BELLEVUE, WA – 7th July, 2021.
For the first time since 2014, the iconic Twisted Marionette world boss from “Guild Wars 2” Living World Season 1 returns to the game, joined by the Legendary Armory, a new quality of life feature that will provide players a comprehensive way to catalogue and store their treasured Legendary gear.
ArenaNet released a new trailer today showcasing the Marionette’s return to Tyria, and the challenge that lies before players to conquer her encounter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9XT5GctDR4
Shortly before she launched her war on Lion’s Arch, Scarlet used Lornar’s Pass as a testing ground for her colossal watchwork superweapon, the Twisted Marionette. An army of heroes organized a multi-pronged assault strategy, destroying Scarlet’s forces, surviving the Marionette’s attacks, and severing the chains tethering it to The Breachmaker.
Until now, the Marionette has lain scrapped in False River Valley. But on July 13, one of the most memorable battles of Living World Season 1 returns to Guild Wars 2, with some adjustments to bring it up to modern Guild Wars 2 design standards, as well as new achievements.
Accessed from the Eye of the North scrying pool, players can join their guild mates and other adventurers for what PC Gamer called one of the “best… boss fights in PC Gaming”.
In addition, the July 13 update also includes the Legendary Armory, a new approach for unlocking and using their collection of prestige Legendary gear. The Legendary Armory can be accessed from the equipment tab of the hero panel.
With this major quality of life update, players will now have access to their Legendary equipment across all characters on their account, meaning they will no longer need to use valuable shared inventory slots in order to transfer them between characters. It will also provide a tighter integration for Legendary gear in the Equipment Templates interface as well as remove their transmutation cost.
More information about the Legendary Armory can be found on the Guild Wars 2 blog: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/the-legendary-armory-arrives-july-13/
Both updates will be free for all players.
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
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.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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