With the news of Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire out there, ArenaNet is kicking it into high gear this summer to prepare for next month’s launch. If the team didn’t have enough to keep it busy with just the expansion, it’s filled up its event calendar and worked on a big Q3 2017 patch as well.
Over the course of the next month, the Guild Wars 2 team will be taking Path of Fire on tour to Gamescom and PAX West for meet-and-greets, a panel, and even a 5th Anniversary party. The details are up on the site in case you want to try to attend any or all of these events.
Whether or not you hit those, a balance update is going to hit you soon. Some of the changes include standardizing utility buffs and their bonuses, reduced the cost of crafting utility items, and phasing out boon duration and condition duration in favor of concentration and expertise.