As announced at the tail end of May, ArenaNet is spending June upgrading Guild Wars 2’s PvP scene, beginning with today’s update, which patches up the sadly neglected world-vs.-world content and is live now.
ArenaNet has previously explained that its goal with the so-named “June 2017 Competitive Feature Pack” is to encourage players to actually skirmish in WvW, egged on with copious skirmish rewards. “The Match Overview tab under the WvW UI has been reworked to include a new Skirmish reward track, similar to the PvP Leagues track,” the studio wrote last week. “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.” Pips accrued depend on your rank, your world position, your group status, your underdog status, and how long you’ve been attached to your current world.
Expect plenty of WvW-related goodies and tickets to buy uber gear through the reward track. As for the rest of the month, PvP League returns a week from today, followed by automated tournaments the week after that.