Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons

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The cycle is reborn. Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons is the third expansion for the award-winning and critically acclaimed MMORPG Guild Wars 2. The dragon cycle that has sustained and blighted Tyria for ages is collapsing. Mortal hearts and choices will define this moment in history—and echo in the future forever.

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Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons is the third expansion pack for Guild Wars 2. It was announced on March 12, 2020.[1] Its title, along with a teaser trailer, was revealed on August 25, 2020.[2] Currently, it is slated for release in late February 2022.[3] Four beta events will be available for all players: see the beta page for detailed info.

Purchasing

Prepurchasing options for UK players.
Prepurchasing options for UK players for the collection.

The expansion is available through the online store (Collection Version) and the in-game Black Lion Trading Company panel.

  • External source — creating a new account or upgrading an existing account requires the redemption of the serial code
  • In-game panel — upgrading an existing account will automatically be applied to the account used to purchase the upgrade
Editions available
  • Standard Edition ($29.99 / €29,99 / £25.99)
  • Deluxe Edition ($54.99 / €54,99 / £47.99)
  • Ultimate Edition ($79.99 / €79,99 / £69.99)
  • Collection Standard Edition ($49.99 / €49,99 / £43.99)
  • Collection Deluxe Edition ($74.99 / €74,99 / £64.99)
  • Collection Ultimate Edition ($99.99 / €99,99 / £86.99)
Items Standard Deluxe Ultimate Collection Standard Collection Deluxe Collection Ultimate
Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons (expansion) 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns & Path of Fire (expansions) 0No 0No 0No 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Flame Serpent Weapon Chest[4] 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Shing Jea Mosaic Cape[4] 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Prodigy of Shing Jea Title[4] 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Shared Inventory Slot 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Max Level Boost 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Additional Character Slot 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Shing Jea Dragon Boat Skiff Skin 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Canthan Raptor Skin 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Identity Repair Kit 0No 1Yes 1Yes 0No 1Yes 1Yes
4000 Gems ($50 / €50 / £42.50 value) 0No 0No 1Yes 0No 0No 1Yes

Upgrading to Deluxe Edition

Players who have bought the Standard version of the expansion can choose to upgrade to the Deluxe version via the Black Lion Trading Company for 2,400 Gem.png. You cannot upgrade to Ultimate from either Standard or Deluxe.

Pre-purchasing

Pre-purchase became available on July 27, 2021 and accounts that pre-purchased any edition received:[4]

Features

Plot

Primary article: End of Dragons story

Over two centuries ago, the Empire of the Dragon severed all bonds with central Tyria and Elona. Cantha has its own history of turmoil and triumph, reflected in ancient landmarks, enduring artistry, and modern life. The Jade Wind petrified everything it touched, devastating the southeastern coastal regions. A stone sea holds no food—but it’s absorbed centuries of magic. Canthan innovators have long sought practical applications for the material now known as “dragonjade,” achieving solutions undreamed of elsewhere in the world. New innovations are on the horizon…

Locations

Bestiary

Elite specializations

Canthian scholars, adventurers, and soldiers have developed unique disciplines for each of the nine professions. Some traditions have been refined over the centuries, while others have adapted to recent technology and changes in the world. Combat specialists from Cantha and abroad will find great opportunities to exchange stories and share knowledge.

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Nine new elite specializations, one for every profession

Mounts

  • The Siege Turtle — a new, two-person combat mount as part of the mastery system

Masteries

  • Skiffs — portable boats you can take anywhere
  • Fishing — find fish anywhere in the world
  • Siege Turtle — two-player mount
  • Arborstone Revitalization —
  • One unnamed mastery lines

Equipment

  • Generation 3 of Legendary Weapons[7] — Up your arsenal with new spectacular sets of third generation legendary weapons and precursors. All 16 of these legendary weapons are themed after Aurene.

Other features

Gallery

Screenshots
Concept art
Primary article: Category:End of Dragons concept art
Wallpapers

Notes

  • Despite the expansion's name, it has been stated by the developers and the Studio Director that End of Dragons is not the end of the Guild Wars 2 storyline[10] nor the end of the game development.[11][12]

Trivia

  • Connor Fallon has the title of Story Design Lead on the project.[13]
  • Kwan Perng has the title of Narrative Lead on the project.[14]
  • The Sunqua Peak Fractal is supposed to give players a first taste of Cantha without spoiling the visit in End of Dragons.[15]
    • The fractal originally contained new assets from the End of Dragons expansion; however, they were removed from the final version of the fractal.[16]
  • During the Extra Life 2020 charity stream:

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Looking Ahead to Spring, Summer, and the Future, GuildWars2.com
  2. ^ Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, GuildWars2.com
  3. ^ a b c ArenaNet Studio Update: July 2021, Guildwars2.com
  4. ^ a b c d Prepurchase Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons
  5. ^ a b c Confirmed by Matthew Medina and Tracey West, Twitch.tv
  6. ^ a b c d Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons Winter Livestream Broadcast Schedule, GuildWars2.com
  7. ^ Guild Wars 2 Live: Summer 2021, GuildWars2.com
  8. ^ a b c d e f Names taken from official site and meta data.
  9. ^ Tweet by Da-Hee Im, Twitter.com
  10. ^ Comment by Rubi Bayer, Guild Wars 2 Forums
  11. ^ Comment by Bobby Stein, Reddit.com
    As of now, from what I've been told by those who make these decisions, it's not the end of the game, either. — Bobby Stein
  12. ^ End of Dragons First Look
    Colin Johanson: As a final note for me, though this expansion is named End of Dragons, I want to be abundantly clear this is not the end of Guild Wars 2. We view End of Dragons as the next big stepping stone for this franchise, and we think the best is yet to come. There is plenty more coming after End of Dragons in Guild Wars 2. We're not going to tell you about any of it today, but we're very excited for you all to get to check it out someday.
  13. ^ Connor Fallon profile, LinkedIn.com
  14. ^ Kwan Perng profile, LinkedIn.com
  15. ^ Sunqua Peak: Journey to a Sacred Land, Guildwars2.com
  16. ^ Sunqua Peak Development, YouTube.com