Wintersday 2022 Begins Next Week!

Our annual Wintersday festival arrives next Tuesday, December 13!

Wintersday only comes once a year—don’t miss out on our limited-time holiday content! For three weeks, you can access the Secret Lair of the Snowmen strike mission, the Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle, multiple merry game modes, and a massive list of seasonal rewards exclusive to this festival.

Complete Wintersday activities and open Wintersday Gifts to collect a large assortment of holiday treats and surprises. Many Wintersday activities and events will award progress toward seasonal achievements that unlock unique rewards. You can find more information on these achievements and their rewards in your Hero panel under the Daily and Festivals categories.

We’ll have more information about our Wintersday events—including a rundown of the activities and new rewards—next week.

Have a very merry Wintersday!


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Gem Store Update: Battlelord’s Cape and Hood & Toy Duck Fishing Rod Skin

Battlelord’s Cape Hood Combo

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Everyone knows about the dashing rogue sitting mysteriously in the corner of the tavern: hood pulled up to obscure their (probably handsome) face, traveling cloak coated with dust from a long and unknown journey. Now it’s time to be that dashing rogue.

These items will change the appearance of your helm and back item. They will also permanently unlock these skins in your wardrobe. The package also includes a Lambent Battlelord’s Hood Helm Skin variant with glowing eyes. These items are only available as a package and cannot be purchased individually.

Toy Duck Fishing Rod Skin

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Tired of losing your bobbers all the time? Sounds like you need an upgrade. A squeaky, bright-yellow upgrade. Go ahead—the world is your duck pond.

This item will change the appearance of your fishing rod. This item will also permanently unlock this skin in your wardrobe.

Wintersday Choose Your Own Appearance Package

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Make your own Wintersday getup with this full-featured package! The Wintersday Choose Your Own Appearance Package contains the following items:

  • Wintersday Outfit Voucher
  • Wintersday Accessories Voucher
  • Wintersday Weapon Voucher
  • Wintersday Dye Voucher
  • Total Makeover Kit

Each of the vouchers contained within this package can be exchanged for a variety of Wintersday-themed items! Put together your own unique look and try out the brand-new Snow Garden weapon skin collection. (Limit one package purchase per account.)

Discounts

For the next week, we’re offering a 20% discount on Character Slot Expansions! This item will add one additional character slot to your account, allowing you to try out new playable races and professions.

Returning This Week

We’re bringing back some Wintersday-themed goods this week, including:

  • Arctic Explorer Outfit
  • Cryomancer Glider Skin
  • Fancy Winter Outfit
  • Glacial Glider
  • Ice Encasement Outfit
  • Winter Monarch Outfit
  • Winter Solstice Outfit
Seasonal Swap

Starting this Friday, look for the following items to be added to the Gem Store at a 20% discount:

  • Aurene’s Crystalline Claws
  • Aurene’s Crystalline Diadem Skin
  • Conjured Starlight Hat Skin
  • Dragon Mask Skin
  • Etherbound Greaves
  • Etherbound Gauntlets
  • Etherbound Pauldrons
  • Fuzzy Leopard Hat
  • Fuzzy Panda Hat
  • Ghost of the Deep Spaulders Skin
  • Glint’s Gaze Mask
  • Lion’s Mask Skin
  • Magical Unicorn Horn Set
  • Raven Gloves Skin
  • Raven Helm
  • Raven Mantle
  • Sailor’s Beanie
  • Salvaged Forged Gloves
  • Salvaged Forged Helm
  • Shadow of the Dragon Gloves Skin
  • Shadow of the Dragon Helmet Skin
  • Shadow of the Dragon Shoulder Skin
  • Shrine Guardian Ears Package
  • Stylish Shoes Skin
  • Swaggering Boots Skin
  • Swaggering Hat
  • Top Hat
  • Vermilion Vambrace s
  • Wizard’s Hat
  • Xera’s Mask
  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!


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Gem Store Update: Plush Cuckoo Springer Skin and Fluttering Fairy Jade Bot Skin

Plush Cuckoo Springer Skin

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Y’know, with how many plushies we’ve got lately, I’m gonna need a bigger bed to keep them all on. I’ve been sleeping on my Comfy Cat Chair instead…

Fluttering Fairy Jade Bot Skin

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We know that some of you like to make yourselves as bright and sparkly as possible, and we’re happy to enable your moth-attracting habits. To that end, we’ve stuffed as many sparkles as we can afford into this bad boy.

Discounts

For the next week, we’re offering a 20% discount on the Recharging Teleport to Friend and the Cozy Wintersday Mounts Pack! Dress your mounts up for winter with a festive set of scarves and hats.

Black Lion Chest UpdateBlack Lion Exclusive: Infernal Flail Mace Skin

You might think that having a spout of flame constantly emitting from the end of an object intended to be flung around as hard as possible is potentially hazardous to the user. We think that not looking as cool as possible at all times is even more hazardous, don’t you agree?

Black Lion Guarantee: Gnashblade’s Exotic Weapon Grab Bag

In every Black Lion Chest you open for the next two weeks, you’ll find a Gnashblade’s Exotic Weapon Grab Bag. Each of these bags has a small chance of containing an exotic precursor weapon—perfect for giving you a head start on crafting your own legendary weapons!

Returning This Week

Wintersday is coming soon, and we’re bringing all of your Wintersday favorites back to the Gem Store! Deck yourself out in festive attire or pick up a gobbler for all the snowflakes you’ll be earning during our Wintersday festivities.

Here’s everything that’ll be coming back, available until January 2:

  • Candy Cane Chair
  • Festive Hat
  • Freezie Crown
  • Glacial Gathering Tools
  • Permanent Gift Finisher
  • Permanent Snowman Finisher
  • Plush Griffon Skin
  • Plushy Raptor Skin
  • Shiverpeaks Mount Pack
  • Snowflake Gobbler
  • Winter Antlers Set
  • Wintersday Earmuffs
Seasonal Swap

Starting this Friday, look for the following items to be added to the Gem Store in the Seasonal Swap section at a 20% discount:

  • Armistice Bastion Pass
  • Noble’s Folly Pass
  • Permanent Choya Finisher
  • Permanent Llama Finisher
  • Permanent Sandshark Finisher
  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!


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Gem Store Update: Imperial Wonders Mounts and Comfy Cat Chair

Imperial Wonders Mount Skins

These new mount skins are available exclusively through the Imperial Wonders Mount Select License and the Imperial Wonders Mount Adoption License. The Mount Select License will allow you to pick whichever mount skin you’d prefer from the selection. The Mount Adoption License will unlock a random mount skin from the collection that you do not already own.

The following skins are available in this collection:

  • Raptor: Aurora Blessed Canthan Raptor, Marshland Sage Canthan Raptor, Windswept Mystic Canthan Raptor
  • Springer: Pleasant Country Cuckoo
  • Jackal: Darkmist Vulpine, Hidden Paths Vulpine, Oceanic Vulpine
  • Griffon: Skyborne Sprinter Tigris, Star Blessed Tigris
  • Warclaw: Battle Horn Nian, Blazing Nian, Divine Predator Nian
  • Skyscale: Aurene’s Prismatic Noble, Hooded Cobra Noble
  • Siege Turtle: Glacial Turtle
Comfy Cat Chair

“…And not only that, but each stitch is genuine silk, with a stuffing of shredded damask! So, what do you say?”

The salesman’s shouts fell on deaf ears, however. The commander had already fallen asleep on the stuffed cat’s stomach.

Pick up this adorable chair now and take advantage of the new Rested bonus effect! Take a power nap and wake up feeling refreshed with a bonus to experience gained from kills.

Maximum Bag Slot Increase

We’ve increased the maximum number of bag slots you can have per character from ten to twelve! This brings the maximum possible inventory size for a single character to 384 slots. Make your dreams of identifying entire stacks of unidentified gear at once a reality.

Discounts

For the next two weeks, we’re offering a 20% discount on the World Boss Portal Device and the Maguuma Pact Operation Portal Device! Get notifications of world events happening in Central Tyria and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ maps and teleport straight to the action.

Returning This Week

Starting this Friday, look for the following items to be added to the Gem Store at a 20% discount:

  • Grand Lion Griffon Skin
  • Mordrem Alpha Jackal Skin
  • Mossback Skimmer Skin
  • Resplendent Avialan Raptor Skin
  • Shell Surfer Skimmer Skin
  • Shimmerwing Skyscale Skin
  • Tremor Armadillo Roller Beetle Skin
  • Woodland Sprite Springer Skin
  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!


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Guild Wars 2 Black Friday Sales and Bonus XP Event Start Today!

We’re starting our Black Friday sales early this year! For the next week, we’ll be offering major discounts on Guild Wars 2 expansions. You’ll have until next Tuesday, November 29 to take advantage of these sales.

We’ll also be offering daily sales on popular in-game items and account upgrades starting on Black Friday itself, November 25. Make sure to check the Gem Store daily for information on these discounts, including a free Heroic Booster that you can claim anytime between November 25 and November 29.

Guild Wars 2 Expansion Sales

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The following discounted items are available now from the official Guild Wars 2 website!

Guild Wars 2—The Complete Collection

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Experience the entire dragon cycle saga from beginning to end with Guild Wars 2—The Complete Collection. This bundle contains every piece of story content we’ve released since the game’s launch in 2012 to date, including all three expansions and all purchasable Living World episodes.

You’ll also get two Level-80 Boosts, allowing you instantly level up two characters and jump straight into our latest content, with two Shared Inventory Slots to easily share items with every character on your account.

This collection is available now at a 20% discount during our Black Friday sales for .99.

Expansion 3: Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons

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The future of Cantha is now. The dragon cycle that has sustained and blighted Tyria for ages is collapsing. Mortal hearts and choices will define this moment in history—and echo in the future forever. Unlock new elite specializations, Masteries, and more, including access to fishing and skiffs.

This expansion is available now for .99, a 20% discount.

Expansions 1 and 2: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns & Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

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Unlock mounts, gliding, and more with the first two expansions for Guild Wars 2. This package grants you access to a new profession, the revenant, as well as eighteen elite specializations to change the way you play. Experience the joy of movement with the best mounts in MMOs.

This expansion bundle is available now for .99, a 50% discount.

Black Friday Bonus Bash

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From November 22 to November 29, log in to Guild Wars 2 for the following bonuses:

  • +50% Experience (All Sources)
  • +30% Magic Find
  • +30% to PvP Reward Track Progress
  • +30% to WvW Reward Track Progress

Log in to Guild Wars 2 now and get to level 80 faster than ever! This bonus applies to all game modes, so play however you want and bring yourself straight to the endgame.

Third-Party Retailers

You can also purchase these items from the following third-party retailers:



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Gem Store Update: Savage Scale Armor and Lightning Wings

Savage Scale Package

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The time has come. Your body reacts without thinking and base instincts kick in. Embrace your savage nature. Give in to the thrill of battle.

Lightning Wings Backpack and Glider Combo

The College of Synergetics’s latest experiment has resulted in what you see here today: a device that—despite its raw energetic dispersions—has somehow been deemed to be…”safe” for use. Handle with care.

Discounts

For the next two weeks, we’re offering a 20% discount on some frozen favorites: the Ice Reaver armor skins, the Ice Reaver Cape, and the Shiverpeaks Mount Pack.

Returning This Week

Starting this Friday, look for the following items to be added to the Gem Store at a 20% discount:

  • Awakened Mounts Pack
  • Canthan Nian Warclaw Mounts Pack
  • Canthan Tigris Griffon Mounts Pack
  • Canthan Vulpine Jackal Mounts Pack
  • Distant Lands Mount Adoption License
  • Distant Lands Mount Select License
  • Exotic Breeds Mount Adoption License
  • Exotic Breeds Mount Select License
  • Lost Era Mount Adoption License
  • Lost Era Mount Select License
  • Warclaw Frontline Mount Pack
  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!


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Black Friday Deals: Discounts on Guild Wars 2 Expansions!

Black Friday Sales

Starting on November 22, we will be offering discounts on all Guild Wars 2 expansions through the Guild Wars 2 website and through participating retailers. More details about these discounts will be included in an upcoming announcement.

Additionally, we’ll be offering daily sales on in-game items and upgrades from Friday, November 25 to Monday, November 28. Make sure to check out the Black Lion Trading Company daily in the game for more information on these great deals.

Guild Wars 2: The Complete Collection

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As we promised shortly after our Steam release back in August, on November 22 we will begin offering the Guild Wars 2 Complete Collection, which includes the first three Guild Wars 2 expansions as well as Living World seasons two through five. You’ll be able to purchase this collection from the official Guild Wars 2 website starting next Tuesday, November 22.

Black Friday Bonus Bash

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From November 22 to November 29, log in to Guild Wars 2 for the following bonuses:

  • +50% Experience (All Sources)
  • +30% Magic Find
  • +30% to PvP Reward Track Gains
  • +30% to WvW Reward Track Gains


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Living World Season 1 Return: “Battle for Lion’s Arch” Is Now Live!

The fifth and final episode of Living World Season 1 is now playable for free in your story journal. This chapter brings Season 1 to a close and finally bridges the longstanding gap between the core game and Living World Season 2. The complete saga of Guild Wars 2—from the original release to End of Dragons™—is now fully playable from start to finish.

This content returns for the first time since its initial release in 2014, along with new and returning rewards and achievements. This episode and all other Season 1 episodes are free, permanent additions to the base game and are available to all players.

To begin this content, navigate to the story journal in your Hero panel, select “Living World Season 1,” then select “5. The Battle for Lion’s Arch.” Click “Play This Episode,” and you will receive a letter from Logan Thackeray requesting your presence at Lornar’s Pass.

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The archvillain Scarlet Briar now descends upon Lion’s Arch with all her deadly forces. Rally together and defend the besieged city in the new publicly joinable instanced battle, the Battle for Lion’s Arch. Join the fight now by speaking to Lionguard Peltgnaw in the Gendarran Fields, just outside the gates of Lion’s Arch.

RewardsLion Captain and Lion Champion Gear

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Complete new achievements to earn new cosmetic rewards: the Lion Captain’s Cape, the Lion Captain’s Mantle, and the Lion’s Champion weapon set.

Lion’s Memory

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Completing the Lion’s Memory achievement—a meta-achievement that includes content from all of Living World Season 1—will also unlock the Lion’s Pride, a permanent teleportation item that will allow you to visit a Lion’s Arch that has yet to be visited by Scarlet Briar’s destruction.

Check out the full notes for this release on the official Guild Wars 2 forums.


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