Live Now: “The Realm of Dreams,” Second Major Update for Guild Wars 2 : Secrets of the Obscure

Live Now: “The Realm of Dreams,” Second Major Update for Guild Wars 2 : Secrets of the Obscure

“The Realm of Dreams” Is Live

Today, we’re thrilled for you to experience the second major update for Guild Wars 2®: Secrets of the Obscure™—”The Realm of Dreams”! This update contains three new story chapters that begin when Heitor’s barrier has finally fallen. Peitha’s army prepares to march further into the heart of Nayos, but what dangers await beyond the veil, and how much attrition can her forces survive? Peitha and the wayfinder will need new allies to bolster their ranks if they hope to bring the war to Eparch’s gates. But who will they be able to convince to step out from the shadow of the Midnight King?

As a refresher, this update—and the final major update to follow in a few months—are part of the Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure content cycle and therefore included for anyone who owns the expansion!

What’s New?

Our studio update blog from last week gives a great overview of what to expect for Guild Wars 2 over the next couple of months. Today’s “The Realm of Dreams” update comes with scads of new things to do, places to explore, and rewards to collect.

Three new story chapters
A new weapon proficiency for every profession
Tier one Obsidian legendary armor (upgradeable to tier two in our next major update)
The legendary relic
Wizard’s Vault seasonal refresh (remember, cosmetic items you missed are now in the Legacy Rewards tab and don’t expire!)
Expanded Inner Nayos explorable zone
Temple of Febe Strike Mission challenge mode
Expanded Astral Ward Mastery
Two new legendary Convergences bosses
New ranger pet: Sky-Chak Striker
Many new achievements and rewards

We hope you enjoy exploring the new update, and be sure to check out the full release notes for “The Realm of Dreams” on the official Guild Wars 2 forums.

Lastly, we’d like to share some amazing key art wallpaper for “The Realm of Dreams” with all of you.

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Massive Gem Store Update: Mounts, Kilts, and Sensational Storage!

Massive Gem Store Update: Mounts, Kilts, and Sensational Storage!

Reclaimed Bonds Mount Collection

A beautiful array of new mounts ready for adoption have arrived in Tyria—bond with these sweet creatures and explore the world in amazing style. These skins are available exclusively through Reclaimed Bonds Mount Select Licenses and Reclaimed Bonds Mount Adoption Licenses.

Raptor: Starlit Sky Feathered Raptor, Venomous Feathered Raptor
Springer: Aurene’s Prismatic Springer, Lucent Cuckoo
Skimmer: Aurora Blessed Skimmer, Spotted Predator Skimmer
Jackal: Deep Sea Jackal, Star Blessed Vulpine
Roller Beetle: Swift Stinger Roller Beetle
Warclaw: Plated Conqueror Warclaw
Griffon: Glacial Tigris
Skyscale: Charged Manticore, Scaled Saurian Manticore, Winged Axolotl Skyscale
Siege Turtle: Hard Lamina Siege Turtle

Fashionable Kilt Skin

Stylish, fierce, and crafted with the finest textiles, this belted plaid garment will make you feel as good as you look! Don your kilt and attend formal occasions, or charge into battle with unmatched passion.

Featured Bundle: Sensational Storage Package

As mentioned in our March sale blog yesterday, throughout the month we will be releasing special, valuable packages for you to expand your account. The Sensational Storage Package is available for 1,500 gems until March 12 and includes:

Bag Slot Expansion
Shared Inventory Slot
Storage Expander
20 Slot Black Lion Satchel
Bank Tab Expansion

Black Lion Chest Update: Cybernetic Frost

Inside each chest, you’re guaranteed to find a redeemable Black Lion Statuette, a Fine Black Lion Dye Canister—Yellow, 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 Ice Reaver Weapon Collection and the White Tiger Weapon Collection.

Exclusive Item: Cyberhowl Greatsword Skin

Dream of electric wolves wandering under the computerized moon; voltaic howls fill the cold nights in a faraway land.

Necrotic Essence Weapon Collection

Grim magic imbues every weapon in this collection with an ancient power. Show the strength of your dark art with a viridescent gloom. These sinister weapon skins are available in exchange for Black Lion Claim Tickets.

What’s in Stock

Starting March 1 and continuing for the next few days, select permanent finishers and lounge passes will be 20% off including the Permanent Unicorn Finisher, Permanent Scarecrow Finisher, Permanent Mad King Finisher, and Royal Terrace Pass. Choose your favorite items with a lovely discount!

Returning This Week

As part of our March sales, Black Lion Chest Keys are 20% off from March 1 until March 5, and all outfits and unique weapon skins are 20% off starting today until March 5. Enjoy these fantastic sales!

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

“The Realm of Dreams” Preview Recap

“The Realm of Dreams” Preview Recap

Greetings, Tyrians!

We are one day away from the launch of our second major update for Guild Wars 2®: Secrets of the Obscure™—”The Realm of Dreams”! Over the last week, we’ve shared some previews of what’s coming in tomorrow’s update on our social channels, and we thought it would be good to round them up here on the blog.

Catch up on what you’ve missed:

Obsidian Legendary Armor Teaser Video

With “The Realm of Dreams,” we’re introducing a new set of legendary armor—for all three armor types—that doesn’t require heavy investment into raids or competitive experiences. In the final update to Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure later this year, you’ll be able to upgrade this armor and unlock extra effects. Take a peek at these stunning armor sets:

Wizard’s Vault Seasonal Refresh Video

It’s time once again to update our Wizard’s Vault with refreshed rewards. Remember that cosmetic items you may have missed are now in the Legacy Rewards tab and don’t expire! Check out the new Solar Astrolabe weapon skins, Skysage’s armor skins (gloves, helm, and boots), Leaf Glider, and incredible Cat Tree Chair!

New Legendary Convergences Bosses Sneak Peek Video

In “The Realm of Dreams,” there will be two new legendary Convergences bosses waiting to challenge you. Are you ready for the Hell Sister and the Dreadwing?

New Weapon Proficiencies

Tomorrow, each profession will have access to a new weapon, allowing you to employ brand-new skills and playstyles against the threats to Tyria. See them all in action:

Twitch Drops

From February 27 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8) to March 3 at 11:59 p.m. (UTC-8), you’ll be able to earn a Convenience Set by watching any Twitch channel broadcasting Guild Wars 2 for 4 hours. The Convenience Set includes 5 Trading Post Expresses, 5 Merchant Expresses, 5 Bank Access Expresses, and a Mistlock Sanctuary Passkey (2 weeks).

We can’t wait until you get to play “The Realm of Dreams” tomorrow. Just one more sleep! Read More

Win a HyperX Keyboard and Guild Wars 2 Keycaps!

Win a HyperX Keyboard and Guild Wars 2 Keycaps!

Who wants prizes? Today we’re thrilled to announce a new Guild Wars 2® sweepstakes. We’re giving away five grand-prize keyboard packages from HyperX!

Enter via the widget below, or visit the portal to review the rules and participate. But make sure you get your entries in before March 3 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8).


Grand Prize (5 Winners):

HX3D x Guild Wars 2 Keycaps:

Mount Bundle

HyperX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard:

Alloy Origins Core PBT—Aqua Switch (US Layout)

Good luck!

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March Sales Are Back!

March Sales Are Back!

Spring is almost here, and it’s time to celebrate with some outstanding March sales. Each week, we’ll be featuring a valuable bundle filled with essential goodies along with some community-favorite items that will return to the Gem Store at a discounted price. And we’ll sprinkle in some brand-new cosmetic items and Black Lion Chest updates as the month goes on as well!

March Sales Schedule

Black Lion Chest Keys will be discounted 20% during two separate intervals in March. Stock up on March 1–5 and March 22–26 to take advantage of these savings!

Week 1—February 27 until March 5

All Outfits—20% Off
All Unique Weapon Skins—20% Off
Featured Bundle: Sensational Storage Package

Week 2—March 5 until March 12

All Backpiece Skins—20% Off
All Gliders—20% Off
Featured Bundle: Sensational Storage Package

Week 3—March 12 until March 19

All Mount Skins—20% Off
All Dye Kits—20% Off
Many Novelty Items—20% Off
Featured Bundle: Build and Equipment Template Bundle

Week 4—March 19 until March 26

All Unique Armor Skins—20% Off
All Chairs—20% Off
Featured Bundle: Travel with Friends Package

Week 5—March 26 until April 2

Many Account Upgrades—20% Off (Such as Bank Tab Expansions, Bag Slot Expansions, and Character Slot Expansions)
Featured Bundle: Travel with Friends Package

Stay tuned to our Tuesday Gem Store blogs in March for the full details on the featured bundles and our new cosmetic items!

Lastly, we’re changing the cooldown on the Recharging Teleport to Friend from one hour down to ten minutes! This item will be included in our Travel with Friends Package starting on March 19 and will be discounted along with the other account upgrades starting on March 26.

Happy adventuring! Read More