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Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga Episode Two, Shadow in the Ice, Out January 28

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Episode Two of The Icebrood Saga, Shadow in the Ice, arrive in Guild Wars 2 on January 28.

This second episode expands the frigid landscape of the Northern Shiverpeaks while confronting players with an epic world boss known as Drakkar. In addition, a multitude of new activities and expanded systems introduced in Episode One await the intrepid and daring.

Additional features from the press release include:

  • An expansion to the Bjora Marches map introduced in Episode One, nearly doubling the size and providing new explorable areas and rewards 
  • New tiers to the Essence Manipulation and Raven Attunement mastery tracks 
  • A new Strike Mission that pits players against the whispers in their mind, and the dark force driving them 
  • The Trials of Koda, a series of new rotating, multi-tiered map events with unique achievements 
  • A new, upgradable third tier to the Ancient Boreal weapon set 
  • A new Raven armor set, heretofore only available to NPC characters 
  • A new world boss, Drakkar, Jormag’s champion locked beneath Lake Drakkar for untold centuries


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.