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A Very Merry Wintersday

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Game update: Tuesday, 11 December 2018

New raid

  • Secret Lair of the Snowmen - What are these usually jolly folks up to in there? It’s a secret! Gather a squad of brave revelers and descend into the icy heart of their domain in this new group Wintersday instance.

New achievements

New weapon skins and equipment

New items

New miniatures

New guild hall decorations

Gem Store

Shadow of the Mad King

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Game update: Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Halloween Events

New achievements

New weapon skins and equipment

New items

New miniatures

New guild hall decorations

Gem Store

A Star to Guide Us

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Game update: Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Living World Season 4

Episode 4 – A Star to Guide Us

New Achievements

New Zone

New Currencies

New Mastery

New Rewards

Legendary Weapon

Skins and equipment

Ascended Equipment

Items

Minis

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Lore Books

Content Updates

Raids

New Guild Hall Features

Gem Store

Festival of the Four Winds 2018

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Game update: Tuesday, 24 July 2018

New events and activities

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Labyrinthine Cliffs Crystal Collection
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Labyrinthine Cliffs Griffon Expert
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Labyrinthine Cliffs Griffon Master

New achievements

New skins and equipment

New items

New miniatures

New guild hall decorations

New Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Gem Store

Long Live the Lich

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Game update: Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Living World Season 4

Episode 3 – Long Live the Lich

New Achievements

New Zone

New Mount

New Currencies

New Rewards

Legendary Weapon

Skins and equipment

Items

Minis

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Stat Combination

Content Updates

Fractals of the Mists

Gem Store

A Bug in the System

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Game update: Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Living World Season 4

Episode 2 – A Bug in the System

New Achievements

New Zone

New Currencies

New Mastery

New Rewards

New Legendary Weapon

Skins and equipment

Ascended Equipment

Items

Minis

Utility

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Content Updates

Character creation

  • One new female charr face, one new charr hairstyle, several new charr horns

Gem Store

A Very Merry Wintersday 2017

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Game update: Tuesday, 12 December 2017

New events

New achievements

New weapon skins and equipment

New items

New miniatures

New guild hall decorations

Gem Store

Daybreak

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Game update: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Living World Season 4

Episode 1 - Daybreak

New Achievements

New Zone

New Currencies

New Mastery

New Rewards

Legendary Weapon

Legendary Trinket

Skins and equipment

Ascended Equipment

Items

Minis

Utility

Upgrades

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Lore Books

Content Updates

Fractals of the Mists

Raids

New Guild Hall Features

Gem Store

General

Shadow of the Mad King 2017

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Game update: Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Lion's Arch loading screen

Halloween Events

  • Mad King's Labyrinth - Bloody Prince Edrick has taken over parts of the Mad King's Labyrinth and is controlling the undead armies in the Mad King's Realm. The Skeletal Lich, Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn, and the Labyrinthine Horror lie in wait.
    • Labyrinth Race - Take part in a race through the Labyrinth on your mounts. (Occurs roughly every 20 minutes)
  • Mad King's Clock Tower - Tyria's most maddening jumping puzzle thrilled players during last year's Halloween event and returns better than ever.
  • Ascent to Madness - Fight against the Mad King Thorn himself, as he trades in his usual jokes and pranks to face you head on.
  • Mad King Says - Join the Mad King Thorn as he commands you to perform actions, or attempts to trick you.
  • Lunatic Inquisition - Attempt to survive the night as a villager while the Lunatic Courtiers hunt you down.

New Achievements

New Equipment

New Miniatures

New Guild Hall Decorations

New Black Lion Trading Company Items

Returning Black Lion Trading Company Items

One Path Ends

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Game update: Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Living World Season 3

Episode 6 – One Path Ends

New Achievements

New Zone

New Mastery

New Rewards

Items

Legendary Trinket

Legendary Weapons

Equipment

Ascended equipment

Minis

Food

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Lore Books

Content Updates

Fractals of the Mists

General

  • Existing types of material were added to the material storage

Gem Store

June 2017 Competitive Feature Pack

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Game update: Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Flashpoint

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Game update: Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Living World Season 3

Episode 5 – Flashpoint

New Achievements

New Zone

New Mastery

New Rewards

Legendary Armor

Legendary Weapon

Items

Equipment

Ascended Equipment

Minis

Utility

Upgrades

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Content Updates

New Guild Hall Features

Gem Store

Super Adventure Festival 2017

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Game update: Thursday, 30 March 2017

New Achievements

New Reward tracks

New Items

New Guild Hall Decorations

New Black Lion Trading Company Items

The Head of the Snake

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Game update: Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Living World Season 3

Episode 4 – The Head of the Snake

New Achievements

Meta achievements were also added or made available again for all existing Structured PvP maps.

New Raid

New Zone

New Mastery

New Rewards

Legendary Weapon

Items

Equipment

Ascended Equipment

Minis

Food

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Stat Combination

Lore Books

Content Updates

Fractals of the Mists

New Guild Hall Features

Gem Store

Wintersday 2016

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Game update: Tuesday, 13 December 2016

New Miniatures
Mini Tiny Snowball
New Mystic Forge Recipe
Mini Snowball
Mini Large Snowball
New Items
Frostforged weapon skins
Winter's Heart Infusion
Cask-Strength Eggnog
New Weapons
Wrapped Greatsword
Wrapped Scepter
Wrapped Shield
Wrapped Staff
Wrapped Sword
New Decorations

A Crack in the Ice

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Game update: Monday, 21 November 2016

Living World Season 3

Episode 3 – A Crack in the Ice

New Achievements

New Zone

New Mastery

New Rewards

Legendary Weapon

Skins and equipment

Ascended Equipment

Items

Minis

Food

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Content Updates

Fractals of the Mists

Gem Store

Shadow of the Mad King 2016

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Game update: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Lion's Arch loading screen

Halloween Events

  • Mad King's Labyrinth - Bloody Prince Edrick has taken over parts of the Mad King's Labyrinth and is controlling the undead armies in the Mad King's Realm. The Skeletal Lich, Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn, and the Labyrinthine Horror lie in wait.
  • Mad King's Clock Tower - Tyria's most maddening jumping puzzle thrilled players during last year's Halloween event and returns better than ever.
  • Ascent to Madness - Fight against the Mad King Thorn himself, as he trades in his usual jokes and pranks to face you head on.
  • Mad King Says - Join the Mad King Thorn as he commands you to perform actions, or attempts to trick you.

New Achievements

New Weapon Skins

New Miniatures

New Items

New Guild Hall Decorations

New Black Lion Trading Company Items

Returning Black Lion Trading Company Items

Rising Flames

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Game update: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Living World Season 3

Episode 2 – Rising Flames

New Achievements

New Zone

New Mastery

New Rewards

Legendary Weapon

Items

Equipment

Ascended Equipment

Minis

Food

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Content Updates

Structured PvP

Fractals of the Mist

New Guild Hall Features

Gem Store

Out of the Shadows

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Game update: Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Living World Season 3

Episode 1 – Out of the Shadows

New Achievements

New Zone

New Currencies

New Mastery

New Rewards

Skins

Items

Equipment

Ascended Equipment

Minis

Reward Tracks (sPvP and WvW)

Lore Books

Content Updates

Fractals of the Mists

Raids

Structured PvP

New Guild Hall Features

General

  • New Emotes/crossarms, /sad, /talk, /thanks, /upset
  • Salvage All by rarity

Gem Store

Spring 2016 Quarterly Update

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Game update: Tuesday, 19 April 2016

  • Updates to Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Maps
    The rewards in the Heart of Thorns maps have had a significant rebalance focused on providing more frequent rewards while playing through all content on these maps.
    Adventures are now unlocked more often. They have more forgiving time limits and allow players to more easily reach bronze, silver, and gold completion.
  • Max-Level Boost
    All Heart of Thorns owners will receive a Level-80 Boost consumable. In addition, this item will automatically be delivered in a one-time, free Shared Inventory Slot.
  • Dungeon Reward Increase
    Dungeon tokens given in the daily bonus chest awarded the first time each dungeon path is completed have been increased from 40 to 80 tokens.
    Added a new repeatable achievement for completing 8 unique dungeon paths. Completing this achievement will award players with 5 gold and 150 tokens from the dungeon of their choice.
  • Fractals of the Mists Polish
    Each day there will be 3 recommended islands given to players, with each island having daily achievements for completing it at or above scale 1, at or above scale 26, at or above scale 51, and at or above scale 76. Players will be awarded the daily achievement for that recommended island when completing it at that scale or higher.
    Cliffside should be less tedious and include improvements on the things that make it unique.
  • LFG Update
    The Looking for Group (LFG) tool has been updated to handle groups larger than five members.
    Added many new categories and subcategories in the Looking for Group tool.
  • Updates to World vs. World
    In order to achieve more balanced team sizes in World vs. World, most worlds will be linked in WvW with one other world, creating a combined world with a boosted population.
    Reward tracks have been added to World vs. World. One of the tracks offers players a chance to earn the new WvW-exclusive Triumphant armor set.
    WvW-Provisions Master: This new ability line improves a player's ability to gather loot and grants access to the wares of the Permanent Portable Provisioner.
    The Desert borderlands map layout has been updated with a large number of adjustments to improve navigation and create better spaces for fighting, especially around the three keeps.
  • Raid Lobby
    In order to streamline the raiding experience and help prevent overcrowding in Verdant Brink, we've added a raid lobby to the Lion's Arch Aerodrome in Fort Marriner.
    Added a portal to a newly developed Special Forces Training Arena instance for damage-per-second (DPS) training.
  • Update to Daily Achievements and Rewards
    We overhauled daily achievements, adding new, specific Heart of Thorns dailies for those who own the expansion, plus new jumping puzzle, minidungeon, and dungeon path dailies to the regular rotation. These changes—plus the addition of a new flat gold reward for completing the Daily Completionist achievement—should encourage players to explore a wider variety of content.
  • Skills and Balance Updates
    Elementalist: For this update, we'll be looking at weapon skills that promote both scepter and dagger.
    Engineer: Our goal for this quarter has been to reduce a bit of the scrapper's survivability while updating the base engineer with multiple weapon and utility quality-of-life changes.
    Guardian: A large portion of the changes occurring for the guardian are aimed toward reducing the dragonhunter's group controlling and killing capacity in WvW while toning down its ranged spike damage capability prevalent in other areas.
    Mesmer: This quarter, we'll be looking a bit at the scepter and pushing it toward more hybrid capabilities.
    Necromancer: There are a few areas that we feel need to be balanced, specifically chill application and survivability.
    Ranger: We've been going through and updating a few of the underused weapons available to the ranger.
    Revenant:This quarter's balance changes are focused on improving Ventari and the off-hand sword while slightly lowering the defensive capabilities of the Shiro legend.
    Thief: Survivability has been boosted a bit, with healing skills and traits working to provide more condition removal, vigor, and healing.
    Warrior: We're looking to boost defense in areas where the warrior specializes in it.
  • PvP Map Changes
    Spirit Watch: We've made a change to the first orb spawn time so that it happens much later than the current Spirit Watch timings, and we've also changed how fast the orb respawns once it's successfully captured.
    Skyhammer: Created a barrier around the edge of the map to prevent players from falling or being knocked off. Reworked the Skyhammer secondary mechanic: The Skyhammer now becomes available at specific intervals—3 minutes into the match, 6 minutes in, 9 minutes in, and 12 minutes in.
  • Scribing Changes
    Adjustments have been made to generally lower the cost of scribing and improve the process of leveling scribing.
    All basic decorations are available from Cullen as soon as the Guild Workshop is made.
    Many scribing recipes have been simplified to reduce the need to make multiple tiers of materials or to reduce the number of materials needed, and some rare items have had their drop rates adjusted to increase supply.
    Assembly times have been significantly reduced.
    Resonating Slivers now drop from all dailies and have a chance to drop from ore resource nodes in the guild hall and in WvW.
  • Other Bug-fixing and Polish
    Players can now specify a quantity when purchasing items from a vendor.
    All combo fields in the game have been given a visual update to make them more distinct in combat.

Super Adventure Festival 2016

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Game update: Friday, 1 April 2016

Winter 2016 Quarterly Update

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Game update: Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Balance changes

Enhanced Squad UI

  • Squad markers allow up to 8 unique markers for placement.
  • Lieutenants can now be appointed to manage the squad.

PvE

PvP

  • New Mist Champion: Tybalt Leftpaw
  • New Amulets
    • Marauder
    • Sage
    • Paladin
    • Mender

WvW

  • Upgrades now occur based on the number of dolyaks that reach a location.
  • Teams now receive points when killing other players.
  • Players will now only be able to revive defeated allies outside of combat.

General

New Achievements
New Items
New Miniatures
New Mist Champion Reward Tracks
  • Tybalt Reward Track
  • Tybalt Miniature Reward Track
New Decorations
New Gem Store Items
Returning Gem Store Items

A Very Merry Wintersday 2015

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Game update: Tuesday, 15 December 2015

New armor skins
New Miniatures
New Mystic Forge Recipe
New Items
New Decorations
Gem Store
Map of the Orphans

Shadow of the Mad King 2015

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Game update: Friday, 23 October 2015

New Lion's Arch loading screen
  • Shadow of the Mad King (2015 achievements)
  • Mad King's Clock Tower - Tyria's most maddening jumping puzzle thrilled players during last year's Halloween event and returns better than ever.
  • Mad King's Labyrinth - Bloody Prince Edrick has taken over parts of the Mad King's Labyrinth and is controlling the undead armies in the Mad King's Realm. The Skeletal Lich, Grand High Viscount of Candy Corn, and the Labyrinthine Horror lie in wait.
  • Ascent to Madness - Fight against the Mad King Thorn himself, as he trades in his usual jokes and pranks to face you head on.
  • Mad King Says - Join the Mad King Thorn as he commands you to perform actions, or attempts to trick you.

New Armor Skins

New Weapons

New Miniatures

New Items

Guild Hall Decorations

Gem Store

Point of No Return

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Game update: Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Achievements
New Rewards
New Equipment Appearances
New Items
New World boss
Gem Store

Season 2, Episode 8: Point of No Return

The memory seeds have led to a cave in the Silverwastes where Caithe once chased after Wynne. Getting into it, however, won't be so easy. Perhaps Ogden Stonehealer at the Durmand Priory will know of a solution.

— Story journal summary

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