guild wars goldGuild Wars Heart of ThornsThe new maps will initially replace the existing borderlands maps, but they will be reintroduced in some form at a later date.

Options to limit which players can join a squad Open Join, Closed Squad, Invite Only

Supplyandcoincost for upgrades will be removed.

Improvementsare always active at the objective that give it better defenses and new functionality.

TheVersatile Simple Infusion masterworkcan now be acquired with a value of Agony Resistance.

Unlockingcollectionsfor obtaining, with collections for each weapon

Normalized all ability progression tracks of five ranks per line to points.

Guild Halls From Pen to Production to Placement

Rewards unique skins, titles, and badges to

Provides a home where players can gather, organize for events andguild missions, and build and progress both the guild and the guild hall

Transform into a Charr car and sizzle your opponents in your burning rubber.

Any consumable upgrades your guild has purchased that ll into the categories being removed will need to be used before the launch of Guild Wars Heart of Thorns or they will disappear.

Existing precursor methods for the first set of legendary weapons will remain the same along with additionally gaining each collection path

One Mastery Track can be active at a time; while active, a Mastery Track is filled by earningexperience

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Banner of the Centaur traps opponents in cages, rains arrows upon them, and gives you nearby allies the ability to trample them as you stampede across the battlefield.

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when controlling the fire keep; magma pools become available to allow allied players to teleport between the pools, allies gain immunity to burning, and allies gain the ability to turn into an Inferno Hound.

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New weapons are only new to the profession, no new weapon s are being added to the game.

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Mist Champion Reward Tracks to unlockStrongholdMist Champions andminiaturesof each

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Examples include completing elements of the story, finding hardtofind and hardtoreach locations, defeating bosses and group challenges, exploring entire maps, and completing challenging achievements

Ingame items will be delivered through the ingamemailand the account will be upgraded with the next login.

The Supply Master and Mercenarys Bane lines remain at points.

Legendary Centaur StanceVentari gives the revenantAoEhealing skills and condition removers, allowing them to play as the support role

, though the system easily allows for adding new ones in the future

Many new races and civilizations, including theExalted, theItzel, theNuhoch, thesauriansand thechak

Guild ChallengesandGuild Puzzleswill become instanced

Meet the Herald Revenants Elite Specialization

Masteries, Mastery Tracks and Mastery Points are ided into separate categories one forCentral Tyriaand one for theHeart of Maguuma, each leveled up through earning experience in the respective region

Fractal achievements moved to separate with new achievements.

Accountbased PvE progression system available to level characters

Ascended equipment will be salvageable for materials used to craft legendary equipment or purchase fractal encryption keys

Whenever it suits you, you may convert influence to resonance.

Influencewill no longer be able to be acquired once the new system is released. Previously accumulated influence will be used to accelerate your initial progress in building up your guild hall in the following ways

when controlling parts of the air keep; launch pads become available to allow players to traverse to the top of the keeps cliffs quickly, air turrets activate that can blow enemies off certain areas, and allies gain immunity to ll damage while around air keep.

Described as an evolution ofGuild versus Guild

Specializations are swappable out of combat just as easily as changing skills or traits

past, and uses those to power the skills it has available.

Repeale, ondemand PvE challenges for max level players, closely tied to the newmasterysystem

Guild halls will be locations discovered and entered on the world map, but are instances your guild owns. The plan is to ground the story of guild halls and their experience in the story of the jungle.

Enables targeting crosshairs. Skills activate towards the crosshairs.

Mistlock Insilitieswill be added to, updated, or replaced.

Each shipment from a dolyak caravan will reduce the remaining time by a set amount.

Revisions to WvW will be made so that holding objectives becomes a bigger part of victory in all maps

Legendary Dwarf StanceKing Jalis Ironhammer changes the revenant to become harder and tankier, allowing them to hold down the front line, and gains the abilities of the dwarves

Ingame panel upgrading an existing account will automatically be applied to the account used to purchase the upgrade

Optional camera mode which enables a free look camera and mousebased control over targeting, skills, and movement.

There are two tiers for camps and three tiers for all other objectives.

Rewards includecrafting materialsandcurrencies

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One Level Boost included in a shared inventory slot per account. Multiple purchases of Heart of Thorns

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Completing a Mastery Track can reward all your accounts characters with new abilities, such as

Higher tiers take longer to upgrade than lower tiers.

New Guild Wars accounts registered between January , and June , will automatically be refunded what the player paid for the core game if Heart of Thorns is prepurchased by July , .

Content is available underthese licensing termsunless otherwise noted.

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Each precursor will receive a new unique skin for each tier

High level fractals will use multiple insilities at once.

New PvE instances designed for groups of players

Starter maps will not include additional rewards

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After scale , additional stats will be scaled up, such as precision and toughness.

New legendary equipment sback itemsandarmor

With the correspondingLiving World Season episodes unlocked, six more maps are availableBloodstone FenEmber BayBitterfrost FrontierLake DoricDraconis MonsandSirens Landing.

Legendary Demon StanceMallyx the Unyielding gives the revenant the power to control conditions, and can remove conditions from party members and put them on enemies

External source creating a new account or upgrading an existing account requires the redemption of the serial code

Mouse leftclick activates skill at the crosshairs.

The time it takes to fully upgrade an objective should still be roughly the same as it was before these changes.

Increased max fractal difficulty scale to .

Guild Wars will never raise levelcap or add highertiered gear

World versus World objective bonuses will be permanently unlocked and apply to any claimed area.

New daily achievements replace the daily bonus chest and will focus on three ranges as well as a specific scale.

Choosing an elite specialization fundamentally changes the way each profession plays by unlocking access to a previously unavailableweaponas well as newtraitsskillsand unique profession mechanics

Reduced the total cost of the Supply Capacity line from points to points.

Learning the languages of the civilizations of the jungle, earning their trust, challenging their champions, unlocking secret locations and learning new combat techniques

Notarized Scroll of Heroics complete one randomhero challengein Central Tyria

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The game will be available in custom arenas, and players will be able to set team as they do currently.

Players will be able to join and play in this mode without being in aguild.

Each Mastery Point tied to a particular objective can only be acquired once per account

Stronghold is a new game mode and will be introduced with one map,Battle of Champions Dusk.

Guild Portalin the guild hall will allow players to travel to waypoints near each missions starting location

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New tier of fractal weapon skins from high level fractal rewards

Supply Camps upgrade the speed, capacity, and toughness of dolyaks

Towers upgrade to show enemies within range on the map

Aetheriumreplaces the pacing elements of the current queue system and eslishes a baseline rate at which our largest guilds can progress that cannot be circumvented by spending gold.

Reduced the total number of ability ranks of Guard Killer and Defense Against Guards from to .

Ability lines that increased percentages from to now increase percentages from to .

Earnhero pointswithProofs of Heroicsitems from increasingworld ranks

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Lob a bouncing ball of force at target area.Knocks backanddamagesfoes on impact.

Call in a Pact Fleet bombardment to shred your enemies in a field of explosive ruin

New map where each keep has its own distinct theme.

Favorincentivizes guilds to gather and complete missions on a weekly basis

introducing crossguild chat. From your main guild panel, youll be able to assign which guilds you can chat to with new channels, /g through /g. You can then decide which channels will be visible in your chat s. The existing guild chat channel, /g, will continue to chat to your currently represented guild.

Liquid world experience consumables will be consumed when acquired

Elite specializations can be unlocked at level ,

Fractal Encryptions are reward chests from completing a fractal that can be traded to other players; containing MiniProfessor Mewas well as other unique mini pets, new ascendedaquaticbreatherrecipes, highlevel crafting materials, or many other rewards

Outposts central hubs for events that youll defend and that evolve over time, which help the overarching objectives in each map

Stonemist Castle upgrade fountains to grant stealth to those who drink from them

UnlockingMentoring Badgefor your characters and gaining speed boost incitiesand bonuses forcraftingrevivingand picking uploot

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Prepurchase became available on June , and accounts that prepurchase any edition receive

New personalstoryline, which takes place afterLiving World Season

Tacticsare objectivebased abilities that players can activate to temporarily boost or defend an objective.

Inidual upgrades are now grouped into upgrade tiers.

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Each profession has one new elite specialization in

Upgrading to the next tier now happens automatically over time.

Once per day, you may use influence to purchase a small boost to your aetherium production.

After earning enough experience for a new tier, its mastery can be unlocked by spending Mastery Points

Reduced the total cost of specific siege weapon lines from points to points.

Guild Commendationswill still be rewarded to players who complete guild missions

Three newlegendary weaponswill be available, with more to come with future updates. Each of these weapons and its precursor is account bound.

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Learninghang glidingto soar through the air instead of lling, or learning to use various mushrooms in the jungle to bounce to higher places, run ster or recharge your skills

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A totalAgony Resistanceof is recommended for the scale fractal.

when controlling the shrines around it; the keep raises earthen walls to block enemy armies, turrets spawn to cripple and hinder enemies, and a sandstorm spawns that cloaks allies while entering it.

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Existing consumables will be converted to WvW Experience Bonusconsumables that vary in duration minutes to hours depending on the original liquid experience consumable

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Supply holds and supply shipments will be smaller.

New collection forfractal weapon skins, which can be purchased fromBUY PFRafter reaching fractal level forPristine Fractal Relics

claimingobjectivesin World versus World will function the same way but will offer more unique upgrades.

Players can also meet mist champions who can be won over to their side to join the assault and help destroy the lord.

Fractal chains fractals and boss fractal will be changed to single fractal islands.

Ability to send nonchat panel messages to members

Temporary guildwide bonuses will be permanent bonuses once unlocked or effects like food and utility effects, maximum of available from a vendor in the tavern.

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Normalized all ability progression tracks of four ranks per line to points.

will be available to all guilds and will not require upgrades to unlock. Each guild will have a limited amount of missions available and additional missions can be unlocked by upgrading the guild. Missions are free to activate and guilds are able to retry each if the mission is iled. Only one mission can be active at a time.

Earned by completing events, jumping puzzles, and minidungeons in a map

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Guilds can claim and grow a guild hall in the Heart of Maguuma

UnlockingachievementsinFractals of the Mists, fractal challenge modes, more powerful infusions and instancespecific buff items

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Temporarily fortify gates and walls against all attacks

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Four open world mapsVerdant BrinkAuric BasinTangled DepthsDragons Stand

Newsiege weaponthat focuses on area control and support

Players can compete with each other through leaderboards for each adventure

Game creditsfor Guild Wars Heart of Thorns.

. A playable version was available at thePAX Eastgaming festival, March , and the EGX Rezzed gaming festival, March . Additional questions may be answered in thisFAQ.

The expansion is available through theofficial websiteand the ingameBlack Lion Trading Companypanel.

Newconsumablesto affect players inside a fractal

Each day, you may trade a limited amount of influence for vor.

Players can be split into subgroups within the squad

TheApplied FortitudeandApplied Strengtheffects have been removed.

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Examples of an adventure could be killing enough vines with a flamethrower within a limited amount of time

Legendary Assassin StanceShiro Tagachi gives the revenant a high mobility play, which allows them a more directed damage role

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but are not tied to the mastery system. Unlocking a specialization is a characterspecific progression and is not accountwide.

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Newheavy armorprofession that channels and controls the power ofthe Mists.

Teams fight for control of supply to hire troops, who join the player in an assault on an enemy stronghold, where you break down defenses and kill the lord to win

If a player bought the Standard version of the expansion, they can choose to upgrade to the Deluxe version via the Black Lion Trading Company for,. You cannot upgrade to Ultimate from either Standard or Deluxe.

The cap on all of the guild consumables that will be transferring to the new system will be raise to a maximum of .

Legendary Dragon StanceGlint provides the revenant with access to many boons which can be shared with allies. Furthermore, each boonsharing skill has a release skill which releases energy to devastate an area

Attunedrings can be acquired. Rings that are bothInfusedandAttunedhave

Leaderboard will show the best guild teams in the world

Queue preference system for players to enter queues for game modes Conquest, Stronghold, or both

Create a dome of force at the targeted area.Blocksenemyprojectilesand pulsessilityfor allies.

Scribeis a new guild crafting discipline, used to create consumables, World versus World bonuses, and decorations for the hall.

Resonanceserves the sole purpose of speeding up the assembling of guild items and removes the need to balance other currencies around that. Meanwhile, resonating shards reward guild members through successful guild missions.

Updated rewards to includeShards of GloryandBlack Lion Chest Keys

Mastery points can be earned prior to level , but points can only be spent at level

Players can complete content and overcome challenges to gain Mastery Points

Completing content in the open world will reward you with two new armor sets per armor class, five new weapon sets and many other item skins and miniatures

When channeling a legend, the players heal, utility, and elite skills change based on the legend, defining the role the revenant plays in combat.

Holding objectives around each keep gives abilities, in proximity to the respective keep, to the world that holds it.

Create a wall of force at the target area. Foes cannot pass through.

New jungle region with a large focus on verticality, spanning from the jungle roots to its floor and canopy

Displays players profession/elite specialization, health, supply, and ready checks

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Guilds can register guild teams to compete within sPvP, in both Conquest and Stronghold maps.

these mechanics will be moved out of theguild panelinto physical structures with NPCs within the Guild Initiative and halls. If your guild has obtained the necessary research level and prerequisites to have consumables like banners or Vault Transport unlocked under the current system, you will have them unlocked to craft in the new system.

Additional character slotrequires the account being upgraded to have been registered prior to January ,

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