ArenaNet has revealed an interesting new feature that will arrive with Guild Wars 2 Season 2 that is slated to start on July 1st. Players will be able to 'bank' and 'save' Living World updates to play at a later time, a feature similar to DVR replayability. Players logging in during the two week span of a Living World update will be able to bank the content to play at a later time, all working alongside each player's own personal storyline.
Season 2 will begin on July 1st when the new Journal function will go into effect as well. During Season 2, players will pick up on the dramatic ending of Season 1 with Lion's Arch in ruins.
Rewards and Achievements
In Season 2, we will be moving away from the concept of meta-achievements entirely and modifying how we handle rewards and achievements for Living World content. Completing the storyline of an episode will grant you a reward at the end of the episode, and a variety of new rewards will be available through the open world content added via each of the episodes.
Achievements within story steps from episodes will operate very differently as well. Once one character on your account has completed an episode in their story journal,every character on your account will have access to a set of challenging achievements. At any time once unlocked, you can return and attempt to replay that episode in order to complete the achievements. The achievements will be much more difficult to complete than those traditionally found in Season 1, and are intended to be challenging achievements for skilled players to overcome. Each achievement will award both achievement points and material rewards.
Want to know more about this exciting new feature? Head to the Guild Wars 2 site.