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Guild Wars 2 News

Latest Headlines for Guild Wars 2

  • Digital Deluxe Edition & Gem Code Giveaway!

    MMORPG.com is partnering with ArenaNet to celebrate the launch of Guild Wars 2 Living World Atlas with an awesome giveaway!

    Reported on Feb 24, 2014
  • Battle for Lion's Arch Trailer & Living World Atlas Arrive

    ArenaNet has released a brand new trailer, "Battle for Lion's Arch", that sets the stage for the next Guild Wars 2 Living Story update that will see players preparing for war against Scarlet Briar and her minions. The battle will be an epic one for the survival and revival of the venerable city of Lion's Arch. In addition, ArenaNet has released the "Living World Atlas" to help players review the history of the events that are only now unfolding.

    Reported on Feb 24, 2014
  • Is the Gem Store Ruining Guild Wars 2?

    Over the years the MMO genre has gone through some changes, but has mostly stuck to well established norms. ArenaNet wanted to go in a separate direction with Guild Wars 2, going against what we see in MMO game design. One little feature that has become very common in MMOs, did make its way into Guild Wars 2. I'm talking about micro-transaction, which happen in the gem store. Does this mean ArenaNet kicked the need of skill to the curb, and embraced pay to win?!

    Reported on Feb 23, 2014
  • Escape from Lion’s Arch Goes Live Later Today

    Guild Wars 2 heroes can log into the game later today to find out what Escape from Lion's Arch is all about and the possible implications of an attack on the venerable city of Lion's Arch. In the latest update, Scarlet Briar has set her sights on one of Tyria's iconic locations. All will be revealed in this latest GW2 update that is heavily focused on story.

    Reported on Feb 17, 2014
  • The MMORPG Player Priory Two

    We've partnered up with ArenaNet to bring you exclusive pieces to the puzzle of their newest Living World endeavor: The Living World Atlas. For the hardcore lore and completionists, you won't want to miss the two tidbits we have here for you this week.

    Reported on Feb 24, 2014
  • Living World Atlas - The MMORPG Player Priory

    We've partnered up with ArenaNet to bring you exclusive pieces to the puzzle of their newest Living World endeavor: The Living World Atlas. For the hardcore lore and completionists, you won't want to miss the two tidbits we have here for you this week.

    Reported on Jan 22, 2014
  • Is the Destruction of Lion’s Arch Imminent?

    Tyria has gone through some changes during the Guild Wars 2 Living Story. The players in Guild Wars 2 have been waiting for the Living Story to have a major impact on Tyria. They've fought off new armies, elected political officials, and hunted Scarlet. Now all the pieces are about to come together, and the end result may be more than we bargained for!

    Reported on Feb 16, 2014
  • Escape From Lion's Arch Trailer Reveals Incoming Terror

    The next Living Story update for Guild Wars 2 is set to hit live service on February 18th. To give players an idea of what they will be facing, ArenaNet has released a brand new teaser trailer to pique interest. Let's just say that things aren't looking very good for Lion's Arch, a city that has withstood some of the most terrifying events in Guild Wars history. Check it out and leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Feb 10, 2014
  • The Edge of the Mists is Living Story Done Right

    The Guild Wars 2 Living Story started out strong offering nice bits of narrative, and introducing us to a whole new cast of characters. Over time updates began to showcase less story, and focused more on combat. It seemed the "story" part was missing. Then came the newest additions to Guild Wars 2: The Origins of Madness, and The Edge of the Mists. The tale ArenaNet wants to weave is now once again becoming the main focus, which is something players have been wanting.

    Reported on Feb 09, 2014
  • New WvW Action Arrives with Edge of Mists Update

    ArenaNet has announced that the latest Guild Wars 2 update, Edge of Mists, is now live across servers. Edge of Mists brings a significant overhaul to the World vs World system, as well as what the team is calling a "shocking revelation" about Scarlet Briar and her nefarious plans for Tyria.

    Reported on Feb 03, 2014
  • War Lore: Edge of the Mists

    A lot has been said about Guild Wars 2's The Edge of the Mists, but thus far the discussion's focused on the map's mechanical aspects. Though last week's teaser trailer hinted that Scarlet's evil designs could bleed into the Mists, developer ArenaNet has thus far kept the details under wraps. Starting today, some of our curiosity will be satisfied as we embark on a quest to reveal the frightening vision of Tyria's most infamous uber-villain.

    Reported on Feb 03, 2014
  • Edge of the Mists Hopes to Bring in New WvW-ers

    Like other MMOs in the past, Guild Wars 2 offers multiple styles of gameplay to reach a wider variety of players. ArenaNet offers typical cooperative rpg elements for PvE players, and competitive fast paced action for those that prefer PvP. WvW has always been in the center, trying to grab attention from both groups. That's why we are seeing Living Story content in in WvW, through the addition of the Edge of the Mist.

    Reported on Feb 02, 2014
  • How Edge of the Mists Adds Flavor and Choice to WvW

    Guild Wars 2 adds another place for players to clash with the arrival of Edge of the Mists on Tuesday. We had the chance to chat with Devon Carver about the new content, as well as what players might be able to expect once they can set foot on the new map. Read on for what you need to know before the February 4th launch.

    Reported on Jan 30, 2014
  • Arenanet Unveils Edge of the Mists WvW Map

    ArenaNet is ready to take the wraps off the upcoming Edge of the Mists realm that players will discover alongside the Aetherblade, minions of arch-nemesis Scarlet Briar. The video gives players an inside look at the Edge of the Mists and includes a glimpse of crumbling edifices, ice-covered mountains, banks of impenetrable clouds and more.

    Reported on Jan 27, 2014
  • Need More Heals?

    For years now, though not the original "trinity", MMOs have used a formula based around three play types called the tank, DPS, and healer. ArenaNet saw the terrible plague of LFG spam, and tried to remedy it with a new formula in Guild Wars 2. While you will never be looking for a certain profession in order to make a dungeon group, some still feel the lack of a true healing profession is hurting the game. But was attempt to rid us of the trinity a flop?

    Reported on Jan 26, 2014
  • PvP Events to Participate In or Watch

    ArenaNet has updated the official Guild Wars 2 site with new information about PvP events for both players and spectators. The slate includes small group PvP battles as well as WvW action, tournaments and much, much more. The site has all the needed links to make sure you're there when the action kicks off for your favorite event.

    Reported on Jan 23, 2014
  • Origins of Madness Goes Live Today

    ArenaNet has announced that today marks the first Guild Wars 2 Live Story update for 2014. The story arc involving Scarlet Briar will be coming to a close as 2014 rolls along and Origins begins the end, in a manner of speaking. In Origins, players will begin to unravel Scarlet's plans for Tyria.

    Reported on Jan 21, 2014
  • Changing What It Means to Create & Play an MMO

    This week, Guild Wars 2 embarks on an ambitious four-part finale to a story that's been fifteen months in the making. Beginning with The Origins of Madness, players will begin to understand the strange signs and world-wide wonders they've witnessed and see what those mean for the future of Tyria. They'll also see just how serious developer ArenaNet is about changing what it means to create and play an MMO.

    Reported on Jan 20, 2014
  • Let’s go to Cantha!

    Back during the Original Guild Wars, players would travel to different regions of the world. That's right, Tyria was only the stepping stone into a wonderful and enchanting world. The first of the new lands we explored was called Cantha, which had a variety of rich environments that hid deadly new enemies around every corner! This is why players are asking ArenaNet, when can we go back to Cantha?

    Reported on Jan 19, 2014
  • Don't Count Them Out Yet

    In a new interview over at Eurogamer, ArenaNet's game director Colin Johanson and lead content designer Mike Zadorojny speak to the community of gamers who believe that Guild Wars 2's best days are behind it. The interview focuses on declining NCSoft revenue, the potential for an expansion, "sweeping new features coming soon, and much, much more.

    Reported on Jan 14, 2014