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Guild Wars 2 News

Latest Headlines for Guild Wars 2

  • Stronghold PvP Mode Detailed

    PCGamer has an extensive preview of the forthcoming Guild Wars 2 "Stronghold" PvP mode that will arrive with the Heart of Thorns expansion. In Stronghold, teams are given a fortress, each with a lord nestled deep within. Teams have two objectives: To protect the Stronghold and Lord; and to invade and kill the opposing team's Lord.

    Reported on Feb 10, 2015
  • Tackling The Little Things (No, Not Asura)

    Heart of Thorns promises to change how you play Guild Wars 2 in a big way, but here are some of our picks for smaller improvements that would make the game experience a lot better.

    Reported on Feb 08, 2015
  • The Heart of Maguuma & Masteries Explored

    ArenaNet has published a pair of new blog posts on the Guild Wars 2 site to give players some of the most in-depth information about the Maguuma Jungle, the setting for the Heart of Thorns expansion, and the new Mastery System that will allow players to enhance their characters in meaningful ways.

    Reported on Feb 04, 2015
  • Taking the Foundation to New Levels

    The Guild Wars 2 site has been updated with a new blog post to discuss how the Heart of Thorns expansion will bring a renewed focus and improvement to the core principals on which the game was built: "the power of our dynamic event system, the belief that playing with others makes for a better experience, the impact of environment on stories, and the joy of exploration and discovery."

    Reported on Feb 04, 2015
  • Peek at Maguuma & the Mastery System

    A new video and article have appeared over at IGN that give Guild Wars 2 players and fans a look at the Maguuma Jungle, the setting for the upcoming Heart of Thorns expansion. In addition to seeing the setting, the article goes into some detail about the newly-announced Mastery System that will give players new ways to advance through the game.

    Reported on Feb 04, 2015
  • Heart of Thorns and Character Progression

    Players have been waiting for this moment, but that wait is finally over. The first expansion to Guild Wars 2 is finally announced! Even though not everyone could make it to PAX, Twitch allowed tens of thousands of players to tune and and soak up the excitement, and boy did we soak it all up. ArenaNet not only announced the long awaited expansion, but also gave some info regarding the features of Heart of Thorns, which seem to focus around character progression.

    Reported on Feb 01, 2015
  • Unpacking the Heart of Thorns Announcement

    We've been waiting a good long while for any peep about a full-fledged expansion for Guild Wars 2. ArenaNet's flagship has seen a host of Living World updates, gameplay and feature additions, and balance tweaks, but the promise of a canonical expansion has been elusive. Just last month, I wrote about some alternatives to GW2's Living World, with an expansion being the obvious choice to drive the post-launch game forward and create a new revenue stream.

    Reported on Jan 29, 2015
  • Our PAX South Interview With Mike O'Brien and Colin Johanson

    At PAX South, ArenaNet finally revealed the secrets they'd been keeping for so long. Heart of Thorns was announced, and with it came a flood of new information - and, naturally, more than a few questions.

    Reported on Jan 26, 2015
  • Heart of Thorns Expansion Confirmed

    ArenaNet has confirmed that Heart of Thorns is indeed an expansion for Guild Wars 2. The confirmation came during this weekend's PAX South convention. We are live blogging the event, head to this special PAX South ArenaNet Live Blog page.

    Reported on Jan 24, 2015
  • Heart of Thorns Presentation Liveblog

    Today, at 1130AM ET (830AM PT), Guild Wars 2's Colin Johanson, Mike O'Brien, and the voice actress Jennifer Hale will be presenting what lies "Beyond the Point of No Return" live from PAX South in San Antonio, TX. We'll embed the stream here, and update the article with details as they're announced.

    Reported on Jan 24, 2015
  • PAX South Presentation & Double XP Weekend

    ArenaNet has big plans for PAX South with a special presentation hosted by Jennifer Hale that will surely shed some light on the expected Guild Wars 2 expansion announcement. The event is to take place on Saturday, January 24th at 8:30 a.m. PST / 11:30 p.m. EST and will feature studio president and co-founder Mike O'Brien and game director Colin Johanson.

    Reported on Jan 21, 2015
  • An Expansion, Finally!

    Is this real? Has the moment I, and countless other Guild Wars 2 players, have been waiting for finally come? I mean, why else would ArenaNet register another name? What other reason would they possibly have to book an entire room to themselves at Pax? If this doesn't all lead to the official announcement of an expansion, then I have no idea what ArenaNet has around the corner. I guess they could producing a series of Amiibo like figures to act as adventuring buddies.

    Reported on Jan 18, 2015
  • Balance Changes Focus of January 27th Update

    The Guild Wars 2 site has been updated with a lengthy post about balance changes coming on January 27th and that will encompass nearly every aspect of the game. Players can expect to see adjustments to Might, Confusion and several items (sigils and runes). The post also lays out changes coming to Structured PvP and Professions that spans all classes in an effort to make skills "more reliable and consistent and a return to regular use".

    Reported on Jan 16, 2015
  • What Lies Beyond the Point of No Return

    Though speculation has begun with the trademarking of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, little else beyond the name is known. That may end, however, on January 24th at PAX South and the main stage presentation to be given by ArenaNet co-founder Mike O'Brien and Game Director Colin Johanson. According to a press release, the pair will reveal what lies beyond the cliff hanger presented at the end of the latest living story update, Point of No Return.

    Reported on Jan 14, 2015
  • Season 2 Finale, Point of No Return, to Launch Today

    ArenaNet is ready to send Guild Wars 2 players on the final leg of the Living Story Season 2 with the launch of Point of No Return later today. Players and Pact members alike are ready to take the fight to Elder Dragon Mordremoth and his powerful minions which will doubtless bring a season-ending cliff hanger as well.

    Reported on Jan 12, 2015
  • Heart of Thorns Trademark Filed, New Expansion Logo Found?

    Fueling the fires of expansion rumors, it seems a brand new trademark has been filed by ArenaNet and NCsoft. As dug up on reddit, there's also a new logo but little other news for now. Could this be the long-awaited expansion to Guild Wars 2?

    Reported on Jan 13, 2015
  • The Daily Grouse

    I'm still not totally on board with the new dailies. Judging by this massive thread on the official forums, it seems I'm not alone. I still stand by my original article last month that it's not a big enough change to make me rip my hair out and quit the game or anything quite so drastic, but I'm also not sure the revamp is having the desired effect.

    Reported on Jan 11, 2015
  • Rytlock "There is No Turning Back" T-Shirt Giveaway!

    MMORPG.com has partnered with ArenaNet to give away 20 Rytlock "There is No Turning Back" t-shirts. These shirts celebrate "Point of No Return", the upcoming season 2 finale of Guild Wars 2's living story.

    Reported on Jan 06, 2015
  • Season 2 Finale, Point of No Return, Teased in New Trailer

    ArenaNet has released a brand new teaser trailer that sets the scene for the finale of the Guild Wars 2 Living Story Season 2. Called "Point of No Return", players will reach a decisive moment. Check it out!

    Reported on Jan 05, 2015
  • Polish or New Content?

    Smooth animations, fantastic audio quality, and a good UI are essential for making a good game no matter what genre you're talking about. When it comes to MMO's it's hard to find a game that has a true polished feel. A lot of these games try to fill that gap by just reskinning old content, and slapping it on top of everything to make their game seem larger. Then there's Guild Wars 2. An MMO so polished, it's actually hard to believe. In fact, it's still being polished!

    Reported on Jan 04, 2015