Design Notes

February 04, 2022

Yokai New Year Returns

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger in AQWorlds

Happy Lunar New Year, Heroes! This weekend, we're celebrating with Empress Miko in Akiba once again. She's got a special guest this year, the Lady Lua and her prized tiger, the Umitora, for a performance and tournament to celebrate. Log in and battle to unlock new reward gear, then revisit all our previous seasonal Akiba New Year bosses!

This weekend, log in and /join Akibacny. Talk to Miko to get the seasonal gear you may have missed out on before now.

Yokai New Year Merge Shop additions

  • Year of the Rabbit Warrior armor + accessories
  • Cerise / Ebony / Cerulean / Sakura Dragon Spirit armors + accessories
  • Legendary Dragon Spirit gear 

Yokai New Year AC Shop additions

  • Chinese New Year Rabbit
  • Tiger Skin
  • Paper Tiger Helm
  • White Tiger pet
  • Chibi Tiger pet
  • Tiger Cannon
  • White Tiger Cannon

Yokai New Year House Shop additions

  • Year of the Rooster scroll + fireworks
  • Year of the Dog scroll + fireworks
  • Year of the Boar scroll + fireworks
  • Year of the Rat scroll + fireworks
  • Year of the Ox scroll + fireworks

Yokai New Year Locations:

  • /akiba - Classic Chunin Class
  • /akibacny - Ai No Miko’s Merge (Akiban Hanfu) 
  • /akibacny - Go 1 Screen Up (Umitora) 
  • /dragonkoiz - Imperial Chunin Class
  • /shadowfortress - DragonSoul Shinobi Class
  • Account Manager - Bonus Pack (Imperial Tiger Forces)

New Lunar New Year Gear

Battle the Umitora to get reward drops + merge shop resources to create the Tidal Tiger armor and select accessories. Then return throughout the rest of the month for even more Year of the Tiger daily drops. Additional Yokai New Year armor sets will also be added to the Featured Gear Shop all month long! 

Umitora Boss Drops:

  • 1 armor
  • 2 helms
  • 1 cape
  • 8 weapons
  • 1 pet
  • 2 house items

Lady Lua's Merge Shop

  • 3 armors
  • 5 helms
  • 17 weapons
  • 1 cape
  • 1 pet

February Class Balance Updates

The AQWorlds Class Balance team has been hard at work reviewing your feedback and the in-game performance our live classes. Just released: another round of class balance updates to help you get the most out of each battle!

Read more about our latest updates, balance changes, and improvements to another group of classes in this weekend's Class Balance Design Notes!

Updated classes:

  • Star Captain
  • Infinity Knight
  • Eternal Inversionist
  • Chronomancer
  • Ranger / Master Ranger

Like what you see? Want to share your thoughts with the team? Send a message to the Class Balance team and Alina_AE on Twitter or in our official Discord server.

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

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

Friday, February 11th: Nulgath 2022 collection chest + shop

Friday, March 4th: SpellFrost set, Unnecessarily Ornate Weapon, LightGlaive Ordens, and Debris Appendages items from the Featured Gear Shop

Daily Gift Schedule

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