Guild Wars 2: Celebrate Wintersday Festivities in Latest Update

Wintersday Update
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The annual Wintersday event in Guild Wars 2 is now live with the game’s latest update. Toymaker Tixx has made his way to Divinity’s Reach to provide players with seasonal cheer.

Players can earn amazing rewards by completing daily achievements from now until early next year. The snowy weather warrants some appropriate gear, which is why players can get the Wintersday Snow Boots and the Snowdrift weapon set by completing the Wintersday Traditions meta-achievement. Some of the things that players have to complete include surviving the Toypocalypse with at least one living gift dolyak and defeating Toxx in Tixx’s Infinirarium.

Additionally, players can get three new weapons from Wintersday Gifts. If they don’t want to rely on RNG, they can also purchase them from the Sparking Stone in Divinity’s Reach.

The annual Wintersday event in Guild Wars 2 is active until January 3 at 3 p.m. EST.

Patch Notes

  • Two new miniatures have been added to the items offered by a Charity Corps Seraph festival rewards vendor.
  • New winter-themed guild decorations have been added.
  • Logging out while inside the Secret Lair of the Snowmen instance will now return you to your previous map when you log in again.
  • An exit portal for the Secret Lair of the Snowmen Strike Mission has been added to the compass.
  • The Disorienting Blast skill in Toypocalypse now properly reduces enemies' defiance bars.
  • A number of festival-related issues have been fixed to ensure a happy holiday for all heroes.
  • The post-processing options have been renamed to Low, Medium, and High.
  • Color grading is now enabled on the lowest postprocessing setting.
  • Moved a story entrance that couldn't be accessed in the Battle for Lion's Arch map.
  • Removed the name-confirmation requirement when discarding Wintersday tonics.
  • The ascended Echovald Cathedral Backpiece now has selectable attributes, including Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons attribute combinations.
  • Added a missing Mystic Forge recipe for infusing the Echovald Cathedral Backpiece.
  • The Fire Keep lord has been updated to make it less punishing to fight against. The keep lord will apply significantly less crowd control as a result.
  • The keep lord has been given a new primary ranged attack that functions similarly to revenant's Hammer Bolt.
  • The keep lord's cone-shaped knockback attack has had its cooldown increased from 1 second to 6 seconds. This skill was previously the lord's primary attack.
  • The cooldown of the lord's fear ability has been increased from 12 seconds to 24 seconds.
  • The duration of fear applied by this attack is now 1.5 seconds regardless of the player's distance to the keep lord. Previously, this skill could apply up to 3 seconds of fear.

So, are you excited to partake in the Wintersday festivities?

Guild Wars 2 is available on PC.

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