Your Day Will Be Fluffier with the Adorable Samoyed Jackal Skin

Your Day Will Be Fluffier with the Adorable Samoyed Jackal Skin

Before we cover this week’s new additions to the Gem Store, we want to take a minute to present some improvements we’re introducing.

Gem Store Structure

Over the last year, we’ve altered how we approach Gem Store item availability and sales schedules. We changed our Friday “Seasonal Swap” store updates, bringing a large selection of older items back to the store and putting popular items on sale more often on a seasonal rotation. We want to balance having as many items in the store as possible while also ensuring the store stays functional and navigable. We’re slowly working on increasing the number of available items.

Changes to Black Lion Statuettes

We’re starting this March by adding all existing Black Lion Exclusive items as permanent options from the Black Lion Statuette vendor. We’ve adjusted the number of statuettes required to purchase items across the board and will continue to update prices as we go.

When you open the Black Lion Statuette exchange interface, you’ll find three new tabs:

New Black Lion Chest Exclusives: Items in this category cost 60 statuettes.
Recent Black Lion Chest Exclusives: Items in this category cost 45 statuettes.
Vintage Black Lion Chest Exclusives: Items in this tab are priced according to their category. For example, weapon skins cost 25 statuettes.

Exclusive items will move down the lists of available stock and into the next tab as new items are introduced over time.

Fluffy Samoyed Jackal Skin

All your adventures are going to be sweeter when you’re riding a fluffy dog! This gentle Samoyed looks just like cotton candy. Bring many treats!

Eternal Fate Chest

Inside each Black Lion Chest, you’re guaranteed to find a Fine Black Lion Dye Canister—Green, a redeemable Black Lion Statuette, and two common items. You might also find something rarer in the fifth slot, like exclusive items, home instance nodes, and skins from the Draconic Weapon Collection and Endless Ocean Weapon Collection.

Exclusive Item: Fate Unraveling Sword Skin

Cut the thread that holds you back with a fate-blessed sword. Your time is now.

What’s in Stock

We’re refreshing our seasonal selection of finishers this week with a 20% discount.

Returning This Week

Gliders and backpack and glider combos are 30% off through March 6, Black Lion Keys are 20% off through March 2, and Shared Inventory Slots are 30% off from March 3 to 9. Grab these deals while they last!

Available Now in the Gem Store!

Log into Guild Wars 2 and press ‘O’ to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more! Read More

March Sales Schedule

March Sales Schedule

We’re kicking off this month with extraordinary spring sales! But before we give you the scoop, we want to tell you about some of the changes we’re making to our sales schedule. You can read about additional Gem Store improvements in the weekly Gem Store blog post.

March Sales Item Availability

We’ve heard the community’s feedback that the previous 24-hour Gem Store sales format made it too easy to miss the items you’re most interested in. This year, sale items will be available for several days, and some sale items will be offered for up to a full week. Barring a few exceptions, we will also be putting categories of items on sale together, including older items.

Black Lion Requisition Missions

Evon Gnashblade employs some of Tyria’s finest crafters, and demand for their work is exploding! The Black Lion Trading Company has an immediate need for raw materials to keep up with product orders. You can help—and collect valuable Black Lion goods as your fee.

Each week in March, Black Lion Requisition Officers will accept deliveries of various raw materials and reward you with goods like boosters and Black Lion Statuettes. Help meet the demand for multiple weeks to receive greater rewards, including a Black Lion Claim Ticket—and more!

Black Lion Requisition Officers will be stationed near Black Lion Traders in all major cities. Seek them out for instructions on how to get in on this deal.

March Sales

Read on to see what’s hot at the Black Lion Trading Company! Every week there’s something new at fantastic discounts. Enhance your adventures in Tyria with cosmetic skins for your wardrobe, convenient account upgrades, and more!

Log in and visit the Guild Wars 2 Gem Store during the sale to see the available items in each category.

Week 1

February 28–March 6: 30% Off All Gliders and Backpack and Glider Combos
February 28–March 2: 20% Off Black Lion Chest Keys
March 3–9: 30% Off Shared Inventory Slots

Week 2

March 7–March 13: 30% Off All Unique Weapon Skins
March 10–16: 25% Off Bag Slot Expansions

Week 3

March 14–20: 30% Off All Standalone Unique Mount Skins
March 17–23: 30% Off Bank Slot Expansions and Storage Expanders

Week 4

March 21–27: 30% Off Outfits
March 24–30: 25% Off Character Slots Expansions and Equipment and Build Template Expansions
March 28–31: 30% Off Unique Armor Skins Read More

Continue the Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons Story Today in “What Lies Beneath”

Continue the Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons Story Today in “What Lies Beneath”

“What Lies Beneath” Is Live

The Elder Dragon saga concluded with Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons™, and we’re ready to turn the page to the next chapter of the Guild Wars 2 story: “What Lies Beneath”! Rejoin your Friends’ Detective Agency allies—Detective Rama, his hat, and Gorrik—along with Xunlai Jade engineer Yao to investigate the dangers lurking deep in the Jade Sea and find the source of the jade mine workers’ corruption. In the brand-new map, Gyala Delve, you’ll discover a dark side of Cantha that you haven’t seen before!

This chapter is free to all owners of Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons forever. Unlike previous Living World releases, it can be unlocked at any time at no gem cost. You can learn more about this change in the latest studio update.

To begin this content, navigate to the story journal in your Hero panel, select “What Lies Beneath,” then click “Play This Episode.” You will receive a letter from Rama requesting your presence at the Red Duck Tea House.

Chapter Rewards

“What Lies Beneath” is jam-packed with Cantha-themed rewards! And there’s something for everyone. Take a look at some of the rewards in the list below:


Luxon Hunter’s Weapon Set
Tahkayun’s Edge (Sword)
Tahkayun’s Reverse-Grip Edge (Dagger)
Tahkayun’s Armor Piercer (Dagger)

Unique Armor Skins

Grinning Tahkayun Mask
Processing-Line Control Bracer Skin
Replica Oni Arms

Jade Bot Module: Turtle Pilot Booster with 3 Upgrade Tiers

Materialized Shrine Guardian Infant
Void Vinetooth
Void Emberknight
Void Brandbeast

Jade Miner’s Chair

Finally, you can access a new PvP and WvW reward track in this chapter of Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons!

Soo-Won Legendary Variant Skin Collection

The final set of Aurene-based legendary weapon variant skins captures the beauty and power of the Elder Dragon Soo-Won. Speak with Leivas (located in Seitung Province, the Hall of Monuments, and Arborstone) after unlocking an Aurene-based legendary weapon to begin this collection! For more information, check out this blog post with details about the previous legendary variant skin collections.

World vs. World Objective Scaling Rewards

We released World vs. World Objective Scaling Rewards two weeks ago, and we’re continuing to roll out updates to those rewards. When you’re done saving Cantha (again), make sure to help your fellow world defenders on the battlefield!

And More!

We’re adding a much-requested quality-of-life feature in the options menu that will allow you to adjust the intensity of map-based environmental visual effects in your game client. If you set the Environment Zone Intensity value below the maximum, it will diminish certain types of effects in various areas throughout Tyria. For example, the visual impact of the Void particles in Dragon’s End can be reduced by lowering the slider.

Lastly, we’re celebrating the new chapter of Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons with our annual March sales in the Gem Store! Check out this month’s lineup of fantastic offers—including the new Black Lion Requisition Missions and improvements to the sales item availability —in this blog post.

Read this week’s Gem Store blog to learn all about Black Lion Exclusives joining the Black Lion Statuette vendor’s selection of permanently available goods.

Check out the full notes for this release on the official Guild Wars 2 forums. Read More

Twitch Drops Are Returning

Twitch Drops Are Returning

Next week we are activating Twitch Drops to celebrate the release of the new chapter of Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons©! From Tuesday, February 28 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8) to Sunday, March 5 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8), you’ll be able to earn in-game rewards for Guild Wars 2 by watching any Guild Wars 2 Twitch livestream that has the “Drops Enabled” tag, including the streams of any of our ArenaNet partners!

Watch Time (Hours)

Heroic Booster (x2)

Dye Kit Pack

Mini Baby Mount Container

Jade Tech Visor

How to Participate

You simply need to link your Twitch account and your Guild Wars 2 account, then log in to Twitch and watch any Guild Wars 2 broadcast with the “Drops Enabled” tag while the campaign is active.

Account Linking Instructions

Log in to the ArenaNet Account Management Site and navigate to the “Applications” tab.
In the “Account Linking” section, click “Connect” next to Twitch.
Follow the prompts to connect your Guild Wars 2 and Twitch accounts*.
You’re ready to watch!

Once you’ve linked accounts and met the watch-time goal for a reward, you’ll need to claim the reward on Twitch before it will be delivered to you in the game. You’ll get a notification in Twitch chat to claim it after you’ve met a goal, or you can claim your rewards from your Drops inventory on Twitch. Once you claim the reward on Twitch, it will be delivered to your in-game mail. You can learn more about Twitch Drops on Twitch’s help site.

*Note: Only one Twitch account can be associated with a Guild Wars 2 account for each Twitch Drops campaign. Read More

Become the Dashing Captain of Your Dreams with the Swaggering Cape

Become the Dashing Captain of Your Dreams with the Swaggering Cape

Swaggering Cape

Be it above deck or by the shore, this luxurious cape will sway along with the winds that carry you to your rousing adventures.

Kraken’s Grasp Fishing Rod Skin

A curious kraken has found its home, perched on your beautiful new fishing rod. It’s always good to have an extra friend!

What’s in Stock

We’re refreshing our seasonal selection of unique mount skins this week with a 20% discount. Explore Tyria with new companions!

Returning This Week

If you feel like making a fashionable change, you’re right on time for it! Transmutation Charges, Total Makeover Kits, Self-Style Hair Kits, and Name Change Contracts are 20% off this week.

Available Now in the Gem Store!

Log into Guild Wars 2 and press ‘O’ to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more! Read More