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Guild Wars 2 News

Latest Headlines for Guild Wars 2

  • 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
  • Origins of Madness Sees the Return of Scarlet Briar

    ArenaNet has revealed the initial details for the first Guild Wars 2 update for 2014. Called "Origins of Madness", the content update will be released on Tuesday, January 21st and will pit players against Scarlet Briar and her new scourge, the Mechanical Marionette. To give players an idea of what they will be up against, ArenaNet has released a brand new trailer.

    Reported on Jan 13, 2014
  • Living Story VS. Expansion, Fight!

    When Guild Wars 2 first launched, players flocked to the game in swarms at an insane pace, which of course had to have made ArenaNet very happy. ArenaNet came up with the Living Story to not only add more content, but to constantly evolve the game world. While the Living Story may help keep players occupied, is it enough to quench our thirst for new content, or is it time for an expansion?

    Reported on Jan 12, 2014
  • Team Takes on Player Questions in New Site Feature

    ArenaNet devs have taken a passel of Guild Wars 2 player questions and posted some interesting answers on the official site. The team has plans to make this a weekly event and have additionally posted the guidelines for submitting a query to the team.

    Reported on Jan 10, 2014
  • By Looking Back, We Divine the Future

    The Guild Wars 2 blog has been updated with a new post that both looks back on 2013 and gives players a hint about a "big finale" that is likely to happen later in 2014. To keep players up to date on what has happened to date, ArenaNet has released a video called "Guild Wars 2: Our Story So Far". Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Jan 06, 2014
  • What If Professions Received New Weapon Proficiencies?

    The professions of Guild Wars 2 utilize powerful weapons to bring down their enemies. ArenaNet has armed each profession with a wide selection of these weapons to choose from, giving players a handful of strategic possibilities. But what if each profession was given some new choices? That is, after all, what Colin Johanson said was coming down the pipe in an interview with our own Bill Murphy. Which profession should gain access to which weapon?

    Reported on Jan 05, 2014
  • On Improving Aquatic Adventuring

    One of the best features in Guild Wars 2 is the underwater combat system. In our latest Guild Wars 2 column, we take a look at aquatic adventuring. See what we think before heading to the comments to chat.

    Reported on Dec 29, 2013
  • Players Thanked for an Amazing 2013

    ArenaNet has posted a great new video thanking players for an amazing Guild Wars 2 2013. In addition, the video recaps some of the game's highlights for the year. Give it a watch and let us know what you think.

    Reported on Dec 23, 2013
  • WvWvW Rewards

    ArenaNet has been hard at work to bring significant alterations to the Guild Wars 2 World vs World system. Recently, they announced some rewards changes that caught our eye. Check out our thoughts before heading to the comments to add your own.

    Reported on Dec 22, 2013
  • Edge of the Mists Hands On Preview

    ArenaNet has been hard at work on WvW improvements for Guild Wars 2 and recently invited journalists to check out some of their work. We were on hand to see what's up and to offer this first-hand report. Read on before heading to the comments to chat.

    Reported on Dec 18, 2013
  • Great Migration Video Released

    ArenaNet has published a compilation video for the Great MMO Migration contest. Players were invited to enter a video contest where they recite the Guild Wars 2 oath renouncing other MMOs. Check it out and let us know what you think!

    Reported on Dec 16, 2013
  • Things the Nightmare Did Right

    Now that The Nightmare Ends story arc is drawing to a close, we want to take a look back at the things that went right in the Guild Wars 2 adventure that ran for the past four months. See what we think and then leave your own thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 15, 2013
  • WvW Match Up Variance Detailed

    According to a new blog on the Guild Wars 2 site, the team has been looking at the way WvW matches have been playing and have discovered that the same realms were battling week after week. In an effort to shake things up and provide more variety in challenge, the team is introducing a brand new 'variance' formula.

    Reported on Dec 12, 2013
  • Winters Day Arrives & a Look Back at 2013

    ArenaNet has sent out a pair of announcements to let players know about important news surrounding Guild Wars 2. Players can now enter the Winters Day holiday events and participate in them for the next six weeks. In addition, ArenaNet has published a "year in review" blog that goes over the amazing year that was for Guild Wars 2.

    Reported on Dec 10, 2013