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Wintersday is Coming! — 16 December 2010[edit | edit source]

Beginning at 2 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Thursday, December 16, you can enjoy lots of Wintersday Festival fun, including special quests and activities, seasonal items, the Snowball Arena, and more. Get details on www.guildwars.com and join the event through January 4!

Double faction in competitive missions — 1 December 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

Special Treats Weekend — 24 November 2010[edit | edit source]

This holiday weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Wednesday until 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday, November 28, you will find Slices of Pumpkin Pie and Hard Apple Cider as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria!

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend — 19 November 2010[edit | edit source]

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate — 13 November 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend — 5 November 2010[edit | edit source]

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT).

Halloween 201021 October 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting Thursday, October 21, at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) the celebration begins with creepy consumable items, brand-new quests, the annual Costume Brawl, and an appearance by Mad King Thorn himself on October 31st! The fun doesn't end until November 2! For more information, visit www.guildwars.com.

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend — 15 October 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

Arena Bonus Weekend — 8 October 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena.[sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing — 1 October 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

GWiki Note: Although not mentioned in the announcement, you will earn double faction/reputation after vanquishing relevant areas during this event.

GvG Double-Reward Weekend — 24 September 2010[edit | edit source]

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

Talk Like a Pirate Event — 17 September 2010[edit | edit source]

Avast! Starting at noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, NPCs in Lion's Arch and Kamadan will talk like salty sea dogs. The Talk Like a Pirate Event will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Tuesday. Arrh!

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points — 10 September 2010[edit | edit source]

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

Double faction in competitive missions — 3 September 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points — 27 August 2010[edit | edit source]

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests.

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend — 20 August 2010[edit | edit source]

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar Faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the The Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

Double Luxon and Kurzick Title Points — 13 August 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend — 30 July 2010[edit | edit source]

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59PM Pacific(-7 GMT) on Sunday.

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend — 23 July 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

Wintersday in July — 16 July 2010[edit | edit source]

This weekend, Wintersday Priests will open access to the Snowball Arena from Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, Kamadan, and The Great Temple of Balthazar. For those who choose to stay out adventuring instead, there will also be special Wintersday-themed item drops from monsters across the land. Wintersday in July will begin at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday and last until 11:59PM Pacific on Sunday, July 18.

Arena Bonus Weekend — 9 July 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon (-7GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and Gladiator Points within Random Arena. These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival — 1 July 2010[edit | edit source]

This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in the Shing Jea Monastery starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, July 1 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday July 4.

War in Kryta! — 6 April 2010 – 19 July 2010[edit | edit source]

Keep track of the conflict between the Shining Blade and White Mantle at our War in Kryta page, which features information about each faction in their own words and daily reports from the war zone. http://guildwars.com/warinkryta

Double faction in competitive missions — 5 March 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend — 15 January 2010[edit | edit source]

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59PM Pacific(-8 GMT) on Sunday.

Arena Bonus Weekend — 8 January 2010[edit | edit source]

Starting at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator points within Random Arena. These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific.