ArenaNet Teases More Guild Wars 2, Details New Patch
What is the Heart of Thorns? We'll find out soon.
01.17.15 - 3:35 PM
Developer ArenaNet released the most recent patch for MMORPG Guild Wars 2 earlier this month, entitled Point of No Return. This episode serves as the conclusion to the game's second season, as the people of Tyria prepare to take the fight to the Elder Dragon Mordremoth. Players who made it to the end of Point of No Return were treated with a special trailer that hinted at what is to come for Guild Wars 2. Below you can see both the trailer and a description of the new patch's content directly from ArenaNet.
In addition to bringing the Season 2 storyline to its epic conclusion, "Point of No Return" delivers new game play and access to new treasures:
- Time is Running Out
The Pact Fleet is poised to launch, and Glint’s egg is still missing. You have one last memory seed to plant, and the search through Caithe’s past has led you to a cave sealed shut with strange magic. The time for truth has come. Find a way to break the seal, enter the cave, and learn what happened all those years ago.
- Ancient History
Marjory thinks Ogden Stonehealer might be able to shed some light on the origins of the seal on Wynne’s cave. The old dwarf has lived through events that have since become mere myths. Players must go to the Durmand Priory to seek his aid in understanding the seal’s ancient magic – and how to break it.
- Mordrem Vinewrath
Players can take the next step in the war against the Mordrem by fighting the Vinewrath, a lieutenant of Mordremoth that has claimed a portion of the Silverwastes for its own. This fight will take the coordination of many heroes working together with the Pact to force their way down three separate lanes of attack and take out the Vinewrath’s three deadly champions.
- Silverwastes Treasures
Players can round out their Carapace and Luminescent armor sets with the addition of the chest and headgear pieces in this episode. Complete the Points of No Return storyline to receive the Carapace headgear, and fight the Mordrem Vinewrath for a chance at the Carapace chest. Bandit Crest collectors now have Mordrem Bladder and Spleen Extraction Devices and a new ascended accessory for players to purchase.
The trailer seems to hint at a major content update for Guild Wars 2, or possibly even an expansion. On January 24th, ArenaNet co-founder Mike O'Brien and Game Director Colin Johanson will host a special presentation at PAX South that will "reveal what lies beyond the Point of No Return." This presentation can be viewed on ArenaNet's Twitch channel, which is linked below. In the meantime, you can take a look at some new screenshots in our Guild Wars 2 gallery, and keep an eye on RPGFan for further updates!