Fourth Year Anniversary Celebration

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The Guild Wars Fourth Anniversary Celebration[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Presents for All[edit]

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[edit]

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

Birthday Cupcake.png Sugary Blue Drink.png Red Bean Cake.png Bottle of Rice Wine.png Flask of Firewater.png Crème Brûlée.png Champagne Popper.png Bottle Rocket.png Sparkler.png
Birthday Cupcake Sugary Blue Drink Red Bean Cake Bottle of Rice Wine Flask of Firewater Crème Brûlée Champagne Popper Bottle Rocket Sparkler

Birthday Celebration Event Calendar[edit]

Thursday, April 23[edit]

  • 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.
  • Boardwalk games open.

Friday, April 24[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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, although gifts appeared as early as April 26. 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).

See also[edit]


Special events
Canthan New Year 20072008200920102011201220132014 onward
April Fools' Day 20072008200920102011201220132014 onward
Anniversary Celebration 2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th onward
Dragon Festival 20062007 (Redux) • 2008200920102011201220132014 onward
Wintersday in July 2008200920102011201220132014 onward
Halloween 2005200620072008 (Redux) • 20092010201120122013
Wintersday 20052006200720082009 (Redux) • 2010201120122013 onward
Other annual events Breast Cancer Awareness MonthLucky Treats WeekPirate Week
Special Treats WeekSweet Treats WeekWayfarer's Reverie
One-time only events Day of the TenguFarewell to Gaile