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Guild Wars 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: NCSoft
Developer: ArenaNet
Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012

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'Guild Wars 2' The Icebrood Saga Chapter 2 - Ep. 5: Power Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2021 @ 8:38 a.m. PST

While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent world, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including a strong narrative, extensive instanced game play, an anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play.

Guild Wars 2 redefines massively multiplayer online roleplaying games with visceral, action-oriented combat; a gorgeous, living world full of constantly evolving dynamic events; customizable personal storylines that are unique to each player; intense Player vs. Player combat between small teams or massive armies; and most importantly, a shared online world where players work together as allies instead of as rivals — all with no monthly subscription fee.

New content arrives in Guild Wars 2 to kick off the new year with Power, the second chapter of the multi-part finale of The Icebrood Saga. Fire and furious apocalypse arrive in Tyria, threatening to tear the land apart, and the Commander’s tenuous alliance with the icy whispers of Jormag will be tested like never before.

Four new Dragon Response Missions will be available in Thunderhead Peaks, Fields of Ruin, Lake Doric, and Snowden Drifts as the threat from the Elder Dragon of Fire and Conflagration grows more acute, with optional challenge modifiers to ramp up difficulty and lead to greater loot again available to the brave and skilled.

Faction recruitment also makes a return, with two new groups of allies joining the fray to stop Tyria unraveling beneath the shadows of Primordus and Jormag. The first will be available at release, with the second arriving a few weeks later alongside a new craft-able second tier of the Dragonslayer weapons from Chapter 1. A new faction-specific longbow and infusion each round out the rewards players can chase in this release.

Starting January 19, 2021, all four chapters of Episode 5 will be free for all players who own Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire and log in upon its release. The third chapter, Balance, will launch in March 2021.

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