Guild Wars 2 Flame and Frost Part 3 patch coming today


Patch day is always an exciting thing in MMO titles, and Guild Wars 2 is no exception. This afternoon will be seeing the release of the third chapter in the ongoing storyline of Flame and Frost, The Razing.

The dredge and Flame Legion are growing more powerful, establishing spy settlements in Norn and Charr territory, and it will be up to the players to help root them out. Meanwhile, a young Norn named Braham, and a Charr without a war band named Rox, will be tasked with separate missions that bring players into the heart of the conflict. The previous story events will still be present as well, so players needing to get caught up won’t have to worry about that.

Of course, while the addition of story elements is always a plus, the real meat of this patch has to do with the adjustments to World vs World. While last month brought some much needed changes to the PvE side of things, this month will see the same treatment being brought to the war mode of the game. Of particular importance is the removal of culling, which made enemies come up as invisible to players until their models were loaded properly, causing unintended surprises (as well as helping Thieves to be damn near unkillable with stealth). There will also be a new progression system, allowing players to unlock WvW specific titles to help them stand out and abilities that can help them survive in a siege.

Expect the patch to go live sometime after 4 pm PST, and expect WvW servers to be filled to the brim with players checking out the new changes. While you’re waiting, you can read up on the specifics at the preview page.

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