Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns opens its first raid next week

Legendary armor isn't going to make itself and players will be able to earn the first piece of theirs by completing the first Guild Wars 2:  Heart of Thorns raid, which is set to begin next week.

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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns has added several new elements to the Guild Wars 2 experience. However, there's a certain something that some would argue Arenanet's MMORPG is missing. Where are the raids? That question is now being answered, with Arenanet revealing that Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns' first raid will begin on November 17.

The raid will be split into three wings, with Spirit Vale making its debut next Wednesday. This follows the story of a missing Pact squad lost in northern Maguuma, with only the raiding team to find them. Arenanet is hoping to change up the raiding formula by placing a greater emphasis on active strategies, like utlizing dodge rolls and taking strategic positions. It'll also utilize the game's new enhanced squad UI, which allows users to organize their 10-player raid squad and even apply that to 50-player World v. World teams.

Those that survive Spirit Vale will get the first components needed to build their legendary armor, as well as a slew of other rewards. For more, be sure to visit the Guild Wars 2 website.

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