Guild Wars 2 finally kicks off a new Living Story next Tuesday, on July 1, and the first real story reveal comes in the form of a teaser trailer showing us Season 2 Episode 1, Gates of Maguuma. It's kind of a big deal, not to mention this is the same update that will add the Story Journal feature.
ArenaNet already teased some permanent content and a new zone, and that's very likely where we'll be headed in Gates of Maguuma. The teaser shows us a desert-like region, complete with sand storms and tumbleweeds. Oh, but the biggest surprise has to do with the Zephyr Sanctum.
As the peaceful Zephyrites prepare to sail off, they are attacked by any unknown enemy (perhaps Aetherblades), and the Sanctum is reduced to a massive flaming wreckage. See it all happen in the Gates of Maguuma video below. The entire Season 1 gang is back together again, too.
How does all of this tie into the whole Scarlet Briar arc and Mordremoth's awakening? Only time will tell, but if you missed all of that, ArenaNet has a pretty handy recap trailer for your viewing pleasure. Seriously though, Season 2 cannot come soon enough.