While Guild Wars 2 celebrates its eight years, its next expansion is coming to the party with a first teaser accompanied by a year of release : 2021. In parallel, ArenaNet announces the game's arrival on Steam along with a new ability for Voldecume, one of the mounts in the game.
When the extension was announced last March, the only associated concept art seemed to point in the direction of Cantha, and more particularly from Shing Jea Island, that Guild Wars players were able to explore in the game's second campaign, Factions. This assumption is now confirmed : the island nation of Cantha, that no one has heard from for over two centuries, will be available again in the next Guild Wars expansion 2. And if there is no doubt that many things will have changed in the meantime, players may well come across characters that already existed at the time, including a certain dragon. Currently, no specific date has been announced for the release of this extension, but we already know that it will be for 2021. And given its logo and the new ability the Voldecume can learn today, it seems more and more undeniable that the aquatic content will have a central place there.
For indeed, counting from today, players who currently own the Path of Fire expansion will be able to unlock a new ability for their Voldecume mount. By logging in, players will receive a letter that will reveal the hidden potential of the aquatic creature, allowing him to dive to explore the game's underwater environments. This will be the first time that one of the mounts will allow the player to travel through the depths of Tyria.
While waiting to learn more about the extension, the game will be available on Steam from next November, which will allow many players to associate Guild Wars 2 on their own for (re)discover the base game, all the content of Living World – including the current season, The Frost Epic – but also the two extensions already available. Also note that, to celebrate the eight years of the game, Standard and Deluxe editions of the Path of Fire expansion (necessary to enjoy the content of The Frost Epic) are available with a reduction of 50 % from today and until 4 September in the official store. As a reminder, first Heart of Thorns expansion included free with Guild Wars purchase 2: Path of Fire, whatever edition you choose.
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