Choo choo, all aboard the train — the Guild Wars 2 world boss train, that is. It seems that Tyria’s big baddies have been resting on their laurels, and ArenaNet is out to shake things up a bit and get them back on their toes. To this end, the studio has announced a new bonus event, the World Boss Beatdown. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like it is: For the duration of the events, players will be encouraged to lay the proverbial smack down, open up a proverbial can of whoopass, unleash the proverbial beast, etc., on all of Guild Wars 2’s most menacing monsters.
For each world boss that players successfully send to its final resting place (until the next respawn, that is), they’ll each receive a Bonus Box of Goods, which will contain, well, goods of course, but on top of that, it also has “a rare chance […] to contain especially shiny items like cosmetic infusions and invisible footwear.” And to make the hunt a bit easier, whenever an active world boss crops up near players, they’ll get “a special notice” so the pain train knows where to bring the hurt. The event will begin next week on Monday, May 6th and will run until the following Monday, May 13th.