Guild Wars 2’s living world season 3 finale is ‘One Path Ends’ – here’s the trailer!

Bummed out over that weak Guild Wars 2 fractal tease last week? We’re getting to the good stuff today: ArenaNet has just announced that the third season living world finale is titled One Path Ends.

“As the season began, the heroes celebrated their victory over the Elder Dragon Mordremoth—unaware that the magic formerly channeled and absorbed through Mordremoth was coming undone and flowing out of control. At the same time, the sinister White Mantle cult was destroying one of the five ancient bloodstones used by the gods to seal magic away from humanity. In an explosive cataclysm, they unleashed its magic and used it to resurrect their long-lost leader and god (or so they believed), Lazarus the Dire.

“As the Pact Commander investigated the consequences of slaying Mordremoth, the young asura genius Taimi discovered that its unbound magic had infused and strengthened two of the remaining Elder Dragons, Primordus and Jormag. She developed a machine that would pit Primordus’s fire magic against Jormag’s ice magic—and neutralize both at one go. But Taimi made a shattering discovery: if her machine killed even one more Elder Dragon, the resulting magical chaos could annihilate Tyria.

“The heroes suspected that ‘Lazarus’ was not what he appeared to be, and their fears were confirmed when he infiltrated Taimi’s research lab in Rata Novus to steal her machine, giving Kasmeer, a human mesmer and ally of the Pact Commander, a chance to shatter the illusion of his disguise and reveal his true self: Balthazar, the humans’ god of war and fire. He absconded with Taimi’s dragon-slaying machine and fled, pursued by the Pact Commander. Balthazar used Taimi’s machine to attack Primordus and Jormag, absorbing their power—but after a desperate battle, the Pact Commander and Taimi were able to overload the machine, returning both Elder Dragons to a dormant state. Balthazar, however, vanished without a trace.

“Now, in the final episode, Tyria’s heroes will begin a hunt for Balthazar, hoping against hope to stop his campaign against the Elder Dragons before he does the world damage that cannot be undone.”

Lore lore lore, we’re goin’ to Orr!

As previously announced, the episode launches next week on July 25th. If you haven’t logged in to claim the current episode yet, make sure you do so while it’s still free!

Source: Press release
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Leviathonlx

They really need to look to Blizzard and Square for how to do patch trailers.

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Matthäus Wey

Indeed, even fans make trailers a lot better than this

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Toy Clown

I’ve loving the story direction! Started playing GW2 again 2 weeks ago after a couple year break. Pretty excited.

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Bryan Turner

Right on queue here’s Wooden Potatoes 40 minute analysis.

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Nater

Yes!!! Finally!! Back to the stuff that made GW great to begin with!!!

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BalsBigBrother

Hmm if SWL doesn’t put out any more content I might find the time to run through season three over a weekend or so.

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Bryan Turner

I’ve been playing SWL on and off, I was curious did that last SWL patch actually have more content than S3 LW GW2, I only ask because we’re talking enough realestate to fill 3 normal GW2 Zones plus the story lines, if that’s the case color me impressed.

I dig how much side content is available in The Secret World, makes everything feel more indepth and off the rails, the last time I played I did the Illuminati Priest’s two investigation missions (I cheated I admit it but I still had fun).

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venatis

Really excited to see how this ends and the direction they’ll go for the expansion. Considering Balthazar is the god of war and fire and the last episode is called One Path Ends, with the acronym for the next expansion apparently being PoF I’m going to guess the next expansion will be called Path of Flames.

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miol

…Kryta must make uncommon allies…

Grenth and his troops from the Underworld? ;P

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Tobasco da Gama

It’s Murray, the Mighty Demonic Skull! And he got his body back!

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miol

XD

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Godnaz

Thank you for adding the narration, Bree! I’m at work, can’t to audio.

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kalamari_

thats not the dialogue of the trailer though. ;)

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Godnaz

Well poo. Can you do me a solid and type it all out?

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miol

“Your divine Lord is threatening all of Tyria. If another dragon dies, we all die!” -Norm male Commander voice

“At a time when Elder Dragons endanger the whole world, Kryta must make uncommon allies!” -female human voice?

“This roaming undead hinder the flow of energy! We must feed them to the lava, to His fires!” -female human ghost voice

“The time has come. Are you ready to fulfill a prophecy? Go! Save the world, save Tyria!” -female Norn voice?

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McGuffn

The best thing about it is that the speaker of the last line doesn’t seem impressed at all.

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Tobasco da Gama

Two paths enter! One path leaves!

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Greaterdivinity

Oh yeah, shit. I guess I’ll carve out some time to finish up the current episode this week. Bye, Division/Crew (THE MOST MAGICAL GAME EVER), you’ll have to go on hold for a bit while I try to remember how to play GW2.

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Thomas Zervogiannis

Keep calm, jump around and press 1!! :D

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TomTurtle

I’m so glad the story with Balthazar is ongoing. This is an interesting new direction for the overall story arch. I can’t wait to experience it. Episode 6 hype!

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Anastasis Kontostergios

That sounds like Livia’s voice actor holy s**t!

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Line

Holy spoilers Batman at that sreenshot choice.

So… is that Livia? Are we saving the undead and the Dragons from the Gods now?
Things have changed a lot in 250 years…

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Matthäus Wey

This trailer has really underwhelming tbh :/
I hope the update itself provides more than another round of recycled stuff

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lordkrall

Well, they surely wouldn’t want to spoil what happens in the finale a week before the finale is released. So they get incredibly limited in what they can show. They did however say plenty of things that is very interesting from a lore perspective.

I mean, just look at the trailer for last episode, it was basically just showing Lazarus standing around, and yet that episode was full of new things.

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blah blazh

Arenanets trailers are always underwhelming. They don’t have the greatest of marketing teams. Anyway, there is plenty there for lore lovers. And some of the scenery looks amazing

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McGuffn

The pre release trailers were almost consistently great. Some even had a little extra bit after what is now the end of the video.

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Matthäus Wey

The thing is… SW and DT were such gorgeous new maps looking all fresh and everything so I expected something similar for the season finale. Maybe they put all the effort for new stuff in next xpac and it’s for the better at the end.

I’m not sure if the text above was written in proper english if not I’m deeply sorry. i’m just confused^^

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blah blazh

the appearance and return of Livia?

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