“The Midnight King” Is Now Live!

“The Midnight King” Is Now Live!

“The Midnight King” Is Live

Today is a momentous day for the studio and Guild Wars 2® fans as we launch the finale for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure™ entitled “The Midnight King”! This update contains three new story chapters that begin after the events of “The Realm of Dreams”. Eparch hunkers in the spires of Zakiros, amassing unfathomable power. Shoulder to shoulder with an unlikely alliance of soldiers, wizards, and demons, the wayfinder spearheads a desperate attempt to overthrow the Midnight King and take the throne of the Realm of Dreams.

As a refresher, this update—and the two major updates before it—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. If you haven’t read it yet, you may have missed that we’re adding reticle customization to the action camera and a sixth guild slot! As for today, “The Midnight King” update contains oodles of new things to do, places to explore, and rewards to collect. There are also tons of bug fixes and polish throughout all of the Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure content. Here are some highlights of today’s update:

Three new story chapters
Suffused Obsidian legendary armor (more dye channels and effects!)
The Lonely Tower fractal dungeon (challenge mode coming June 4!)
Six new relics
Wizard’s Vault seasonal refresh (remember, cosmetic items you missed are now in the Legacy Rewards tab and don’t expire!)
Completed Inner Nayos explorable zone with new adventures and events

Into the Spider’s Lair epic meta-event finale

Expanded Astral Ward Mastery: Wayfinder Mastery
Convergences challenge mode introduced
New legendary Convergences boss: Umbriel, Halberd of House Aurkus
New ranger pet: juvenile spinegazer
Additional events and adventures added to Amnytas
Many new achievements and rewards

Twitch Drops

Twitch drops are back! From May 21 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8) to May 26 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8), you’ll be able to earn a Guild Wars 2 Classic Outfit Selection by watching any Twitch channel broadcasting Guild Wars 2 for 6 hours. The Guild Wars 2 Classic Outfit Selection allows you to choose one outfit to unlock permanently on your account.

We’re thrilled to see the community experience the finale to this expansion today, and be sure to check out the full update notes for “The Midnight King” on the official Guild Wars 2 forums.

Lastly, we’d like to share a gallery of screenshots for “The Midnight King” with all of you.

Happy gaming!















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Soar, Sit, and Mount Up with These New Gem Store Goodies

Soar, Sit, and Mount Up with These New Gem Store Goodies

Wolf Griffon Skin

Wolf’s loyalty caresses your every step and guides you into the frozen skies. The pack within your heart is blessed, high above and far below. It’s a promise from the wild. The Wolf Griffon Skin can be purchased for 1,600 gems.

Fluffy Clouds Glider

This soft glider will take you to the fluffiest heights—fly free and happy on your whimsical adventure! Your new sweeter-than-cotton-candy dream begins over the clouds. This cheery skin is available for 500 gems.

Black Lion Chest Update: Constructive Commenter’s Chest

Inside each chest, you’re guaranteed to find a redeemable Black Lion Statuette, a Fine Black Lion Dye Canister—Blue, 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 Dark Matter Weapon Collection and the Paladin’s Decree Weapon Collection.

Exclusive Item: Council of Commentators Chair

Discuss the action as it unfolds and react with your friends—from the current leaderboard in World vs. World to epic battles against dragon champions!

Shadow Chevalier Weapon Collection

Venture into the shadows and walk the dark path you’ve chosen with your unshakable will. Be merciless as you mete out justice with this sleek weapon collection. These weapon skins are available in exchange for Black Lion Claim tickets or from other players on the trading post.

What’s in Stock

Starting May 24 and continuing for the next few days, select mount skins will be 20% off, including the Synergetics Gyrocycle Roller Beetle Skin, Nightfang Griffon Skin, Primal Spirit Jackal Skin, Dark Monarch Skyscale Skin, and many more! Race the streets with these amazing mounts!

Returning This Week

The world of Tyria is filled with endless stories to discover. These discounts will help you kick-start your journey! Black Lion Instant Level 80 Tickets and all Living World seasons and episodes are 20% off starting today until May 28.

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!

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