Game updates/2018-01-09

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Update 3 - January 09, 2018[edit]

01/09/2018 - Late Notes[edit]


Added Snow Diamonds to Sonder the Seller's inventory of wares.


Captain Mai Trin Boss Fractal[edit]

Fixed a bug that prevented the Captain's Shield effect from applying to Captain Mai Trin in some situations.


Fixed a bug in which a house at the north camp in Alpine Borderlands did not have collision.

Update 2 - January 09, 2018[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a client crash that occurred when interacting with the Contacts and LFG panel.
  • Fixed an issue in which skill effects would sometimes be visible at incorrect locations.
  • Fixed a bug in which turrets would rotate incorrectly when facing targets.

Update - January 09, 2018[edit]


  • Reports of undead attacking travelers near major cities have increased.



Shattered Observatory[edit]

  • Increased the window of time to kill the temporal anomalies by 3 seconds in challenge mode of the Arkk encounter.

Twilight Oasis[edit]

  • Defeated and downed players will now rally after each phase in the final boss fight.
  • The two Awakened abominations will now assist players in the beginning.
  • Initial Awakened allies have had their damage and toughness greatly increased.
  • Removed the knockdown effect from Crushing Charge.
  • Greatly reduced the damage inflicted by Crushing Charge.
  • Greatly reduced the initial impact damage inflicted by Charged Shot.


  • Increased the capture speed of capture points in the second event.
  • Decreased the area-of-effect hazard damage and speed in second event.
  • Decreased the time required for hallucinations to reappear in the second event.
  • Reduced the health of Fleshgorge.



  • Fixed an issue in which the Hall of Chains raid incorrectly awarded experience to the Central Tyria Mastery track. It will now award experience to the Path of Fire Mastery track.
  • Call of the Mists will now persist indefinitely in the most recent raid release. Additionally, Call of the Mists will now rotate every two weeks between all the previous raids.

Spirit Vale[edit]

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to skip a portion of the "Run from the spirits" event.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • A new Black Lion Garden Plot Deed is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 1,000 gem.
    • Up to two Black Lion Garden Plot Deeds may be purchased, each unlocking 4 special harvesting nodes in your home instance.
    • Grow what you want! Each node is individually customizable and provides one of over 50 crops daily from all across Tyria. Ask your new home gardener for details.
  • The Shattered Bloodstone Ascender Combo returns for 7 days to the Style category of the Gem Store for 500 gem.


The Black Lion Chest has been updated to the Lion Arrives Chest and can be previewed for a full list of its contents.

  • The Black Lion Statuette has arrived! Get a statuette with every Black Lion Chest.
    • Black Lion Statuettes are redeemable directly using the statuette itself or at any of the Black Lion Chest Merchants located in every major city.
    • Many items from the Black Lion Chest are available, as well as some special offerings. Seek out the Black Lion Chest Merchants or just acquire a Black Lion Statuette.

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