As announced yesterday, ArenaNet is taking the month of June to patch the crap out of Guild Wars 2’s PvP scene, and these are much needed patches, the PvP community will surely agree. The first update focuses on the long-neglected world-vs.-world content and begins rolling out next week. According to a new piece out today, ArenaNet’s goal is to encourage players to actually skirmish in WvW: with sweet, sweet bribery.
“The first major change is skirmish rewards,” says the studio. “The Match Overview tab under the WvW UI has been reworked to include a new Skirmish reward track, similar to the PvP Leagues track. This track is progressed by earning pips, just like in structured PvP, and will grant rewards when tiers and divisions are crossed. However, this track will reset weekly.”
How many pips you rack up depends on everything from your rank, your world position, your group status, your underdog status, and how long you’ve been attached to your current world. The track offers up WvW-related goodies plus “Skirmish Claim Tickets” to help you buy exotic and ascended T2 WvW gear. Once you’ve picked up T1 and T2 gear, you can begin unlocking T3 as well — no crafting required.
Expect a match history tab and an improved LFG feature while in WvW too.