Living World Return

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Living World is the story of the dragon cycle, and now is the perfect time to look at everything that’s happened on the path that brought us here. Join the mission to catch up on Living World episodes you’ve missed—for free—and jump-start your legendary journey in Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons!

— Official description

Living World Return is a series of bonus events that put different Living World episodes on spotlight each week with new achievements and rewards. After their respective bonus event has ended, the achievements, as well the rewards, will be permanently available from Side Stories.

Releases[edit]

Living World Return Date Free episodes New achievements Meta reward
Season 2 May 25, 2021 — June 01, 2021 Gates of Maguuma
Entanglement
Gates of Maguuma.png Return to Gates of Maguuma and Entanglement Massive Achievement Chest.png Pact Fleet Weapon Cache
June 01, 2021 — June 08, 2021 The Dragon's Reach, Part 1
The Dragon's Reach, Part 2
The Dragon's Reach, Part 2.png Return to The Dragon's Reach Massive Achievement Chest.png Pact Fleet Weapon Cache
June 08, 2021 — June 15, 2021 Echoes of the Past
Tangled Paths
Echoes of the Past.png Return to Echoes of the Past and Tangled Paths Massive Achievement Chest.png Pact Fleet Weapon Cache

Claiming[edit]

Where to claim episodes inside the Story Journal.
  • Log in to the game during the free period to receive the episodes.
    • On logging in to a character you will receive the unlocks, as well as the event notification, in your ingame mail.
    • In a case you cannot access the mail, you can also claim the episodes directly from the Story Journal for 0 Gem.png.

Rewards[edit]

  • Complete all the new Season 2 and 3 achievements to earn a voucher for a Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons precursor weapon. When the expansion launches, you can redeem it and begin crafting your very own third-generation legendary weapon.
  • After completing the new meta-achievement, Seasons of the Dragons, for all three playable Living World seasons and The Icebrood Saga, you’ll receive a legendary amulet.
This achievement rewards items.This achievement rewards a title. Seasons of the Dragons Current Events 100Achievement points
Complete all Return meta-achievements. Return meta-achievements will become available over time, and they are permanently available once introduced.
Title: Title icon.png Returning Champion
Rewards:
  • Tier
1: Deluxe Gear Box.png Ascended Weapon Chest
  • Tier
2: Fragment of Prismatic Light.png Fragment of Prismatic Light
  • Tier
3: Soldier's Backpack.png 32-Slot Hero's Trusty Backpack
  • Tier
4: Prismatic Champion's Inheritance.png Prismatic Champion's Inheritance

Objectives:
  • (total of 24 or more upcoming)
4 Achievements Completed 25Achievement points
10 Achievements Completed 25Achievement points
16 Achievements Completed 25Achievement points
24 Achievements Completed 25Achievement points

Mail[edit]

Special event mail
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Return to the Living World Story


A special event focusing on a previous Living World story chapter is active this week! Check it out to earn special bonus rewards for playing that chapter's story and map. Completing multiple sets of event achievements across the Living World story will progress the Seasons of the Dragons meta-achievement, with some legendary rewards available!

If you missed a week or need to wait to experience the story, don't worry— the achievements are permanent. Look for achievements from previous weeks in the Side Stories category in the Achievements tab in your Hero panel.

Week 1 mail
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Return to Gates of Maguuma and Entanglement


A bonus event for returning to Living World story chapter missions and maps is active this week! In case you don't own the related episodes yet, here are free unlocks.

Consortium NDA.png Story Unlock: "Gates of Maguuma"
Consortium NDA.png Story Unlock: "Entanglement"


Visit scenic Dry top.

Waypoint (tango icon).png Prosperity Waypoint

Week 2 mail
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Return to The Dragon's Reach


A bonus event for returning to Living World story chapter missions and maps is active this week! In case you don't own the related episodes yet, here are free unlocks.

Consortium NDA.png Story Unlock: "The Dragon's Reach, Part 1"
Consortium NDA.png Story Unlock: "The Dragon's Reach, Part 2"


Visit scenic Dry top.

Waypoint (tango icon).png Prosperity Waypoint

Week 3 mail
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ArenaNet ArenaNet tag.png

Return to Echoes of the Past and Tangled Paths


A bonus event for returning to Living World story chapter missions and maps is active this week! In case you don't own the related episodes yet, here are free unlocks.

Consortium NDA.png Story Unlock: "Echoes of the Past"
Consortium NDA.png Story Unlock: "Tangled Paths"


Visit the scenic Silverwastes.

Waypoint (tango icon).png Camp Resolve Waypoint

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