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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 dates are UTC based.

You can reach this page from in-game at any time by typing /wiki gu, /wiki GU or /wiki update into the chat box.

Update - June 12, 2024

Bug Fix

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented textures from loading, particularly in WvW.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • Build: 164,272

Update - June 6, 2024

Bug Fix

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • Build: 164,003

Update - June 5, 2024

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented portals and minions from resetting properly if a party was defeated in the challenge mode version of the Lonely Tower fractal.
  • Hungering Darkness.png Hungering Darkness: Fixed an issue that caused this trait to pulse more quickly than intended in PvP.
  • Fixed an issue that could allow challenge mode to be activated after players had already started and completed parts of the Lonely Tower fractal.

Late Note

  • Increased the base player capacity in guild halls and adjusted the thresholds to reduce the frequency of required instance changes.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • Build: 163,933

Update 2 - June 4, 2024

Bug Fix

  • Removed a premature listing for the Janthir Wilds—Deluxe Upgrade. It will return at a later date.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • This was likely a server-side change since there was no actual client update.

Late Notes - June 4, 2024

General

  • Updated the instance boundary in the Temple of Febe Strike Mission to better fit the arena.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the sector name from being correctly displayed inside the Cosmic Observatory Strike Mission.
  • Challenge mode Convergences clear-time scoring has been updated to better ensure server stability. Players will see a message displayed in the event window as well as at the top of their screen when clear-time logging has begun. When the message disappears from the event window, it is safe to leave the map.

The Wizard's Tower

Inner Nayos

Fractals

  • Reduced Eparch's health in the Lonely Tower fractal.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Eparch to gain conditions from Malice Empowerment instead of inflicting them when hitting enemies.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Regret Globules to apply Gluttony Attunement.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to kill Eparch when he was unable to fight back.

Personal Story

  • Updated the exit portal marker in Chapter 19 of the Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure story to clarify its location.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented achievement eligibility effects for the Talk of the Tower and Tour of the Tower achievements from being removed after completing them in Chapter 19 of the Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure story.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from completing the In It Together achievement if they finished Chapter 13 of the Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure story before finding all objectives.

Items

Update - June 4, 2024

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Prepurchase Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds

Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds arrives on August 20! Preorder the Standard, Deluxe, or Ultimate Edition of Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds before release to unlock the Whispering Serpents Pauldrons Skin, a Serpent's Wrath weapon skin, and a new title, "Homesteader." You can learn more about our latest expansion here.

Dragon Bash Festival

It's time for Dragon Bash! It wouldn't be a proper celebration without your attendance. Join me in Hoelbrak for another moot for the ages! There will be tests of strength, racing, food, song, and—most importantly—ale.

I'll see you there. Unless, of course, you don't enjoy fun.

Knut Whitebear

General

Amnytas

Inner Nayos

Skywatch Archipelago

Echovald Wilds

  • Fixed an issue with the Forever Tree event chain.
  • Adjusted the Temple of the Dredge event and the Igne Mossheart event chains to not depend on each other for restarting in order to allow easier access to the Temple of the Dredge mastery point.

Fractals

  • The Lonely Tower: Added an in-world chest for completing the Cerus and Deimos encounter on both normal and challenge modes.
  • The Lonely Tower: Essence orbs spawned during the final encounter will now display their names when moused over and will no longer be targeted by player skills as if they were hostile.

Personal Story

Items

  • Guild weaponsmiths and guild armorers now sell Guild Kites. Guilds need to have Guild Armorer 1 or 2 or Guild Weaponsmith 1 or 2 to access this exchange.
  • Fixed an issue in which the legendary relic was not using the legendary relic icon when selecting relics from Secrets of the Obscure Set 3.

World vs. World

  • The World Restructuring beta will be activated as the full-time World vs. World team creation system beginning with WvW Resets in each region on Friday, June 14. Be sure to choose your guild before 11:45 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) on Thursday, June 13 to be sorted into your desired team. You can do this by using the "Set as WvW Guild" option in the Guild Panel.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • Build: 163,807
  • Using a Held Item while active animation or otherwise persistent emote will no longer show the held item gizmo.
  • Artillery Barrage.png Artillery Barrage: Can no longer move while casting this skill. All hits will now reliably hit the targets within the skill radius.

Update - May 24, 2024

Bug Fixes

  • Updated the scaling of defend events to fix an issue impacting the health of lords in castle, keep, and tower events.
  • Fixed an issue that caused chapter 12 of Secrets of the Obscure, The Survivors, to stall.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes

  • Build: 163,399

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