At last and with little delay, Guild Wars 2‘s first expansion pack Heart of Thorns has had its release date revealed. Appearing at the popular PAX Prime event in Seattle, the trailer highlighted many of the features fans have already been craving.
The Heart of Maguuma
This is a new region of the game for players to explore with a high amount of verticality that expects players to be at their best in terms of character movement. New storylines for lore-craving players to explore will be available, along with additional boss battles that add a greater challenge.
Similar to the scrapped World of Warcraft concept Path of the Titans, the mastery system is a max level progression system that will give players addition options to gain power with their characters. Completing elements of the story, finding hard-to-find and hard-to-reach locations, defeating bosses and group challenges, exploring entire maps, and completing challenging achievements are ways of gaining mastery.
A new profession, raiding, guild halls, new PvP options, and a great number of balance changes await players when the game releases on October 23rd.
What additions are you excited for? Let us know in the comments!