Guild Wars 2 has seen a massive increase in player numbers over the past two years, with numbers more than doubling in that span of time. Because of this growth, the most recent release, Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, has outperformed the previous expansion, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire.
Since the release of the End of Dragons expansion, players have been returning to the game in droves, with new cards and elite specializations drawing many. Of course, the release hasn’t come without controversy, as a large portion of the playerbase is extremely frustrated with the Dragon’s End meta. Developers have been constantly tweaking and refining the process to help players, the latest of these changes made to help players seek their Siege Turtle.
Now that The End of Dragons is complete, what’s next?
In a blog post, ArenaNet’s studio executives, executive producer, and game director announced that several new works are in the pipeline, including the re-release of Living World Season 1 as an integral part. The Living World Season 1 is compressed and refined five different episodeswhich will be released throughout 2022 and give new players access to stories they previously would have missed.
Alongside this, ArenaNet is also confirming a new story update for Guild Wars 2. Based on the information in the blog, the latest story will continue in the Cantha region and take place in a new location on the map.
confirmation for a fourth Guild Wars 2 expansion was given. Although there are little to no details about the expansion, at least it has been confirmed.
On the blog, the developers promised to continue with more consistent player updates for the community as a whole. This also comes with the promise that Guild Wars 2 will be prepared for it Steam release and the DirectX11 Standard graphics update. No firm Steam release date has been given as of yet, but developers have said they’re hoping for this year.
World vs. World (WvW) was also mentioned on the blog, promising to address population balance and restructure the WvW system as a whole. Other commitments include making the game mode more accessible to individual players and not just the general Zerg.
Professions are updated quarterly, giving developers plenty of time to see where the power gaps are and how to fix them. Various aspects such as PvP and WvW Equilibrium changes are to be expected March 29th and the big profession update was about to come June 28th.
A pledge to promote a healthy work-life balance for ArenaNet employees was also listed as one of the things the team is looking at.
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