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Future content This page contains information about a Guild Wars 2 element, mechanic, or feature which is still in development.
The information on this page is subject to change prior to release.

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[edit] Content updates

The following features have been mentioned by ArenaNet staff and are expected to be part of future content updates.

[edit] Announced changes

Precursors, and legendaries[1]
  • New legendary weapons.
  • New types of legendary equipment (possibly a trinket[2]).
  • New precursor acquisition methods.

[edit] Collaborative Development Initiative

Primary article: Collaborative Development Initiative

These changes are part of recent or current CDIs. They do not include specific details nor release dates.

[edit] Mentioned

These changes have been mentioned by ArenaNet, but lack specific details and/or a release date.

  • General content:
    • New weapon types and expansion of current weapon types to more professions.[2]
    • Character progression, new professions and races. [5]
    • New regions and dragons.[7]
  • Activities: includes bar brawl, polymock and a shooting range.[8]
  • Foes: More variations to creatures. [9]
  • Housing: Guild halls and player housing are not currently being worked on. [10][11]
  • Structured PvP:
  • World versus World:
    • Matchup information made available ahead of time is looked into, but complicated.[4]
  • Super Adventure Box [13]
    • Each skill slot will have two upgrades [14]
    • Bombs and slingshot work as bundles because their future upgrades will cost more, allowing you to choose cheaper ammo.
    • World 3 and World 4.
    • Super Adventure Box will be added to the leaderboards.
    • There are a total of 30 skills planned throughout the four worlds.
    • Super Adventure Boxes might be added to the other cities (See Moto for notes).

[edit] Automated changes

Daily
Weekly
  • Tuesday and Saturday (time varies) — Next tournament map rotation.
  • Friday ~18:00 UTCWorld versus World reset for EU servers. (The exact time varies from week to week.)
  • Saturday ~01:00 UTC — World versus World reset for NA servers. (The exact time varies from week to week.)
  • Sunday 00:00 UTCGuild mission rewards reset.
Monthly
  • First day of the month 00:00 UTCMonthly achievements are reset.

[edit] Products

  • As of May 14th 2013, there are no current plans for an expansion, but the idea has not been ruled out.[15][16] Further, on January 14th, 2014, Colin Johanson repeated that the company had not decided whether to release an expansion or freely integrate new skills, traits, and similar content into the game.[5]
  • An official smartphone application was originally planned,[17] but the company instead released the official Guild Wars 2 API, allowing players to create their own applications for the game.

[edit] References

  1. ^ Official announcement about plans for 2013 H2
  2. ^ a b http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/07/18/guild-wars-2s-colin-johanson-outlines-big-plans-and-course-cor/ Guild Wars 2's Colin Johanson outlines big plans and 'course correction' for the game
  3. ^ https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/pvp/wuvwuv/Arenanet-willing-to-share-WvW-details/page/2
  4. ^ a b https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/wuv/wuv/Commander-squad-not-working/page/2#post2234058
  5. ^ a b c 2014-01-14: You thought that was it for Guild Wars 2?, Colin Johanson for eurogamer.net
  6. ^ About lore and mechanics with Eric Flannum: GuildWars.pl Exclusive, GuildWars2.pl
  7. ^ Colin Johanson Interview: Looking Ahead
  8. ^ [1], Activities - Games Within the Game
  9. ^ [2], Chris Whiteside on the Lost Shores and Beyond
  10. ^ Martin Kerstein on Player housing, Guild Wars 2 Guru
  11. ^ Regina Confirms Guild Halls still planned but not currently being worked on, Official forum post
  12. ^ [3], Notes from MMORPG.com Interview Livestream with Colin J. New Content Preview
  13. ^ https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/livingworld/sab/Things-to-improve
  14. ^ https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/livingworld/sab/Gaming-references-found-in-the-SAB/1808593
  15. ^ "...we will do an expansion at one point. But ...we are fully committed to ...Living Story", Martin Kerstein on the Official Forums
  16. ^ "The information that Martin provided ...hasn’t changed. ", Regina Buenaobra on the Official Forums
  17. ^ [4], Official Forums
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