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.

Gifts are distributed based on the age of the character, not that of the account or when the slot was purchased. For example, a character created in March will receive gifts each March; if that character is deleted in February, its replacement will not see a birthday present until the following February.

List of birthday gifts[edit]

Year Days [note 1] Birthday gift Gift contents One-time account rewards [note 2]
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[note 3] 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
7 2555 First Birthday Gift.png Seventh Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Victorious
Anniversary Backpack and Weapon Pack Combo.png Victorious Anniversary Achievement Box
8 2920[note 3] First Birthday Gift.png Eighth Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Dedicated
Dedicated Anniversary Achievement Box.png Dedicated Anniversary Achievement Box
9 3285 First Birthday Gift.png Ninth Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Long-Term Commitment
Committed Anniversary Achievement Box.png Committed Anniversary Achievement Box
10 3650 First Birthday Gift.png Tenth Birthday Gift
Title icon.png Decade's Devotion
Anniversary Backpack and Mail Carrier Pack.png Decade Anniversary Achievement Box
  1. ^ You can check a character's number of days since creation 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.
  3. ^ a b One day earlier into the year than in the previous year due to the extra day from February 29. See also the note in the Notes section immediately below.


  • Birthday distribution ignores the extra day in leap years; characters will receive a gift every 365 days. This means a character's birthday will "drift" backwards by one day every four years.
  • Birthday gifts are distributed at the time of day the character was created, not the daily reset time.


  • 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 the servers were officially opened three hours ahead of schedule. The second headstart began on the 27th and the official launch on the 28th, each at midnight Pacific.

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