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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]

Description Features Bonus effects
Living World Return: A Star to Guide Us: September 14, 2021 — September 21, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 4 Episode 4 (A Star to Guide Us).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: September 12 – September 19

Upcoming events[edit]

Description Features Bonus effects
Living World Return: All or Nothing: September 21, 2021 — September 28, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 4 Episode 5 (All or Nothing).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Fall and Winter 2021


Living World Return: War Eternal: September 28, 2021 — October 05, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 4 Episode 6 (War Eternal).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Fall and Winter 2021


Living World Return: Bound by Blood: October 19, 2021 — October 26, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 5 Episode 0 (Prologue: Bound by Blood).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Fall and Winter 2021


Living World Return: Whisper in the Dark: October 26, 2021 — November 02, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 5 Episode 1 (Whisper in the Dark).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Fall and Winter 2021


Living World Return: Shadow in the Ice: November 02, 2021 — November 09, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 5 Episode 2 (Shadow in the Ice).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Fall and Winter 2021


Living World Return: Steel and Fire: November 09, 2021 — November 16, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 5 Episode 3 (Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Fall and Winter 2021


Living World Return: No Quarter: November 16, 2021 — November 23, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 5 Episode 4 (No Quarter).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Fall and Winter 2021


Living World Return: Jormag Rising: November 23, 2021 — November 30, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 5 Episode 5 (Jormag Rising).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Fall and Winter 2021


Living World Return: Champions: November 30, 2021 — December 07, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 5 Episode 6 (Champions).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Fall and Winter 2021

Historical events[edit]

Description Features Bonus effects
Living World Return: Long Live the Lich: September 07, 2021 — September 14, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 4 Episode 3 (Long Live the Lich).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: September 6 – September 12


Living World Return: A Bug in the System: August 31, 2021 — September 07, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 4 Episode 2 (A Bug in the System).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: August 30 – September 5


Living World Return: Daybreak: August 24, 2021 — August 31, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 4 Episode 1 (Daybreak).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: August 23 – August 29


PvP League Start Bonus Week: August 03, 2021 — August 10, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvP
The PvP league season has started! Greater Call of the Mists is enabled for the first week of the season.

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: August 2 – August 8

Glorious Fervor.png Greater Call of the Mists: Earn increased rewards in PvP during community events! +15% PvP Rank Points +25% Reward Track Progress +200% Magic Find (PvP Only)


Living World Return: One Path Ends: August 03, 2021 — August 10, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 3 Episode 6 (One Path Ends).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: August 2 – August 8


Bonus Event: World Boss Rush: July 27, 2021 — August 03, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
Defeat world bosses around Tyria to earn bonus rewards!

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: 26 July – 1 August

  • You’ll get more Bonus Box of Goods for defeating bosses at the end of longer and tougher event chains.
  • Taking down world bosses will progress the overall community goal. You’ll receive rewards for all tiers the community has reached, as long you participate in at least one.


Living World Return: Flashpoint: July 27, 2021 — August 03, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 3 Episode 5 (Flashpoint).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: 26 July – 1 August


World vs. World Weeklong Bonus: July 23, 2021 — July 30, 2021(duration: 7 days)WvW
The Mists beckon those with a competitive spirit to battle! Earn double WXP, increased reward-track progress, and increased magic find!

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: July 20 – July 25

Mist War Summons.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW during events! +100% WXP +25% WvW Reward Track Progress +50% Magic Find (WvW Only)


Living World Return: The Head of the Snake: July 20, 2021 — July 27, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 3 Episode 4 (The Head of the Snake).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: July 20 – July 25


Bonus Event: Wrath of the Twisted Marionette: July 13, 2021 — July 20, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
Gather your allies and defeat the Twisted Marionette!

Official page: Confront the Twisted Marionette on July 13


Living World Return: A Crack in the Ice: July 13, 2021 — July 20, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 3 Episode 3 (A Crack in the Ice).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: July 12 – July 18


Living World Return: Rising Flames: July 06, 2021 — July 13, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 3 Episode 2 (Rising Flames).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: July 5 – July 11


PvP Tournament Week: July 05, 2021 — July 12, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvP
Enjoy a series of special event tournaments!

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: July 5 – July 11

During the PvP Tournament Week each day will feature eight additional automated daily tournaments of a different format, offset from regular Conquest tournaments.

Tournament Schedule

  • Monday, July 5: 2v2 Team Deathmatch
  • Tuesday, July 6: 3v3 Team Deathmatch
  • Wednesday, July 7: Stronghold
  • Thursday, July 8: 4v4 Team Deathmatch
  • Friday, July 9: 2v2 Team Deathmatch
  • Saturday, July 10: 3v3 Team Deathmatch
Glorious Fervor.png Greater Call of the Mists: Earn increased rewards in PvP during community events! +15% PvP Rank Points +25% Reward Track Progress +200% Magic Find (PvP Only)


Living World Return: Out of the Shadows: June 29, 2021 — July 06, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 3 Episode 1 (Out of the Shadows).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: June 28 – July 4


World vs. World No Downed State: June 18, 2021 — June 25, 2021(duration: 7 days)WvW
The downed state has been disabled in WvW during this event! Additionally, earn double WXP, increased reward-track progress, and increased magic find!

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Summer 2021

No Downed State.png No Downed State: If you die, you will skip the downed state and go directly to being defeated.

Mist War Summons.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW during events! +100% WXP +25% WvW Reward Track Progress +50% Magic Find (WvW Only)


Living World Return: Seeds of Truth and Point of No Return: June 15, 2021 — June 22, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 2 Episodes 7 and 8 (Seeds of Truth and Point of No Return).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: June 14 – June 20


Living World Return: Echoes of the Past and Tangled Paths: June 08, 2021 — June 15, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 2 Episodes 5 and 6 (Echoes of the Past and Tangled Paths).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: June 7 – June 13


Living World Return: The Dragon's Reach: June 01, 2021 — June 08, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 2 Episodes 3 and 4 (The Dragon's Reach: Part 1 and The Dragon's Reach: Part 2).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: May 31 – June 7


Bonus Event: Fractal Rush: June 01, 2021 — June 08, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
Complete Fractals of the Mists to earn trophies. Spend these trophies on rewards at a fractal researcher to contribute to global community goals!

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: May 31 – June 7


PvP League Start Bonus Week: May 25, 2021 — June 01, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvP
The PvP league season has started! Greater Call of the Mists is enabled for the first week of the season.

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: May 24 – May 31

Glorious Fervor.png Greater Call of the Mists: Earn increased rewards in PvP during community events! +15% PvP Rank Points +25% Reward Track Progress +200% Magic Find (PvP Only)


Living World Return: Gates of Maguuma and Entanglement: May 25, 2021 — June 01, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
This week: Season 2 Episodes 1 and 2 (Gates of Maguuma and Entanglement).

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Weekly Events Schedule: May 24 – May 31


World vs. World Weeklong Bonus: May 14, 2021 — May 21, 2021(duration: 7 days)WvW
The Mists beckon those with a competitive spirit to battle! Earn double WXP, increased reward-track progress, and increased magic find!

Official page: Guild Wars 2 Live: Summer 2021

Mist War Summons.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW during events! +100% WXP +25% WvW Reward Track Progress +50% Magic Find (WvW Only)


Icebrood Saga: Mobilizing Allies: April 20, 2021 — April 27, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
The kodan are marshaling at the Eye of the North. Earn kodan support marks to purchase rewards and contribute towards bonus rewards!


Icebrood Saga: Mobilizing Allies: April 06, 2021 — April 13, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
The skritt are marshaling at the Eye of the North. Earn skritt support marks to purchase rewards and contribute towards bonus rewards!


Choya Carnival!: April 01, 2021 — April 06, 2021(duration: 5 days)PvE
Adventure as a choya! Or take a break. You do you.


Icebrood Saga: Mobilizing Allies: March 23, 2021 — March 30, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
The Olmakhan are marshaling at the Eye of the North. Earn Olmakhan support marks to purchase rewards and contribute towards bonus rewards!


Icebrood Saga: Mobilizing Allies: March 09, 2021 — March 16, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
The tengu are marshaling at the Eye of the North. Earn support marks to purchase rewards and contribute toward bonus rewards!


Icebrood Saga: Mobilizing Allies: February 16, 2021 — February 23, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
The Exalted are marshaling at the Eye of the North. Earn support marks to purchase rewards and contribute toward bonus rewards!


Icebrood Saga: Mobilizing Allies: January 19, 2021 — January 26, 2021(duration: 7 days)PvE
The Deldrimor dwarves are marshaling at the Eye of the North. Earn support marks to purchase rewards and contribute toward bonus rewards!


Icebrood Saga: Mobilizing Allies: December 01, 2020 — December 08, 2020(duration: 7 days)PvE
The Ebon Vanguard is marshaling at the Eye of the North. Earn tokens to purchase rewards and contribute towards bonus rewards!


Icebrood Saga: Mobilizing Allies: November 17, 2020 — November 24, 2020(duration: 7 days)PvE
An allied faction is marshaling at the Eye of the North. Earn tokens to purchase rewards and contribute toward bonus rewards!


Extra Life: October 30, 2020 — November 16, 2020(duration: 17 days)PvE, WvW and PvP
Team ArenaNet is streaming for 24 hours to raise funds for Children’s Hospitals COVID-19 Impact Fund!

Official page: Extra Life 2020 Is Next Week!

  • Players who log-in during the event receives a special title, "The Extra Life", if they have not received it from past year. Once the Team hit their first fundraising goal, an in-game event will begin awarding all characters an enhancement, stackable with each goal reached.
Ace Racer.png Extra Life Bonus: Bonuses per stack include the following: +5% Magic Find +5% Experience Gain (All Sources) +3% WvW Reward Track Progress +3% PvP Reward Track Progress


Player vs. Player Tournament: October 06, 2020 — October 12, 2020(duration: 6 days)PvP
Autumn is finally here, and there’s nothing better to ward off early chills than going absolutely berserk on the battlefield. From October 6 to October 12, take part in a week of Player vs. Player tournament events and get your blood pumping!

Official page: A Week of Special Tournament Events

Each day will feature eight additional daily tournaments of a different format, offset from regular Conquest tournaments.

Tournament Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 6: 2v2 Team Deathmatch
  • Wednesday, October 7: 3v3 Team Deathmatch
  • Thursday, October 8: Stronghold
  • Friday, October 9: 4v4 Team Deathmatch
  • Saturday, October 10: 2v2 Team Deathmatch
  • Sunday, October 11: 3v3 Team Deathmatch
  • Monday, October 12: Stronghold
Glorious Fervor.png Greater Call of the Mists: Earn increased rewards in PvP during community events! +15% PvP Rank Points +25% Reward Track Progress +200% Magic Find (PvP Only)


Weeklong Bonus Event: Fractal Rush: September 29, 2020 — October 06, 2020(duration: 7 days)PvE
Bringing back something tangible from the chaos of the Mists is always fun—unless it’s a Champion Branded Riftstalker—and next week you’ll earn even more rewards.

Official page: Weeklong Bonus Event: Fractal Rush


World Boss Rush: August 18, 2020 — August 25, 2020(duration: 7 days)PvE
The World Boss Rush special event returns next week! The dreaded Drakkar has been added to the list of bosses who could use a little extra thrashing, and Bonus Boxes of Goods now have a very rare chance to contain a Crystal Infusion or Heart of the Khan-Ur.

Official page: World Boss Rush Returns August 18

  • You’ll get more Bonus Box of Goods for defeating bosses at the end of longer and tougher event chains.
  • Taking down world bosses will progress the overall community goal. You’ll receive rewards for all tiers the community has reached, as long you participate in at least one.


World vs. World Weeklong Bonus: August 14, 2020 — August 21, 2020(duration: 7 days)WvW
Get ready for high stakes—and increased rewards—in World vs. World! Starting on August 14, take advantage of bonuses to reward-track progress, world experience, and magic find for a full week. There’s just one little catch: it seems that a freak fluctuation in the fabric of the Mists will completely disable the downed state for the duration of the event. We’re sure you’ll be fine!

Official page: World vs. World Weeklong Bonus Returns August 14

No Downed State.png No Downed State: If you die, you will skip the downed state and go directly to being defeated.

Mist War Summons.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW during events! +100% WXP +25% WvW Reward Track Progress +50% Magic Find (WvW Only)


Welcome Back: April 28, 2020 — May 18, 2020(duration: 20 days)PvE, PvP and WvW
Catch up on the high-stakes story of The Icebrood Saga—for free! For the next three weeks, we’re welcoming everyone back to Tyria by making each episode released so far free to unlock... We’ve also got an in-game buff to help speed you on your way, starting today! Enjoy an additional 30% Magic Find, 50% XP from all sources, 30% WvW Reward Track progress, and 30% PvP Reward Track progress.

Official page: Welcome Back to Guild Wars 2

These The Icebrood Saga episodes were available for free during specific periods, one per week:

Ace Racer.png Event Bonus:


Call to Glory: February 25, 2020 — March 03, 2020(duration: 7 days)WvW and PvP
On February 25, changes are sweeping the Mists, and we’re calling all competitors! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just setting foot in the Mist War, there are plenty of new challenges to face and rewards to reap.

Official page: Call to Glory: February 2020 Competitive Update

Glorious Fervor.png Greater Call of the Mists (WvW): Earn increased rewards in WvW during events! +100% WXP +25% WvW Reward Track Progress +50% Magic Find (WvW Only)

Glorious Fervor.png Greater Call of the Mists: Earn increased rewards in PvP during community events! +15% PvP Rank Points +25% Reward Track Progress +200% Magic Find (PvP Only)


Extra Life: October 25, 2019 — November 11, 2019(duration: 17 days)PvE, WvW and PvP
Team ArenaNet is streaming for 24 hours to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network!

Official page: Extra Life 2019 Is Next Week!

  • Players who log-in during the event receives a special title, "The Extra Life", if they have not received it from past year. Once the Team hit their first fundraising goal, an in-game event will begin awarding all characters an enhancement, stackable with each goal reached.
Ace Racer.png Extra Life Bonus: Bonuses per stack include the following: +5% Magic Find +5% Experience Gain (All Sources) +3% WvW Reward Track Progress +3% PvP Reward Track Progress


Expansion Boost: September 03, 2019 — September 17, 2019(duration: 14 days)PvE
Do you need a little help cutting through the jungle? A leg up in your trek across the desert? Don’t miss the Expansion Boost Special Event!

Official page: Catch Up with the Expansion Boost Special Event

Experience Bonus (fifty percent).png Path of Fire Mastery Booster: +100% Path of Fire Mastery XP.
Experience Bonus (fifty percent).png Heart of Thorns Mastery Booster: +100% Heart of Thorns Mastery XP.
Champion Rush: August 20, 2019 — August 27, 2019(duration: 7 days)PvE
Walloping world bosses might make Tyria safer, but there are plenty of smaller threats lurking around the countryside. They may not be as tough, but they’re plenty mean—and we’re counting on you to remind them who’s boss.

Official page: Champion Rush Begins Next Week


World Boss Rush: July 16, 2019 — July 23, 2019(duration: 7 days)PvE
The World Boss Rush special event is back next week for another round of vigorous villain vanquishing and bonus rewards.

Official page: World Boss Rush Returns July 16

  • You’ll get more Bonus Box of Goods for defeating bosses at the end of longer and tougher event chains.
  • Taking down world bosses will progress the overall community goal. You’ll receive rewards for all tiers the community has reached, as long you participate in at least one.


WvW Core Swap: July 05, 2019 — July 12, 2019(duration: 7 days)WvW
As the old saying goes, “You never truly know your enemy until you’ve defeated them and stolen their profession’s skills.” You can finally put this wisdom into practice in your everyday life during the WvW Core Swap Special Event!

Official page: Coming Soon: WvW Core Swap Special Event

  • Defeating an enemy player in World vs. World spawns a glowing orb. Claiming the orb will grant you some knowledge of your enemy’s profession. You’ll retain your own weapon skills and gain access to a special skill that allows you to use the healing, utility, and elite skills of the defeated player’s profession.


Destabilized Magic: June 11, 2019 — June 25, 2019(duration: 14 days)PvE
Qadim's machinations are causing ripples outside the Mystic Forge, touching certain world bosses in Central Tyria with condensed ley energy. From June 11 to June 25, defeat these powerful enemies to mine colorful crystal essence. Bring essences to skritt near the Mystic Forge to create shiny weapons—and then consult with the skritt to learn how you can make your shiny weapons even shinier.

Official page: Let's Get Shiny!


Meta-Event Rush: June 04, 2019 — June 11, 2019(duration: 7 days)PvE
Priory scholars have long debated the merits of various schools of magic, but one rises above the rest in efficacy, impact, and ease of use: the power of friendship. Exhaustive studies suggest that if we all believe in each other and work together, we can accomplish incredible things. Let’s test our hypothesis!

Official page: Weeklong Bonus Event: Meta-Event Rush!


World Boss Rush: May 06, 2019 — May 13, 2019(duration: 7 days)PvE
We think the biggest, baddest monsters terrorizing Tyria’s farmlands, swamps, coastlines, tundra, volcanos—and more!—have gotten a little too comfortable in their routines. We’re shaking things up by hitting them where it counts—right in the loot drops.

Official page: Weeklong Bonus Event: World Boss Beatdown!


World vs. World Weeklong Bonus: April 26, 2019 — May 03, 2019(duration: 7 days)WvW
Get ready for high stakes—and increased rewards—in World vs. World! Starting on April 26, take advantage of bonuses to reward-track progress, world experience, and magic find for a full week. There’s just one little catch: it seems that a freak fluctuation in the fabric of the Mists will completely disable the downed state for the duration of the event. We’re sure you’ll be fine!

Official page: World vs. World Weeklong Bonus

No Downed State.png No Downed State: If you die, you will skip the downed state and go directly to being defeated.

Mist War Summons.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW during events! +100% WXP +25% WvW Reward Track Progress +50% Magic Find (WvW Only)


Extra Life: November 04, 2018 — November 11, 2018(duration: 7 days)PvE, WvW and PvP
Team ArenaNet is streaming for 24 hours to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network!

Official page: Our 24-Hour Extra Life Stream Begins Tomorrow

  • 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 bonus, and an Endless Interface Crafter Golem Tonic in celebration for the Team ArenaNet reaching the funding goals.
Ace Racer.png Extra Life Bonus: Bonuses per stack include the following: +5% Magic Find +3% Experience Gain (All Sources) +3% WvW Reward Track Progress +3% PvP Reward Track Progress


Bloodlust: September 28, 2018 — October 05, 2018(duration: 7 days)WvW
The Mist War is roiling at the end of this month, with enhanced bonuses for controlling the Ruins of Power in the Borderlands. Take advantage of the high stakes to earn greater rewards in WvW for a week!

Official page: World vs. World Weeklong Bonus

Major Borderlands Bloodlust.png Enhanced Minor, Major and Superior Borderlands Bloodlust grants bonus attributes to realms capturing Ruins of Power.

Mist War Summons.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW during events! +100% WXP +25% WvW Reward Track Progress +50% Magic Find (WvW Only)


Weekend Boss Blitz Bonanza: August 10, 2018 — August 13, 2018(duration: 3 days)PvE
Can you decimate five thousand bosses in one weekend? Don’t worry, you won’t have to do it all by yourself!

Official page: Weekend Boss Blitz Bonanza


World vs. World Weeklong Bonus: June 08, 2018 — June 15, 2018(duration: 7 days)WvW
Get ready for high stakes—and increased rewards—in World vs. World! Starting on Friday, June 8, take advantage of bonuses to reward-track progress, world experience, and magic find for a full week. There’s just one little catch: it seems that a freak fluctuation in the fabric of the Mists will completely disable the downed state for the duration of the event. We’re sure you’ll be fine!

Official page: World vs. World Weeklong Bonus

No Downed State.png No Downed State: If you die, you will skip the downed state and go directly to being defeated.

Mist War Summons.png Call of War: Earn increased rewards in WvW during events! +100% WXP +25% WvW Reward Track Progress +50% Magic Find (WvW Only)


Bonus Weekend Event: April 20, 2018 — April 23, 2018(duration: 3 days)PvE and WvW
You can’t get blood from a stone—and if any necromancers have found a way to do that, we don’t want to know. But starting on April 20, you can get neat bonuses by applying resource-gathering implements to rocks, trees, plant life, and your mortal enemies!

Official page: April 20—Guild Wars 2 Weekend Bonus

Celebration Bonus.png Bonus Weekend Event: Experience earned in open world PvE and WvW is doubled. 33% chance to earn extra resources when gathering.


Mordremoth's Minions Invade Tyria: September 10, 2015 — September 14, 2015(duration: 4 days)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!

Official page: The Mordrem Are Coming


Golem Rush: July 17, 2015 — July 24, 2015(duration: 7 days)WvW
Will you join your new golem overlords, or will you act as a last bastion of humanoid kind and work to thwart their uprising? The choice is yours!

Official page: Siege Golems Are Better, Faster, and Stronger in World vs. World between July 17 and 24

  • 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 during special events! +15% WXP (WvW only) +15% Experience from Kills (WvW only) +50% Magic Find (WvW only)


Penny Arcade Expo#2015: January 24, 2015 — January 25, 2015(duration: 1 day)PvE, WvW
A look at the upcoming purchasable expansion pack Heart of Thorns with the Guild Wars 2: Beyond the Point of No Return presentation. Celebration Bonus.png Experience Bonus: Character experience and WvW experience earned in any public map is doubled. Does not affect instances, dungeons, or activities.


Sneak Attack: December 16, 2014 — January 13, 2015(duration: 28 days)WvW
There’s no better way to show off your holiday cheer than bashing in some skulls in PvP and WvW!

Official page: Introducing the Wintersday Competitive-Event Schedule

  • 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 during special events! +15% WXP (WvW only) +15% Experience from Kills (WvW only) +50% Magic Find (WvW only)


Lost Shores: November 16, 2012 — November 18, 2012(duration: 2 days)PvE
The karka have invaded Lion's Arch, and the Lionguard organized a counter-attack to kill the Ancient Karka.

Official page: The Lost Shores

  • A meta event spread around different locations, composed by three phases, involving researching and discovering a method to harm the karka and then driving them out at several locations.
  • Players were scaled up to level 80 for the duration of this event.
  • Players received a special reward at the event completion.

Notes[edit]

  • PvE special events usually start and end at approximately Tuesday 09:00 America/Los_Angeles.
  • WvW special events usually start and end at approximately Friday 18:00.
  • PvP special events usually start and end at approximately Tuesday 12:00 America/Los_Angeles.