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GW2 Patch: Game Update Notes: June 4, 2024


06/04/2024‚ÄĒJune 4 Release Notes

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Prepurchase Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds

Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds arrives on August 20! Preorder the Standard, Deluxe, or Ultimate Edition of Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds before release to unlock the Whispering Serpents Pauldrons Skin, a Serpent’s Wrath weapon skin, and a new title, “Homesteader.” You can learn more about our latest expansion here.

Dragon Bash Festival

It’s time for Dragon Bash! It wouldn’t be a proper celebration without your attendance. Join me in Hoelbrak for another moot for the ages! There will be tests of strength, racing, food, song, and‚ÄĒmost importantly‚ÄĒale.

I’ll see you there. Unless, of course, you don’t enjoy fun.

‚ÄĒKnut Whitebear

  • Join the celebration in Hoelbrak! Celebrate Tyria’s resistance against the Elder Dragons while engaging in a variety of festive games, including:
    • Dragon Arena: Show off your dragon-fighting prowess against lifelike holograms in the Dragon Arena, or challenge a more difficult gauntlet in Dragon Arena Survival.
    • Hologram Stampede: The fighting continues in the Hologram Stampede, a map-wide scramble to clear the Hoelbrak countryside of deadly enemies.
    • Pi√Īata Bashing: Master the tradition of destroying dragon pi√Īatas in the Pi√Īata Bashing adventure.
    • Dragon Bash Rally: Speed around Hoelbrak in the Dragon Bash Rally mounted race.
    • Moa Race: Tigg’s famous racing moas return in a moa race event. Put your zhaitaffy on the line and cheer on the winner!
  • The festival meta-achievement, Annual Dragon Bash Feats, has been updated with a new reward, the Holographic Dragon Cuisses.¬†Last year’s reward, the Holographic Dragon Plate chest armor, can now be purchased from the Dragon Bash Merchant [Prizes].
  • A new Sacred Crystal weapon set crafted by the Crystal Bloom is now available!¬†You’ll receive your choice of a weapon by progressing the Dragon Bash Feats meta-achievement, and you can acquire additional weapons from the Dragon Bash Festivities weekly achievement. Last year’s weapon set, the Dragonrender weapons, are now available from the Dragon Bash Weekly Trader.
  • Three new Bonfire weapons are now available as a rare drop from Dragon Coffers. They can also be purchased from Sparking Stone [Weapons], a Dragon Bash vendor in Hoelbrak.
  • A new mini, the Mini Mystical Blue Orb, has been added to the Dragon Bash rewards vendor.
  • New guild decorations have been added:
    • Wrought Iron Dragon Statue
    • Wrought Iron Dragon Body
    • Wrought Iron Dragon Tail
    • Skyscale Rental Post
  • The Dragon Arena has been updated with a sixth round and new champion to face, the holographic saltspray dragon!
  • Dragon Arena Survival has been changed to Dragon Arena (Private), with a selectable difficulty modifier rather than needing to play through each difficulty in order.
  • The (Annual) Going the Distance achievement now awards extra credit for finishing the full race event, reducing the number of race laps needed to complete it.
  • Braham and Myrun are now updated with new conversations in the festival for players who have completed the¬†Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons¬†story.
  • Tidied up small issues to ensure a friendly atmosphere for festivalgoers.
  • The party rages for three weeks, from June 6 until June 27 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7). Get bashing!

General

  • The Master of Masteries: Secrets of the Obscure achievement now properly updates progress when players log in.
  • The Tier 2 Legendary Armor: Suffused Obsidian achievement has been updated to count completion of the Road to Heitor and the Fangs That Gnash event chains.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Tier 2 Legendary Armor: Suffused Obsidian achievement tracking effect to incorrectly display the number of world bosses defeated.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the “Defeat the enraged grawl rampaging through Martyr’s Woods” event in Plains of Ashford from restarting.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the event UI from displaying the boss’s name in the “Defeat the Risen and free Agent Raia from her broken battlesuit” event in Straits of Devastation.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the map from properly revealing in the Temple of Febe Strike Mission.
  • One-Handed Skyscale Weapon Box: Fixed an issue that caused the Skyscale Shield skin to continue to appear as an option after the player had already unlocked the skin.
  • What Was Before Achievement: Fixed an issue that caused players who hadn’t started the achievement’s collection to see visual effects relating to it. Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving the special action skill needed to locate relics if they were defeated while the collection was active.

Amnytas

  • Fixed issues in the “Help Lyhr bring order to the debate hall” and “Engage the avatars and free the Bastion of Balance” events.
  • Fixed an issue that caused two ley lines in the Amnytas Supply Run adventure to ignore the “Disable Ley-line Riding” effect.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to get stuck between two intersecting ley lines.

Inner Nayos

  • A new achievement, Inner Nayos Explorer, has been added. Completion of this achievement will progress the Skyfarer achievement.
  • Adjusted the balance of the “Defend the turrets from being destroyed” event.
  • The Fangs That Gnash: Added a voice-over callout when the colosseum begins to fall under enemy control.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Malignant Fog effect from being properly applied after revival if a player was still inside of Eparch’s barrier.
  • Updated the processing of voice-over dialogue at the end of the Into the Spider’s Lair meta-event.
  • Fixed an issue in the “Disrupt Apprentice Scyllan’s ritual” event that caused the Temple of Charybda roof to prevent players from accessing top floor via the stairs.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be suddenly teleported when navigating outside the Lost Altar.

Skywatch Archipelago

  • Fixed an issue in which Ward Technician Ranald’s voice over did not have proper processing during the “Burn grubs and insects with your skyscale” event.

Echovald Wilds

  • Fixed an issue with the Forever Tree event chain.
  • Adjusted the Temple of the Dredge event and the Igne Mossheart event chains to not depend on each other for restarting in order to allow easier access to the Temple of the Dredge mastery point.

Fractals

  • The Lonely Tower: Added an in-world chest for completing the Cerus and Deimos encounter on both normal and challenge modes.
  • The Lonely Tower: Essence orbs spawned during the final encounter will now display their names when moused over and will no longer be targeted by player skills as if they were hostile.

Personal Story

  • Added limited skyscale access in chapter 19 of¬†Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure¬†for players who don’t have skyscales unlocked.

Items

  • Guild weaponsmiths and guild armorers now sell Guild Kites.¬†Guilds need to have Guild Armorer 1 or 2 or Guild Weaponsmith 1 or 2 to access this exchange.
  • Fixed an issue in which the legendary relic was not using the legendary relic icon when selecting relics from Secrets of the Obscure Set 3.

World vs. World

  • The World Restructuring beta will be activated as the full-time World vs. World team creation system beginning with WvW Resets in each region on Friday, June 14. Be sure to choose your guild before 11:45 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) on Thursday, June 13 to be sorted into your desired team. You can do this by using the “Set as WvW Guild” option in the Guild Panel.

06/04/2024‚ÄĒLate Notes

General

  • Updated the instance boundary in the Temple of Febe Strike Mission to better fit the arena.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the sector name from being correctly displayed inside the Cosmic Observatory Strike Mission.
  • Challenge mode Convergences clear-time scoring has been updated to better ensure server stability. Players will see a message displayed in the event window as well as at the top of their screen when clear-time logging has begun. When the message disappears from the event window, it is safe to leave the map.

The Wizard’s Tower

  • Fixed an issue that caused Gharr Leadclaw¬†and the Portable Wizard’s Tower Exchange to offer different selections of randomized items.

Inner Nayos

  • Updated the markers over Eparch’s pools of emotion during the final encounter of the Into the Spider’s Lair meta-event.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from hearing any dialogue before the “Defeat Eparch, the Consumed King” event.

Fractals

  • Reduced Eparch’s health in the Lonely Tower fractal.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Eparch to gain conditions from Malice Empowerment instead of inflicting them when hitting enemies.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Regret Globules to apply Gluttony Attunement.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to kill Eparch when he was unable to fight back.

Personal Story

  • Updated the exit portal marker in Chapter 19 of the¬†Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure¬†story to clarify its location.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented achievement eligibility effects for the Talk of the Tower and Tour of the Tower achievements from being removed after completing them in Chapter 19 of the¬†Guild Wars 2:¬†Secrets of the Obscure¬†story.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from completing the In It Together achievement if they finished Chapter 13 of the¬†Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure¬†story before finding all objectives.

Items

  • One-Handed Skyscale Weapon Box: Fixed an issue that prevented the Skyscale Shield¬†from being visible if the player had unlocked the Skyforged Shield skin.

Source: Guild Wars 2 Official Forums

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