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  Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga Episode One, “Whisper in the Dark”, Releases November 19
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11/12/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

 

BELLEVUE, WA – November 12, 2019 – The next terrifying chapter of The Icebrood Saga comes to Guild Wars 2 on Tuesday, November 19. Titled Whisper in the Dark, the episode kicks the latest Living World story into high gear while also introducing new gameplay systems and activities for players to sink their teeth into. ArenaNet released a new trailer today showcasing the frightful path players must tread to uncover the mysteries hidden in the icy night.

 

You can watch the Whisper in the Dark announcement trailer HERE.

 

Whisper in the Dark introduces a wealth of new features to the game, including:

 

  • A new map, the Bjora Marches
 
  • Four new multi-tier Mastery tracks fueled by norn spirit magic: Essence Manipulation and Raven Attunement
 
  • Three new Strike Mission bosses, including the grim and sinister Boneskinner, that rotate weekly and provide unique rewards for players who defeat them
 
  • A new two-tier upgradable Ancient Boreal weapon set
 
  • A new Raven-inspired exotic scepter skin
 
  • A campfire s’mores roasting kit

 

 

In the distant reaches of the Northern Shiverpeaks, hunters stalk the long night. Whispers scratch at the minds of the Kodan and Norn who call these rugged mountains home, while sightings abound of an antlered beast dragging unsuspecting victims into the trees. As the Commander chases charr Imperator Bangar Ruinbringer deep into the mountains to stop him from trying to awaken the Elder Dragon Jormag, players will discover that one of the Vigil’s most distant mountain watch posts has been attacked and its inhabitants slaughtered, leaving none alive. What lurking foes have yet to reveal themselves?

 

Like all Living World episodes, Whisper in the Dark will be free for all players who own Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire. Additionally, until November 30, Guild Wars 2 players who purchase their favorite sandwich from a Quiznos location in North America or Canada will receive a code for an in-game Icebrood Saga Hero’s Bundle, which includes an Item Booster, Karma Booster, XP booster, 10 slot bag, and an Icebrood Saga ogre mini. 

 

About Guild Wars® 2

Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning online game that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role-playing environment combined with action combat, large-scale dynamic events that players tackle together, plus both team-based and World vs. World competitive battles. The game is updated frequently with Living World episodes that tell the ongoing story of the world and introduce new places to play in. Yet with all these updates, the game continues the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more details, please visit www.guildwars2.com

 

About ArenaNet

ArenaNet is the developer of the groundbreaking Guild Wars 2 and best-selling Guild Wars online roleplaying games. The studio's mission is to create innovative online worlds, cultivate a vibrant and engaged global community of players, and to incorporate handcrafted artistry into every aspect of their games. ArenaNet formed in 2000 and it has attracted over 15 million players worldwide, with press and fans consistently calling Guild Wars 2 one of the best MMOs and RPGs of all time.

 

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