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December 23, 2015

Power Holiday!

New Year Power Weekend

The holiday festivities are upon us once again, and we want to ensure the holiday cheer is thoroughly spread throughout Delta V. To that end, we're keeping the gifting spirit going with a 4-day Power Weekend (starts midnight EST). Get Double XP and Credits from Thursday December 24th to the end of Sunday December 27th.

So far this year's gifting event has BLOWN AWAY our expectations. It looks like RomanianSanta is eager to spread holiday cheer (and snag my Alpha Gear)!


Be sure to check the #edcodes and #edgifting tags on Twitter to find the most popular rooms for gifting! 


Gifts? What Gifts?

Remember, your gifts won't get better if you wait to open them. In fact, they'll expire 60 days after you receive them! There's not reason to hoard them so why wait? There's not even any gift wrapping to dispose or impossible-to-open plastic cases to rip through! These gifts are 100% eco-friendly!


Where BioBeasts?


BioBeasts is still moving forward at full speed. New builds have been pushed out to testers to tear apart over the holidays, though not many bugs have been reported at this time. We would love to have released before Christmas, but Apple completely closes it's submission process on the 22nd. Since it can take up to 2 weeks for approval of a final submission, a pre-holiday launch was impossible. The Android version is nearly ready, but we feel a simultaneous launch is the best way to maximize our marketing reach, rather than split attention between 2 versions of the game.

We'd like to extend our thanks to our hundreds of Beta testers who have helped make BioBeasts one of the most stable and polished mobile games released by Artix Entertainment!

Tags: Nightwraith


December 11, 2015

Patch Notes - 1.6.57



  • Caden's Curse mission chain removed
  • Gifting system reintroduced - 29 Days of Gifting


  • Achievements
    • Cookies and Milk evolving achievement
    • Good Gifter 2015 evolving achievement
    • Yeti for Winter 2015 evolving achievement
  • Bikes
    • Platinum Polar Bear (event prize, not for sale)
  • Armors
    • Arctic Soldier M 
    • Arctic Soldier F 
    • Kezeroth Kezeroth (No Cape) 
    • Winter Warrior
    • Cryo Husk 
    • Winter Slayer M 
    • Winter Slayer F
    • Dage's Paragon (legendary shop) (non CC)
    • Seraphic Inquisitor M (legendary shop) (non CC)
    • Seraphic Inquisitor F (legendary shop) (non CC)
    • Evolved Dragonlord M (legendary shop)
    • Evolved Dragonlord F (legendary shop)


  • Mutating Weapons
    • Winter War Gear P/E
    • Kezeroth's Vengeance P/E
  • Swords
    • Frostbite Sword P/E
    • Frozen Vengeance P/E
    • Frozen Fire Sword P/E
    • Winter War Sword P/E
    • Arctic Soldier Pike P/E
    • Kezeroth's Bane P/E
  • Wrist Blades
    • Frostbite Claws P/E
    • Arctic Soldier Blades P/E
  • Clubs
    • Frostbite Axe P/E
    • Arctic Soldier Axe P/E
  • Staffs
    • Frostbite Staff P/E 
    • Arctic Soldier Staff P/E
  • Guns
    • Arctic Soldier Blaster P/E
    • Theon's Gifted Blaster P/E
    • Winter Blaster P/E
  • Aux
    • Arctic Soldier Cannon P/E 
    • Theon's Gifted Rifle P/E
    • Winterzooka P/E
    • Seraphic Launcher P/E (legendary shop)


  • Styles
    • Arctic Solider 
    • Dage (non CC) 
    • Seraphic (non CC) 
    • Kezeroth 
  • Home Items
    • Santa Juron  
    • Seth Juron Statue Left 
    • Seth Juron Statue Right 
    • Seth Juron Portrait
    • Regal Cookie Feast 
    • Titan's Cookie Banquet
    • Cookies and Milk 
    • Kezeroth Bobblehead 
    • Kezeroth Statue

Bug Fixes:

  • Venom Strike isn't affected by Cyber Yeti's shield
  • We made Venom Strike blockable to address this issue, previously the unblockable nature of Venom strike prevented the shield from having an effect
  • Hatchling Rush isn't working (I.e. Deal damage and costs EP, but effect does not appear) 
  • Players who completed the Dragon’s Return mission chains can help others fight Merged Dragonoid
  • Deimos now Energy
  • Phobos now Physical

Tags: Nightwraith


December 08, 2015

AQ3D's Kickstarter hits 75% of its goal!

We are almost at 100% and full funding!

The AQ3D Kickstarter campaign just broke $150,000 raised! That means we're 75% of the way to our goal, and only need $50K to go until the finish line. Thanks to every backer and everyone who can't be a backer but is helping us spread the word and get this game the funding it needs!

More Ways to Help Spread the Word about AQ3D

Want to help ‪#‎AQ3D‬'s ‪#‎Kickstarter‬ become a staff pick? Email STORIES@KICKSTARTER.COM with your AE stories and why AQ3D is important to you!

Becoming a staff pick would help AQ3D hit the goal before the deadline and become a reality, but they need to hear from YOU!

Other ways to share:

  • Tweet or Facebook to your followers
  • Tell your friends. And your friends' friends. And your friends' friends' mothers.
  • Make videos of you playing in AQ3D and post them on Youtube
  • Decorate desserts with AQ3D characters and logos (like in the AE Frostval Cookie contest... happening now!)

Check out Zach Storch's AQ3D Video!

Zach Storch, long-time friend of Artix Entertainment, author of Za'nar (a wicked-cool young adult fantasy novel), Lore's own King of the Nerds, and all-around great guy and gamer is super-hyped about AQ3D and created a video to help spread the word. You can check it out by clicking here or on the image below!

Tags: Nightwraith AQ3D Kickstarter 75 Zach Storch


December 01, 2015

Tis the Season for Gifting


Greetings, Epic-Duelists! We hope you had a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Our team is at full strength and we're ready to rock! Next week, EpicDuel players will witness the exciting relaunch of the extremely popular Gifting system! We will also be updating the Legendary shops and seasonal shops with some awesome new gear!



Our Guest Artists delivered the goods this year with an incredible assortment of winter-themed gear, including an impressive new armors with contributions by Dage and Laken!


Hungry? Try upgrading this evolving Cookies and Milk Achievement to become a sprawling candy-coated feast of epic proportions!


This year, the grand gifting prize, for the most generous EpicDuel player, will be MY Alpha Gear. That's right. You heard me...or read me, rather. I will be parting with my own Alpha Gear, depositing it gingerly in the inventory of the lucky winner with the designation: "Nightwraith's Alpha Gear." 


Caden's Curse Missions


Artix Entertainment's 13th anniversary missions in EpicDuel will be leaving next week! That means the achievement will go permanently RARE! This mission will not recycle so if you've haven't completed it or haven't turned in your item, you're running out of time to complete it!


Merged Dragonoid Fix!

We will be implementing a fix next week that will finally allow those who have already completed this year's Dragonoid missions to team up with those who haven't to help take down the Merged Dragonoid boss! This was a long time coming, but there was an odd technical quirk that kept us from doing this earlier.


What Is Gifting?!?!

For those who forget how this system worked or weren't around the last time we introduced this EPIC gifting feature, Beleen posted a great video breaking down this system feature-by-feature:

Now, in addition to giving pain to your fellow Duelers, you can give gifts of holiday cheer (and load and LOADS of credits!) to friend and foe alike!

Thanks again, Beleen, for this epic video! 




BioBeasts development continues to progress smoothly. We've had some technical hiccups trying to implement the newest performance fixes from Unity's latest patch, but we're on track. If you've played the Beta, you know the game is solid, but polish remains extremely important. The App store is unforgiving towards buggy software so a smooth launch is paramount!

If you want to try BioBeasts for iOS or Android, you can still sign up for the Beta on the official website! Join us in helping BioBeasts be the BEST mobile game AE has launched to date and one of the best on the mobile marketplace!

Join the AQ3D Kickstarter!


If you weren't already aware (somehow) Artix Entertainment just launched a Kickstarter for AdventureQuest 3D! Our goal is to raise enough to extend the our development time on AdventureQuest 3D and complete the game right. So far, it is off to an AMAZING start! As I write this we are comfortably over 50% of the goal. You guys are amazing!  Check out the video, and see our vision for the game. Back this project, or help spread word about this Kickstarter anywhere you can to help us finish AdventureQuest 3D. The success of this project has the potential to elevate Artix Entertainment to the next level and make 2016 a truly incredible year for us and our players.

AQ3D Dragon

Check out the AdventureQuest 3D Kickstarter

Tags: Nightwraith


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