The Living World in Guild Wars 2 is ArenaNet's official term for changes to the game intended to bring the world of Guild Wars 2 to life. Each major game update includes NPCs, events, and sometimes new instances that tell the story of Tyria's ongoing evolution. Although most of the Living World content has been temporary, these updates also have included permanent changes to the in-game world.
Initially, Living World releases were a mix of new story and new features. More recently, new features have been dropped from Living World updates and are now bundled together in releases like the April 2014 Feature Pack.
The Living World is divided into seasons. A summary of each season can be found on the following pages:
Due to the way season 1 was developed there are no story steps for Living world season 1. For a player written summary of season 1 please see Living World season 1.
- Living World in Guild Wars 2 | GuildWars2.com
- Recap: The Living World of Guild Wars 2 | GuildWars2.com