Guild Wars Series News

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns first closed beta details revealed

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 06, 2015 9:40am PST

ArenaNet brought Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns to this year's PAX East and has released some new details regarding the first closed beta, which is set to begin very soon.

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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP preview - storming the Stronghold

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 03, 2015 8:00am PST

After checking out PvE earlier, Shacknews next set out to look at Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' primary PvP addition: the MOBA-inspired game mode known as Stronghold.

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"I should clarify, guild chat only goes to the guild you are representing."

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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvE preview - taking to the skies

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 03, 2015 6:00am PST

The heroes of Tyria didn't fare too well at the end of Guild Wars 2's most recent Living World chapter. What happens next? Shacknews finds out by going hands-on with the PvE portion of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns for the first time.

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"Anyone still playing this? What's different about the game from immediate launch?"

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Guild Wars 2 getting new first-person, over-the-shoulder camera options

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 26, 2015 9:45am PST

With a lot of time to fill before the next expansion, ArenaNet is taking some time to fill some requested Guild Wars 2 features. First up, all-new camera options that include first-person perspective, over-the-shoulder views, field of view sliders, and more.

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"You don't even encounter most of those currencies until you hit level 80. Gold and Karma are the ..."

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Guild Wars 2 further details new Revenant profession

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 19, 2015 10:35am PST

The Revenant promises to be one of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' biggest additions. Arenanet has detailed the new class further, looking at its ability to summon legends and also tear through the very fabric of time and space.

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Guild Wars 2 director discusses Heart of Thorns, Revenants, Guild Halls, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 26, 2015 10:00am PST

Following the recent PAX South announcement of a new expansion called Heart of Thorns, Shacknews reached out to Guild Wars 2 game director Colin Johanson to get more details on some of the new features that players can expect, while also attempting to nail down a more precis...

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"Yah I considered that too.. but then we don't have a release date yet, so hopes are it's sooner ..."

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Guild Wars 2 concludes its Living World Season 2 with the 'Point of No Return'

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 13, 2015 4:30pm PST

The latest season of Guild Wars 2's Living World arc is coming to a close, as the Pact Fleet must continue its fight against Mordremoth's forces.

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Guild Wars 2 'Tangled Paths' teaser scrambles for eggs

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2014 1:00pm PST

The next part of Guild Wars 2's 'Living World' arc will kick off next week and NCSoft has released a new teaser.

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Guild Wars 2's 'Living World' arc resumes November 4 with Echoes of the Past

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 28, 2014 3:00pm PDT

After a brief hiatus, the second season of Guild Wars 2's 'Living World' story arc is ready to pick up right where it left off. Echoes of the Past is set to kick off on November 4.

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Guild Wars 2 gets update with The Dragon's Reach

By Robert Workman, Jul 29, 2014 11:20am PDT

Players will experience the first chapter in a new story.

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Guild Wars 2 update to bring 'Megaservers' online

By Steve Watts, Apr 02, 2014 12:00pm PDT

With the April 15 update, Guild Wars 2 will roll out "Megaservers." The revised server system will match you with similar players and adapt to handle waves of high and low traffic automatically.

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"Kinda like that yeah, with the difference you probably won't be able to select a specific ..."

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Guild Wars 2's Blood and Madness update introduces the Bloody Prince

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 14, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Guild Wars 2's Blood and Madness update kicks off on Tuesday, introducing a new member of the Mad King Thorn's family. It also marks the beginning of the first World v. World season.

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"I was mainly disappointed that they destroyed the trading card like skill system of the first ..."

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A giant dragon reborn in Guild Wars 2's 'Tequatl Rising' update

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Reports of Tequatl the Sunless's slaying may have been a bit premature. The fearsome undead dragon is back with a vengeance in today's Guild Wars 2 update, Tequatl Rising!

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Guild Wars 2 sold 3.5 million in first year

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is celebrating its first anniversary, and has released some stats to mark the occasion. It sold 3.5 million in its first year, and hosted 460,000 players concurrently at its peak.

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"I know people who quit WoW but come back every time an expansion is released, so this may or may ..."

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Guild Wars 2 bringing back 'Super Adventure Box' this September

By Steve Watts, Aug 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is bringing back the 8-bit inspired "Super Adventure Box" in an upcoming update. The update will hit on September 3, bringing back the world with some new challenges and loot to collect.

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"So glad they are getting rid of MF as an armor stat!! Hope the ascended weapons sets look cool ..."

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