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Frostval Returns + More

Alina | Saturday, December 3, 2022

This weekend: Frostval Returns, HollowDeep expansion, and more

Frostval is a time of joy, hope, and... defending Lore from all the cold-hearted monsters determined to wreck the halls!  Log in this weekend to being the Season's Beatings as you battle through all our winter holiday events, unlock holiday rewards, and more!

We've got a host of holiday (and hollowborn) adventures for you happening now:

  • /join frostvale to battle through all our returning holiday seasonal zones
  • Take on this weekend's new reward boss, Kitty Yu Yule, in /yulecat
  • Head to /hollowdeep and talk to Lae for an all-new endgame reward set

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

New 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 new 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 new 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 an all-new boss monster stocked with gifts galore. 

Tinsel Arrives Tomorrow 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. 

All RPG-talk aside, the team ran into a bit of delay. One of our main devs has been out sick for two weeks. And because Battleontown got a significant update to some of its art, 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  -- tomorrow. My apologies for the delay!

Hollowborn Bonus Release!

This weekend, head to /hollowdeep and talk to Lae. Complete his new quests to unlock the Hollowborn Envoy of Chaos character page badge and a bounty of wicked reward gear!

Once you talk to him, accept the Stirring Discord quest to begin. (Quest requires level 75 + Lae's Hardcore Contract.) 

OMG Those floating Hollowborn Chaos Twins! O_O

Don't Miss...

We have a few Balance updates that went live this week. Get more details on changes to the Chaorrupter Unlocked and Burning Blade of Abezeth in the Balance Team's Design Notes!

Later this month...

  • New two-part holiday adventure
  • Generosity is rewarded again
  • MORE DAILY LOGIN GIFTS
  • Frostval 2022 Collection Chest
  • Limited Quantity Sets

Make sure you confirm your email! Several of our Frostval Holiday gifts will require you confirm your email in order to unlock the reward. Check out the help page here for a step-by-step guide on how to confirm it.

Daily Login Gifts

Log in each day for a new server-wide reward item, boost, or drop rate increase. Bookmark the Daily Gift page to keep up to date with all of daily gifts! And don't miss the rest of this month's update. See the full release lineup here: AdventureQuest Worlds calendar.

Leaving Soon: mark your calendars

Don't miss out on your favorite limited time events, stories, and gear! 

           Thursday, December 1
- November seasonal set         
October seasonal set
           Friday, December 9
Black Friday Collection leaves
Harvest Fest leaves
       
  Friday, December 16
Featured Rare Set: Immortalis Magus
Featured Rare Pet: Armed Peacock
  Friday, December 30
BF Nulgath Quest Drops
Elvira leaves the 20th anniversary event
       
  Saturday, December 31
Daily Gifts from 12/1 - 12/14
  Monday, January 2
Frostval AC Gifting event ends
       
  Friday, January 6
Frostval Holiday maps + gear
Frostval 2022 Limited Quantity Sets
  Friday, January 13 
Frostval 2022 Collection
Soccer gear in the /football map
       
  Friday, January 20
AC Bonus ends
  Friday, January 27
New Year's zones + Rare Gear
       

Friday, January 13 - Frostval 2022 Collection- Soccer gear in the /football map​

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