Toypocalpyse Guide

The central Toypocalypse area in Guild Wars 2 Wintersday

Toypocalypse is a tower defense game available during the seasonal GW2 Wintersday festival. Toypocalypse is required for unlocking Winter’s Presence, for annual achievements, and occasionally for a festival daily. This guide shows you the best way to play (and win!) Toypocalypse with minimum effort.

The official Guild Wars 2 wiki has an extensive Toypocalypse strategy guide available. But there’s no need to make things that complicated.

Be Prepared

Toypocalypse can be very tedious. A full session consists of 10 rounds, and can take 30 minutes or more to complete. For most of that time, you’ll be building siege or waiting for materials to respawn.

Before you enter Toypocalypse, queue up a podcast or some videos to watch to help pass the time.

Build Siege

Pick up Snow and Scraps. These bundles spawn at random around the map. Use them to build snowmen, ballistas, and catapults.

It’s better to build more individual units than to upgrade existing ones. Build in a circle around the edge of the central pavilion.

After the central pavilion is protected by siege items, start building clusters of siege elsewhere on the map. It’s useful to build siege in the general area where enemies spawn, and inside the grid of walls north of the central pavilion.


Keep building siege. Don’t bother attacking enemies unless they enter the central pavilion.

If you die, you have to wait for the respawn timer countdown before you can respawn.

Don’t worry about rezzing other downed players. They will respawn when their timer is up.

If you need to heal, interact with one of the four dolyaks on the central pavilion.

If the dolyaks need to heal, feed them hay. Hay spawns around the outer perimeter of the central pavilion.


When Toxx appears, call out a target on her (Ctrl + T). Attack Toxx, and use any knockbacks to drive her away from the dolyaks in the center.


Keep building siege until the match is over.

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