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]

February 25th Update
  • Build and Equipment Templates: Revert button for changes to templates.[1]
  • Updates for Brand-New Players [2]
    • Simple achievements to guide new players through the early levels toward activities they might find interesting and award useful items and AP.
  • February 2020 Competitive Update [3]
PvP
WvW
PvP & WvW
  • Bonus Rewards Event [3]
The Icebrood Saga
  • Episode 3 — Unknown date.
  • Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire - in Q1 2020, story following Ryland's elite Steel Warband exploring the Darkrime Delves. [6]

Mentioned[edit]

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

General content
  • Episode 3 and 4 - map is meta-focused with a push-and-pull feel similar to WvW in a PvE setting [7]
  • Possibility of Jeweler level 500. [8]
  • Expansions are not ruled out.[9]
  • "Season One is always on our mind." [9]
  • More Strike Missions as a ramp for Raids.[7]
PvP
  • Special Tournaments [10][11]
  • On Demand Tournaments [10]
  • Spirit Watch revisions [12]
  • Different ratings for different PvP modes [13]
  • Deathmatch custom arena map intended for larger teams. [14]
  • Large PvP map: 15 on 15[13]
  • Possibility of PvP / WvW Festival [8]
World versus World
  • Matchup information made available ahead of time is looked into, but complicated. [15]
  • WvW World Restructuring of servers. [16][17][18][11]
  • Scaling objective rewards[8]
  • Re-balance of siege [19]
  • Possibility of PvP / WvW Festival[8]
Fractals
  • More fractals. [20][7]
  • New fractal will have challenge mode.[7]
Raids
Legendary Equipment
Super Adventure Box
  • World 3 and World 4 are unlikely to be added. [26]

Automated changes[edit]

Primary article: Server reset

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

  • Monday 07:30 UTCRaid rewards and progress reset. Guild mission rewards reset and new random missions given to guilds.
  • Monday 23:30Bjora Marches Strike Mission changes.
  • Thursday 20:00 UTCMap bonus rewards reset.
  • Friday 18:00 UTC (roughly) — World versus World reset for EU servers (the exact time varies from week to week).
  • Saturday 02:00 UTC (roughly) — World versus World reset for NA servers (the exact time varies from week to week).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comment by Fire Attunement
  2. ^ Updates for Brand-New Players by Fire Attunement
  3. ^ a b c d e f Call to Glory: February 2020 Competitive Update
  4. ^ Upcoming Balance Notes
  5. ^ Swiss Tournaments Are Coming
  6. ^ a b Looking Ahead to the New Year
  7. ^ a b c d e A Message from Andrew Gray
  8. ^ a b c d What’s Next for Guild Wars 2
  9. ^ a b c d The future of Guild Wars 2: “This is a statement: we’re not done”
  10. ^ a b PvP Features in Progress, Official Forum Post by Gaile Gray
  11. ^ a b Future Plans: Competitive
  12. ^ PvP Features in Progress
  13. ^ a b Comment by Ben Phongluangtham
  14. ^ Comment by Ben Phongluangtham, official Guild Wars 2 forums
  15. ^ Comment by Devon Carver
  16. ^ World Restructuring, Official Forum Post by Gaile Gray
  17. ^ World Restructuring Update 1, Update 1
  18. ^ World Restructuring Update 2, Update 2
  19. ^ WvW Work In Progress
  20. ^ a b [1], Full English translation for the german interview with Mike Z
  21. ^ [2], Post by Crystal Reid on the official forums
  22. ^ [3], Post by anet_ianim on Reddit
  23. ^ [4], post by DeltaxHunter on Reddit, Full English translation for the German interview with Mike Z.
  24. ^ [5], Post by mattp on Reddit
  25. ^ [6], Post by AndrewM on Reddit
  26. ^ Josh Foreman on Guild Chat #37