Category Archives: Guild Wars 2 Game Release Notes

Game Update Notes: March 17, 2020

03/17/2020—March 17 Release Notes

New Location: Eye of the North

Heed Aurene’s call to the Eye of the North. As your allies gather to the north, you can visit new merchants, unlock services, and access any Strike Mission through the Eye’s asura gate. Complete “Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire” to explore the secrets of the Scrying Pool and peer into past events! This content is available to any level-80 character with Path of Fire™.

Game Update Notes: February 25, 2020

02/25/2020—February 25 Release Notes


  • Players can revert recent changes made to their build with the click of a button!
    • The button can be found in the upper-right corner of the Build tab in the Hero panel. The button will be enabled when players begin making changes to a Build Template.
    • Clicking the revert button will undo all the changes made while the window was open.
  • A new category of achievements has been added for players taking their first steps in the world of Tyria.
    • These achievements are aimed at helping new adventurers discover events and activities they might find interesting.
    • The achievements and associated rewards are also available to veteran adventurers. So, if you’re a mentor and players are asking for help in starting zones, lend a hand!
  • Introduced new art and functionality to make it easier to distinguish between downed and defeated characters.
    • There will now be a visual difference when players interact with a downed or defeated character to revive them.
    • The floating icons and map markers displayed for downed and defeated characters have been updated for visual clarity.
  • All gathering tools will now collect one additional resource per interaction when gathering from rich resource nodes or after triggering an extra gathering-strike bonus from a consumable booster.

Game Update Notes: February 11, 2020

02/11/2020—February 11 Release Notes

Living World

As Jormag’s influence continues to grow throughout the region, Drakkar and its minions grow more powerful.

  • Drakkar’s damage output has been increased.
  • Drakkar’s defiance bar has been strengthened.
  • Drakkar’s health scaling has been decreased.
  • Drakkar has gained new abilities.
  • The spirit champions in the Drakkar encounter have had their health and damage outputs increased.
  • The duration of Spiritual Binding has been increased from 4 minutes to 8 minutes.
  • Certain attacks that were increasingly hard to avoid will no longer remove the Nimble Onslaught Eligibility effect.
  • Fixed a bug with the application time of Nimble Onslaught Eligibility.
  • The Truly Nimble Onslaught achievement has been added to the pool of Drakkar achievements.
    • This achievement allows for a higher hit-count threshold.
    • This achievement rewards a new title.
  • The Nimble Onslaught achievement is no longer attainable, and it will be hidden if your progress was incomplete.
  • The number of achievements required to complete the Drakkar meta-achievement has been reduced from 10 to 8.
  • All players will now be dismounted in the Drakkar world boss area when the event begins. Players entering the area after the event begins will also be dismounted.
  • Missed falling ice orbs will now have greater consequences for any players who did not participate in absorbing their effects.
  • With greater risks come greater rewards. Drakkar rewards have been updated with a new Broken Voice ascended weapon set, as well as other additions. Defeating Drakkar will also give an increased amount of experience once per day.
  • Cloudseeker’s optional conversation at the end of the Chasing Ghosts chapter of “Shadow in the Ice” can now be accessed by all players within the instance.
  • An additional dialogue option has been added to an NPC in the final instance of “Shadow in the Ice.”