Guild Wars 2’s spring update launches April 19; watch the teaser trailer

We’ve just received an interesting little sneak peek at a teaser trailer for the upcoming Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns Spring Quarterly update that’s now been confirmed for April 19th. The video below is an action-packed 30-second glimpse at what’s to come,  so I’d recommend giving it more than a few watches to unpack all the little easter eggs in there that I’ve undoubtedly missed. While it’s not particularly spoilerific because of its sneaky, teasing nature, I’d recommend giving it a miss if you are really worried about spoilers.

It goes by rather quickly, so I most definitely recommend getting familiar with the pause button at around the 0:14-0:16 mark. A chained up giant behemoth encased in scaffolding, beautiful gliding apparatus that I want to wear IRL, and super-cool bow shots aside, there’s a distinctly Tarir feel to the video, which isn’t particularly surprising considering where we’ve been left off in the story. Delightfully hideous monstrosities also feature heavily in those final few seconds, promising plenty of action to come in the update.

If you’ve been out of the loop for a while, know that this update is billed to be largely corrective and ArenaNet’s hope is that it’ll appeal to current, lapsed, and new players due to its holistic approach to improving the expansion and game at large. Most areas of the game will be touched by the update, including highly anticipated improvements to WvW and the last legendary weapon drop we’ll have for a considerable while. As the first major update under Mike O’Brien’s direction, it’ll be very interesting to see whether the Spring Quarterly update hits the mark with both old and new fans.

The teaser trailer will be shared on ArenaNet’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube later today, so stay tuned for more word on what’s in store for us come update launch. In the meantime, check out the mini gallery of stills below and enjoy picking through them to tease out more information.

Source: ArenaNet press release
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Besath
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Besath

“The video below is an action-packed 30-second glimpse at what’s to come…”. Not much action in the video and there’s like 10 seconds of in-game footage.

Wandris
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Wandris

McGuffn Wandris Rogbarz Well there you go. As far as I know things were not that great even on the T1 servers population-wise, and HoT was more of a killing blow when it took the irregulars out of play leaving only the diehards even fewer in number. What WvW probably needs is a better way to keep the maps filled.

Xephyr
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Xephyr

benrobdob Quincha It’s not new, it’s the megadestroyer in mount maelstrom.

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

Dystopiq Xephyr As of always, they’ll take a shitload of time before appearing.

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

What the hell was that. A teaser showing glowing crap to entice people? My god.

benrobdob
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benrobdob

Quincha Possibly, the destroyer on the left is new but the one in the middle is hinting a new legendary bow, and the one on the right is a mordrem mount.

nahenway
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nahenway

YAY content from 2012. Can’t wait to repeat that content <3

thegirlwiththehair
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thegirlwiththehair

BWAAAAAAAAAA!

Telos_
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Telos_

Teaser or not, that was a bad way to get anyone excited to come back.  I haven’t played GW2 since HoT launched and this doesn’t make me want to update the game.  It was meh.

dragonwhimsy
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dragonwhimsy

This really isn’t a great teaser. Unless you follow GW2 VERY closely you won’t even realize what it’s hinting at. And if you DO follow GW2 closely this revealed nothing new at all.

I don’t understand why they’re not releasing a blog post. I understand wanting to surprise us with raid patches or a living world update but the quarterly updates are about quality of life and polish, the things that will effect us every day. We should already know in great detail what this patch will bring and have given feedback on it.