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Disambig icon.png This article is about occasional special events. For seasonal special events and festivals, see Festival.

Special Events or Bonus Events are events offering a bonus for some part of the game or temporarily changes some game mechanics.

Active events[edit]

Event Duration Game mode Features Official page
Destabilized Magic June 11, 2019 –
June 25, 2019
PvE All world boss events leave ley-line nodes behind which can be harvested and combined to turn into Shiny and Ultra Shiny weapons. Let's Get Shiny!

Historical events[edit]

Event Duration Game mode Features Official page
Meta-Event Rush June 4, 2019 –
June 11, 2019
PvE No daily cap on all world meta event completion rewards and additional loot for some Meta-Events. Weeklong Bonus Event: Meta-Event Rush!
World Boss Rush May 6, 2019 –
May 13, 2019
PvE Players gained a Bonus Box of Goods as additional drop from participating in World boss events. Weeklong Bonus Event: World Boss Beatdown!
World vs. World Weeklong Bonus April 26, 2019 –
May 3, 2019
WvW

No Downed State.png No Downed State: If you die, you will skip the downed state and go directly to being defeated.
Call of War.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW.

World vs. World Weeklong Bonus
Extra Life November 4, 2018 –
November 11, 2018
PvE, WvW, PvP Players who logged in during the 24-hour Extra Life charity livestream received a special title, "The Extra Life," 50,000 karma, a special seven-day Ace Racer.png Extra Life Bonus, and an Endless Interface Crafter Golem Tonic in celebration for the Team ArenaNet reaching the funding goals. Our 24-Hour Extra Life Stream Begins Tomorrow
Bloodlust September 28, 2018 –
October 5, 2018
WvW

Major Borderlands Bloodlust.png ‎‎Enhanced Minor, ‎‎Major and Superior Borderlands Bloodlust‎‎ grants bonus attributes to realms capturing Ruins of Power.
Call of War.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW.

Bloodlust! World vs. World Weeklong Bonus
Weekend Boss Blitz Bonanza August 10, 2018 –
August 13, 2018
PvE Players had to defeat 5,000 Boss Blitz bosses to earn rewards. The goal was increased to 7,500 and 10,000 bosses, with additional rewards. The total reward for each player who participated in the weekend event was 25 Celebration Boosters and 45 Zephyrite Supply Boxes. Weekend Boss Blitz Bonanza
World vs. World Weeklong Bonus June 8, 2018 –
June 15, 2018
WvW

No Downed State.png No Downed State: If you die, you will skip the downed state and go directly to being defeated.
Call of War.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW.

World vs. World Weeklong Bonus
Bonus Weekend Event April 20, 2018 –
April 23, 2018
PvE, WvW Celebration Bonus.png Bonus Weekend Event: Experience earned in open world PvE and WvW is doubled. Gain extra resources when gathering. April 20—Guild Wars 2 Weekend Bonus
Mordremoth's Minions Invade Tyria September 10, 2015 –
September 14, 2015
PvE Mordremoth is rallying its forces, sending armies of Mordrem out of the Maguuma Jungle to test Central Tyria’s defenses. Drive back the invasion, and stop the jungle dragon from sinking its teeth into vulnerable territory! The Mordrem Are Coming
Golem Rush July 17, 2015 –
July 24, 2015
WvW

Siege golems had no supply cost to construct, moved at 100% increased movement speed and dealt 100% additional damage against players and other siege golems.
Each kill on an enemy player granted your team one point toward your realm’s total score.
Mist War Summons.png Mist War Summons: Earn increased rewards in WvW.

Siege Golems Are Better, Faster, and Stronger in World vs. World between July 17 and 24
Sneak Attack December 16, 2014 –
January 13, 2015
WvW

Temporarily removed white swords that normally appear on objectives, such as towers or keeps in WvW, to encourage players to be more sneaky, as well as encourage players to defend valuable structures.
Every player kill in WvW awarded a point towards their home world's war score, and every kill using a finisher would earn another extra point.
Mist War Summons.png Mist War Summons: Earn increased rewards in WvW.

Introducing the Wintersday Competitive-Event Schedule
Lost Shores November 16, 2012 –
November 18, 2012
PvE The karka have invaded Lion's Arch, and the Lionguard organized a counter-attack to kill the Ancient Karka. The Lost Shores