Guild Wars 2 The Dragon Bash Festival Overview

• written by Krist Duro

Lion’s Arch honours the defiant spirit of its citizenry with the rousing Dragon Bash festival, when revellers laugh in the face of fear! Sponsored by the Captain’s Council of Lion’s Arch, Dragon Bash is a month-long celebration packed with all-new activities, fireworks, exclusive rewards and surprises galore!

  • Dragon Bash Activities in Lion’s Arch – Begins 11th June

Lion’s Arch is the bustling epicentre of the Dragon Bash festivities. The Captain’s Council has spared no expense in decorating this proud, battered city, as evidenced by the giant holographic dragon harmlessly soaring overhead.

  • Bash the Dragon! – Begins 11th June

Look for holographic projectors scattered all across Tyria during the celebration. These mini-projector devices contain hologram minions which can drop a Dragon Bash surprise… a Dragon Coffer! Starting 18th June, you’ll also find dragon effigies all across Tyria during Dragon Bash. Perform a ritual dance and light the effigy to receive a temporary boost!

  • Holographic Surprises Galore! – Begins 11th June

Look for holographic projectors scattered all across Tyria during the celebration. These mini-projector devices contain hologram minions which can drop a Dragon Bash surprise… a Dragon Coffer!

  • Developer Livestream – 10th June at 21:00 CEST (12PM PDT)

Take an inside look at Dragon Bash with ArenaNet developers during the livestream on our Twitch channel.

  • Dragon Ball – Begins 11th June

The ancient Tyrian pastime of Dragon Ball returns! Teams of players test their Dragon Ball skills against one another in this fast-paced game of skill and reflexes. Get ready to dodge!

  • Moa Racing – Begins 11th June

Pick the fastest moa! Farshore Ward in Lion’s Arch is the site of fast and furious Moa Racing, where you can bet on your favourite moa racers!

  • Dragon Piñatas – Begins 11 June

In major cities around Tyria, you’ll find dragon piñatas strung up in honour of the festival. Break these open to receive tasty Dragon Bash candy!

  • Dragon Bash Fireworks – 14th-17th June

Watch the skies above Lion’s Arch come alive with an explosive fireworks show every night in-game. The fireworks begin at 18:00 CEST (9AM PDT) on Friday, 14th June and will go off every two hours until 21:00 CEST (12AM PDT) Monday, 17th June. Stay through the spectacular finale and receive a unique festival helm – The Horns of the Dragon!

  • The Dragon Effigy Lighting Ceremony – Begins 18th June

Join the Captain’s Council and other dignitaries as they light dragon effigies in the Grand Piazza of Lion’s Arch starting 18th June. Hosted by the jovial Magnus the Bloody Handed, this ceremony will be full of merriment and surprises.

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