Category: Guild Wars 2 Official

Make a Statement with New Eye Colors and the Shattered Bloodstone Glider!

I can tell it’s spring because my allergies are acting up. What am I allergic to, you ask? Ellen Kiel. Heh, I kid. I’m actually allergic to mystic clovers—I don’t even allow them on the trading post.

  • Shattered Bloodstone Glider and Bloodstone Ascender Travel Toy

    Bloodstone corruption has its ups and downs, and this combo pack covers both. For cheap thrills, glide to the nearest Seraph unit and chase them around.*

  • New Eye Colors

    Look at the world through new eyes with this set of luminous lenses, available exclusively through Total Makeover Kits.

  • Spring Inventory Is Back!

    I’ve cleaned out the old winter stock and brought back some spring-fresh favorites, including the Strider’s, Rampart, Incarnate, and Aetherblade armor sets, the Covert Charr Backpack Set, and more. Take a peek at the shelves! You can also pick up Taimi’s Dye Kit and the Emissary’s Staff skin for a limited time.

  • 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 Black Lion Trading Company is not responsible for injury or death incurred while intentionally misusing these items or other products.

Today’s Skill Balance Update is Live

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Today’s skill balance update is live! You can read the complete release notes on our forums, and join the discussion thread to talk about the changes with members of our skill and balance team.

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.

Ascended Vending Changes

Last Post: Feb 17, 2017 20:01

Greetings Tyrians!

With the next release we will be making some changes to ascended vending in PvP and Fractals. Over the past year we introduced ways to obtain ascended gear via participation in either game mode thus allowing players to acquire gear by playing the game mode they chose. We implemented these vendors in a way that made sense for their perspective player base at the time. With the next release we are making two significant changes to these vendors to create one system that functions the same regardless of game mode.

First, each game mode will still use a specific currency unique to that mode as part of the price but the rest of the costs associated with purchasing the gear will be the same across the game modes. Having a unified system for acquiring ascended gear via vendors will give us more flexibility for adjustments, if they are needed, and it will give us the flexibility to potentially introduce this system in other game modes where appropriate.

Second, purchasing the ascended gear will now rely much more on player crafting. The cost for a piece of gear will now include a crafted token which shows a player’s mastery of the appropriate crafting discipline, the game mode specific currency, and raw gold. Ascended crafting is vital to sustaining a healthy economy and it is important that we keep that in place even when a player acquires ascended items via a vendor. For PvP, this will add a considerable cost to the acquisition of ascended gear. Please note that you will be able to buy gear with current prices until the update is live.

Ascended vending is not intended to be the optimal path for acquiring ascended gear, but rather a way for players to acquire the gear through time spent playing their preferred game mode. And while ascended vending now requires max level crafting, players that obtain ascended gear via vending will see a moderate discount in cost over traditional crafting.

The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of February 20

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 February 20

Wednesday, February 22

GuildNews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
10:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8)
The week in review with the GuildNews crew.

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by RHKim)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-8)
RHKim summons her creative powers—and some undead sprits—to bring this necromancer artwork to…life?! You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Thursday, February 23

Good Morning, Tyria – Breakfast Stream! (by RejjaOnAir)(German)
12:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8)
Get ready for a hero’s morning routine! Let’s discover Tyria’s beauty together.

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Mini Demmi Beetlestone is in the Gem Store!

What is with this city and rumors lately? “Queen Jennah’s really an illusion.” “Queen Jennah absorbs the lifeblood of her people through the soles of her feet.” “Queen Jennah’s got three heads and spits fire.” Queen Jennah’s just another human politician. Big deal.

  • Mini Demmi Beetlestone

    She’s a nice kid. Always says good morning and never gives me any trouble. Wait until she sees this miniature I commissioned of her! I’ve got one set aside for her when she gets back to Lion’s Arch, so if you see her, tell her to drop by my office.

  • Romantic Items Return

    It’s that time of year. Show your hot stuff some lovin’ with the Wings of Love Glider, Romantic Gift Pack, and—for you folks taking the big plunge—the Wedding Preparation Package.

  • Gwen’s Attire on Sale

    It’s not Halloween, but I’m knocking 25% off the price of this terrifying outfit anyway. Dress up as Gwen the Goremonger and scare your local fahrar into good behavior for weeks.

  • 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 February 13

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 February 13

Tuesday, February 14

Peachy Party (by AuroraPeachy) (English)
9:00 AM (UTC-8)
Love is in the air with this special Valentine’s Day version of Aurora’s Peachy Party. Join AuroraPeachy and other members of the Guild Wars 2 community for fun and game discussion!

Wednesday, February 15

GuildNews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
10:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8)
The week in review with the GuildNews crew.

Community Showcase Live (by ArenaNet)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-8)
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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Friday, February 17

Guild Chat (by ArenaNet)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-8)
Join Rubi Bayer and her developer guests for the next episode of Guild Chat!

Sunday, February 19

Tyrias Next Topmodel (by fashionfuchs)(German)
8:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8)
Fashionfuchs is back, looking for the next Tyrian superstar. Do you have what it takes to dominate the runway? Participate and find out!

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Thank you for watching!

Lake Doric Map Complete

Last Post: Feb 10, 2017 02:14

We discovered an issue on the Lake Doric map and rolled out a correction this evening. We wanted to let you know that players who achieved 100% map completion in Lake Doric prior to this evening’s hotfix will need to redo the New Loamhurst and Doric’s Landing hearts in that region in order to re-acquire map complete. You can do that any time after the next global reset, which takes place daily at 4:00 PM Pacific time. Please note that redoing the two hearts will not give you a second map completion reward, but it will fill in the map and indicate your accomplishment.

Don’t Forget—The Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Sale Ends Today

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The Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ 50% off sale ends today, February 8, at midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8). Don’t forget to pick up your copy so you can play new Living World episodes as they’re released. You’ll even get a free Level-80 Boost so you can take the fight straight to the jungle!

*Offer applies only to the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ Standard Edition and the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ Deluxe Edition purchased through buy.guildwars2.com from 12:01 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8) on January 31, 2017, through 11:59 PM Pacific Time (UTC-8) on February 8, 2017.

The Head of the Snake is Live

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

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.

Dye Your Accessories for a Whole New Look!

It’s a real shame, what’s happening in Divinity’s Reach. Yup, I can’t think of a single thing that chokes me up more than a bunch of big, magic crystals getting lobbed at a human city. Tragic. But look on the bright side: if the charr had been behind it, humanity would be toast.

  • Devoted Weapon Skins

    Show somebody how much you love them with this elegant weapon set. Alternatively, love yourself and show your enemies how much you want them to feel pain.

  • Necrotic Glider

    If roses and gold aren’t your thing, never fear—our newest glider is made of rattling bones and swirling dark energies. Now that’s nec-romantic. Heh.

  • Dye Your Hair Accessories!

    Twelve new colors for those sparkly doodads you wear in your lovely locks are now available exclusively through Total Makeover Kits and Self-Style Hair Kits! Don’t forget to coordinate before your next hot date.

  • Black Lion Chest Update

    Crack open a Black Lion Chest for two guaranteed Heavy Crafting Bags and a chance at a Noran’s Safe Room Pass that’ll take you right to a certain tourist-unfriendly part of Lake Doric whenever your heart desires. Take a peek inside the chest preview to see what’s available now!

  • 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 February 6

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 February 6

Tuesday, February 7

Peachy Party (by AuroraPeachy) (English)
9:00 AM (UTC-8)
Join AuroraPeachy and other members of the Guild Wars 2 community for fun and game discussion!

Wednesday, February 8

GuildNews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
10:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8)
The week in review with the GuildNews crew.

The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Rin Elenika)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-8)
Rebroadcast: We’re thrilled to bring Rin Elenika back to the show! You can find all of the previously-created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Friday, February 10

Guild Chat (by ArenaNet)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-8)
Join Rubi Bayer and her developer guests to discuss the latest Living World episode, The Head of the Snake.

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Thank you for watching!

Watch the Trailer for The Head of the Snake

The Head of the Snake, the fourth episode of Living World Season 3, arrives on February 7! Watch the teaser trailer below, and get ready to make a stand.

Buy Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ today and play new Living World episodes as they’re released! Guild Wars 2‘s first expansion is on sale for 50% off from January 31 through February 8*. You’ll get a free Level-80 Boost when you purchase Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, so you can jump right into the action.

Join us on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit on release day after the episode goes live. Members of the development team will be there to celebrate the release with fans.

*Offer applies only to the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ Standard Edition and the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ Deluxe Edition purchased through buy.guildwars2.com from 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (17:00 UTC) January 31 2017 until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (07:59 UTC) February 8 2017

The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of January 30

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 January 30

Wednesday, February 1

GuildNews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
10:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8)
The week in review with the GuildNews crew.

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Maliki)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-8)
Rebroadcast: Watch the various stages of Maliki‘s painting of a norn drinking scene come to life.

Saturday, February 4

Chestrun in the Silver Wastes (by Durden)(German)
Midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8)
Durden is taking you out for a chest run around the block in his special 24-hour stream.

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Thank you for watching!

January 2017 Community Showcase

Happy Lunar New Year! 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!

Atomic Soldier submitted this glowing piece to say happy new year. Right back at you!

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Flakkenmarsh made this cuddly quaggan as a birthday present for their friend! Remember to feed your favorite quaggan tiny shrimp in moderation.

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Starrifyx made a mark on their guild’s holiday giveaway with an adorable quaggan stamp.

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You can never have too much blue, as Done by Dani’s gorgeous sylvari portrait proves.

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Lioka Qiao composed a heart-wrenching theme for their character: a chronomancer whose powers of time manipulation can’t quite undo her husband’s tragic death.

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!

Rox’s Pathfinder Outfit and Celestial Rooster Glider Available Now!

If you believe Canthan legends, there are all kinds of animals made of stars floating around up there in the sky. It’s a nice idea, as long as you don’t think too hard about who’s supposed to be cleaning up after them. Yeah, I know, I ruin everything.

  • Celestial Rooster Glider

    Here’s something to crow about: a constellation of hardworking birds to carry you safely from the stars to the ground. No roosters were harmed in the construction of this glider.*

  • Rox’s Pathfinder Outfit

    Wrap yourself from head to toe in this supple leather ensemble, and stay comfortable and warm on all your expeditions.

  • Returning Lunar New Year Items

    The Ancestral Outfit is 20% off, and I’ve brought back the Red Lantern and Ram Balloon toys and the Plush Ram Backpack for a limited time!

  • 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!

*This statement has not been verified or reviewed by the Lion’s Arch Association for Animal Welfare.

The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of January 23

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 January 23

Monday, January 23

Good Morning, Tyria – Breakfast Stream! (by RejjaOnAir)(German)
1:30 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8)
Get ready for a hero’s daily morning routine! Let’s discover Tyria’s beauty together.

Tuesday, January 24

Faniel & Co. on Expedition throughout Tyria! (by GW2Community.de)(German)
12:30 PM (UTC-8)
Triple Trouble? No more! Faniel & Co. tackle those wurms with you, and give guidance and answer questions about the event.

Wednesday, January 25

GuildNews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
10:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8)
The week in review with the GuildNews crew.

Community Showcase Live (by ArenaNet)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-8)
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.

Thursday, January 26

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by ArtKitten)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-8)
We are happy to welcome ArtKitten for the very first time on the show. Watch her bring her artwork to life! You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Sunday, January 29

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Tyria’s Next Top Model (by fashionfuchs)(German)
9:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8)
In tonight’s party the models showcase their interpretation of what it means to be a true ice queen.

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