Guild Wars 2 Begins Year of the Tiger Lunar New Year Celebration

Guild Wars 2 begins its Lunar New Year event in the city of Divinity’s Reach with games, food, unique prizes, and new cash shop items.

The Lunar New Year is an exciting time for MMORPG players to experience events based on the Chinese holiday in their favorite games. Guild Wars 2 is no exception, as it begins its own event for the Year of the Tiger in the weeks leading up to its End of Dragons expansion.

Like many events in Guild Wars 2, players can participate regardless of level. Players will find an invitation in their mailboxes that can be used to teleport to the heart of the festivities in the human capital of Divinity’s Reach–and teleport them back to where they were once they’re done.


The event itself is a colorful celebration full of fireworks, games, and prizes, including dishes from the Guild Wars 2 continent of Cantha, where End of Dragons takes place. Players can acquire loot box-like Divine Lucky Envelopes full of New Years’ goodies, race on their favorite mounts across the city, and set off fireworks. Limited-edition rewards have also been added to the game’s cash shop, like a white tiger skin for the Jackal mount and beautiful white tiger-themed armor and weapons, but players can also earn special rewards, like the Primal Tiger Hood, Mini Lunar Tiger minion, and the Crescent Steel Sword, by completing festival achievements.

gw2 year of the tiger achievement rewards

This year’s Lunar New Year celebration in Guild Wars 2 is special, as players will be visiting the continent of Cantha where these celebrations originate from soon. End of Dragons is adding nine new elite specializations, a new siege turtle mount, and several new zones, and will take players back to a continent not seen since Guild Wars: Factions over ten years ago, which will bring the saga of the Elder Dragons to an end.

It is a good time to be a Guild Wars 2 fan or a cat fan, but a better time to be both. Players were surprised to see the white tiger was a skin for the jackal mount, rather than the mighty Warclaw, though that’s probably because the Warclaw already has a tiger skin, and is for use primarily in PvP, while the Jackal has more utility elsewhere. Nevertheless, players have already rushed to the Black Lion Trading Company store to spend their gems on the new white tiger items.

Some players are annoyed at the audacity of Guild Wars 2 to start this event without giving a release date for End of Dragons, though. Arenanet has shown a release schedule that puts the expansion’s launch in late February, but many are puzzled as to why it hasn’t nailed down a specific date yet. However, with February already hosting a massive number of AAA titles, plus The Old Republic’s Legacy of the Sith expansion and possibly World of Warcraft’s Eternity’s End Patch, Guild Wars 2 is probably hoping to avoid direct competition to End of Dragons’ release.

Guild Wars 2 is available now on PC, with End of Dragons releasing in February 2022.

Source: Guild Wars 2

Source: Gamerant

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