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Introduction

The New World Winter Convergence Festival is the winter seasonal event in New World.

This event is marked by the Northern Lights in the Sky (aka Aurora Borealis). This is a time of duality and dichotomy in Aeternum as the Yeti, the Winter Wanderer comes to the land. The settlements in Aeternum are now decorated for the holiday, and gifts are being exchanged within. However, outside of the safety of the settlements, a war rages between the positive forces of Winter championed by the Winter Wanderer’s positive side, and the negative forces of Winter championed by the Winter Wanderer’s negative side. 

You will be taking on the cause of the Winter Wanderer during the Winter Convergence event to collect Winter Tokens from repeatable events across Aeternum. You can then take these tokens and turn them into a Holiday Shop to receive rare and cosmetic items.

Winter Villages

In order to begin the event, you will need to make your way over to one of the Winter Villages set up in Everfall, Monarch’s Bluff, Weaver’s Fen, or Brightwood. You can see the locations of the Villages below

Each village also contains shops lining the outside of the village that you can use to exchange gifts for tokens. You can then take those tokens back to the Yeti and purchase items from the shop. 

Winter Warrior

The Winter Warrior is an Open World Raid boss tied to the Winter Convergence event. The boss is intended for a group of 20+ players. You can find him spawning in Great Cleave, Brightwood, Edengove, Ebonscale Reach, and Brimstone Sands.

Defeating the Winter Warrior will grant you Warrior’s Hailspikes that you can exchange for 10 Winter Tokens. You will also receive 15 Dark matter for your first 3 Winter Warrior kills each day.

Once you arrive at the Winter Warrior spawn, there will be four Ice pillars that you will need to activate with your azoth staff. You will need four people to do each pillar at the same time to start. Doing so will Free the Winter Warrior and begin the fight!

During the Fight there will be several additional mobs that spawn along with “Avalanche” clumps. Players will need to clear both of these throughout the fight as they DPS the Winter Warrior down. Below are the rest of the Winter Warrior Mechanics:

  • Slam – Winter Warrior lunches forward and slams, dealing massive AOE damage
  • Charge – Winter Warrior will charge across the area dealing damage and knocking players down
  • Avalanche – Winter Warrior throws a chunk of snow at players, creating an Avalance clump.
  • Igniting Roar – Winter Warrior Growls, igniting the Avalanche balls around him into arcane bombs

Ice Caves

Along with the introduction of the Winter Convergence event also was introduced the POIs called Ice Caves. These caves are appearing because of the Winter Warrior’s desire for a Forever Winter. They are snowy and icy caves where the yeti use their powers to freeze up and make snow fall. The rest of Aeternum will begin to look like ice caves if the onslaught of the Warrior isn’t stopped. The caves will remain behind after the event as scars on the land, sources of wintry magic that refuse to melt even with the Warrior’s eventual defeat by the player. 

Ice cave Locations

There are a total of 8 Ice Caves:

  • Northeastern Cutlass Keys
  • Southern Monarch’s Bluff
  • Eastern Windward
  • Southern Everfall
  • Southern Ebonscale Reach
  • North Edengrove
  • South Edengrove
  • North Shattered Mountain

Winter Convergence Activities

There are 4 new activities to engage in during the Winter Convergence Event. Each of these events rewards the player with both winter tokens (or items to exchange for winter tokens), and event reputation. 

  • New Questline – New quests for the Holiday event. You can pick these up at the Winter Villages.
  • The Convergence Spirit – A special town project that allows you to complete special town project quests to upgrade each settlement’s tree of light for improved daily rewards. 
  • Lost Present Recovery– Lost presents are located throughout Aeternum. Find them and exchange them for winter tokens at the Winter Village Holiday Huts. There are also floating presents that can only be taken down with a ranged weapon. Upon shooting one down you will be rewarded the presents. Make sure you’re carrying a ranged weapon with you to be able to collect these. 
  • Gleamite – Gleamite showers are a random event that occur only at night throughout Aeternum. A rift will open in the sky and gleamite will fall down scattering on the ground. You will then have to mine the gleamite. You can then exchange the gleamite for winter tokens at the Winter village Holiday Hut. 

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Winter Convergence Quest Progression

Once you begin the questline upon visiting the Winter villages you will be guided through a series of Holiday Quests. These Holiday quests reward player XP, Territory Standing, Azoth, Coin, and Event Reputation. 

As you complete the quests and perform other activities (as listed above) you will receive event reputation. This event reputation works much like faction reputation. As you earn reputation with the Winter Wanderer you will progress through the ranks of:

  • Reveler – 0 Reputation
  • Celebrant – 1,000 Reputation
  • Merrymaker – 2500 Reputation
  • Joybringer – 5000 Reputation
  • Holiday Regent – 9000 Reputation

As you progress through the ranks you will unlock the next tier in the holiday store (much like the faction store) that will allow you to purchase holiday event-specific food that will double the amount of gleamite crystals gathered from gleamite shards and chunks, armor, and weapons from tier II up to tier V, Ice themed furniture, and armor and weapon patterns. 

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Winter Tokens

Winter tokens are the currency of the Winter Convergence Festival and can be used to purchase items within the Winter Convergence Shop. In order to obtain winter tokens, you must engage in the Winter Activities that were listed above. 

Some of the activities, such as gathering a present or gleamite will reward you with items that can be exchanged for tokens. The exchange rate is as follows:

  • Winter Token – Presents: 3 Recovered Presents for 1 Winter Token
  • Winter Token – Gleamite: 10 Gleamite for 1 Winter Token
  • Premium Winter Token: Exchange 25 Winter Tokens to obtain a premium winter token
  • Winter Token X25: Exchange 1 premium Winter Token for 25 regular Winter Tokens
  • Winter Token X10 for 1 Warrior’s Hailspike

The premium tokens are used to purchase the furniture, tier V gear, a give present emote, and a pet rabbit for your house. The remaining items cost regular Winter tokens. 

In order to obtain winter tokens you can complete the quests from the Yeti, grab the presents from the tree in each settlement, the gift sacks from the winter villages, or farm gleamite crystals and presents in the open world.

Each gift pile that you loot in any settlement will include 4 presents (previously 1) per player, but you may only interact with 3 Trees of Light daily to get the gifts. Gift piles will also include 2 White Gypsum and 1 random holiday food.

Each gift sack that you loot in the winter village will now provide 3 presents (previously 1) on the first interaction, but you may only interact with 1 Gift Sack daily. Gift sacks will also include 1 random holiday food.

New World Winter Convergence Festival

Winter Convergence Shop

Rank 1 – Reveler

You will be able to purchase the Holiday Food. This food will be important to your progression in the event, and you will want to have it active as you gather gleamite crystals because you will be able to obtain double the amount of gleamite crystals gained when gathering from gleamite shards and chunks. 

ItemTypeYear Introduced
Spiced NogConsumable2022
MealiewrapConsumable2022
Convergence CakeConsumable2022
Buttercream PuddingConsumable2022
Gingersnap CookieConsumable2022

Rank 2 – Celebrant

At this rank, you will be able to purchase the event Instrument Skins and some winter themed housing items!

ItemTypeYear Introduced
Flute of the Winter StarInstrument Skin – Flute2022
Convergence CacophonyInstrument Skin – Guitar2022
Yeti-Fur Bass Instrument Skin – Bass2022
The Beat of Winter Instrument Skin – Drum2022
Chilly Melody Instrument Skin – Mandolin2022
Snowcapped ChairHouse Decoration2022
Snowcapped ShelfHouse Decoration2022
Snowcapped NightstandHouse Decoration2022
Snowcapped LanternHouse Decoration2022

Rank 3 – Merrymaker

At this rank, you will be able to obtain a Snowcapped Rabbit sculpture and level 40 Weapons that have a Winter Convergence Theme.

ItemTypeYear Introduced
Snowcapped RabbitHousing Decoration2022
Iceburst Gear Score 400 Sword2022
Frigid Bulwark Gear Score 400 Round Shield2022
Aegis of Ice Gear Score 400 Kite Shield2022
Blizzard’s Fury Gear Score 400 Bow2022
FrostbarrelGear Score 400 Musket2022
IcebarrelGear Score 400 Blunderbuss2022
Winter’s War HammerGear Score 400 War Hammer2022
Frozen ShardGear Score 400 Hatchet2022
Everchill CleaverGear Score 400 Great Axe2022
Cold CalamityGear Score 400 Greatsword2022
Tip of the IcebergGear Score 400 Rapier2022
IcicleGear Score 400 Spear2022
Sizzling SnowGear Score 400 Fire Staff2022
Cold’s CureGear Score 400 Life Staff2022
Crystalline GauntletGear Score 400 Ice Gauntlet2022
Bitter ShadowGear Score 400 Void Gauntlet2022
Swinging SnowballGear Score 400 Flail2023

Rank 4 – Joybringer

At this rank, you will be able to purchase more housing items, the Give Present Emote, Winter Wanderer’s Cloak, and Timeless Shard Like patterns for weapons and Armor that give your items a Winter Convergence appearance.

ItemTypeYear Introduced
Snowcapped Dining TableHousing Decoration2022
Snowcapped BookcaseHousing Decoration2022
Snowcapped ChandelierHousing Decoration2022
Snowcapped BedHousing Decoration2022
Snowcapped Boar SculptureHousing Decoration2022
Snowcapped Stag SculptureHousing Decoration2022
Festive “Toy” RabbitHousing Decoration2022
Give Present EmoteEmote2022
Winter Wanderer’s Cloak SkinArmor Skin2022
Wooden MobileHousing Decoration2023
Festive CenterpieceHousing Decoration2023
Gleamite String LightsHousing Decoration2023
Choochoo Train SetHousing Decoration2023

Rank 5 – Holiday Regent

Holiday Regent is the final rank of the event. At this rank, you unlock the Yeti sculpture, House pet, More armor skins, Emotes, a Camp Skin, and Legendary Armor and Weapon patterns.

ItemTypeYear Introduced
Snowcapped Yeti SculptureHousing Decoration2022
Wittl’ Winter WiskersHousing Decoration2022
Winter Wanderer’s Helm SkinArmor Skin2022
Winter Wanderer’s Flowing Cloak SkinArmor Skin2022
Winter Warrior’s Helm SkinArmor Skin2022
Winter Warrior’s Glove SkinArmor Skin2022
Winter Scale Coat SkinArmor Skin2022
Gleamite Juggle EmoteEmote2022
Throw Snow EmoteEmote2022
Shruggy Dance EmoteEmote2022
The Winter Gem Camp SkinCamp Skin2023
Pristine Gleamite (Limit: One purchase per week)Crafting Material2023
Azoth Inductor (Limit: One purchase per week)Crafting Material2023
Chromatic Seal (Limit: One purchase every 3 days)Crafting Material2023
Golden Wreath Coat skinArmor Skin2023
Golden Wreath Helmet SkinArmor Skin2023
Golden Wreath Pants SkinArmor Skin2023
Golden Wreath Gloves SkinArmor Skin2023
Winter Warrior’s Leggings SkinArmor Skin2023
Winter Warrior’s Boots SkinArmor Skin2023
Pop the Bottle EmoteEmote2023
Ice Skate EmoteEmote2023
Jingle Bell EmoteEmote2023
Intricate Igloo Camp SkinCamp Skin2023

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Pristine Gleamite

Pristine Gleamite new world

Along with the 2023 event, one of the new items being added to the event shop is Pristine Gleamite. This is a new crafting material that can be utilized to craft gear score 700 items. However, these items come locked with 3 perks.

All of the weapons come locked with Keen, Attunement, and Luck with the exception of the Life Staff. The life staff comes with Blessed, Attunement, and Luck. The shields also come locked with the luck perk.

The armor is also 700 gear score, however it comes locked with 3 perks as well. You can craft light medium or heavy variants. They all come locked with Health, Enchanted Ward, Luck, and Magnify.

New World Winter Convergence Festival Guide Conclusion

That does it for our New World Convergence Festival Guide. For more on other New World Seasonal Events, check out our Rabbit’s Revenge guide!