Lunar New Year doesn’t technically begin until January 22nd, but try telling that to the MMO genre, which seldom misses an opportunity to party for weeks on end. So it is with Guild Wars 2, where the Lunar New Year festival has begun as of this afternoon and runs all the way through the end of January.
“As another new year dawns on Tyria, join the festivities in Divinity’s Reach! The Year of the Rabbit is upon us, and the Lunar New Year festival returns with new rewards. Collect and open Lucky Envelopes to earn Essences of Luck, delicious foods, fireworks, valuable items, and a chance to find the new Lucky Rabbit Lantern back items!”
The patch notes point to the updated meta-achievement, new rabbit-themed rewards and weapons, new minis, and a handful of bug fixes too. One of the bug fixes resolves the issue with achievement tallies in End of Dragons. The fix “may appear to reduce some players’ achievement point totals upon logging in, as the ‘extra’ achievement points will be removed,” ArenaNet warns.
#GuildWars2's Lunar New Year 2023 is here! The Year of the Rabbit has arrived, and the Crown Pavilion is lit up in celebration.
Check out our guide to this year's festivities here: https://t.co/hXzlTsoeps pic.twitter.com/A3fjsHP7cn
— Guild Wars 2 (@GuildWars2) January 10, 2023