Oortmas is Coming!!!
Tis the Boundless Season! Join in on the festivities starting December 15, 2022, at 6 AM CST (noon GMT). The forecasters are predicting The Known Worlds of Boundless will be experiencing snowy conditions, and reports of the local wildlife wrapped up warm in their traditional Oortmas hats.
For those of you who have yet to be visited by the Ghost of Oortmas past, let’s recap just how the Boundless universe changes over the holiday season. Those festive Oortmas creatures will drop extra-special Green Candy Canes. These are then used to craft decorative Gift Boxes and festive Oortmas trees to decorate your builds.
Snowball Meteorites 101
For the duration of the Winter Event, special Snowball Fight Meteorites will occur on Starter Worlds. Rather than a regular strike, a giant Snowball will crash to the surface of the World, bringing with it a swarm of special Snow Spitters, which will launch their chilly projectiles at Citizens and are impervious to regular Weapons.
You’ll have to fight snow with snow! Gather enough Ice from the Meteorite to Handcraft a Bag of Snowballs, and give the icy critters everything you’ve got! These will do direct damage to one target and are only effective against Snow Spitters. There will also be no Defeat Penalty on these events, with Players instead building up ‘embarrassment’ from being hit before heading to the sanctum having lost their ‘Meteorite Life.’ As well as Red Candy Canes, the rewards for these Snowball Fights include Food, Brews, and Gifts. Poorly behaved Citizens may end up with Coal…
What else is coming?
Red Candy Canes are used to craft Snow Citizens and Twinkles, giving your beacon some festive cheer for the winter. Not forgetting the ever-loveable Oortmas Oorty will be craftable once again!
Elsewhere, our previous Oortmas wearables are back in exchange for two weeks only, with the Father Oortmas beards, with the Oortmas Hat, and three designs of Winter Scarf all returning from last year, and 2018’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Wildstock antlers and Snow Citizen mask joining them on sale once again.
You’ll also want to keep an eye out for special Candy Seeds, which are planted to grow the Candy Totem tool as a crop, an Oortmas miracle!
There’s a lot to see and do at Oortmas, and we can’t wait to experience it with you! Oortmas won’t be around for long; you’ll have two weeks to enjoy the festivities (end date December 29 AM, 6 AM CST (noon GMT).