Summer is a busy time for Guild Wars 2. With the current Dragon Bash Living Story already in full swing, ArenaNet will be introducing the next event wave and a number of major general changes to the game. Are your bodies ready?
If you're eager for more Dragon Bash stuff, rest assured Guild Wars 2 will have plenty more: Sky Pirates, a new temporary dungeon, a permanent jump puzzle, and other activities. Keep your eyes peeled for all this stuff on June 25.
New Story Dungeon: Aetherblade Retreat – June 25-July 9
Find the hidden entrance to the Aetherblade base and take the fight to the pirates! It’ll take skill, courage, and no small measure of agility to battle your way to the Aetherblade Captain and First Mate.
Developer Livestream – June 24 at 12PM PDT
Take an inside look at the Sky Pirates of Tyria release with ArenaNet devs during the preview livestream on our Twitch channel on Monday, June 24 at 12PM PDT.
New Guild Wars Novel: Sea of Sorrows – Available June 25
We’re proud to announce Sea of Sorrows, the third original Guild Wars novel by Ree Soesbee! Sea of Sorrows follows the thrilling adventures of young Cobiah Marriner, founder of the reborn city of Lion’s Arch.
Sea of Sorrows Scavenger Hunt—Begins June 25
In this new permanent content, retrace the steps of Cobiah Marriner. Twelve plaques have been set up to honor the history of the city and its founder. You can find clues to the plaques’ locations in Sea of Sorrows. Complete the scavenger hunt to earn five skill points.
- Aetherblade “Not So Secret” Jumping Puzzle – Begins July 1
Introducing a new, permanent jumping puzzle! An Aetherblade airship is hidden inside a holographic mountain – find your way in, fight with the pirates inside, and prove your prowess using a pair of hard-to-find diving goggles.
I'm personally not a huge fan of the new Aetherblade armor, but hey, it'll definitely help you stand out in a crowd. The monocle, however, will probably be super popular, because who doesn't want a monocle? I'd suggest putting it on a charr for maximum cool. A new mini will be rewarded through achievements, too.
The Dragon Bash items will also be leaving the Gem Store after July 15.
Aside from the events, ArenaNet is actually preparing a major balancing update that will rework skills in the game and introduce all-new traits. Why? Diversity. A new condition, Torment, will also be added. For more on these gameplay updates, check the official page. Best save up some gold in case you need to rework your builds and armor setups.