Category Archives: Guild Wars 2 Game Release Notes

Game Update Notes: August 30, 2019

08/30/2019—August 30 Release Notes


New Items and Promotions

  • For a limited time, the Season 4 Expedition Contract has returned to the Utility category of the Gem Store for 1,000 gems.
  • The new Heart of Thorns Emblem Clothing Outfit is available at no cost in the Style category of the Gem Store for two weeks to celebrate the next chapter of the Living World story. This is available to players with Heart of Thorns™ or Path of Fire™ accounts.
  • Anniversary sales continue! Today’s sale items are the Maguuma Pact Operation Portal Device, Black Lion Instant Level 80 Ticket, Central Tyria Waypoint Unlock Package, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns—Deluxe Upgrade, and Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire—Deluxe Upgrade.

Game Update Notes: August 27, 2019

08/27/2019—August 27 Release Notes


  • The maximum rating for the chef discipline has been increased to 500.
    • Upon reaching 425 chef rating, players will attract the attention of a notorious chef who will guide them toward grandmaster status.
  • Herb nodes across Tyria have had their outputs adjusted. All herb nodes will now have four possible outputs, varying by region and map level.
  • Verdant Herbs nodes have been added to Lake Doric.
  • Jungle Plants in the Maguuma region now have a chance to produce Lemongrass and Cloves.
  • All foods below ascended rarity have had their effect durations standardized to 30 minutes. Many recipes have been adjusted to reduce material costs appropriately for foods that previously provided longer effect durations.
  • A search bar has been added to the Discovery tab in the crafting station panel.

Game Update Notes: August 13, 2019

08/13/2019—August 13 Release Notes


  • Legendary Collector: This achievement has been updated to clarify that it does not count legendary upgrades and does not require soulbinding.
  • Legendary Armorer: This achievement has been updated to clarify that it does not require soulbinding.
  • The Customize window now has a search bar to filter options by name.
  • Options on the right side of the Customize window are now sorted alphabetically.
  • Upgrades in shared inventory slots can now be used in the Customize window.
  • The Customize window no longer prompts for confirmation unless a slotted upgrade is about to be destroyed.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented recustomizing a slotted legendary rune or sigil.