Is Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, Worth Playing?
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is a fun and friendly free-2-play title that could quickly become very costly for those who have a problem with impulse purchases.

The Lowdown.

Product Details
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Codename Entertainment Inc
Publisher: Codename Entertainment Inc
Price: Free
Release Date: 25 March 2020
Supported Modes:

Frequent Updates.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is continually updated with new content, concluding champions, missions, and even new campaigns.

In addition to frequent content updates, there is a special event almost every weekend, allowing players to earn extra rewards or progress a little bit faster.

Multiplayer Content.

In September 2021, Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms added the Trials of Mount Tiamat mode, which supports asynchronous co-op for up to four players.

While It’s not multiplayer content in the traditional sense, it shows the developers are at least willing to dip their toes into the waters and could be a good example of things to come.


Community Relations:

Codename Entertainment Inc has nurtured a fantastic relationship with the Dungeons and Dragons community, with many popular content creators and their respective communities having a positive view of Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms and, by extensions, Codename Entertainment Inc.

And this close relationship has been beneficial for both the long-term success of Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms and the community, which has resulted in content creators being able to offer around two dozen unique Electrum Chest codes each week and several fan-favourite original characters such as Prudence (Jane Douglas, Outside Xbox) and Corazón de León (Andy Farrant, Outside Xbox) making it into the game and by extension Dungeons and Dragons canon.

The Offical Idle Champions subreddit is the best way to keep up to date with each week’s unique codes; with as many as 24 unique codes active at any given time, even the most casual player can easily acquire 50-100 chests every month by spending a few minutes each week redeeming codes.


Pictured: Prudence, an original character created by Jane Douglas, editor and presenter at Outside Xbox, as she appears in Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms

Narrative Content:

While Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is certainly not a story-rich game, an overarching narrative ties together each mission and campaign and serves as a medium to introduce new characters and mechanics.

Is it unmissable narrative content? Not really, but it is nice to see characters interact with each other and comment on the world around them.


Time Gates:

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms allows players to each TimeGate pies by playing the game or participating in seasonal events; upon collecting 6 TimeGate pieces, players are given the option to unlock a series of challenges that allow them to unlock and gear out a previously obtainable, but no longer widely available character such as Prudence, Corazón de León, and Strix.

In addition, a free TimeGate will open once every three weeks, allowing players to earn three random champions by undertaking a series of (rather easy) challenges.


Positional Strategy:

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is surprisingly deep for a free2play idle game. Each champion works best in a certain position and when paired with other heroes that offer complementary abilities.

This strategic depth has led to the creation of a small but thriving meta-build community, with players sharing tips, guides, and even entire rosters with the community.


Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms has an almost obscene amount of DLC, with 64 separate DLC packages on Steam alone, totalling a whopping £597, not including repeat purchases such as treasure chests.

DLC packs aside, Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms has one of the most egregious character systems I have ever seen, with characters retailing for as high as $49.99.

While most players will look at these characters and feel little temptation to empty their wallets, for players with obsessive-compulsive or compulsive shopping disorder, Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms could quickly turn into not only an expensive but potentially ruinous affair.


Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms FAQ

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is a strategy video game developed and published by Codename Entertainment Inc, it was released on 25 March 2020 and it is Free-2-Play.

Platform Availability.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is available on the following platforms: Android, IOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

How Long Does Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Take to Complete?

On average Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms takes between 500 and 1000 hours to complete.

  • Main Story: 500 Hours.
  • Main + Side Quests: 1000 Hours.
  • Completionist: 1000 Hours.

Estimated completion times are derived from various sources and may vary based on the skill level of each player.

Are There In-Game Microtransactions?

The Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms in-game store sells:

  • Cosmetic Items.
  • Cosmetic Item Bundles.
  • Premium Currency Bundles.
  • Starter Packs.
  • Pay for Convenience Items.
  • Pay-2-Win Items.

What Peripherals Are Supported?

The following peripherals are officially supported:

  • Console - Controller.
  • PC - Mouse and Keyboard.
  • Mobile - Touch Controls.

Is There Any Mature Content?

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is rated PEGI 12+ and contains the following:

  • Bad Language
  • Violence

Final Verdict.

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is a pretty good and surprisingly deep idle strategy game; however, I would not recommend it to anyone with impulse-buying problems.

For everyone else, It’s a well-made and deeply enjoyable free-2-play idle game that allows players to experience all the content it has to offer without spending a penny if they are willing to redeem a lot of free codes and have more than a little patience.

Is Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Worth Playing In 2024?

Honest Video Game Reviews has given "Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms" a rating of 7/10, indicating that it is a good game, that is well worth playing, and while it may have a few shortcomings, the average gamer will enjoy it.

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