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Guild Wars 2 Announces Updates for Spring and Summer 2024

Guild Wars 2 Announces Updates for Spring and Summer 2024

Guild Wars 2 is set to introduce several updates and enhancements throughout spring and summer 2024, according to a recent announcement by Josh Davis, the game director. The upcoming updates promise to bring new content and improvements to enhance the player experience in Tyria.

Final Update for “Secrets of the Obscure”

The concluding update to the expansion “Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure,” titled “The Midnight King,” is scheduled for release on May 21. This update will be free for all owners of the expansion and will feature new story chapters, an expanded gameplay area in Inner Nayos, and a new fractal dungeon known as the Lonely Tower. Other additions include a second tier of the legendary Obsidian armor set and new challenges.

Quality-of-Life and Squad Enhancements

The May update also focuses on several quality-of-life improvements. These include enhancements to squad communication, the ability to customize the action camera targeting reticle, and an increase in the guild membership cap from five to six. These changes aim to streamline gameplay and allow for more personalized player interactions.

Continuous Beta for World vs. World

Starting June 14, the World vs. World (WvW) feature will enter a continuous beta phase, aiming to refine the experience based on ongoing player feedback. This includes the introduction of additional WvW tiers to reduce queue times and other adjustments to improve the overall structure of world events.

Player vs. Player Updates

Significant updates are also planned for the PvP aspect of the game, starting June 25. These updates include new equipment options and adjustments to reward systems to enhance accessibility to high-level gear. The PvP updates are designed to offer players more variety and competitive opportunities.

Skills and Balance Adjustments

A skills and balance update is expected on June 25, focusing on optimizing less-used skills and adjusting certain builds. The Skills and Balance Team will preview these changes in a live session on May 24.

Scheduled Festivals and Events

The game will host several events and festivals over the next few months, including the Dragon Bash, Sunken Treasure Week, and the Festival of the Four Winds. These events are designed to provide engaging content for the community throughout the summer.

Future Developments

The update briefly mentioned future plans beyond “The Midnight King,” indicating that a development retrospective and a preview of the next expansion will be shared soon. This hints at continued development and expansion of the Guild Wars 2 game universe.