

You've already been awarded your 500 AdventureCoins and should see your a character page badge now. 

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