NCSOFT® and ArenaNet™, publisher and developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, today released “The Dragon’s Reach: Part 1”, the newest update to the ongoing saga in the Living World of Guild Wars 2. The third episode in this second season of Living World sees the whole of Tyria threatened by the Elder Dragon Mordremoth. Attacks by Mordremoth’s minions have stretched ever-farther, from the arid Maguuma wastes to the Timberline Falls and the heart of Kryta.
Now, in “The Dragon’s Reach: Part 1”, all of Tyria must come to understand this dire threat. Players have taken on a central role as heroes who hold the fate of Tyria in their hands. They’re among those who have come to recognise the enormity of Mordremoth’s danger, and now they must work with new and old allies to unite the world’s races against it.
The Call Goes Out
The races of Tyria will need to be convinced that Mordremoth’s might is the gravest threat facing them. Each race has its own concerns, from encroaching ghosts and dragon minions to mysterious magical anomalies. It’ll take determination and some daring acts to persuade the world’s leaders to put the greater good above their own troubles.
Mordremoth’s corruptive power is spreading. The lethal vine attacks on Concordia and Fort Salma are not the extent of the dragon’s danger. Now the threat is making itself felt in the far reaches of Ascalon. The charr in the Iron Marches have witnessed an outbreak of Mordremoth’s corruptive power, and they’re in need of your aid! Reports are coming in of more and more entangled waypoints – will Taimi be able to set them to rights?
Log in today to unlock free, permanent access to the story of The Dragon’s Reach: Part 1! Once you’ve completed the episode, you’ll be able to replay it through the new Story Journal feature and push yourself to complete ultra-challenging achievements.
Reap Your Rewards
In addition to continued access to Dry Top rewards like Ambrite and Zephyrite Lockpicks, this episode brings more brand-new rewards! Begin construction of a new back item which will grow and change as your adventures continue in Episodes 3 and 4, and search through Buried Locked Chests for a chance at one of three new Kites! The Ventari Follower, Prosperity Mine, and Crystal Shard Kite toys will grant you increased movement speed while carrying them.
The Living World
The Living World has given Guild Wars 2 players a regular cadence of new game content delivered through seasons, similar to a television series. Players also now have access to DVR-like functionality with the Story Journal, a feature that gives them the ability to save and revisit each new episode they log into to build a growing library of the game’s endless storyline. ArenaNet has released more than two dozen Living World updates, with each release introducing new story, characters and game play that expand on the rich lore of the Guild Wars universe . All of the content is playable free of charge, part of the studio’s global business model for Guild Wars 2 as a one-time purchase MMO game for PC with no subscription fee. For more details on Guild Wars 2 and its releases, please visit www.guildwars2.com.