Dragon Bash 2023 Begins Today

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on June 06, 2023

Dragon Bash 2023 Begins Today

The Dragon Bash festival has begun in Hoelbrak! Everyone is welcome to join this event. This yearly festival will be available until June 27—so start smashing those dragon piñatas today! You can check out all the details in the full release notes on our official forums.

Dragon Bash is accessible to players of any level. Even if you’re brand new to the game, you can easily take part in all the activities! Read on for a quick rundown of the activities you can participate in during this festival and the rewards you can earn–including the new Dragonrender Weapons and Holographic Dragon Chest Armor!

Where to Go

The Dragon Bash festival is located in Hoelbrak. Check your in-game mail for an Invitation to Dragon Bash and double-click the item to teleport instantly to Hoelbrak. The festivities can be found all over the city.

What to Do

When you enter Hoelbrak, the entire city will be decorated for Dragon Bash! New activities are also available during this time. There are dragon piñatas all over the city, and you can smash them to obtain zhaitaffy, the main currency used in this festival. So, get to smashing all the candy-hoarding dragons!

If you’re looking for something fast and fiery, you can spend time betting on the moa racing! Choose your favorite feathery friend and cheer for them. If you’re teamwork oriented, the Dragon Arena is made just for you! Destroy mighty, holographic dragon champions with other players.

There are also two adventures available in the city: Time Trial: Dragon Bash Rally and Piñata Bashing. The former will allow you to race through the city with a time limit. An event where you can compete against others will also pop up from time to time. If you don’t have a roller beetle, you can rent one from a nearby race coordinator. The Piñata Bashing is a more rigorous version of dragon smashing, with a time limit and special skills.

Lastly, we have the Hologram Stampede located outside Hoelbrak. This event will occur in Wayfarer Foothills, Dredgehaunt Cliffs, Lornar’s Pass, and Snowden Drifts. On the right side of your screen, you can check where it will happen next. In each round of the stampede, you’ll have to destroy as many holograms as possible by activating hologram devices spread across the map. This is a public event, and you’ll have help from every player also participating in your map!

Dragon Bash Rewards


Trade zhaitaffy or jorbreakers to the Dragon Bash vendors located by the Might and Main Waypoint in Hoelbrak to obtain special goodies! Utility items, food items, armor skins, minis, exotic weapons, and many more rewards are available in exchange for zhaitaffy and jorbreakers.

Complete the annual Dragon Bash Feats meta-achievement to earn the Holographic Dragon Plate chest armor. You can find the festival achievements under the Festivals category in the Achievement tab of the Hero panel.

Check out the full release notes on the Guild Wars 2 forums.