Guild Wars 2 Flame and Frost Prelude- New Game Features and Improvements

gw2-flame-and-frost

Who’s excited for the upcoming changes to Guild Wars 2? January 28th is the day this arrives. As ArenaNet has said this is the day the sky falls and the ground shakes in the lands of the north.

Flame and Frost: Prelude is the prologue to a multi-stage narrative that will bring big changes to Guild Wars 2 in the months to come.

New Features:

Temple of the Silent Storm Week- From January 28—February 4 the regular eight-team/three-round paid tournaments will be replaced by two-team/single-round paid tournaments in the Temple of the Silent Storm map. After the week is over, we’ll add Temple of the Silent Storm to the regular rotation of both free and paid tournaments.

Improved Achievement System- ArenaNet is adding a new rotation of daily achievements to add variety and encourage everyone to explore the open world. You’ll get different achievements every day of the week and a new achievement tracker in the UI to make it easier to track your progress.

New Achievement Laurels- These aren’t the kind you rest on either. You’ll earn these brand-new laurels as a reward for daily and monthly achievements. Redeem these laurels for rewards like the new Ascended gear and Infusions!

Guesting- With the new guesting system, you can play with friends on other worlds in the same region (North America, Europe) without changing your homeworld. Guesting is free, but going forward there will be a gem fee for transferring home worlds, so make sure you’re on the home world you want to permanently play on before 28 January!

    New Utility Infusions and Ascended Amulets- ArenaNet is adding a wide range of new
gear that can be purchased with the new laurels.

With 5 new Utility Infusions and 30 Ascended Amulets to choose from, there’s something for
every style of player.

 

More Upgrades and Improvements- ArenaNet is making a ton of other improvements to the game this month, such as enhanced performance in WvW, tweaks to the dynamic level adjustment system, and UI improvements, more details to come in upcoming patch notes. Stay tuned.

     New Items in the Gem Store-  It’s a new year, which means all-new items and a redesigned
favorite in the Gem Store!

From Baby Quaggan Backpacks to Riding Brooms to the revamped Box o’ Fun, you’ll find it all in
the Gem Store!

 

 

 

 

 

SHARE THIS POST

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Myspace
  • Google Buzz
  • Reddit
  • Stumnleupon
  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Technorati
Author: Michael Johnston View all posts by
Managing Partner/Editor-in-chief and co-founder of GameGravy – I spend most of my time working with the top brands in the Game industry & Advertising. Fun Factoid: I'm also a musician and song writer. I sing and play guitar in a heavy rock band. Google+ Author