Temple Run 2 Ruby Shard Artifact Discovered!

Well, it took several attempts after the last artifact to collect my second to last unique ring artifact, but I collected the Ruby Shard Artifact using Montana Smith just shy of the 20,000 meter mark without a Save Me.  What I noticed in my failed previous attempts was that I used Save Me’s to get to the 20K meter mark, and my result was either an artifact that I had previously collected, or no artifact at all.  So, I can’t be positive about the experience thus far, could it be that the remaining unique artifacts only come from a run without using a Save Me?  More information to follow, but for now, enjoy the Ruby Shard Artifact screen shots!

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That’s right – just one more to go 🙂

Just curious – has anyone stuck with a run long enough to collect two or more artifacts?  If so, roughly how long in between collection points?  Post a response!  Thank you!

Also, it seems like I am in ‘Artifact Duplicate Hell’ at the moment.  I’ve been cycling through Temple Run 2 characters, making runs and collecting the first artifact, but they have been duplicates of the ones I’ve already collected.  It appears the last artifact (number 8 in the list of 10) is evading me…  Has anyone had any luck in getting the 8th one on the list?  If so, tell us what it is 🙂  It wou

ld be nice if Imangi’s artifact discovery algorithm gave some kind of preferential disposition to the undiscovered artifacts….  So far, it doesn’t seem that way…..

Update – FINALLY COMPLETE – Have a look at the Cave’s Maw Artifact!


Temple Run 2 Idol’s Curse Artifact Discovered!

OK, I just got done with a lengthy run with Karma Lee.  It took me just past the 34,000 meter mark to collect the Idol’s Curse Artifact, but I did it – without using a Save Me.  It is unclear to me if using a Save Me would have hindered this artifact from appearing – need more data before I can qualify/disqualify that notion.  But, an interesting point to note – I had just collected two artifacts before with two different Temple Run 2 characters at the 10K and 20K marks respectively.

Is it possible that if sequential, successful attempts are made, the distance to the artifact becomes approximately 10,000 meters longer than the previous?  And, is it possible that a couple of unsuccessful attempts, the distance counter resets to approximately 10,000?  Interesting… Not sure if that is valid.  Send me your thoughts!  For now, here are the screenshots of the Idol’s Curse Artifact!

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Guess what – the Ruby Shard Artifact is next!

Temple Run 2 Mystic Rocks Artifact Discovered!

I just used Barry Bones to help me discover the Mystic Rocks Artifact just under the 8,000 meter mark.  So, consistent with the previous post, the distance between collecting artifacts does appear to alternate between the 10K and 20K meter marks.  Here are the screen shots of the Mystic Rocks Artifact.

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Curious to know what the final rings will be?  Me too 🙂

Update – Idol’s Curse is next!

Temple Run 2 Twisted Root Artifact Discovered!

Scarlett Fox just helped me discover the Twisted Root Artifact just before the 17,000 meter mark.  I think I’m beginning to see a pattern here.  Could it be that only the FIRST FOUR Temple Run 2 characters (Guy Dangerous, Scarlett Fox, Barry Bones, and Karma Lee) can uncover artifacts?  (Someone please prove me wrong here from the little data I’ve collected thus far).  And, the distance in discovering artifacts alternates between approximately 10,000 meters and 20,000 meters.  Time will tell here… Have a look at the Twisted Root!

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The blip in the data I have thus far is my run with Francisco Montoya.  I had to get to nearly 30,000 meters, and the artifact he collected was a duplicate of one I already had.  Not sure what that tells me at the moment…


Temple Run 2 Demon Claw Artifact Discovered!

After unsuccessful attempts at collecting artifacts with Francisco Montoya, Zack Wonder, Montana Smith and Usain Bolt, I decided to circle back around to Guy Dangerous, and guess what – I was able to collect the Demon Claw Artifact just before the 9,500 meter mark.  This tells us that not only can one Temple Run 2 character find multiple different kinds of artifacts, the single run distance to collect an artifact is not ‘progress’ or cumulative in nature.  Which is a very good thing.  Not sure how many people would be happy trying to chase down artifacts by needing to run over 50K+ meters each time.  I need more data to see if there is a visible pattern or trend to better predict when an artifact will present itself.  Have a look at the Demon Claw below!

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By the way – I don’t want to spoil it, but the Twisted Root Artifact is next!

Temple Run 2 Infinite Loop Artifact Discovered!

I just completed a run with Karma Lee, and here again, I collected another artifact just before the 20,000 meter mark.  This time it was the Infinite Loop Artifact.  Are you finding that each Temple Run 2 character will uncover a unique artifact?  Have you seen the same character uncover more than one artifact in the same run?  If so, roughly how many meters in between artifact discoveries?  Is it possible a single Temple Run 2 character will only uncover a specific kind of artifact?  Or, can the same character uncover multiple different kinds?  Many, many questions… Let’s hear your response!

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And, it does look like the Red Exclamation Point is there just to indicate the most recent artifact discovered.

Update – I just made a run with Francisco Montoya, and it took until the 29,500 meter mark to get an artifact, but the artifact was an Angel Wings Artifact, which I already acquired.  That was a very long run for a duplicate!  How far have you ran without getting an artifact?  Wondering if the algorithm for artifact frequency makes the length between discoveries longer, the more artifacts are collected.

Besides objectives, do you think artifacts will unlock any secret character powers?  Imangi?  Care to respond?

Update –  I just made a run of over 42,000 meters with Zack Wonder without an artifact showing up…. Wondering if there is some truth to the idea around only ‘true explorers’ will find an artifact…..

Update – Well, you’d think that Montana Smith would have found an artifact… Not when I tried – I ran over 54,000 meters (on three Save Me’s) without finding an artifact.  What is the deal??  I wonder if using Save Me’s reduces the possibility of finding an artifact.  Hope not!  I’d hate to have to run 50,000+ meters without using a Save Me to be eligible to find my next artifact!!!!

Last update on this post – Guy Dangerous is at it again – Check out the Demon Claw!


Temple Run 2 Sky Clasp Artifact Discovered!

I just made a run with Barry Bones, and I was able to pick up the Sky Clasp Artifact just before the 20,000 meter mark (yes – I was getting concerned that I missed the treasure chest, and more concerning – am I going to need to run 20,000+ meters to get the next artifact??).  But, there it was, just before the 20K meter mark.  Below are the screenshots of the result.

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Curiously, the Red Exclamation Point is now on my ‘current artifact’, and not the previous one I selected.  This must be by design, but not sure what the significance of the Red Exclamation Point is in the first place.

Be sure to check out the next post – Karma Lee and the Infinite Loop Artifact!

Temple Run 2 Floating Island Artifact Discovered!

Well, how about that – I just made a run with Scarlett Fox and I uncovered the Floating Island Artifact just before the 6,000 meter mark.  I kept running to see if I would uncover another artifact in the same run in double the distance, but after 14,000 meters without another artifact turning up, I decided to end the hunt.  Below are the screenshots.  What are you finding?  Are you noticing the need to switch between characters to get the next artifact?  Post a response below!

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By the way – Does anyone know what the Red Exclamation Point indicates next to the Floating Island Artifact?

Update: Barry Bones on the move.  Read the Sky Clasp Artifact discovery!

Temple Run 2 Artifacts Discovered!

With the 1.5 release of Temple Run 2 comes the Artifacts challenge!  Immediately after getting this update, I proceeded to make a run to find out – “how do I ‘discover’ these artifacts?”.  After a couple of runs under 10,000 meters, I didn’t find anything.  I then made a third attempt and found my first ‘treasure chest’ at around the 11,500 meter mark.  The treasure chest was in the same position as any power up would be.  The right timing allows you to pick it up just the same.  The screenshots below show the discovery after I died.  Sorry – I was not able to get a screenshot of the treasure chest before I picked it up – maybe next time!

From the looks of the Artifacts section in the game, it looks like Imangi has a full artifact release schedule setup.  And, as you can see from the screenshots, new objectives come with the Artifact challenges.  Great job Imangi!

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Update: Uh-oh…. I just ran over 22,000 meters with Usain Bolt and NO ARTIFACTS available… I have a feeling only the “real treasure hunters” can uncover artifacts.  More to follow……

Update 2: Second run with Guy Dangerous, 13,300 meters, no artifacts.  Could it be that each character has to find one each before the same character can find a second?  More to follow…..

Update 3: Just discovered a new artifact with Scarlett Fox.

** Also, be sure to vote for your favorite feature release for the next update of Temple Run 2! **

Temple Run 2 High Score No Save Me!

So, I just received my new iPhone 5s and wanted to see how far I could run in Temple Run 2 without using a Save Me with the new ‘no lag’ experience.  First, let me say – there is still slight lag.  The 5s isn’t perfect in that respect.  But, the lag may be from Cellular and WiFi turned on.  To reduce lag on the iPhone 4, I would turn off all communications, including bluetooth.  I will try that for my next long run attempt.  But, my first attempt at Temple Run 2 on the 5s brought me a score of over 23 Million.  So, I did some searching and found the current record to be over 49 Million.  So, I’m throwing the challenge back out there.  Over the coming days, I will attempt a few more long runs and post them back here if I beat my first attempt.  If you’d like to get in on the challenge, connect with me on Game Center.  My nickname is: Secret Spy.  Have fun!

BTW – I just SMASHED my person best record – Have a look: http://avanteideas.com/just4fun/temple-run-2-personal-best/