Peter Triezenberg
It's Time to Get Spooky with Guild Wars 2's "Shadow of the Mad King" Event
Returning to ring in the Halloween season.
10.14.18 - 6:26 PM

Developer Arenanet has announced that Guild Wars 2's "Shadow of the Mad King" event will be making a comeback this year, beginning on October 16th and continuing until November 6th. This Halloween-themed event is free to all Guild Wars 2 players and brings a number of exciting features to the game. You can read a summary from Arenanet down below.

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  • Reaper's Rumble: Playable for the first time since the original GW2 Halloween celebration it's a fast-paced PvP format where players compete to recover pumpkins and spawn hordes of skeletons to attack the enemy team's base.

  • Mad King's Raceway: New this year, the track was built on the same map as Reaper's Rumble that showcases the star mount of the current Living Story, the Roller Beetle.

  • Three new weapons: These took inspiration from real world horror tropes: a syringe that functions as a dagger called The Cure, a lightning rod players can wield as a sword called Soul Conductor, and a butcher knife players can use as an axe called Revenge.

  • Players who have completed Episode 3 of Season 4 of the living story can delve into the ancient rivalry between Mad King Thorn and Palawa Joko through a new collection achievement.

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