Game updates/2019-01-22

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Update 2 - January 22, 2019[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Additional Late Note[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 94,829
  • Changes to the reward chests in Palawadan and Mordant Crescent Great Hall:
    • An extra random piece of loot has been added, and Volatile Magic drops have been reduced to about a third of their previous amounts.
    • Chests no longer spawn only for players that participated in the events; they now spawn per map and may be looted by everyone regardless of participation level.
    • A bug in which the chests would sometimes not be lootable appears to have been fixed.

Late Notes - January 22, 2019[edit]

Living World[edit]

  • Fixed an issue with the "Chasing Tales: Asaliea the Channeler" achievement in Thunderhead Peaks in which the third deed, "Chasing Tales: Torrent of Magic," wasn't giving the correct reward.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the chests for the "Defeat the Wrathbringer" and "Defeat Sulypix before it drains your reclaimed oil" events from being available after the daily reset.
  • Increased the rewards in the boss chests of the "Defeat the Wrathbringer" and "Defeat Sulypix before it drains your reclaimed oil" events.
  • Changed reward chests for the "Defeat the Wrathbringer" and "Defeat Sulypix before it drains your reclaimed oil" events to be awarded once per character per day instead of once per account per day.
  • Moved the Light of Deldrimor Plate halves out of the boss chests and into event bonus chests, which are available once per account per day.
  • Fixed a bug in which the graveling in the dwarven catacombs would only award one plate at a time.
  • Changed Pepperseed's indicator to be visible on the map, and doubled the broadcast radius for the "Escort Pepperseed back to the Zephyrite Docks" event in Thunderhead Peaks.
  • Increased the broadcast radius of events in Thunderhead Peaks to improve visibility of events on the map.
  • Fixed a bug in Thunderhead Peaks in which Sayida's conversation regarding the supply lines happened at the wrong time. The conversation now happens when players complete the renown heart for the area.
  • Players now have more time to resupply Sunflower after the second ambush in the "Help Pepperseed deliver Zephyrite supplies to the Forge" event.
  • Players can now resupply Sunflower during and after the third ambush in the "Help Pepperseed deliver Zephyrite supplies to the Forge" event, but not after the event completes.
  • Sandswept Isles: Fixed an issue that could cause beetles in the ranch events to stay hidden, stalling the events.

World Polish[edit]

Update - January 22, 2019[edit]

Living World[edit]

Lunar New Year[edit]

Another year dawns on Tyria—join the festivities in Divinity's Reach! The Year of the Boar is upon us, and the Lunar New Year festival returns with new rewards and activities. Collect and open lucky envelopes to earn essences of luck, delicious foods, fireworks, valuable items, and a chance to find the new boar lantern back items!

  • A second course has been added for the Firecracker Lighting adventure. Players can now test their navigation skills across the grand edifices of Divinity's Reach!
  • Friendly celestial dragons have appeared in the various capital cities to whisk adventurers to the festival in Divinity's Reach.
  • Lucky envelope rewards have been updated with new items for the Year of the Boar, and the rarity of exclusive Lunar New Year foods has been decreased.
  • The New Year's Benevolence achievement has been updated to allow contributions of any Lunar New Year food. Items can now be given to a quintet of celestial pigs that are hungry for different festival treats.
  • Players' maximum hit points and skill damage have been increased in the Dragon Ball arena to reduce the effects of food items on the battle.
  • The Dragon Ball skill Ice Blast has had its cooldown reduced from 10 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • The Dragon Ball skill Dragon Kick has had its collision area increased to make it easier to land hits.
  • Upon renting a mount through the Festival Mount Rental vendor, players are now given a temporary horn bundle to allow them to quickly resummon their mount if they are dismounted.
  • Out-of-season festival reward vendors have been moved to share a location in Hooligan's Route in Lion's Arch.
  • The Watchknight Statue previously available from the Sovereign Weapon Vendor is now available from the karma merchant in Crown Pavilion.

All or Nothing[edit]


  • Time-based adventures will now display the player's final time on the leaderboard and in the chat log.
  • Profession descriptions have been updated to provide more in-depth explanations of each profession when players create characters, including keywords that describe each profession's gameplay role and play style.


  • Better audio cues have been added to Nikare's Aquatic Detainment skill. An alert chime will play for the targeted player, and a charge-up sound will play for all players within the trap's area of effect.


  • Dragon's Revelry Starcake.png Dragon's Revelry Starcake: Fixed a bug that caused this food to increase attributes by 40 points instead of the intended 45 points.

Profession Skills[edit]


  • Alacrity.png
     Alacrity: Fixed a bug that removed this boon from players in a downed state.



  • Ray of Judgment.png
     Ray of Judgment: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to strike an extra time. Fixed a bug that could cause this skill to fail after the first hit if the caster was interrupted.
  • Symbol of Vengeance.png
     Symbol of Vengeance: Fixed a bug that applied fury around the firebrand instead of at the symbol's location.


  • Chaos Storm.png
     Chaos Storm: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from applying boons and conditions to players in a downed state.


  • Winter's Bite.png
     Winter's Bite: The weakness effect applied to the pet's next attack will now be removed if an attack fails to hit.
  • Crippling Shot.png
     Crippling Shot: The pet's next three attacks will now only apply bleeding for each successful strike.


  • Swindler's Equilibrium.png
     Swindler's Equilibrium: Fixed a bug that caused this trait to set its steal recharge time to a specified value instead of reducing it by that amount. Fixed a bug that caused this trait to have a longer internal cooldown than the listed value.
  • Dagger Training.png
     Dagger Training: Fixed a bug that caused this trait to retain its old 5% damage modifier.


  • Forceful Greatsword.png
     Forceful Greatsword: Fixed a bug in which the previous version of this trait was still working in the background. Removed an unused skill fact. Fixed an issue that could cause the stats granted by this trait to update incorrectly.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

  • Djinn's Dominion: Players affected by Corrupted Essence can no longer contest capture points. Additionally, there is now a 3-second cooldown for using the portal to the Lamp.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Black Lion Chest[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • The tooltips for the skills on the Fancy Winter Crystal Scepter and the Frying Pan costume brawl toys have been updated to reflect their actual functionality.
  • Novelties: Unequipping a costume brawl toy will now properly remove the player from the costume brawl activity at the same time.
  • The audio and effects of the Riding Broom toy will now end properly upon switching novelties.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]