Guild Wars 2 outlines content plans through May 2021, with next chapter, Truce, coming November 17

    
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Guild Wars 2 outlines content plans through May 2021, with next chapter, Truce, coming November 17

Roadmap roadmap getcher Guild Wars 2 roadmap here! Yep ArenaNet’s dropped a roadmap for the “final arc” of the Icebrood Saga this afternoon. “The Icebrood Saga: Champions is a multichapter Living World finale featuring new story, repeatable gameplay content, rewards, achievements, and masteries,” ArenaNet explains. “In the weeks between releases, each chapter will continue to evolve with new content and ways to play.”

This arc will apparently have at least four chapters, the first of which, Truce, is due next month on November 17th. We’ll get Chapter 2: Power in January, Chapter 3: Balance in March, and Chapter 4: Judgment in May. That’s interspersed with all the usual holidays too, of course. The studio is also penciling in the delayed voice acting for the Jormag Rising and No Quarter episodes to coincide with the launch of Truce, so if you’ve been waiting through the pandemic for those to get patched up, you won’t have much longer to fuss.

As for what kind of content is coming with the arc besides the storyline, it looks as if we’ll be dealing with “global faction mobilization events, a new Dragon Slayer mastery track, and “replayable Dragon Response missions.”

“Each chapter of The Icebrood Saga: Champions introduces new Dragon Response Missions, which can be tackled solo or in a group of up to five players. In these encounters, you’ll head to invasion points to shore up defenses and protect the area from rampaging dragon minions. Work together with allied reinforcements to neutralize powerful dragon champions—the ultimate threat at the heart of the assaults.”

ArenaNet is cautioning players that the “timeline is independent of [its] announcement and release plans for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons,” but we do know that expansion is launching next year too, so the roadmap seems to hint at a summer-to-fall launch to avoid overlap.

In other Guild Wars 2 news, today’s smallish update fixes the Chasing Tales achievement, tweaks annoyances with the Mystic Forge, and disables some consumables in in dungeons and fractals.

Source: Official site, patch notes. Thanks, Bruno!

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Axetwin .

Wow they are really milking the Icebrood Saga aren’t they? There are chapters and sub-chapters, and filler half chapters.

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Michram142

From datamining we have known there are 8 releases for the saga, so it’s not a surprise there is a final story arc: Champions that will be divided into Chapters, that have been confirmed to have the same amount of content as previous episodes of the Saga, just a different type of structure.

“The nomenclature just reflects the organizational structure of the climax stage of the story content. It’s about each part’s relationship to the others. :-)”- said Tom Abernathy, Narrative Director

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Axetwin .

…….ok? Still doesn’t change the fact that they’re really milking this GaaS model harder than just about any other company out there at the moment.

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TomTurtle

Even if it’s light on details, it’s relieving to see what their release plan is. Based on that_shaman’s datamining, we could already guess the time for the end to the Icebrood Saga. But still, it’s nice to see a confirmed end date in sight. IBS has been pretty enjoyable, but I’m ready to move on to Cantha. Of course, I’ve been ready for that for years.

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Michram142

I love the music and that it is so complex and diverse 😍