It’s been a while since our last look on Guild Wars 2. Thankfully for all of you, NCSOFT and ArenaNet announced today that they’ll host the third major event since the launch of Guild Wars 2, entitled Wintersday. Starting on 14 December, Wintersday will bestow bundles of holiday joy in the form of gifts, unique mini-games, new events and presents upon all in Tyria.
The Wintersday event continues ArenaNet’s tradition of delivering regular content, compelling events and rewarding opportunities for players, all subscription-free. In this event, Tixx will be making his way to Lion’s Arch, stopping at every major city on the way to deliver Wintersday toys to all races. However, Tixx’s golem servant Toxx throws a wrench into the process by hatching some Wintersday plans of his own and the toys go haywire!
At each stop, players will be able to access a new toy event and earn a new toy. After the Toymaster makes his rounds, his airship will hover in Lion’s Arch, where players can earn more rewards and take part in unique Wintersday events building up to hectic holiday Toypocalypse. Throughout all of Wintersday, players can also participate in a variety of mini-games including a Bell Choir mini-game, snowball fights, grabbing presents that drop from the sky and much more.
Timing of the Wintersday event is as follows:
• Friday, 14 December – Wintersday begins with a holiday-themed Lion’s Arch, numerous mini-games, presents falling from the sky and more.
• Saturday, 15 December 15, 19:00 CET (20:00 GMT) – Tixx the Toymaker will make his first appearance at The Grove followed by stops at every capital for one day each.
• Thursday, 20 December, 19:00 CET (20:00 GMT) – Tixx the Toymaker’s airship will hover over Lion’s Arch and remain there until Wintersday ends.
• Thursday, 3 January 3 19:00 CET (20:00 GMT) – The Wintersday event ends.
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