“The raid takes place immediately following the events of the Mythwright Gambit raid, in which players stepped inside the Mystic Forge to help Zommoros beat back his djinn rival. Now, Qadim has invaded the djinn’s home city of Ahdashim, determined to hijack its mythical power and place himself above all other djinn. Should he succeed, Ahdashim will become a black hole of magical corruption, infecting every djinn alive — and through them the natural world itself.”
Also live today is the promised temporary open-world event, which asks players to pursue bosses for Condensed Ley-Line Essence items to exchange for Shiny and Ultra Shiny skritt weapons.
“The Mystic Forge skritt want to help defeat Qadim by providing adventurers with new ‘shinies,’ helping them look their best while battling this dangerous foe. Of course, nothing in life is ever free. Qadim’s destabilization of magic has resulted in daily ley-line nodes briefly forming near the remnants of world bosses. Gather condensed ley-line essence from these nodes, along with a few other materials, and combine them in the Mystic Forge to create these shiny new weapons.”
Can we root for the skritt on this one? That event runs through June 25th. There are a few other bug fixes rolling in today too.
Don’t miss our latest Guild Wars 2 column, Flameseeker Chronicles, which dives into the lore of the gods and the dragons and speculates on their future in the story. And if you’ve still got Season 4 on the brain, check out our recent Jukebox Heroes, which covered the best of the season’s music soundtrack.
There’s new stuff in the cash shop today too, including a reskin for the Skyscale.