A Birthday Gift is an item received by a character once the character reaches their birthday; this occurs each year which passes the day of character creation. For example, a character created on August 28th, 2012 will receive their first birthday gift on August 28, 2013, and a birthday gift on their second birthday, on August 28, 2014.
Birthday gifts are given per character, not per account. An account does not receive birthday gifts on the anniversary of the account, but based on the "age" of the character. This means if someone created an account in August 2013, but deleted all of their first characters afterwards, birthday gifts will arrive only on the actual date each character passes the one-year, two-year and three-year markers.
List of birthday gifts
|Year||Days||Birthday gift||Gift contents||Account rewards1|
|1||365||First Birthday Gift||Loyal|
|2||730||Second Birthday Gift||Veteran|
|3||1095||Third Birthday Gift||Faithful|
|4||1460||Fourth Birthday Gift||Stalwart|
- 1 Opening each type of gift for the first time on an account also grants Birthday achievements in the Hero category with these rewards.
- The first anniversary of Guild Wars 2 and the distribution of the first birthday gifts coincided with the Clockwork Chaos release in August 2013.
- The original Guild Wars introduced the concept of birthday gifts containing miniatures.
- The oldest possible characters in the game were created around midnight Pacific Time on 25 August, 2012, when the initial Headstart period began. The second headstart began on the 27th and the official launch on the 28th, each at midnight Pacific.
(*NOTE: The oldest possible characters are actually those characters who were created during Beta testing. The oldest characters available to the general public were those created during the Headstart period.)