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April 06, 2018

2018 Spring Armor Contest!

Show us Your Best/Favorite Spring Gear!

The first day of Spring may have been on March 20th, but better late than never! We’re going to have a Spring armor contest!


How to Enter
All you have to do is equip your favorite Spring-themed armor set or Item on one of your ingame characters (AQ/MQ/DF/AQW/AQ3D) and send the screenshot AND a link to your character page* to us at the AE_Contests Twitter account.

* For AQ3D characters, send a screenshot of your character in-game.

Prize Details

  1. Winners will get 500 ArtixPoints (or the equivalent amount of secondary currency)

  2. If you go Above and Beyond, make us laugh, shake our heads in disbelief or go WOW, we shall award you accordingly ;)

Contest Time Frame

The contest will range from today to Monday, April 9th at 10 AM EST. The winners will be announced via Twitter.

Contest Rules

To be considered, all entries must:

  • Include your game character name and a screenshot of the character page.

  • No photoshopping your character page.

  • You can use any of your game characters (AQ/MQ/DF/AQW/AQ3D)

  • Be posted to the AE_Contests Twitter account 

  • One entry per person


  1. Please don’t spam your entry or you will be disqualified! You can only win once per person!

  2. A true hero is a good sportsman -- we reserve the right to reward excellent examples of good sportsmanship or remove entries for abusive behavior towards staff or other contest participants.

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your entries!


December 22, 2017

41.1 Patch Notes

Battleon Town Changes:

  • The "Earn Free Stuff" button has been moved to Ballyhoo
  • The "Limited-Time Shop" button has been moved to Valencia
  • Added new buttons for the Travel Map and Starter Pack

Engine Update:

  • Green numbers now appear when you get a lucky strike in battle


December 21, 2017

NEW! Island of Misfit Ornaments

Island of Misfit Ornaments:
You were in hot pursuit of the ornaments but Chilly not accounting for the added weight left the tubbodrive crashed upon the shores of a mysterious island. Now you must trek through the jungle in to track down the gifts, stay wary though as the jungle holds many surprises. Also don't miss the WarpWars Hairmuffs coming to the Limited-Time Shop Saturday!


August 18, 2017

NEW! Eclipse shield!

Eclipse Shield is coming to the Limited-Time Shop on Monday! Only available for 48 hrs and will not return until the next solar eclipse.


June 15, 2017

Z-Token Equipment Price Reduction

Z-Token Item Price Changes

Over the past eleven years the buying price of Z-Tokens (game premium currency) in AdventureQuest has steadily increased.  Everyone agrees that the prices have gotten too high!

We finally lowered the price of Z-Token equipment items! If you bought an item during 2017 (and still have that item) your character will receive an automatic refund on the difference in price.


Weapon/Armor/Shield/Spell/Pet/Misc Update

  • Reduced shop prices of all Z-Token equipment items. Between 25% and 60% off older prices.
  • Automatic Z-Token refund to all items bought (and not yet sold) during 2017.  The refund is difference between old and new price.  Z-Tokens will automatically be added to your characters.
  • Older items maintain their original price, and keep their 50% sell-back value.
  • Brand new purchased items will have the normal 90% sell-back for 48 hours.
  • After 48 hours, the sell-back amount is 25% of purchased value.

Character Page Update

  • Items that are officially tagged in the game database as "RARE" will now appear in BOLD text
  • A little tiny blue diamond will now appear next to Z-Token items purchased before Jan 1, 2017 to signify that the item was bought before the big price change.

House Update

  • House BUY Prices will be reduced by 25%
  • The daily House SELL price increase will be changed to 1% increase in sell-back value every 2 weeks.

Shared Vault Update

  • Store Z-Token currency and share between the characters on your game account.
  • Store RARE gold items and Z-Token items.



May 27, 2017

NEW! Memorial Weekend Boost!

The Memorial Shield is now in the Limited-Time Shop, plus gain an extra 25% Gold and XP from battles! Bonus Gold/Xp ends May 30th.


January 01, 2017

January Guardian Bonus!

Guardian Bonus - Voltaic Guardian Dragon Armor:
• Players that Guardianize during the month of January will get the Voltaic Guardian Dragon Armor FREE!
• Token versions will be in the Guardian Tower at a discount for existing Guardians!
• Only available until February and then becomes rare!


December 04, 2016

Kibbles and Tibbles are back in town!

Donation Contest:
Kibbles and his cousin Tibbles have returned to spread wealth and holiday cheer! You can find them randomly throughout the game. The donation contest ends January 2nd!

-The top 100 GOLD donators will win an ice variant of the Cometfall weapon.
-Top 25 Z-TOKEN Donators will be able to select the element for their Cometfall prize, with the look changing depending on the element you choose.
-Crazy generous players can win both prizes.


October 10, 2016

Dainashini returns!

Dainashini Katana has returned as one of the bonus items that comes with the 7500 Z-Token package!


July 29, 2016

Make Sure You Can Play Adventure Quest!

Enable Flash Player to log in to your account!

We want to make sure all our heroes can continue to log in and battle on along side us, but over the last year, browsers like Chrome haved changed how they handle the Flash Player plug in. To make sure you are able to log in and play Artix Entertainment games, please do the following:
  1. Install (or update) your Flash Player HERE
  2. Enable the Flash Player plugin inside your browser if the game window doesn't appear.

Instructions by browser type

Each browser has a different method for enabling the Flash Player plugin, but lucky for you, we've got a list of each of the main ones below!

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Click the gear icon and select Manage add-ons.
  3. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. In the list find Shockwave Flash Object and make sure the Status is set to Enable.
  5. Click Close.
  6. Close and relaunch Internet Explorer.


  1. Launch Edge.
  2. Click the ...  icon and select Settings.
  3. Scroll down and click Advanced Settings.
  4. Make sure that Use Adobe Flash Player is set to ON.
  5. Close and relaunch Edge.


  1. Launch Firefox.
  2. Click Tools and select Add-ons.
    • If you do not use the Menu Bar on Firefox, click the Menu icon (three stacked lines) and select Add-ons.
  3. In the list find Shockwave Flash and make sure it is set to Always Activate.
  4. Close and relaunch Firefox.


  1. Launch Chrome.
  2. In the address bar type chrome://plugins and hit enter.
  3. In the list find Adobe Flash Player and make sure it is enabled and that Always allowed to run is checked.
  4. Close and relaunch Chrome.


  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Click Preferences and select the Security tab.
  3. Next to Internet plug-ins, make sure Allow Plug-ins is checked.
    • While you're here, make sure Enable JavaScript (next to Web Content) is checked as well.
  4. Close the Preferences window.
  5. Close and relaunch Safari.

More help

You can also refer to Adobe's help articles for more information:


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