Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

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As the balance of magic comes undone, lead your allies in the hunt for the rogue god Balthazar, whose scorched-earth campaign threatens the very existence of Tyria.

— Official site

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Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire is the second expansion pack for Guild Wars 2. It was released on September 22, 2017, at approximately 16:00.


Purchasing options for UK players.

The expansion is available through the official website 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 ($79.99 / €79,99 / £69.99)
Items Standard Deluxe Ultimate
Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire (expansion) 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns (expansion) 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Access to future Living World content 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Level-80 Boost 1Yes 1Yes 1Yes
Additional Character Slot 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Identity Repair Kit 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Spearmarshal's Presence 0No 1Yes 1Yes
Lily of the Elon Permanent Pass 0No 1Yes 1Yes
4000 Gems ($ / € / £50 value) 0No 0No 1Yes
  • As of August 30, 2019, all accounts that own or buy Path of Fire will receive the previous expansion, Heart of Thorns, for free.

Upgrading to Deluxe Edition[edit]

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.



Crystal Desert[edit]


  • Six new mounts as part of the mastery system. They are available for use across all of Tyria, not just within the Crystal Desert (including guild halls, but not instances anterior to PoF).[1]
    • The Raptor — A hardy saurian, capable of leaping horizontally across long distances.
    • The Springer — A large jerboa-like creature, capable of jumping vertically to great heights.
    • The Skimmer — A floating manta ray-like creature, capable of hovering above water and environmental hazards.
    • The Jackal — An elemental canine, capable of blinking across short distances and of making precision jumps.
    • The Griffon — A cat-bodied bird, capable of gliding across the sky with great speed.
    • The Warclaw — A suit of enchanted armour in the shape of a large cat, found within World versus World.
  • Living World Season 4, only accessible to those who own Path of Fire, introduces further mounts and a mount-related mastery track:
    • The Roller Beetle — A giant beetle that curls into a ball to race downhill and smash through walls. It wears a floating magitech saddle fashioned from asuran technology. Unlocked via Long Live the Lich.
    • The Skyscale — A Mists-born dragon adept at scaling cliffs and traversing through the air. Requires every episode of Season 4, partial completion of the first five episodes, and total completion of War Eternal.
    • The Crystal Champion mastery track adds additional skills common to all mounts.

Elite specializations[edit]

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Other features[edit]



Concept art[edit]



  • Two preview weekends were available to all players—the first from Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13, and the second on Friday, August 18 through to Sunday, August 20.[2]
  • Two stress tests were available for all players—one on August 31,[3] and the second on September 7[4]—for only about 2 hours each.
  • Pre-purchasing became available on August 1, 2017. Accounts that pre-purchased received:

External links[edit]

Developer Diaries