Behind the Guild Wars 2 Cosplay with HyperX

Go behind the cosplay with HyperX, the Ashley siblings of Terrible Trio Creations, and Gregg of Bjorn’s Workshop! They’ll tell you the story of their journeys through the world of cosplay and show you how they created the incredible, larger-than-life charr and norn costumes they wore at The Icebrood Saga‘s announcement event.


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The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of September 16

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 September 16Wednesday, September 18

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Marius Bota)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Watch Marius Bota create art on this week’s show!

Thursday, September 19

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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.

Friday, September 20

ArenaNet Livestream: Guild Chat (English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Have you played through The Icebrood Saga‘s prologue episode? Then it’s time for Guild Chat! Host Rubi Bayer and her developer guests will discuss the making of “Bound by Blood” (with spoilers).

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


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Conquer Air and Sea with the Cube Matrix Glider and Pirate Captain’s Chair

  • Cube Matrix Glider

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Whirling cubes trace electromagical geometries in the air to deliver you to the ground at optimal, non-lethal speeds. Thanks, little cubes! What would we do without you?

Pirate Captain’s Chair

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Impress landlubbers and salty sea dogs alike when you kick back in this handsome chair. It’s handy to have in your novelties wardrobe for your next shore leave—or for when you’re stranded on a desert island.

If you want to sit in the captain’s seat, you’d better look the part! Fortunately, the Pirate Hook Skin, Corsair Hat Skin, Peg-Leg Boots Skin, and Magnus’s Eye Patch are on sale for 40% off, and the Pirate Captain’s Outfit is on sale for 30% off this week.

New Horizons Supply Drop—Week Three

It’s the last week to get a discount on the New Horizons Supply Drop Requisition, so be sure to grab yours soon!

What’s in Stock

We’re swapping out our outfit inventory this week in preparation for autumn. Keep an eye out for returning favorites!

Returning Today

  • Elite Reinforcements Package
  • Skyscale Ascension Mounts Pack

Returning This Week

  • Black Lion Keys and Scrap Package
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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The ArenaNet Streaming Schedule for the Week of September 9

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 September 9Wednesday, September 11

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by Gears2Gnomes)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
Watch Gears create art on this week’s show!

Thursday, September 12

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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.

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 2

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 September 2Wednesday, September 4

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The Guild Wars 2 Art Show (by KoboldArt)(English)
Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7)
REBROADCAST: Watch KoboldArt create art on this week’s show!

Thursday, September 5

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ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play Guild Wars 2 World vs World (English)
3:30 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 EU servers.

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


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Prepare for Adventure with the New Horizons Mount Skin Collection

  • Free Heart of Thorns Emblem Clothing Outfit

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ is now included free with every purchase of Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™, and to celebrate you can pick up a free Heart of Thorns Emblem Clothing Outfit from the Gem Store! This breezy T-shirt and shorts ensemble features a familiar dragon design and is available to all players with access to Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns until September 12.

New Horizons Mount Skin Collection

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It’s almost time to head off on your next adventure, so put a spring in your mount’s step with a fresh new look! There’s something for each of them in this collection, from the reliable raptor to the fearsome warclaw—available exclusively through New Horizons licenses.

  • Raptor: Vital Geode, Lithosol
  • Jackal: Sun Stalker, Fulgurite Ridgeback
  • Skimmer: Luminous Ray
  • Springer: Cascade Heeler, Maguuma Jackrabbit
  • Griffon: Crowned Skyfisher
  • Roller Beetle: Deep Desert Scarab, Arctic Razor
  • Skyscale: Glademire, Broad-Horn Bull, Incarnate Flame
  • Warclaw: Savage Gladiator, Starclaw

New Horizons Mount Select License

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Charge into the fray on the back of the lustrous Starclaw or set the skies on fire with the Incarnate Flame. Use this license to choose your favorite skin from the New Horizons collection and unlock it right away.

New Horizons Mount Adoption License
If you can’t decide on a favorite, this license will unlock a mount skin from the collection at random. You’re always guaranteed to get a skin, and you’ll never receive a duplicate.

New Horizons Supply Drop Requisition: Week Two

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It’s the second week to pick up the New Horizons Supply Drop Requisition and receive four weekly shipments of valuable goods from the Black Lion Trading Company! Learn all about what you’ll find inside here.

The discount off the total value of the included items decreases each week, so get your New Horizons Supply Drop Requisition early for the best price!

Anniversary Sales Continue

Our annual sale is nearing its end, but there are still plenty of great deals to snap up!

September 3

  • Living World Season 2 Complete Pack—50% Off
  • Living World Season 3 Complete Pack—35% Off
  • Living World Season 4 Complete Pack—20% Off

September 4

  • Infinite Unbound Magic Gathering Tools—20% Off*

September 5

  • Infinite Volatile Magic Gathering Tools—20% Off

September 6

  • Bank Tab Expansion—35% Off

September 7

  • Shared Inventory Slot—30% Off
What’s in Stock

We’re refreshing our selection of armor pieces this week, so keep an eye out for returning favorites!
Returning Today

  • Recharging Teleport to Friend

Returning This Week

  • Skyscale Chair
  • Skyscale Horns Package
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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The Expansion Boost Special Event Begins Today

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Catch up on story, brush up your Masteries, and prepare for The Icebrood Saga with the Expansion Boost Special Event! From today until September 17, you’ll gain double the Mastery experience in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™, Living World Season 3, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™, and Living World Season 4 maps.

If you haven’t upgraded your account yet, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is now free with the purchase of Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire!

Follow the Leader—or Be One!

Use the Looking for Group tool to find squads of players working on the content you want to complete and join them to help each other out. Consider joining a guild if you aren’t currently a member of one, too—your guildmates can help answer your questions, join you in your adventures, and provide good company as you play.

Have you already mastered the jungle and the desert? Help other players by putting up your Mentoring Badge to answer questions and organize events.

Resources

Visit our official wiki to find more information on things you discover in game. You can also help out the community by adding more info as you play!

There are Guild Wars 2 official wikis for each of our supported languages:

You can access them in game by typing /wiki in your chat window.

Many of our ArenaNet Partners create guides for new players. Check out AyinMaiden and TiffyMissWiffy‘s channels for tips, walk-throughs, and fun!

Have fun—we’ll see you in Tyria!


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Learn More About “Bound by Blood” in Living World Magazine

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The Icebrood Saga’s prologue episode, “Bound by Blood,” arrives on September 17. Are you ready to learn more? Just for fun, we’ve created a digital magazine full of info, images, and surprises! Take a tour through the map-wide meta event celebration in Grothmar Valley, get a sneak peek at Taimi’s treatise on the Elder Dragons, and meet some of the major players you’ll encounter as the story begins. Check it out here.


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The Icebrood Saga Begins September 17

The next chapter of Living World, The Icebrood Saga, begins this September!

While all seems quiet in the wake of Kralkatorrik’s defeat, whispers of trouble are stirring in the Northern Shiverpeaks. In this new Living World story, you and your allies will find yourselves at the center of a gathering storm as an ancient and insidious threat slowly reveals itself. Together you’ll face Jormag’s cult, the Icebrood, who have been twisted by the Elder Dragon’s corrupting power.

You’ll explore the personal histories of some of your closest companions, like Rytlock Brimstone and Braham Eirsson—and learn more about the charr and norn cultures that shaped them.

Prologue: “Bound by Blood”

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The Icebrood Saga’s prologue episode arrives on September 17 and is free to play for everyone who owns the Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™ expansion. If you’re new to Guild Wars 2 or have never experienced Living World, it’s a great time to jump in!

Episodes of The Icebrood Saga can be unlocked for free by logging in to Guild Wars 2 while they’re currently live (between an episode’s release date and the date of the next episode release). If you own Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, you can play the episodes right away. If you don’t own the expansion, your unlocked episodes will be available to play as soon as you upgrade your account by purchasing it.

Better yet, we’re now including the first expansion, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™, free with every purchase of Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire! Mount up, explore the Heart of Maguuma, and prepare for The Icebrood Saga all for one low price.

Read all the details in this blog post or click the button below to head to our shop and upgrade your account with Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire today.

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Get Heart of Thorns FREE when you purchase Path of Fire! Buy Now

Features of The Icebrood Saga

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Our developers talked about some of the content coming up in Living World:

  • New Maps—“Bound by Blood” takes you to Grothmar Valley to join an all-legion rally with the charr. The following release, Episode 1, is set in the Far Shiverpeaks, in a map that will expand to encompass new stories, activities, and places over the first and second episodes.
  • New Masteries—Starting in Episode 1, you’ll be able to begin unlocking a new mastery line based in norn culture, exploring the history and influence of the Spirits of the Wild.
  • Strike Missions—Tackle these challenging boss encounters in a group of up to ten players, either as a pre-formed squad or in a public mode anyone can join.

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In addition to all the new Living World content, you can look forward to other Guild Wars 2 features:

  • Character Build and Gear Templates—In the near future, you’ll be able to easily share your builds and swap between different equipment loadouts with ease!
  • Competitive Updates—Swiss-style tournament support is almost here! Special tournament support, mini-seasons, and world restructuring are in progress, and we’ll be able to talk more about them in the coming months.
Merchandise, Music, and More

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We also announced some projects we’re working on with our partners. Check out the cool Guild Wars 2 products available now and coming soon!

The Complete Art of Guild Wars: Twentieth Anniversary Edition—To celebrate ArenaNet’s upcoming 20th anniversary, we’re teaming up with Dark Horse Comics to release a special compilation of concept art, production material, and creator commentary. Visit Dark Horse’s website to pre-order your copy!

New Guild Wars 2 Apparel—We recently released cosplay-ready leggings and dresses in partnership with Wild Bangarang, and today you can purchase brand new Guild Wars 2 t-shirt designs from Hot Topic and For Fans By Fans! Starting on September 27, UK-based apparel company Insert Coin will offer a new line of Guild Wars 2-inspired t-shirts and a hoodie.

Guild Wars 2 Music—Starting today, you can stream the original scores for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, and Living World Seasons 2-4 through TIDAL.

Figures by Funko—In January of 2020, you’ll be able to surround yourself with some adorable friends (or enemies)—Funko Pop! featuring Aurene, Rytlock, and Palawa Joko! Each one will also include a code for a special Funko Pop! mini version to accompany you in game.

Phone Cases and Mousepads by RazerSoon you’ll be able to dress up your phone and gaming space with Guild Wars 2 art.

Stay tuned for more information about The Icebrood Saga Prologue: Bound by Blood in the coming weeks as we approach its September 17 release!


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