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Guild Wars 2 welcomes returning players with free Icebrood Saga episodes

If you've been away from Guild Wars 2 for a while, now's a good time to come back and catch up with The Icebrood Saga.


Guild Wars 2 has spent the last several months making the journey to the icy mountaintops as part of The Icebrood Saga, the latest season for the ongoing Living World storyline. But while some players have braved the elements in the Far Shiverpeaks, others may have slept on the trip. It's not too late for them to catch up, though, thanks to a special offer from the folks at ArenaNet.

The time to catch up on The Icebrood Saga is now. ArenaNet will make the first three episodes of the ongoing storyline free for all players, one episode at a time for the next three weeks. Players can pick up the Prologue: Bound by Blood episode starting today through Monday, May 4. The second episode, Whisper in the Dark, can be claimed from Tuesday, May 5 through Monday, May 11. And the third episode, Shadow in the Ice, can be picked up from Tuesday, May 12 through Monday, May 18. Simply log into Guild Wars 2 during those windows in order to scoop them up.

The Icebrood Saga episodes are already free for anyone who owns Guild Wars 2's Path of Fire expansion. This offer is mainly aimed at those who haven't been taking part in the game for a while and are curious about returning. Remember that Guild Wars 2 doesn't have any monthly fees, which makes it both easier to take an extended break and return to after a long layoff. Those returning players will also receive 30 percent Magic Find, 50 percent XP, 30 percent WvW Reward Track, and 30 percent PvP Reward Track boosts.

Lastly, those returning players who have been gone a much longer while may be interested in seeing what the fuss is about with the Guild Wars 2 expansions. ArenaNet is now offering the Path of Fire expansion for half-price from now through May 8 and it'll also come with the Heart of Thorns expansion for no extra cost. The Guild Wars 2 website has everything you need to know for all of these returning player incentives.

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    April 28, 2020 12:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Guild Wars 2 welcomes returning players with free Icebrood Saga episodes

    • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
      April 28, 2020 1:20 PM

      Is this game still active? I heard about a third expansion coming but it's been a long time since the last one.

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        April 28, 2020 2:46 PM

        I don't know if there is a Shack guild but both SA Goon guilds are still active. They have been releasing new story episodes every 3-4 months since the last expansion came out. And I would expect that the next story chapter will be out shortly after these promos end (mid/end of May) although a release date hasn't officially been announced.

        If you played the original Guild Wars the stuff going on now is in areas that were in the original Guild Wars. Grothmar (Charr Blood Legion homeland), Far Shiverpeaks (Drakkar lake) and the next episode will be in the Woodland Cascades.

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