Wintersday in July

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Wintersday in July

With most of Tyria bathed in sun, it's time to break from the heat and slug it out in Snowball Arena! Also, holiday items will start dropping across the land starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on July 24th. Wintersday in July ends at Noon Pacific on July 31st, so don't wait. For more information, visit http://www.guildwars.com/.

Login screen announcements

Join us for Wintersday in July!

It’s time to take a break from the summer heat (or celebrate the frosty weather, depending on your hemisphere) with our Wintersday in July celebration! The festivities will begin on July 24, at noon Pacific (GMT-7) and wrap up on July 31, at noon Pacific.

Players who want to dive into some holiday PvP can test their might in the Snowball Arena. Check in with a Wintersday Priest in Ascalon City, Droknar's Forge, the Great Temple of Balthazar, Kamadan, or Lion's Arch to be taken to the Arena and try your skills against other players.

You’ll earn Candy Cane Shards in the Arena, which can be traded for Wintersday Gifts from the Wintersday Gift Givers in the Snowball Arena outpost.

The Wintersday in July festival is a week full of fun and games, so bundle up and join us in Guild Wars—we’ll see you there!

Official website

Wintersday in July is a special event that occurs annually from July 24, 19:00, to July 31, 19:00 UTC (source).

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Rewards[edit]

In addition to the competition in Snowball Arena, you'll have the chance to collect a variety of seasonal treats by defeating monsters across the world. Some of the special items you might find during the event are:

Official website

Candy Cane Shard.png Candy Cane Shard Eggnog.png Eggnog Frosty Tonic.png Frosty Tonic Fruitcake.png Fruitcake
Mischievous Tonic.png Mischievous Tonic Snowman Summoner.png Snowman Summoner Wintersday Gift.png Wintersday Gift

With the exception of Candy Cane Shard and Wintersday Gift, these items will randomly drop from PvE foes for the duration of the event.

Minigames[edit]

NPCs[edit]

Notes[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The event was adapted from a community run event originally developed and organized by Blade Radio.
  • The event name is a reference to the Christmas in July marketing campaign.

External links[edit]


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