Monthly Archives: July 2017

A Message from the Game Director

Hi, all,
The release of “One Path Ends” concludes a full year of live updates and a full season of Living World. As we wrap up the season, I want to take a moment to celebrate the journey we’ve been on together this year.

Guild Wars 2′s content model is all about exciting events happening in the world, so from the beginning we wanted our live updates to mirror that. But how? In Season 1, we went for the literal version, constantly shipping changes to the existing world. We did it at a breakneck pace, and we developed the tech and processes required to do so, which have benefited us ever since. But we regretted that frequency sometimes won over quality, that it sometimes felt like a race for players to keep up, and that constantly changing the existing world meant that old content couldn’t be replayed. Since then, we restructured Living World to keep the aspects we loved but without those downsides.

“One Path Ends” is Live



The final episode of Living World Season 3, “One Path Ends,” is now live! You can visit the release page for more details and read the complete release notes on our forums.

Space Out in the Mistlock Sanctuary and Collect the Abaddon Weapon Set!


A few sylvari wandered through here recently, talking aboutblack-flag
cleansing Orr as though the place is a little fixer-upper and
not a slimy, rotting monument to arrogance. Humans used
to have a problem with laying waste to their own
civilizations when the charr legions attacked, didn’t they? If
only some kind of supernatural entity had been willing to
intervene on their behalf.

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Game Update Notes – July 25, 2017

07/25/2017 – July 25th Release Notes
Living World Season Finale- “One Path Ends”

Balthazar has disappeared again, and it’s top priority to find him—especially if what he’s planning could bring disaster to Tyria. And if one thing’s for sure, it’s that he’s gearing up for something big. He’s already managed to collect magical power from a bloodstone, and now he’s set his sights on an Elder Dragon. With Taimi’s device broken, you’re on your own—for now.