Birthday Gift

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A Birthday Gift is an item received by a character once the character reaches their birthday; this occurs every 365 days that pass 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 their second birthday gift 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's age passes the individual multiples of 365 days.

List of birthday gifts[edit]

Year Days1 Birthday gift Gift contents Account rewards2
1 365 First Birthday Gift.png First Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Loyal
2 730 First Birthday Gift.png Second Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Veteran
3 1095 First Birthday Gift.png Third Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Faithful
Permanent Birthday Finisher.png Permanent Birthday Finisher
4 1460 First Birthday Gift.png Fourth Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Stalwart
Anniversary Backpack and Mail Carrier Pack.png Anniversary Backpack and Mail Carrier Pack
5 1825 First Birthday Gift.png Fifth Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Relentless
Anniversary Backpack and Weapon Pack Combo.png Anniversary Backpack and Weapon Pack Combo
6 2190 First Birthday Gift.png Sixth Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Devoted
Anniversary Backpack and Weapon Pack Combo.png Devoted Anniversary Achievement Box
1 You can check a character's number of days since created with the /age chat command.
2 Opening each type of gift for the first time on an account also grants Birthday achievements in the Hero category with these rewards.


  • Birthday distribution doesn't take leap years into account; characters will receive a gift every 365 days. This means a character's birthday will "drift" backwards by one day every four years.


  • 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 initial Headstart period began midnight Pacific Time on 25 August, 2012. However, the oldest possible characters in the game were created about 3 hours earlier, as some persistent players discovered an earlier login was possible. The second headstart began on the 27th and the official launch on the 28th, each at midnight Pacific.