New World is kicking off its next event, the Year of the Dragon, on February 7th. Described as a “micro-event,” Year of the Dragon, the Lunar New Year event provides new rewards to earn, including a fully named armor set only available as part of the Year of the Dragon micro-event.
Drawing on that inspiration, Level Designer Nix Du explained that many of the activities you do in real-life celebrations for this holiday are available in-game, from eating vast amounts of food to lighting fireworks and even getting some rewards for being there.
The devs explain that despite the corruption and madness claiming much of the island, the inhabitants of Ebonscale Reach are reviving this tradition. As part of this celebration, players can treat themselves to the vast hordes of food at the Longtable Banquet, cooking up hotpot with the ingredients found there. You can check out the fireworks display at Fortune’s Crossing every in-game evening throughout the event, which ends on February 21st.