The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of August 19

We’ve partnered up with players to showcase their creative Guild Wars 2-inspired content on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel. Read on for this week’s scheduled programming, and don’t forget to check out the Guild Wars 2 category on Twitch for more great streams!

Streams for the Week of August 19Tuesday, August 20

ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play Champion Rush (English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Rubi and Clayton are ready to take down as many champions as they can during the Champion Rush special event! Look for Rubi Djinn on EU servers and join the fun.

Wednesday, August 21

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by KoboldArt)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
KoboldArt creates comics on this week’s show.

Thursday, August 22

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ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play Guild Wars 2 World vs World (English)
9:30 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join the World vs. World development team in the Mists for their weekly stream. This week they’ll be playing on EU servers.

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Champion Rush Begins Next Week

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Walloping world bosses might make Tyria safer, but there are plenty of smaller threats lurking around the countryside. They may not be as tough, but they’re plenty mean—and we’re counting on you to remind them who’s boss.

Starting next Tuesday, each time you kill a champion enemy in Central Tyria maps, you’ll receive a Champion Mark in addition to normal loot drops. Trade Champion Marks to Consortium officers in capital cities in exchange for Bonus Boxes of Goods. You can find them by clicking on the Special Event notice in the UI.

Each Champion Mark traded will also contribute to a community goal. Unlock tiers for more rewards!

Special Event: Champion Rush

Date: From August 20 to August 27
Gameplay Variant: Receive Champion Marks for killing champion-rank enemies in Central Tyria maps.

Community Goal

Trading Champion Marks to vendors in capital cities will progress the overall community goal. You’ll receive rewards for each tier you participate in.

Tier 1

  • 3 Celebration Boosters
  • 5 Guild Gold from Kills Banners
  • 5 Tier 1 Embroidered Coin Purses

Tier 2

  • 3 Celebration Boosters
  • 5 Guild Gathering and Swiftness Banners
  • 10 Pact Scout’s Mapping Materials
  • 5 Tier 2 Embroidered Coin Purses

Tier 3

  • 3 Celebration Boosters
  • 5 Guild Karma and Experience Banners
  • 5 Trays of Omnomberry Bars
  • 5 Tier 3 Embroidered Coin Purses

Tier 4

  • 3 Celebration Boosters
  • 5 Guild Gold and Magic Find Banners
  • 10 Bonus Boxes of Goods
  • 5 Tier 4 Embroidered Coin Purses

Tier 5

  • 3 Celebration Boosters
  • 5 Guild Heroes Banners
  • 5 Tier 5 Embroidered Coin Purses
  • Endless Champion Angry Chest Tonic


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Fashion Is the Noblest Endeavor with the Noble Courtier Appearance Package

  • Noble Courtier Appearance Package

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You don’t need an excuse to get dressed up when you have an outfit this elegant in your wardrobe. Put on the Noble Courtier Outfit for a night out raiding with your guildmates or a solo tour of Tyria’s towns. With the Lightbinder Blades Glider and Lightbinder Blades Wings back item, there’s no need to worry that bandits will mistake you for an easy mark. The Lightbinder Blade Sword Skin is a pointedly perfect way to polish off your look—and you can use the included Total Makeover Kit to push it even further.

You can also purchase the Noble Courtier Outfit, Lightbinder Blades Backpack and Glider Combo, and Lightbinder Blade Sword Skin separately.

Charr Dye Kit

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Add late summer color to your collection with the Charr Dye Kit. You’ll receive a random dye from a pool of twenty-five Ascalon-inspired dyes, including six new and exclusive colors: searing, legionnaire, tribune, warband, godless, and gladium.

Anniversary Sales Continue

You’ll find items on sale all throughout the month of August!

August 13

  • Summit Wildhorn Springer Skin—20% Off

August 14

  • Tremor Armadillo Roller Beetle Skin—20% Off

August 16

  • Distant Lands Mount Adoption License—20% Off
  • Distant Lands Mount Select License—40% Off
  • Home Instance Node Pack—35% Off
  • Unbreakable Gathering Tools—50% Off (limit one per account)

August 17

  • Path of Fire Survival Package—35% Off
  • Elonian Introductory Package—35% Off
Available Now in the Gem Store!

Log into Guild Wars 2 and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!


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Seventh Anniversary Gifts are Coming Soon

The seventh anniversary of Guild Wars 2 is approaching fast. The official anniversary date is August 28, but we’re partying all month long!

Anniversary Livestream

Let’s celebrate another great year in Tyria. Join us for a special anniversary livestream, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) on August 27 on the official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels.

Anniversary Gifts

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Every year, characters receive a birthday gift to mark the date they were created. As they grow into seasoned adventurers, they receive special items like backpack skins, weapon skins, and even a full set of armor skins. Check out the full list on our official wiki to see what your characters will receive on their next birthday!

The oldest characters were created on August 25, 2012 during the early access period prior to Guild Wars 2‘s launch. Those characters will begin receiving their seventh birthday gift on August 25, 2019.

A Victorious Anniversary Achievement Box will be delivered to the first character to reach the seven-year milestone on your account, and contains the following:

Account rewards:
  • Victory Rock—Use this novelty chair to strike a heroic pose.
  • Title—”Victorious”
  • Anniversary Armor Pack—Choose a set of exclusive armor skins.
  • Two Anniversary Weapon Packs—Choose exclusive weapon skins.
  • Anniversary Backpack Pack—Choose an exclusive backpack skin.
  • Guaranteed Wardrobe Unlock—Unlocks a random wardrobe option.
Character rewards:
  • Birthday Card—Awards 5,000 karma when consumed.
  • Victorious Dye Kit—Choose an account-bound exclusive dye.
  • Two Black Lion Statuettes—Redeemable for a variety of gem store items.
  • Two Birthday Boosters—Grants the Celebration Bonus effect for one day.
  • Five Teleport to Friend Tokens—Use to teleport to a party member’s location.

While the account rewards are only delivered once per account, each of your characters will receive the character rewards on their seventh birthday through the in-game mail system.

Anniversary Sales

Our annual anniversary sales continue through the end of August. Check the Black Lion Trading Company news post every week for a list of sale items and grab your favorites from the Gem Store!

The items on sale this week are:

August 12

  • Grand Lion Griffon Skin—20% Off

August 13

  • Summit Wildhorn Springer Skin—20% Off

August 14

  • Tremor Armadillo Roller Beetle Skin—20% Off

August 16

  • Distant Lands Mount Adoption License—20% Off
  • Distant Lands Mount Select License—40% Off
  • Home Instance Node Pack—35% Off
  • Unbreakable Gathering Tools—50% Off (limit one per account)

August 17

  • Path of Fire Survival Package—35% Off
  • Elonian Introductory Package—35% Off


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The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of August 12

We’ve partnered up with players to showcase their creative Guild Wars 2-inspired content on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel. Read on for this week’s scheduled programming, and don’t forget to check out the Guild Wars 2 category on Twitch for more great streams!

Streams for the Week of August 12Wednesday, August 14

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Marius Bota)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Come watch Marius Bota work on Guild Wars 2 art!

Thursday, August 15

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ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play Guild Wars 2 World vs World (English)
3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join the World vs. World development team in the Mists for their weekly stream. This week they’ll be playing on NA servers.

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The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of August 5

<p>We’ve partnered up with players to showcase their creative <em>Guild&nbsp;Wars&nbsp;2</em>-inspired content on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitch.tv...uildwars2/">theofficial <em>Guild&nbsp;Wars&nbsp;2</em> Twitch channel</a>. Read on for this week’s scheduled programming, and don’t forget to check out the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Guild%20Wars%202"><em>Guild&nbsp;Wars&nbsp;2</em> category</a> on Twitch for more great streams!</p>
<h3>Streams for the Week of August 5</h3>
<h4>Wednesday, August 7</h4>
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<p><strong>The <em>Guild&nbsp;Wars&nbsp;2</em> Art Show</strong> (by Gears2Gnomes)(English)<br />Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)<br />REBROADCAST: Cool off with Gears2Gnomes as he works on a relaxing summer piece! </p>
<h4>Thursday, August 8</h4>
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<p><strong>ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play <em>Guild&nbsp;Wars&nbsp;2</em> World vs World</strong> (English)<br />9:30 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)<br />Join the World vs. World development team in the Mists for their weekly stream. This week they’ll be playing on EU servers.</p>
<p>If you need help converting times into your own time zone, you can use <a target="_blank" href="http://www.worldtime...uddy.com/">thistool</a>. Thanks for&nbsp;watching!</p>
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PvP Updates Arrive August 13

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<p>A new 2v2 structured PvP map and weapon set are coming next week, on August 13!</p>
<h4>New 2v2 Map: Auric Span</h4>
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<li><strong>Rules:</strong> Elimination, best of three.</li>
<li><strong>Gameplay variant:</strong> At two minutes, healing and stealth are disabled and area-of-effect damage will begin to invade the arena.</li>
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<h4>New Mist Lord’s Weapons</h4>
<p>Players <a href="https://www.guildwar...set/">voted</a>on the final name for this new competitive weapon set, and now you can wield them in battle! Earn Mist Lord’s weapons by participating in structured PvP matches.</p>

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The Tyrian Gazette Indiegogo Campaign is Live

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<p>Get your hands on a fun fashion magazine straight from Divinity’s Reach&mdash;all for a good cause! The Tyrian Gazette is this year’s collaboration by the GW2 Artist Collective, a branch of <a target="_blank" href="http://alchemyartgroup.com/">theAlchemy Art Group</a>. With over one hundred pieces created by eighty-two contributors, the Tyrian Gazette will put you right in the stylish shoes of an everyday citizen of Tyria.</p>
<p>Other merchandise and stretch goals include pins, prints, vinyl stickers, holographic postcards, and a hardbound cover with a custom slip case.</p>
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<p>The Indiegogo campaign is <a target="_blank" href="https://igg.me/at/ty...iangazette">nowlive</a>, so pledge to help reach the funding goal and secure your copy of the book! If the campaign is successful, the GW2 Artist Collective will donate the amount announced in the project to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.extra-life.org/">Extra Life</a> in November. </p>
<p>The GW2 Artist Collective has donated almost ,000 USD to charity through projects like the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.indiegog...n-tarot">TyrianTarot</a> and the <a target="_blank" href="https://wintersdayzine.tumblr.com/">Wintersday zines</a> <em>Chimes</em> and <em>Journeys</em>. ArenaNet supports these projects through our <a href="https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/meet-the-creative-partners/">Creative Partner Program</a>.</p>
<p>The Tyrian Gazette campaign ends on September 10. Rewards will be shipped according to the date of your donation, so the earlier you pledge, the earlier you’ll receive your copy!</p>
<p>If you have questions about the campaign, you can contact the GW2 Artist Collective by <a href="mailto:gw2collective@gmail.com">e-mail</a>.</p>
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Command the Elements with the Aspect Master’s Greatsword and Pyre Gloves

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<h3>Aspect Master’s Greatsword</h3>
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<p>This double-bladed greatsword honors the masters of Sun and Wind. Your enemies will stand in awe when you draw it forth and it comes alive with elemental power.</p>
<h3>Pyre Gloves</h3>
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<p>No need to worry about getting burned&mdash;these gloves only look too hot to handle! They’re carefully glamoured to create the appearance of fire emanating from your hands.</p>
<h3>Anniversary Sales</h3>
<p>Our annual sale bonanza to celebrate <em>Guild&nbsp;Wars&nbsp;2</em>‘s anniversary continues! You’ll find items on sale throughout the month of August.</p>
<p><strong>August 6</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Exo-Suit Mounts Pack&mdash;40% Off</li>
<li>Path of Fire Preparation Pack&mdash;25% Off</li>
<li>Dynamics Exo-Suit Appearance Pack&mdash;15% Off</li>
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<p><strong>August 7</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Defiant Glass Appearance Package&mdash;15% Off</li>
<li>White Mantle Appearance Pack&mdash;15% Off</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>August 8</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Kasmeer’s Package&mdash;15% Off</li>
<li>Rox’s Package&mdash;15% Off</li>
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<p><strong>August 9</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>All or Nothing Appearance Package&mdash;15% Off</li>
<li>Shrine Guardian Appearance Package&mdash;15% Off</li>
<li>Reforged Warhound Jackal Skin&mdash;20% Off</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>August 10</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Bandit Sniper Appearance Pack&mdash;15% Off</li>
<li>Timekeeper Package&mdash;15% Off</li>
<li>Resplendent Avialan Raptor Skin&mdash;20% Off</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>August 11</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Taimi’s Package&mdash;15% Off</li>
<li>Zafirah’s Package&mdash;15% Off</li>
<li>Umbral Demon Skimmer Skin&mdash;20% Off</li>
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<p><strong>August 12</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Grand Lion Griffon Skin&mdash;20% Off</li>
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<h3>What’s in Stock</h3>
<p><strong>Returning This Week</strong></p>
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<li>Shrine Guardian Jackal Skin</li>
<li>Dreadnought Raptor Skin</li>
<li>Magnificent Hummingbird Skimmer Skin</li>
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<p>Log into <em>Guild Wars 2</em> and press 'O' to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!</p>
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