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This page is a copy of recent updates published on the official forum. Any undocumented changes will be listed under "Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes".

Update – September 30, 2014

New Features and Content


Messages received in-game that are sent by ArenaNet in an official capacity, such as messages sent by a GM, will now display the ArenaNet logo (or the KZ logo for Chinese accounts). All other messages will display a warning that the message is from another player. Official messages from a GM or other ArenaNet employee will always display the appropriate logo and will never display a warning message. Any message claiming to be sent from ArenaNet or from a GM that displays the warning message is NOT actually from ArenaNet or from a GM.

Balance, Bug-fixing, Polish

World Polish


  • Fixed a bug that prevented some crafting ingredients from displaying a View Recipe button even if unlocked.

Fractals of the Mists

  • Cliffside:
    • Combat Log: The burning fires at the chest seal now come from the Archdiviner instead of "Unknown."
  • Molten Facility:
    • Fixed an issue that caused the party to be teleported back to the entrance to the boss room if a player re-entered the room after the boss was defeated.

Sorrow's Embrace

  • Fixed an issue that caused General Zadorojny and his guards to teleport to a player in a different section of the map.


Profession Skills

  • Magnetic Aura.png
     Magnetic Aura
    • Removed the unnecessary range indicator.
  • Burning Retreat (Lava Axe skill).png
     Burning Retreat (Conjure Flame Axe)
    • Added a Combo Field skill fact.
  • Meteor Shower.png
     Meteor Shower
    • Updated the Duration: 9 skill fact.
    • Adjusted the ground effect ring to better match skill duration.
  • Deep Freeze.png
     Deep Freeze (Conjure Frost Bow)
    • Added a Duration: 5 skill fact.
  • Ice Storm.png
     Ice Storm (Conjure Frost Bow)
    • Added a Number of Impacts: 24 skill fact.
  • Arcane Wave.png
     Arcane Wave
    • Updated the description to more accurately describe functionality.
  • Glyph of Elemental Power.png
     Glyph of Elemental Power
    • Updated the description to indicate that the condition application chance works for all spells rather than just spells of a specific element.
  • Arcana Evasive Arcana
    • Corrected the Shockwave effect description that incorrectly said it inflicted immobilize.
  • Water Blast.png
     Water Blast
    • Updated the description accuracy for the number of targets.
  • Lightning Surge.png
     Lightning Surge
    • Updated the description accuracy for the number of targets.
  • Boil.png
    • Added a line-of-sight check for this skill.
  • Murky Water.png
     Murky Water
    • Added a line-of-sight check for this skill.
  • Fixed an issue in which droppable bundle weapons were destroyed if the engineer changed utility skills while holding the weapon.
  • Grenade Barrage.png
     Grenade Barrage
    • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to lose its Number of Targets skill fact with Grenadier slotted or when viewed underwater.
  • Sword of Justice:
    Command (sword).png
    • Updated the skill fact for radius to the correct value of 180.
  • Honor Battle Presence
    • Fixed a bug that allowed the application of Virtue of Resolve to gates and walls.
  • Lich Form:
    Grim Specter.png
     Grim Specter and
    Marked for Death.png
     Marked for Death
    • Updated the accuracy of skill facts for damage.
  • Charge (necromancer skill).png
     Charge (Flesh Golem)
    • Fixed a bug that caused this skill to behave inconsistently when used under high latency.
  • Death Shroud.png
     Death Shroud
    • Leaving Death Shroud by running out of life force now engages the same cooldown as manually ending Death Shroud by using the End Death Shroud skill.
  • Spirits
    • Added a red indicator ring to spirit attacks to show range for opponents.
  • Nature Magic Nature's Vengeance
    • Adjusted effects for spirit attacks to better match their radius.
  • Acrobatics Vigorous Recovery
    • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from functioning when used with human and sylvari racial healing skills.
  • Exploding Venom Sack.png
     Exploding Venom Sac [sic] (Stolen Skill)
    • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from showing the combo field ring for allies.
  • Defense Last Stand
    • Fixed a bug that caused this trait to activate Rousing Resilience for 4 seconds instead of 8 seconds.
  • "Shake It Off!".png
     "Shake It Off!"
    • Removed unnecessary range indicator.

Racial Skills


Structured Player vs. Player

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store

New Items and Promotions

Trading Post

  • Performance has been improved when navigating between sections on the Trading Post.
  • Recently viewed items on the Home tab now show the sell price instead of the buy price.
  • Recently viewed items on the Home tab now show quantities available.
  • My Latest Trades on the Home tab shows whether the transaction was a buy or a sell.
  • My Transactions tab defaults to showing current transactions.
  • Canceling a listing on the My Transactions tab no longer scrolls back to the top of the lists.
  • Projected Profit is now shown in the tooltip when you hover over the Total Price value.
  • The order form now shows 40 listing levels for buys and sells.
  • Edit box sizes on the order form have been increased.

Bug Fixes

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • Undocumented bug fixes:
    • All players can again use Diving Goggles on all characters, if at least one character has unlocked this feature.
    • Restored the automatic filter in the Equipment subpanel, so that you only see gear that can fit in the selected slot.
    • Restored the ability to double-click to move items from inventory to account vault while in bank mode at any bank or crafting station.
    • Dye changes no longer reset Finishers and Minipets.
  • Build: 39,660

Update – September 22, 2014

Bug Fixes

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • When selling multiples of an item in the Trading Post, the quantity slider now defaults to the maximum quantity.
  • Build: 39,327

Update – September 17, 2014

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented daily activities (e.g., dailies, dungeons, valuable resource nodes, crafting cooldowns) from resetting for some players.
  • Removed the timer before awarding XP when defeating players in WvW.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • Build: 39,135

Update – September 16, 2014

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that occasionally caused the Content Direction System to direct players to higher-level zones when a more appropriate zone was nearby.
  • Fixed a bug that would occasionally direct players using alternate characters towards the dodge tutorial before level 4.
  • Diving goggles now unlock on an account-wide basis rather than a per-character basis.
  • Fixed a bug that occasionally unlocked collection items incorrectly.
  • Fixed the text in the options menu for the Content Direction System.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some accounts from having vistas now unlock on an account-wide basis rather than a per-character basis.
  • Skill challenges now unlock on an account-wide basis rather than a per-character basis as originally intended.
  • Utility slot skills 2 and 3 now unlock at levels 17 and 19, respectively.
  • The elite slot skill now unlocks at level 31.
  • Elementalist F4 commands, mesmer F3 commands, and guardian F3 commands now unlock at level 17.
  • Mesmer F4 commands and engineer F4 commands now unlock at level 19.
  • Skill Challenges are now visible at level 13 instead of level 15.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • Build: 39,068

Update – September 15, 2014

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in which World versus World maps displayed a "New Build is Available" message and redirected players to Lion's Arch at the wrong time.
  • Frost Spirit: Removed the internal cooldown from this spirit's passive effect.
  • Removed messages about world association for WvW Fall Tournament 2014. Players earn rewards based on their home world's tournament results, not by their participation with another world. If you earn an achievement, remember to collect your rewards by visiting the Battle Historian after each round!
  • Fixed a bug that increased the time needed to progress from level 20 to level 30.
  • Fixed a server crash and various client crashes.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • The "Collectible" line that appeared in certain champion loot bags was removed.
  • In the bank panel, double clicking on an item no longer moves it to the bank unless it's a stackable item and there is already a stack of that item in the bank.
  • In the Equipment view of the Equipment panel, all other item types are no longer hidden when a specific slot is selected.
  • Build: 38,990

See also