Upon opening a present, a hero or villain would find that if they were "nice," they would enjoy a nice reward. If they were "naughty," however, they would find themselves surrounded by the Winter Horde, ready to make their holidays downright dangerous!
"Naughty" presents spawn groups of Winter Horde, whose spawn size is based on team members. Use caution when opening presents away from teammates.
Changed in the 2009 event, when enough (need number) presents have been opened in any zone, a Winter Lord (Giant Monster) will spawn (previously, Winter Lord spawns were random occurrences on large teams). When the Winter Lord is defeated, he leaves behind a huge present (marked on the map) and a timer starts counting down. Anyone who clicks on the huge present before the timer reaches zero will be teleported to Lord Winter's realm when the timer reaches 0:00. Here, they face off against Lord Winter and his Winter Guardians and will earn Candy Canes, Reward Merits, and the Lord/Lady of Winter badge for defeating Lord Winter.
|Entrance to Lord Winter's Realm|
| Toy Collector|
You have amassed a vast collection of holiday gifts!
| Cold Warrior|
| Frozen Fury|
You helped defeat a manifestation of the Winter Lord, who brought his cold wrath to Paragon City.
| Lord of Winter|
Opening presents will also potentially award Candy Cane Salvage, which can be redeemed for a variety of badges, temp powers, and costume pieces from past winter events.
A festive piece of peppermint candy to celebrate the holidays. Seek the Candy Keeper in the winter chalet in Pocket D, as he collects these candy canes in return for hard to aquire treasures.
- Main Article: Candy Keeper
The Candy Keeper allows players to turn in Candy Cane Salvage for a variety of rewards.
- Temporary Powers
- Golden Rings and Joyful Badge
- Renewal of Light and Miraculous Badge
- Holiday Rocket Pack and Longbow Reservist Badge (heroes) or Jet-Setter Badge (villains)
- Holiday Spirit
- Build Snow Beast
- Costume Items
- Furry Gloves and Crystallized Badge
- Furry Boots and Frosty Badge
- Stocking Cap
- Flaming Naughty Halo
- Golden Nice Halo
- Invention Recipes
- Winter's Gift: Run Speed, Jump, Flight Speed, Range
- Winter's Gift: Run Speed, Jump, Flight Speed, Range/End
- Winter's Gift: Slow Resistance (20%)
It should be noted that if you already have the badge, then the badge will not display, however the Costume Item or Temporary Power associated with that badge will still show up and you can trade in Candy Canes for them. This is different from Father Time's mission reward menu in which if you choose a reward for which you already have the badge, you'll get nothing.