Get Your Copy of the Journeys Wintersday Charity Zine Today

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The GW2 Artist Collective’s 2018 charity Wintersday zine, Journeys, is now available for pre-purchase! Seventy-six contributors have come together to celebrate memorable moments in the world of Guild Wars 2, bringing readers along through art pieces, comics, and illustrated stories.

ArenaNet is supporting the Wintersday zine project through our Creative Partner Program. The GW2 Artist Collective also created last year’s Chimes Wintersday zine and the Tyrian Tarot charity project, which raised 8,000 USD with your support!

Zorav, head of the GW2 Artist Collective, is providing moderation with additional support from Qesque, Thunderpot, and Changer the Elder.

About Journeys

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All proceeds after production costs from the Journeys Wintersday zine will benefit Save the Children. Sales of the zine are first-come, first-served, so be sure to grab your copy early!

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New Treats in the Elonian Halloween Chest

  • Nightfang Griffon Skin

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One of the best things about the Halloween season is all the adorable kitties. This one is sure to win your heart with its gigantic ears, velvety wrinkles, and very serious facial expression. Of course, it only has a face during the day; nighttime reveals the skull behind its silly scrunched-up nose. But it still loves you.

You can purchase the Nightfang Griffon Skin directly from the Gem Store, and you have a chance to find it lurking inside Elonian Halloween Chests.

Elonian Halloween Chest
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There’s something spooky about the latest update to Black Lion Chests. Each chest is guaranteed to contain a redeemable Black Lion Statuette, the Evon Gnashblade Trick-or-Treat Bag, and two common items. You also have a rarer chance to find something in the fifth slot, including glyphs, exclusive items, and creepy Halloween-themed weapon skins.

Mad Realm Weapon Collection
Keep a piece of the Mad King’s Realm with you all year long. These skins are available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for one Black Lion Claim Ticket apiece, and they’re guaranteed to outlast your Halloween candy.

Envoy Scythe Staff Skin
This ghostly weapon skin can be found as an uncommon drop from Elonian Halloween Chests, and it’s a lot more solid than it looks. If you don’t believe us, we dare you to poke the Labyrinthine Horror with it.

Festive Harvest Chair

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Hay bales can be a little scratchy, but there’s no better seat in the house at autumn parties. Pull out this chair any time you feel the Halloween spirit possess you.

What’s in Stock

For a limited time, grab a free Hallows Fortune Fireworks bundle from the Gem Store!

Halloween miniatures are now available through Black Lion Miniature Claim Tickets.

Returning Today

  • Mad King’s Outfit, Witch’s Outfit, and Bloody Prince Outfit—25% Off
  • Candy Corn Gobbler Pack

Returning This Week

  • Hovering Mad Mirror
  • Haunted Gramophone
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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It’s Time for Tricks and Treats

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Our annual Halloween festival, Shadow of the Mad King, is here! You can visit the release page for details and read the complete release notes on our forums.

Check out what everyone is wearing for Halloween on the release page, and submit screenshots of your own in-game costume using the #GW2CostumeParty hashtag on Twitter and Tumblr!

Let’s Play Shadow of the Mad King with the Devs

Members of the ArenaNet development team will join the fun this Friday, October 19 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7). Watch them play live on the official Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook channels.


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The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of October 15

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!

Streams for the Week of October 15Wednesday, October 17

The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Marius Bota)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Marius Bota is back for a brand new installment of the Guild Wars 2 Art Show. You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Thursday, October 18

Guildnews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
Watch live at Guildnews.
10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
The week in review with the Guildnews crew.

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ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play Guild Wars 2 World vs World (English)
2:30 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join the World vs. World development team in the Mists for their weekly stream.

Friday, October 19

ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play HalloweenGuild Wars 2 (English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Explore the spooky side of Tyria with members of the Guild Wars 2 development team.

The Sunday Class Stream: Inktober

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Join some of the community’s most skilled artists for a monthly creative workshop. Our guests will share tips, answer your questions, and demonstrate specific art techniques. Don’t be afraid to get technical!

This month’s hosts will be working on pieces from the Guild Wars 2 Inktober prompt list.

Sunday, October 21
  • 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7): Isvoc—#2 (Dragon)
  • 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7): Marius Bota—#23 (Thorn)

If you need help converting times into your own time zone, you can use this tool. Thanks for watching!


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Team ArenaNet for Extra Life 2018

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We’re excited to announce our participation in Extra Life for the second year in a row. Thanks to your support last year, we raised ,555 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network—and this year, ArenaNet will match that dollar for dollar. Help us charge full speed to last year’s total, and we can contribute ,110 total to Extra Life!

From noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) on Friday, November 2 until noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) on Saturday, November 3, join us on our official Twitch channel as we stream our gameplay live from the ArenaNet studio. For part of the event, we’ll also be featured on the official Extra Life Twitch channel.

We’ll have lots of giveaways, surprises, and fun, so don’t miss it! Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for information leading up to and during the event.

Join Our Team

If you’re participating in Extra Life too, we’d love to have you on our team! Visit the Team ArenaNet page to join us, or to make a donation toward our goal.

This year we’ve partnered with Extra Life as a Super Team, which is a large team made up of many smaller teams. That means you can create your own team and register as a Team ArenaNet sub-team. All the funds raised by your sub-team will count toward the Super Team’s grand total, so let’s combine our powers to reach the goal!


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The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of October 8

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!

Streams for the Week of October 8Tuesday, October 9

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Tuesday Peachy Party! (by AuroraPeachy) (English)
Watch live at Aurora_Peachy.
9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Enjoy casual content and geeky conversation with the Peachy Party community. All are welcome!

Wednesday, October 10

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Skaven Zverov)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Watch the painterly sunset as Skaven Zverov brings shadow and light to life. You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Thursday, October 11

Guildnews Podcast (by Sputti) (German)
Watch live at Guildnews.
10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
The week in review with the Guildnews crew.

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ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play Guild Wars 2 World vs World (English)
2:30 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join the World vs. World development team in the Mists for their weekly stream.

If you need help converting times into your own time zone, you can use this tool. Thanks for watching!


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Cast a Dark Shadow with Scaled Dragon Wings

  • Scaled Dragon Wings Backpack Glider Combo

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Now you can boast an impressive wingspan, elegant scales, and terrifying claw tips—all without the inconvenience of having to drain Tyria of its magic. This package comes with a Scaled Dragon Wings Glider, Scaled Dragon Wings Backpack, and a set of Backpack Straps to attach them to. Relentless army of corrupted minions not included.

What’s in Stock

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Returning Today

  • Spooky Mounts Pack
  • Foefire Greaves
  • Foefire Mantle
  • Foefire Wraps
  • Foefire Armor Package—20% Off
  • Executioner’s Outfit
  • Lunatic Guard Outfit

Returning This Week

  • Black Lion Keys and Scrap Package
  • Riding Broom Glider
  • Mini Elonian Familiar
  • Mini Feline Familiar
  • Riding Broom Glider Combo—25% 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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Halloween is Coming Soon!

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From October 16 through November 6, King Oswald Thorn’s cruel laughter will fill the air as Halloween returns to Tyria! Play wicked games, tackle the Mad King’s Clock Tower, go trick-or-treating in the labyrinth, and more. Are you brave enough to venture into the field? Reaper’s Rumble is back—and you can introduce your roller beetle to the joys of Halloween at the Mad King’s Raceway.

Click here to download an asset kit full of screenshots and art from the upcoming release.

Costume Party

If you’re dressing up for the holidays in game, head over to Twitter and share screenshots of your costume using the #GW2CostumeParty hashtag!


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Keep the Goods Coming with a Black Lion Expedition Contract

  • Black Lion Expedition Contract

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You can’t be in two places at once, but you can add a Black Lion Expedition Board to your home instance. Black Lion expedition teams will venture into Living World locales on your behalf and send back regular shipments of map-specific currency and other resources.

You can choose to dispatch expedition teams to the following areas: Dry Top and the Silverwastes, Bloodstone Fen, Ember Bay, Bitterfrost Frontier, Lake Doric, and Siren’s Landing. You’ll receive your items in the mail on the following day.

Night Watch Stool

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Do you insist on guarding the camp overnight so your adventuring companions can have prophetic, character-defining dreams? This weathered stool’s attached lantern will guide them to seek your wise counsel when they wake, and we’ve included an ax in case you’re interrupted by roving plot points.

What’s in Stock

Returning Today

  • Furrocious Cat Ears
  • Bunny Ears
  • Devil Horns
  • Wizard’s Hat
  • Infinite Unbound Gathering Tools

Returning This Week

  • Black Lion Garden Plot Deed
  • Black Lion Hunters Contract
  • Tremor Armadillo Roller Beetle Skin
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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