Super Adventure Box returns to Guild Wars 2 next week!


Every time my 5-year-old sees the extra portal in Guild Wars 2’s Rata Sum, I have to tell him it’s for Super Adventure Box and that it’s currently closed. He’s always sad. But next week, I can tell him it’s open! ArenaNet’s announced that SAB is indeed returning:

“It’s that time of year—dust off your best jumping boots, take up your pointy stick, and get ready to experience Tyria’s most cutting-edge technological edutainment system: Moto’s Super Adventure Box! Explore a whole new virtual world in beautifully-rendered, three-dimensional graphics. Go on an epic quest to save Princess Miya. Prove your strength against wizards, assassins, and giant frogs. And if all of that sounds a little too tame for you, prepare to die (repeatedly) in the punishing Tribulation Mode!”

It is not currently clear whether any new stages and new cosmetic weapons will be available, but it’s a good bet. The festival begins March 30th and runs until April 20th.

Confused on the excitement? Super Adventure Box originally began as April Fools’ Day joke content in 2013, when ArenaNet added the extra zone — which is basically an 8-bit platforming minigame — to the otherwise traditional fantasy MMORPG. The mode wound up being tremendously popular and was brought back the following autumn, albeit with large nerfs. It even won our site’s award for best update that year. While ArenaNet told fans over the course of the next few years that bringing it back was a tech challenge, it did just that last year, promising to make it an annual event. And here we are!


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Hell yeah! Sadly no World 3

Pedge Jameson

It needs controller support, been saying it for years. >:(


So is SAB worth installing GW2 for? I haven’t played the game in years.

Wanda Clamshuckr

I popped in last year and farmed SAB to get a weapon skin for my Mesmer. I was just shy of getting my second one, so I’ll make a point of finishing that off.

Until’s farming CP’s in ESO while the xp bonus is on for the Jester’s event.

Coldin Torrence

I loved this during the first time it came out, and more so when they added the next world. Been really sad when all the next iterations have added very little. I want to see more new worlds.

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agemyth 😩

I did not care for this the last time it was around and I tried it. Hopefully I can come at it with a different approach to appreciate something about it this time.

Matthäus Wey

I don’t have any hopes for new stuff beside 2-3 inagem skins and a shitload of nw shop items. :/
New world or riot? ._.

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This time I swear I’ll actually finish it. I AM MAKING MYSELF A STICKY NOTE TO REMIND ME.


LOL I’ve been playing GW2 since beta and still haven’t played the super adventure box. For some reason it always comes out when I’m in to other games.