Just a reminder that Season 1 quests are about to conclude after today (not to be confused with Xmas Activities).

We hope you've enjoyed our first Seasonal Quests content release! Thanks for participating and we hope to provide as much or more fun in the next one and in future seasons. :) Stay tuned for updates about the next season

As the festive season twinkles with lights and joy, the team wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you. Your dedication and enthusiasm in exploring our world and engaging in epic adventures make this journey truly special.

This holiday season, we hope you’ve enjoyed the festive spirit in Shards of Britannia, collecting Christmas goodies, and reveling in the unique experiences our game offers. Your presence in our community is the greatest gift, and seeing you spend your free time with us is genuinely heartwarming.

May this holiday season fill your life with happiness, peace, and plenty of gaming fun! We’re thrilled to have you with us and look forward to sharing many more adventures in the coming year.

Happy Gaming and Happy Holidays!

In the mystical realm of Windemere, a dire threat looms on the horizon. The formidable Frostfang the Ravager and his savage horde have established their chilling camp in the unforgiving South-Eastern reaches of our land. Only the bravest souls can rise to the challenge and combat the icy terrors that threaten our world.

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The Snowball Fight event is about to start again for the season:

  • Snowball Fights are a PVP event that requires no skill and no items, all characters welcome!
  • The event will run every 2 hours, avoiding overlapping with Faction Pillar events & server restarts; Players can also manually start the fight by using the Giant Snowball teleporter at Windemere bank and talking to the Snowball Fight Coordinator (requires at least 4 players from different households to be in the lobby)
  • Before the event starts, portals will be created at each bank that leads to the Snowball Fight Arena waiting area
  • Online characters will be sent a notification that the event is about to start with an option to Teleport To Event; this can be disabled in the Notifications Settings (fixed previous issues with pop-up appearing even when ignored)
  • What's not allowed in the arena: Bandages, Potions, Pets (please bank your resources first, dismount & leave your pets in the waiting area or stables)
  • After a 15 minute waiting period the game will begin and an Entrance Portal will be created for a minute at the entrance to the arena, please enter this portal immediately!
  • After entering the arena there will be a 1 minute cooldown where you will remain hidden while other players load, after which you will become un-hidden and ready to start throwing!
  • Snowball Fights require at least 2 players and no more than 20 players, and the game is Free For All
  • The match will last 20 minutes or until someone gets 20 kills, whichever comes first
  • The objective is to Pick-up & Use snowballs and Throw them at other players
  • Players will automatically receive 1 Snowball when joining and you can find more on the ground
  • Snowballs have a 90% chance to hit your target & they will do 50% damage
  • You can Dodge snowballs by breaking line-of-sight or going out of range from the thrower
  • You will also need to dodge periodic Giant Rolling Snowballs; these will flatten you if they run you over, freezing you in place for a moment, these will dissolve once they reach the water
  • There's a chance to find Ice Bombs on the ground. Ice Bombs can be thrown like a grenade to freeze nearby players for a few seconds
  • The Snow Cannon can be used, with a snowball in your backpack as ammo, to shoot Homing Snowballs that will follow the first player that comes within range and performs a normal Snowball Hit on them, giving credit to the shooter if they die
  • Temporary heal potions can be found in the hidden Chests around the arena that may offer you a lifeline to stay in the game longer
  • Tied matches are settled with a Sudden Death match where all of the tied players will be put into a final match until the last person standing becomes the winner
  • All participants will receive a trophy etched with their game stats
  • During the Xmas Season (dates TBD), participants will also receive Candy Canes that can be traded for Xmas Gifts
  • You can use the command /snowballfight during the match to check your stats, or /leavesnowballfight to leave the match and forfeit

Santa's Workshop has appeared in the North Pole, SW of Windemere, and the Elves are busy at work on the gifts for this Christmas! Stay tuned in the coming days for more news from the North Pole

Winter activities are just around the corner and soon will commence the snowball fight competition as well as holiday popup camps and Santas Workshop. More details to follow in the coming days!

This is just a reminder that the Thanksgiving activities are coming to an end after the daily restart. Mr Gobbles will go back to his nest and Autumna Leafwhisperer thanks you for helping save the feast! Thanks for participating, we hope you've had fun! We look forward to expanding on the features we've experimented with in future events.

Dear Adventurers,

We've got some important updates regarding PvP changes and bug fixes. Your patience and feedback have been crucial, and we appreciate your understanding as we work to enhance your Shards of Britannia experience.

Here's what's coming:

  • More adjustments to address Season's refresh issues. Thank you for your continued patience.
  • Hearthlight Torch buff persistence when changing zones. Tents can be crafted correctly in groups.
  • Faction Events will buff teams with fewer players, aiming to balance the damage received.
  • Fix the bug allowing weapons to be equipped while holding a spell.
  • Ranged weapons will require the full weapon-draw delay to fire after equipping.
  • Fix murder counts occasionally given to opposing members of faction teams.

Please note that Faction Event adjustments are an experiment and will be fine-tuned based on your feedback. Your voices matter, and your troubles are being addressed. Thanks for being part of Shards of Britannia!

Happy Thanksgiving, we are thankful for you all!

Update: Nov 25th @ 5:45AM UTC:

  • We're working on a Thanksgiving style boss encounter that will require teamwork and a Turkey Cannon to complete, we'll try to have it launched by the next daily restart on Nov 25th
  • Note: Please make sure to use the Quest Log to keep track of your progress on the Thanksgiving Quest -- this can be opened on the Menu Bar or by pressing L (by default), this is how you will keep track of what exactly you need to do for the quest

Update: Nov 24th @ 5AM UTC:

  • We've added a brand new Thanksgiving Quest, where you can help save the Thanksgiving Feast for the townspeople!
  • Autumna Leafwhisper, the Thanksgiving Organizer, will be stationed on top of Empath Abbey bank in Yew to recruit your help until Mon at 9am UTC
  • This quest can be completed once per character and offers a chance at some unique handouts, including:
    • Not-a-Turkey Mount (Chicken Ethereal Mount)
    • Autumn Vines House Add-on (3 varieties)
    • Pilgrim Hat (+2 other hats)
    • Festive Food & Alcohol

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing some time with us 🦃

UPDATE: The outage has been resolved and the Shards of Britannia server should be available again shortly

There's an unexpected outage with the Legends of Aria services preventing players from logging into the game right now. We've alerted those involved and hope the issue is resolved quickly, thanks for your patience!

This is an update that Halloween activities are coming to an end!

Halloween spawns have ceased and the Halloween Dungeon is now closed.

The Halloween Candy vendors will remain until the end of the month so you can complete any final candy trades or purchases

The Bazaar vendors on Yew bank will remain until the end of the month

Thanks to everyone for participating and we hope you've had as much fun as we did!

(Note: end of the month time is Dec 1st 9am UTC)

The results are in for the Halloween 2023 House Decoration Contest!

The staff has voted and ranked the following winners:

  1. International House of Mojo by Guybrush
  2. Halloween House designed by Taria
  3. Halloween Deco 2023 by Zarnack

The winners will receive a Toxic Kettle filled with some Halloween Candy for spending, and some customized Halloween goodies 🎃

We will drop your gifts off shortly!

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all participants! You all made some amazing creations and we can't wait to see what you come up with next!

The server is coming back online now.

During the next restart, the server will remain offline for up to an hour to conduct additional maintenance tasks. Please keep an eye on #news in Discord for an announcement as to when the server will be available again.

Thank you for your patience.

Update: As some of you may have noticed, this didn't go ahead - it will now happen during the next maintenance window.

We are working diligently to address the recent lag issues which causes stuttering and freezes in-game from time to time. We hope to have the issues improved very soon and appreciate your patience through the rough patches!

UPDATE: We have deployed a few fixes in the past couple of days to address some causes of server lag & stuttering.

Congratulations to the 2023 Halloween Lottery winners! 1st - Zandel Q, 2nd - Zookeeper, 3rd - Mordred. We will be in touch shortly to give out your prizes!

UPDATE: The deadline for the Halloween Deco Contest has passed and entries will no longer be accepted. The staff will be ranking and deciding the top 3 entries and the winners will be announced this weekend. Winners will receive a bag of Halloween Candy & a special customized Halloween gift! Stay tuned for the results and thanks to those who have participated

It's time for another Halloween House Decoration Contest!

Entries will be accepted starting immediately and the drawing will take place on Nov 8th, as Halloween activities come to an end.

Prizes will be announced at a later date (soon)

Please submit your entries in https://discord.com/channels/369023244038045697/1164918861167083550

The server is coming back online now and will be available shortly. Thanks for your patience.

We will be performing extended maintenance on our server cluster at this time and as a result, the game may remain offline for up to 4 hours. Please keep an eye on #news in Discord for a notification as to when the game will be available again.

Thank you for your patience.

We've made an update to our Rules page within the Communication Rules section. We've added a new section called 'Accusations of Favoritism or Nepotism.' We kindly request that you review the updated rules page to ensure your behavior aligns with our community standards. Thank you for your cooperation! https://shardsofbritannia.com/rules