Wintersday is in full swing in Guild Wars 2 and players are busy fighting off malfunctioning toys, throwing snowballs, and playing the choir bells.  One of the more popular additions to the holiday event is the Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle.  The new platforming exercise draws comparisons to the beloved Mad King’s Clocktower, but while they both are timed jumping puzzles, the similarities stop there.

The Clocktower was only completed by a small percentage of the player base and was an extremely difficult and taxing experience.  Despite the difficulty, players loved the challenge and the exotic level rewards were top-notch.  While the Winter Wonderland jumping puzzle is much easier, it sports many improvements over the Clocktower including: multiple paths so other players aren’t in your way, the ability to watch other players go through the puzzle, and snowballs on the waiting platform to chuck at your friends!

While the rewards are fairly tame, you can repeat the jumping puzzle each day for another gulp of karma and other assorted goodies.  Overall, the Winter Wonderland is an extremely fun experience set in a gorgeous wintry environment.  It’s even more incredible when you extend your awareness skyward and realize where this entire experience takes place.

I hope this video guide helps you complete this frosty jumping puzzle and let me know how many attempts it took you in the comment section below!  For more Guild Wars 2 Wintersday videos, head over to my YouTube channel.

  • Nick Cattane

    2 attempts – always fun to do a new puzzle, but rather easy.

  • Matthew Riddle

    Fun jumping puzzle. Near the end, I was like, “where is richie now? OMG DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THAT SPOT!” jumping puzzle within jumping puzzle. Injumption or something. (inception joke).

  • Miguel Crespo

    why cant WoW have events like this.. ;(

    • Dularr

      I hope not, if I want jumping puzzles, I’ll go play GW2. Got them both.

      I’m having the best time in WoW for any MMO holiday event ever.  Been sparing with the allies almost every day over The Abominable Greench. Got to love World PvP in your holiday events.  Bless you CRZ.

    • Matthew Riddle

      why not? they’ve copied every other good thing out there.

  • Dularr

    Good video.  Really enjoyed watching it. 

    • Richie Procopio

      Thank you, sir.  I appreciate it.

  • Steven Barker

    Getting to the end is all about luck, not skill.
    Luck to get an easier path and not get a stupidly big character’s butt filling up the entire screen.

    • Dularr

      Richie’s norn doesn’t have a big butt, it’s just big bone.

      • Richie Procopio

        I’m not fat, I’m just festively plump!

    • Eric

      what luck? the paths aren’t identical but none of the have some stupid impossible jump that the others lack. The jumps are easy and straightforward. 

      The q-bert present stack warns you before they pop, and if your fast enough, you don’t even have to worry about them popping anyways. the wind should only trick you once, its pretty obvious how to avoid the giant snowballs at the end, and not standing in red circles should be fairly automatic at this point.

  • Rasmus Nielsen

    I enjoyed this one, actually completed it too!

  • Enderle

    4th try, oh yeah :D
    BUT you forgot one important Reward.

    You get to see the cutest Quaggan ever.
    There is a little baby quaggan with a little red bow on her head.
    I imagine Elizabeth must have gone crazy XD

    • Krzysztof Kotarba

      they should put quaggan on the way so not a single woman would end this jumping puzzle

  • Krzysztof Kotarba

    I suck totally at jumping stuff :/

  • Corey “Crimzen” Jenkins

    Awesome  video Richie

  • Ali

     A tip for the Gift Box part towards the end:  GO TO THE OUTSIDES; those presents don’t explode (that I have noticed).  I tired going up the center and kept getting blown off  :(