Category: Guild Wars 2 Official

Start Some Trouble with the Outlaw Appearance Pack!

As a law-abiding citizen of this great city of Lion’s Arch, I don’t support outlaws, troublemakers, no-good ruffians, ne’er-do-wells, scoundrels, grifters, hooligans, racketeers, brigands, or delinquents. And if you find any of them on my payroll—which you won’t—I don’t want to know about it.

  • Outlaw Outfit

    Rustle up some style in this fashionable ensemble. You’re not hiding your identity, you’re just keeping the summer sun off your brow.

  • Mini Outlaw Puppy

    You wouldn’t say “Bad dog!” to this face, would you? Don’t skip town without this lovable scamp by your side.

  • Deals and Returning Items

    Go undercover with the new Outlaw Appearance Pack—you’ll get the Outlaw Outfit, Mini Outlaw Puppy, your choice of an Immortal weapon skin, a Total Makeover Kit, and five Solar and Lunar Dye Kits. I’ve also brought back the Aviator Sunglasses, Lord Caudecus’s Pistol and Sword skins, and our Makeover Kit and Transmutation Charges package deal.

  • Leaving Soon!

    I’m cleaning out the vaults and putting some items into storage next week. Exchange your Black Lion Claim Tickets for the Dreamthistle, Tempest, Gallant, Soaring, Dominator, and Dwayna’s weapon skins while you can!

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press ‘O’ to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of May 29

We’ve partnered up with some our fans to showcase their creative and exciting Guild Wars 2-inspired content on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel. Check out next week’s schedule below!

Streams for the Week of May 29

Tuesday, May 30

Peachy Party (by AuroraPeachy) (English)
9:00 AM (UTC-7)
Play, discuss, and learn all about Guild Wars 2 with AuroraPeachy and her knowledgeable and friendly community.

Wednesday, May 31

GuildNews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
11:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
The week in review with the GuildNews crew.

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Sayael)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Sayael will be showcasing some of her ideas for character development. You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Thursday, June 1

Chillstream with Shadiz (by Shadiz_live) (English)
10:00 AM (UTC-7)
Join Shadiz for some relaxed rounds of sPvP.

Friday, June 2

18 Hour Stream Deluxe (by RonClaude)(German)
11:00 PM(UTC-7)
RonClaude is back! Join him in Guild Wars 2 to complete Auric Basin, Tangled Depths, and more.

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May 2017 Community Showcase

Welcome to the community showcase, where we celebrate our favorite projects, activities, and other fan works created by Guild Wars 2 players. Read on to check out some of the amazing fan works on display in the Community Showcase Live livestream, and tune in monthly on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel for even more player contributions!

Smay Cosplay is ready for battle in this gorgeous Mistward armor set cosplay.

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Kimchi Cuppa Noodle commemorated their third month playing Guild Wars 2 with beautiful art of their ranger.

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The Designs is back with another stellar piece of art, depicting their charr ranger, Alastor.

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The bigger they are, the more players come together to hunt them down. Check out Rustage’s new track before you head to your next world-boss spawn!

We love seeing fans’ works of art, creativity, and community organization from around the world. Keep up the excellent work! Hungry for more Guild Wars 2 fan projects? Ready to show off your own? Head to the official Guild Wars 2 Tumblr and read up on the submission guidelines! You can submit your works via the Guild Wars 2 Tumblr, by tweeting @GuildWars2, or in a post on the official Community Creations subforum.

Check out the recording below to see all the fan works in this month’s episode of Community Showcase Live!

Infinite Unbound Magic Gathering Tools Available Today!

I don’t question the urge to gather up loose magic. Any time you find raw power lying around, begging to be claimed, I’d say it makes sense to seize it. So far, it’s unregulated by the authorities, so I’m not surprised to see some folks trading valuables for it. If you look back far enough, people used to barter all kinds of things for goods and services—even keys and jewelry. At least ectoplasm is still going strong.

  • Menzies’s Agony Greatsword

    Your opponents’ll be in agony when you destroy them with this gloomy, shadowy greatsword.

  • Infinite Unbound Magic Gathering Tools

    Channel the power of this convenient set of three magical tools, for all your mining, logging, and harvesting needs. We’ve even calibrated them for a chance to give you unbound magic while gathering.

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press ‘O’ to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of May 22

We’ve partnered up with some our fans to showcase their creative and exciting Guild Wars 2-inspired content on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel. Check out next week’s schedule below!

Streams for the Week of May 22

Monday, May 22

Adventures with Wolfie (by CouchTeamGaming) (English)
10:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join CouchTeamGaming’s Wolfie as he continues his first-time adventures through the Guild Wars 2 story.

Wednesday, May 24

GuildNews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
11:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
The week in review with the GuildNews crew.

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Voodoo_Val)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Voodoo_Val is back with some fascinating Guild Wars 2 creature designs! You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Thursday, May 25

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GameolioDan (by GameolioDan) (English)
6:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Up and at ’em! Follow along with GameolioDan as he bravely tackles Tyria’s jumping puzzles.

Friday, May 26

Chestfarm Event in the Silverwastes (by RonClaude)(German)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
RonClaude is organizing another marathon chest farm event in the Silverwastes. Bring your own Bandit Skeleton Keys!

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Flashpoint on Guild Chat: A Summary

Spoiler warning! This Guild Chat episode discusses details of Flashpoint’s story.

On the latest episode of Guild Chat, Rubi Bayer talked to the developers behind the latest Living World episode, Flashpoint. In the first segment, Game Designers Aaron Roxby and Link Hughes talked about the two story instances they created for the episode.

Aaron, the designer behind the Taimi’s Pet Project instance, said the team hinted at Lazarus’s identity early in the season by surrounding him with fire effects. The actual reveal went through several revisions, and they used a cinematic to focus on Kasmeer’s reaction. Because the Six Gods are part of the foundation on which Kasmeer has built her life and identity, Balthazar’s actions left her reeling. Aaron added that he wanted Phlunt to have a redemptive moment to show that while the character isn’t a good person, he isn’t truly evil either.

Link worked on the Heart of the Volcano instance. He wanted to emphasize the feeling of a massive descent, and the map ended up being the tallest in the game. The gameplay was tricky, because Guild Wars 2‘s engine wasn’t built for extended midair combat. His goal was to balance the instance around spectacle over challenge, so Link asked coworkers who are easygoing Guild Wars 2 players to test the gameplay.

The team knew the fight would take place on top of Primordus, and Link felt strongly that players should be able to see the dragon. Because the Elder Dragons are so important, even showing Primordus’s nose is making a commitment to its appearance. While the instance was being built, Josh Foreman used a giant version of the Super Adventure Box’s alligator in place of Primordus’s snout.

Next, Producer Paul Ella discussed legendary armor. He explained that the team originally wanted to release it with the Forsaken Thicket raid, but they didn’t feel the armor was up to their standards at the time. He also said they wanted to add a rune-swapping option for legendary weapons as well, but after studying the potential economic effects, they determined it would have a negative impact on the game’s economy.

Finally, Environment Design Specialist Josh Foreman and Game Designer Tyler Bearce discussed their work on the Draconis Mons map. Josh wanted to create a volcanic cavern that was different from the barren landscape of Ember Bay, and he put a great deal of thought into designing distinct biomes and arranging subfloors to strike a balance between exploration and clear travel progression.

Tyler explained that the Oakheart’s Reach Mastery was originally created as part of a renown task in Ember Bay, but the team thought it was too interesting to limit it to one small area of a map. It went through several iterations and was at one point a spider that attached to the player character’s wrist and shot webs instead of vines.

Have you noticed a spider creeping around your home instance after offering M.O.X. a place to stay? Aaron hypothesizes that the ancient golem may be full of them. It’s a good thing Webby’s friendly!

You can watch a recording of the episode below:

Black Lion Chest Update and New Keepsake Weapon Set!

Rumors are flying that one of the human gods has returned, which must be like having someone you don’t like, but keep in diplomatic contact with, show up on your doorstep for a friendly visit. I’d advise humanity to invest in a few discreet booby traps…or follow the charr example of how to deal with so-called gods.

  • Keepsake Weapon Set

    Put your enemies on lockdown with this new weapon set! It’s your key to looking good.

  • Mercenary Backpack

    I’ve always heard that you should dress for the job you want. If the job you want requires you to be armed to the teeth, wear this to your next shady, back-alley recruitment session.

  • Black Lion Chest Update

    Worry your loved ones by dressing up as a big fan of the war god! Our latest chest update contains a Zaishen War Paint Kit as a guaranteed item that’s packaged alongside Unidentified Dyes, Fire Orchid Blossoms, and boosters to carry you to victory. You also have a chance to find a Sworn Zaishen Helm Skin or the Hounds of Balthazar Mail Carrier. Take a peek at the chest preview to see what other goodies I’ve scared up.

  • Heads Up

    I’ll be giving some of our gliders a break from the store later this week, so be sure to pick up anything you’ve had your eye on.

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press ‘O’ to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

Community Showcase Live: May

Join host Gaile Gray and her developer guest for the next episode of Community Showcase Live on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch and YouTube channels! They’ll showcase artwork, fan projects, videos, and crafts, all created by the amazingly talented Guild Wars 2 community.

Community Showcase Live will air on Wednesday, May 17 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7).

The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of May 15

We’ve partnered up with some our fans to showcase their creative and exciting Guild Wars 2-inspired content on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel. Check out next week’s schedule below!

Streams for the Week of May 15

Monday, May 15

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Aelfyn Gilderhart (by Aelfyn) (English)
9:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
New adventures await as Aelfyn Gilderhart sets out to discover the world of Tyria. Come along for the journey!

Tuesday, May 16

Peachy Party (by AuroraPeachy) (English)
9:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Play, discuss, and learn all about Guild Wars 2 with AuroraPeachy and her knowledgeable and friendly community.

Wednesday, May 17

GuildNews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
11:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
The week in review with the GuildNews crew.

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Community Showcase Live (by ArenaNet)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Gaile Gray presents community creations. Feeling inspired? Want a chance to be featured on the show yourself? Hop on over to Tumblr and submit your work.

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Flashpoint on Guild Chat

Join host Rubi Bayer and her developer guests for this week’s Guild Chat on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch and YouTube channels! They’ll talk about the newest Living World episode, Flashpoint!

Guild Chat will air on Friday, May 12 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7).

The Wayfarer’s Henge Backpack Disabled – May 10, 2017

Last Post: May 10, 2017 20:12

Due to an issue with the conversion of fire orchid seeds, we have temporarily disabled the ability to acquire The Wayfarer’s Henge Backpack. We will re-enable the ability to acquire the backpack after the bug has been addressed. Thanks for your patience.

Maintenance Build – May 10, 2017

Last Post: May 10, 2017 19:48

We will be doing a maintenance build today. Although you will see a “new build” notification in the game, no alterations are being made to the game at this time.

Frost Gun Disabled April 17, 2017

Last Post: Apr 18, 2017 01:14

An exploit has been noted involving the use of the Frost Gun (consumable item) in combination with certain traits. We have temporarily disabled the Frost Gun while we address the exploit, and will let you know when the item has been re-enabled.

Gaze into a Replica Mirror of Lyssa!

Some of you are still surprised to find me selling products based on the gods of humanity. Listen: I’m filling an economic niche. Worshippers of the Six want merchandise, but aren’t keen to be seen as profiting off their gods. I, on the other hand, am hardly afraid of offending something I don’t worship. Win-win.

  • Replica Mirror of Lyssa

    Yes, you are seeing double. Take some time to reflect with this exacting replica of a divine doodad, which admittedly works better as a focus than it does a hand mirror.

  • Returning Items!

    The Phoenix and Trickster’s armor skin sets are back at 20% off, the Mursaat Robes outfit is 30% off, and Marjory’s Axe and Dagger skins have returned to the store. This is also your last week to crack open a Black Lion Chest under our current Spring Synergy theme, so act fast.

  • Discount Package: Electromagnetic Ascender and Descender

    Buy both of these shocking items as a package deal and save!

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press ‘O’ to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of May 8

We’ve partnered up with some our fans to showcase their creative and exciting Guild Wars 2-inspired content on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel. Check out next week’s schedule below!

Streams for the Week of May 8

Tuesday, May 9

Peachy Party (by AuroraPeachy) (English)
9:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Play, discuss and learn all about Guild Wars 2 with AuroraPeachy and her community!

Wednesday, May 10

Leveling Adventures with Wolfie (by CouchTeamGaming) (English)
8:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join CouchTeamGaming’s Wolfie as he continues his first-time adventures through the Guild Wars 2 story with his positive and friendly community.

GuildNews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
11:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
The week in review with the GuildNews crew.

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Quesque)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Follow the creative process of Quesque as she answers questions about her work and art in general! You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Friday, May 12

18 Hour Stream (by RonClaude)(German)
11:00 PM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
18 hours is a lot of time for dailies, winterberry farming, high-level fractal running, and full-clear raiding. Stay tuned for gem code and merch giveaways!

Saturday, May 13

Weekend Chillstream with Shadiz (by Shadiz_live) (English)
8:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join Shadiz for a chill session of sPvP and/or Fractals fun.

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Thank you for watching!

April 2017 Community Showcase

Welcome to the community showcase, where we celebrate our favorite projects, activities, and other fan works created by Guild Wars 2 players. Read on to check out some of the amazing fan works on display in the Community Showcase Live livestream, and tune in monthly on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel for even more player contributions!

This character portrait from shahina-art illustrates a character’s duality.

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Cortez’s adventurous designs expand the limits of sylvari physiology.

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Vega’s in-progress Trahearne cosplay looks like it’s going to end very well.

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Jasmine Law is creating awesome, detailed acrylic figures of Tyrian wildlife!

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We love seeing fans’ works of art, creativity, and community organization from around the world. Keep up the excellent work! Hungry for more Guild Wars 2 fan projects? Ready to show off your own? Head to the official Guild Wars 2 Tumblr and read up on the submission guidelines! You can submit your works via the Guild Wars 2 Tumblr, by tweeting @GuildWars2, or in a post on the official Community Creations subforum.

Check out the recording below to see all the fan works in this month’s episode of Community Showcase Live!

Dress for Battle with Vine-Touched Destroyer Wings and Kasmeer’s Regal Outfit!

I pride myself on providing you with the latest fashion trends, which means patterning outfits after some of the world’s most adept defenders. Sure, they’re a little fancy, but if you can’t fight while covered in feathers, crystals, ten-inch spikes, flowers, unicorn dreams, or whatever else my fashion designers come up with…well, maybe you need to improve your skills.

  • Kasmeer’s Regal Outfit

    Strut your stuff in this classy number—fetching, alluring, and definitely not a mesmer illusion.

  • Vine-Touched Destroyer Backpack Glider Combo

    On the other end of the fashion spectrum, add a touch of terror to your look with a pair of sinister wings. You can even dye the glider to suit your tastes.

  • Returning Items!

    Kasmeer’s Staff Skin is back, along with the Metallurgic Dye Kit and Cosmic gathering tools.

  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press ‘O’ to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

Flashpoint is Live

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The fifth episode of Living World Season 3, Flashpoint, is now live! You can visit the release page for more details and read the complete release notes on our forums.

It’s a great time to buy Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ and play new Living World episodes as they’re released! Guild Wars 2‘s first expansion is now available at a new, lower price—starting at $29.99 (USD) for the Standard Edition. You’ll receive a free Level-80 Boost when you purchase
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, so you can jump right into the action.

As you play this release, consider adding information you find to the official wiki for the benefit of the Guild Wars 2 community! You can find information about how to edit an article or generally contribute to the wiki on this page.