Wintersday in July 2013

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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

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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!

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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:

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Icon Item
Frosty Tonic.png Frosty Tonic: Don't just build a snowman, be a snowman!
Mischievous Tonic.png Mischievous Tonic: Get in touch with your inner grentch by taking on the outer appearance of one.
Snowman Summoner.png Snowman Summoner: Need an instant snowman? This gift is for you.
Eggnog.png Eggnog: Thick, rich, and delicious, it's the holiday season's staple drink.
Fruitcake.png Fruitcake: Another essential holiday treat that's sure to put a spring in your step.
Candy Cane Shard.png Candy Cane Shards: Earn these colorful fragments by competing in the Snowball Arena.
Wintersday Gift.png Wintersday Gift: Earn Candy Cane Shards in the Snowball Arena and trade them in for these special surprises.





  • Differences from 2012: Wintersday in July was extended from a weekend to a week long event.

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