The Guild Wars 4 Year Anniversary Celebration

We're finally at our fourth anniversary! We couldn't have come this far without each and every one of you, so in addition to our upcoming Fourth Year Anniversary Update, we're throwing a big party in your honor.

The festivities begin on Thursday, April 23 after the live update and run until noon on Wednesday, April 29. Here's some of the fun we have in store:


Games Galore


You're in luck! Whether you're feeling "Lucky" (pun intended) or simply looking for some fun, the citizens of Shing Jea Monastery have once again reopened the Boardwalk. Found only in their village, the Shing Jea Boardwalk's games of chance will satisfy the most robust adventurers, and the more fortune-favored.

If you're after the competitive thrill, you can battle it out in the Dragon Arena or enter a Rollerbeetle Race.

  • To enter the Dragon Arena, speak with Captain Li Sah.
     
  • To test your skill at Rollerbeetle Racing, speak with the Rollerbeetle Trainer.
     
  • Find these NPCs in Lion's Arch, Shing Jea Monastery, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar.

Presents for All


In true birthday fashion, we'll once again have plenty of presents for you! Starting at 12:01 AM Pacific on Tuesday, April 28, characters turning four will find a gift in their inventories that has a new miniature from this year's birthday series. Characters turning one, two, or three will receive a wrapped miniature from that corresponding set of past Guild Wars birthday presents. We give birthday presents year round, so each of your characters will receive gifts on their personal birthdays (creation dates).

Join the festivities and have some fun with us—after all, Guild Wars only turns four once!

Thanks again to each and every one of you for continued support. We wish you the best of adventures in the coming year. Enjoy yourselves and, just as important, enjoy the moment!




Festival Rewards

Here are some of the special items you might come across during the birthday celebration:

Birthday Cupcake Birthday Cupcake
Keep the party going with this frosted baked good that's guaranteed to give you a lift!
Sugary Blue Drink Sugary Blue Drink
It's sweet and oh-so-handy when you need a quick boost of speed.
Red Bean Cake Red Bean Cake
These sweet treats put some pep in your step.
Bottle of Rice Wine Bottle of Rice Wine
The traditional festival beverage, but make sure you never drink and quest.
Flask of Firewater Flask of Firewater
Have a swig of the good stuff, but be careful: this potent potable packs quite a wallop.
Creme Brulee Crème Brûlée
Do some serious celebrating with a crunchy caramelized treat that's delicious, nutritious, and festive!
Champagne Popper Champagne Popper
A brief but spectacular treat for the eyes and ears to ring in the New Year in style.
Bottle Rocket Bottle Rocket
Set off a single-shot firework high overhead—please aim away from any and all faces.
Sparkler Sparkler
Light this up to create a cloud of sparks over your head—please stand clear of any and all flammable objects.


Birthday Celebration Event Calendar


Thursday, April 23


  • Indulge your Sweet Tooth when Birthday Cupcakes start dropping from creatures across Tyria, Cantha, and Elona.

  • See awesome hourly fireworks displays over Lion's Arch, Shing Jea Monastery, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar.

Friday, April 24


  • Test your luck and skill at the Shing Jea Boardwalk! Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT), this popular venue will once again open to the public in the Shing Jea Monastery.

  • Challenge yourself and others in Rollerbeetle Races and the Dragon Arena. Starting at Noon, these mini-games will be accessible from Lion's Arch, Shing Jea Monastery, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar.

Tuesday, April 28


  • Starting at 12:01 AM Pacific on Tuesday, April 28, characters turning four will find a gift in their inventories that has a new miniature from this year's birthday series. Characters turning one, two, or three will receive a wrapped miniature from that corresponding set of past Guild Wars birthday presents. We give birthday presents year round, so each of your characters will receive gifts on their personal birthdays (creation dates).



 


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