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]

WvW and PvP
  • World Restructuring/Alliances — info about betas in August 2021[1]
Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons
  • The third Guild Wars 2 expansion, in active development and planned to be released in February 2022[2][3][4][1]
  • Livestreams with expansion info throughout 2021[1]
  • 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.
    • Beta Event 1: August 17, 2021 — August 21, 2021: three elite specializations, including Virtuoso.
    • Beta Event 2: September 21, 2021 — September 25, 2021
    • Beta Event 3: October 26, 2021 — October 30, 2021
    • Beta Event 4: November 30, 2021 — December 4, 2021: all elite specializations, the Siege Turtle.

Mentioned[edit]

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

General content
PvP
  • Special Tournaments [9][10]
  • On Demand Tournaments [9]
  • Spirit Watch revisions [11]
  • Different ratings for different PvP modes [12]
  • Deathmatch custom arena map intended for larger teams. [13]
  • Large PvP map: 15 on 15[12]
  • Possibility of PvP / WvW Festival [5]
World versus World
  • Matchup information made available ahead of time is looked into, but complicated. [14]
  • World Restructuring/Alliances — info about betas in August 2021[1]
  • Scaling objective rewards[5]
  • Re-balance of siege [15]
  • Possibility of PvP / WvW Festival[5]
Fractals of the Mists
Raids
  • More raids. [6][16][7]
  • Possibility of story difficulty option. [6]
  • Will not include new raid-specific masteries. [17]
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". [19]
Other
  • Guild Wars 2 coming to Steam, players won't be able to transfer an existing account to Steam. [20] Launch has been put on hold for the time being. [21]

Automated changes[edit]

Primary article: Server reset

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e ArenaNet Studio Update: July 2021, GuildWars2.com
  2. ^ a b c Looking Ahead to Spring, Summer, and the Future
  3. ^ Guild Wars 2 Anniversary Livestream
  4. ^ Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, Official Guild Wars 2 website
  5. ^ a b c d What’s Next for Guild Wars 2
  6. ^ a b c The future of Guild Wars 2: “This is a statement: we’re not done”
  7. ^ a b c A Message from Andrew Gray
  8. ^ Twisted Marionette Update, official Guild Wars 2 forums
  9. ^ a b PvP Features in Progress, Official Forum Post by Gaile Gray
  10. ^ Future Plans: Competitive
  11. ^ PvP Features in Progress
  12. ^ a b Comment by Ben Phongluangtham
  13. ^ Comment by Ben Phongluangtham, official Guild Wars 2 forums
  14. ^ Comment by Devon Carver
  15. ^ WvW Work In Progress
  16. ^ a b [1], Full English translation for the german interview with Mike Z
  17. ^ [2], Post by anet_ianim on Reddit
  18. ^ [3], Post by mattp on Reddit
  19. ^ Comment by Laevateinn.6289, official Guild Wars 2 forums
  20. ^ Guild Wars 2 coming to Steam
  21. ^ [4], Guild Wars 2 Steam Release News, Guildwars2.com