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September 30, 2022

"OMG October" Starts Now

14th Upholder, New World Boss, Upgrade Bonus and more

This weekend we're launching a month of events celebrating AdventureQuest Worlds' 14th birthday (and Artix Entertainment's 20th anniversary) a day early with an all-new world boss based on one of Lore's most iconic monsters: Nightmare Carnax! Read on for more details about everything coming this weekend.

This weekend's game update features:

Carnax World Boss + Rewards

Your heroic adventures through the universe have slowly but surely been causing ripples in the timeline… And now they’ve come together to create another universal threat: Nightmare Carnax. Log in this weekend to enter the Nightmare Realm and fight a brand new World Boss to save our world!

Carnax has risen and been defeated twice in another timeline; now, the monster has found its way into the AdventureQuest Worlds universe and is forming again here! (You can battle through Carnax's first two appearances right now in the original AdventureQuest)

NightMare Carnax World Boss:

  • join /darkcarnax to begin your adventure
  • Talk to the Nightmare Queen for more information
  • Join your fellow heroes to fight back this new threat, and earn wicked reward gear 
  • After the World Boss is defeated, you and everyone else will earn a new limited-time badge from the event

Complete The Last Stand quest in /darkcarnax to collect Synthetic Viscera (... ew). Save them up (... ew x2) to create all four armor sets!

24 Merge Shop Items:

  • Disciple of Carnax armor
  • Devotee of Carnax armor
  • 2 Devotee of Carnax helms
  • 2 Disciple of Carnax helms
  • Temple of Carnax back item
  • Dragon Guardians of Carnax cape
  • Summoning Portal of Carnax ground rune
  • 2 Carnax Devotee weapons
  • 2 Carnax Disciple weapons
  • Nightmare Carnax's Disciple armor
  • Nightmare Carnax's Devotee armor
  • 2 Nightmare Devotee helms
  • 1 Nightmare Disciple helm
  • Nightmare Carnax's Temple back item
  • Nightmare Carnax's Guardians cape
  • 3 Nightmare Disciple's weapons
  • 1 Nightmare Devotee's weapon

For all you fans of the Nightmare Queen, good news! Her armor + accessories will be added as daily login gift drops in October. 

World Boss Details

World Bosses were first introduced to AQW earlier this year in April, when the giant Chickencow from outer space took over Battleon by storm. Here’s what you need to know about Nightmare Carnax’s fight:

  • The boss will share ONE health bar across every room and every server*
  • All damage you deal to the boss, whether you die or not, is permanent
  • While fighting the boss, you will occasionally receive quest items, which can be turned in for XP, gold, and merge reagents
  • After the boss is defeated, it will never respawn again. Instead, it will be replaced with a killable, permanent version of the monster that will drop the quest items
  • The room limit is set to 4 heroes. This helps prevent "server churn"** and reduces lag***

Unlike the Chickencow however, this fight will be more difficult and more unique, so bring out your best for this fight! Along with this fight will be several cool cosmetic sets, including a few powerful boosted items. 

Here’s a few tips on how to fight the boss:

  • Nightmare Carnax has an incredibly tough hide, significantly reducing the damage it takes.
  • Watch out for its laser attack! Avoid the glowing spots on the ground, and the laser will miss you completely. Get hit, and your health AND defenses will be shredded!
  • Your psionic link to Carnax will grant you an incredible boost to your Endurance and reduce mana costs- make the most of it!
  • Keep an eye out for its debuffing Roar attack- it can be taunted so it doesn’t hit your teammates.

14th Upholder Now Available

The AQW 14th Upholder bonus is now available! Purchase any membership pack until November 2nd to unlock the Sentinel Class + set, the DragonRoad map, 14 exclusive 2022 Star Swords, 25+ Star Swords for ALL upholders, a character page badge and more

How to become a 14th Upholder

We are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder. 

  • Have an active membership that expires on or after November 3rd, 2022 or
  • Upgrade your account with any membership package until 11:59 EST on November 2nd or
  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership starting now and ANYTIME during the month of October

The 2022 exclusive Star Swords are now available. The star swords coming this year in the Dragon Road merge shop will arrive next week.

2022 Dark Seas Collection Update

Earlier this month, our Talk Like a Pirate Day 2022 Dark Seas collection arrived! Each week since it launched, we've updated the gear in Quibble's Rares Shop + Collection Chest with new items. The collection includes over 200 items and a rare character page badge for 10,000 ACs! This weekend, we've added the final update to his shop + collection: the Raven Naval Commander set!**** The collection leaves Friday, October 7th.

Plus, this weekend we've added a bounty of new Talk Like a Pirate Day-themed drops for you to collect! 

14 Monster Drops

  • 2 Icy Naval-themed weapons from the Aqua Familiar in /hiddendepths
  • 2 Icy Naval-themed weapons from the Aquamancer in /hiddendepths
  • 2 Chaos Naval-themed weapons from the Heart of Chaos in /lagunabeach
  • 3 Rotting Naval-themed weapons from Captain Kraylox in /kaijuwar
  • 3 Kaiju-themed weapons from Klashex in /kaijuwar
  • Landlubber’s Hair Landlovely’s Locks from the Kaiju Cannoneer in /kaijuwar

This weekend's new gear is themed after some of our most iconic Naval Commander sets, and drops in seasonal from monsters in our seasonal TLaPD event maps. Get'em while you can. TLaPD leaves next Friday, October 7th.

* Unlike last time, health synchronization will happen in the background, so no more gigantic damage numbers randomly appearing!

** The boss mechanic has to keep up all of the player data in sync, which means it increases the load exponentially with the # of players in the room.

*** Don't forget, there are settings in the Advanced Options tab to help you reduce lag.

**** This set was one of the winning designs by the 2021 TLaPD Set Design contest. The other winning sets will be released in-game this year, but are not a part of the collection chest, and will not go rare.

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September 29, 2022

Hurricane Ian + Donation Efforts

AE Team Status: Safe and Secure

Thank you to everyone who sent messages with wishes of safety and to check in on our Florida team members. I am writing to give you a status update. Our hearts go out to everybody affected by Hurricane Ian, both in Cuba, Florida, and any other areas in its future path. While the storm is over for us, here, it is still heading north, and its impact is not over yet. We are making a donation to local relief efforts* to help recover from the storm.

Everyone on the team is alright. The storm turned and hit considerably south of us, the left side -- which is the far less dangerous side. We are checking in on individual team members (and their relatives, our AE extended family). So far, everyone we have heard from has had to deal with power outages and mild to moderate clean-up, at most. Currently we have about 50% of our Florida staff without power.

If you didn't know, almost all of the AQ3D team lives in the Tampa Bay area. Several of our AQ3D team members evacuated to make sure they and their families stayed safe. Because of this, the AQ3D game update was delayed, and we added an XP boost instead.

An overwhelming majority of other team members (AQWorlds, AQ, DF, ED) live outside of Florida. Those game releases will proceed as planned.

Thank you again to everyone who reached out. It means a great deal that you care. We will continue to keep you posted with any new developments about the team status and AQ3D release as we move forward.

And if you, your friends, or your family are in a position to help, we encourage you to do what you can. You can donate to relief efforts through:

* Artix is donating to Save the Children, which has been "supporting children’s most critical needs in emergencies along the Gulf Coast since 2005," including Hurricanes Irma, Michael, and now Ian. 

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September 30, 2022

Become a 14th Upholder

Support AQWorlds and Become a Legend!

AdventureQuest Worlds went live in 2008. 14 years ago.* Many insanely-passionate players jumped at the chance to become the first Members of AQW. These dedicated, early supporters of the game became the game's Founders. And in honor of their trust and confidence, every October, we hold the Upholder promotion. Anyone upgrading during that month automatically becomes an Upholder... instantly making you one of our most Legendary supporters and unlocking a host of exclusive items and perks! 

AdventureQuest Worlds would not be what it is today without the support of those original Founders and all of the Upholders that came after... and we would not be able to build what comes next without your support now.

How to become a 14th Upholder

Starting this Friday, September 30th, at 12:01 AM EST, we are once again offering the chance to become an AQW Upholder. 

  • Have an active membership that expires on or after November 3rd, 2022 or
  • Upgrade your account with any membership package until 11:59 EST on November 2nd or
  • Upgrade your AQW account with ANY membership starting now and ANYTIME during the month of October**

Our 14th Upholder promotion begins now!  Badges have been added to all heroes who are already 14th Upholders. The 2022 exclusive Star Swords will arrive with Friday night's game update. 

What does a 14th Upholder get?

As a 14th Upholder, you'll receive:

  • Exclusive Upholder Class: Sentinel Class!***
  • Sentinel armor set
  • Access to the exclusive Star Sword: Origins zone
  • 14 new exclusive Star Swords for 14th Upholder
  • 13 Chaos Lord Star Swords
  • 12 Lord of Order Star Swords
  • 8 Artix Entertainment 20th anniversary Star Swords
  • 14th Upholder Character Page Badge
  • Infinite bragging rights

14th Upholder exclusive Star Swords

The 14th Upholder Star Swords are all themed on bosses from across our game universe. (Plus the bonus, rare Platinum DragonLord StarSword inspired by DragonFable.)

  • Carnax's Star Sword
  • Desoloth's Star Sword
  • Kezeroth's Star Sword
  • Phedra's Star Sword
  • Sepulchure's Star Sword
  • Vordred's Star Sword
  • Quetzal's Star Sword
  • Noxus's Star Sword
  • Xan's Star Sword
  • Wargoth's Star Sword
  • Valoth's Star Sword
  • Malgor's Star Sword
  • Star Sword of Madness
  • Platinum DragonLord Star Sword

Earlier this year, I polled my followers on Twitter to see which of the bosses across our game universe were the most popular. Then, along with some of the AQW game artists, we selected the following to base Star Swords on. Thank you for your suggestions and feedback!

DragonRoad Star Swords For ALL Upholders

We wouldn't be here without your support, and we want to make sure you know it! That's why, for the last two years, we've added new Star Swords available to every Upholder... and that continues this year. You'll find them in the Star Sword Merge shop in /dragonroad.

The star swords coming this year in the Dragon Road merge shop will arrive next week.

2022 Artix Entertainment 20th Anniversary Star Swords:

  • Black Dragon Star Sword: inspired by Artix Entertainment's logo 
  • Star Sword of Awe: inspired by the original AdventureQuest
  • Golden DragonLord Star Sword: inspired by DragonFable
  • Mecha Star Sword: inspired by MechQuest
  • ShadowFlame Star Sword: based on Malgor's faction
  • Akiban Star Sword: inspired by the Yokai Isle + Oni Naval Commander styles
  • Star Sword of Debris: inspired by Darkon's Elegy of Madness
  • Monstrous Star Sword: based on the Queen of Monsters
  • Star Sword of Shadows: a pure black Star Sword silhouette****

2021 Chaos Lord Star Swords:

  • 1st: Escherion + Star Sword
  • 2nd: Xiang + Star Sword
  • 3rd: Vath + Star Sword
  • 4th: Kitsune + Star Sword
  • 5th: WolfWing + Star Sword
  • 6th: Kimberly + Star Sword
  • 7th: Ledgermayne + Star Sword
  • 8th: Tibicenas + Star Sword
  • 9th: Khasaanda + Star Sword
  • 10th: Iadoa + Star Sword
  • 11th: Lionfang + Star Sword
  • 12th: Alteon + Star Sword
  • 13th: Dragon + Star Sword

2020 Lord of Order Star Swords:

  • Mirrored King's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Chronomancer's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Prophet's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Djinn's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Werepyre's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Twin's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Mage's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Bard's Star Guitar
  • Mirrored Samurai's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Mana Star Sword
  • Mirrored Knight's Star Sword
  • Mirrored Drow's Star Sword

Want to know if you're already an Upholder?

That's easy! Just click the Manage Account link on the left under the ACCOUNT section. As soon as you sign in you'll see when your membership expires. 

Your support makes all of our daily and weekly releases possible. It allows us to keep updating and expanding AQWorlds, and lets us keep most of the game free to play for ALL heroes.

Thank you for helping us keep AQWorlds online and updating since 2008, and working on the early development phases that will bring AQWorlds Mobile to life.

* We had no idea what kind of chaos we would create over the coming years!
** Please note that only Upgraded Legend Memberships count towards 14th Upholder.
*** The Sentinel Class will be available for ALL previous Upholders and Founders as our way of saying thanks for supporting us in the past! 
**** Suggested by AQWorlds Hero @TheSkyAE on Twitter.

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September 28, 2022

October Seasonal Set: ChronoStriker

Available every year from October 1st - 31st

Every October, we celebrate the anniversary of AQWorlds' launch. This month, we're showcasing a set that pays homage to the origin of your hero... and their future. AQWorlds was created when Galanoth the DragonSlayer killed the Eternal Dragon of Time* and the 3 original timelines** merged. Starting this Saturday, October 1st, at 12:01 AM EST, 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.

October Set: ChronoStriker

The Eternal Dragon of Time rules over the past, present, and future. The ChronoStriker armor will enable you to strike at your enemies regardless of the timeline they inhabit. 

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 4,000 ACs, so getting all the gear from the ChronoStriker pack is a pretty sweet deal (you save 2,000 ACs).

The set includes:

  • ChronoStriker Armor
  • 3 helms 
  • 4 capes
  • 3 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 October, so if you can't get it now, you'll have another chance in upcoming years.

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 October 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.

* To see this in-game, /join thespan and play through the 10th Chaos Lord's story, Iadoa the Chronomancer. Your hero may experience deja vu upon seeing the Eternal Dragon of Time. It is perfectly normal. Do not be alarmed.
** Based on the first three Artix Entertainment games, AdventureQuest, DragonFable, and MechQuest.

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September 23, 2022

Talk Like a Pirate 2022 Collection Update

Unlock 200+ rare and seasonal items in our 2022 Dark Seas Collection

Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the most popular holidays in AQWorlds. Every year, Quibble Coinbiter returns with new pirate-themed gear from the past, present, and future for heroes who don't ask too many questions about where their loot originated. Get all of Quibble's 2022 Talk Like a Pirate Day collection gear starting this weekend, including over 200 items and a rare character page badge for 10,000 ACs(over 50,000 ACs worth of gear)

The 2022 TLaPD Dark Seas Collection Chest unlocks over 200 items total. Quibble's Shop and Chest will contain:

Available right now:

  • Exclusive Dark Seas 2022 Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • ShadowFlame Naval Commander set
  • ShadowLord Naval Commander set **
  • ShadowFlame + ShadowLord Commander's Minions capes
  • ShadowFlame + ShadowLord Commander's Tentacle Guest capes
  • Abyssal Angel Naval Commander set
  • Wretched Debris Naval Commander set
  • Ammonite of Madness cape
  • Vindicator of Naval Commanders set
  • Duality Naval Commander set*
  • Seraphic Naval Commander set
  • DragonFlame Pirate Captain set
  • Eternal Flames of Akriloth ground item
  • Pirate Moglin pets: 13th Naval, Unlucky Pirate, Blizzard Naval, Galactic Naval, Inverted Naval moglin pets
  • Vindicator Naval Commander's Quest Pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)
  • Yokai Oni Naval Commander set **
  • Shadow Oni Naval Commander set
  • Tainted Naval Commander set
  • Paladin Pirate Captain set
  • Draconic Naval Commander set
  • Platinum DragonLord Commander set
  • Golden DragonLord Commander set **
  • Queen of the Sea Monsters set

Friday, September 30th:

  • Raven Naval Commander set (2021 Naval Design Contest Winner)

Several other 2021 contest winners' sets will be added as seasonal items in-game, outside of the event collection chest, as well!

The Chaos Pirate Seasonal Collection Chest Returns

Last year, for AQWorlds' 13th anniversary, we a seasonal Chaos Saga Pirate chest with over 100 items! Unlock them all when you get the Chaos Pirate Collection Chest, or buy individual items from the shop in your game menu.

Note: for a few days the Chaos Pirate Collection chest pet was accidentally re-named TLaPD Seasonal Collection Chest. That has been fixed and Captain Rhubarb will refund you if you bought it thinking it was something different.

The seasonal Chaos Pirate Collection Chest includes:

  • Mobius Naval Commander set: based on Escherion, the 1st Lord of Chaos
  • Duality Pirate Captain set: based on Xing and Xan, the 2nd Lords of Chaos
  • Chaos Dragon Pirate Captain set: inspired by Chaos DragonLord Vath, the 3rd Lord of Chaos
  • Ruby and Emerald Yokai Pirate Captain sets: inspired by Yokai Isle, the 4th Chaos Saga area
  • WerePyre-ate Captain set: inspired by Wolfwing, the 5th Lord of Chaos
  • Discordian Naval Commander set: inspired by Discordia, totally the 6th Lord of Chaos
  • Arboreal Pirate Captain set: inspired by Arcangrove, the 7th Chaos Saga area
  • Sandsea Naval Commander set: inspired by Zhoom, your main ally in the the 8th Lord of Chaos Saga
  • Horcish and Trollish Naval Commander sets: inspired by your allies in the 9th Lord of Chaos Saga
  • Chronomancer Pirate Captain set: inspired by Iadoa, the 10th Lord of Chaos
  • ChaosFang Naval Commander set: inspired by LionFang, the 11th Lord of Chaos
  • Swordhaven Naval Commander set: inspired by Alteon, ruler of the 12th Chaos Saga area
  • Eternal Dragon Naval Commander set: inspired by the Eternal Dragon of Time, the 13th Lord of Chaos
  • Ahoyrion Quest pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside the 2022 TLaPD Dark Seas Collection Chest shop will also be available to buy individually in Quibble's Event shop.

* Mirrored gender armor variant also available.
** This set will be seasonally available.

YARRRR! New Wheel of Doom Merge Set

Whether you want to tap into your inner darkness or terrify your opponents into submission... we've got new gear for you this weekend!

Find all-new gear in the...

  • Wheel of Doom Merge Shop: Solo Ship Captain set
  • Twilly's Treasure Chest Quest: Basilisk Ranger set

Solo Ship Captain set items:

  • 1 armor
  • 2 helms
  • 2 capes
  • 1 sword
  • 1 dagger

Get your Free Wheel of Doom Spins

Everyone loves to get prizes... and that's why everyone in AdventureQuest Worlds will get at least one free spin on the Wheel of Doom per week.

  • Members get one free spin a day while their upgrade is active
  • All players get one free spin a week. 

Spin the Wheel, Collect Treasures, Choose Your Prize 

Each time you spin the Wheel of Doom, you'll get a Treasure Potion to spend in the Doom Merge Shop. Save up 1,000 and you'll be able to buy a Wicked Item of Donated Awesomeness. Each WIoDA lets you choose a rare or valuable item* straight from your account manager.

How to Claim your 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

Redeem IoDA tokens to get even MORE bonuses

For each of the first six eligible IoDA tokens you receive , you'll get a FREE Bonus IoDA. The eligible tokens are the Ultimate, Epic, Platinum, Wicked  and Golden tokens. After that, you'll get a free Bonus IoDA for every 3 eligible IoDA you redeem, with no maximum stack. So if you have that dream set of gear you want to create... now you'll be able to.

After you redeem your...

  • 1st IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 2nd IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 3rd IoDA, you'll unlock 1free bonus IoDA
  • 4th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 5th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 6th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA

Then, for every 3 IoDA you redeem, you'll unlock another free bonus IoDA.

After you redeem your...

  • 7th, 8th, and 9th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA
  • 10th, 11th, and 12th IoDA, you'll unlock 1 free bonus IoDA

And so on. The 3:1 bonus IoDA ratio starts after you get your first 6 free BIoDA, regardless of when you received them. (Example: if you've redeemed a total of 21 IoDA tokens, you'll unlock 11 BIoDA total. The first 6 BIoDA at a 1:1 ratio, and then 5 more at the 3:1 ratio.)

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

Twilly's Treasure Chest: Basilisk Ranger set

The Basilisk is easily the most deadly of the four legendary beasts of Greenguard Forest. Its stare is as deadly as its venomous bite. No hunter would dare track this beast... until you proved it could be defeated.

Open a Treasure Chest for a chance to get 1 of...

  • 55+ armors
  • 60+ weapons
  • 70+ helms
  • 10+ capes
  • or 3 house items (including the Altar of Caladbolg)
  • Plus 5 new items in the Faerie Guardian set

The Basilisk Ranger set includes:

  • 1 armor
  • 2 helms
  • 1 cape
  • 1 bow
  • 1 dagger
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September 23, 2022

Shadows of War: Queen's Death Revealed

The Shadows of War Saga Finale Continues This Weekend

The war is over. Your allies have survived intact – for the most part – but your battle is not yet done. This weekend, fight your way though the depths of the Timestream and the remains of the timelines Malgor left behind. Hidden deep inside these dead cycles, the ShadowLord is waiting… and so is the full truth about how the Queen of Monsters really died.

This weekend, /join deadlines and prepare to:

  • Battle alongside Gravelyn as you explore deeper into the TimeStream
  • Visit timelines that happened... maybe... at some point... or didn't... O_O
  • See the truth of how the Queen of Monsters REALLY died
  • Discover what your allies would have done if the unthinkable happened

OMG PLOT PROGRESSION NOTE: do not skip the final cutscene. SURPRISE REVEAL INSIDE!

Monstrous Reward Gear

Those who can cross between times and worlds are the most dangerous of opponents... and the ones able to get the best loot. Battle monsters in /deadlines for new drops, then find even more new gear in the merge shop.

14 Boss Drops:

  • 2 Monstrous helms, 1 Wing cape
  • Requiesat Regina armor, 2 helms, 2 capes, Cane
  • Enchanted Battle Gear
  • Timestream Ravager's Sigil
  • Dark Stars Cape
  • ShadowFlame Aura + Portal

Merge Shop:

  • Timestream Ravager armor
  • 4 Timestream Ravager helms
  • 1 Timestream Ravager cape
  • 6 Timestream Ravager weapons
  • Enchanted ShadowFlame Portal

The Story so Far...

In the last chapter update, Fate of the Champipons, it waas WAR! The Avatars were willingto help you hunt Malgor, but to do so, four Elemental Champions needed to serve as their shields. You won the war, but the price was high... maybe too high? It is too soon to tell.

Shadows of War: ShadowFlame Finale

  • Chapter 1: begin the adventure in /ruinedcrown
  • Chapter 2: hunt Malgor in /timekeep
  • Chapter 3: battle through the Timestream war in /streamwar
  • Chapter 4: discover the truth NOW in /deadlines
  • Chapter 5: coming soon
  • Chapter 6: coming soon

The Shadows of War Saga

Malgor, Leader of the ShadowFlame army, seeks to destroy our world completely... by corrupting the ley lines of Lore -- the veins of magic running through our world. If he succeeds, he will be unstoppable, and we will all be very, VERY dead.

  • The First Encounter: /join shadowwar
  • Teja the Pirate Queen: /join granitecove
  • Jinx the Cat Burglar: /join junkhoard
  • Attack on Arcangrove: /join shadowgrove
  • Mahou the Spirit Mage: /join aozorahills
  • Attack on Mythsong: /join shadowsong
  • Alliance of Evil: /join darkally
  • The Chaos Twins: /join chaosamulet
  • Chaos & Shadows: /join lagunabeach
  • Attack on the Mirror Realm: /join shadowoff
  • Shadows of Chaos: /join forestreach
  • ShadowFlame Onslaught: /join fireplanewar
  • Shadows of War Finale: /join ruinedcrown

See the full Shadows of War Saga Guide here

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

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

Friday, September 30: 

  • rare Daily Gifts from 9/1 - 9/14
  • September National Day items

Saturday, October 1: 

  • September Seasonal set

Friday, October 7: 

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day 2022 collection chest + seasonal event maps/gear
  • Featured Gear Shop: Wrathful Lich + Celestial Healer sets

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.

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September 19, 2022

New Gear Sneak Peek

New Loot and Booty headed your way this weekend 

YARRRR! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day today, an' we've got more loot headed yer way all week long. For Daily Login Gift drops, we've got: new Crystallis gear, graphic designer Teka's birthday gifts, a new farming boost, and the last of the water-themed weapons.

The Captain of One set arrives in the Wheel of Doom merge shop starting this Friday as we continue our month of Pirate-themed gear!

This weekend, the Basilisk Ranger reward set arrives. Find it dropping from Twilly's Treasure Chest quest in Battleon.

Find the Timestream Ravager set in the Deadlines Merge Shop during our ShadowFlame Finale Saga Chapter 4 update.

The Requiescat Regina set - themed after the Queen of Monsters - also arrives this weekend as a boss drop in the /Deadlines map.

Plus, even MORE sets arrive in the Talk Like a Pirate Day Quibble shop and Dark Seas collection chest!

Friday, September 23rd:

  • Paladin Pirate Captain set
  • Draconic Naval Commander set
  • Platinum DragonLord Commander set
  • Golden DragonLord Commander set
  • Queen of the Sea Monsters set
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September 16, 2022

Talk Like a Pirate 2022 Collection Update

Unlock 200+ rare and seasonal items in our 2022 Dark Seas Collection

Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the most popular holidays in AQWorlds. Every year, Quibble Coinbiter returns with new pirate-themed gear from the past, present, and future for heroes who don't ask too many questions about where their loot originated. Get all of Quibble's 2022 Talk Like a Pirate Day collection gear starting this weekend, including over 200 items and a rare character page badge for 10,000 ACs(over 50,000 ACs worth of gear)

The 2022 TLaPD Dark Seas Collection Chest unlocks over 200 items total. Quibble's Shop and Chest will contain:

Available right now:

  • Exclusive Dark Seas 2022 Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • ShadowFlame Naval Commander set
  • ShadowLord Naval Commander set **
  • ShadowFlame + ShadowLord Commander's Minions capes
  • ShadowFlame + ShadowLord Commander's Tentacle Guest capes
  • Abyssal Angel Naval Commander set
  • Wretched Debris Naval Commander set
  • Ammonite of Madness cape
  • Vindicator of Naval Commanders set
  • Duality Naval Commander set*
  • Seraphic Naval Commander set
  • DragonFlame Pirate Captain set
  • Eternal Flames of Akriloth ground item
  • Pirate Moglin pets: 13th Naval, Unlucky Pirate, Blizzard Naval, Galactic Naval, Inverted Naval moglin pets
  • Vindicator Naval Commander's Quest Pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)
  • Yokai Oni Naval Commander set **
  • Shadow Oni Naval Commander set
  • Tainted Naval Commander set

Friday, September 23rd:

  • Paladin Pirate Captain set
  • Draconic Naval Commander set
  • Platinum DragonLord Commander set
  • Golden DragonLord Commander set **
  • Queen of the Sea Monsters set

The Chaos Pirate Seasonal Collection Chest Returns

Last year, for AQWorlds' 13th anniversary, we a seasonal Chaos Saga Pirate chest with over 100 items! Unlock them all when you get the Chaos Pirate Collection Chest, or buy individual items from the shop in your game menu.

Note: for a few days the Chaos Pirate Collection chest pet was accidentally re-named TLaPD Seasonal Collection Chest. That has been fixed and Captain Rhubarb will refund you if you bought it thinking it was something different.

The seasonal Chaos Pirate Collection Chest includes:

  • Mobius Naval Commander set: based on Escherion, the 1st Lord of Chaos
  • Duality Pirate Captain set: based on Xing and Xan, the 2nd Lords of Chaos
  • Chaos Dragon Pirate Captain set: inspired by Chaos DragonLord Vath, the 3rd Lord of Chaos
  • Ruby and Emerald Yokai Pirate Captain sets: inspired by Yokai Isle, the 4th Chaos Saga area
  • WerePyre-ate Captain set: inspired by Wolfwing, the 5th Lord of Chaos
  • Discordian Naval Commander set: inspired by Discordia, totally the 6th Lord of Chaos
  • Arboreal Pirate Captain set: inspired by Arcangrove, the 7th Chaos Saga area
  • Sandsea Naval Commander set: inspired by Zhoom, your main ally in the the 8th Lord of Chaos Saga
  • Horcish and Trollish Naval Commander sets: inspired by your allies in the 9th Lord of Chaos Saga
  • Chronomancer Pirate Captain set: inspired by Iadoa, the 10th Lord of Chaos
  • ChaosFang Naval Commander set: inspired by LionFang, the 11th Lord of Chaos
  • Swordhaven Naval Commander set: inspired by Alteon, ruler of the 12th Chaos Saga area
  • Eternal Dragon Naval Commander set: inspired by the Eternal Dragon of Time, the 13th Lord of Chaos
  • Ahoyrion Quest pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside the 2022 TLaPD Dark Seas Collection Chest shop will also be available to buy individually in Quibble's Event shop.

* Mirrored gender armor variant also available.
** This set will be seasonally available.

New Featured Rares: Aranx's Birthday Gear

Aranx, defender of the Celestial Realm, leveled up in real life earlier this month. Find Aranx’s Celestial Birthday gear in the Featured Gear shop in your game menu! These are some of the best Good and Evil-themed items we’ll release this year, but they won't be available for long. On October 7th, they'll go rare... FOREVER!

 

Arriving in the Featured Gear Shop this weekend:

  • Celestial Healer armor
  • 4 Celestial Healer helms
  • Celestial Healer Sparks cape (AC + member versions)
  • Celestial Healer Staff
  • Wrathful Lich armor
  • Wrathful Lich helm
  • 2 Wrathful Lich capes
  • Wrathful Lich's Orb pet (AC + member versions)
  • Wrathful Lich's Staff
  • Evolved LightCaster armor
  • Silken Hood of Light
  • Glowing Halo and Locks of Light
  • Glowing Halo of Light
  • Shining Blade of Glory
  • Shining Blade of Glory (member gold version)

Who is Aranx?

The Archangel Aranx is shrouded in mystery. Not much is known about this Archangel… and he wants to keep it that way! His angelic attributes are expressed through his work and perhaps one day we will discover the past behind Aranx!

Aranx was born and raised in Denmark, and his artistic inspiration came from the beauty of art, cartoons, and the ocean. He is a huge fan Brenton Thwaites and loves to watch Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, and Nikita. Aranx started playing AdventureQuest a long, long time ago, and has worked with AQWorlds as an Assistant Artist for a year and a half now. Aranx’s favorite thing about AE is the art…and with his help, we are able to bestow unsurpassed beauty upon AQWorlds!

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September 16, 2022

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2022 Event

Battle for epic loot and to save the Prime Water Dragon

Ahoy, me hearties! Log in this weekend for Part II of our Talk Like a Pirate Day 2022 event! Your quest for an ancient artifact continues with a fundamental, elemental twist: the treasure you've been hunting is the Exiled Champion of Earth?!* Now you have a new goal: defeat Neso's Guardian and free the exiled Champion of Earth from their underwater prison. 

Complete last week's story update in /lowtide, then continue your adventure in /aluteanursey! If you haven't checked them out yet, /join all our seasonal Talk Like a Pirate Day maps and battle for loot, booty, and adventy-ARRRRR!

  • Tlapd
  • Pirates
  • Piratewar
  • Hiddendepths
  • Blazebeard
  • Manacannon
  • Kaijuwar 
  • Heartofthesea
  • cetoleonwar
  • dragonpirate
  • dragoncapital
  • lowtide

And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Tremblor and Neso, the Avatars of Earth and Water, have some explaining to do!

The Story So Far: The Sea Witch's Treasure... 

Last week, we released part 1 of our TLaPD 2022 holiday event story in /lowtide. You and your fellow heroes had to battle alongside Captain Rhubarb to recover an ancient artifact from a powerful Sea Witch bent on revenge. After investigating, the looming question was... did her treasure REALLY remain trapped in the sea? O_O

Loot, Pillage, and Plunder!

Battle monsters and the boss in this weekend's event in /aluteanursery to collect all 35 of our new boss + quest drops, plus unlock 36 new items in the merge shop (including the color-custom pieces of the Naval Guard and DeepSea Star Pirate sets).

26 Monster Drops:

  • Diabolical Fleet Cruiser House
  • 6 Diabolical Fleet house items
  • 1 Diabolical Treasure pet
  • 3 Diabolical weapons
  • 1 House Guard
  • 1 Fishling pet
  • 1 Smol Wave ground item
  • DeepSea Star Pirate armor **
  • 4 DeepSea Star Pirate helms **
  • 1 DeepSea Star Pirate cape **
  • 6 DeepSea Star Pirate weapons **

12 Quest Drops:

  • Naval Guard armor
  • 5 Naval Guard helms
  • 1 Naval Guard cape
  • 5 Naval Guard weapons

36 Merge Shop items:

  • Malevolent Marauder armor
  • 6 Marauder helms
  • 2 Marauder capes
  • 9 Marauder weapons
  • DeepSea Tidal Wave ground item
  • Magical DeepSea Star Pirate armor ** 
  • 4 DeepSea Star Pirate helms ** 
  • 4 DeepSea Star Pirate weapons ** 
  • Enchanted Naval Guard armor ** 
  • 2 Enchanted Naval Guard helms ** 
  • 5 Enchanted Naval Guard weapons ** 

** Items are color-customizable.

And don't miss all of the rewards in last week's story update in the /lowtide map.

25 Seasonal Monster Drops:

  • Dark Seas Corsair armor set (17 items)
  • Galleon Crew moglin pet
  • Debris Commander's Hair + Bangs
  • Debris Commander's Pistol (single + dual wield)
  • ShadowFlame Commander's Pistol (single + dual wield)
  • ShadowLord Commander's Pistol (single + dual wield)

15 Merge Shop items:

  • Enchanted Corsair armor set (10 items)
  • Dark Sea Fleet Captain armor set (5 items)

4 Rare Monster Drops: Available until October 7th

  • Abyssal Commander Tricorn + Tricorn / Locks
  • Vindicator Naval's Armblade + blades

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

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

Friday, September 23: 

  • Featured Gear Shop: Corrupted Mana set

Friday, September 30: 

  • rare Daily Gifts from 9/1 - 9/14
  • September National Day items

Saturday, October 1: 

  • September Seasonal set

Friday, October 7: 

  • Talk Like a Pirate Day 2022 collection chest + seasonal event maps/gear
  • Featured Gear Shop: Wrathful Lich + Celestial Healer sets

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.

Tags: Alina,
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September 15, 2022

AQWorlds Updates: Sept 15th

News from around Lore (and Social Media)

Several of the winning sets from last year's TLaPD 2021 Pirate Set contest, announced to arrive this year, have not yet been created. We are still planning for most of them to release in some way this year! 

One of the sets was found to be too closely modeled on art from another game, and will not be added into AQWorlds. Thank you to Twitter Hero nrhaleav for the heads up about the similarities.

Bido is currently translating the rest of the winning sets into Flash. Not all of them will be exclusive to the collection chest. At least one will be available all year long, by farming. Check out this "work in progress" shot of where he's at with Shy / Emulon's set!

Deep Sea Denizen Art Preview

The water making up Deep Sea elementals is dark, frigid, and stagnant. Their eyes and gems are milky-white and blind. The water is cold, devoid of the nutrient-rich life you see swimming closer to the surface. Encounter them this weekend... if you dare.

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September 14, 2022

Beleen is back!?!?

A whole heck of a lot of pink text, excessive punctuation, and spoiler alerts ahead

OMG hi everyone! It has beleen a long time, hasn’t it? *tehehe* I am simply overcome with joy writing up my FIRST Design Notes post in like... 7 years👀

Despite aging myself – and perhaps you too – it makes me super happy knowing that you’re here reading this alongside me. So many warm fuzzy feels no matter if you’re a long-time fan or a justifiably-confused newbie; I love making new friends and seeing all my AQW besties once again! <3  

Excitement abounds with every click of the keyboard as I wildly write these DNs. I don’t know where to start… nor do I know when to end lol… so let’s dive in because there’s A LOT going on and even more coming soon, and, unlike my unbridled enthusiasm, time AND coffee is running out!

But first…

Who is Beleen?

Talking about herself in third person is not something Beleen normally does, but in case you’re new here, Beleen is Lore’s peppiest Pinkomancer who helped write the original AQWorlds storyline ✨ From the 13 Lords of Chaos to Friday the 13th events to hundreds of weekly releases, crazy contests, far too many puns, and some REALLY weird stuff like Derp Fish and Taco Day, I am honored to have contributed to the history (and the humor!) of Artix Entertainment. 

Also: pink everything. That’s my thing – obviously.  

Now that you’re sorta caught up, let’s chow down on some juicy spoilers, nom nom.

Spoiler Alert #1

If you’ve been on Twitter, Reddit, or YouTube lately (orrrr if you read the title of this post), you’ve probably heard that “Beleen is back OMG!!!” I am happy to report that THIS rumor IS true :D Artix called me up 6 months ago and he was like 

🎉 “Our 20th Anniversary is this October, want to help me write up an awesome release?” 

🤩 and I was like, “YAAAASSSS!” 

⏰ and then he got busy, and then I got busy, and then we were like 

🤯 “Oh snap it’s already August!” and we’ve been working on the Anniversary ever since. 

💝 It’s been a labor of love + hardcore nostalgia & non-stop insanity writing up this event, scribing every sentence for NPCs, quest descriptions, map layouts, item lists, and cutscene scripts, unleashing 7 years of suppressed puns all at once and all in one place.  

🍑 But!! Will you be able to handle the hilarity!? We’ll find out soon enough…  

Spoiler Alert #2

Artix’s 20th Anniversary Event is scheduled to begin Friday, October 7, 2022, and DUH of course you’re invited! I don’t know what all I *can* reveal regarding all the fun that will unfold, but it’s prolly safe to say that there will be:

  • special guests 
  • a VERY special guest
  • witty banter
  • zombies
  • minimal typos
  • warm and fuzzy feels
  • cutscenes you won’t wanna skip
  • lots and lots of items
  • your worst nightmare ;)
  • screenshotable moments
  • spooky stuff
  • shameless self-promotion
  • puns and dad jokes aplenty 

There is sooo much going into this release that just 1 week cannot contain it all, so Artix’s 20th Anniversary will be a 2 part event extravaganza! Mark these dates and mark my words: October 7 and October 14 will go down in AE history… and herstory!

Spoiler Alert #3

Speaking of… before Artix, Alina, and I sat down to iron out the Anniversary deets, I had crafted 4 story ideas as potential mini segments for the event. But when Alina showed my proposals to the AQW team, the Devs LOVED my ideas so much that they wanted ALL my stories to be their own standalone releases! Many exclamation marks later and lots of spilled coffee means that 4 more of my stories will be coming soon to AdventureQuest Worlds!!!  

I just hope my first release won’t be too much of a… birden

OKAY it’s back to work for me!

I’m sure it’s *abundantly clear* how excited I am, and it’s all thanks to players like YOU! Y’all got me feelin’ like it’s 2009 again – which was, without a doubt, the beginning of the greatest adventure in my life: that’s when I started writing for AQWorlds, that’s when I joined the Artix Entertainment family, that’s when I met so many amazing heroes, and that’s when I finally found *home.* 

…and lots of homework, to be perfectly honest :p Totally worth it tho!

Homesick no more,

Your forever friend Beleen :D

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September 09, 2022

Yarrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day Returns

Battle for epic loot and to save the Prime Water Dragon

Ahoy! Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the most popular holidays of the YARRRR, and it returns now! Log in this weekend and battle alongside Captain Rhubarb to recover an ancient artifact from a powerful Sea Witch bent on revenge. Each year, villagers hold a ritual to appease her wrath.. But beware... eons have passed and the treasure remains trapped in the sea... or does it? /join lowtide to begin the adventure!

If you haven't checked them out yet, /join all our seasonal Talk Like a Pirate Day maps and battle for loot, booty, and adventy-ARRRRR!

  • Tlapd
  • Pirates
  • Piratewar
  • Hiddendepths
  • Blazebeard
  • Manacannon
  • Kaijuwar 
  • Heartofthesea
  • cetoleonwar
  • dragonpirate
  • dragoncapital

And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Loot, Pillage, and Plunder!

Battle monsters and the boss in this weekend's event in the /lowtide map to collect all our new event loot, plus unlock the color-custom pieces of the Enchanted Corsair gear in the merge shop.

Seasonal Monster Drops:

  • Dark Seas Corsair armor set (17 items)
  • Galleon Crew moglin pet
  • Debris Commander's Hair + Bangs
  • Debris Commander's Pistol (single + dual wield)
  • ShadowFlame Commander's Pistol (single + dual wield)
  • ShadowLord Commander's Pistol (single + dual wield)

Merge Shop:

  • Enchanted Corsair armor set (10 items)
  • Dark Sea Fleet Captain armor set (5 items)

Rare Monster Drops:
Available until October 7th

  • Abyssal Commander Tricorn + Tricorn / Locks
  • Vindicator Naval's Armblade + blades

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

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

Friday, September 16:

  • rare Anime Parody items: Howling Wizard of Haven set, Vengeful DragonMage set, and anime-inspired enchanted weapons + cape
  • Extra Credit seasonal map and reward gear
  • Dark Mana Flame set from the /streamwar merge shop
  • rare Daily Gifts from 8/15 - 8/31

Friday, September 23: 

  • Featured Gear Shop: Corrupted Mana set

Friday, September 30: 

  • rare Daily Gifts from 9/1 - 9/14
  • September National Day items

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.

Tags: Alina,
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September 09, 2022

Tonight: Talk Like a Pirate 2022 Collection

Unlock 200+ rare and seasonal items in our 2022 Dark Seas Collection

Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the most popular holidays in AQWorlds. Every year, Quibble Coinbiter returns with new pirate-themed gear from the past, present, and future for heroes who don't ask too many questions about where their loot originated. Get all of Quibble's 2022 Talk Like a Pirate Day collection gear starting this weekend, including over 200 items and a rare character page badge for 10,000 ACs(over 50,000 ACs worth of gear)


The 2022 TLaPD Dark Seas Collection Chest unlocks over 200 items total. Quibble's Shop and Chest will contain:

This week, over 100 items arrive:

  • Exclusive Dark Seas 2022 Collection Chest pet to unlock the full collection shop
  • ShadowFlame Naval Commander set
  • ShadowLord Naval Commander set **
  • ShadowFlame + ShadowLord Commander's Minions capes
  • ShadowFlame + ShadowLord Commander's Tentacle Guest capes
  • Abyssal Angel Naval Commander set
  • Wretched Debris Naval Commander set
  • Ammonite of Madness cape
  • Vindicator of Naval Commanders set
  • Duality Naval Commander set*
  • Seraphic Naval Commander set
  • DragonFlame Pirate Captain set
  • Eternal Flames of Akriloth ground item
  • Pirate Moglin pets: 13th Naval, Unlucky Pirate, Blizzard Naval, Galactic Naval, Inverted Naval moglin pets
  • Vindicator Naval Commander's Quest Pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

Friday, September 16th:

  • Yokai Oni Naval Commander set **
  • Shadow Oni Naval Commander set
  • Tainted Naval Commander set
  • Paladin Pirate Captain set

Friday, September 23rd:

  • Draconic Naval Commander set
  • Platinum DragonLord Commander set
  • Golden DragonLord Commander set **
  • Queen of the Sea Monsters set

The Chaos Pirate Seasonal Collection Chest Returns

Last year, for AQWorlds' 13th anniversary, we a seasonal Chaos Saga Pirate chest with over 100 items! Unlock them all when you get the Chaos Pirate Collection Chest, or buy individual items from the shop in your game menu.

The seasonal Chaos Pirate Collection Chest includes:

  • Mobius Naval Commander set: based on Escherion, the 1st Lord of Chaos
  • Duality Pirate Captain set: based on Xing and Xan, the 2nd Lords of Chaos
  • Chaos Dragon Pirate Captain set: inspired by Chaos DragonLord Vath, the 3rd Lord of Chaos
  • Ruby and Emerald Yokai Pirate Captain sets: inspired by Yokai Isle, the 4th Chaos Saga area
  • WerePyre-ate Captain set: inspired by Wolfwing, the 5th Lord of Chaos
  • Discordian Naval Commander set: inspired by Discordia, totally the 6th Lord of Chaos
  • Arboreal Pirate Captain set: inspired by Arcangrove, the 7th Chaos Saga area
  • Sandsea Naval Commander set: inspired by Zhoom, your main ally in the the 8th Lord of Chaos Saga
  • Horcish and Trollish Naval Commander sets: inspired by your allies in the 9th Lord of Chaos Saga
  • Chronomancer Pirate Captain set: inspired by Iadoa, the 10th Lord of Chaos
  • ChaosFang Naval Commander set: inspired by LionFang, the 11th Lord of Chaos
  • Swordhaven Naval Commander set: inspired by Alteon, ruler of the 12th Chaos Saga area
  • Eternal Dragon Naval Commander set: inspired by the Eternal Dragon of Time, the 13th Lord of Chaos
  • Ahoyrion Quest pet (with quest for exclusive character page badge)

Just want a couple of the items listed above? Apart from the exclusive pets, all of the gear contained inside the 2022 TLaPD Dark Seas Collection Chest shop will also be available to buy individually in Quibble's Event shop.

* Mirrored gender armor variant also available.
** This set will be seasonally available.

Tags: Alina,
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October 01, 2022

Become an Obsidian DragonSlayer

Upgrade to unlock the exclusive armor sets

DragonSlayers are among Lore's most-skilled warriors and known for their unparalleled courage in battle! Get the Obsidian DragonSlayer upgrade bonus pack when you buy any AdventureCoin or Membership package of $10 USD or more and unlock the Enchanted DragonSlayer set, Obsidian DragonSlayer set, and Royal DragonSlayer set! Total pack includes 42 items plus a 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 Obsidian DragonSlayer Upgrade Bonus Set to unlock the full armor sets. 

  • Enchanted DragonSlayer armor (color-customizable)
  • Obsidian DragonSlayer armor
  • Royal DragonSlayer armor
  • Enchanted Dragon's Rage cape (color-customizable)
  • Bright Enchanted Dragon's Rage cape (color-customizable)
  • Obsidian Dragon's Rage cape
  • Bright Dragon's Rage
  • 9 regular capes 
  • 12 helms
  • 3 Daggers
  • 3 Swords
  • 3 Gauntlets
  • 3 maces
  • 2 Pets
  • and a character page badge

Once you've chosen the Obsidian DragonSlayer Upgrade Bonus Set bonus on the Account Manager page, log in and find the set's shop in the Badges - Other Badges tab in your Book of Lore. 

40000 AC package rewards:

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

Our Back to School AC Bonus ends October 3rd

Last call for our Back to School AdventureCoin bonus! Get 50% more ACs with aany AdventureCoin or Membership pack you buy through Monday, October 3rd. If you're excited about all our upcoming holiday events, now is the time to top up!

Wait...AdventureCoin Bonus?!

That's right! Several times each year, we have bonus AdventureCoin offers (example: Summer, Back to School, and during the winter 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 Back to School Bonus is on!

During our Back to School AC bonus, get 60,000 ACs for $99.95 (that's 20,000 ACs more than normal!) and unlock your choice of upgrade bonus pack, 15x Rep, Gold, Class Points, and XP server boosts, and the Mythic Item of Digital Awesomeness (IoDA). 

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.

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
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September 27, 2022

AQWorlds Game Moderator Call

Want To Help Make AQW a Safe & Friendly Game?

Our in-game moderators, bug hunters, and testers are amazing... and more, they all started as members of our player community! They joined our corps of contributors* to make the game and community better for everyone. Starting today, we're looking for some fresh new faces to join the game moderator team. Our emphasis for this hunt is on mods who speak other languages (in addition to English).

Status Update

Mod application update: we're still reviewing the first batch. We've got about 30 applications set aside to look more closely at. I would expect we can start reaching out to the first batch sometime next month. 

Like last time, we'll reach out to the first group of people we'd like to talk to, but will hang on to all of the applications. Once we've talked to and trained the first group, we'll go back to the applications to find the next group.

We're working on updating some mod guidelines and our "new team member" experience. How quickly we can reach out to the first group of mods depends on how quickly I can finish some of these team review projects I want to finish first, plus we need to make progress on all our October AE / AQW events.

But when there is more information for everyone, we'll share that with you all. Have a great night, and a good rest of your week!

How to Apply

Fill out the application here: Applications are now closed

Please note: due to the high volume of heroes who apply to join our game moderator team, we cannot respond to everyone about their application. 

Thank you to everyone who applied!

Who are Game Mods and what do they do?

  • Game moderators are the heroes you see with the gold name. 
  • They read and take action on in-game reports. 
  • They help keep the game safe for everyone.

Here are a few things you should know before you apply:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to apply and participate, no exceptions.
  • You must provide a valid email address when signing up so we can contact you.
  • If accepted, you'll create a new, unique identity for your AE team member persona, and you'll moderate using that account. 

We are also looking for new mods that speak languages besides English, especially Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish. Not bilingual?  Don't worry! You can still apply.

Important qualities for moderators:

  • Be fair, honest, and willing to ask for guidance and input
  • Be eager to serve and improve the community

If you like helping people, love AdventureQuest Worlds, and think you'd make a good in-game moderator... we want to hear from you!

Reminders and FAQs

1) How will you contact me if my application is accepted? 
By email. Please make sure you can access the email attached to your AQW game account.

2) How many hours do I need to mod?
There is no minimum # of hours a week. We ask that mods be on regularly while active but modding should be a fun extracurricular activity. A couple hours a week at most, and should not take away from real life obligations like school or work.

3) Do I need to change my name? Really? 
If you become a game mod, you'll use a new AE staff identity + get a staff account to use for moderating. Your staff account will get membership + ACs. Your current game account/s will remain as-is... but will get a few bonus gifts.

4) What if I got banned or muted in the past?
We know people make mistakes, and grow and change over time. Those are all looked at on a case-by-case basis, but a ban or mute won't automatically disqualify you.

Dage, J6, Ghost, Tomix, Lae, and Sora (plus many more of our staff) all joined the AE team after finding the games and playing as regular members of the community... and you can, too!

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