Monthly Archives: August 2018

Game Update Notes: August 28, 2018

Game Update Notes: August 28, 2018

08/28/2018—August 28 Release Notes

New Wardrobe Feature: Novelties

Novelties have been added as a new tab in the wardrobe in the Hero panel.

  • Over 50 useable items, from musical instruments to chairs to kites, can now be added to the wardrobe.
  • Novelty items now have a right-click context menu that will add them to the player’s wardrobe, similar to other item types.
  • View the wardrobe in game to see everything that can be unlocked!
  • Novelties come in four types (Chairs, Musical Instruments, Held Items, and Toys), and one of each type can be slotted for use in the wardrobe, just like selecting different mount skins.
  • A new button has been added to the right side of the skill bar. Like the mount button, right-clicking will let the player select their active Novelty type. Left-clicking activates the item.
  • The button itself and each category can all be optionally bound to hotkeys.
  • For more information, see the blog at

Novelties: It’s about Fun


Over the years, we’ve released a number of items that are just for fun—things that let you show off or role-play outside of combat. But having them clutter your bags—and needing to open your inventory to use them—isn’t ideal.

To address that, we’ve added a novelties section to the wardrobe. Now you’ll be able to quickly access these items on any of your characters and equip them easily without having to shuffle them around.

Happy Anniversary from the Black Lion Trading Company

Free Anniversary Gifts

Thank you for six years of support! If you’ve upgraded your account with Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™ or Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™—or you’ve purchased the core game in the past—you’ll find some free gifts waiting for you in the Gem Store. The Customer Appreciation Package contains a Black Lion Chest and Black Lion Chest Key. Use the Novelty Selection Box to get a head start on filling up the brand-new novelties tab in your wardrobe.