Upcoming changes and features

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Content updates[edit]

The following features have been mentioned by ArenaNet staff and are expected to be part of future game updates and releases.

Forthcoming[edit]

Living World
Festivals
World versus World
  • Bonus events[1]:
    • November 5, 2021 – November 12, 2021
    • December 10, 2021 – December 17, 2021
Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons
  • The third Guild Wars 2 expansion, in active development and planned to be released in (late[2]) February 2022[3][4][5][6]
  • Livestreams with expansion info throughout 2021[6]
    • October and November[2]
      • October 22, 2021 — Elite Specialization Beta 3 Preview
      • November 12, 2021 — Echovald Wilds Map Tour
      • November 19, 2021 — Jade Sea Map Tour
      • November 24, 2021 — Siege Turtle Preview
    • December through February 2022[2]
      • December 3, 2021 — Expansion Gameplay Overview
      • January 28, 2022 — New Kaineng City Map Tour
      • Late February 2022 — Launch Day Celebration
  • Beta access events will be available to all players, including free to play players. During each beta event, players will be able to create three fully equipped level 80 beta characters and play a selection of elite specializations in existing PvE, World vs. World, Player vs. Player, and open-world content.[7][8]
    • Beta Event 3: October 26, 2021 — October 30, 2021: the remaining three elite specializations.
    • Beta Event 4: November 30, 2021 — December 4, 2021: all elite specializations and the Siege Turtle.
Other

Mentioned[edit]

These changes have been mentioned by ArenaNet, but lack specific details and/or a release date.

General content
Player versus Player
  • Special Tournaments [12][13]
  • On Demand Tournaments [12]
  • Spirit Watch revisions [14]
  • Different ratings for different PvP modes [15]
  • Deathmatch custom arena map intended for larger teams. [16]
  • Large PvP map: 15 on 15[15]
  • Possibility of PvP / WvW Festival [9]
World versus World
  • Matchup information made available ahead of time is looked into, but complicated. [17]
  • Scaling objective rewards[9]
  • Re-balance of siege [18]
  • Possibility of PvP / WvW Festival[9]
Fractals of the Mists
Raids
  • More raids. [10][19][11]
  • Possibility of story difficulty option. [10]
  • Will not include new raid-specific masteries. [20]
Legendary Equipment
Super Adventure Box
  • World 3 and World 4 are unlikely to be added within the next year or two (as of 2020), but ArenaNet are "chipping away at it behind the scenes". [22]
Other
  • Guild Wars 2 coming to Steam, players won't be able to transfer an existing account to Steam. [23] Launch has been put on hold for the time being. [24]

Automated changes[edit]

Primary article: Server reset

Daily reset occurs at 00:00.
Weekly resets occur at:

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