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Here's everything that happened in the first season of Guild Wars 2

As ArenaNet prepares to launch the second season of Guild Wars 2's Living World storyline, the company has shared a new video recapping the events of Season 1. The video above, "Scarlet's War," introduces the villain Scarlet Briar and takes a look at all the mayhem she's been causing since the start of the Living World storyline. It also sets the stage for the mysterious force players will encounter in season two, a sinister something awoken by Scarlet on her rampage across the world. Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 2 will begin on July 1.

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What games do you play with your significant other?

It might actually be more difficult if they do. Do you play something co-operative like Guild Wars 2? Or maybe something competitive like Mario Kart? Or do you play something single player where you can take turns like Transistor? If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon's many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing and releasing games, an opportunity to speak with you. Today on Friends List, Reporter Alexa Ray Corriea and Deputy Opinion Editor Ben Kuchera ask: What games do you play with your significant other? Enjoy Friends List anywhere, anytime: Bookmark the Friends List video page. Subscribe to the audio-only...

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Guild Wars 2's wardrobe feature to expand customization options

Guild Wars 2's April 2014 feature pack will add a new wardrobe system to help players better customize their character, game designer Matt Wuerffel said during a recent video. According to Wuerffel, the team looked at the game's weapons and armor and realized it was difficult for players to fully tailor their character to the look they wanted. As a result, the feature will add a Wardrobe tab that "collects every armor and weapon skin you unlock in the game on any character on your account." Players can then assign skins to different armor and weapons. The game's dyes are also now account-bound, meaning every dye collected is available for use on all the player's characters. Watch the video above for a look at the game's wardrobe system, or check out the full post on Guild Wars 2's o...

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Drift through the forest clouds of Guild Wars 2's new Edge of the Mists zone

Guild Wars 2 is getting a new realm starting Feb. 4, known only as the "Edge of the Mists," ArenaNet announced today with the release of a new preview video. The Edge of the Mists is a floating island made up of dense forests of clouds, mountains and crumbling temples. The new area will also be populated by The Aetherblades, also known as the sky pirates of Tyria, and continues the overarching narrative of arch-villain Scarlet Briar. You can check out the preview video in full above.

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ArenaNet sets the stage for the end of latest Guild Wars 2 living story in new video

A new video from Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet sets the stage for the finale of its year-long storyline featuring super villain Scarlet Briar. The studio has been continuing its Living World narrative over the past year, which introduces a number of big narrative arcs to the multiplayer world. In "Guild Wars 2: Our Story So Far" you get a quick recap of everything that's played out so far since the introduction of Scarlet. The video ends with the message "The End Begins January 21," suggesting there's more to come. "As we announced back in December, we're down to just four releases to go in the current storyline of living world," writes game director Colin Johanson in his latest Guild Wars blog post. "The first of those four releases is nearly upon us, and we wanted to help take a...

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Guild Wars 2 reintroduces the giant enemy dragon Tequatl

A new trailer heralds the return of a resurgent, more powerful world boss in Guild Wars 2. "It has returned from the depths," intones the narrator, "it is faster, stronger, deadlier than before." The trailer, meanwhile, shows the sea-dwelling dragon Tequatl the Sunless wreaking havoc with tidal waves and hurling things around with its massive jaws. "Tequatl Rising" will hit Guild Wars 2 on Sept. 17.

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Guild Wars 2 introduces new Skyhammer PvP map

Guild Wars 2 players will soon be able to access a new player-versus-player battleground, the airborne Skyhammer, according to a post from ArenaNet's David Campbell on the game's official website. On Skyhammer, groups of players will battle for control of three specific capture points and special weapons within a secret lab. The terrain also hosts a massive destructive weapon, a lightning-firing asura cannon, and players who control it will have the advantage over their enemies. Other tide-turning elements include jump pads — which will help players get over higher ledges and walls and have previously only been used in the Super Adventure Box area — and shattering floor panels, which activate a timed explosion once walked on. According to environment artist Darrin Claypool, the team...

Guild Wars 2 Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 2012-08-22
    • Publisher NCsoft
    • Developer ArenaNet
    • Score 9.0
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