GW2: Heart of Thorns Announcement Analysis

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, the first Guild Wars 2 expansion, was announced today at PAX South!  If you missed our live analysis today, you can catch it right here!

Mike O’Brien and Colin Johanson announced that the expansion will be taking us deeper into The Heart of Maguuma, with tri-layered zones consisting of the roots, ground, and canopy of the jungle.  The new region will brings with it fresh challenges and terrain that require new skills and abilities.  Enter the Mastery system and further profession specialization with new skills that open up new abilities and weapon skills.  To top it off, we have a new class coming in, as we’ve seen with Rytlock’s new look: the Revenant, the third heavy armor class to the game with the ability summon powers from the Mists and past heroes.  The expansion will also bring a new WvW Borderlands map, new mechanics; and new PvP game mode, Stronghold; and finally, Guild Halls are coming!

Don’t forget you can purchase Guild Wars this weekend at 75% off it’s normal price – that’s $9.99!  Purchase it here!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with our Heart of Thorns coverage over the coming weeks!


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