Game updates/November 2021

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Update 2 - November 30, 2021[edit]

Bug fix[edit]

  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 122,525

Late Notes - November 30, 2021[edit]

General[edit]

  • Significantly improved performance when players gain or lose effects while the Hero panel is open.
  • Updated the character grid on the character selection screen, adding mouse-wheel support and dynamically adjusting the number of characters displayed based on resolution.

Update - November 30, 2021[edit]

Beta Event 4[edit]

We're excited to begin our final End of Dragons™ elite specialization beta event, running from November 30 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8) through December 4 at 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8).

All players will see three new beta character slots appear on the character selection screen that allow them to create and play a fully geared, level-80 beta character of any race for the duration of the weekend.

You can use this character in PvE, WvW, and unranked PvP in any core Tyria or previous expansion map content, including Heart of Thorns™ and Path of Fire™. Maps from the upcoming expansion, End of Dragons, are not available for beta testing.

The beta character slots are only accessible during an active beta event and will be deleted between elite specialization beta events.

In this beta event, all nine elite specializations featured in our previous three beta events are available for play, along with the siege turtle mount.

Beta Character Limitations[edit]
  • Progress is not carried over from beta characters to live characters.
  • Beta characters may not participate in ranked PvP matches.
  • Beta characters do not share normal account-wide inventory with nonbeta characters, (e.g., wallet, karma, shared inventory slots, and bank access).
  • Beta characters cannot access the trading post.
  • Beta characters cannot mail gold or items.
  • Beta characters have access to a copy of your account's Legendary Armory. Legendary items newly added to your Legendary Armory while a beta event is in progress will not be usable by beta characters during that beta event.

Siege Turtle[edit]

Join us in testing our first multiplayer mount, the siege turtle. All beta characters will have access to the siege turtle via the mounts skill slot for use across PvE open world content for the duration of the weekend.

With Canthan isolation, the Luxon Armada has become a thing of the past, but the remnants of the once great society have been able to maintain their traditions by continuing to raise siege turtles. Modern turtles are now outfitted with the latest jade tech. From powerful jump jets that can carry them across the Jade Sea to great siege cannons to pummel their enemies to dust, siege turtles represent the merging of past traditions with Cantha's technological future.

The siege turtle comes with two seats. The owner will take on the role of the driver, controlling movement, the turtle's basic Slam attack, and any previously unlocked mount utility skills. The passenger will control the turtle's turrets and can give the driver a boost with Overdrive. To join another player's mount as a passenger, you will need to join their party or squad.

  • The siege turtle is only available to newly created beta characters and will be unlocked by default.
  • This beta event does not include the Siege Turtle Mastery line. Five Masteries will be available when End of Dragons is released.
  • The siege turtle follows the same usage restrictions as standard mounts.
  • The siege turtle will NOT be available in WvW during the beta event or when End of Dragons is released.
    • We'll consider adding a version of the siege turtle to WvW sometime after the launch of End of Dragons, but only after player involvement in the discussion and decision.

World Polish[edit]

General[edit]

In preparation for End of Dragons, additional face and hair options have been added for all playable species. These are available through character creation or Total Makeover Kits. Total Makeover Kits can be purchased in the Utility category of the Gem Store.

  • Three new hair and face options have been added for charr, norn, asura, and sylvari characters.
  • Four new hair options and six new faces have been added for human characters.

Items[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

General[edit]

  • New Hotkey—Set Personal Target: This hotkey will allow you to set a target in similar fashion to Call Target, but it is not seen or modified by allies.
  • New Hotkey—Take Personal Target: This hotkey will allow you to recall your previously set personal target.
  • New Hotkey—Ally Targeting Mode: This hotkey will engage you in ally targeting mode while the button is held down.
  • New Hotkey—Toggle Ally Targeting: This hotkey will engage and disengage ally targeting mode when pressed.
  • Superior Rune of Surging.png
     Superior Rune of Surging: Fixed an issue in which certain elite skills would not trigger the sixth bonus effect of this rune.

Guardian[edit]

Firebrand[edit]

  • Fixed issues related to squad ally targeting with mantra skills.
  • Fixed issues related to source attribution of Ashes of the Just when multiple firebrands have put Ashes of the Just on the same targets.

Necromancer[edit]

  • Death Shroud.png
     Death Shroud: This skill no longer disables autoattack when activated or deactivated.

Reaper[edit]

  • Reaper's Shroud.png
     Reaper's Shroud: This skill no longer disables autoattack when activated or deactivated.

Ranger[edit]

Warrior[edit]

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

  • Check out www.guildwars2.com every week for the most up-to-date information on Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store releases.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • A set of End of Dragons elite specialization balance notes has been released: End of Dragons Elite Specialization Updates.
  • This includes the following core profession changes:
    • Shattered Aegis.png
       Shattered Aegis: This trait has been given a 1 second cooldown when Willbender is equipped, to prevent infinite loops of death in conjunction with Crashing Courage.
    • Signet of the Ether.png
       Signet of the Ether: Added clarifying text stating that for Virtuoso, this skill's passive effect triggers when stocking a blade.
    • Illusionary Inspiration.png
       Illusionary Inspiration: Added clarifying text stating that for Virtuoso, this trait triggers when stocking a blade.
    • Illusionary Defense.png
       Illusionary Defense: Added clarifying text stating that for Virtuoso, this trait triggers when stocking a blade.
    • Compounding Power.png
       Compounding Power: Added clarifying text stating that for Virtuoso, this trait triggers when stocking a blade.
    • Signet of the Ether.png
       Signet of the Ether: Added clarifying text stating that for Virtuoso, this skill's passive effect triggers when stocking a blade.
    • Decoy.png
       Decoy: Will now stock a blade if used out of combat. Previously this skill only stocked a blade if a target was in range.
    • Mirror Images.png
       Mirror Images: May now be used out of combat to stock two blades. Previously this skill only stocked blades if a target was in range.
    • Signet of the Ether.png
       Signet of the Ether: Fixed a bug preventing the passive heal effect of this signet from occurring when you stock a Blade.
    • Illusionary Inspiration.png
       Illusionary Inspiration: Fixed a bug preventing this trait from activating and healing nearby allies when you stock a Blade.
    • Imminent Voyage.png
       Imminent Voyage: Fixed a bug causing this skill to create a clone instead of stocking a blade when used by a Virtuoso.
    • Feigned Surge.png
       Feigned Surge: Fixed a bug causing this skill to create a clone instead of stocking a blade when used by a Virtuoso.
    • Bountiful Disillusionment.png
       Bountiful Disillusionment: Fixed a bug allowing boons to be gained when using a Bladesong even when that Bladesong's cast was aborted.
    • Inspiring Distortion.png
       Inspiring Distortion: Fixed a bug in which this trait did not activate when a Virtuoso uses Bladeturn Requiem.
    • Ether Clone.png
       Ether Clone: Fixed a bug in which this skill did not stock blades for a Virtuoso past a maximum of 3.
    • Aggressive Agility.png
       Aggressive Agility: This trait now functions with Vindicator movement skills.
    • Generous Abundance.png
       Generous Abundance: This trait now functions with Vindicator alliance stance skills.
    • Lead Attacks.png
       Lead Attacks: No longer reduces the cooldown of Shadow Shroud.
    • Swindler's Equilibrium.png
       Swindler's Equilibrium: Now properly recharges Siphon.
    • Assassin's Reward.png
       Assassin's Reward: Now functions correctly with Scepter abilities.
    • Hidden Thief.png
       Hidden Thief: Stealth now activates much quicker when using Siphon.
    • Signet of Fury.png
       Signet of Fury: Fixed an issue where Signet of Fury granted adrenaline instead of flow when Bladesworn was also equipped.
  • Build: 115,267

Update - November 12, 2021[edit]

Bug Fixes:[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which players who had already looted each of the chests in the Darkrime Delves story mission could not complete the new Treasure Hunter: Darkrime Delves achievement. The hidden chests in Darkrime Delves have been reset for all players. This will not affect existing progress in related achievements.
  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Fixed a bug that caused health scaling and related effects to be removed from enemy champions after their first defeat in Dragonstorm.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 121,876

Update - November 9, 2021[edit]

World Polish[edit]

  • Events during Dragonstorm have been updated to not award participation to inactive players.
  • Increased the minimum participation required to receive the end rewards from Dragonstorm.
  • Reduced the health scaling of nonchampion enemies per player above 1 in Dragon Response Missions.
  • In Forging Steel, throwing metal scraps to the tank when it is near full health will now give it a temporary speed boost.
  • In Forging Steel, the defiance bar strength per player of the Ancient Forgeman has been slightly reduced.

General[edit]

Items[edit]

  • Fixed an issue with the physics and lighting on The Crossing staff.

World vs. World[edit]

  • Addressed an exploit that allowed siege weapons to be placed within the red-team spawn location in Eternal Battlegrounds.
  • Addressed an exploit that allowed siege weapons to be placed within the home world spawn in Alpine Borderlands.
  • Increased the number of pips earned for match placement from 3/4/5 to 4/5/6.
  • Added a new pip bonus for new players of WvW rank 1–149.
  • Increased the number of pips given per WvW rank by 1.
  • Removed the Outnumbered pip bonus effect.
  • Removed the WvW participation grace time granted from repairing.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]