Players Prepare For War in Return of Guild Wars® 2's Living World
Company: NCSOFT
BRIGHTON, UK – November 4, 2014: NCSOFT® and ArenaNet™, publisher and developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, today release “Echoes of the Past” for Guild Wars 2’s Living World. Bringing back Living World Season 2, this episode picks up from a cliffhanger ending that had the world of Tyria fighting the rise of the Elder Dragon Mordremoth. The dragon’s growing forces have Tyria on the brink. Before the break, an ambush on Tyrian leaders at their World Summit was thwarted by players, but not before Mordremoth’s lieutenant wounded the sacred Pale Tree. The attack has spurred the world’s leaders into action and hardened their resolve. With players and the heroes of Tyria behind them, they’re preparing to take the war to Mordremoth.

In addition to continuing the Living World saga, “Echoes of the Past” will deliver new game play, a new area and new rewards in what promises to be the beginning of an epic journey to the season finale.

Staging for War
The Pact has set up a staging area in the Silverwastes, a new area in the Maguuma Wastes nearer to Mordremoth’s domain. Players must be on guard when reporting to Camp Resolve to observe Pact efforts as they will be in enemy territory. Mysterious ruins in the area will provide key battleground locations in the ongoing war against Mordremoth’s expanding armies. Players will fight to hold strategic locations, call in Pact allies for aid and take a stand against the growing threat.

Silverwastes Treasures
While players fight against the Mordrem hordes in the Silverwastes, they will accumulate new Bandit Crests, which can be traded into Pact Vendors for Sinister gear recipes, crafting materials, and more – including pieces of the brand-new Carapace armour set.

Bioluminescence
ArenaNet is introducing a brand-new set of armour for each weight class exclusively through the Living World and Silverwastes content. Beginning with shoulder armour in episode five, players will be able to collect new pieces of the Carapace armour set in every episode. Not only will players be able to complete the set over time, but as they prove their mastery over the Silverwastes, they’ll find ways to upgrade Carapace armour into the new Luminescent set.

To learn more about “Echoes of the Past”, check out ArenaNet’s blog posts detailing each feature and upgrade at www.guildwars2.com.

About The Living World
The Living World has given Guild Wars 2 players a regular cadence 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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