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.

Living World[4]
  • Living World Season 1 returns - 5 releases over 2022, permanently free for everyone
    • TBD - Episode 5: Battle for Lion's Arch
  • New maps and story in Cantha
Strike Missions[4]
  • New Strike Mission and Challenge Mode with Season 1 - Battle for Lion's Arch
World vs World[4][5]
  • WvW World Restructuring system - population balance
  • More rewarding
  • WvW betas
  • WvW bonus events
Legendary weapons[4][6]
  • TBD - Legendary variant themed after Jormag
  • TBD - Legendary variant themed after Primordus
  • TBD - Legendary variant themed after Soo-Won
  • Profession and specialization balances with higher priority
  • Updated new player experience[7]
    • Small, incremental changes, testing with a small number of players
    • Changes every few weeks


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

  • Fourth expansion pack - announced on March 22, 2022, don't expect news anytime soon[4]
General content
  • Possibility of Jeweler level 500. [8]
  • More Strike Missions as a ramp for Raids.[9][10]
  • Bonus PvE events[10]
Player versus Player
  • Special Tournaments [11][12]
  • On Demand Tournaments [11]
  • Spirit Watch revisions [13]
  • Different ratings for different PvP modes [14]
  • Deathmatch custom arena map intended for larger teams. [15]
  • Large PvP map: 15 on 15[14]
  • Possibility of PvP / WvW Festival [8]
World versus World
  • Matchup information made available ahead of time is looked into, but complicated. [16]
  • Scaling objective rewards[8]
  • Re-balance of siege [17][4]
  • Possibility of PvP / WvW Festival[8]
Fractals of the Mists
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". [21]

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