This is an annual live event that begins in mid-to-late March or April, close to the real-world celebration of the Spring Equinox and/or Easter.
To check the exact dates, log into the game and click the EQ2 button in the bottom right of your screen and choose Calendar from the list of options that opens. Keep in mind that the start date and end of (most) events is midnight PST, due to the location of the main office of Daybreak.
Check your mail for an announcement of this event on Live servers. The event lore, sent via an in-game mail can be found at the end of this page if you accidentally delete the in-game version of the announcement.
This is a rather brief event (typically five days) that has very simple activities, rather than the complex quests seen with most other live events.
New in 2020Edit
- Editors: This section highlights new content added most recently. Please move any info into the main article below when/if newer content is live each year and add a new
Overseer Quests: Dryad DangerEdit
- Starting quest is Overseer Quest: Dryad Danger - Hemponia in Everfrost.
- Second quest is Overseer Quest: Dryad Danger - Nettelia in Withered Lands.
- Third quest is Overseer Quest: Dryad Danger - Save the Flutterwasps.
- Notes: As with all holiday Overseer quests, starting these require:
- The account has purchased Blood of Luclin (& therefor has the Overseer Feature)
- The character completed the "Welcome, Overseer." achievement (found in Quests / Overseer Quests section)
- No character on the account is currently working on the Dryad Danger quest line.
Rather than quests, this event is all about the hunt! Hiding within the major home cities (those with player housing) are several egg-themed pets. Without any combat, players can capture these eggs. Grab them before they move!
Egg Hunting SpoilersEdit
A Beast'r Egg Hunting Guide was created for players who are completionists looking to attain the Achievements (and titles) or those who collect fluff and/or house pets. It lists common egg locations and has other hunt tips.
Impatient players can R click on any named, epic city guard and select the Find NPC option to ask them for help. If an egg is nearby, the guard will mark the map (press M to open it) and a waypoint might lead to an egg location if no one else has collected it or the egg hasn't run away again. Ask the guard using the NPC name, "Beast" but expect mixed results, since it can point you toward the vendors or the activated pets of other players. The most difficult location to hunt eggs in is Greater Faydark, because the guards are rather close to the merchant and they will point you to the same location many times over. Asking a guard for "Eggschanger" will send you to the city's event merchant.
Players can buy festive items or exchange their captured egg fluff pets (from summoned) for the house-item version of the same type. The collectible event "shinies" (glowing in purple) are found near the NPCs for this event.
- See the Beast'r Eggstravaganza Merchant Items page for a list of items to buy.
- Darklight Wood: ( 519, -38, -230 ) /waypoint 519, -38, -230 (Down the road from the Griffin Tower in this zone)
- Freeport: ( -82, -37, 8 ) /waypoint -82, -37, 8 (In the small merchant courtyard near the guild registar)
- Frostfang Sea: ( 86, 145, -63 ) /waypoint 86, 145, -63 (Behind the Carin of the Huntress shrine)
- Greater Faydark: ( 197, 111, 143 ) /waypoint 197, 111, 143 (Near the bank in Old Kelethin)
- Qeynos Province District: ( 624, 0, -15 ) /waypoint 624, 0, -15 (In the grove area, rather than the city)
- Timorous Deep: ( 2215, 55, 1094 ) /waypoint 2215, 55, 1094 (near the Gorowyn Beach Station)
Whether you are hunting them in the wild, you summon a captured egg to follow you, or place one in your home after visiting the Eggschanger Merchant, the Beast'r Eggs all have the corresponding appearances below.
Players must visit at least three locations and collect three location-limited shinies (nine total) to complete tthe collection Colorful Egg Shells. The shinies are all located near the same area as the merchant and celebrating NPCs. See the section about merchants for general locations.
The shinies are grouped by location with three found in the same general area. Players can hunt shinies based on the locations' alignment, but it's only necessary to visit one of the two locations in the table below to collect the three shinies found there.
For example, visit Freeport or Qeynos, NOT both of those locations, as they have the same shinies available.
Lower level-characters may want to visit the option that matches their alignment (based on their character's home city) to avoid be attacked by guards.
|Locations||Collectible Shinies Available|
|Timorous Deep or Frostfang Sea||Peach Spotted Shell, Blush Striped Shell, Lime Zig-Zagged Shell|
|Darklight Wood or Greater Faydark||Fuchsia Striped Shell, Plum Spotted Shell, Lavender Zig-Zagged Shell|
|Freeport or Qeynos Province District||Lemon Zig-Zagged Shell, Cerulean Spotted Shell, Periwinkle Striped Shell|
This event has two achievements
- Beast'r Egg Hunter for finding each of the five original eggs, with a title-reward of Eggcellent Adventurer
- Accomplished Beast'r Egg Hunter for finding six newer eggs, with a title-reward of Eggceptional Adventurer
Per the official announcement, the lore for the event centers on the theme of Springtime growth:
- Every year as we enter the season of Growth, Tunare whispers to the animals of the forest to let them know that the Spring season is arriving. In their bubbling excitement, the animals will behave exuberantly as they await the gifts of nature that come to them during the season of renewal. During this time, the excitable critters sometimes leave gifts for the realm of man as a way to share their joy in the coming of spring.
Retired Items or QuestsEdit
This event does not have any retired items as of 2019.
General Info and AnnouncementEdit
The official Daybreak event announcement for 2019.