Guild Wars 2 Expansion – Heart of Thorns

Post Series: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

ArenaNet Unveils Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ as the First Expansion to Guild Wars® 2

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns features

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is the first expansion for Guild Wars 2. Founded on the idea that the journey is the goal, the Heart of Thorns expansion continues the Guild Wars 2 tradition of challenging the conventions of MMOs to fulfill the promise of what online worlds should be.

The Heart of Maguuma

New adventures await you in the heart of the Maguuma Jungle. Confront the growing hordes of Mordremoth’s minions, discover allies from ancient civilizations, and battle new enemies.

  • Tackle challenging group content.
  • Explore new open world jungle maps.
  • Experience new events and storylines.
  • Test your mettle in new boss battles.

The Mastery System

We’re reimagining progression with our new Mastery system. Explore new training opportunities for your max level character with a system focused on evolving the core philosophy that the journey should be the goal in the game. The Mastery system adds meaningful progression without invalidating your hard-earned levels and gear.

New Profession: Revenant

Channel legendary powers to slaughter foes and unleash chaos on the battlefield with our brand new profession: the revenant. Enter the field of battle heavily armored and equipped with the otherworldly powers of the Mists.

Specializations

Evolve your gameplay. With profession specializations, you’ll unlock access to a weapon previously unavailable to your profession as well as new traits, skills, and unique mechanics – all of which will transform your profession into something new.

PvP: New Stronghold Game Mode

Gather supply to hire soldiers. Battle for control of heroes. Man the trebuchet to defend your stronghold, and storm the enemy gates to defeat the guild lord! Use our new guild team feature to team up and battle to the top of the leaderboards. Stronghold offers an entirely new way to play competitive PvP in Guild Wars 2!

WvW: New Borderland

Experience epic battlefield combat like never before in World vs. World’s latest core addition, the new Borderlands map. Navigate treacherous heights with traps that blow your foes to the depths below and ferocious defenders to help keep the enemy at bay. Map objectives will be more important than ever before, as they’ll unlock new strategies, tactics, and play mechanics that you’ll want to use to your world’s advantage!

Guild Halls

Your guild has roamed the world together. Now, it’s time to claim a piece of it. Work with fellow guild members to claim and grow your own guild hall in the heart of Maguuma

To find out more information visit Guild Wars 2 : Heart of Thorns

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My name is David Hatch, I am a husband, parent and a gamer, I have played games for as long as I can remember, all the way back from a ZX81 to the XBOX360 and into the future with the PS4. I will always be a gamer.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Carighan

    Very excited for this. The new specializations alone already sold me. 🙂

    1. udoh

      I think mine has to be Guild Halls, I know that this has been on the “want list” for a while now, but I am vey excited about finally getting them.

    2. Raighn

      Excited about all of it! Both the Guild Halls and the specializations. For a casual gamer like me, the characters were beginning to feel slightly stagnant once they hit level 80. I know I could probably change around my skills a bit, use a different weapon more often etc., but the specializations are definitely going to be a breath of fresh air.

      I’m also looking forward to the story, something the original GW did very well, and GW2 is getting a lot better at. And the revenant looks pretty damned awesome! So overall, pretty stoked 🙂

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