At PAX South 2015, NCSOFT and ArenaNet announced Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, the Guild Wars 2 expansion that will introduce a new Mastery system which lets players unlock and explore new abilities for max level characters. It will also add a brand new Specializations system that gives them access to traits, skills and unique mechanics that transform their profession into something entirely new.
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns would continue the storyline that unfolded through the game's Living World updates. The storyline has players and the game world of Tyria facing off in a war against the Elder Dragon Mordremoth and his growing hordes. As the story progressed, players had speculated about one possible casualty in the war after Tyria's iconic hero Rytlock disappeared into a void as he chased a powerful ancient weapon.
The first screenshots and the announcement video have been added in our download section. Arenanet Unveils Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ As the First Expansion to Guild Wars® 2