Guild Wars 2 obtained a bit of off observe with Path Of Fire‘s god-hunting story arc, but tomorrow those with their sights on the deadliest game of all (Elder Dragons, duh) should be pleased. Season four, episode five of the MMORPG’s ‘living world’ updates goes dwell tomorrow including a brand new mountain zone to discover, a bit of latest story, and what feels like a nigh-suicidal plan to kill Kralkatorrik, the massive purple Crystal Dragon.
While my curiosity on this new episode is tarnished considerably by ArenaNet’s questionable firing of two of this season’s key writers again in July 2018, I admit some curiosity in the place the story is headed. Check out the trailer beneath, that includes some acquainted faces and places from previous chapters and the unique Guild Wars.
It appears like many of the new chapter’s motion can be going down within the Thunderhead Peaks. Fans of the unique Guild Wars will recognise Thunderhead Keep, outdated stronghold of the now-mostly-extinct Dwarves. It’s a welcome change of surroundings after Path Of Fire. Lovely because the crystal desert could be, all that sand begins to look the identical after some time. The steep verticality of the brand new zone ought to make for some enjoyable traversal – both with gliders or the brand new Bond Of Faith potential, apparently supplying you with the dragon-boosted potential to dismount to cowl big horizontal gaps.
There’s additionally going to be a brand new Fractal (replayable side-dungeon) named Siren’s Reef, boosted with a brand new set of Mistlock Instabilities, random modifiers which could be utilized to larger problem Fractals. While there’s no expicit point out of it, I’m additionally hoping for a dragon-themed raid. Given how persistent Kralkatorrik has been (his minion, The Shatterer, was the enduring baddie for Guild Wars 2 main as much as launch) I’d be reasonably disillusioned if he went down with out at the least just a few full occasion wipes.
Episode 5 – All Or Nothing – goes dwell tomorrow, January eighth, and can be free to anybody who owns the Path of Fire enlargement and logs in whereas it’s the newest out there episode. If you’ve not logged in to say Episode four in your account, you’d finest achieve this quickly, otherwise you’ll must pay cash for it if you wish to play it later. Guild Wars 2’s authentic marketing campaign stays free-to-play, out there here.