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Year of the Pig King is an event in Don't Starve Together that began on January 24, and ended on March 7, 2019. It is inspired by the Chinese Year of the Pig, which starts from February 5, 2019, and ends on January 24, 2020. In the Chinese zodiac, each year is related to an animal in a 12-year cycle.

It is similar to the Year of the Gobbler and the Year of the Varg events, which came in the years before, and shares mechanics with them, such as the Offerings crafting tab, and most craftable items from those events. However, there are several additions and differences implemented into this event, especially concerning the obtainment of Lucky Gold Nuggets. Players can revisit this event by setting Events to Year of the Pig King in the World Customization menu.

During the official Year of the Pig King event, the Pig King Hat Skin was given to players upon opening the game. Spring Chests had a chance of dropping in place of Classy items as part of the weekly skin drops.

Pig Shrine Pig ShrineEdit

Wilson Portrait
More stuff to make.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Where's the shrine to me?

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is pretty piggy.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
A tribute to gluttony.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
NONFLESH TRIBUTE TO FLESHSACK

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A Porcine tribute.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Would ya look at that.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
How quaint.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
'Tis a tribute wörthy öf the Pig Göds.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
We can make some fun stuff now!

Webber

Winona Portrait
A bunch of things to build.

Winona

Wortox Portrait
Let us celebrate!

Wortox

The Pig Shrine is a craftable Structure located in the Structures Tab, and requires 8 Gold Nuggets and 2 Boards to craft. It is always available to craft and does not require prototyping. Offering a Meat or Jerky to the Pig Shrine will grant players access to the Offerings Tab where they are able to acquire event-specific items using Lucky Gold Nuggets.

Big Red Pouch (yotp) Lucky Gold NuggetEdit

Wilson Portrait
What a lucky find!

Wilson, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Willow Portrait
I don't think I'm supposed to spend this.

Willow, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Wolfgang Portrait
Is money?

Wolfgang, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Wendy Portrait
Luck has long since abandoned me...

Wendy, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

WX-78 Portrait
PRECIOUS, LUCKY METAL

WX-78, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Such a curious shape.

Wickerbottom, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Woodie Portrait
I could use a bit of luck.

Woodie, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Waxwell Portrait
Gold's gold as far as I'm concerned.

Maxwell, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Wigfrid Portrait
The unicörn smiles upön me this day!

Wigfrid, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Webber Portrait
So shiny!

Webber, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Winona Portrait
I could use a bit of prosperity.

Winona, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Wortox Portrait
Oh what luck I feel, I feel.

Wortox, when examining a Lucky Gold Nugget.

Lucky Gold Nuggets are used to acquire items from the Offerings Tab and can be obtained from Red Pouches dropped by the Pig King after completing the ritual. They can contain up to 1, 2, or 4 Lucky Gold Nuggets.

Sign (YotPK) Pig King Wrestling MatchEdit

Competing in a Pig King Wrestling Match is the only method of obtaining Lucky Gold Nuggets during the event. It can be initiated by giving the Pig King a Golden Belt, however there are some conditions for the minigame to start.

  • The Pig King must be awake.
  • There must be more than two minutes until nighttime.
  • The area around the Pig King must be free of structures, objects and minigame items.
  • It must not be Hound warning phase.
  • The player must not be smoldering or burning.
  • Nothing around the Pig King must have a combat target.
  • There must not be a minigame underway.

If all of the conditions above are met, the minigame will start. All the Obelisks will temporarily be removed and four Elite Pigs will be spawned. The minigame consists of ten rounds, lasting six seconds each. During each round, the Pig King will throw out Lucky Gold Nuggets and Signs. The Elite Pigs will pick up the gold and try to smack the contenders with the signs. If a player or Pig is hit with a sign, they will drop a Lucky Gold Nugget from their Inventory, unless they are holding a Sign, in which case they will drop that instead. The goal of the minigame is to pick up and retain as many Lucky Gold Nuggets as possible. The Pig King will award the player with additional Lucky Gold Nuggets based on the percentage of the Lucky Gold Nuggets the player(s) picked up.

Amount of Lucky Gold Nuggets picked up Pig King reward
Above 60% Lucky Gold Nugget ×8
Above 30% Lucky Gold Nugget ×4
Above 10% Lucky Gold Nugget ×2
Above 0% Lucky Gold Nugget ×1

It is not possible to trade with the Pig King or build anything around the Pig King during the game. Periodic Hound attacks are paused during the minigame.

Some creatures will start to spectate if they are close enough.

Spectators that are able to talk will comment on the players' and Elite Pigs' performance during the minigame. Attacking the Elite Pigs, putting them to sleep using a Pan Flute, or setting anything in the area on Fire is considered cheating and will be called out by the spectators as such.

Golden Belt Golden BeltEdit

Wilson Portrait
This looks important.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
I'd burn it, but it might be worth something.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is not fitting Wolfgang.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Yet another unnecessary plaything.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
ONE GAME TOKEN

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
How did they could achieve such detail using pig hooves?

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Looks like something those pigs would make.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Those pigs are getting more and more clever.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
The belt öf a mighty pig warriör.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Neat! The Pig King would like that.

Webber

Winona Portrait
Too big for me to wear.

Winona

Wortox Portrait
Let's start the game, oh please, oh please!

Wortox

The Golden Belt is used to initiate the Pig King ritual. It has a 50% chance to spawn on a Pig during the event, and a 5% chance to spawn outside the event. The Pig will drop the belt if it is either killed or fed enough to reach maximum loyalty. An easy method of obtaining the Golden Belt is to feed the pig an Eight Treasure Mud Pie. After a Pig exits the Pig House in the morning, it can regain the Golden Belt with the same probability as mentioned above. This makes it less efficient to farm the Golden Belt with Pig genocide, as it will have a four days respawn cooldown. The belt can only be given to the Pig King during the day or at least two minutes before sunset.

Elite PigsEdit

Wilson Portrait
What are you looking at?

Wilson, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Willow Portrait
All washed up.

Willow, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Wolfgang Portrait
Wolfgang wave to little piggy!

Wolfgang, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Wendy Portrait
A storm rages within him.

Wendy, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

WX-78 Portrait
ENEMY FLESHSACK

WX-78, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Wickerbottom Portrait
He's saturated with markings.

Wickerbottom, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Woodie Portrait
Looks a little blue.

Woodie, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Waxwell Portrait
He's a slippery fellow.

Maxwell, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Wigfrid Portrait
The warriör spirit runs deep within him.

Wigfrid, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Webber Portrait
Cool tattoos!

Webber, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Winona Portrait
Swell tattoos you got there.

Winona, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Wortox Portrait
You won't beat me, no siree!

Wortox, when examining Wade, the Elite Pig.

Wilson Portrait
He's got gold fever!

Wilson, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Willow Portrait
You, I like.

Willow, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Wolfgang Portrait
He is having nasty temper.

Wolfgang, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Wendy Portrait
Furious.

Wendy, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

WX-78 Portrait
A FLESHSACK FIREWALL FOR GOLD

WX-78, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Rather hot-tempered.

Wickerbottom, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Woodie Portrait
Too hot-headed if you ask me.

Woodie, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Waxwell Portrait
A fiery one.

Maxwell, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Wigfrid Portrait
He rages with berserker fury.

Wigfrid, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Webber Portrait
Yikes! He's angry.

Webber, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Winona Portrait
Chill out, red.

Winona, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Wortox Portrait
You won't beat me, no siree!

Wortox, when examining Ignatius, the Elite Pig.

Wilson Portrait
Here's mud in your eye!

Wilson, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Willow Portrait
Eat dirt!

Willow, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Wolfgang Portrait
Is dirty fighter.

Wolfgang, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Wendy Portrait
His whole career is grounded in violence.

Wendy, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

WX-78 Portrait
IT HAS A FILTHY HABIT OF HITTING ME

WX-78, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Wickerbottom Portrait
Has an earthy musk to him.

Wickerbottom, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Woodie Portrait
Sure likes that gold.

Woodie, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Waxwell Portrait
Filthy.

Maxwell, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Wigfrid Portrait
He shall nöt söil mine warriör reputatiön!

Wigfrid, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Webber Portrait
Leave us alone!

Webber, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Winona Portrait
He's giving me a dirty look.

Winona, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Wortox Portrait
You won't beat me, no siree!

Wortox, when examining Dmitri, the Elite Pig.

Wilson Portrait
Wouldn't you rather hit someone else?

Wilson, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Willow Portrait
Sure does like using those signs.

Willow, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Wolfgang Portrait
Is mighty. Wolfgang mightier.

Wolfgang, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Wendy Portrait
Petrifying.

Wendy, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

WX-78 Portrait
A BRANCH OF PIG FLESHSACK ROOT DIRECTORY

WX-78, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Wickerbottom Portrait
I wonder what those green markings signify.

Wickerbottom, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Woodie Portrait
Something about that guy I like.

Woodie, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Waxwell Portrait
Rotten to the core.

Maxwell, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Wigfrid Portrait
Hath the strength öf Yggdrasil.

Wigfrid, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Webber Portrait
Wish he wouldn't hit us so much.

Webber, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Winona Portrait
Stand still so I can hit you with a sign.

Winona, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

Wortox Portrait
You won't beat me, no siree!

Wortox, when examining Sawyer, the Elite Pig.

The Elite Pigs are the opposing contenders in the Pig King Wrestling Match. There are four individual Pigs, differentiated by the color of their clothing and body coloring: Wade (blue), Ignatius (red), Dmitri (white), and Sawyer (green).

Lucky Gold Nugget Offerings TabEdit

Glommer See also: Offerings Tab (Year of the Gobbler) and Offerings Tab (Year of the Varg)

It wants to give us presents!

Webber

Icon Offerings

Tab Icon.

The following items can be obtained from the Offerings Tab when standing next to an activated Pig Shrine, each of them having a different function. Similar to the Ancient Tab and the Ancient Pseudoscience Station, these items cannot be prototyped and then made on the go in the future; in order to craft an item under this tab, the player must always be near a Pig Shrine.

Red FirecrackersEdit

Wilson Portrait
Filled with explosion science!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Light'em up!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Crackle bangs!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
It needs only a light.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
CHAOS IN STICK FORM

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A little too noisy for my liking.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Let's not set them off in the forest.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Great for magic tricks.

Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
A chemical explosive used to enhance festive occasions.

Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
Tö strike fear intö the hearts öf mine enemies!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Don't worry Ms. Wicker, we'll be careful.

Webber

Walani Portrait
Oh, I remember these!

Walani

Warly Portrait
Like oil splattering in a hot pan.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Yar, is'a small cannon, it'is.

Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
FWOOSHY BANGS!

Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
POP! POP!

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
I prefer things that \"pew\" over things that \"pow\".

–Wheeler

Winona Portrait
Lucky firecrackers!

–Winona

Wortox Portrait
Pop, pop!

–Wortox

Three Firecrackers can be acquired in exchange for 1 Lucky Gold Nugget at the Pig Shrine. They can be set on fire with a Torch or Lighter to produce sparkles, and will be destroyed in the process. When set off, nearby Mobs such as Hounds will be startled and cower in fear, giving the Firecrackers a use apart from the festivities.

Firecrackers are also introduced in the Hamlet DLC.

Red LanternEdit

Wilson Portrait
This lantern feels more special than the others.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
Anything with a fire in it is okay by me.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Wolfgang does not like the dark.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
A light to guide me.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
A LUCKY GLOWBOX

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
What a colorful little lantern.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
This little light of mine.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Not having a light would certainly be unlucky.

–Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
Intriguing. There appears to be a red motif to the lanterns here.

–Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
A lucky ward tö guard against the night.

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Our own personal night light!

–Webber

Walani Portrait
Looks like some kinda festival decoration.

–Walani

Warly Portrait
I do like festivals like this.

–Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Ol' Woodlegs loves a party.

–Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
'TIS PARTY TIMES!!

–Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
Pretty light

–Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
Must be some kind of celebration going on here.

–Wheeler

Winona Portrait
Nothing luckier around here than a light.

–Winona

Wortox Portrait
What a pretty sight to see!

–Wortox

Red Lanterns can be acquired in exchange for 3 Lucky Gold Nuggets at the Pig Shrine and can be equipped in the hand slot. They do not produce as much light as regular Lanterns, but have a higher durability. Red Lanterns last for 12 Days.

Tribute RoastEdit

Wilson Portrait
A feast fit for me.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
I'm gonna eat it all!

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Make Wolfgang mighty!

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Something died for that feast.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
FANCY FOODFUEL

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A feast fit for a festival!

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Want some, Lucy?

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Ah. I do enjoy a nice meal.

–Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
A meaty feast!

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Yummy!

–Webber

Winona Portrait
Now that's a feast!

–Winona

Wortox Portrait
I'll take a little tiny nibble.

–Wortox

Tribute Roast can be acquired at the Pig Shrine in exchange for 6 Lucky Gold Nuggets. It is a food item, and has the exact same stats as the Meaty Stew.

Eight Treasure Mud PieEdit

Wilson Portrait
A meal only a beast would love.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
Nah. I'll feed it to something.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is not for Wolfgang.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
I don't want to eat that.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
FOODFUEL FOR OTHER FLESHSACKS

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
Not fit for human consumption.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Doesn't look to appetizing. Sorry.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Ugh. More fit for a creature than for me.

–Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
'Tis fit önly för the beasts.

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Mmmmmm.

–Webber

Winona Portrait
I'll give it to a pig or somethin'.

–Winona

Wortox Portrait
I'll try it, if you insist.

–Wortox

Eight Treasure Mud Pie can be acquired at the Pig Shrine in exchange for 1 Lucky Gold Nugget. It is a food item, and has the exact same calorie value as the Meaty Stew, however it is not edible for characters. Similar to the Eternal Fruitcake, it can only be given to other creatures. If it is given to a Pig wearing a Golden Belt, it will drop on the ground for the player to pick up.

Fish Heads on a StickEdit

Wilson Portrait
Nothing fancy.

–Wilson

Willow Portrait
A little snack to fill my belly.

–Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is for making Wolfgang little bit mighty.

–Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
It'll keep me alive a little longer.

–Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
BASIC FOODFUEL

–WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
I do enjoy a snack now and then.

–Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
I don't need nothin' fancy.

–Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
Nothing fancy, but it will do.

–Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
I shall cönsume it!

–Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Smells good.

–Webber

Winona Portrait
Somethin' to chew on.

–Winona

Wortox Portrait
Maybe just a little bite.

–Wortox

Fish Heads on a Stick can be acquired at the Pig Shrine in exchange for 4 Lucky Gold Nuggets. It is a food item, and restores a day worth of calories for most characters. In contrast to most prepared foods, it only grants one sanity point upon consumption.

Lucky BeastEdit

Wilson Portrait
So who gets to be the head?

–Wilson, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Willow Portrait
Sooo ferocious!

–Willow, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Wolfgang Portrait
Wolfgang will be mighty beast!

–Wolfgang, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Wendy Portrait
What big eyes you have.

–Wendy, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

WX-78 Portrait
I AM THE HEAD. YOU WILL FOLLOW ME

–WX-78, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Wickerbottom Portrait
This is the head to the dragon costume.

–Wickerbottom, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Woodie Portrait
That's a sight, eh?

–Woodie, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Waxwell Portrait
Quite formidable looking.

–Maxwell, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Wigfrid Portrait
The head öf a great and merciful beast!

–Wigfrid, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Webber Portrait
The front part's sort of scary.

–Webber, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Winona Portrait
Front and center!

–Winona, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Wortox Portrait
Me and my horns should be the head!

–Wortox, when examining a Lucky Beast Head.

Wilson Portrait
I'm middling on this middle piece.

–Wilson, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Willow Portrait
Aww, I always get caught in the middle!

–Willow, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Wolfgang Portrait
Is tums of big scarebeast.

–Wolfgang, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Wendy Portrait
The belly of the beast.

–Wendy, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

WX-78 Portrait
FOR MY MINIONS TO WEAR

–WX-78, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Wickerbottom Portrait
The longer the dragon, the better the luck.

–Wickerbottom, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Woodie Portrait
Nice needlework.

–Woodie, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Waxwell Portrait
I'm no middleman.

–Maxwell, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Wigfrid Portrait
It's the beast's back.

–Wigfrid, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Webber Portrait
I'm not sure I want to be in *another* belly.

–Webber, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Winona Portrait
It's the beast's tummy!

–Winona, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Wortox Portrait
Let's play imp in the middle!

–Wortox, when examining a Lucky Beast Body.

Wilson Portrait
Someone has to bring up the rear.

–Wilson, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Willow Portrait
I wanna be the caboose!

–Willow, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Wolfgang Portrait
Mighty rear!

–Wolfgang, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Wendy Portrait
That's just a tall tail.

–Wendy, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

WX-78 Portrait
BAD MINIONS GET THIS PIECE

–WX-78, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Wickerbottom Portrait
This is the back of the dragon costume.

–Wickerbottom, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Woodie Portrait
Well, somebody's gotta do it.

–Woodie, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Waxwell Portrait
The back end of a terrible beast.

–Maxwell, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Wigfrid Portrait
A beast is nö beast without a tail.

–Wigfrid, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Webber Portrait
We like the tail!

–Webber, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Winona Portrait
That's the business end.

–Winona, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

Wortox Portrait
Put my tail at the tail end!

–Wortox, when examining a Lucky Beast Tail.

The three costume pieces of the Lucky Beast are hats and can be obtained in exchange for 8 Lucky Gold Nuggets each at the Pig Shrine.

While they are worn as hats, the "/dance" emote will be replaced with a different dancing animation. If the player simultaneously wears a costume piece and dances, a Sanity bonus equal to that of the Tam o' Shanter (+6.7 Sanity Meter per minute) will be applied to the character. This bonus is increased if there are more players participating in the vicinity (wearing a costume piece and dancing). This bonus can stack up to a max of 3 times (+20 Sanity Meter per minute), for three players dancing.[Verification Needed]

Durability only decreases when the character is dancing while wearing a costume. Durability lasts for a day, and a Sewing Kit will repair 100% of its durability.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Events
Hallowed Nights (October 18, 2016 - November 8, 2016;
October 30, 2017 - December 4, 2017;
October 25, 2018 - December 3, 2018)
October 24, 2019 - TBA
Winter's Feast (December 15, 2016 - January 5, 2017;
December 18, 2017 - January 8, 2018;
December 6, 2018 - January 24, 2019)
Year of the Gobbler (January 19, 2017 - February 14, 2017)
The Forge (November 9, 2017 - December 4, 2017;
November 8, 2018 - December 3, 2018)
Year of the Varg (February 9, 2018 - March 16, 2018)
The Gorge (June 14, 2018 - July 16, 2018)
Year of the Pig King (January 24, 2019 - March 7, 2019)
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