Game updates/2020-08-11

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August 11, 2020

Late Notes - August 11, 2020[edit]

Living World[edit]

  • The spawn locations for reward chests for the Assault on the Frost Citadel meta-event finale have been consolidated to a single location in Claw's Roost.
  • Fixed an issue in which players could get stuck in the ice that grows out of the cannons during the Assault on the Frost Citadel meta-event.

World vs. World[edit]


  • No Downed State week is coming back to WvW from August 14 to August 21. For the duration of the event, players will skip being in the downed state and go directly into defeat. Additionally, players will receive double WXP, increased reward track progress, and increased magic find.

Update - August 11, 2020[edit]

Festival of the Four Winds[edit]

On behalf of Queen Jennah of Kryta and the Captain's Council of Lion's Arch, you are cordially invited to participate in the return of the Festival of the Four Winds!

High atop the Labyrinthine Cliffs, our Zephyrite friends have been working in tandem with Lion's Arch to host an incredible variety of fun vendors and events to entertain visitors from all across Tyria. This celebration of unity and peace between our cultures is more important than ever before, and we hope that you will join us in the festivities.

In this spirit of cooperation, Queen Jennah has personally overseen the reopening of the Crown Pavilion, featuring a variety of challenges for Tyria's finest to test their mettle!

Transportation to the festivities couldn't be easier! Special hot air balloons are now stationed in each nation's capital city. Visitors can also sail directly from the ship in Lion's Arch.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Captain Ellen Kiel

  • The Zephyrite bazaar has returned to the Labyrinthine Cliffs! Visitors to the Labyrinthine Cliffs can try their hand at many festival activities, including adventures, races, and scavenger hunts:
  • For combat-inclined festivalgoers, the Crown Pavilion has reopened in Divinity's Reach. Challenge re-creations of humanity's greatest foes, legendary champions, and notorious figures!
    • The renowned Boss Blitz returns! Organize your companions to challenge six legendary foes—they'll gain strength as other bosses fall, so plan your battle carefully!
    • Adventurers yearning to show their skills at a solo challenge, rejoice! The Queen's Gauntlet has been reopened!
    • Between blitzes, blow off some steam in the most hazardous festival race since Halloween: the infamous Pavilion Pursuit!
  • New updates and prizes this year:
    • Complete the Annual Four Winds Customs meta-achievement to earn the Sun-Blessed Vision, a helmet based on the Zephyrites' elemental magic!
      • Last year's meta-achievement reward, the Winged Lantern back item, can now be purchased from the festival reward vendors.
    • A new Zephyrite Weapon Enchanter has set up shop in the bazaar in the Labyrinthine Cliffs. If you have unlocked a Zephyrite weapon, you can use Festival Tokens to purchase a stylish Sun-Blessed version that glows with Zephyrite magic.
    • Bosses in the Boss Blitz have been rebalanced with slightly lowered health.
      • Sparcus Firesplash's delay when jumping between platforms has been increased.
      • Boom Boom Baines's healing turret has been modified to a Shielding Turret that reduces her damage taken.
    • Three new weapons have been added to the Zephyrite weapon set: the greatsword, hammer, and scepter.
    • The traders at the bazaar in the Labyrinthine Cliffs have updated their trading prices.
    • Several low-value items have been removed from the Zephyrite Supply Box and Zephyrite Curio Box.
    • Zephyrite Supply Boxes and Zephyrite Curio Boxes now have a chance to drop a container that allows armor-weight selection for the Monocle instead of dropping each weight class separately. The drop rate for the new Monocle container is equal to the total drop rate of all three Monocle weights from previous years.
    • Mini Molten Firestorm has been added as a rare reward from the Zephyrite Curio Box and a super-rare reward from the Zephyrite Supply Box.
    • Scarlet's Rainbow has been added as a rare reward from the Zephyrite Curio Box and a super-rare reward from the Zephyrite Supply Box.
    • A new festival invitation, Invitation to the Festival of the Four Winds, will be included in the festival announcement mail for easy travel directly to the Labyrinthine Cliffs and the Crown Pavilion. If you misplace your invitation, it can be repurchased from Sarettokk in Lion's Arch.
    • A new daily bonus achievement, Daily Bonus Rewards: Boss Blitz, will reward you with extra Boss Blitz Chests for your first three completions per day.
    • New guild hall decorations based on the Zephyrite style have been added to craft for your guild hall.
    • The treasure hunt reward vendor now sells Embroidered Coin Purses in addition to their existing wares.
    • Festival Tokens rewarded from adventure chests will now immediately be added to the wallet.
    • Numerous bugs and glitches have been fixed to ensure a safer and more pleasant festival for all participants.
  • Complete festival daily achievements to earn the Four Winds Zephyr daily achievement, contributing to the Four Winds Gale achievement, which rewards your choice of weapons based on Zephyrite crafts!
  • Earn Festival Tokens and Favors of the Festival throughout the festival events to trade for exciting prizes, including Zephyrite backpacks, the illustrious Sovereign weapon set, and items based on the latest wonder of the Crown Pavilion, the Watchknight Mk II.
  • Zephyrite Kite Baskets have been scattered across Tyria. Open them to claim prizes from the Zephyrite stockpiles.
  • The Festival of the Four Winds will be available for three weeks, from August 11 until September 1. Enjoy the festivities!

Living World[edit]

World Polish[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]


  • Viper's Nest.png Viper's Nest: Fixed a bug in which this skill would apply more poison than expected when traited with Trapper's Expertise.


  • Soulcleave's Summit.png Soulcleave's Summit: Fixed a bug that could allow the Soulcleave spirit to remain after switching away from Legendary Renegade Stance.


  • Improvisation.png Improvisation: Updated this trait's description to clarify that in the case of sequence skills, only the currently visible skill will be recharged.

World vs. World[edit]


  • Equipment no longer takes damage in World vs. World maps when players are defeated.
  • World vs. World ascended armor now requires rank 500 to purchase, down from rank 1,500–2,000.
  • A new title, God of WvW, has been added. To earn this title, players must attain rank 10,000 in WvW and then purchase a title scroll from the Legendary Vendor located in WvW maps.
  • Fixed a bug in which players could gain access to their profession mechanic while holding a banner after mounting and dismounting.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Black Lion Chest[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]