Game updates/2017-07-25

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July 25, 2017

Update 3 - July 25, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fractals: Fixed an issue in which swapping characters could provide an unintended benefit on challenge-mode boss encounters.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing completion of the Cozen Desolation Mastery point in Fireheart Rise.
  • Corrected the price of the legendary trinket collection items on renown-heart merchants in Draconis Mons.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from earning credit on a step in "Where's Balthazar?" when participating in another player’s instance.
  • Fixed an issue in which shards were being destroyed multiple times in "Where's Balthazar?"
  • Fixed an issue in which the Nightmare Skin Chest was giving the wrong items.
  • Fixed an edge-case bug that would cause the last boss of the instance "The Last Chance" to disappear at 5% health.

07/25/2017 – Late Notes[edit]


  • The Material Storage tab has been updated and now allows many additional items to be deposited.
  • Two new Material Storage collections have been added: Cooking Ingredients and Scribing Materials.
  • The Common, Fine, and Rare Materials collections have been renamed to Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced, respectively.


Mac Client[edit]

  • Fixed a few shadow bugs.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

Update 2 - July 25, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 79,931

Update - July 25, 2017[edit]

Living World Season Finale- "One Path Ends"[edit]

Balthazar has disappeared again, and it's top priority to find him - especially if what he's planning could bring disaster to Tyria. And if one thing's for sure, it's that he's gearing up for something big. He's already managed to collect magical power from a bloodstone, and now he's set his sights on an Elder Dragon. With Taimi's device broken, you're on your own - for now.

New Legendary Sword[edit]

A new legendary weapon is now available. Speak to Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs in Lion's Arch to learn how to craft the new sword precursor, Save the Queen, and forge the new legendary sword.

New Legendary Hammer[edit]

A new legendary weapon is now available. Speak to Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs in Lion's Arch to learn how to craft the new hammer precursor, Might of Arah, and forge the new legendary hammer.

World Polish[edit]


Blazeridge Steppes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which the Shatterer event failed to start when both prerequisite events were completed.
  • Prerequisite events for the Shatterer will now automatically fail if they are not completed within the time limit to lure out the Shatterer.


New Fractal: Shattered Observatory[edit]

Molten Furnace[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which wiping during the final fight with the Weapons Test Engineer could cause the instance to stall on retry.

Molten Boss[edit]


  • Fixed a bug in which completing the fractal would not award some daily achievement progress.
  • The Nightmare fractal is now accessible at scales 24, 49, 74, and 99, replacing the fractals previously at those scales.

Mistlock Instabilities[edit]

  • Adrenaline Rush now permanently enrages enemies and applies a 150% damage increase instead of a 200% damage increase.


  • The glider animation for Ad Infinitum has been updated to be more suitable for a legendary glider.
  • Fixed a bug in which Fractal Avengers were prevented from finishing players.
  • Mist-potion boon icons are now invisible outside of fractal maps.
  • Reduced the gold cost of medium and heavy ascended chest pieces by 1 gold to match the WvW ascended armor cost.


Bastion of the Penitent[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which safe zones in the Cairn the Indomitable encounter became out of sync with certain attacks.
  • Adjusted the initial impact arc of Orbital Sweep during the Cairn the Indomitable encounter.
  • Fixed a bug in which players took multiple instances of damage from Cairn the Indomitable's Energy Surge attack.
  • Fixed a bug in which Rigom behaved erratically when stunned and brought to 0 health at nearly the same time.
  • Fixed a bug in which Samarog abandoned the fight when pushed past certain health thresholds too quickly.

Personal Story[edit]


Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

PvP Lobby[edit]

World vs. World[edit]


  • Made the following adjustments to participation grace times:
    • Defending caravans has been changed from 2 minutes to 5 minutes.
    • Hitting a player/objective with a siege weapon has been changed from 1 minute to 2 minutes.
    • Capturing a shrine has been changed from 2 minutes to 5 minutes.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • For a limited time, a new set of Abaddon weapon skins are available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for 2 Black Lion Claim Tickets. Keys can be found in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each.
  • The Shield of the Goddess has returned for a limited time and can be found in the Style category of the Gem Store for 600 gems.
  • Introducing the Mistlock Sanctuary - the most elaborate Black Lion lounge to date. In addition to a full suite of general services and amenities, the Sanctuary also contains everything a fractal explorer could need. For easy access, pick up the lifetime pass in the Utility category of the Gem Store for 1,000 gems, or check out some of the Mistlock Sanctuary's unique features with a two-week pass for 150 gems.


Mac Client[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which the command-key symbol was not shown in some contexts.
  • Enabled use of the minimize button in windowed mode.
  • Fixed keyboard navigation behavior in text boxes.
  • Improved the support for non-US keyboard layouts.
  • Improved the rendering of some visual effects.

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