Guild Wars 2 starts Wintersday today

Wings of snow.

Today is not a winter’s day, nor is it the start of winter days. That’s the solstice, which is on December 22nd this year. But it is the start of Wintersday in Guild Wars 2, which is… an extended celebration based upon Christmas festivities, which is also not for another week and change. So the timing is a mess all around, but the festivities are all right.

Of course, that’s not all today’s update contains; there are also Fractal changes, bug fixes, and quality of life improvements. But it’s the holiday part that’s the closest to being timely just the same, since Fractal Day isn’t until May.

A guide is currently in progress for the various goings-on around the holiday over on, if you’re wondering how you can grab the most out of the celebration. There are also new hairstyles available in the gem store, which aren’t particularly festive but can serve as an excellent way to feel more festive. Or just serve as, you know, new hairstyles.

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