A Very Merry Wintersday 2018
Bells are ringing, snowballs are flying, and Toymaster Tixx’s fantastic golem-shaped airship is hovering over Divinity’s Reach—the traditional Tyrian Wintersday celebration is here again!
— Official website
A Very Merry Wintersday was a release launched on December 11, 2018 through January 2, 2019 that brings the celebration of Wintersday back to Tyria with many festivities. Currently held in the Crown Pavilion area of Divinity's Reach, Wintersday Gift Trees and portals for easier access have been added to Lion's Arch and each race's capital city: Black Citadel, Hoelbrak, Rata Sum and The Grove.
- Tixx's Infinirarium - Stop the rebellious toys within Tixx's workshop!
- Winter Wonderland - Leap from snowflake to snowflake across a Wintersday landscape before you freeze.
- Bell Choir Ensemble - Ring in the season by playing a selection of songs with others.
- Toypocalypse - Defend gift-bearing dolyaks in this tower defense-styled activity.
- Snowball Mayhem - Fight against other players while bringing presents back to your base.
- Aid the poor of Divinity's Reach by donating to Ho-Ho-Tron (0) [Group Event]
- Defend the gift dolyak and Ho-Ho-Tron during their delivery (0) [Group Event]
- Prepare for a race around Divinity's Reach (0) - Race through Divinity's Reach on your mounts or on foot. Mount rental available, if needed. (Occurs roughly every 20 minutes)
- Donate Wintersday food for the people of Amnoon (0) - Food drive. [Group Event]
- Winter's Presence - Achievements regarding Winter's Presence were moved into their own Festivals category.
- Wintersday Daily - Daily Wintersday achievements
- Wintersday Traditions - Yearly Wintersday achievements
- The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx - Once per account achievements
- Black Lion Chest: The Evon Gnashblade Wintersday Gift, Wintersday weapon skins, Glacial weapon skins
- Gem Store Festive Hat, Ice Crown, Shoulder Scarf, Wintersday Earmuffs, Mini Festive Aurene, Snowflake Glider, Mini Angry Wintersday Gift, Wintersday Minis 3-Pack, Wintersday Appearance Package, Glacial Glider, Winter Monarch Outfit, Fancy Winter Outfit
Several orphans are located around Divinity's Reach, hoping a generous player will pass out some Wintersday gifts. Players can gift their extra Ugly Wool Sweaters, Ugly Wool Socks, Ugly Wool Hats, or cheap Wintersday weapon skins to make gifts to hand out. Players will need to purchase a Roll of Wrapping Paper from the Charity Corps Seraph, and then use the wrapping paper and the gift item to purchase a Wrapped Gift.
There are 30 orphans spread across the city. Each orphan will accept one gift per day and reward the player with karma.
New strike mission
- Secret Lair of the Snowmen - What are these usually jolly folks up to in there? It’s a secret! Gather a squad of brave revelers and descend into the icy heart of their domain in this new group Wintersday instance.
- The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx: Pitcher of Joy — Throw 101 snowballs in the Secret Lair of the Snowmen. (1 )
- The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx: Polar Bones — Discover the remains of an ancient king in the Secret Lair of the Snowmen. (3 )
- The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx: Straight to the Heart — Help Freezie within three heart phases in the Secret Lair of the Snowmen. (5 )
- The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx: Wintersday's Guardian — Confront Freezie in the Secret Lair of the Snowmen and remind him of the true meaning of Wintersday. (10 )
- Wintersday Traditions: (Annual) Wintersday Traditions — Complete 7 annual Wintersday achievements. This achievement can be completed once every year. (0 )
- Wintersday Traditions: Annual Traditions — Complete the annual Wintersday Traditions achievement. This achievement can be completed once every year. (50 )
New weapon skins and equipment
- Candy Cane weapons:
- Wintergreen weapons:
New guild hall decorations
- Mini Trailblazer Roller Beetle
- Sun Temple Gecko Springer Skin
- New Black Lion Claim Ticket set:
- New Black Lion Chest items:
The following mail is sent to all players upon first login:
Wintersday Has Returned!
Dear Wintersday revelers,
My airship and I have returned to Divinity's Reach for another year of Wintersday merriment. Prepare yourself, for plethora of holiday happenings await you!
Speak with the Bell Maestro to make happy harmonics in the Bell Choir, or to the Festive Youth to jump into my Winter Wonderland.
You may also converse with the Festive Lionguard near the Divinity's Reach snow globe for some Snowball Mayhem. And for those who desire a challenge, journey through the candy-swirl portal next to me for a test of skill inside my Infinirarium airship.
I've also heard that the local orphanage has suffered the immodest tragedy of having its Wintersday ornaments stolen! The orphans could surely use your help retrieving them.
And then there's the matter of the malfunctioning toys in my workshop. Left unchecked, they could ruin Wintersday! You can enter my ship and reduce the toys to scraps in Toypocalypse by speaking to the Toy Captain near me.As always, happy holidays,
- The 12 Days of Wintersday
- On the first day of Wintersday:
- On the second day of Wintersday:
- On the third day of Wintersday:
- On the fourth day of Wintersday: Lord Faren offers thoughtful holiday wishes
- On the fifth day of Wintersday:
- On the sixth day of Wintersday:
- On the seventh day of Wintersday: show what Festivoo the Merry got as a gift
- On the eighth day of Wintersday: warm wishes from Dragon's Watch
- On the ninth day of Wintersday:
- On the tenth day of Wintersday: we treasured our memories
- On the eleventh day of Wintersday:
- On the twelfth day of Wintersday:
- Official release page for 2018
- A Very Merry Wintersday from the Black Lion Trading Company
- New Guild Emblems for the Holidays
- Twitter Announcement