Guild Wars 2 to hold July 27 livestream event for End of Dragons expansion; 2021 roadmap detailed

ArenaNet has announced a July 27 livestream event for Guild Wars 2, where the developer will share more details on the upcoming End of Dragons expansion, the third major expansion to the MMORPG following Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire.

ArenaNet promises information on the expansion's setting and story, as well as details on when players can participate in upcoming beta events.

Lining up with today's conclusion of The Icebrood Saga with the release of Episode 5 Chapter 4: Judgment, ArenaNet also shared an outline of upcoming updates coming to Guild Wars 2 between now and the End of Dragons event live stream. The details are below, via ArenaNet.


On May 11, Guild Wars 2 will be receiving a skills and balance update for the game’s professions and their elite specializations, changing the meta and bringing new considerations for character builds.

On May 25, players are invited to catch up on the game’s eight years of story content as past Living World episodes will be free for all players who log in during their promotional period. Episodes will be featured weekly in chronological order, and players who complete a brand new meta-achievement for playing through the content can unlock unique rewards, including a voucher for a Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons precursor weapon, the first step in crafting a third-generation legendary weapon when the expansion launches.

On July 13 a beloved boss returns to the game for the first time since 2014, when a rebalanced version of Living World Season One’s Twisted Marionette arrives as a limited time bonus event. A fan favorite encounter, the new boss event will feature some small updates to bring it closer to the most current design standards of Guild Wars 2.

Additionally, July 13 will also see the launch of the Legendary Armory, a one-stop storage feature for Guild Wars 2’s much-coveted legendary weapons. The Legendary Armory is a new and improved way to manage your legendary gear and upgrades. Once a legendary item is added to the armory, it will be available to every level 80 character on your account.

A cornucopia of weeklong experience bonuses for both PvE and PvP players, a Fractal Rush community event, and the return of the yearly Dragon Bash festival round out the exciting summer for Guild Wars 2. A full calendar of events can be found in the link above as the game marches forward to its next epic chapter, with more details to be shared on the summer content in the weeks ahead on the Guild Wars 2 blog.

Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons Concept Art