Game updates/2019-05-28

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May 28, 2019

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Update 2 - May 28, 2019[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 97,003

Late Notes - May 28, 2019[edit]

Living World[edit]

New Legendary Trinket: Vision[edit]

**Appended Note: ** The Memory Fragment cinematic within Jahai Bluffs may cause seizures for those who are photosensitive.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • War EternalDescent: Fixed an issue in which Aurene would fail to appear at the start of the instance for some players.
  • War EternalDescent: Fixed an issue in which some visual settings could create strobe-like effects during the final encounter, which could negatively affect photosensitive players.

World Polish[edit]

  • Chopper events have been appropriately flagged as group events.
  • When players exit conversations with vendors, the achievement panel will now open to show progress.
  • The requirement of a daily reset between skyscale collections has been replaced with a 2-hour wait.
  • The skyscale hatchling may now be fed four times per day instead of three.
  • Hoelbrak: Updated the collision on several of the halls to prevent players from falling through surfaces when exploring with mounts.

Update - May 28, 2019[edit]

Living World[edit]

New Legendary Trinket: Vision[edit]

Heroes of Tyria, relive your journey in guiding Aurene to fulfill her destiny, and witness the past through a new lens in order to craft the legendary trinket Vision. To begin your journey toward enlightenment, purchase a Trance Stone from any Volatile Magic vendor in any Season 4 map. Note: Parts of this collection require acquisition and mastery of the skyscale mount, as well as access to each individual Living World Season 4 episode.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • The following bugs have been fixed in the Descent story instance of War Eternal:
    • Fixed an issue in which "Discovered" repeatedly appeared on screen.
    • Fixed an issue in which the Facet of Root and Madness was erroneously immune to condition damage.

World Polish[edit]

Domain of Vabbi[edit]

Elon Riverlands[edit]

The Desolation[edit]

Desert Highlands[edit]

  • While the Search for Buried Treasure meta-event is active, Treasure Hunting Kits will attempt to reveal treasure that is not extremely far away when possible. This may result in a short delay before the special action skill becomes active.
  • After players open buried treasure while the Search for Buried Treasure meta-event is active, their special action skill will automatically refresh if they have additional Treasure Hunting Kits in their inventory.
  • Improved the visibility of Scan indicators when buried treasure is below the player's current position.
  • Improved the drop rate of Harrier's and Marshal's recipes from Superior Buried Treasure.
  • Added a rare chance to obtain Mini Air Djinn, Mini Fire Djinn, Mini Water Djinn, and Mini Earth Djinn from Superior Buried Treasure.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Search for Buried Treasure meta-event text erroneously referred to Explorer Notes instead of Treasure Hunting Kits.

Crystal Oasis[edit]


Frostgorge Sound[edit]


The majority of attribute-selectable equipment in the game has been updated to include all stats available to your account based on the expansions you own. Legendary equipment has all stats available regardless of expansion ownership. Exceptions include but are not limited to:

The stat selections available from Assaulter's, Defender's, Healer's, and Malicious attribute-selectable gear have been adjusted. The goal of this change is to make it more obvious which stats will be available for each prefix family. Stats available on gear with the Assaulter's prefix will now either have power or ferocity as a primary stat (although no stat combination with ferocity as the primary attribute currently exists), or have two secondary stats that support a power DPS playstyle. Defender's gear stat selection likewise will have either toughness or vitality as a primary stat, or both as secondary stats. Healer's gear will contain a stat choice with either healing power or concentration as a primary stat, or both as secondary stats. Malicious gear will have the requirement of condition damage or expertise as a main stat, or both as secondary stats. Celestial gear has been added to the Assaulter's stat selection, so it is available on all four prefixes. This results in the following changes:

  • Raider's chests, which are uncommon rewards from Fractals of the Mists daily achievements, have been renamed Assaulter's Chests of [Armor Type] for consistency across game modes.
  • The Assaulter's, Defender's, Healer's, and Malicious chests of ascended armor available as uncommon rewards from Fractals of the Mists daily achievements now contain a choice of heavy, medium, and light stat-selectable armor that uses the same stat selector as raid rewards with the same prefix. This change is retroactive and will affect any existing boxes currently in player inventories.
  • Chests containing ascended equipment (Healer's Chest of Coats, for example) are now stackable.
  • Ascended accessories from the Spirit Vale, Salvation Pass, and Stronghold of the Faithful raid wings will now include the appropriate Assaulter's, Defender's, Healer's, or Malicious prefixes in their item names to make it more readily apparent what stats are available on them.
  • A new item, the Ectoplasmic Stone, is available for purchase from Miyani in Lion's Arch. This item functions like the Mystic Forge Stone and gives a chance to receive new rewards from the Mystic Forge.
  • Desert Crafting Material Coffers will now offer Flax Fibers and Pitchers of Desert-Spiced Coffee at the top of their choice list, rather than the bottom.
  • Treasure Hunting Kits may now be used while in combat.
  • A "researcher" has begun investigations into new Mystic Forge secrets.

Profession Skills[edit]


  • Avatar of Melandru:
    • Binding Roots.png Binding Roots: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from inflicting bleeding. Clarified the tooltip to list duration rather than pulses. This skill has been updated so that instead of inflicting 8 seconds of bleeding and 3 seconds of immobilize once, it will now inflict 4 seconds of bleeding and 1.5 seconds of immobilize four times.


Rangers' shouts have always been significantly different from what standard shouts are, as they've largely been focused on interplay with your pet rather than bolstering your allies. As such, ranger shout skills have been reclassified as command skills rather than shout skills. They're keeping their voice callouts and all their pre-existing functionality, but they won't be affected by the Rune of the Trooper or Rune of the Reaper.

  • Resounding Timbre.png Resounding Timbre: This trait now affects command skills rather than shout skills.
  • Entangle.png Entangle: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to inflict vulnerability and display a lower immobilization than intended. Entangle will correctly display its 2 seconds per pulse immobilization duration, and it will no longer inflict vulnerability.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Improvements and Updates[edit]

  • The Black Lion Expedition Board system has been improved.
    • Home instances upgraded with two or more Black Lion Expedition Boards will now receive a Black Lion Requisition Post instead, allowing players to manage all of their gathering teams from a single location.
    • Black Lion Expedition Board teams will now combine the resources they mail to players into a single delivery.

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 96,974
  • With the addition of Ectoplasmic Stone, it has been suggested that there are several new recipes, including the confirmed recipe for True Mettle.