Guild Wars® 2 Living World Season 2 Opens with ‘Gates of Maguuma’

BRIGHTON, UK – July 1, 2014: NCSOFT® and ArenaNet™, publisher and developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, today release “Gates of Maguuma”, the newest update to Guild Wars 2 and the premiere of the MMO game’s second season of Living World. 

There’s a strange disturbance in the tangled western reaches of the Brisban Wildlands, and it’s up to you to find out what’s afoot! Meet up with Seraph forces in Brisban and get to the root of the problem. 

The Fall of the Zephyrites

The Zephyrites are in need of your aid! After they departed from the Labyrinthine Cliffs and the festivities there, the Zephyrites met with trouble in the air. You’ll need to find the ship and its inhabitants and figure out what went wrong. 

Digging Deeper

Meet up with Marjory, Kasmeer, Braham, Rox, and Taimi and Scruffy to investigate what’s causing such a commotion and how it’s connected to the fallen Zephyr Sanctum. It’ll take courage and no small amount of teamwork to get to the bottom of things!

Against the Inquest

The commotion in the Maguuma region has garnered the attention of the notorious Inquest. As you venture through Dry Top, keep an eye out for Inquest devices and operatives. They’ll stop at nothing to reach their nefarious goals, so you’d best be prepared for a fight!

Elite Achievements

Once you’ve completed the storyline for Gates of Maguuma, you’ll unlock access to challenging achievements that will push your wits and skills to the limit! Perform daring feats of valor, strength, and sheer guts to prove your worth and unlock rewards! Read more about the Story Journal feature that’s making all Living World story content permanent!

Rich Rewards

This release brings in a whole passel of new rewards, including new crafting materials. Refine Ambrite into sheets to be used in crafting gear with bonuses to Toughness, Healing, and Vitality, or harvest cacti to create delicious new dishes! You’ll also have a chance to find the new Adventurer’s Spectacles and Adventurer’s Scarf, which can be combined to create the stylish and functional Adventurer’s Mantle!

The Living World

The Living World has given Guild Wars 2 players a regular schedule of new game content delivered through seasons, similar to a television series. Players also now have access to DVR-like functionality with the Story Journal, a feature that gives them the ability to save and revisit each new episode they log into to build a growing library of the game’s endless storyline.  ArenaNet has released more than two dozen Living World updates, with each release introducing new story, characters and game play that expand on the rich lore of the Guild Wars universe . All of the content is playable free of charge, part of the studio’s global business model for Guild Wars 2 as a one-time purchase MMO game for PC with no subscription fee.  For more details on Guild Wars 2 and its releases, please visit www.guildwars2.com .

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