Live Now: “Through the Veil,” First Major Update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure

Live Now: “Through the Veil,” First Major Update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure

“Through the Veil” Is Live

Today we’re excited to lift the curtain and launch the first major update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure™—”Through the Veil”! This update contains three new story chapters and will send the wayfinder to a strange new place outside of Tyria proper—Nayos, the realm of dreams and home to the Kryptis.

As a reminder, this update—and the other two major updates to follow in 2024—are part of the Secrets of the Obscure content cycle and therefore free for anyone who owns the expansion!

To begin this content, navigate to the story journal in your Hero panel, select “Through the Veil,” then click “Play This Episode.”

What’s New?

Many of the details for “Through the Veil” were discussed in our recent studio update blog. As a quick recap, you can experience the following when you jump into the game today:

Three new story chapters
The third expansion map, Inner Nayos
Convergences, public and squad-based rift hunting challenges against legendary Kryptis
A new Mastery track associated with Convergences
Wizard’s Vault Seasonal Refresh (Remember, cosmetic items you missed are now in the legacy tab and don’t expire!)
New Oneiros-Spun Armor, a Kryptis-themed armor set
Additional expansion relics
Cosmic Observatory Challenge Mode
Many new rewards: minis, guild decorations, armor, weapons, infusions, and more!

More Guild Wars 2 Happenings

We have a skills and balance update planned for November 28 and that same day, we’re opening up the Expanded Weapons Proficiencies beta, in which you can test new skills and a new weapon for every profession. This feature is coming in our second major update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure early in 2024, but we’d love to hear what you think after you’ve tried it out.

This week’s Gem Store blog showcases fifteen new mounts available in the Arcane Delights Mount Adoption set. If riding around in style is your thing, be sure to check that out! We also have some incredible Black Friday sales coming later this month, so stay tuned.

Happy adventuring, and check out the full patch notes for “Through the Veil” on the official Guild Wars 2 forums. Read More

Sprint, Jump, and Soar in Style with the Arcane Delights Mount Collection

Sprint, Jump, and Soar in Style with the Arcane Delights Mount Collection

Arcane Delights Mount Collection

Your every adventure will be as whimsical as the great halls of the fabled Wizard’s Tower—adopt a sweet new mount today! These skins are available exclusively through Arcane Delights Mount Select Licenses and Arcane Delights Mount Adoption Licenses.

Raptor: Blazing Feathered Raptor, Southsun Feathered Raptor, Primal Maguuma Feathered Raptor
Springer: Glacial Cuckoo, Striped Cuckoo
Jackal: Armored Wolf, Glacial Wolf
Griffon: Darkmist Tigris, Aurora Blessed Tigris
Warclaw: Brushtail Nian, Spinetail Nian
Skyscale: Blazing Manticore, Mountain Hopper Manticore, Primal Maguuma Feathered Manticore
Turtle: Star Blessed Turtle

Black Lion Chest Update: Gilded Excavations

Inside each chest, you’re guaranteed to find a redeemable Black Lion Statuette, a Mini Red Griffon Hatchling, and two common items. You also have a chance to find something rarer in the fifth slot, including special items, glyphs, and skins from the Bright Inquisitor Weapon Collection and the Venombite Weapon Collection.

Exclusive Item: Exalted Mining Tool

The Exalted are known for their golden beauty; wield their gilded power to gather ore.

What’s in Stock

We’re refreshing our seasonal selection of dye kits with a 20% discount starting this Friday. The incredible discounted items include Aurene Dye Kit, Mordremoth Dye Kit, Kralkatorrik Dye Kit, Norn Dye Kit, Charr Dye Kit, and many more!

Returning This Week

Many amazing discounts are coming, don’t miss out! Storage Expanders, Recharging Teleport to Friend, Black Lion Contract Boards, and Black Lion Garden Plot Deeds are 20% off until November 20.

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