Game updates/2016-05-03

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May 3, 2016

April 26, 2016
May 4, 2016

Update 2 - May 3, 2016[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 61,193

Update - May 3, 2016[edit]


  • The expiration of open-world maps when new builds are released now permits players to remain in open-world maps for two hours. Previously, players were kicked after one hour.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some UI elements to be blurry. This was very noticeable on the PvP league division UI and the compass.
  • Fixed a bug in which achievements that progressed from the same action as their prerequisites would sometimes receive an extra point when unlocking. This caused players to gain extra progress for the division-crossing PvP league achievements.
  • Faction Provisioner markers no longer stick to the edge of the compass in Heart of Maguuma maps.
  • The compass in Black Citadel, Divinity's Reach, and Hoelbrak now includes the option to change floors to Tyria's upper level, surface, and underground to aid navigation to different levels of other maps.
  • The Basic Magnetite Exchange Operative in the Lion's Arch Aerodrome now correctly sells Chests of Medium Coats.
  • "Torn from the Sky": Fixed a bug that caused a stall when players collected turret parts.
  • Magic energy has been surging around the ley lines.

Profession skills[edit]


  • Signet of Humility.png Signet of Humility: Reduced the moa transform duration of this skill from 10 seconds to 6 seconds. The defiance-bar damage has not been changed.


  • Rite of the Great Dwarf.png Rite of the Great Dwarf: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to reduce damage additively rather than multiplicatively while under the effects of a trait.
  • Surge of the Mists.png Surge of the Mists: Reduced the damage of this skill by 15%.


  • Unload.png Unload: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to apply 5 seconds of might instead of the intended 8 seconds of might.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]


  • Players will be considered disconnected until they finish loading. This prevents some cases where players see teammates who are gone for longer than 2 minutes but still lose progress for the match.


  • Player profession markers on the compass will now always layer above secondary objectives.

World vs. World[edit]


  • Reduced the duration of Chilling Fog from 1 minute to 30 seconds.
  • Reduced the duration of Emergency Waypoint from 1 minute to 30 seconds.
  • Reduced the duration of stealth applied by Cloaking Waters from 1 minute to 15 seconds.
  • Reduced the duration of Airship Defense from 3 minutes to 2 minutes.
  • Reduced the damage of Airship Defense explosions by 20%.
  • Added a red-ring indicator that now appears 1 second before an Airship Defense explosion triggers.
  • Removed experience gain for crafting siege weapons.

Eternal Battlegrounds[edit]

Alpine Borderlands[edit]

  • The Alpine borderlands map has been rotated back into play.
  • Updated map content to be consistent with existing WvW maps.
    • Sentries now detect and mark enemy players on the map.
    • Original resource nodes have been removed. Resource synthesizer nodes now exist inside objectives.
    • Objectives now have capture-point decals.
    • Objective lords now have health scaling.
    • Objectives now upgrade based on dolyak caravan deliveries.
    • Objectives now support the updated guild-claiming and guild-objective upgrades systems.
    • Disabled Commander Siegerazer's breakout events.
    • Cultural armor vendors have been added at the team citadel areas.
    • Dolyak caravans now jog rather than walk.
    • Dolyak caravans now gain the Protected Caravan effect when allied players are nearby.
    • Players can no longer rally by killing basic creatures.
    • Halved the number of ambient creatures (deer, drakes, wolves, etc.).

Desert Borderlands[edit]

  • The Desert borderlands map has been rotated out of play.
  • Camps: Reduced the number of base guards from 4 to 3.
  • Camps: Base guards are now a combination of both scouts and guards.
  • Camps: Guards have been moved inside the capture circle.
  • Southeast Camp: Fixed a bug in which the guards weren't sharing hate properly.
  • North Camp: The capture point's size has been increased, and it is now rectangular.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • For a limited time, Boxes o' Fun are stuffed with temporary travel toys for the first two minutes after appearing. This may be canceled by the owner. Boxes o' Fun are located in the Toys category of the Gem Store for 80 gems each.
  • A new Macaw Wings Glider Combo is available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 700 gems.
  • A new Blue Shift Dye Kit with 9 exclusive colors is now available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems.


  • Travel toys (the Magic Carpet, the Riding Broom, and the Sonic Tunneling Tool) will now restart automatically when moving outside of combat if the player hasn't used the stop skill or changed maps.
  • The Box o' Fun's celebration mode now grants both dance and fireworks together instead of separately.
  • The Box o' Fun now grants the owner an adjustment tool immediately if the owner is not holding any other bundles.
  • The Box o' Fun no longer knocks down the owner when granting an adjustment tool.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]