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February 23, 2024

Dragons of Yokai Saga WAR

The Blood of the Dragon is Strong in Yokai Isle

The Dragons of Yokai saga continues this weekend as WAR comes to Haku! Danger looms on two fronts: an army of invading dragons threatens the land while the Yokai themselves seek to kill Empress Miko. Battle alongside her loyal warriors to defend the Empress and her home. If she dies at the Shrine of the Great Yokai Spirit, all of Yokai Isle will fall back into the claws of ancient beasts.

Friday, February 23: Update Details

  • New Event: Dragons of Yokai Saga WAR!
  • Rewards: Yokai DragonSlayer sets (regular + color-customizable)
  • Featured Gear Shop: rare, color-customizable Draconic Assassin set 

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double Gold, XP, Rep, Class Points
  • Resource Boost: Celestial Dungeon + triple Void Orbs boost
  • Saturday: Dragon's Diamond Hoard cape drops from the war boss in /hakuwar
  • Sunday: Diabolical house items drop from the Diabolical Hoard in Lost Villa

War Rewards: Yokai DragonSlayer Sets

There are enough enough rewards in the Haku War merge shop to fill a greedy dragon's hoard... you just need to kill it first! Battle through the war to unlock the resources to craft the Yokai DragonSlayer (regular + color-customizable).

Hakuwar Merge Shop

Complete the War Medal quests to raise the meter and collect merge shop resources. You'll use the Village's Grace tokens to craft the pieces of the Yokai DragonSlayer set.

  • Yokai Dragonslayer armor
  • Noble & Yokai Dragonslayer Helms
  • Noble & Yokai Dragonslayer Beards
  • Yokai Dragonslayer Quiver Cloak & War Cloaks
  • Kisshoten Naginata
  • Luminous Mikazuki (single + dual-wield)
  • Seven Fang Blade (single + dual-wield)
  • Dragonbane Tanto  (single + dual-wield)

Save your set pieces and combine them with even more tokens to make the color-customizable version of the Yokai DragonSlayer set!

Dragons of Yokai Saga Order

  1. Prologue: head to YokaiPirate + YokaiTreasure
  2. Chapter 1: battle through /HakuVillage
  3. Chapter 2: fight through in /HakuWar
  4. Chapter 3 + 4 arrive later this Spring!

Featured Rare Set: Draconic Assassin

This weekend's featured rare set combines two of the coolest themes in all of Yokai Isle: dragons + assassins! Find the rare color-customizable Draconic Assassin armor sets & the Storm of Kunai cape in your Featured Gear Shop until April 26th!

This week's set includes:

  • Armed Draconic Yokai Assassin armor
  • Draconic Yokai Assassin armor
  • Draconic Yokai Assassin Ponytail & Masked PonyTail
  • Draconic Yokai Assassin Mask
  • Draconic Yokai Assassin Sheathed Katana
  • Storm of Kunai cape
  • Bladed Destiny Circle ground rune
  • Dragon's Breath Katana
  • Sheathed Dragon's Breath Katana
  • Backhanded Dragon's Breath Katana (single + dual-wield)
  • Kaminari Kunai (single + dual-wield)

Guide to War in AQWorlds

Battle alongside your fellow heroes to defeat the dragons attacking Yokai; Empress Miko is counting on you to defend her home! For many of you, this will be the first war you've ever fought in, so we've got a few tips to help guide you through this coming encounter: 

  • Complete Chapter 1 Quests: if you haven't finished the quests in /hakuvillage, head there now and complete the quests*. Then /join hakuwar.
  • War Meter:  Defeat your opponents to earn war tokens, then turn them in to increase the war meter. When the meter hits 100%, it unlocks the war boss.
  • War Tokens: There are two different kinds of tokens. Turning in 5 regular tokens to increases the meter by a regular amount. Turn in mega tokens to increase the meter by DOUBLE the normal amount.
  • Goals: Raising the war meter unlocks special achievements. Depending on the war, this could be a special shop, challenge fight, cutscene, or the war boss (once the meter hits 100%).  
  • War Boss: Defeat the war boss to unlocks the final cutscene, then battle him to earn reward drops

You and the rest of the heroes in Lore will all be fighting together to reach a common goal: victory! With every additional hero who battles in the war, you'll reach the 100% mark that much faster... and that means you'll unlock the rewards and final cinematic cutscene sooner, too!

War Exclusives

During the War event only...

  • Completing the one-time only quests in /hakuvillage will also increase the war meter
  • Increased gold and XP rewards on non-boss quests in /hakuwar

Commanders: 

While battling in the war, you may notice that a couple of the monsters are notably different than the rest. We're calling these monsters "Commanders," and here's what you need to know about them:

  • Considerably stronger than other monsters on the battlefield
  • Have increased stats, sometimes skills, and a damage shield* 
  • Drop more rewards than other monsters when killed. Any items dropped won't be exclusive to them, and will also be obtainable from regular mobs.
  • Have a longer respawn time**

* Adding increased stats and damage shield gives other players in the map time to reach them before they are defeated.
** For this war, Commander mobs will respawn when a new map instance is created, this may change in future wars.

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February 16, 2024

Dragons of Yokai Saga, Pt 1

The Blood of the Dragon is Strong in Yokai Isle

Log in this weekend for part one of our Dragons of Yokai story: an ancient Dragon with a centuries-old grudge demands Empress Miko face him in combat, as her ancestor did long ago. If she refuses or loses, her people will be slaughtered and her home destroyed; victory will buy their safety forever. Guard the coast while she and her Guard Captain prepare for battle. 

To begin the Dragons of Yokai storyline in /hakuvillage, you'll need to finish the quests in /yokaipirate and /yokaitreasure (which act as a prologue.) Parts 1 and 2 arrive this month, and Parts 3 and 4 will arrive after March.

Friday, February 16: New Update Details

  • Dragons of Yokai Saga, Pt 1
  • Carnaval and Yokai Reward sets
  • New seasonal, rare, and permanent sets in the Featured Gear Shop

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double EXP
  • Resource Boost: triple Dark Spirit Orbs
  • Saturday: battle the Paladin Ascendant in the /voidrefuge map to get the 0 AC rare Radiant Bloodfiend Capes + Armblades
  • Sunday: battle the Wind Elemental in /fableforest for Aelious' 0 AC Birthday Badger house items

New Holiday Reward Drops

This weekend brings enough rewards to fill a greedy dragon's hoard! 

Dai Tengu in /hakuvillage:

  • Elegant Changshan armor
  • 2 Noble Topknot helms
  • Noble Incognito Cloak

Master of Ceremonies in /sambaflag:

  • Heartbeat Festa Dancer
  • 4 Heartbeat Festa helms + 2 masked helms (member-only)
  • Heartbeat Festa Cape, Heartbeat Festa Bow + Glimmer Bow

M'Boi in /yguasu: Yguazu Warrior armor, 2 Yguazu helms, and Spear

Green Rat in /Terradafesta: Back Alley Pancake Thief + Sweet Pancake Thief pet

Sakura Petal Fox in /eventhub:

  • Love Kitty Sweater armor
  • 3 Love Kitty helms
  • Love Kitty Tail and Budding Hearts capes
  • Love Kitty Paws gauntlets

New Limited Time Sets 

We've got a host of new rare, seasonal, and permanently-available items available in your Featured Gear Shop this weekend for AdventureCoins.

Rare Gear
Available in the Featured Gear Shop in your Game Menu until March 1st.

  • Badger Brigade Morph Armor
  • Fairy Tale Romance Dress + Garb armors*
  • Enchanted Love Kitty Sweater and Gauntlets*
  • Enchanted Budding Love Hearts and Love Kitty Tail capes*

Permanently Available Gear
Find these color-customizable items in the Featured Gear Shop until March 1st, and permanently available in Yue's AC Shop in /hakuvillage.

  • Enchanted Stylish Qipao armor*
  • Enchanted Modern Trend Bun + Hair*
  • Enchanted Dragon's Favor Fan*

Savage Glaceran Warlord Class 
The Savage Glaceran Warlord Class is the seasonal variant of the Glacial Warlord Class. Get more details on the Glaceran Warlord Class and skills in these Design Notes.

  • Savage Glaceran Warlord class
  • Savage Glaceran Warlord armor
  • Glaceran War Axe (single + duel-wield)
  • Savage Glaceran Warlord Cloak
  • Savage Glaceran Warlord Horns + Helm

If you have the Glacial Warlord Upgrade Bonus pack, good news! You'll find the class in your badge shop for free! 

* Color-customizable

Leaving Soon!

Heads up, heroes! The 2024 Nulgath birthday events, rares shop, and collection chest will be available until Friday, March 1st. New helms went live in the chest and shop last week, along with a fix to the Void Commander armor's leg position.

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February 11, 2024

Halftime Show is ON!

Half-time is /Punt time: Chieftains vs Miners!

Join us this Sunday at during the SuperBowl half-time show to /punt Twilly, battle the Undead Defender, get new gear, and /cheer for your favorite team as the Bloodtusk Chieftains face off against the Dwarvish Miners! These two teams last faced off against each other back in 2020 and they're squaring off again!

When the Bloodtusk Chieftains face-off against the Dwarvish Miners, all of Lore goes CRAZY! So, football fans, kick your puntin' foot into high gear tonight, because the /punt map is NOW OPEN! 

When: During the Super Bowl half-time show 
Who: Chieftains, Miners, the AQW Team & YOU!
Where: Right here... in-game!
What: /Cheer for your favorite team!

Score a field goal AND a rockin' character page badge by punting Twilly across the field and into the end zone!

LoreBowl LVIII Gear

The half-time shop sports a stock full of returning fan favorites: Chieftains gear, Minwea gear, and faction outfits! So grab your pompoms and /cheer for your favorite team! Plus, battle the Undead Defender monster to collect all the Lorebowl House Pennants.

The map + gear shop will be available until Friday, March 1st.

Tags: Alina,
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February 09, 2024

Carnaval of LOVE

Log in for a Double Holiday Event!

Log in now for our Carnaval x Hero's Heart Day double holiday event! Journey to the Yguasu Falls, where two lovers have been forever separated by a jealous deity. With your help, Samba and Big Daddy may just turn this tragedy into a triumphant love story.

Friday's Update Details

  • Double Holiday Event: Carnaval x Hero's Heart Day
  • Festive New Rewards in /yguasu and /love
  • Chrono ShadowHunter Set: variant added to 2024 Calendar Badge Shops
  • Featured Gear Shop: new limited time rare + seasonal color-customizable items

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: Double Gold 
  • Resource Boost: Spirit Orbs & Metals
  • Saturday: Enchanted Masks from Lovely Masks in /yguasu
  • Sunday: Hero's Heart Gear from Stolen Heart in /lovespell

Stay up to date with upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

Double Holiday Rewards

We know you LOVE to /party, and that's why we're flooding you with new gear to collect this weekend! 

Yguasu Falls Merge Shop:

Gather resources to create the Queen of the Waves items, then fight to earn additional merge resources to make the 0 AC color-customizble variant!

  • Vestes da Rainha das Ondas armor
  • Rainha das Ondas helms
  • Espírito da Mãe d'água Guardian cape
  • Leque da Mãe D'água mace (single + dual-wield)
  • and color customizable variants

M'Boi's Boss Drops

Defeat this weekend's boss monster to collect new reward items

  • Capa das Ondas
  • Bolsa da Mãe D'água (single + dual-wield)
  • That's M'Boi, the House Guest (stacks up to 6)

New /love Drops

Defeat Kewpid in the /love map to collect new Big Daddy-themed items

  • Big Love Formal Wear
  • Big Daddy's Hat
  • Big Mama's Top Hat
  • Big Daddy's Cane
  • Enchanted Big Love Formal Wear (color-custom, member-only)
  • Big Daddy's Enchanted Hat (color-custom, member-only)
  • Big Mama's Enchanted Top Hat (color-custom, member-only)
  • Big Daddy's Enchanted Cane (color-custom, member-only)

Festive New Featured Gear

Find all-new 2024 Heroes Heart Day x Carnaval color-customizable rare and seasonal sets + click-to-transform weapons in the Featured Gear Shop through March 1st.

Rare color-customizable shop additions

  • Amor e Alegria armor
  • 4 Amor e Alegria helms
  • Amor e Alegria bow
  • Dark Love Gambler
  • Dark Love Gambler helms (male + female) 
  • Dark Love Gambler Cane
  • Lovely Dark Royal Flush Cards (single + dual-wield)

Seasonal color-customizable shop additions

  • Amor e Folia
  • 4 Amor e Folia helms
  • Amor e Folia bow
  • Asas do Amor cape
  • Love Gambler Armor
  • Love Gambler Panama helma (male + female)
  • Love Gambler Cane 
  • Lovely Royal Flush Cards (single + dual-wield)

Click-to-Transform weapon

  • Lovesick Infernal Staff
  • Lovesick Infernal Hammer (single + dual-wield)
  • Lovesick Infernal Obliterator
  • Lovesick Infernal Blades

Find several new Void Commander items from Nulgath in his Collection and Birthday Rares shop! All his birthday zones and drops will be in-game through March 1st. 

Also Happening This Weekend: LoreBowl Returns

Make sure you log on this Sunday for the Superbowl Half-time Show, the Punt Twilly Challenge, and all-new gear!

PS: Icy Vordred Battlepet is live

PS 2: The 0 AC Frostval Crate item drops from December were delayed due to a string of real-life difficulties I had, which made finishing them impossible in a timely manner. At this point, to help avoid cluttering up your inventory or bank, next week we are going to turn the items into bags you can sell back for increasingly ridiculously large amounts of gold... or just destroy if you you are a fan of silver. (These items will never be used for anything, so it is fine to use them to make a profit.)

PS 3: Find several new helms in Nulgath's Collection and Birthday Rares shop! All his birthday zones and drops will be in-game through March 1st.

Tags: Alina,
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February 02, 2024

Triple Holiday Weekend

Get ready to /dance!

Happy Lunar New Year, Heroes! This weekend, we're celebrating with Empress Miko in Akiba once again... and THIS year is special: it's the Year of the Dragon so you KNOW we've got an epic boss battle ahead. Plus, find Beleen and Frevo, our holiday emissaries for Hero's Heart Day and Carnaval, in the /eventhub. February is a Triple Holiday month-long celebration: from the SuperBowl /party all the way to Hero's Heart Day and Yokai New Year! Log in all month long for new holiday events, stories, and gear.

Friday's Update Details

  • New Story: Year of the Wood Dragon Boss Battle
  • New Rewards: Treasure hoard of new Yokai dragon gear
  • Class Updates: Not a Mod rework + new icons, DragonSlayer General rebalance
  • Holiday events: the Groundhorc, Yokai New Year, Hero's Heart Day, and Carnaval return
  • Upgrade Bonus: find an all-new upgrade bonus set based on the Year of the Dragon

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: Double Reputation
  • Resource Boost: Celestial Dungeon Temple items
  • Saturday: Terran Dragon Guards from Mutou Hong in /yokaihunt
  • Sunday: Year of the Dragon Houseguests + Dragon Bao Server Guest from Mutou Hong in /yokaihunt

Stay up to date with upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

Year of the Wood Dragon Rewards

Complete all of Baoyu Lin's quests and battled the boss in /yokaihunt. Then craft new reward gear in Empress Miko's merge shop. Plus defeat the monsters in the /eventhub to collect even more sweet, celebratory seasonal gear.

Seasonal Hero's Heart Day Events Return

In the real world, Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of emotion -- most people either love the hearts, the pink decorations, and the cheerful cheesy romance... or they love to rebel against the idea of it all.  This weekend, log in and get ready to slay your way through (friend)zones full of unloved undead, disgrunted draconians, and long-lost loves as we bring back all our seasonal Hero's Heart Day events.

(Happy endings not guaranteed... but at least you can get some sweet loot out of the deal.)

Event Maps

  • /love (event hub town)
  • /chateau
  • /wheeloflove
  • /fezzini
  • /lovelockdown
  • /necromance
  • /wubbles
  • /wubblevania
  • /arcadia

It's Carnaval in Terra da Festa! 

In the town of Terra da Festa, the party is in full swing bringing you amazing party outfits inspired by those seen in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Members will find special bonus quests with special Member Only rewards, but there are shops and other quests for everyone to enjoy!

NOT A MOD Class Rework

 It's been almost 11 years since NOT A MOD first released and a lot has changed since then. We've all leveled up IRL, some of us have started families (or gotten battle cats), and who knows, maybe one of us has even gone to space *eyes the robot* ... But despite everything that's changed, there's one thing that's remained constant, and that is non-stop requests from people asking to become a mod. No, you still can't be a Mod.* ;_; 

You're just a normal gamer like most of us reading this post. However, what you can be is NOT A MOD, a ridiculous, yet deceptively powerful class that won't give you any special mod powers, but can allow you to unleash that inner gamer spirit within. 

Dragonslayer General Class Updates

While making updates to Dragonslayer last year, we knew that Dragonslayer General would also need a few changes to keep up! The updated Dragonslayer General now plays similarly to Dragonslayer, but with a LOT more punch!

Get more details on Not a Mod Updates in this post and the DragonSlayer General Class changes in this post.

* Unless you go through the proper channels, survive 6 rounds against Dage the Evil in combat, and find the real-life Blinding Light of Destiny locked in a box, hidden away deep inside Artix's Artifact Storage Rarehouse. 

Thursday, February 1: Celestial Dungeon Resource Boost

This week’s resource boost is live! Get double dungeon drop rewards as you battle to create your Greatblade of the Entwined Eclipse until February 6th. Log in each day for a new reward, boost, or other bonus.

 

Tuesday, January 30: Dark Treasure Hunt

Defeat the darkness as you battle monsters to recover a two deadly weapons! Battle Creature 12 in Darkon's Garden to begin your search. Survive, and you may just find yourself wielding the Dark Dragon Summoner's Rifts (single or dual-wield.) This hunt will be available until Friday, March 1st, 2024.

  • Get more details on midweek treasure hunts, zone expansions, and star ratings here.
  • See what's coming up on our event calendar.

Useful Links + Patch Notes

OMG Client Patch Notes: Most recent client changes + quality of life updates
Class Balance Updates: Latest balance changes to classes and quests
Account Manager: Change your email, update password, buyback items, and more
Bug Tracker: Found an issue inside AQWorlds? Report it here!
Support Site: Having problems with your account? Contact our Player Support Team

Tags: Alina,
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January 30, 2024

Game News: January 29 - February 4

Read on for the latest news and information

Get details about upcoming events, server boosts, bug fixes, art previews, and other news throughout the week in our Digest Design Notes post. 

Sunday, February 4: Year of the Dragon Guests

Battle Mutou Hong in /yokaihunt to collect 2 new House Guests! 

  • Year of the Dragon Guests (0 AC, rare)
  • Dragon Bao Server (0 AC, seasonal)

Gift leaves March 1st.

Saturday, February 3: Terran Dragon Guards

Battle Mutou Hong in /yokaihunt to collect 4 new Terran Dragon House Guards! 

  • Terran Dragon's Protection Detail (0 AC, rare)
  • Terran Dragon Companion (0 AC, seasonal)
  • Terran Dragon Duo Guards (0 AC member, rare)
  • Prosperous Terran Dragon Companion (0 AC member, seasonal)

Gift leaves March 1st.

Friday, February 2: Update Details

February is a Triple Holiday month-long celebration: from the SuperBowl /party and Carnaval all the way to Hero's Heart Day and Yokai New Year! Log in all month long for new holiday events, stories, and gear.

  • New Story: Year of the Wood Dragon Boss Battle
  • New Rewards: Treasure hoard of new Yokai dragon gear
  • Class Updates: Not a Mod rework + new icons, DragonSlayer General rebalance
  • Holiday events: the Groundhorc, Yokai New Year, Hero's Heart Day, and Carnaval return
  • Upgrade Bonus: find an all-new upgrade bonus set based on the Year of the Dragon
  • Server Boost: Double Reputation

Stay up to date with upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

Thursday, February 1: Celestial Dungeon Resource Boost

This week’s resource boost is live! Get double dungeon drop rewards as you battle to create your Greatblade of the Entwined Eclipse until February 6th. Log in each day for a new reward, boost, or other bonus.

 

NOT A MOD Class Rework

It's been almost 11 years since NOT A MOD first released and a lot has changed since then. We've all leveled up IRL, some of us have started families (or gotten battle cats), and who knows, maybe one of us has even gone to space *eyes the robot* ... But despite everything that's changed, there's one thing that's remained constant, and that is non-stop requests from people asking to become a mod. No, you still can't be a Mod.* ;_; 

You're just a normal gamer like most of us reading this post. However, what you can be is NOT A MOD, a ridiculous, yet deceptively powerful class that won't give you any special mod powers, but can allow you to unleash that inner gamer spirit within. 

Get more details on Not a Mod Class Updates in this post.

* Unless you go through the proper channels, survive 6 rounds against Dage the Evil in combat, and find the real-life Blinding Light of Destiny locked in a box, hidden away deep inside Artix's Artifact Storage Rarehouse. 

Tuesday, January 30: Dark Treasure Hunt

Defeat the darkness as you battle monsters to recover a two deadly weapons! Battle Creature 12 in Darkon's Garden to begin your search. Survive, and you may just find yourself wielding the Dark Dragon Summoner's Rifts (single or dual-wield.) This hunt will be available until Friday, March 1st, 2024.

  • Get more details on midweek treasure hunts, zone expansions, and star ratings here.
  • See what's coming up on our event calendar.

Useful Links + Patch Notes

OMG Client Patch Notes: Most recent client changes + quality of life updates
Class Balance Updates: Latest balance changes to classes and quests
Account Manager: Change your email, update password, buyback items, and more
Bug Tracker: Found an issue inside AQWorlds? Report it here!
Support Site: Having problems with your account? Contact our Player Support Team

Tags: Alina,
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January 26, 2024

New Year's Holiday Gift

Get Your 500 Free AdventureCoins Now

Every year, we award free AdventureCoins to all of our heroes who have been battling alongside us through the winter events... and this holiday season is no exception! Log in and get 500 free AdventureCoins* as our way of celebrating and saying "thanks!" for battling alongside us this year through all of last year's events.

To unlock the free ACs, you'll need to:

  1. Have a confirmed email address + a level 20 account
  2. Log into the game through the Artix Games Launcher 
  3. Talk to Cysero in Yulgar's Inn and complete his quest
  4. Enjoy your free 500 ACs!

* The quest for the free AC gift will be available until June 30, 2024.

Enjoy! From Artix, Alina, Yoshino and the entire AQWorlds Team!

Tags: Alina,
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January 26, 2024

Nulgath's 2024 Birthday Rares

Unlock 150+ rare items in the Void Commander Collection

Nulgath’s birthday celebration begins this weekend, and we want everyone to get in on the /party! For all you real-life rare hunters, the Nulgath 2024 Collection Chest is here! Log in now and check out all the rare items in Nibble's Shop in Battleon to buy individual items. Get the Void Commander Collection Chest to unlock ALL of the event rares and a character page badge for 10,000 AdventureCoins! 

Void Commander of Nulgath Collection Details

Read on for important notes about this year's collection.

  • Get the full collection + character page badge for 10,000 ACs or
  • Buy individual items from Nubble's Rares shop in Battleon
  • The rares shop + collection chest leave February 9th
  • The collection chest cannot be sold. It will enter the IoDA Choice pool on March 9th.

Collection Exclusives:

  • Void Commander Blade pet with quest for the character page badge
  • Void Commander Blade battlepet (0 AC, non-member)
  • Enchanted Aurum Battle Blade battlepet (0 AC, non-member)
  • Enchanted Cultist Grimoire battle pet (0 AC, non-member)

Battlepets in the Collection Chest do not require membership as a special bonus. Battlepets in the birthday rares shop require membership to use. 

January 12th Update:

  • Exclusive Void Commander Collection Chest pet (unlocks the full collection shop)
  • Void Commander of Nulgath armors (regular + inverse)
  • Void Commander Blade pet, and battle pet (color customizable)*
  • ArchFiend Thunderlord set (color customizable)
  • Dragon Summoner of the OverSoul sets
  • Dark Summoner's Dimensional Rift cape
  • Dragon Summoner's Ritual ground rune
  • Dragon Summoner's Portal floor item
  • Abyssal Void Sorcerer + Magus sets
  • Void Dusk Glaives & Abyssal Dusk Wings + Sigil
  • Radiant Bloodfiend of Nulgath set
  • Nation's Eternal Blaze + Infernal Blaze capes

January 19th Update:

  • Draconic Disciple + Priest of Nulgath sets (color customizable)
  • Fiendish Void Dragon Guardian cape
  • Sternlord of Nulgath set (regular + inverse)** 
  • Sternlord's Aurum Blade Pet + BattlePet (color customizable)** 
  • Magus of Nulgath set (color customizable)** 
  • Enchanted Magus Grimoire Pet + BattlePet (color customizable)** 

January 26th Update:

  • Diamond Collector of Nulgath set (color customizable)
  • Black Dragon Ronin of Oversoul set ** 
  • Dragon Fiend Ronin set ** 
  • Enchanted Formal Nation Suit (color customizable)
  • Swrag (aka Golden Crag) (color customizable PET)

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

** Due to a miscommunication, the names for these items will be changing.

  • Battlepets in the birthday rares shop are member-only. Battlepets in the Collection Chest are not member-only.
Tags: Alina,
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January 26, 2024

A Diabolical Adventure Awaits

Secrets. Shadows. Wicked Reward Gear.

Log in now and battle through the darkness that fills the halls of the Lost Villa as you uncover shadowy secrets and unimaginable atrocities. Descend into despair in this weekend's Diabolical Faction expansion.

Friday, January 26 Update Details

  • Story: Diabolical Faction Expansion
  • Rewards: rep shop items in /lostvilla, merge shop items in /crocriver
  • Collection Chest: the final shipment of Nulgath's birthday rares
  • Holiday AC Gift: Talk to Cysero in Yulgar's Inn 500 free ACs
  • Nulgath's Shop: Fiendish Storm Orb + Reaver weapons
  • Birthday Pet: Battle the Reaper in /thevoid for Dominik's birthday pet

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double EXP, Gold, Rep, Class Points boosts
  • Saturday: Two new 0 AC rare drops from Carnage in /voidrefuge
  • Sunday: 0 AC rare Sternlord + Magus capes from Carcano in /voidchasm

Stay up to date with upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

Bright & Dark Rewards

Whether you thrive in the sunlight or prefer to stalk the shadows, you won't want to miss this weekend's new monster drops, merge shop items, and other wicked gear.

Diabolical Rep Shop:

  • Diabolical BeastHunter armor
  • Diabolical BeastHunter helms
  • Diabolical Fur Wrap cape
  • Diabolical War Gonfalon
  • Diabolical Beast Shredder

LostVilla Monster Drops

  • Diabolical Gargoyle armor
  • Mutilated Cowl and Gaze helms
  • Gargoyle's Tail, Armaments + Appendages capes
  • Diabolical Armorbreaker swords (single + dual-wield)
  • Diabolical Morningstar (single + dual-wield)
  • Mutilated Atrocity Guard
  • Covetous Disgrace Guard
  • Covetous Disgrace's Tail

TheVoid Monster Drop

  • Mini-Dominik Companion

Crocriver Merge Shop

  • Pharaoh of Storms armor
  • Sandstorm Wings
  • Sandstorm Sceptre
  • Enchanted Pharaoh of Storms
  • 8 Pharaoh Djeba helms
  • Enchanted Sandstorm Wings
  • Enchanted Sandstorm Sceptre

Nulgath's Diamond Merge Shop

  • Formal Nation Suit
  • 8 Formal Nation helms 
  • Formal Nation Blade (single + dual-wield)
  • Formal Nation Cane
  • Formal Nation Cane Sheath

Gear Update: The capes shown as part of the rare Radiant Bloodfiend of Nulgath set (available from this month's collection chest and rares shop) have been moved. They will be released as rare Daily Login Gift Drops in February so that more players can enjoy them.

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February 26, 2024

Game News: February 26 - March 3

Read on for the latest news and information

Don't miss a battle, boost, or boss drop! Read on to stay up to date with the latest details about what's happening this week in AQWorlds!

Tuesday, February 27: Yokai Thief's Heist

While Valencia was traveling around Yokai Island, she learned of a merchant's stolen supply of weapons. Talk to her in the Museum and she'll be able to give you enough information to begin the hunt to recover it. Find them and you'll be rewarded with the valuable Yokai Sky Ripper Kamas!

Rewards include:

  • Sky Ripper Kama (single and dual-wield)
  • Backhanded Sky Ripper Kama (single and dual-wield)

Rewards will be permanently available. 

Wednesday, February 28: Balance Update Preview

Several balance updates are planned to arrive this Friday, including a rework of the Legion Paladin Class Skills. You can check out the changes in this post, and read on to see what else is on the balance team's list.* 

Class Updates

  • Legion Paladin: full skill rework, new icons and animations
  • Enforcer / Protosartorium: light rework
  • Chunin: Quality of Life updates / buff

Enhancements

  • Ravenous: added base damage, MP recovery, small stat buffs for self and stat debuffs for target, slightly reduced Execute damage bonus
  • Dauntless: slightly reduced damage
  • Smite: damage increase
  • Avarice: reduced stat penalties
  • Absolution: adjusted stat penalties
  • Hearty: removed stat penalties

Monsters

  • Ultra Exos: Touch of Chaos skill adjustment

Quest Updates

  • Quests in /Crashsite
  • Various Forge quests

* List is subject to change.

Thursday, February 29: Legion Token + Rib Boost

Get double rewards from select Legion Token quests and 2x Dark Unicorn Rib drops from Binky until March 13th in this special two-week Legion Token boost!

Legion Token Quests:

  • Spring Cleaning
  • First Class Entertainment
  • Legion Quest: Light vs Dark
  • Coal for the Legion
  • Hearts and Souls
  • Hearts and Souls (Member)
  • Legion Castle Quest
  • Research Materials
  • Suffering is Magic

Dark Unicorn Rib

  • Battle Binky in the /binky or /doomvault map to get x2 Dark Unicorn Ribs instead of x1

Friday, March 1: Update Details

Evil takes over Lore this weekend! Dage's seasonal Dark Birthday zones and gear return along with the oh-so-evil RNG-themed minigames in the Lucky Day Fair.

  • Holiday Events return: Dage's Dark Birthday and Lucky Day seasonal events return
  • March Seasonal Set: Legion Warseeker returns
  • New Battles: New Underworld Boss + Rewards
  • New Bonus Pack: color-customizable Underworld SoulSeeker upgrade bonus sets*

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double Gold Boost
  • Resource Boost: Legion Token and Rib Boost
  • Saturday:
  • Sunday: Luckiest Kiwi pet + Lucky Mask helms

Leaving This Friday

Seasonal Event Maps

  • Hero's Heart Day event maps + gear
  • Yokai New Year event maps + gear
  • Carnaval event maps + gear
  • Superbowl /punt map
  • Pancake day gear
  • February Seasonal set + Chronomancer
  • Nulgath's Birthday Collection Chest

Rare Daily Login Gifts

  • Mutou Hong drops in /yokaihunt
  • Lovely Mask drops in /yguasu
  • Stolen Heart drops in /lovespell
  • Paladin Ascendant drops in /voidrefuge + /voidchasm

Stay up to date with upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

* Note: an earlier version of the text listed Dage the Evil as the set artist. His newest set will be included in the birthday collection, not the upgrade bonus pack. My apologies for the error.

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February 19, 2024

Game News: February 19 - 25

Read on for the latest news and information

Don't miss a battle, boost, or boss drop! Read on to stay up to date with the latest details about what's happening this week in AQWorlds!

Tuesday, February 20: Treasure Hunt

Talk to Samba in the /yguasu map. Complete her quest to choose from one of three Queen of the Waves artifacts!

0 AC, seasonal Quest drops:

  • Queen of Waves Mirror
  • Queen of Waves Pendant (dual + single-wield)

Once you have the mirror, head to /yguasu to craft the color-customizable Enchanted Queen of Waves Mirror in the merge shop!

Quest and rewards are available until Friday, March 1st.

Birthday Badger Brigade Update

For all you heroes wondering why you haven't gotten the BEST seasonal birthday house item drop, never fear, it's not bugged, it just has a very low drop rate.* As of today, 3 heroes have gotten the item from the Wind Elemental in /fableforest, so it IS dropping for everyone.

To give more people a chance to obtain it, we're extending the time it will be available; instead of leaving March 2nd, it will now be available until June 2nd. (That would be the definition of irony, if the BugSmasher's item were borked.)

Gravelyn's ShadowFall Quest Fix Update

While working on porting over early areas of the game for AQ: Infinity, last week Reens found and fixed an issue for heroes who skipped the second half of the prologue. This meant many heroes were seeing two quests they'd previously missed. There were a few more issues that appeared related to this bug, which lead to another round of fixes.

NOW:If you had not previously done the Recover Sepulchure's Armor or Unlife Insurance quest, you should see them and be able to complete them.

Make sure you clear your cache first, then log back in and /join shadowfall to try again.

Thursday, February 22: Celestial Dungeon Boost

Get double rewards as you battle to create your Greatblade of the Entwined Eclipse until February 28th.

  • Temple of the Midnight Sun: 2x Sliver of Sunlight
  • Temple of the Solstice Moon: 2x Sliver of Moonlight
  • Ascension of the Eclipse: 2x Ecliptic Offering
  • All Dungeons: 2x Hallowed Remains

We've heard your feedback and thrown in a surprise Triple Void Aura Boost along side the Celestial Dungeon Boost until February 28th.

Friday, February 23: New Update Details

WAR comes to Yokai Isle! The Dragons of Yokai Saga continues this weekend. 

  • Yokai Dragon Invation, Part 2
  • New Rewards: Yokai DragonSlayer set and more
  • Featured Gear Shop update: color-customizable Dragon Assassin and more

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double EXP, Gold, Class Points, and Rep
  • Resource Boost: Celestial Dungeon items + Triple Void Auras
  • Saturday: rare Dragon's Diamond Hoard cape
  • Sunday: permanent Diabolical house items

Leaving This Friday

Daily Login Gift drops from January 27 + 28

  • ArchFiend Stormbringer Eyes + Fiendish Stormbringer Spear from Carnage in /voidchasm
  • Fiendish Magus capes from Carcano in /voidchasm

Stay up to date with upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

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February 12, 2024

Game News: February 12 - 18

Read on for the latest news and information

Stay up to date with the latest details about what's happening this week in AQWorlds!

Tuesday, February 13: Treasure Hunt

Our Tuesday Treasure Hunt is live! Talk to Beleen in the /eventhub to accept her Heart of the Cards quest. Complete it, and you'll unlock 2 new 0 AC seasonal Hero's Heart Day capes! (The quest and rewards are available until Friday, March 1st.) https://AQ.com

Thursday, February 15: Dark Spirit Orbs Boost

Get triple rewards as you battle to create Sepulchure's DoomKnight Armor until February 21st.

Quests:

  • Dark Spirit Orbs
  • Penny For Your Fought quests

Rewards: x15, x30, x45 or x60 Dark Spirit Orbs (instead of  x5, x10, x15, or x20)

Friday, February 16: New Update Details

  • Yokai Dragon Invation, Part 1
  • New Carnaval and Yokai Reward sets
  • New seasonal, rare, and permanent sets in the Featured Gear Shop

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double EXP
  • Resource Boost: Dark Spirit Orbs
  • Saturday: rare Purified Bloodfiend Capes
  • Sunday: Aelious' Birthday Badger house items

Stay up to date with upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

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February 05, 2024

Game News: February 5 - 11

Arm yourself with information before heading into battle

Stay up to date with the latest details about what's happening this week in AQWorlds!

Tuesday, February 6: Aciel's Birthday

Talk to Aciel the Hollowborn Cryomancer in the /Shadowrealm for this week's midweek update! Complete his quest to unlock the new rewards he's crafted for you.

  • Floor Items: Aciel Plushie, Birthday Plushie, and GIANT versions
  • Weapons: Aciel Plushie Mace &  Birthday Plushie Mace
  • Hollowborn Cryomancer's Staff

Plus new 2024 NPC Plushies: Axeros, Cylisse, Eht, Immortal Joe, 133spider, Tyronius, Axeros

Thursday, February 8: Spirit Orbs & Metals Resource Boost

Get double rewards as you battle to create your Blinding Light of Destiny Axe until February 14th.

Spirit Orb Quests:

  • Essential Essences
  • Bust Some Dust

Rewards: x10, x20, x30 or x40 Spirit Orbs (instead of  x5, x10, x15, or x20)

Minecrafting Metal Quest

  • 2x the rewards from the MineCrafting Metal quest

Friday, February 9: New Game Update

  • Double Holiday Event: Carnaval x Hero's Heart Day
  • New Rewards: festive gear to help you get the /party started
  • Featured Gear Shop: New rare items we think you'll LOVE!
  • Server Boost: Double Gold 

Stay up to date with upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

Useful Links + Patch Notes

OMG Client Patch Notes: Most recent client changes + quality of life updates
Class Balance Updates: Latest balance changes to classes and quests
Account Manager: Change your email, update password, buyback items, and more
Bug Tracker: Found an issue inside AQWorlds? Report it here!
Support Site: Having problems with your account? Contact our Player Support Team

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January 21, 2024

Game News: January 21 - 28

Read on for the latest news and information

Get details about upcoming events, server boosts, bug fixes, art previews, and other news throughout the week in our Digest Design Notes post. 

Friday, January 26 Update

  • Story: Diabolical Faction Expansion
  • Rewards: rep shop items in /lostvilla, merge shop items in /crocriver
  • Collection Chest: the final shipment of Nulgath's birthday rares
  • Holiday AC Gift: Talk to Cysero in Yulgar's Inn 500 free ACs
  • Nulgath's Shop: Fiendish Storm Orb + Reaver weapons
  • Birthday Pet: Battle the Reaper in /thevoid for Dominik's birthday pet

Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts

  • Server Boost: double EXP, Gold, Rep, Class Points boosts
  • Saturday: Two new 0 AC rare drops from Carnage in /voidrefuge
  • Sunday: 0 AC rare Sternlord + Magus capes from Carcano in /voidchasm

Find upcoming release plans and boosts on the Artix Calendar.

Thursday, January 25: Essences & Totems Boost

Get double Essences & Totems of Nulgath rewards from select quests until January 31st. 

Essences of Nulgath: used in creating the Void HighLord Class and to complete select Nation quests.

Totems of Nulgath: used in the Diamond Merge Shop, for creating the ArchFiend Warlord set, and to complete select Nation quests.

Tuesday, January 23: Sandsea Treasure Hunt

Banish the chill of this cold, cruel winter as you return to the bright sunny dunes of the Sandsea! Talk to Valencia in the /museum map; she'll send you off on the first part of this week's multi-step treasure hunt. Your diligence, skill in battle, and attention to detail will reward you with the 0 AC Sapphire Cobra Cane weapon!

  • Get more details on midweek treasure hunts, zone expansions, and star ratings here.
  • See what's coming up on our event calendar.

Monday, January 22: Client Patch Notes 3.0098

Additions
- Text support for Ravenous

Changes
- Updated Class Active Auras UI
- Updated Party Interface

Fixes
- Potions bug
- Weird bug causing attack animations to go haywire

We are still investigating a few lingering potion bugs. We haven't gotten reliably recreatable reports on any issues that remain. 

See the full list of recent changes in the OMG Patch Notes post.

Sunday, January 21: Honorable Hero Updates

Missing the Honorable Hero Badge + AC Gift given out on Friday? Good news! There was a bug in the query to award the honorable hero prizes; that was fixed several hours after the release went live. So if you didn't see your badge + ACs and are eligible to receive them, please make sure you log back in.

Get more details on the Honorable Hero rewards in this post.

Sunday, January 21: Lord Justice Items Renamed

If you've looked in your inventory and can't find the Lord Justice of the ArchAngel set items, never fear... they're still there! We renamed the items to the match what was announced the previous week: SternLord of Nulgath.

Useful Links + Patch Notes

OMG Client Patch Notes: Most recent client changes + quality of life updates
Class Balance Updates: Latest balance changes to classes and quests
Account Manager: Change your email, update password, buyback items, and more
Bug Tracker: Found an issue inside AQWorlds? Report it here!
Support Site: Having problems with your account? Contact our Player Support Team

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February 02, 2024

Become the Earth Dragon's Avatar

Upgrade to unlock all the exclusive new bonus gear

Warriors of legend rumored to possess draconic blood, even the immortals whisper about their incredible abilities.Unlock the color-customizable, transformable Earth Dragon Avatar, Dracomancer, & Guard sets when you upgrade your account any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more.

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 new upgrade bonus set to unlock all the color-customizable gear (including a click-to-transform armor) from the set's badge shop in your Book of Lore. The set includes:

  • Earth Dragon Avatar armor
  • Earth Dragon Dracomancer armor
  • Earth Dragon Guard
  • Shenlong Guardian Dragon companion cape
  • 8 Helms
  • 2 Capes
  • 1 polearm, 1 dagger, 1 sword, 1 gauntlet
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the new pack on the Account Manager page, log in and open your Book of Lore. You'll find the badge shop in the Other Achievements tab.

12000 AC or 12 month membership package rewards:

  • ALL the new upgrade bonus pack 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 new upgrade bonus pack gear
  • 5 Rep/XP/Gold/Class Points boosts
  • and a character page badge
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