Zomg AO 20th anniversary event: June 16 - July 19! :leet:

Event Extended through the weekend!

0mgwtf. 20 years.

…We made it!

It’s not every day a game can say they’ve been up and running for 20 years, and yet here we are. We’re not even sure where to begin - aside from our fateful launch on June 27, 2001. It was… well, a little rough, but we think you’ve handled it with GRACE and Proficiency.

We’ll take a trip down the memory wormhole a little later, but for now we’d like to simply offer our sincerest gratitude for your passion, your imagination, and your support through TWO DECADES of Anarchy Online!

So, hey, let’s talk about what we’ve got in store this year! Our 20th anniversary celebration runs June 16th through July 14 19.

New Special Offer

A new subscription offer is now available! This year’s reward, the Preserved Colonist set, is an all-new armor set available for those who take advantage of the special offer. Purchase 3 months for the back slot, 6 months for the chest piece and back slot, or get a vacuum-packed set at 12 months containing everything but the helmet!

You’ll also get Combat Nano Can: Premium Experience Boost at each tier.

Like last year, there’s also a Shadowlands-only offer for sloobs who’re looking for a special deal when upgrading. Please note: this special bundle will upgrade your Shadowlands subscription into a full subscription!

Items from this offer may be claimed on each character on your account.

AND, finally, you’ll get the Funcom Points you would have gotten from a vanilla subscription in the special offer, too!

You can get the offer from the ‘Special Offers’ button on the account page!

Note: This was a limited-time special offer only available during the 20th Anniversary Event. The offer expired July 19th, 2021 and is no longer available for purchase.

Daily Login Rewards

For a limited time during the event, you’ll get access to special daily login rewards featuring unique rewards and absolutely, totally original and 100% legally distinct items that aren’t in any way referencing other classic video games released in 2001! Plus, one of the rewards is the helmet from the new Preserved Colonist, so try not to miss out!



Special Encounters

The Tinker once again arrives at Newland Desert! Help her eliminate Desert Nomads to find parts for the many gifts she wants to make. Desert Nomads spawn across Newland Desert, Mort, Perpetual Wastelands and Broken Shores.

The beloved Desert Rider world event is also back, spawning everyone’s favorite raid encounters throughout the world. Defeat them for extra gifts and rewards, and a chance to storm the Desert Nomad fortress!

Upon defeating a Desert Rider, a personal teleport beacon is left behind. Access it before it deactivates to gain access to a hidden Desert Nomad fort! This incursion scales to players of all levels. Desert Nomads encountered here will offer unique rewards, with the Officers potentially dropping pieces of the Elite Desert Nomad armor!

The Tinker will reward you for your efforts, especially if you walk the extra mile to get her the items she needs! Extra vanity rewards await you if you assist her in collecting 250 items. She will complete a gift with 500 items!

New with the 20th anniversary event is the Desert Nomad Arena: a single-team endgame raid encounter where you may challenge The Desert Rider’s lieutenant! This encounter is accessible after killing the Desert Rider. You must be Level 201+ to challenge this boss. Good luck: You mess with this bull, and you’ll get the horns!

World Bosses

The BIG TROX Loren Warr is back once again as an outdoor raid boss! Warr may be found along the outskirts of Newland. They’re as tough as ever, so don’t let yourself get stomped into dust! Unless, you know… you’re into that sort of thing. We’re not here to judge.

New to Rubi-Ka “5”, big and bad reimaginings of classic bosses are back as world bosses! Abmouth, Zaal, T.A.M., Cerubin, and Atma must be stopped, and you can look forward to some sweet loot as a reward for defeating them!

These big bads are only back for a limited time!


Well, that’s about it for what to expect ingame this year! Stay tuned a little later for a look back at the history of Anarchy Online and a special interview with veteran developers coming soon!

And hey, thanks so much again for everything. It’s been an incredibly challenging year for many, and we’re thrilled to have you with us.

Yep, even you troublemakers on Discord. :kiss:

The Anarchy Online team


Hi all! Quick update on anniversary event stuff and dates; we decided to add some extra time to the event and offers. The new end date of the anniversary activities (such as boss spawns) and special offers is 2021-07-19T13:00:00Z.


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