Lunar New Year

Author Notes

It's time to celebrate, Lunar New Year returns following the festivities of Wintersday.

The biggest change this year for this festival is that there are now Annual achievements which can only be completed once a year. Unlike previous years where they could be completed multiple times. All Annual achievements will be marked as so in the achievement panel.

[Updated 2018]

Table of Contents

  1. Dragon Ball
  2. Misc

Dragon Ball

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideDragon’s Shadow
Gain 5 invisibility power-ups in the Dragon Ball arena.

This ability is located in the middle of the arena, on the upper platform. You will need to collect this 5 times to unlock the achievement. You can reach it by using the jump pad on the bridge above.

This ability will give you a huge advantage over your opponents as they won’t be able to see you for a short period of time.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideDragon’s Gaze
Interrupt 8 skills in the Dragon Ball arena.

This is the most time-consuming and difficult achievement to complete. You will need to pick up the Dragon Kick, which is located on either side of the upper floor in the middle. Once you have it, you will then be able to kick your opponents with skill 4. This will stun them for a short period.

Overall this is a very hit and miss achievement as you need to daze your opponents while they are casting their skills.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideDragon’s Heart
Gain 8,888 health while in the Dragon Ball arena.

Around the arena you will find various health pick ups. They come in the form of glowing blue orbs. You can only pick these orbs up if your health is below 100%, they come in increments of 10, 25 and 50 points. Obtaining 8,888 health points is something you will be while playing in this game mode.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideDragon’s Breath
Gain 4 Dragon damage power-ups in the Dragon Ball arena.

The dragon damage power up is in the middle of the arena, on the ground floor. You will need to obtain this power-up 4 times, once collected you will inflict bonus damage to your enemies.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideDragon Ball Champion
Win 10 games of Dragon Ball

This will come through natural progression of playing the game mode. There’s no sure-fire way to make sure you win. Every match you join will be with randomly selected players. All you can do is hope your team plays well together, flanks your opponents and sticks together.

Note: This achievement can be repeated infinite times.


Misc

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideLight Up the Sky
Set off 88 Lunar New Year fireworks.

There are two ways to get fireworks, one is through the Trading Post. The other is through opening lucky envelops. You will need to set off 88 fireworks total.

Use any of the following to fireworks to earn this achievement:

  • (1) Lucky Guild Firework
  • (1) Great Guild Firework
  • (1) Lunar new Year Firework
  • (1) Lucky New Year Firework
  • (1) Visage of the Great Ram Firework
  • (1) Visage of the Great Monkey Firework
  • (1) Visage of the Rooster Firework

Reward: Mini Lunar Shepherd

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideFirework Festival
Set off 300 Lunar New Year fireworks.

A fairly simple task, collect 300 fireworks and set them off. You can either buy them from the trading post, or collect them from the various envelopes earned from the festivities.

This achievement is repeatable up to 5 times to earn 25 ap. You will need 1,500 fireworks to complete this achievement. The rewards can be earned an infinite amount of times.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideSparking Celebration
Set off 8 Great fireworks during the Lunar New Year festival.

Great fireworks come in the form of Ram, Dog, Monkey and Rooster. These items can be bought from the trading post or drop from Divine Envelopes.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideNew Year’s Benevolence
Donate enough steamed red dumplings to tide Drooburt over for the new year.

Drooburt is next to the race starting point in the Crown Pavilion. You will need to donate 100 Steamed Red Dumplings to progress the achievement. These items can be bought from the trading post, though quite expensive.

This achievement can be repeated 5 times to earn 25 ap.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideCelestial Companion
Soulbind a Lucky Great back item during the Lunar New Years festival.

To unlock this achievement you will need to craft one of the backpacks. Once created, you will then need to soulbind the backpack to one of your characters. You do this by selecting the stats on the backpiece. Just unlocking the skin will not progress the achievement.

Combine the following items in the Mystic Forge to craft your new companion:

  • (1) Lucky Lantern Backpack
  • (25) Lucky New Year Fireworks
  • (20) Bottles of Elonian Wine
  • 250  Essence of Luck (fine)

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement Guide Celestial Messenger
Complete the race event in Divinitiy’s Reach during Lunar New Year.

Fairly simple, complete the race three times to earn progression. You can repeat this achievement 5 times to earn up to 25 ap. Just make sure you finish the race before the time runs out.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideCelestial Racer
Complete the race event in Divinity’s Reach during Lunar New Years in under 3 minutes, 30 seconds.

You find the race start point in the Crown Pavilion. The race will take you all around the city and end at the Throne Room entrance. Don’t fret if you don’t have a mount, you can rent one from the race NPC.

Complete the race in the required time to earn progress for this achievement.

Reward: Mini Lunar Gourdog

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideNew Year’s Resolution
Complete the race event in Divinty’s Reach during Lunar New year in Under 5 minutes, 30 seconds without using a mount.

Complete the race on foot from start to finish. You will need to reach the finishing line in under 5 minutes and 30 seconds. This is quite straight forward by using movement skills on weapons as swiftness.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideGolden Firestarter
Earn a gold medal in the Lunar New Year adventure in Divinity’s Reach.

This adventure can be found in the Crown Pavilion near just north of the Lunar New Year Vendor. To earn gold in this adventure you will need to activate all the fireworks around the city within 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

You will need access to the Springer or Griffon to complete this adventure within the time frame. Most of the firecrackers are up high or in hard to each places otherwise.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement GuideFirecracker Finder
Find and light all of the firecrackers in the Crown Pavilion.

There are 10 firecrackers in total, they are fairly easy to find. All of them are located within The Crown Pavilion district of Divinity’s Reach. If you’re having difficulty finding them, you can use the map below which details each location.

Guild Wars 2 Lunar New Year Achievement Guide

Note: Turn on “Show All Usable Object Names” to make this easier. Gliding and mounts make this and fairly quick achievement.

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