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Guild Wars 2 previews early 2020 content updates

Published: 08:45, 21 December 2019
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Shadow in the Ice is coming in January 2020

Arena Net have revealed early 2020 roadmap for their MMORPG Guild Wars 2. The roadmap confirms the release date for the next episode in The Icebrood Saga, which is coming in January.

In the latest post on their official website, Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet have detailed everything that will be coming to their MMORPG in early 2020. The first big thing that the devs have coming down the line is a major balance update for both PvP and WvW. 

The devs say that the main goal is to reevaluate the desired power level for competitive game modes. "We’re reviewing every skill and trait in the game to bring them more in line with our goals. This update will be a large step in the direction we want to move, but there will certainly be more work that follows and more problems to address," ArenaNet explain. This update is currently scheduled to release in Q1 2020.

Guild Wars 2's first festival in 2020 will be Lunar New Year, which starts soon after the holiday break. Traditionally, this celebration has been smaller in Guild Wars 2 but this coming year, the devs want to make it much bigger and to parity with Tyrian holiday. 

For the first time, Lunar New Year is getting its own weapon set and a new armour piece. You can start your seasonal look with the Shining Aureate weapons, earned by completing sets of daily achievements throughout the festival. The new armour piece will continue a standard set by 2019’s festivals and be available from the festival meta-achievement.

There's also a new PvE activity for Lunar New Year, the Celestial Challenge. Similar to Dragon Bash’s Dragon Arena, it’s a small group activity in the centre pavilion of Divinity’s Reach in which you’ll be put to the test in a variety of events.

On 28 January 2020,  The Icebrood Saga Episode Two named Shadow in the Ice will officially arrive. You can watch the teaser below.

For more details about all the new content in Guild Wars 2, check out the official post on .

Guild Wars screenshots from various campaigns with new graphics

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Screenshots from ArenaNet's Guild Wars video game, after it got updated graphics. It looked great before as well, but details for longer distances are a welcome addition. Most of the screenshots are before and after comparisons in-game.

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