December 01, 2023
Frostval Returns this Weekend
Winter Wolf Boss Battle, Achievement Tracker Rewards and more
Frostval is a time of joy, hope and defending Lore from the cold-hearted monsters wrecking Frostvale's halls. Log in this weekend to bring the Season's Beatings as you battle through all our winter holiday events, unlock new rewards in /eventhub and more!
New game release
- Wolf of the North Winds Boss Battle in /wolflake
- Seasonal Frostval events return
- December holiday hub town in /eventhub
- Cryo Chronomancer Upgrade Bonus set
- Ice + Dessert Elemental Chronomancer sets in the Featured Gear Shop
- Class Balance Patch Notes
Events + Gear Leaving
- December 8: Harvest Fest 2023 + Black Friday 2023 rares
Weekend Daily Gifts & Boosts
- Server Boost: double EXP
- Resource Boost: Celestial Dungeon items
- Saturday: Festive Badger pet from Amarok in /wolflake
- Sunday: Winter Woodlands bow from Amarok in /wolflake
Winter Wolf Boss Battle
In the cold unforgiving Northlands wastes, a legendary wolf preys upon those foolish enough to hunt alone. Now Amarok, the North Wind, is stalking Valencia. She needs your help to fight it off atop a frozen lake of souls. Begin the battle now in /wolflake!
Journey to Frostvale
Once again the Frost Moglins of Frostvale are opening the snow-covered gates of their town to all of Lore to help you celebrate. If this is your first year with AQW then you get to play through all of the previous adventures. If you've battled alongside us for a while, then return to the Northlands and relive those super-cool memories.
Battle through fifteen years of holiday adventures in:
- Frostvale Adventures: /frostvale, /icecave, /snowpath, /factory, /frost, /snowglobe
- Into the Northlands: /northlands, /mountfrost, /kingcoal, /northlandlight
- Garaja's Ice Palace: /goldenruins
- Frozen Heart: /icevolcano, /icecavern
- The WorldEnder: /icerise, /battlefield, /frostdeep, /snowyvale, /icewindpass,
- Frostval the Evil: /darkwinter, /ultrafrostfang
- The Cryomancer: /frozenruins, /icerisepast, /northstar, /wintersheart, /frozentower
- Cryostorm: /frostspectre, /cryostorm, /cryowar
- Coldwind Valley: /coldwindvalley
- Frozen in Time: /frostvalpast, /frostvalpresent, /frostvalfuture, /frostvalnext, /frostvalperil
- Conflagration: /icedungeon, /howardshill, /winterhorror
- Frostval Treasures: /mountotzi, /otziwar
Holiday Reward Boss: Kitty Yu Yule
If you played the Throne of Darkness Saga, you may recognize Ziri's pet, Kitty Boo Boo! She's been possessed by the Yu Yule Cat, a spirit of Frostval that steals children who didn't receive any presents or treats. Now YULE need to stop this holiday horror before she decides to make YOU a Frostval snack!
Battle Kitty Yu Yule in the /yulecat map to collect reward drops:
- Northlands BeastHunter armor
- 2 Northlands Hunter helms
- Furred Hunter's Cape
- Northlands Hunter Blade (single and dual-wield)
- Kitty's Last Lunch polearm
- Festive Wand mace
- Kitty Yu Yule + Ziri's Holiday Horror house guards
- Festive Flying Piggy + Holiday Party Piggy house guards
Defeat Helsdottir the Ancient
Head to /helsgrove to take on Helsdottir the Ancient, a holiday boss monster designed by Despera, one of the winners of our 2021 Frostval Boss Monster Design contest. His boss art and rewards were so popular, we began working with Despera regularly, and he's created some of the most well-loved armor sets of 2022.
Defeat Helsdottir in /helsgrove for a chance to get the following items:
- Helsgrove Guardian Armor
- Chibi Krampus Queen hairs
- Antler and Scarf helms
- Guardian Baton weapons
- and more!
Gear up for GIANT Gift Grab
Test your mettle (and metal!) against the biggest gifts of them all: Giefury* and his darker, deadlier self, GieFURIOUS!
Both Giefury and GIE-FURIOUS have seasonal gifts for you:
- Frostval Nutcracker armor (red variant)**
- Giefurious armor set + pet
- Giefurious House Guard
- Festive Frostval Elf + Merry Frostvale Outfit armor set
- Festive Battle Elf armor (member-only)
- Blue Frosty-val Doge helm
FrostScythe also drops an version of his armor set, crafted by the incomparable Aranx just to help you celebrate Frostval!
Let the SLAY bells ring! Head to the /Gifthulu map to battle a boss monster stocked with gifts galore.
Tinsel Arrives Next Week in Battleon!
A snowstorm is hurling rapidly towards Battleon and Battleontown! I expect snow to blanket all of Battleon tomorrow. Until then, Major Moglin's quests in Frostvale will not be available.
After everything else we've added this week, we need a little more time to finish the winter version of town. You should see wintery battleon -- and Tinsel's Seasonal Frostval Gift Shop -- early next week. My apologies for the delay!