Festival of the Four Winds 2023 Begins Today

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on July 18, 2023

The Festival of the Four Winds has begun! Everyone is welcome to join this event. This yearly festival features two locations: Labyrinthine Cliffs and the Crown Pavilion. These locations will be available until August 8.

Both Labyrinthine Cliffs and the Crown Pavilion are 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.

Festival of the Four Winds Rewards

Where to Go

The Labyrinthine Cliffs can be accessed through Lion’s Arch, and the Crown Pavilion can be accessed in Divinity’s Reach. Check your in-game mail for an Invitation to the Festival of the Four Winds and double-click the item to teleport instantly to your desired location.

What to Do

When you enter the Labyrinthine Cliffs, you will arrive in a whole new area! This explorable zone is located on the Tyrian coast; a beautiful map that you can explore. You can navigate this map using the various Aspect crystals: Wind, Sun, and Lightning. There are activities all over the map, so keep your eyes peeled!

Experience the thrill of finding treasure with fellow players by participating in the treasure hunt meta-event, or try your hand at one of the races! The Skimmer Slalom and Flying Dolyak adventures will offer you the fun you need in this beachy location. There are also sky crystals all over the map that you can find to complete achievements.

If you decide to head to the Crown Pavilion, you will discover many other activities! Join other players in defeating the greatest enemies of Kryta in the Boss Blitz event. But worry not; these are not real beings. They are merely Queen Jennah’s watchknight soldiers.

Face off against the strongest individuals in Tyria. Talk to one of the fight managers to join the queue, and you will be transported to a one-versus-one arena—the Queen’s Gauntlet! Cheer on your friends, or show off your skills to the world.

Sun-Grown Weapon Set


Make sure to participate in as many activities as you can to earn festival tokens! Trade them to the Festival Rewards Vendors located in the Crown Pavilion and Labyrinthine Cliffs to obtain special goodies like Heavy Crafting Bags, Equipment Bags, armor skins, miniatures, exotic weapons, and more.

Complete the annual Four Winds Customs meta-achievement to earn the Krytan Headband. You can find the festival achievements in your achievement panel under Festivals.

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