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Guild Wars 2 News

Latest Headlines for Guild Wars 2

  • Personal Story Restoration Detailed

    A few weeks ago, ArenaNet announced that it would be restoring the Guild Wars 2 Personal Story, most notably replacing the deactivated "My Greatest Fear" story. In addition, steps from Chapter 8 were moved to Chapter 7 which created an issue with players not being able to access some content and gave a feeling of discontinuity to the overall story arc.

    Reported on Mar 31, 2015
  • ArenaNet Wants You to be Legendary

    The weapon is considered to be one of the most important aspects of a character. Sure your armor makes you look great, while also keeping those arrows from piercing your lungs, but the weapon you wield is what really strikes fear into the heart of your enemies. The legendary weapons in Guild Wars 2 are seen as a sign of great prowess, marking one as a member of the elite. But soon that status may extend to more players.

    Reported on Mar 29, 2015
  • Precursor Crafting Mini-Q&A

    Last week, ArenaNet laid out the first details for the new Legendary Crafting ability that high-level players will have access to when Heart of Thorns launches. We had the opportunity to interview game designer Lindsay Murdock about the precursor aspect of the journey.

    Reported on Mar 30, 2015
  • Crafting Your Own Legendary Weapon

    Legendary weapons in Guild Wars 2 have, up to now, only been available by purchasing from the trading post, through the Mystic Forge, or via drops. However, Heart of Thorns will change all that and allow players to embark on a journey to craft their own Legendary Weapons.

    Reported on Mar 26, 2015
  • Traitors In Our Midst

    This week, Jason ponders the social repercussions of Mordremoth's rise and how the other races of Tyria could or should react to the "threat" of rogue sylvari.

    Reported on Mar 22, 2015
  • Blog Details New Desert Borderlands WvW Map

    A new developer blog has been posted by Guild Wars 2 game designer Tyler Bearce. In it, Bearce discusses the new WvW Desert Borderlands map and how it will bring new elements to PvP. The team, Bearce writes, has learned a lot about "what works and what doesn't in the time since releasing the original game." To that end, the team wanted to give players something really new that should give players new battlegrounds to master.

    Reported on Mar 17, 2015
  • Today's Update Includes First Person Camera & More!

    Today's Guild Wars 2 update notes have been released with the welcomed surprise that the first-person view camera is now part of the game. Also, the WvW map requirement for the World Completion achievement has been removed and a new streaming client notification system has been implemented.

    Reported on Mar 16, 2015
  • Sylvari: A People Torn

    Back before Guild Wars 2 was released the Sylvari were already captivating the minds of future players. We had the chance to see the Sylvari undergo dramatic changes as more news poured out of the gates of ArenaNet into the internet. When we finally got the chance to be one of these unique people, we found that they weren't only visually stunning, but had an incredible story that will only get more complex with HoT.

    Reported on Mar 15, 2015
  • WvW Maps Removed as Requirement for World Completion

    ArenaNet has posted a new blog to let Guild Wars 2 players know that the World vs World map component required to complete the "World Completion" achievement has been removed. The next time players log into the game, the updated totals will be reconfigured to accurately reflect the change.

    Reported on Mar 13, 2015
  • Returning to Tyria with Heart of Thorns at PAX East

    It's been a while since I played Guild Wars 2. Fortunately, ArenaNet was showing off the upcoming expansion, Heart of Thorns, at this year's PAX East, and I can't really think of a better way to re-introduce myself to the game than to check out the latest and greatest ArenaNet has to offer.

    Reported on Mar 11, 2015
  • Chris Whiteside Leaving ArenaNet

    Without full details about the news, it appears that Guild Wars 2 Production Lead Chris Whiteside is leaving ArenaNet. The information was posted to his Facebook page with several sources sending word. As yet there is no word on the Guild Wars 2 site.

    Reported on Mar 11, 2015
  • Update that Includes First Person Camera Delayed

    The next Guild Wars 2 update slated for deployment today, March 10th, has been delayed. Players will have to wait a bit longer for the first person camera that is in QA for an indeterminate amount of time to assess its readiness for live servers. At this point, ArenaNet does not have a specific date when the update will be released but has promised to keep the community informed.

    Reported on Mar 10, 2015
  • The Ostrich Strategy

    This week, Jason explains how he's coping with the Heart of Thorns information overload - hint: it's not "read all the things!"

    Reported on Mar 09, 2015
  • Heart of Thorns Beta "Coming Soon" with No NDA

    ArenaNet is on hand at this weekend's PAX East convention in Boston and attendees are being given the opportunity to try out the forthcoming Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns. A short post has also appeared on the site that announces that the HoT beta will begin shortly after the end of PAX East. Most interestingly, the beta will not feature an NDA for testers.

    Reported on Mar 06, 2015
  • Two Heart of Thorns Demos Playable at PAX East

    PAX East attendees will be able to get their hands on the Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns. Fans can check out a PvE demo that takes them on the earliest steps into Maguuma or a PvP demo that shows off Strongholds.

    Reported on Mar 05, 2015
  • Beta Streaming Client Ready to Test

    ArenaNet has a blog post on the Guild Wars 2 site that announces the beta version of the new streaming client. The idea is to get players into the game faster both on the initial game download and after significant patches. Players wanting to give the beta client a try simply need to add -StreamingClient to the end of the command line on the game's shortcut.

    Reported on Mar 04, 2015
  • Playing Heart of Thorns is Like Coming Home

    It's no secret I'm a fan of ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2. But, like many of you, I've been dying for something meatier to chew on than the Living World for some time now. There seem to be so many features and additions we've all be waiting for ages to see added. With Heart of Thorns, the first full expansion to Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet seems poised to offer us all those things and more.

    Reported on Mar 02, 2015
  • The Boss is Boss

    Boss fights are supposed to bring a challenge to players, putting their skill and patience to the ultimate test! Without them, there would never be a truly worthy foe to stand between the players, and their goals. Guild Wars 2 has featured some amazing bosses thanks to their design, but some mechanics prevent these types of encounters from feeling as epic as a boss fight should be.

    Reported on Mar 01, 2015
  • The Flexibility of the New Defiance System

    The Guild Wars 2 site has been updated with a new post that shows off one of the members of the bestiary to come in the Heart of Thorns expansion, the Wyvern. Attached to the article revealing the Wyvern is the news that the Defiance System will be something wholly new when the expansion arrives.

    Reported on Feb 26, 2015
  • New Camera System Coming March 10th

    In response to player requests, ArenaNet has announced that a brand new camera system is coming into Guild Wars 2 on March 10th. Included in the new feature is the much-requested first person view, a field of view slider to widen the visible playing field, a position slider to place the camera in any given player's "sweet spot", and a height camera that will focus on an opponent's head regardless of size.

    Reported on Feb 25, 2015
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