Guild Wars 2: Dragon mounts in War Eternal, living world mini-event, Ritualist outfit datamining, and new short story


Guild Wars 2 is getting yet another mount: the Skyscale.

As detailed by Eurogamer today, what sets this particular dragon (yes, sorry everyone, it’s a dragon) apart from the griffon, the flying mount acquired through Path of Fire, is that it can actually generate altitude. As Linsey Murdock puts it, it’s “more like a helicopter” than a “jet engine,” though apparently it can also climb and wall-jump: “The Skyscale can actually stick to the wall and regain some of his endurance and then jump up and gain some altitude.” And naturally, it breathes fire too.

So, when can you get your hands on this lil guy? Soon! Specifically, in the final episode of the current living story, which as ArenaNet announced last week is called War Eternal. Time to starting working up your tolerance for flappy wings, folks!

Meanwhile, Guild Wars 2’s patch today has fixed bugs, added a new skimmer skin, released S4E3 for free to all players (head into the cash shop to grab it), and kicked off a mini event tying in with the living world:

“Disturbances in the Mists have opened rifts in certain locations around Tyria. Enter the rifts and defeat Branded Riftstalkers to close them!”

Source: Patch notes, Eurogamer. Cheers, Mordy!
Dataminer @that_shaman has plucked out some tasty goodies coming in future updates from the files, including a sweet Ritualist outfit that’s a clear port from classic Guild Wars. Take my money, Anet.

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A big day for GW2 news indeed! Now the team’s dropped the next short story.


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Nothing to be sorry about Bree, I’ve waited 6 1/2 years for a dragon mount in Tyria. Today was a good day. :)

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And this is Ken, he’s from Chicago. ;-)


First they kill off Aurene, then they give us Ritualist skins? Do they hate us or love us? Anet is so tsundere…


Are these weapons ascended?


Black Lion Trading Company biggest section of the patch.

Pretty much what we expect these days from GW2.

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Mount looks cool … not sure about the new map. From what we saw it really looks barren and barely detailed. Hopefully this is all still wip


Interesting. So far they’ve done a very good job of making each mount feel unique while riding it. And that nicely explains what the Commander is flying in the first teaser trailer. :)

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So much new GW2 stuff today. It’s a good day. :)

I like the new skimmer skin. I didn’t care for the first premium skin. It’s about time!

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Time to starting working up your tolerance for flappy wings, folks!

Very true. Loud flappy wings can get irritating rather quickly.