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A release is a game update that introduces content pertaining to a theme or event. These themes include holiday events and narratives that tell a story of the world of Tyria. The releases are often accompanied by other changes to the game, such as bug fixes, profession rebalancing in PvP, new activities, and themed items in the Gem Store. The time span between releases ranges roughly from two weeks to two months.

List of releases[edit]

Season 2
Release name Features
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Seeds of Truth.pngExplorer.pngBasic Collections.pngBasic Collections.png
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The Newly Awakened  → Meeting the Asura  → No Refuge
Tangled Paths.pngExplorer.pngBasic Collections.png
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Return to Camp Resolve  → Tracking the Aspect Masters  → Into the Labyrinth
Echoes of the Past.pngExplorer.pngBasic Collections.pngRare Collections.png
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The Ghosts of Fort Salma  → Reunion with the Pact  → Caithe's Reconnaissance Squad  → Hidden Arcana
Blood and Madness.pngBlood and Madness.pngBasic Collections.pngBlack Lion Collections.png
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Basic Collections.pngRare Collections.pngBlack Lion Collections.pngWorld vs World.png
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Feature pack
The Dragon's Reach, Part 2.pngExplorer.png
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Party PoliticsRecalibrating the WaypointsTaimi and the AsuraThe World Summit
The Dragon's Reach, Part 1.pngExplorer.png
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Rallying CallUprooting the Iron MarchesThe Waypoint ConundrumSummit InvitationsPlan of Attack
Entanglement.pngExplorer.png
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Scarlet's Secret RoomDiscovering Scarlet's BreakthroughThe Concordia IncidentTrouble at Fort SalmaThe Machine
Gates of Maguuma.pngExplorer.png
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Disturbance in Brisban WildlandsFallen HopesTracking the Master of PeaceCorneredProsperity's Mystery
Intermission
Release name Features
Festival of the Four Winds.pngThe Queen's Gauntlet.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
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Special event
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Feature pack
Season 1
Release name Features
World vs World.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Battle for Lion's Arch.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Escape from Lion's Arch.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
World vs World.pngEdge of the Mists.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Triple Trouble.pngThe Origins of Madness.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Wintersday achievement.pngThe Nightmare Is Over.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
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Special event
Fractals of the Mists (achievements).pngSpecial event (map icon).png
The Nightmares Within.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Tower of Nightmares.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
World vs World.pngBlood and Madness.png
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Special event
Twilight Arbor Aetherpath.pngTwilight Assault.png
Tequatl.pngBoss Week.png
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Special event
Super Adventure Box.pngSuper Adventure Box.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
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Special event
Clockwork Chaos (achievements).pngEmissary Vorpp's Field Assistant.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Crab Toss.pngSanctum Sprint.pngSouthsun Survival.pngQueen Jennah's Jubilee.pngThe Queen's Gauntlet.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
  • The Crown Pavilion is opened, featuring a gladiatorial arena celebrating the human spirit along with the challenging solo boss fight arenas of the Queen's Gauntlet
  • Wallet to hold all account currencies
  • Champion and daily dungeon rewards
  • Daily activity rotation
  • Solo arena queue in structured PvP
Support Ellen Kiel.pngSupport Evon Gnashblade.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Belcher's Bluff (achievements).pngBazaar of the Four Winds.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
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Sky Pirates.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Dragon Bash (achievements).pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Secret of Southsun.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Secret of Southsun.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Flame and Frost.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Super Adventure Box.png
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Special event
  • Super Adventure Box, an activity reminiscent of old school platformers with a special skill set and pixel enemies, featuring Infantile and Normal Modes of World 1
Flame and Frost.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Flame and Frost.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Flame and Frost.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
Wintersday achievement.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
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Special event
Daily PvP Achievement.pngMonthly PvP Achievement.pngFractals of the Mists (achievements).pngSpecial event (map icon).png
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Special event
Bosses.pngJumping Puzzles.pngShadow of the Mad King.pngSpecial event (map icon).png
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Special event

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • The company generally refers to non-release updates as hot fixes, updates, or patches.
  • Before a release, ArenaNet publishes a preview of the content on the game's official site. They also publish official release notes on the News and Announcements forum in a new post. Subsequent patches are added to the post for the most recent major content update, which has almost always been an official release.

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