Celebrating Guild Wars 2’s Eighth Anniversary

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on August 18, 2020

Anniversary Livestream

The eighth anniversary of Guild Wars 2 is almost here! To celebrate our incredible community and many years of adventures in Tyria, our annual anniversary livestream will air on August 25. We’ll look back at the past year of releases and events with members of the Guild Wars 2 development team—and gaze a little further into the future as well…

The anniversary livestream will air air on August 25 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) on the official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels.

Anniversary Gifts

Every year, characters receive a Birthday Gift to mark the date they were created. As they grow into seasoned adventurers, they receive special items like backpack skins, weapon skins, and even a full set of armor skins. Check out the full list on our official wiki to see what your characters will receive on their next birthday!

The oldest characters were created on August 25, 2012, during the early access period prior to Guild Wars 2‘s launch. Those characters will begin receiving their Eighth Birthday Gift on August 25, 2020.

A Dedicated Anniversary Achievement Box will be delivered to the first character to reach the eight-year milestone on your account. It contains the following:

Account Rewards

  • Celebratory Birthday Enrichment: Apply this enrichment infusion to any ascended amulet for a 15% boost to karma gain and a dazzling celebratory aura.
  • Amulet of Celebration: An ascended amulet with selectable attributes to commemorate your deeds.
  • Title: Dedicated
  • Anniversary Armor Pack: Choose a set of exclusive armor skins.
  • Two Anniversary Weapon Packs: Choose exclusive weapon skins.
  • Anniversary Backpack Pack: Choose an exclusive backpack skin.
  • Guaranteed Wardrobe Unlock: Unlocks a random wardrobe option.

Character Rewards

  • Birthday Card: Awards 5,000 karma when consumed.
  • Dedicated Dye Kit: Choose an account-bound exclusive dye.
  • Two Black Lion Statuettes: Redeemable for a variety of Gem Store items.
  • Two Birthday Boosters: Grants the Celebration Bonus effect for one day.
  • Five Teleport to Friend Tokens: Use to teleport to a party member’s location.

While the account rewards are only delivered once per account, each of your characters will receive the character rewards on their eighth birthday through the in-game mail system.

Happy anniversary, Commander—we’ll see you on August 25!