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Game Update Notes: February 5, 2019

02/05/2019—February 5 Release Notes

Living World

  • Added a 30-second grace period to turn in oil upon the successful completion of the “Use oil reclamation pumps to clean up the spills” and “Defeat Sulypix before it drains your reclaimed oil” events.
  • The oil reclamation pump is no longer removed between the “Use oil reclamation pumps to clean up the spills” and “Defeat Sulypix before it drains your reclaimed oil” events.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Volatile Oil Slug Sulypix’s health from scaling properly.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent some players from completing the Chasing Tales: Deadly Accuracy achievement.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Chasing Tales: Cruelest Efficiency achievement to require 45 applications of vulnerability instead of 30.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Chasing Tales: Enduring Hatred achievement to require 5 kills instead of 4.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Chasing Tales: Preemptive Strike achievement reward had the wrong name.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Chasing Tales: Elusive Skirmisher achievement reward had the wrong name.
  • Increased the health threshold for Chasing Tales: Like a Wounded Beast from 10% to 33%.
  • Updated descriptive text for the Chasing Tales: Sunslayer achievement to indicate that players must be wielding a longbow.
  • Added a Consume All option for Branded Masses.
  • Fixed a bug in which the Rockcrusher mace and Ancestral Guard shield were unsalvageable and not visible in the wardrobe.

Game Update Notes: January 22, 2019

01/22/2019—January 22 Release Notes

Living World

Lunar New Year

Another year dawns on Tyria—join the festivities in Divinity’s Reach! The Year of the Boar is upon us, and the Lunar New Year festival returns with new rewards and activities. Collect and open lucky envelopes to earn essences of luck, delicious foods, fireworks, valuable items, and a chance to find the new boar lantern back items!

  • A second course has been added for the Firecracker Lighting adventure. Players can now test their navigation skills across the grand edifices of Divinity’s Reach!
  • Friendly celestial dragons have appeared in the various capital cities to whisk adventurers to the festival in Divinity’s Reach.
  • Lucky envelope rewards have been updated with new items for the Year of the Boar, and the rarity of exclusive Lunar New Year foods has been decreased.
  • The New Year’s Benevolence achievement has been updated to allow contributions of any Lunar New Year food. Items can now be given to a quintet of celestial pigs that are hungry for different festival treats.
  • Players’ maximum hit points and skill damage have been increased in the Dragon Ball arena to reduce the effects of food items on the battle.
  • The Dragon Ball skill Ice Blast has had its cooldown reduced from 10 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • The Dragon Ball skill Dragon Kick has had its collision area increased to make it easier to land hits.
  • Upon renting a mount through the Festival Mount Rental vendor, players are now given a temporary horn bundle to allow them to quickly resummon their mount if they are dismounted.
  • Out-of-season festival reward vendors have been moved to share a location in Hooligan’s Route in Lion’s Arch.
  • The Watchknight Statue previously available from the Sovereign Weapon Vendor is now available from the karma merchant in Crown Pavilion.

Game Update Notes: January 8, 2019

01/08/2019—January 8 Release Notes

Living World

Living World: “All or Nothing”

As her allies fortify themselves for the final confrontation with Kralkatorrik, Aurene prepares to face her greatest fear: her role in Tyria’s future.

New Legendary Weapon: Pharus

Call down pillars of cosmic energy and conjure arrows made of pure light with Pharus, a new legendary longbow with mysterious origins. Its creator claims they were guided in the weapon’s construction by a previously undiscovered entity, but it seems more likely that this bow has humbler (if no less unconventional) beginnings.

Game Update Notes: December 11, 2018

12/11/2018—December 11 Release Notes


Come join us in celebrating Wintersday! Toymaker Tixx has made his annual visit to Divinity’s Reach to spread seasonal cheer and festivity through a variety of activities. Complete daily achievements to earn fanciful holiday weapons, give the orphans of Divinity’s Reach wrapped gifts, test your snow-throwing skills in Snowball Mayhem, experience the joy of jumping in Winter Wonderland, defend against waves of toys in Toypocalypse, and help keep Tixx’s airship, the Infinirarium, in order! Wintersday gifts will also be appearing all around Tyria during the festivities.