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Feature Unlock Requirements

Many features of AFK Arena are either locked behind your campaign progression or VIP level.

This is a list of all requirements to unlock each feature.

Keep in mind that the VIP features are purely for convenience rather than something actually required.

FeatureRequirement
Gear EnhancementComplete Stage 1-1
RanhornComplete Stage 1-12
Noble TavernComplete Stage 1-12
Temple of AscensionComplete Stage 1-12
Barracks StoreComplete Stage 1-12
Rickety CartComplete Stage 1-12
Dark ForestComplete Stage 2-4
Arcane LabyrinthComplete Stage 2-4
Labyrinth Store Complete Stage 2-4
Store Complete Stage 2-8
King's TowerComplete Stage 2-12
Library Complete Stage 2-16
Battle Speed x2Complete Stage 2-16 or VIP 2
Guild Complete Stage 2-20
Guild Store Complete Stage 2-20
Arena of HeroesComplete Stage 2-28
Progression Reward Purchases Complete Stage 2-28
Bounty BoardComplete Stage 3-12
Fast Reward Complete Stage 3-36
Wishlist Complete Stage 4-4
Resonating Crystal Complete Stage 4-36
Wall of Legends Complete Stage 4-36
Legends' Challenger TournamentComplete Stage 5-40
ArtifactsComplete Stage 6-4
Peaks of Time Complete Stage 6-4
Guild GroundsComplete Stage 6-4
Voyage of WondersComplete Stage 6-20
MercenariesComplete Stage 6-40
Peaks of Time: Unrelenting BlazeComplete Stage 7-4
Peaks of Time: Secrets of the ForestComplete Stage 8-4
The Champions of EsperiaComplete Stage 8-20
The Elder TreeComplete Stage 8-40
Twisted EssenceComplete Stage 8-40
Peaks of Time: Rest in PieceComplete Stage 9-4
Legends' Challenger TournamentComplete Stage 9-20
Challenger Store Complete Stage 9-20
Arcane Labyrinth Hard ModeComplete Stage 9-24
Peaks of Time: The Ancient RuinsComplete Stage 10-4
Legendary+ Gear from Guild StoreComplete Stage 10-22
Mythic Gear from Store Complete Stage 10-22
Peaks of Time: The Far FrontierComplete Stage 11-4
Legendary+ Gear from AFK RewardsComplete Stage 11-18
Mythic Gear from Guild Store & Lab MerchantComplete Stage 12-2
Peaks of Time: The Divine RealmComplete Stage 12-4
Bounty Board Autofill Complete Stage 12-40 or VIP 6
The Twisted RealmComplete Stage 12-40
Peaks of Time: Rancid ForestComplete Stage 13-4
Artifact EnhancementComplete Stage 13-40
Peaks of Time: Viper's MarshComplete Stage 14-4
Towers of EsperiaComplete Stage 14-40
The Stargazer Complete Chapter 15 or VIP 13
Peaks of Time: The Dismal DescentComplete Stage 15-4
Peaks of Time: The Savage WastesComplete Stage 16-4
Mythic Gear from AFK RewardsComplete Stage 16-11
Primordial Emblems from AFK RewardsComplete Chapter 16
Peaks of Time: The Solar PlaneComplete Stage 17-4
Amplifying Emblems from AFK RewardsComplete Chapter 17
The Oak InnComplete Chapter 17 & 1 Ascended Hero
Peaks of Time: The Burning WoodsComplete Stage 18-4
Faction Emblems from AFK RewardsComplete Chapter 18
Peaks of Time: The Abysmal DelvesComplete Stage 19-4
Mythic+ Gear Upgrades from AFK Rewards & StoreComplete Stage 21-1
Battle Speed x4Complete Chapter 21 or VIP 11
Guild Boss Quick Battle VIP 6
Arena Battle Skip VIP 6
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daynejr
daynejr
10 days ago

Add field of stars unlocks after 11-40

daynejr
daynejr
20 days ago

You should add misty valley unlocks after chapter 17 as well

kon nogh
kon nogh
2 months ago

what does the stargazer reminder do

Chris
Chris
Reply to  kon nogh
2 months ago

Remind you of the stargazer feature is my best guess

Anthony Kristy
Anthony Kristy
4 months ago

What gear unlocks after 25-60

archelon
archelon
5 months ago

Could you add Twisted Realm 12-40 to the list? (Came here looking for this info)

Roland
Roland
6 months ago

Pleaase update the chapters for the Emblems. They arent 16/17/18 as ingame says they start to drop after finishing chapter 17/18/19

TaZzZ
TaZzZ
Reply to  Roland
18 days ago

i think it means AFTER chapter 16 17 18

archelon
archelon
8 months ago

Legends’ Challenger Tournament requires 9-20

Lord luska
Lord luska
8 months ago

Could you update the information on the page? There are some things that have changed

pi4a7a
pi4a7a
8 months ago

Welp, now this need update, when do you start buying T2 gear upgrades in store?

armi
armi
Reply to  pi4a7a
5 months ago

had my first today, after completing chapter 25

Arly
Arly
9 months ago

Formations are unlocked after completion chapter 5, specifically when you first enter chapter 6.

Vecta
Vecta
9 months ago

So I’ve already made chapter 21-1 and I didn’t see any Mythic upgrade stones, not even in store, can someone explain me ?

Daniel
Daniel
10 months ago

Any info on emblem unlocks (both afk and store) ? Wiki says chapter 17 for primordial but does not seem very specific.

Rage engine
Rage engine
Reply to  Daniel
9 months ago

They unlock after 17 at the start lf 18

Al`ice
Al`ice
11 months ago

How do I progress to chapter 18? It’s locked and I can’t figure out how to open it.

Neron
Neron
1 year ago

you need to beat 16-12 for mythic afk rewards, not 16 11

NotAPerson
NotAPerson
Reply to  Neron
1 year ago

In game, it says 16-11.

V1ct0r
V1ct0r
1 year ago

How can you unlock a hero? Because I want to reset one but the game said that is was locked?

optimizer
optimizer
Reply to  V1ct0r
1 year ago

Go to the heroes tab, select a hero and in the top right corner there is a little lock you can unlock.

Cedric De Mey
Cedric De Mey
1 year ago

Is this still accurate?

pi4a7a
pi4a7a
Reply to  Cedric De Mey
1 year ago

Yes why wouldn’t it be?

Dreaf008
Dreaf008
Reply to  Cedric De Mey
1 month ago

kind of, the game has been updated a lot, but most things are similar.

ActonBannon
ActonBannon
1 year ago

I just wanna know how to use astronomic cards, I get 10 of this on event and can’t use

pi4a7a
pi4a7a
Reply to  ActonBannon
1 year ago

Beat stage 15-40

jettt
jettt
1 year ago

Does myth+ gears upgrade also appears on lab with 40% off???

Sanane
Sanane
Reply to  jettt
1 year ago

Nope :/

vip
vip
1 year ago

Mythic Gear from AFK Rewards – shouldn’t this be complete 16-12? who actually obtained a drop before that?

jajajajaj
jajajajaj
1 year ago

“Legendary+ Gear from AFK Rewards – Complete Stage 11-18”

I doubt this. Im at Stage 11-20 and theres not even normal Legendary gear dropping from AFK. All im getting all day everyday is white, green and blue… and sometimes very rarely purple.
legendary and legendary+ does not drop from AFK for me at all ever.

Kamekaze
Kamekaze
Reply to  jajajajaj
1 year ago

Anecdotal evidence is the best evidence. For real though, it’s rng and the chances are low.

Alanz
Alanz
Reply to  jajajajaj
1 year ago

i got one Leg gear , but havnt seen Leg+ for some time

Almas Ospanbekov
Almas Ospanbekov
Reply to  jajajajaj
1 year ago

Currently i am at stage 8-36 and i got one legendary gear dropped from AFK

Rage engine
Rage engine
Reply to  jajajajaj
9 months ago

If you constantly collect afk rewards rather than when they’re nearly full ur gear chance goes down

Chelelee
Chelelee
Reply to  Rage engine
6 months ago

Actually, you must wait 2-3 days attempting to beat a stage. Then, your afk rewards will be the max gear allowed by your progression. It’s the game’s way of making you stronger or to reward you after several attempts and a long wait. Myself, I wait 3 days. Even though I could beat the stage, I purposely fail several times over the course of the three days. Then, I will beat the stage and have mythic gear in my afk rewards. It happens every time. I have tons of mythic gears just by doing that. Approx 50+ pcs.

xooana
xooana
1 year ago

Ugh, it will take SO LONG to get too the stargazer. I`m on stages 10-5 rn and I have a streak of 5, 10x summons with no elites. I probably wont make to there. 🙁

Sylastheunshackled
Sylastheunshackled
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

Im a f2p player but i make it to the chapter 16 – 20. Just try harder and may the luck of the draw be with you.

Elior
Elior
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

Stargazer is like a big casino and given your luck I wouldn’t spend gems on it. You can get most of the rewards in AFK or guild store or labyrinth. So don’t be sad you are not missing much. Focus your gems and do 10 pulls.

xooana
xooana
Reply to  Elior
1 year ago

Thank you people’s for the encouraging words and may the luck of the draw be with you both 🙏

AsianOtakuGuy
AsianOtakuGuy
Reply to  xooana
1 year ago

I unlocked it just now and it’s actually 2% chance for a specific hero and 0.8% each for a guaranteed elite hero from each faction (3.2% total) so it’s only 5.2% for elite heroes, and considering it costs 5000 gems for a 10x pull, the normal tavern pulls are most cost efficient…

Hitsu
Hitsu
1 year ago

I’m currently on 9-32 but i didn’t unlock labyrinth hard mode anyone knows why ?

Mouad Ahaboune
Mouad Ahaboune
Reply to  Hitsu
1 year ago

same for me,IDK what to do..

ergo
ergo
Reply to  Mouad Ahaboune
1 year ago

It unlocked for me, and know this: you’re not missing out. I have the server’s Wilders leader in my clan (s143, Bleek), and even he says that he cannot get through it without using several of Dura’s Tears. The challenge spike is absurd. I tried it once and went through 5 Dura’s Tears despite a very strong Saveas, Shemira and Lucius on my squad. The rewards are not worth the time investment. Hope it opens up for you eventually though, so you can test it yourself, but be warned: you will not get as much rewards as you would going… Read more »

LazerMax
LazerMax
Reply to  ergo
1 year ago

Lab hard mode is only on lab lvl3 so you need to pass the first two levels. Also wait for the lab to refresh, you’ll get a hard mode only in a new one. It’s not that hard tho, I passed it without any tears kinda from a first try (I guess I restarted once or something). Just take good relics on floors 1 and 2.

AsianOtakuGuy
AsianOtakuGuy
Reply to  ergo
1 year ago

Just a little tip, the graveborn hero Baden absolutely melts Wrizz, so if you own him or see him in the carriage, try him out.

John
John
1 year ago

Hey! Why some people say mythic gear drops after clearing 16-12 . And here is stated that I have to complete 16-11. Which one is true? Thank you!

Tesla
Tesla
Reply to  AFKArena
1 year ago

The page still says 16-11, so is it 16-11 or 16-12? A lot of other online sources say 16-11…

play4fun
play4fun
1 year ago

So it is confirmed Mythic+ gear drops and appears in shop only after 22-60?

Pifa22
Pifa22
1 year ago

I have received legendary equipment in phase 8-37 from AFK rewards.
https://m.imgur.com/a/NIKjduZ

Raul C
Raul C
Reply to  Pifa22
1 year ago

I feel like at this stage it’s a guaranteed gear, i have seen so many people getting one of these legendary gear at the 8’s stages, myself included

Alfavale91
Alfavale91
Reply to  AFKArena
1 year ago

you get one from 8-32.

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