TwitchCon 2015 Recap

ArenaNet visited San Francisco, California over the weekend to attend TwitchCon 2015, and we had some exciting content to share!

Final Beta Weekend Event

Game Director Colin Johanson announced that the third and final Beta Weekend Event will begin on October 2. Players who have prepurchasedGuild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ will have access to the event. Every elite specialization will be available for testing, and players will have the chance to try out the initial encounter of our first raid!

Introducing Guild Chat!

During our ArenaNet Television program we premiered two new shows: Guild Chat, hosted by Rubi Bayer; and Community Showcase Live, co-hosted by Gaile Gray and Elizabeth Stewart.

We also aired original programming, including Taste of Tyria hosted by voice actress Jennifer Hale, trivia and community clip shows hosted by Dan Casey of The Nerdist, and a live musical performance featuring Guild Wars 2 composer Maclaine Diemer. You can visit the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel to see it all!

Balance Changes

Balance changes are coming to Guild Wars 2 today! Irenio Calmon-Huang gave an overview of the changes live on stream.

The Druid

The ranger’s elite specialization, the druid, has been revealed! By tapping into the primal forces of the jungle, this staff-wielding ally of nature is more in tune with Tyria than ever. Read Irenio’s blog post to learn more.

Enhanced Squad UI

Whether you’re commanding troops in World versus World, leading a raid group to victory, or fighting against threats to Tyria’s open world, the enhanced squad UI feature will help you and your allies stay organized. Read all about it!

Launch Trailer

Get ready to journey into the Heart of Maguuma alongside your iconic allies and face off against the Elder Dragon Mordremoth. We unveiled the world premiere of our launch trailer at TwitchCon—check it out below!

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