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Star Fest, BlackSmithing, and More

Alina | Friday, July 8, 2022

This weekend's new game update is here¬†ūü§©

You'll be seeing stars all weekend long! We've got a huge new update for you this weekend, with the new Blacksmithing skill update, the return of our seasonal Star Festival, Bido's Birthday shop, and more, so read on then head in-game to battle on!

This weekend, head to Yokai Isle as we celebrate the legendary Star Festival (known in our world as Tanabata).  For this year's celebration, find the Celestial Emissary, a living Daruma traveling around our world to help the gods of Yokai Isle grant wishes. Help it and you'll be able to make a wish of your very own... that will change the shape of the very stars themselves!

This weekend, /join starfest to begin your adventure:

  • Talk to Princess Miko and the Celestial Emissary
  • Quest to grant wishes for your NPCs like Twilly, Twig, Zorbak, Sally, Drakath, and more
  • Complete all of the Emissary's quests to make a wish of your own and change the night sky in /yokairiver!

Visit the Star Festival to:

  • Decorate Akiba for the Star Festival
  • Battle across Lore as you hunt for her wishes
  • Unlock the¬†Moon Bow Ninja¬†reward armor set after completing the story
  • Get the exclusive level 80 boss drop armor set
  • Return to the event at any time with the hanging¬†Star Festival Decoration¬†house item

Stellar Rewards + Bido's Birthday Gear

We've got a host of new 0 AC reward items for you this weekend to help you look like star while you battle to save the world... and beyond! Plus, we're celebrating AQWorlds Artist, Bido's birthday this week! Find him in /Akiba while the Tanabata event is going on.

Shorinzan Merge Shop

Complete the Celestial Emissary's quests in /starfest to gather the merge shop resources for the Starry Samurai set + a selection of celestial weapons from AQW community artist, Mihuri!

  • Starry Samurai armor
  • Starry Samurai helm, capes, weapons
  • Aurelian Sword, Dagger, Staff

Reward Drops

Battle Ultra Uji No Hashihime in the Yokairiver map for a chance to get 4 new 0 AC house items.

  • Wish for Love Constellation Wall item
  • Wish for Peace Constellation Wall item
  • Wish for Gold Constellation Wall item
  • Wish for Happiness Constellation Wall item

Star Festival Gift quest. Bring Empress Miko Fallen Stars and there's a chance she'll give you one of the following:

  • a piece of the Moon Bow Ninja armor set
  • Tanabata Polearm
  • Paper Crane mace
  • Soben Bowl + Sticks daggers¬†(member-only)
  • Storm Kimono¬†(member-only)

Star Festival Member Exclusives

If you are a member in AQWorlds, we've got some exclusive holiday event bonuses for you! 

  • Star Festival Character page background:¬†Unlock the holiday character page background in the first room in /Yokai River.
  • Tanabata Fest Decoration Shortcut:¬†Buy the house item from the Akiba House shop for 7,777 gold. When you click on this item, you'll be taken straight to a permanent version of Akiba, where you can continue to farm for the 0 AC¬†Moon Bow Ninja¬†armor set!

 Bido's Birthday Bash!

Long-time hero and guest artist, Bido, levels up in the real world this week. He's crafted all-new, extra special celebratory gear to help you /party. Complete his quests to gather the merge shop resources to craft all his birthday gear.

Plus, his NPC's birthday shop has a new home... he's moved from the attic in Yulgar's Inn to /Akiba. You'll only be able to get your gauntlets his birthday bounty while the Star Festival is going on... but never fear. You'll always be able to find him (and his Celestial Wanderer shop) in /djinnguard.

Returning Items

  • 6 capes
  • 3 helms
  • 14 weapons

New this year

  • Toxic Alchemist Rogue armor
  • 4 helms
  • Pixel on your back cape
  • 7 weapons

Plus, don't miss his seasonal 0 AC Toxic Alchemist's Suspension Blade. It will be available as Saturday, July 16th's daily login gift drop!

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Summer's heating up, and so are our weekly game releases! Check out the June release calendar to see what's happening and when things leave so you don't miss a moment, a battle, or a limited time reward. 

  • Friday, July 15:¬†¬†Rare daily login gifts from June 13 - 30
  • Friday, July 22:¬†Father's Day of Doom events in /nursery and /dreadforest + seasonal Featured Gear
  • Friday, July 29:¬†Debris 297 set + Bloodmoon Faerie set, 4th of July + Canada Day items
  • Sunday, July 31:¬†¬†Rare daily login gifts from July 1 -¬† 17, National Day drops
  • Friday, August 5:¬†rare Stellar Royalty set, seasonal Dawn Duelist sets, Frostval in July + Tanabata events

Daily Gift Schedule

2022 has been a CRAZY year so far... but Summer is almost here! We've got something new for you every day of the week. Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase. Bookmark this page to keep up to date with all of daily gifts! And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Flash is Dead. AQWorlds lives on with the Artix Games Launcher!

Adobe, the maker of the Flash Player plug-in, has stopped supporting Flash. But never fear! We built the Artix Games Launcher so you can continue playing AdventureQuest Worlds and your other favorite Artix Entertainment games. 

Download the Artix Games Launcher at  and you'll be able to continue playing all your favorite Artix games right from your computer. No Flash Player or web browser needed.

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