Shadow of the Mad King 2019
Shadow of the Mad King, our annual Halloween festival, returns with ghoulish capers, spooky fights, and holiday fun! Gather together with the citizens of Lion's Arch to enjoy another year of tricks, treats, and terrible jokes.
— Official website
Shadow of the Mad King is a Halloween-themed festival released on October 15 through November 5. Decorated festival areas have been added outside of each race's capital city: Plains of Ashford, Queensdale, Wayfarer Foothills, Metrica Province, and Caledon Forest. Festival merchants, as well as ominous portals to the Mad Realm, are also present during the festivities.
Items and rewards
- For list of all Halloween rewards and items, see: Halloween/items
- Mad King's Labyrinth - Bloody Prince Edrick has taken over parts of the Mad King's Labyrinth and is controlling the undead armies in the Mad King's Realm. The Skeletal Lich, Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn, and the Labyrinthine Horror lie in wait.
- Labyrinth Race - Take part in a race through the Labyrinth on your mounts. (Occurs roughly every 20 minutes)
- Mad King's Clock Tower - Tyria's most maddening jumping puzzle thrilled players during last year's Halloween event and returns better than ever.
- Ascent to Madness - Fight against the Mad King Thorn himself, as he trades in his usual jokes and pranks to face you head on.
- Mad King Says - Join the Mad King Thorn as he commands you to perform actions, or attempts to trick you.
- Lunatic Inquisition - Attempt to survive the night as a villager while the Lunatic Courtiers hunt you down.
- Mad Memoires scavenger hunt
- Reaper's Rumble - Playable for the first time since the original GW2 Halloween celebration, a fast-paced PvP format where players compete to recover pumpkins and spawn hordes of skeletons to attack the enemy team’s base.
- Mad King's Raceway - On the fields of Reaper's Rumble, join the new beetle race or try your skill at the adventure. Rental for the Roller Beetle available for a small fee.
- Mad Maleficence collection.
- Mad King's Raceway - On the fields of Reaper's Rumble, join the new races or try your skill at the adventures. Rental for the respective Mounts available for a small fee.
- Time Trial: Pumpkin Paradise - New adventure on the fields of Reaper's Rumble.
- Reach the finish line! (Pumpkin Paradise) - New mount race event.
- Time Trial: Li'l Eddie's Bunny Bounce - New adventure on the fields of Reaper's Rumble.
- Reach the finish line! (Li'l Eddie's Bunny Bounce) - New mount race event.
- Festival Collections - Festival Frequenter, Mad Armory: Carapace of Chaos, Mad Armory: Last Rites, Royal Flame Weapons
- Halloween Rituals - (Annual) Raceway Regular
- Shadow of the Mad King - Demon of a Drifter, Mercy of the Mad King
New weapon skins and equipment
- Ghostly Racing Scarf
- Pumpkin Crown
- Last Rites
- Carapace of Chaos
- Royal Flame weapons
- Royal Flame Axe
- Royal Flame Dagger
- Royal Flame Focus
- Royal Flame Greatsword
- Royal Flame Hammer
- Royal Flame Longbow
- Royal Flame Mace
- Royal Flame Pistol
- Royal Flame Rifle
- Royal Flame Scepter
- Royal Flame Shield
- Royal Flame Short Bow
- Royal Flame Staff
- Royal Flame Sword
- Royal Flame Torch
- Royal Flame Warhorn
- Mini Altosius the Flame Raven
- Mini Mad Memoires
- Mini Mad Memories: Complete Edition
- Mini Mad Memories: Complete Ignition
Guild Hall Decorations
- Visage of Madness
- Ominous Fortress Wall
- Ominous Fortress Wall: Angled
- Ominous Fortress Wall: Corrupted
- Searing Chain Gloves
- Skeletal Wings Backpack
- New Black Lion Claim Ticket weapons:
- Seven Reapers weapon skins
- Seven Reapers Axe Skin
- Seven Reapers Dagger Skin
- Seven Reapers Focus Skin
- Seven Reapers Greatsword Skin
- Seven Reapers Hammer Skin
- Seven Reapers Longbow Skin
- Seven Reapers Mace Skin
- Seven Reapers Pistol Skin
- Seven Reapers Rifle Skin
- Seven Reapers Scepter Skin
- Seven Reapers Shield Skin
- Seven Reapers Short Bow Skin
- Seven Reapers Staff Skin
- Seven Reapers Sword Skin
- Seven Reapers Torch Skin
- Seven Reapers Warhorn Skin
- Seven Reapers weapon skins
- See also: Shadow of the Mad King 2018#Gallery