Introducing Enhanced Squad UI

by Trevor Bennett and Jon Olson on September 29, 2015 At TwitchCon this past weekend, we announced the enhanced squad UI—a brand-new feature designed to help you organize your friends, guildmates, and motley assortment of compatriots everywhere massive armies want to be. You’ll be able to see the UI for yourselves very soon, but in…

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Meet the Scrapper: Engineer’s Elite Specialization

by Irenio Calmon-Huang on September 17, 2015 Hail, allies, and welcome! Today I’d like to speak with you about the new engineer elite specialization coming with Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™: the scrapper. This mechanical master brings damage and disruption to the profession through a variety of ingenious inventions and electrifying abilities. The noble engineer has always been a…

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The Mordrem Guard

by Leah Hoyer on September 10, 2015 Yes, it’s true—sylvari were created to be dragon minions. And now Mordremoth has called them home. As we ended season two of our Living World episodes, we saw that some sylvari heeded Mordremoth’s call and then turned against their Pact comrades. All the sylvari in the area have…

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Designing Challenging Content

by Crystal Reid and Jason Reynolds on September 2, 2015 Hello, brave heroes and adventurers of Tyria! We’ve been sitting on a runaway hype train internally for months now, and we’re excited to finally say… Brace yourselves… Raiding is coming! Our goal for introducing Raids with the release of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ is to give players the…

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Play For Free Today

by Mike O’Brien on August 29, 2015 Today we’re happy to announce that the Guild Wars 2 core game is available for everyone to play for free. With Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ launching soon, there’s no better time to introduce the game to your friends. Our Business Model Guild Wars 2 has the simplest of business models: buy the game and play…

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Raids in Guild Wars 2

by Steven Waller on August 29, 2015 You asked for the ultimate challenging content in Guild Wars 2—challenges that would put your skills to the test and push you and your friends to the edge to achieve victory. Now the answer is here. Today at PAX Prime, we announced that the “challenging group content” that we said…

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