GW2 Wintersday 2017 Activities and Achievements Guide

A guide to the GW2 Wintersday 2017 Activities and Achievements.

Gemstore/Cosmetics 2017

Weapon Skins/Items

Activities

Story & Collections

These are from previous years but if you havn’t done them yet, you can do them now.

Activities

Achievements: The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx

Achievements here can be done once per account only

Wrapping Everywhere – 9 AP

  • Reward: 9 AP and 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • You need to unwrap 40 Winterday Gifts. You can earn gifts easily by doing the wintersday activities above so this achievement is really a freebie.

Dolyak Defender – 5 AP

  • Reward: 5 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Survive Toypocalypse with at least one living gift doylak. Fairly easy achievement to get as even the most horrid groups can keep at least 1 dolyak alive.

Nothing but Broken Toys – 5 AP

  • Reward: 5 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Survive 50 waves of Toypocalypse. Note that the waves do not corresponds to the rounds in Toypocalyse. Each round can have several waves of toys so you only need to do 1-2 Toypocalypse to complete this achievement.

Disassembly– 10 AP

  • Reward: 10 AP, 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Destroy 100 Misbehaving Toys. Easily done in Toypocalypse.as the snowmans and catapults you build there will kill toys for you.

Honorary Krewe Member – 5 AP

  • Reward: 5 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Defeat Toxx in Tixx’s Workshop which is located inside Tixx’s Infinirarium. Note that this activity is designed for a group of 5 players but you can probably do the instance with 2 players.

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Wintersday Wrecking Ball – 5 AP

  • Reward: 5 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • You need to do this inside Tixx’s Infinirarium by destroying every single tree/buildings inside the instance. You can do this after you complete the instance as well.

Ringing the Right Notes – 10 AP

  • Reward: 10 AP, 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • You need to ring 500 correct notes inside Bell Choir. Can be a bit time consuming.

Donation Defender/Finders Keepers

  • Both achievements are related to the Dolyak Escort event that occurs after Ho-Ho Tron raised enough funds. The Dolyak will start from Ho-Ho Tron’s location and then head towards Crown Pavilion waypoint.

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  • To get Donation Defender, you have to kick the skritt that spawns by pressing F near them. Using snowballs to hit them doesn’t seem to be very reliable and I was not able to get credit for the event until I kicked them. Completing this achievement will reward you with 3 AP and 5 Personalized Wintersday Gifts.

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  • For Finders Keepers, you need to collect 25 Dropped Presents. The Dolyak will drop presents while walking to the waypoint. If you go ahead of him you will miss them so it is best to follow behind him and press down ctrl key so you can see the presents when they spawn. Completing this achievement will reward you with 6 AP, 1 Personalized Wintersday Gift and title Finders Keepers (old title).

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Silver for the Season/Golden Generosity

  • Both achievements are related to Ho-Ho Tron in Divinity’s Reach. Ho-Ho-Tron is in a corner away from all the other Wintersday NPCs. He is only there when there isn’t a Dolyak escort event and his collecting funds event is running.

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  • Silver for the Season requires you to donate 1 silver 3 times and give you 5 AP and 3 Personalized Wintersday Gifts as reward.
  • Golden Generosity require you to donate 1 gold 3 times and give you 25 AP and 10 Personalized Wintersday Gifts as reward.
  • Beware that if there are a lot of players donating, the funds donated bar fills very quickly and you have very little time to donate.

Holiday Food Drive – 15 AP

Near the entrance of Crown Pavilion is an event that occurs sem-regularly. You will need to donate either Tropical Peppermint Cakes, Scoops of Mintberry Swirl ice Cream or Peppermint Omnomberry Bars.Donate 150 food in total to finish the achievement. This achievement also give the Mini Gift Box Gourdon

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Achievements: Wintersday Traditions

Achievements here can be done once per year for the annual achievements.

A Season of Merriment – 10 AP/100 AP

  • Complete 5 days of Wintersday Cheer achievement and you will complete this A Season of Merriment achievement. Finishing this achievement allow you to pick your choice of Wrapped weapons. You just need to complete 3/5 of the daily Wintersday achievement (located in the Daily tab) for the Wintersday Cheer achievement.
Wrapped Sword Wrapped Hammer Wrapped Longbow
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Wrapped Short Bow Wrapped Axe Wrapped Dagger
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Wrapped Greatsword Wrapped Mace Wrapped Pistol
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Wrapped Rifle Wrapped Scepter Wrapped Staff
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Wrapped Focus Wrapped Torch Wrapped Warhorn
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Wrapped Shield
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Dauntless Donator – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Get wrapped gifts from the Wintersday vendor and give them to 30 Orphans around Divinity’s Reach. This can be done once a day per Orphan.

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Season’s Generosity (Annual)

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Give 3 gold to Ho-Ho Tron in Divinity’s Reach. Ho-Ho-Tron is in a corner away from all the other Wintersday NPCs. He is only there when there isn’t a Dolyak escort event and his collecting funds event is running.

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The Giving Spirit – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Give 1000 Snowflakes to Drooburt’s Ghost

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Toypocalypse Survivor – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 3 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Successfully complete 30 rounds in Toypocalypse

Age of Toypocalypse (Annual)

  • Reward: 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Survive Toypocalypse with at least one living gift doylak. Fairly easy achievement to get as even the most horrid groups can keep at least 1 dolyak alive.

Some Disassembly Required (Annual)

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Destroy 100 Misbehaving Toys. Easily done in Toypocalypse.as the snowmans and catapults you build there will kill toys for you.

Festival Automation (Annual)

  • Reward: 15 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Defeat Toxx in Tixx’s Workshop which is located inside Tixx’s Infinirarium. Note that this activity is designed for a group of 5 players but you can probably do the instance with 2 players.

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The Bells of Wintersday  – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 3 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Complete 20 songs in Bell Choir.

Holiday Musical (Annual)

  • Reward: 10 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • You need to ring 1000 correct notes inside Bell Choir.

Winter Wonderland Mastery  – 5 AP/25 AP

Leap Above the Snow (Annual)

Snowball Mayhem Participant

Ulla’s Rival – 5 AP/25 AP

  • Reward: 3 Personalized Wintersday Gift, 5 AP per repeat for a maximum of 5 times.
  • Complete the race event in Divinity’s Reach 3 times.

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Snow Drifter (Annual)

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Complete the race event under 3 minutes. This is intended to be achieveable with a mount.

Frozen Footrace

  • Reward: 5 Personalized Wintersday Gift
  • Complete the race event under 5 minutes without using a mount. Make sure to have swiftness and glide wherever you can.

Achievements: Winter’s Presence

Achievements here can be done once per account only

Frozen Claw – 3 AP

  • Reward: 3 AP, Icy Aura item (10k karma, required for Winter’s Presence shoulders collection).
  • Defeat the Claw of Jormag 3 times during Wintersday. Use the event timer to know when Jormag spawns.

Sounds of the Season – 10 AP

  • Reward: 3 AP, Winter Music Score (10k karma, required for Winter’s Presence shoulders collection).
  • You need to complete 3 Songs in Bell Choir.

The Wintersday Gauntlet – 3 AP

Snowball Fight! – 3 AP

  • Reward: 3 AP, Champion’s Snowball item (10k karma, required for Winter’s Presence shoulders collection).
  • Claim victory in the Snowball Mayhem activity 3 times during Wintersday.

Toy Quality Control – 3 AP

  • Reward: 3 AP, Refurbished Toy item (10k karma, required for Winter’s Presence shoulders collection).
  • Complete 30 rounds of Toypocalypse. You basically need to run through 3 full Toypocalypse for this achievement.
  • nicky

    Is it just me or is the bells of wintersday repeatable achievement not working? I’ve done quite a few games and it’s still at 0/20

    • Bugx Bunny

      same for me

    • RabbitUp

      Confirmed bugged by anet on reddit

  • Aymiia Darell

    Thank you for updating the orphan map. I couldn’t find ‘1’, but it looks like the moved him a little bit. 🙂

  • archie

    Honorary Krewe Member – you can easily do it solo.
    The only tough thing is to keep dolyak alive as the Doll Pricesses can hit hard.

    • Khy Maaren

      You might have mixed something up. Honorary Krewe Member is tied to the Infinirarium instance, not the Toypocalypse. Soloable though.

  • No No

    Will the ice encasement outfit come out this year?

  • Narottam Zakheim

    winters presence has become stupidly expensive…. was gonna make it fro my druid but really it cost nearly as much as a legendary now 🙁

    • Alot

      I believe its the main reason that wintersday gifts are worth 7 silver. Its probably aimed to be a casual unlock for people who open their gifts for 4 years straight – a more user friendly experience then being likely to loot a single endless batwing brew over 4 straight years of rng.

    • Wolfheart

      It has always been expensive. It is roughly in the same price range it always has been, it is just that the items that were most expensive before are cheaper now and some cheaper items from before are more expensive now. It is *not* close to the price of a legendary. It will cost in the neighborhood of 1000g but that changes a bit as prices fluctuate.

  • Mark A Torres

    Eh… not interested, Halloween was more eventful even if that clock tower game is stressful…
    That said… why are some players suddenly dying at the Waypoint by the Crown Pavillion?

  • AbnerDoon

    I got to give them props for adding a foot achievement for the race. Putting in a mount rental vendor for those without the expansion is pretty dang nice too.

    • Mouse

      unlike the halloween one. it don’t have annoying mobs either.

      • Khy Maaren

        The mobs were a consequence of the setting. The vendor, though, is a nice touch, indeed. Good marketing.

  • Spikesagitta

    Those wrapped weapon skins really do bring to mind receiving presents on Christmas. Most of the stuff you get are horrible/ugly/useless but you accept it anyway, because it’s free :/

    Also they are so horrible ugly that I want them anyway XD

    • Mouse

      You don’t like that wrapped sunrise/twilight?
      It’s like opening up a gift thinking its what you want and it ends up being wood.

      • Spikesagitta

        Oh for sure, that’s why I want those bad skins too XD

  • A Hyena On Valium

    What the heck is the wrapped warhorn? The rest are reasonably easy to guess.

  • Kitty

    Can’t find orphan #7 :(((

    • Khy Maaren

      I hope you found it, but if not, he is right where the number is showing him to you, on a platform next to the one with the entrance portal to the Snowball Mayhem.

  • Talja von Aestifer

    I keep getting kicked out of the race event when on foot, am I doing something wrong here?

  • I Am Tys

    The race can be done twice each time it pops so Ulla’s Rival can be done quicker. Just talk to the race announcer to restart the race once you finish it the first time

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