Game updates/2024-05-21

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May 21, 2024

Update 2 - May 21, 2024[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 163,214

Update - May 21, 2024[edit]

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Release Highlights[edit]

The Midnight King[edit]

After Peitha's failed gamble at the coliseum, turmoil grips Inner Nayos. Eparch hunkers in the spires of Zakiros, amassing unfathomable power. Isgarren has yet to commit the full might of the Astral Ward, but the time for Peitha's forces to strike runs short. Shoulder to shoulder with an unlikely alliance of soldiers, wizards, and demons, the wayfinder spearheads a desperate attempt to overthrow the Midnight King and take the throne of the Realm of Dreams.

Wizard's Vault[edit]

  • The Wizard's Vault's inventory has been updated for the new season! Last season's unique rewards are now available in the Legacy shop.
  • New Special Objectives for the season have been added, and more will appear over the course of the season, including Special Objectives associated with Bonus Events and Festivals.
Shop Inventory Updates[edit]


The Lonely Tower[edit]

Immediately following the foundation of the Astral Ward, Eparch finally returned to Tyria to strike back against Isgarren's "betrayal"—this time with a full entourage. Help Isgarren, Mabon, and Dagda navigate the crumbling halls of the Wizard's Tower and push the Kryptis back to where they came from.

  • In order to make room for the new fractal, the fractals found on the following levels have been adjusted: 21, 25, 43, 50, 66, 75, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, and 100.


Action Camera Reticle Settings[edit]

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The ability to customize the shape and color of action camera targeting reticles has been added. This feature can be found in the General Options tab of the Options panel, below Cursor Contrast settings. This setting applies to all action camera uses, including aiming the skyscale's Fireball skill.

Skywatch Archipelago[edit]


  • Additional events and adventures that can be completed solo have been added to Amnytas.
  • Decreased the number of ritual moves needed to complete the "Mimic Dagda's ritual moves to lend power to the summoning" objective during the "Defeat Nourys, the Eyes of the Abyss" stage of the Defense of Amnytas meta-event.
  • The starlight lantern previously located in Cellar of Arcana in Amnytas has been moved outside, west of the point of interest, to make it available even when players cannot access the cellar.
  • The Great Debate Hall's point of interest radius has been adjusted, and it can now be unlocked by standing near the main gate while it is closed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Forro's dialogue to play from their character model instead of the player's communication device during the "Help Forro purge corruption from the animals and return them home" event in Amnytas.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the creatures in the "Help Forro purge corruption from the animals and return them home" event in Amnytas to display odd pathing behavior when moving into their kennels.

Inner Nayos[edit]

The Wizard's Tower[edit]


World vs. World[edit]

  • Attack and defend events will now display the health bars of tower, keep, and castle lords.
  • Siege disruptors are now unblockable.
  • The Chilling Fog tactic has been renamed Healing Mist. This tactic will now deploy a healing mist throughout objectives that pulses healing to allied forces inside the objective for the duration.
  • The amount of supply provided by the Supply Drop tactic has increased from 100 to 200.
  • Keeps' base supply amount has increased from 400 to 450. Their supply increase at tier 3 has increased from 200 to 250.
  • The capture boundaries for Stonemist Castle and the northern camp in Alpine Borderlands have been slightly increased.
  • A new one-time purchase container has been added to Legendary Commander War Razor's Titles tab. This container will allow all players to select a title representing the current WvW world names in preparation for their retirement with World Restructuring.
  • Added the Next Team Creation Lockout timer to the Guild Panel UI. Once the countdown timer is complete, players will be unable to change their WvW guild membership until the next WvW reset for their region.

Profession Skills[edit]


  • Holosmith: Fixed an issue that caused some players to use the engineer version of certain sword weapon skills instead of the holosmith version, even when the holosmith elite specialization was equipped.
  • Fierce Shot.png Surprise Shot: Increased the cooldown from 8 seconds to 12 seconds in PvP only.
  • Particle Accelerator.png Particle Accelerator: Increased the cooldown from 10 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP only.
  • Aim-Assisted Rocket.png Aim-Assisted Rocket: Fixed an issue that caused this trait to begin its internal cooldown when a missile struck an ally.
  • Flashbang.png Flashbang: Reduced the dazed duration from 1 second to 0.5 seconds in PvP only.
  • Lock On.png Lock On: Reduced the revealed duration when striking a stealthed target from 6 seconds to 2 seconds in PvP only. Reduced the revealed duration when disabling a target from 6 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP only.


  • Mantra of Recovery.png Mantra of Recovery: Increased the cooldown from 15 seconds to 24 seconds in PvP only.
  • Time Warp.png Time Warp: This skill no longer inflicts chilled.
  • Effervescence.png Effervescence: Fixed an issue that caused this skill to be easily cancelled early.


  • Force of Nature.png Force of Nature: Reduced the damage bonus from 15% to 10% in PvP and WvW. Reduced the stability stacks from 5 to 1 in PvP only. Reduced the mace-skill recharge reduction from 100% to 20% in PvP only.
  • Rampant Growth.png Rampant Growth: Reduced the damage coefficient from 1.0 to 0.91 in PvP only.
  • Turtle Siege.png Heavy Shot (Juvenile Siege Turtle): Reduced the damage coefficient from 1.0 to 0.5 in PvP and WvW.


  • Coalescence of Ruin.png Coalescence of Ruin: Reduced the damage coefficient from 1.75 to 1.45 in PvP only. Increased the height of the damage hit box.
  • Field of the Mists.png Field of the Mists: Reduced the damage coefficient from 1.35 to 1.1 in PvP and WvW.
  • Urn of Saint Viktor.png Urn of Saint Viktor: Reduced the strike damage reduction and the condition damage reduction from 50% to 33% in PvP only. Increased the cooldown from 2 seconds to 10 seconds in PvP only.


  • Venomous Volley.png Venomous Volley: Reduced the poison duration from 3 seconds to 2 seconds in PvE only.
  • Harrowing Storm.png Harrowing Storm: Reduced the torment duration from 4 seconds to 2 seconds in PvE only.
  • Cunning Salvo.png Cunning Salvo: Fixed an issue that caused this skill to restore profession-mechanic resources when reflected by a non-thief player.
  • Malicious Cunning Salvo.png Malicious Cunning Salvo: Reduced the bleeding stacks from 2 to 1 in PvE only.

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