2018 eoty listicle 2018 eoty meta carousel Christmas Christmas 2018 Community Events Featured MMORPG News Technology winter holiday winter holiday 2018 winter holidays winter holidays 2018

The Massively Overpowered 2018 winter holiday roundup

It
It's the spirit of the whatever.

It’s that point once more, the time for a roundup of all of the winter holiday occasions happening within the MMO universe! The good factor about this specific holiday is that there’s a lot related that that it’s straightforward to fill in one thing; virtually each recreation can smack a fuzzy red-and-white hat on any person and name it good soup. And let’s face it, in case you can maintain that hat on in a big sufficient variety of outfits, you’ll in all probability be proud of it.

In fact, it’s arduous to meet up with all the potential occasions, however we’ve endeavored to get a full roundup of occasions in right here; for those who see one we missed, tell us about it! We love listening to all concerning the newest snow-and-candy-cane explosion in a recreation world. That’s not a joke, it’s critical.

AdventureQuest 3D: Frostval

“Happy Frostval, hero! The time has once again arrived for heroes and frost moglins alike to crowd close around the hearth, sing merry Frostval tunes, and mercilessly slaughter snow monsters. Travel to Frostvale and explore the new town. While you’re there, throw some snowballs at other heroes, quest through the holiday releases, and be sure to get that free ugly sweater armor for free… because it’s free.”

ArcheAge: Winter Festivities

“Celebrate the spirit of the holidays in Erenor with warm, winter wardrobes and a good, old-fashioned snowball fight of fury!”

ARK: Survival Advanced: Winter Wonderland

“Through January 7, the ARK Winter Wonderland holiday event will be celebrated on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 platforms. All maps are supported in both single player and multiplayer, with the event automatically activating on any map, even on modded map servers.”

Black Desert

It’s tree-trimming time over in Kakao’s large sandpark.

Bless On-line: Winter Pageant

This has not precisely been an ideal yr for Bless On-line, however maybe enjoying the sport’s holiday occasion will nonetheless fill your coronary heart with heat and good cheer. Or simply get some free stuff!

Champions On-line: Assault of the Misfit Toys

Now’s the time when all the toys nobody loves or performs with assault within the coronary heart of Millennium Metropolis. Attempt not to consider this as an analogy for Champions On-line itself.

Darkish Age of Camelot: Midwinter Pageant

The Midwinter celebrations, with realm bonuses galore, are already stay, although the the 12 days of Midwinter occasion don’t start till Friday, December 21st.

DC Universe On-line: Season’s Greedings

Ah, sure, the actual factor all of us need with a winter holiday, getting stuff. Positive, you chuckle, however no less than DCUO is being trustworthy with all of us. It does appear slightly disingenuous to cease Larfleeze from getting stuff and stealing presents once you’re stealing them proper again, however no less than it’s not the cinematic universe, proper?

Future 2: The Dawning

Create baked items by defeating enemies. If solely it have been that straightforward in actual life, proper? Smash a number of ants after which you could have pancakes able to go. On second thought, let’s not have it’s that straightforward; it’s disturbing to ponder.

Elder Scrolls On-line: New Life Pageant

There are sufficient locations in Tamriel that appear to be perpetually cloaked in winter that it might sound odd to rejoice winter anyplace else, however the New Life Pageant consists of new housing ornament. What else do it is advisable rejoice?

EverQuest: Frostfell

At this level, for those who’re enjoying EverQuest, you’re in all probability very acquainted with the sport’s winter holiday. So you already know what to take pleasure in when it arrives this yr, sure?

EverQuest II: Frostfell

Or attempt the marginally brisker model, should you’d moderately! Each video games are getting a bit lengthy within the tooth at this level.

EVE On-line: 13 Days of EVE

Hold logging in and maintain getting extra rewards? That sounds fairly winter-event-ish. There’s not a lot lore to it, maybe, however it at the least enables you to look chilly even within the inky chilly of area.

Remaining Fantasy XIV: Starlight Celebration

We’re not going to know precisely what this occasion appears like till it goes reside, however datamined info factors to it being a celebration akin to Ultimate Fantasy Theatrhythm. Tapping to the beat can also be the true which means of Christmas.

Forsaken World: Winter occasions and bonuses

You don’t have to fret about making a coherent unified lore theme in the event you simply run a basic collection of seasonal occasions to coincide with the time of yr. Galaxy mind considering.

Hearthstone: Winter Veil

“Starting now through December 31, exchange happy holiday greetings with worthy opponents in a Tavern festooned with a wonderland of fancy Winter Veil decorations. Cozy up and play 100 cards to complete the Happy Winter Veil! quest to receive FOUR The Boomsday Project card packs! Then settle in for some festive Tavern Brawl fun!”

Lord of the Rings On-line: Yuletide Pageant

Gosh, each Lord of the Rings On-line occasion sounds stylish as heck. It’s probably the most enjoyable you possibly can have at a holiday celebration crammed with brief fellows and bushy ft outdoors of your uncle’s home!

Monster Hunter World: Winter Star Fest

The recreation’s first enlargement is deliberate for subsequent yr and appears to be particularly winter-themed, however why not take pleasure in a little bit of winter enjoyable forward of time with this little bit of festive holiday pleasure? It nonetheless includes searching issues and getting rewards!

Neverwinter: Winter Pageant of Simril

Boy, it actually feels such as you shouldn’t be having this type of pageant in a metropolis referred to as Neverwinter, huh? No less than it’s bringing enhancements to the fishing minigame.

Overwatch: Winter Wonderland

It all the time bothered me that we deal with this music prefer it’s a Christmas music. Look, there’s a variety of winter that isn’t in December, proper? Anyhow, Overwatch is much less concerning the music and extra about numerous thematic maps and gunplay together with new costumes. So, typical Overwatch.

Good World Worldwide: X’mas Carnival

As crass because it might sound, calling the holiday “Xmas” is definitely simply as resonant with the general traditions of the season as another identify for this specific holiday. Use of it dates again to the 16th century! So that you may give PWI props right here for being traditionally correct in its naming.

Planetside 2: Auraximas

Get a gun with festive siding, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la,
Discover a jolly tank for driving, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la,
Use a snowman for a decoy, fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la!
Auraxis celebrations of pleasure, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la!

RIFT: Fae Xmas

Whether or not you’re on the sport’s Prime servers or enjoying on the traditional stay surroundings, you’ll have the ability to benefit from the recreation’s annual holiday celebration.

Runescape: Winter Weekends

As a result of the weekends are for winter. The weeks, although… are additionally for winter, however it’s much less catchy of an occasion title.

Runes of Magic: Snowflake Pageant

“The Phirius Workshops taking a fancy to this custom would make the Snowflake Festival an even bigger event in the years to come. Each year more and more people took part in these activities creating this wonderful and exciting atmosphere that we can experience during the winter season nowadays.”

Secret World Legends: Krampusnacht

“Secret World Legends delivered a nice surprise gift for Krampusnacht 2018: new content! As in, new new, not returning-from-TSW new. Not just ‘stuff’ either, but missions. Missions — not one, but two! And one’s a new investigation mission at that! Can you tell [MJ is] a little excited?”

Skyforge: Winter Celebration

“Immortals are coming together to celebrate this very special season. The myLoot calendar is providing you with gifts for a while longer and the Soundweaver is now available to all of players! Like last year, the Winter Celebration will have many in-game events and festive rewards.”

Spiral Knights: Winterfest

“As with previous years, the Grinchlins aim to ruin Winterfest for everyone, and they’re making a pretty strong showing. No amount of coal or yellow snowballs has deterred them. Impostoclaus needs assistance in the Save Winterfest prestige mission! Help out and earn red, green, and white Winter Wish tokens.”

Star Secure: Winter Village

When you’re questioning should you ought to miss this replace, we are saying “neigh”! Thanks, we’ll be right here all week, that is truly fairly superior no matter horrible puns.

Star Trek On-line: Q’s Winter Wonderland

Q is a jerk. However on this occasion, he’s a seasonal jerk. And at the least it settles any type of debates about whether or not or not it’s winter on all the numerous planets all through the galaxy; it’s winter right here.

Star Wars Galaxies Legends: Wookiee Life Day

No one can sundown the Star Wars Holiday Particular. No one.

TERA: Wintera

There’s a brand new battleground obtainable for the sport’s annual holiday occasion his yr, so it is possible for you to to give attention to that as an alternative of the truth that the builders are simply not excellent at naming issues on this recreation. “Wintera,” actually?

Trove: Snowfest

“Winter is coming and the weatherman has called for Snowfest! Let the frosty fury of flurries begin! Beat up on baddies throughout Adventure Worlds and the Shadow Tower to stock up on Snowfest Mystery Boxes. […] Not only that, but Winter Piñatas have returned, and they are loaded with wintry wonders like the Winter Piñata mount, the Chilly Pin Head, the Slope Slider hat and much more!”

Ultima On-line: The Krampus!

Whips and obscure Germanic monsters, that’s the true which means of Christmas. Actually, that both means you’re having a very dangerous Christmas or a very good one which lots of people gained’t see that method.

WAKFU: Kwismas

This yr’s Kwismas is marked by a brand new Kometh pet, which can make it almost inconceivable to not really feel such as you’re overusing the letter Okay on this specific holiday.

Warframe: Winter Solstice

Some individuals may say that with Warframe’s far-future setting and baroque weirdness, to not point out the totally different timeframes on totally different planets, that it’s slightly odd to have a single Winter Solstice occasion throughout the sport. These individuals are liars and maniacs; it’s the Winter Solstice, really feel festive in your techno-organic dying ninja.

Wizard101: 12 Days of the Spiral

Sure, the vacations arrive in acquainted type in Wizard101. That additionally features a giveaway for every of the 12 days of Christmas, as a result of why not? It incorporates barely fewer lords-a-leaping than which may suggest, although.

World of Warcraft: Feast of Winter Vail

“The fine folks of Smokywood Pastures aren’t letting a little thing like war between the Horde and the Alliance get in the way of spreading holiday cheer—or gaining a bit of profit. Winter Veil has begun in Azeroth, and with it come all the fripperies, fineries, and delectable comestibles of the holiday.”

However wait, there’s extra…


The Massively Overpowered 2018 winter holiday roundup – It is that point once more, the time for a roundup of all of the winter holiday occasions happening within the MMO universe! The good factor about this specific holiday is that…

Black Desert: The Archer awakens, Grandpa Cron arrives, and Xbox One preorders are set for January 7 – Life is shifting quick for the brand new archer of Black Desert On-line. It seems like solely yesterday that the brand new class was sniping its approach into the sport, and now it is…

The day twinkle timber killed Ultima On-line’s Christmas – In a reasonably amusing Twitter thread by which recreation designers admit to goofy and horrible errors, Ultima On-line creator Raph Koster owned as much as a foolish error that managed to…

The Stream Staff: Enjoyable in AdventureQuest 3D’s Frostval – Massively OP’s MJ was stunned to study that AD3D’s Frostval had already began when she was off enjoying with right here little werewolf pals. Since then, it has been actually arduous to…

Fallen Earth’s Grunch occasion provides approach to the First Night time occasion – Occasions! Fallen Earth is definitely getting occasions! That alone is an effective factor when the sport has sadly quietly languished for years; it is virtually like the brand new house owners promised to actually…

Massively OP Podcast Episode 201: Beneath siege from new content material – Justin and Bree talk about holiday occasions throughout the MMO world, PlanetSide Area, SWTOR’s Jedi Beneath Siege, Elite Harmful, EverQuest, LOTRO, and Pantheon, with mailbag questions on MMO-like communities and ditching…

Fortnite brings a fortnight of holiday cheer with new occasion – Step again, twelve days of Christmas — it is time for the fourteen days of Fortnite, which can kick off in earnest tomorrow, December 19th. Every day of the occasion will…

Star Wars Galaxies’ Wookiee Life Day returns on the Legends emu – no one can sundown the Holiday Particular – If for some cause you are angling to take a look at an MMO holiday impressed by a tv particular so horrible that George Lucas has spent 40 years pretending it does not exist…

Warframe will get into the holiday spirit with greeting card contest and Tennobaum 2018 – Tenno, your mission, do you have to select to simply accept it, is to unfold holiday cheer all through the universe by participating in Warframe’s holiday greeting card contest. Gamers who need to…

Chaos Principle: Secret World Legends has a Krampusnacht content material present – right here’s your information – Whoot! Secret World Legends delivered a pleasant shock present for Krampusnacht 2018: new content material! As in, new new, not returning-from-TSW new. Not simply “stuff” both, however missions. Missions — not…

Gamigo plans holiday occasions for ArcheAge, RIFT, Trove, and Atlas Reactor too – Yesterday, Gamigo posted up simply what Defiance and Defiance 2050 are doing for Christmas, however as its press launch at this time suggests, Gamigo is the truth is doing a winter occasion for…

LOTRO loses its lead designer, begins Yuletide with two new situations – Santa’s bringing each coal and presents to Lord of the Rings On-line gamers this Christmas. First, the coal. Lengthy-time Lead Designer Ben “Dr Octothorpe” Schneider introduced on Twitter that he…

Defiance 2050 and Defiance brings the Solstice Strike on December 17 – Even within the ruined world of Defiance 2050, individuals are nonetheless gathering round to have fun the true which means of Christmas. What would that be? Weapons that shoot snowballs, clearly. Particular snowballs that…

Runes of Magic unleashes the Snowflake Pageant, new zone, and new multi-mode occasion – Sure, Runes of Magic continues to be round, and actually, it is nonetheless getting updates, together with the one which’s rolled out this week. The star of the replace is a brand new zone…

EverQuesting: It’s a money store Christmas in EverQuest II’s Frostfell – Abandon hope all ye who log in right here. That’s how I felt initially of EverQuest II’s Frostfell this previous Tuesday. As of stream time that night time, there…

Black Desert’s new Archer and tree adorning occasions are stay as Pearl Abyss units up store in California – Hope you bought your proto Archer rolled in Black Desert as a result of he is reside as of at this time and you may truly log him in and get to enjoying. “The Archer makes use of…

Elder Scrolls On-line’s winter holiday pageant arrives Thursday – Tamriel is cozying up this winter with the return of The New Life Pageant in The Elder Scrolls On-line. The enjoyable kicks off on December 13th and runs by way of the…

Ultimate Fantasy XIV’s Starlight Celebration kicks off on December 17 – Most Ultimate Fantasy XIV holidays have sure unifying traits. Not simply the truth that the holiday occasions are all the time new tales and minigames mirroring real-life holidays not precisely however intently,…

Neverwinter, Star Trek On-line, Champions On-line, and extra PWE MMOs define their Christmas occasions – PWE is dropping festive sprinkles of snow throughout its MMORPGs for Christmas this yr. In Star Trek On-line, Q’s Winter Wonderland is already stay, full with ugly sweaters and…

Winter festivities descend on each basic EverQuest and EverQuest II – Dawn is rolling Christmas out to its basic MMORPGs this week – sure, we name EverQuest I a basic, however actually, EverQuest II, which launched in 2004, is within the…

Planetside 2 is celebrating Christmas with an array of high-powered festive weapons – It is time as soon as extra for Planetside 2 gamers to rejoice the true which means of Christmas by partaking in an countless three-way factional conflict whereas sporting festive hats. Or is that the…

Dauntless’s Frostfall content material replace introduces the Hunt Move, a brand new behemoth, and new in-game occasions – The seasonal celebration of Frostfall has arrived in Dauntless, bringing with it a brand new in-game occasion, a brand new behemoth, and the inaugural season of the sport’s Hunt Move. Over the…

Star Secure is just not horsing round with its Winter Village replace – On this week’s MOP Podcast, Justin and I fielded a terrific query from a reader about non-combat MMOs. On our (depressingly brief) record was Star Secure, the lovable horse-raising/horse-riding social…

Ultima On-line patches in its new Krampus battle – The Krampus, as soon as an obscure little bit of Christmas trivia, has turn into a blessing for MMOs wanting to allow you to struggle one thing for the holiday. Now you’ll be able to struggle it in Ultima…

RIFT opens up the sport’s Fae Xmas occasion on its check servers – It isn’t precisely a enjoyable time to be a RIFT fan. The group discount and ambiguity concerning the recreation’s future following the sudden Gamigo buyout of Trion definitely does not settle any…

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland will return on December 11 – The true which means of Christmas is one thing you should use for any variety of jokes, however the true which means of winter is searching yetis with superheroes who even have weapons. Overwatch…

Monster Hunter World prepares to rejoice the winter holidays with the Winter Star Fest – There is no place like hunts for the vacations. That one is free; Monster Hunter World gamers can use that for promotions in the event that they so want. It is also applicable, provided that…

DC Universe On-line kicks off its seasonal occasion with a celebration of greed – It is the holiday season, and DC Universe On-line needs to rejoice the true which means of the season: getting stuff. Which may sound flawed, however everyone knows that your main curiosity…

RuneScape decks the halls for its Winter Weekends holiday occasion – It is starting to take a look at lot like Christmas, at the very least on the earth of Jagex’s widespread free-to-play MMO RuneScape, which this week introduced that its holiday festivities will probably be kicking…

Bless On-line brings again the Rift of Time and Area and kicks off the Winter Pageant subsequent week – It is starting to look rather a lot like… truly, I do not know any model of Christmas with this creepy snowman, and that woman’s legs look positively chilly, however OK, Bless On-line,…

Ultima On-line is including whips and Krampus for Christmas – Thanksgiving? Pff. Broadsword’s already gearing as much as launch Christmas in Ultima On-line. Publish 103 with the winter festivities hit the check server final week and will roll out for everybody…

DC Universe On-line’s holiday content material includes splendidly terrible puns and seahorse races – Sufficient with that entire Thanksgiving factor – DC Universe On-line is already shifting on to Christmas! Dawn started testing its holiday content material within the superhero MMORPG this week, and gamers,…