Design Notes

December 03, 2021

Frostval Returns for 2021

Battle through our returning seasonal events!

Frostval is a time of joy, hope, and... defending Lore from all the insane ice monsters that cannot stop attacking it?!?! Log in this weekend to battle through all our winter holiday events and unlock seasonal rewards!

/join Frostvale to begin battling through all the previous years of Frostval releases, then head to /helsgrove to take on the first of a series of holiday boss monsters designed by members of the AQWorlds player community! The concept for Helsdottir the Ancient was created by Despera, one of the winners of our Frostval Boss Monster Design contest!

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!

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!

* Giefury's name comes from the Old English noun "giefu" for "a giving, gift", which is related to the Old Norse word "giftgipt" meaning "gift; good luck." 

** Created just for you by AQW Community artist, Dominik! 

Gifts, Gift, and MORE GIFTS!

It is time to let the SLAY bells ring! Head to the /Gifthulu map to battle an all-new boss monster stocked with gifts galore. Plus, find our fourth Frostval Gift, the 0 AC Frostval DragonSlayer, in Tinsel's Gift Boxes shop. Merry Frostval!

ALL of the seasonal events from previous years will also return - that means you'll get to battle Kezeroth, Quetzal, and more... PLUS get all the holiday seasonal goodies that come with them!

Journey to Frostvale

Once again the Frost Moglins of Frostvale are opening the snow-covered gates of their town to all of Lore as they prepare for the merriest of all of Lore's holidays... Frostval! If this is your first year with AQW then you get to play through all of the previous adventures:

  • Save Frostvale, 
  • Stop the Ice Symbiote infection 
  • Watch a young Empress Gravelyn experience her first Frostval 
  • Fight to survive as Kezeroth and Karok, ice giant brothers from another world, battle to take OURS
  • Somebody PLEASE think of the children! An icy ancient horror has kidnapped them, and they need your help.
  • and get SO MANY presents with the return of Tinsel's Seasonal Frostval Shop

Later this month...

  • Adventure with Valencia and her cousin in this year's Frostval story + war
  • Generosity is rewarded
  • MORE DAILY LOGIN GIFTS
  • Frostval gifts (from armor sets to free AdventureCoins, !)

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.

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