Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:28:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Shatterspark Items for a Striking Look Tue, 11 Jan 2022 00:01:38 +0000

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    Shatterspark Cape and Shatterspark Sword Skin

    Lightning can strike twice—once on your strong, heroic shoulders and once in your sword-swinging hand. Match these flashy new wardrobe pieces with the Shatterspark Gloves Skin and Shatterspark Shoulders Skin, which are available now for 20% off.

    What’s in Stock

    We’re refreshing our seasonal selection of unlimited gathering tools this week. Come get a head start on spring’s bounty!

    Returning Today
    20% Off—Dreadnought Raptor Skin

    Returning This Week
    30% Off—Mordrem Alpha Jackal Skin, Eir’s Legacy Longbow, Soul River Glider, and Tanglewood Backpack and Glider Combo

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

WvW World Restructuring Beta 3 begins on January 14 Fri, 07 Jan 2022 00:01:43 +0000

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Hi all,

The third beta for the WvW World Restructuring feature will take place January 14 through January 21. As usual, the beta event begins with each region’s respective World vs World reset.

The functionality in this beta will be the same as the second beta in December, but we’ve addressed several bugs that were negatively impacting the player experience.

Matchmaking will be re-run for this beta event. The in-game panel for selecting the guild you’d like to play with during the beta is already enabled. You must make your guild selection by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8) on January 13 or you may be matchmade as an individual for the beta event (i.e. not with your guild).

A WvW bonus experience event will be active between January 14 and January 21 (100% bonus to World Experience, a 25% bonus to reward-track progress, and a 50% bonus to magic find).

We’ll see you in-game on January 14!

-The Guild Wars 2 Team

See You in 2022! Fri, 17 Dec 2021 00:01:43 +0000

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The Guild Wars 2 team is preparing to sign off for our annual winter break, and we’re sending you and your loved ones all our best wishes for the New Year. We’ll be back on January 4, ready to begin the final stretch of our journey to Cantha!

Thank You from Team ArenaNet

We want to extend a special thanks to our community for your generosity, kindness, and companionship during our 2021 Extra Life Game Day event. With your help, we raised over $100,000 USD to benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, for a total of more than $500,000 USD raised since we began participating in Extra Life in 2018. This year was our best ever—and we’re already looking forward to breaking our record again in 2022!

Lunar New Year 2022

This year’s Lunar New Year festival begins on January 25. Pick up some extra luck—and snacks—before Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons™.

Need a Light?

There are plenty of preparations to make before we set sail, and you can still catch up on the Seasons of the Dragons meta-achievement and earn legendary rewards!

In May we kicked off Living World Return, a retrospective playthrough event to help new players catch up on the story of the Dragon Cycle and to send level 80 players off to Cantha with some powerful equipment. During their spotlight weeks, episodes of Living World from Seasons 2 through 5 were free to unlock, and new achievements appeared in the story journal.

The Seasons of the Dragons meta-achievement will always be available. Complete the Living World Return meta-achievements whenever you like and earn an Ascended Weapon Chest, a Fragment of Prismatic Light, a 32-Slot Hero’s Trusty Backpack, the Returning Champion title, and a Prismatic Champion’s Regalia legendary amulet. When Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons arrives, you can redeem the Fragment of Prismatic Light for your choice of the new legendary precursor weapons.

Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons

We revealed the first gameplay details about the expansion during our July 27 First Look livestream. Since then, we’ve released more information about many of the expansion features:

Thank you to everyone who participated in the four beta preview events and took the new elite specializations and siege turtle out for a spin in Tyria! We can’t wait to see them out in the wild again.

Shortly after we come back from our holiday break, we’ll give you more information on our schedule for livestreams and activities leading up to the release.

While we’re looking forward to the future, have you considered what jade tech can do for you? Soon we’ll be ready to tell you all about the final Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons Mastery line—and all its practical uses for your busy adventuring lifestyle. Stay tuned!

Sparkling Winter Nights with the Lunar Chest Tue, 14 Dec 2021 00:03:29 +0000

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    Free Wintersday Gifts

    Happy Wintersday from the Black Lion Trading Company! Log in this week and visit the Gem Store to get your free Black Lion Claim Ticket.

    On December 17, log in and pick up a free Guaranteed Wardrobe Unlock. Thank you for a wonderful, fashionable year!

    Icy Demon Horns

    Crown yourself with these delicate demonic horns and add a touch of danger to your holiday looks.

    Plushy Raptor Skin

    More fuzzy than fearsome, this enormous plush raptor is the perfect mount to ride on your gift delivery route. It’s available for direct purchase and can be found as an uncommon drop inside Black Lion Chests.

    Keep your entire stable of mounts warm! The Cozy Wintersday Mounts Pack is back in stock.

    Lunar Chest

    Inside each chest, you’re guaranteed to find a redeemable Black Lion Statuette, a Black Lion Material Bag: Icebrood Saga, and two common items. You also have a chance to find something rarer in the fifth slot, including special items, glyphs, and skins from the Seven Reapers Weapon Collection and Alchemist Weapon Collection.

    Exclusive Item: Lunar Backpack and Glider Combo
    Descend with the glittering glory of a peaceful winter night. You’ll surely be a calming presence during the next Shatterer attack.

    Abyss Stalker Weapon Collection
    Add these sinister skins to your weapons, and your enemies will be in very deep trouble. They’re available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for one Black Lion Claim Ticket each.

    What’s in Stock

    Stop by the Gem Store later this week to peruse our updated stock of winter outfits.

    Returning Today
    20% Off—Basic Harvesting Node Pack, Basic Lumber Node Pack, Basic Ore Node Pack, Basic Cloth Rack, Basic Leather Rack, and Snowflake Gobbler Pack

    Returning This Week
    20% Off—Fancy Winter Outfit, Winter Monarch Outfit, Arctic Explorer Outfit, Ice Encasement Outfit, Winter Solstice Outfit, Wintersday Appearance Package, and Winter Solstice Appearance Pack

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

Enter to Win an HP OMEN Laptop Tue, 14 Dec 2021 00:02:41 +0000

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We’re partnering with OMEN by HP to give you a chance to win a powerful new gaming laptop. Visit the portal and complete activities like following Guild Wars 2 and OMENbyHP on Twitter. The more activities you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win!

One grand prize winner will recieve an OMEN laptop. Check out the complete rules and regulations for all the details.

Wintersday 2021 is Live Tue, 14 Dec 2021 00:01:01 +0000

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Happy Wintersday! Our annual holiday festival is now live. Check out the release highlights and update notes for all the details.

Enjoy Wintersday and Enter to Win

Log in every day during the festival for a chance to win sweet gaming gear from BENQ, HyperX, and HP OMEN! One of these festive prize packages could be yours:

  • HyperX Alloy Origins keyboard, HyperX Pulsefire Raid mouse & HyperX Cloud II Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons™ branded headset
  • HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard, HyperX PulseFire FPS Pro, HyperX Cloud Revolver headset and OMEN Transceptor backpack

From December 14 to January 3 you’ll earn one entry each time you log in to Guild Wars 2. Read the official rules for all the details.

Where to Go

Divinity’s Reach is the hub for Wintersday festivities. Check your mail for a letter from Tixx containing an Invitation to Wintersday, which you can use to travel instantly to Divinity’s Reach.

You’ll also receive a letter from Orphan Laine, who needs your help with a scavenger hunt. The hunt will require you to travel to some areas intended for level-80 players, but once you’ve unlocked it you can complete it at any time, even after Wintersday ends.

For the duration of the festival, massive Mysterious Presents will appear in the open world in Central Tyria maps. They explode when unwrapped, so take care! Fight off hostile skritt and collect the Wintersday Gifts that fall out.

What to Do

Snow is falling over Divinity’s Reach, and the Crown Pavilion is decorated for the season. If you look up, you’ll see Toymaker Tixx’s enormous airship, the Infinirarium, hovering overhead!

The Crown Pavilion

Visit locations marked by a peppermint candy on your map to participate in Wintersday activities. Don’t forget to visit Wintersday trees and Tixx himself each day to collect gifts.

Ho-Ho-Tron is collecting donations for those in need. Once enough kind souls have given gold for a gift delivery, you’ll need to protect the little golem and the gift-bearing festive dolyak from thieving skritt on their way to the portal.

Your mounts want to celebrate, too! Keep an ear open for race announcements and take your trusted companions on a spin around the city. If you don’t have a mount of your own, you can rent one.

If you just can’t eat another bite of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream, donate some Wintersday treats to the Seraph so they can share them with allies in Amnoon.

Helping Orphans

Speak to the Charity Corps Seraph to purchase gifts and wrapping paper and exchange them for Wrapped Gifts. Deliver gifts to orphans found all over Divinity’s Reach every day to brighten their holiday and earn karma.

The Wondrous Workshop

Gather four friends and take the giant peppermint portal near Tixx up to the Infinirarium to help save Wintersday. Skritt and rebellious toys are running amok up there!

Speak to the Toy Captain at the nearby vista to tackle Toypocalypse, a defense minigame located in the Infinirarium. You can jump into a private game with your friends or join a public instance.

Secret Lair of the Snowmen

The snowmen need your help—their leader’s heart has frozen solid! Join this Strike Mission in a public group or a preformed squad.

Winter Wonderland

Chat with the Festive Youth to challenge this jumping puzzle. You’ll need to be fast on your feet to ward off the chill and stay on top of delicate snowflakes and exploding presents.

Bell Choir

Follow color-coded cues to master this musical minigame. Talk to the Bell Maestro to get ringing.

Snowball Mayhem

Sure, snowball fights are great fun for kids…but this is snowball war. The Festive Lionguard will transport you to the battlefield for a PvP minigame with wintry weapon skills.


Wintersday activities award Wintersday Gifts containing an assortment of holiday treats and surprises. Festival currency includes snowflakes, Snow Diamonds, and karma, which you can exchange for minis, recipes, tonics, and more.

Many unique rewards are obtained by completing achievements. You’ll find information on the Wintersday achievements and their rewards in your Hero panel under the Daily and Festivals categories.

Above all, have a very merry Wintersday! Just remember—if there’s a snowball in your hand, you’re fair game.

The Guild Wars 2 Art Show: December 15 Mon, 13 Dec 2021 00:01:58 +0000

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Don’t miss the next episode of the Guild Wars 2 Art Show livestream, where our ArenaNet Creative Partners show their latest Guild Wars 2-inspired work, discuss art techniques, and hang out in chat. Let’s celebrate art together!

The Guild Wars 2 Art Show

Wednesday, December 15 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-8)
Host: DiesVitae

Enter to Win Awesome Gaming Gear from HyperX Fri, 10 Dec 2021 00:01:52 +0000

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We’re partnering with HyperX to give you a chance to win some brand new upgrades for your holiday battlestation. Visit the portal and complete activities like following Guild Wars 2 and HyperX on Twitter. The more activities you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win!

Grand Prize (1 Winner)

  • 1x HyperX Alloy Origins Keyboard
  • 1x HyperX Pulsefire Raid Mouse
  • 1x HyperX Cloud II Branded Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons™ Headset

For more information, read the official rules and regulations.

Ready to Roam with the Wandering Weapon Master Appearance Package Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:01:33 +0000

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    Wandering Weapon Master Appearance Package

    You’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so make sure you’re prepared for anything Tyria throws your way. This package comes with a Wandering Weapon Master Outfit, Wandering Weapon Master Cape, 5 Charr Dye Kits, a Mythic Weapon Choice, and a Total Makeover Kit. The cape and outfit are also sold individually.

    What’s in Stock

    Stop in later this week to check out our updated selection of armor piece skins!

    Returning Today
    30% Off—Belinda’s Greatsword Skin, God-Slayer Bow Pack, Infused Blades Package, Tiger Insignia Axe Skin, Wolfheart Sword Skin, Wolfheart Shield Skin, and Chain Whip Sword Skin

    Returning This Week
    30% Off—Mount Adoption License, Metallurgic Dye Kit, Norn Dye Kit, Vibrant Dye Kit, Winter Chimes Dye Kit, Flame Dye Kit, Frost Dye Kit, and Glint’s Winter Dye Kit

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

Wintersday 2021 is Coming! Mon, 06 Dec 2021 00:01:26 +0000

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Put on your coziest sweater and wind up your snowball-throwing arm—Tyria’s merriest holiday begins next week! Join the Wintersday festivities in Divinity’s Reach from December 14 to January 4.

We’re kicking off the season with chances to win fantastic prizes—and a few surprises along the way. Follow our official the official Guild Wars 2 Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts for more sweepstakes and Wintersday cheer!

Guild Wars 2 Holiday Selfie Sweepstakes

Have you updated your characters’ looks with one of the new customization options? Do you have a special holiday style to celebrate Wintersday? Maybe you’ve been rocking the same classic look since the Exodus of the Gods? We want to see your fashion power! Head over to our portal and post a glamorous screenshot of your favorite character on Twitter or Instagram. Include the #GW2HolidaySelfie and #GW2Sweepstakes tags in your post, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win!

Three Grand Prize winners will each receive a Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition (complete with a handsome statue of Rytlock Brimstone), and five First Prize winners will each receive a trove of 800 gems. Read the official rules and regulations for all the details.

Enter to Win a BenQ MOBIUZ EX2710S Gaming Monitor

We’re partnering with BenQ to give you a chance to win a brand new MOBIUZ EX2710S Gaming Monitor for your holiday battlestation. Visit the portal and complete activities like following Guild Wars 2 and BenQ on Twitter. The more activities you complete, the more chances you’ll have to win! For more information, read the official rules and regulations.