Stay on Target with the World Boss Portal Device

  • World Boss Portal Device

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Keeping track of all the massive horrors hell-bent on stomping Tyria’s countryside to bits can be overwhelming for even the most organized commander. Carry this handy portal device and keep the clock ticking down to their defeat.

The World Boss Portal Device gives you information on approaching, imminent, and active threats, and can teleport you directly to the field of battle. You’ll also have the option to enable world boss notifications in chat, which will keep you updated without needing to check your device.

What’s in Stock

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Our seasonal inventory refresh continues—pick up your favorite armor skins and outfits before they go back in storage!
Returning Today

  • Shrine Guardian Jackal Skin
  • Infinite Volatile Magic Gathering Tools
  • Elite Reinforcements Package

Leaving Soon!

  • Zodiac Armor Skins
  • Phalanx Heavy-Armor Skin
  • Viper’s Medium-Armor Skin
  • Trickster’s Light-Armor Skin
Available Now in the Gem Store!

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Watch the Trailer for “A Star to Guide Us”

The next episode of Living World arrives on September 18. Watch the trailer below, and read on for more information on what you’ll find in next week’s release!

Map: Jahai Bluffs

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Nestled between Vabbi and Kourna, the Jahai Bluffs have witnessed crucial turning points in Elonian history. Now Kralkatorrik’s vicious storms and Branded army sweep across the land, covering it in crystalline scars.

Raid: Mythwright Gambit

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Zommoros has extended an unusually gracious invitation to visit the Mystic Forge. Touring an eccentric djinn’s vast treasure houses can’t be that risky, but you should probably repair your gear just in case.

Upgradeable Armor Set
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Complete the “A Star to Guide Us” story to begin collecting and upgrading the new Elegy set, and make compassion your armor.

Sun’s Refuge

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Upgrade this ancient cavern into a perfect shelter for your allies. Catch up with them, and they may have information that will lead you to new content and rewards.

Legendary Scepter: Xiuquatl

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This mysterious obelisk houses a winged serpent familiar who will faithfully accompany you in battle.

Mastery: Bond of Vigor

Unlock the ability to temporarily increase your mount’s endurance regeneration.

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


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Bloodlust! World vs. World Weeklong Bonus

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The Mist War is roiling at the end of this month, with enhanced bonuses for controlling the Ruins of Power in the Borderlands. Take advantage of the high stakes to earn greater rewards in WvW for a week!

Weeklong Bonus: World vs. World

Date and Time: From 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) on September 28 to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) on October 5.

Gameplay Variant: Enhanced bloodlust! Minor, major, and superior bloodlust will grant an additional 5%, 15%, or 30% bonus respectively to power, precision, toughness, vitality, condition damage, healing power, and ferocity. Increase your bloodlust by capturing Ruins of Power in multiple borderlands.

Bonuses While Playing in WvW:

  • Receive a 25% bonus to reward-track progress.
  • Gain double World Experience.
  • Receive a 50% bonus to magic find.


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The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of September 17

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 September 17Tuesday, September 18

Bog Otter’s Patch Day Deep Dive (by BogOtter) (English)
Watch live at BogOtter.
8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join Bog Otter and the Otterman Empire as they explore everything that the newest Living World episode has to offer!

Peachy Reacts to Episode 4! (by AuroraPeachy) (English)
Watch live at Aurora_Peachy.
9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Can’t play the new episode right away? Join AuroraPeachy as she plays through the story for the first time. What adventures and challenges await the Commander? Watch and find out!

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New Raid Progression! feat. eaSyRoca (by MightyTeapot) (English)
Watch live at MightyTeapot.
11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Part One: The [SALT] all-stars take on a fearsome new challenge: the Mythwright Gambit raid!

Wednesday, September 19

Let’s Play Together (by DZFM) (German)
Watch live at dzfm_gaming.
9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Explore the world and lore of Guild Wars 2 with the DZFM team.

New Raid Progression! feat. MightyTeapot (by eaSyRoca) (English)
Watch live at eaSyRoca.
11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Part Two: [SALT]’s all-star team continues their attempt at a world first victory.

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Sayael)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Sayael will be working on a canyon raptor concept artwork. You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Thursday, September 20

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, September 21

ArenaNet Livestream: A Guild Chat to Guide Us (English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join host Rubi Bayer and her developer guests to learn more about the new Living World episode, “A Star to Guide Us.”

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


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The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of September 10

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 September 10Tuesday, September 11

Tuesday Peachy Party! (by AuroraPeachy) (English)
Watch live at Aurora_Peachy.
9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join a PvE community who loves everything about Guild Wars 2. New players, returning players, and veterans are all welcome!

Wednesday, September 12

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Sayael)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
REBROADCAST: Watch Sayael paint headdress details for her Tengu outfit concept art. You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Thursday, September 13

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.

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, September 14

ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play Guild Wars 2 (English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Play “Long Live the Lich” content with developer guests Keaven Freeman and Alina Chadwick.

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Keep Your Edge with an Enchanted Dragon Crown and Shattered Cathedral Glider

  • Enchanted Dragon Crown Package

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There are two kinds of people in the world: those who want to be dragons, and those who won’t admit it. Fortunately, this package contains something for everyone—intimidating Dragon Horns, a subtler Dragon’s Eye Circlet, and an Enchanted Dragon Crown for the loud and proud.

Shattered Cathedral Glider

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The Six may not be there to catch you when you fall, but this solemn glider will carry you safely through your next leap of faith.

What’s in Stock

Our seasonal inventory refresh starts later this week. Pick up your favorite armor pieces before we put them back in storage!

On Sale Starting Today

  • 50% Off All Miniatures In Stock

On Sale This Week

  • 30% Off All Gem Store Finishers
Available Now in the Gem Store!

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Celebrating Six Years of Guild Wars 2

It’s been six years since we launched Guild Wars 2, and we’re still going strong thanks to our fantastic global community of players! To celebrate, we’ve created an infographic with some fun facts, along with a video about how far Guild Wars 2‘s Living World has come—and what its future holds.

Anniversary Livestream

Come join the party! Our anniversary livestream starts today at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel. We’ll have birthday messages from our partners, interviews with Guild Wars 2 voice actors, and developer guests chatting about the past year in Tyria.

Everybody Loves Loot

We’ve joined forces with Loot Crate to give you a chance to win a copy of the Guild Wars 2 Deluxe Collection. Tune in to twitch.tv/LOOTCRATE today, August 28, at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7), check out @LootGamingHQ on Twitter, or visit Loot Gaming by Loot Crate on Facebook.

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Happy Anniversary from the Black Lion Trading Company

  • Free Anniversary Gifts

Thank you for six years of support! If you’ve upgraded your account with Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™ or Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™—or you’ve purchased the core game in the past—you’ll find some free gifts waiting for you in the Gem Store. The Customer Appreciation Package contains a Black Lion Chest and Black Lion Chest Key. Use the Novelty Selection Box to get a head start on filling up the brand-new novelties tab in your wardrobe.

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Emblazoned Dragon Throne and Dragon Emblem Balloon

Add these two new novelties to your wardrobe and let everyone know you’re celebrating. Fly the Dragon Emblem Balloon until you’re tuckered out, then take a seat in the luxurious Emblazoned Dragon Throne.

Sixth Anniversary Chest

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While you’re relaxing, take a look at the latest updates to Black Lion Chests. Each chest is guaranteed to contain a redeemable Black Lion Statuette, a seasonal item, and two common items. You also have a rarer chance to find something in the fourth slot, including glyphs, exclusive items, and skins from the Gallant Weapon Collection and Scientific Weapon Collection.

The Black Lion Exclusives Chest is back! We’ve expanded the selection with more exclusive items from previous Black Lion Chests: Feathers of the Zephyr Package, Mini Dwayna’s Messenger, Jackal Pup Backpack, Hydra Staff, Fallen Balthazar Package, Mini Spooky Mounts Pack, Wild Magic Backpack Glider Combo, Mini Cozy Wintersday Mounts Pack, Svanir Gauntlets, Griffon Hatchling Backpiece, Fire-Breathing Package, Mini Branded Mounts Pack, Celestial Compass Skin, Exalted Gloves, Jeweled Scarab Package, and Mini Awakened Mounts Pack.

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Equinox Weapon Collection
Time passes and seasons change under the moon and stars. Hold them in your hands with this dignified collection of weapon skins, now available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for one Black Lion Claim Ticket apiece.

Guaranteed Seasonal Item—Mini Brown Springer Kit
Rabbits may multiply quickly, but springers are more advanced—just combine them in the Mystic Forge with some Unidentified Dyes to obtain a quantifiable collection of springer kits in assorted colors and styles.

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Exclusive Items—Springer Kit Backpack and Mini Exo-Suit Mounts Pack
Traveling with one springer kit is acceptable, but we recommend having no fewer than two soft, wiggle-nosed friends on hand at all times. This tiny springer is happy to ride on your back and looks forward to returning the favor in time.

The Exo-Suit Mounts Pack is back in stock and on sale for a limited time, and now you have a chance to find a matching set of miniatures in Black Lion Chests. Hardware just keeps getting smaller and smaller, doesn’t it?

Anniversary Sales

On Sale Starting Today

  • Exo-Suit Mounts Pack—20% Off
  • Musical Instruments—50% Off

On Sale This Week

  • August 29—50% Off Unbreakable Gathering Tools (limit one per customer)
  • August 30—50% Off Travel Toys
  • August 31—30% Off Bank Tab Expansions; 50% Off Aviator’s Memory Box, Water Fight Balloon Bucket, and Bobblehead Laboratory
  • September 1—35% Off Silver-Fed Salvage-o-Matic and Copper-Fed Salvage-o-Matic
  • September 2—35% Off Firefly Mining Flute, Swarm Logging Flute, and Butterfly Harvesting Flute
  • September 3—30% Off Home Instance Node Pack

Leaving Soon!

  • Black Lion Outfit Vouchers
  • Black Lion Weapons Voucher
  • Black Lion Glider Voucher
  • Black Lion Backpack and Glider Voucher
Available Now in the Gem Store!

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Novelties: It’s about Fun

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Over the years, we’ve released a number of items that are just for fun—things that let you show off or role-play outside of combat. But having them clutter your bags—and needing to open your inventory to use them—isn’t ideal.

To address that, we’ve added a novelties section to the wardrobe. Now you’ll be able to quickly access these items on any of your characters and equip them easily without having to shuffle them around.

How Does It Work?

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You can transfer a novelty to your wardrobe the same way you do existing unlockable items: right-click on it and select Add to Account Wardrobe. This will transfer it safely from your inventory to your Hero panel. There—now all of your characters have access to it! Then open the Hero panel, select Novelties in the equipment tab, equip your items in the various slots, and use the button on the lower-right side of your skill bar to take them out. For quicker access, you can bind a key for each novelty slot.

Adding a distinct novelties category to the wardrobe let us clean up a lot of inconsistencies in how they work. We haven’t made any changes to major item functionality, but you may notice slight differences in some items’ behaviors after transferring them to your wardrobe.

Everything in Its Place

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The novelties section of the wardrobe has four slots, and each slot holds a different type of item:

Chairs

Everyone deserves to sit back and relax once in a while, and now your characters can do that whenever they like. In addition to the Bench of the Final Judge from the Hall of Chains raid, you can earn a simpler chair by completing the Chairs of the World achievement. If you’ve already completed the achievement, speak to Sarettokk in Lion’s Arch to pick up your chair.

A new Emblazoned Dragon Throne is now available from the Black Lion Trading Company. Keep an eye out for more chairs in the future.

Musical Instruments

Whether you prefer the dulcet tones of a flute or the deep rhythms of a bass guitar, we wanted to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to pull out your favorite instrument and strike up a tune.

Held Items

Whether you’re flying your favorite kite in the verdant fields of Queensdale or presenting a rose to the one you love, equip held items to this slot to have them close at hand.

Toys

This category encompasses fun items that defy easy classification, like the Zephyr Sanctum Model, Bobblehead Laboratory, and Riding Broom. If you’re tired of being told to clean your room, sweep them all into your wardrobe.

What about Tonics?

We didn’t forget about them! The number of tonics to be converted to the wardrobe was pretty daunting, but rest assured that work is well underway. As soon as we’ve made sure everything’s in working order, we’ll add a fifth slot for endless tonics.


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The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of September 3

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 September 3Tuesday, September 4

360 MLG Raid Stream (by DurdenGaming) (German)
Watch live at DurdenGaming.
10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Durden and team go raiding with the community.

Wednesday, September 5

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Gears2Gnomes)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
One Pocki, two Pockis…many, many Pockis. Please welcome back Gears2Gnomes and his pocket raptor commander for this brand new installment of the show. You can also find all the previously created artworks on the Guild Wars 2 Art Show Flickr Album.

Thursday, September 6

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, September 7

ArenaNet Livestream: Guild Chat (English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Join host Rubi Bayer and members of the ArenaNet QA Team for the next episode of Guild Chat.

Sunday, September 9

Community Sunday (by DurdenGaming) (German)
Watch live at DurdenGaming.
8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Fancy some achievement hunting and dungeon runs? Join Durden for an afternoon of community fun.

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


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