Guild Wars 2 Holiday Event Starts Today

by on December 14, 2012

Guild-Wars-2-Holiday-Event-Starts-TodayNCSOFT have been excellent about bringing fresh new events to the world of Guild Wars 2, having already brought us a Halloween flavoured event. But today kicks off the third major event since launch, and it’s called Wintersday.

Wintersday is designed to bring holiday joy to residents of Tyria, in the form of gifts and unique mini-games, as well as new events, too.

Here’s the official blurb about the event:

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.

And the official timings for the Wintersday event:

  • 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.

But that’s not all, we’ve even got a load of screenshots and a video to entice you in. With Guild Wars 2 being free-to-play, it’s fantastic to see such detailed events on offer for gamers. Have you jumped in yet, and if not, why not?

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Guild Wars 2 is available now for Windows PC.