Festival of the Four Winds
Festival of the Four Winds is an annual summer festival. It features the combination of most festival content from Bazaar of the Four Winds, launched on July 9, 2013, and Queen's Jubilee, launched on August 6, 2013. The first Festival of the Four Winds event was launched on May 20, 2014 as a celebration for the Chinese release and as a prequel to Living World Season 2. It has returned as an annual event starting with its July 23rd, 2018 release.
- Bazaar of the Four Winds (2013-07-09 — 2013-07-23)
- Queen's Jubilee (2013-08-06 — 2013-08-20)
- Festival of the Four Winds 2014 (2014-05-20 — 2014-07-01)
- Festival of the Four Winds 2018 (2018-07-24 — 2018-08-14)
- Festival of the Four Winds 2019 (2019-07-30 — 2019-08-20)
- Festival of the Four Winds 2020 (2020-08-11 — 2020-09-01)
- Festival of the Four Winds 2021 (2021-08-31 — 2021-09-21)
- Festival of the Four Winds 2022 (2022-08-02 — 2022-08-23)
- Festival of the Four Winds 2023 (2023-07-18 — 2023-08-08)
|Loading screen||Zone||Description||Meta event|
Region: Maguuma Jungle
|A byzantine system of cliffs used by the Zephyrites for trade, full of activities and adventures, unique merchants, mount and skiff races, fishing events, as well as many achievements and other secrets.||Participate in the treasure hunt!|
|The Crown Pavilion
|A special zone located below the Crown Pavilion area in western Divinity's Reach, offering Queen's Gauntlet and the Boss Blitz, along with various merchants and mount race.||Boss Blitz|
|Activity||2013||2023||Description||Closest waypoint||Possible rewards|
|Queen's Gauntlet||1||1||A set of challenging battles that put the players against unique bosses in single-combat. Special gambit conditions are available to further increase the challenge and earned rewards.
Speak to a Fight Manager in the Crown Pavilion, found at the top of the area—through any of the six dividing walkways to the outer ring, and futher up through three ramps leading up—to gain access to the arenas.
|Crown Pavilion Waypoint (The Crown Pavilion) —||Festival Token|
|Aspect Arena||1||1||A PvP activity with unique skills based on aspects, where the goal is to collect more points than the enemy team. Speak to Zephyrite [Aspect Arena] on the high cliffs in Sky Docks to join.||Sky Docks Waypoint —||Festival Token|
|Sanctum Sprint||1||1||A racing activity with unique movement skills and power-ups, where the goal is to race the top of the mountain. Speak to Zephyrite [Aspect Arena] on the high cliffs in Sky Docks to join. The activity is also available on specific days from any Activity NPC outside of the festival.||Sky Docks Waypoint —||Bag of Coins|
|0||1||Race adventures where you need to race through all the checkpoints as quickly as possible. Only available to players who own the griffon mount and have trained the Aerial Prowess mastery.
The master adventure starts on top of the giant stone pillar northwest of the cliff waypoint, and the expert adventure starts on top of the Phoenix Dawn airship, south of the waypoint.
|Sky Docks Waypoint —||Master: Gold Expert: Gold|
Master: Silver Expert: Silver
Master: Bronze Expert: Bronze
|Labyrinthine Cliffs Crystal Collection||0||1||An adventure where you need to collect crystals in hard-to-reach places while using either the special crystal skills, or mounts. Players without a mount can rent it from any Mount Trainer for 10 . Talk to Lumen in the central area start the adventure.||Bazaar Docks Waypoint —||Crystal Collection: Gold|
Crystal Collection: Silver
Crystal Collection: Bronze
| Time Trial: Skimmer Slalom
|0||1||A mount race where you need to race through all the checkpoints as quickly as possible while using the skimmer mount. Players without the skimmer can rent it from Mount Trainer for 10 , just north of the starting point. Talk to the Time Trial NPC below the cliffs to start the adventure.||Bazaar Docks Waypoint —||Four Winds Race: Gold|
Four Winds Race: Silver
Four Winds Race: Bronze
| Time Trial: Flying Dolyak
|1||1||A race adventure where you need to race through all the checkpoints as quickly as possible while being transformed into a dolyak calf, with unique skills.
Talk to the Time Trial NPC near the boat ramp on the dock side near the Bazaar Docks Waypoint.
|Bazaar Docks Waypoint —|
| Time Trial: Labyrinthine Skiffs
|0||1||A race adventure where you need to race through all the checkpoints as quickly as possible while using a skiff. Players without the skiff can rent one for 10 from the Skiff Rental, Raia Keelbreak, just north of the starting point.
Talk to the Time Trial NPC in the south-eastern coast of the archipelago.
|Bazaar Docks Waypoint —|
| Time Trial: Pavilion Pursuit
|0||1||A race adventure where you need to race through all the checkpoints as quickly as possible using a mount while avoiding foes along the way. Players without a mount can rent the raptor from Mount Trainer for 10 .
Talk to the Time Trial NPC in the centre of the Crown Pavilion near the waypoint. The event version starts each time after the Boss Blitz meta event is finished.
|Crown Pavilion Waypoint (The Crown Pavilion) —|
|Fishing Tournament||0||1||A fishing tournament where the goal is to catch the most fish, or fish of the highest quality. Only available to players with the End of Dragons expansion and fishing unlocked. Starts on a timer, which can be seen below.||Bazaar Docks Waypoint —||Bag of Fish|
PvP and WvW
- Festival of the Four Winds Reward Track - a temporary repeatable structured PvP Reward Track and a temporary repeatable World versus World Reward Track are available for the duration of the festival.
- Beacons of Kryta — only available in 2013, an activity where it was required to light multiple torches around Divinity's Reach.
- Candidate Trials — only available in 2013, a challenge mission activity with multiple waves of enemies.
- Queen's Champion — only available in 2013, a series of champion fights.
- Festival of the Four Winds
- Crown Pavilion
- Queen's Gauntlet
- Four Winds Customs
- Daily Festival of the Four Winds
- The Goldclaw Holiday Collection: Taking Heart
- Drooburt's Ghost
- Festival Rewards Vendor (Festival Rewards)
- Festival Rewards Vendor (Weekly)
- Gauntlet Ticket Vendor
- Sovereign Weapon Vendor
- Sparking Stone
- Treasure Hunt Reward Vendor
- Zephyrite Weapon Enchanter
Rewards and items
- For list of all Festival of the Four Winds rewards and items, see: Festival of the Four Winds/items
|Bazaar of the Four Winds|
|1||Labyrinthine Cliffs||3:41||Lena Chappelle||SoundCloud|
|2||Sanctum Sprint||2:32||Lena Chappelle||SoundCloud|
|Festival of the Four Winds 2018|
|1||Buried Treasure||2:08||Maclaine Diemer||SoundCloud|
|2||Extinguishing The Effigy||1:40||Maclaine Diemer||SoundCloud|