GW2 Lunar New Year Patch Notes

GW2 Patch notes for the Lunar New Year Patch

NEW FEATURES AND CONTENT
Lunar New Year

  • The Lunar New Year bonus event is now running!
  • Play in the revamped Dragon Ball Arena, try to get your Lucky Great Ram Lantern backpack, and join us in welcoming the Year of the Ram.
  • Share and trade lucky envelopes with your friends.
    • Divine Lucky Envelopes can be purchased from Phaedra in the Crown Pavilion and traded on the Trading Post. Purchases are limited per day, with additional purchases available to Dragon Ball Champions.
    • Homemade Lucky Envelopes can be earned from daily achievements and can be traded on the Trading Post.
    • Little Lucky Envelopes can be earned from Lunar New Year achievements.
    • The rewards in these envelopes are affected by account magic find.
  • Envelope rewards include:
    • Essences of luck
    • Valuable trophies
    • New food items with a bonus to magic find during Lunar New Year and additional stat increases depending on the food
    • Fireworks with a range of visual effects
      • These fireworks also provide a bonus to experience from all sources (except consumable items) during the event
      • These fireworks cannot be used in WvW
    • Two new backpacks with unique skins—the Lucky Ram Lantern and the Lucky Great Ram Lantern.
  • The Mystic Forge has been updated with a new recipe to convert Lucky Ram Lanterns into Lucky Great Ram Lanterns.
  • Dragon Ball has returned with new achievements and special rewards available only during the Lunar New Year event. To compete, see Finolla in the Queen’s Pavilion.
  • Players will receive a bonus of an additional 15% magic find during the event. This stacks with luck, food, and other bonus magic-find sources.
  • World vs. World siege skins have been temporarily changed in celebration of the Lunar New Year.
  • Costume Brawl toys can no longer be used inside themed activities such as Toypocalypse or Dragon Ball Arena.

BALANCE, BUG-FIXING, POLISH
Profession Skills
Warrior
Arcing Slice: Skill facts have been updated to reflect the recent 10% damage increase.

BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
New Items and Promotions

  • The new Crimson Lion weapon set is available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for the limited-time price of one Black Lion Claim Ticket. Tickets and ticket scraps can be found in Black Lion Chests. Keys are available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems.
  • Every Black Lion Chest opened within the next two weeks will include a bonus Personalized Homemade Lucky Envelope.
  • The new Imperial Outfit is available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 700 gems.
  • The new Red Envelope Mail Carrier is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 600 gems.

Source: https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/updates/Game-Update-Notes-February-10-2015

  • insanelyapple

    Any idea how long this will last? It’s tagged as bonus event, not festival :/

    • Abraxina

      I think it will be there for 2 Weeks.

    • Daniel M

      Well at the very least until the 19th, as that is when the Chinese Newyear actually is, but probably until the 24th. After all that is the deadline to get the current LS part for free by logging in so I suspect that something else will come then.

      WvW tournament maybe?

  • Atlas

    Recipe for converting Lucky Ram Lanterns into Lucky Great Ram Lanterns:

    250 Luck+10 + Lucky Ram Lanterns + 20 elonic wine + 25 Lunar New Year Fireworks

  • The Spirit Molecule

    How am I supposed to eat soup without an envelope?

  • Zero Charisma Gamer

    Why is there consistently a neglect in all past event notes detailing a simple question literaly everyone asks the first time they hear about the event. When does it end!!!

    • Ends tomorrow

      • Zero Charisma Gamer

        How about puting that information in the original release notes (for all future events)

        • Well Arenanet need to be willing to put that info out there. We were kept in the dark until the next patch.

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