Game updates/July 2017

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Update 2 - July 28, 2017[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - July 28, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed server crashes.
  • Fixed several missing NPC and object spawns.
  • Fixed several pathing issues.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 80,129

Update 2 - July 27, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that prevented completion of the Art Critic achievement if the player died during the "Where’s Balthazar?" instance.
  • Fixed an issue where Non Instance Owners inside the Shining Blade Secrets instance were not properly immobilized in some areas.
  • Addressed an issue with the "Shining Blade Secrets" instance in which the Images of Guilt were not immediately obvious as being part of the fight's mechanic. These creatures will now display a marker over their heads—and at their location on the minimap—when they are able to be interacted with.
  • Fixed an issue in the "Shining Blade Secrets" instance in which the books for the collection achievement would sometimes become unresponsive.
  • Fixed an issue in the "Shining Blade Secrets" instance in which some players did not receive the Precision Blade achievement when they qualified for it.
  • Difficulty has been adjusted and streamlined for the objective to defend your ally during the final boss fight of "The Last Chance" instance.
  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed a server crash specific to Siren's Landing.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 80,079

Update - July 27, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • The visuals in Mistlock Sanctuary have been adjusted so that they appear for the 64-bit Mac test client.
  • Back-end maintenance has been conducted.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 80,041

Update 2 - July 26, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 80,008

Update - July 26, 2017[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 79,992

Update 3 - July 25, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fractals: Fixed an issue in which swapping characters could provide an unintended benefit on challenge-mode boss encounters.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing completion of the Cozen Desolation Mastery point in Fireheart Rise.
  • Corrected the price of the legendary trinket collection items on renown-heart merchants in Draconis Mons.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from earning credit on a step in "Where's Balthazar?" when participating in another player’s instance.
  • Fixed an issue in which shards were being destroyed multiple times in "Where's Balthazar?"
  • Fixed an issue in which the Nightmare Skin Chest was giving the wrong items.
  • Fixed an edge-case bug that would cause the last boss of the instance "The Last Chance" to disappear at 5% health.

07/25/2017 – Late Notes[edit]

Bank[edit]

  • The Material Storage tab has been updated and now allows many additional items to be deposited.
  • Two new Material Storage collections have been added: Cooking Ingredients and Scribing Materials.
  • The Common, Fine, and Rare Materials collections have been renamed to Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced, respectively.

Items[edit]

Mac Client[edit]

  • Fixed a few shadow bugs.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

Update 2 - July 25, 2017[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 79,931

Update - July 25, 2017[edit]

Living World Season Finale- "One Path Ends"[edit]

Balthazar has disappeared again, and it's top priority to find him - especially if what he's planning could bring disaster to Tyria. And if one thing's for sure, it's that he's gearing up for something big. He's already managed to collect magical power from a bloodstone, and now he's set his sights on an Elder Dragon. With Taimi's device broken, you're on your own - for now.

New Legendary Sword[edit]

A new legendary weapon is now available. Speak to Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs in Lion's Arch to learn how to craft the new sword precursor, Save the Queen, and forge the new legendary sword.

New Legendary Hammer[edit]

A new legendary weapon is now available. Speak to Grandmaster Craftsman Hobbs in Lion's Arch to learn how to craft the new hammer precursor, Might of Arah, and forge the new legendary hammer.

World Polish[edit]

General[edit]

Blazeridge Steppes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which the Shatterer event failed to start when both prerequisite events were completed.
  • Prerequisite events for the Shatterer will now automatically fail if they are not completed within the time limit to lure out the Shatterer.

Fractals[edit]

New Fractal: Shattered Observatory[edit]

Molten Furnace[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which wiping during the final fight with the Weapons Test Engineer could cause the instance to stall on retry.

Molten Boss[edit]

Nightmare[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which completing the fractal would not award some daily achievement progress.
  • The Nightmare fractal is now accessible at scales 24, 49, 74, and 99, replacing the fractals previously at those scales.

Mistlock Instabilities[edit]

  • Adrenaline Rush now permanently enrages enemies and applies a 150% damage increase instead of a 200% damage increase.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • The glider animation for Ad Infinitum has been updated to be more suitable for a legendary glider.
  • Fixed a bug in which Fractal Avengers were prevented from finishing players.
  • Mist-potion boon icons are now invisible outside of fractal maps.
  • Reduced the gold cost of medium and heavy ascended chest pieces by 1 gold to match the WvW ascended armor cost.

Raids[edit]

Bastion of the Penitent[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which safe zones in the Cairn the Indomitable encounter became out of sync with certain attacks.
  • Adjusted the initial impact arc of Orbital Sweep during the Cairn the Indomitable encounter.
  • Fixed a bug in which players took multiple instances of damage from Cairn the Indomitable's Energy Surge attack.
  • Fixed a bug in which Rigom behaved erratically when stunned and brought to 0 health at nearly the same time.
  • Fixed a bug in which Samarog abandoned the fight when pushed past certain health thresholds too quickly.

Personal Story[edit]

Items[edit]

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

PvP Lobby[edit]

World vs. World[edit]

General[edit]

  • Made the following adjustments to participation grace times:
    • Defending caravans has been changed from 2 minutes to 5 minutes.
    • Hitting a player/objective with a siege weapon has been changed from 1 minute to 2 minutes.
    • Capturing a shrine has been changed from 2 minutes to 5 minutes.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • For a limited time, a new set of Abaddon weapon skins are available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for 2 Black Lion Claim Tickets. Keys can be found in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each.
  • The Shield of the Goddess has returned for a limited time and can be found in the Style category of the Gem Store for 600 gems.
  • Introducing the Mistlock Sanctuary - the most elaborate Black Lion lounge to date. In addition to a full suite of general services and amenities, the Sanctuary also contains everything a fractal explorer could need. For easy access, pick up the lifetime pass in the Utility category of the Gem Store for 1,000 gems, or check out some of the Mistlock Sanctuary's unique features with a two-week pass for 150 gems.

Improvements[edit]

Mac Client[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which the command-key symbol was not shown in some contexts.
  • Enabled use of the minimize button in windowed mode.
  • Fixed keyboard navigation behavior in text boxes.
  • Improved the support for non-US keyboard layouts.
  • Improved the rendering of some visual effects.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]


Update - July 13, 2017[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 79,386

Update - July 12, 2017[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 79,306

Update 2 - July 11, 2017[edit]

World vs. World[edit]

General[edit]

  • Queue numbers will now display for all maps, including the one you are currently in.
  • A team-colored check mark will display next to the map you are currently in.
  • Commander pip has been adjusted so that you will only earn the pip if the players in your squad are in WvW.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 79,243

Update - July 11, 2017[edit]

General[edit]

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

General[edit]

  • Daily Automated Tournament: Increased rewards.
  • Monthly Automated Tournament: The first-place team no longer receives a reward-track potion. Instead, the first-place team will receive a unique gizmo that will enhance the user with a special effect.

Lobby[edit]

  • The free-for-all arena has been updated to prevent players from firing into the arena from safe locations.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to get outside of map boundaries.
  • Fixed an issue in which personal-story markers were inaccurately displayed.

Revenge of the Capricorn[edit]

  • The Maritime Defense achievement will now progress as expected around the Archway control point.

World vs. World[edit]

General[edit]

  • Outnumbered is now applied each scoring tick (every 5 minutes). Swapping to a map right before a tick will no longer grant an Outnumbered pip bonus. Instead, you must play on an Outnumbered map for an entire tick to earn the bonus.
  • Consume All now works for Badges of Honor.
  • The Skirmish Chest now opens a vendor window instead of an item-selection window. This will allow multiple items to be selected from the chest.
  • Participation decay timers have been adjusted so that players must be more active to keep participation from decaying.
  • Three new commander icon colors have been added: cyan, magenta, and white.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which the God Slayer Bow appeared to fire arrows in reverse for a few skills.

Mac Client[edit]

  • Improved memory usage.
  • Improved text rendering in cinematics.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • A new option called Hide Optional Announcements has been added to the General Options > User Interface section. Enabling this will disable the "Objective captured!" notification in WvW.
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