Arena Net has done it again, unleashing a new fun-filled update onto Guild Wars 2 players globally. Fight the chaotic criminal forces at Lion's Arch, assisting Inspector Ellen Kiel in the chase!
- New Story Dungeon: Aetherblade Retreat: Find the hidden entrance to the Aetherblade base and take the fight to the pirates. It’ll take skill, courage, and no small measure of agility to battle through to the Aetherblade Captain and First Mate.
- Sea of Sorrows Scavenger Hunt: New permanent content to celebrate the 25th June launch of the new Sea of Sorrows novel by our very own Ree Soesbee, Narrative Designer at ArenaNet.
- New Rewards: A variety are available, including Aetherblade caches, a First Mate Horrik miniature companion, a stylish monocle and more.
- Skill and Trait Balance Update: The largest balance patch ever is being introduced in this build, which includes significant updates to traits and skills to introduce more viable build diversity. Updates also have been made to some less popular skills to improve their effectiveness.
- Custom Arenas and Spectator Mode leaves Beta: Custom PvP arenas allow players to host private matches, and customise their map settings. This feature is leaving beta, which means that Custom Arena Starter Kits will be available for anyone to purchase in the Gem Store. Spectator Mode also is officially out of beta. Together, these two features allow for practice, competitive play and tournaments.
- Mortar Mastery Joins the Growing List of World vs. World Abilities: Players can increase their mortar effectiveness by training in Mortar Mastery. Improvements in this line include increasing mortar blast radius, beefing up on damage, reducing skill recharge, and even adding a new skill, Mortar Barrage.
Check it all out now by heading to the Sky Pirates landing page -- events and other details are covered in full for the curious player. We also have screenshots:
A companion novel, Sea of Sorrows, is available today, following the adventures of Lion's Arch founder Cobiah Marriner.
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