Game Release Notes – January 9, 2018

General

  • Reports of undead attacking travelers near major cities have increased.

Fractals

General
  • Agony resistance now has a unique icon in the Hero panel.
Shattered Observatory
  • Increased the window of time to kill the temporal anomalies by 3 seconds in challenge mode of the Arkk encounter.
Twilight Oasis
  • Defeated and downed players will now rally after each phase in the final boss fight.
  • The two Awakened abominations will now assist players in the beginning.
  • Initial Awakened allies have had their damage and toughness greatly increased.
  • Removed the knockdown effect from Crushing Charge.
  • Greatly reduced the damage inflicted by Crushing Charge.
  • Greatly reduced the initial impact damage inflicted by Charged Shot.

How Does Your Garden Grow? You Decide with a Black Lion Garden Plot Deed!

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Customer Appreciation Package

Log in today to pick up a free Customer Appreciation Package from the Gem Store! This package is available to players who have purchased Guild Wars 2, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™, or Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™, and contains one Black Lion Chest Key and one Black Lion Chest.

Stay Frosty with the Wintersday Appearance Package

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Dress like royalty for all of your holiday parties! A soft glow and curling antlers add a touch of mystery.

Meet Your Dhuum

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I’m Raid Designer Byron Miller, here to talk to you about the Hall of Chains raid instance. In the raid, we meet Desmina, and we help her defeat Dhuum, the fallen god of death who was sealed away by players in the original Guild Wars®. With the gods having left Tyria, he’s making a play for power.

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Building a raid boss is an exciting mix of “What does this boss do?” and “How do I make this boss do the thing that it does?” Usually this breaks down into two main phases of development: planning and implementation.