Guild Wars 2 10th Anniversary
Celebrate Guild Wars 2's 10th anniversary! Complete new achievements and earn the Decade armor set.
— Official description
The Guild Wars 2 10th Anniversary was a bonus event that was available from August 23, 2022 that celebrated the game's first decade since its launch on August 28, 2012. Therefore, it made new rewards available to players in the form of giveaways, permanent achievements, permanent new skins for weapons and armor, as well as free gifts in the Gem Store. The celebrations also included the launch of the game on the Steam platform along with the first drops campaign on Twitch.
Participating and duration
- During the anniversary, every player has the 10th Anniversary Boost effect active.
|August 23 — 30, 2022||Boost|
|August 23 - Permanent||Steam release|
|August 23 - 28, 2022||Twitch drops|
|August 23 - 31, 2022||Giveaways|
Achievements and rewards
- New permanent achievement category, Decade of the Dragons
- New permanent achievement group Character Adventure Guide, serving as a tutorial in the updated New Player Experience
- Primary article: Steam
- Guild Wars 2 launched on the Steam platform on August 23 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7).
- Steam players are able to experience the core Guild Wars 2 game for free (with the same restrictions applied to free accounts created on GuildWars2.com), with options to upgrade to:
- Two special ingame bundles have also been prepared, offering quality of life upgrades at a discounted price: Steam Welcome Pack and Steam Elite Jump-Start Package.
- Reminder: existing Guild Wars 2 accounts can’t be linked to Steam and vice versa, but players can meet and play together ingame and enjoy the anniversary event!
From August 23 at 12 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) to August 28 at 11:59 p.m. (UTC-7), you can earn in-game rewards for watching any Twitch channel broadcasting Guild Wars 2.
- To enable drops
- From the Guild Wars 2 website
- Go to https://account.arena.net/applications
- Connect your account with your Twitch Account
- From Twitch.tv
- Go to Twitch.tv.
- Click on your profile button in the top right.
- Click on "Drops".
- Navigate to the "All Campaigns" tab.
- Select Guild Wars 2 and follow on-screen prompts to connect your Guild Wars 2 account with your Twitch account.
- Alternate method from Twitch.tv:
- Go to Twitch.tv.
- Navigate to a Guild Wars 2 stream with drops enabled.
- A notification should show up at the top of the chat box with information on enabling drops.
- Follow on-screen prompts to connect your Guild Wars 2 account with your Twitch account.
|30 minutes||Heroic Booster (3)|
|1 hour||Revive Orb|
|2 hours||Mini Baby Mount Container|
|4 hours||Transmutation Charge (10)|
|6 hours||Glowing Purple Mask|
|8 hours||Total Makeover Kit|
|10 hours||Guild Wars 2 Classic Outfit Selection|
|August 16 — 17
August 23 — 24*
|Black Lion Chest Key|
|August 19 — 20
August 23 — 24*
|Total Makeover Kit|
|August 23 — September 13||Life with Friends Box|
|August 26 — September 16||Communal Boost Bonfire|
|August 30 — September 20||Black Lion Special Mount Selection License|
|September 02 — 23||Black Lion Claim Ticket|
- * If not claimed in the previous days.
Every day till 28 August, 2022, a new giveaway is posted on the official Twitter account. To participate, players have to send a screenshot with something they like about the game for a chance to win, with the task changing every day.
Celebrating 10 Years of Guild Wars 2!
Ten years ago, the launch of Guild Wars 2 opened a new window into the world of Tyria. Three expansions, five seasons of Living World releases, and countless updates later, we're still inspired by the dedication of the game's fans.
To commemorate this anniversary for new and veteran players alike, we've added a series of new achievements taking you across the game to earn Proofs of Legend, which you can trade for the new Decade armor set. If you're busy this week, no need to worry — these achievements and the armor set will be available permanently. Characters who are turning ten themselves will also be receiving an extra Proof of Legend to kickstart their collection — if you have extras, you can trade them for some treats to share with your friends.It's an honor to share this world with you. Thanks for playing, and here's to many more years of adventuring in Tyria!
Visit an Ancient Armorsmith to trade in your Proofs of Legend!
- Happy 10th Anniversary, Guild Wars 2 Community!
- Twitch Drops are Live!
- A Fresh New Start with the Steam Welcome Pack
- Game Update Notes: August 23, 2022
- Studio Update: Guild Wars 2 Tenth Anniversary and Steam Launch on August 23