Happy patch day, Guild Wars 2 fans. As we noted last week, Guild Wars 2’s latest class balancing update is live today, and now it’s here, which means any grumbling you did on Reddit about nerfs are all fair game once again. Some of the bigger tweaks are aimed at Necromancers, siege weapons, Elem fire traiting, Engi shields and damage, Guardian buffs, Chronomancer shatters, Soulbeast damage, Druid buffs, Revenant quality-of-life, Thief condi builds, and Warrior off-hands.
Meanwhile, ArenaNet has dropped a roadmap for the next couple of months. Players can expect the next episode of the Icebrood Saga at “the end of July” (trailer coming next week), followed by the Festival of the Four Winds in the first half of August, the eighth (!) anniversary festivities beginning with presents on August 25th (hint: “maybe you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but one of your mounts is harboring an undiscovered talent”), and then a new fractal in September.
Back to that episode. “Like the previous episode, No Quarter, the upcoming episode will initially be released without voice acting,” ArenaNet notes. “We plan to record and implement voice acting for any episodes impacted by COVID-19 precautions once it’s safe for our employees and voice talent to gather for recording sessions.”
Want more Guild Wars 2 content today? Our latest Flameseeker Chronicles addressed how the game keeps meta map content from growing stale.