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Noble Count Outfit and Grave Finisher in the Gem Store

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Even though the Black Lion Trading Company started celebrating Halloween early, we’re not out of festival goodies yet! Read on to learn about this week’s new offerings, plus limited-time deals!

  • Noble Count Outfit

    The new Noble Count Outfit is our most dapper look yet! Wear this outfit wherever you go to add a touch of class to any situation.
  • Grave Finisher

    Bury your defeated foes and mark the site of your victory with the Grave Finisher, a fitting end for any battle to the death.
  • Foil-Wrapped Candy

    Pick up a handful of our new Foil-Wrapped Candies to enjoy a random Experience, Armor, Speed, Strength, Rejuvenation, Karma, or Killstreak boost! Save them all for yourself, or send some to your friends as a gift.
  • Halloween Weapons

    For a limited time, we’ll be discounting last year’s Halloween weapons down to just two Black Lion Claim Tickets apiece! Claim Tickets can be found inside Black Lion Chests.
  • Trick-or-Treat Bags

    For the duration of the festival, you can get bonus goodies every time you open a Black Lion Chest! Trick-or-Treat bags will be awarded to you as a guaranteed bonus in addition to the items regularly found in chests.
  • Available Now in the Gem Store!

    Log into Guild Wars 2 and press “O” to access the Black Lion Trading Company for these great offers and more!

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Release Notes for Blood and Madness

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The Mad Realm is open for business once again: log in today to partake in the return of Blood and Madness, our two-week Halloween festival!
Read more on the Blood and Madness release page, or visit our forums to read today’s release notes!

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Tyria?s Point of No Return

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A Living World

The return of Living World Season 2 is rapidly approaching. When the season resumes on November 4, we’ll see the story pick up from the cliffhanger that left one of the world’s leaders fighting for survival, and the races of Tyria preparing for war against the Elder Dragon Mordremoth.

For Tyrians, the awakening of each of the previous elder dragons led to catastrophic world events: earthquakes, tidal waves, and the raising of a long sunken continent are just some examples of the destruction left in their wake. These have seared their marks into the face of Tyria.

Now another elder dragon stirs deep in the heart of the jungle. The world’s leaders have agreed to turn their attention to this new threat and attempt to destroy it before it can wreak the havoc they’ve seen other elder dragons sow. As season 2 returns, we turn our eyes towards Mordremoth as our next target. We also ponder the meaning of the vision given by the Pale Tree and the role that legends of Tyria’s past may play in a story that is yet to unfold.

Holiday Festivals

As we’ve done in the past, there will be festival releases interweaved into this coming Living World season. Let’s take a quick look at our festival calendar for the remainder of 2014.

This coming Tuesday, October 21, the Mad Realm returns with our annual Halloween release. On December 16, we’ll release our usual holiday-themed festivities with Wintersday. Both of these releases will feature the same content as last year but with refreshed rewards, giving you fun new festival-themed items to earn.

Into the Jungle

The road to war is paved by points of no return. Tyria has already decided to take the battle to Mordremoth. As we go on this journey we’ll learn dark secrets of Tyria’s past, venture into stories with roots deep in the very heart of Guild Wars lore, and visit places that have only been rumored to exist.

Season 2′s final episode will feature an unforgettable end for all of you who go on this journey with us. So make sure to jump in and join the ride starting on November 4.

We’ll see you in game!

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WvW Fall Tournament 2014: Congratulations, Winners!

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After four weeks of intense fighting, filled with hard-fought victories and heart-wrenching losses, the WvW Fall Tournament finally came to an end with six worlds claiming the right to call themselves tournament champions.

WvW Fall 2014 Tournament
For Europe, we’d like to extend our congratulations to Seafarer’s Rest for a dominant display in gold league, Piken Square for winning silver league, and Miller’s Sound for bronze league. On the North American front, congratulations Blackgate for taking gold league, Yak’s Bend for conquering silver, and a nod to Gate of Madness for taking bronze.

You can find the full list of results on the WvW Fall 2014 Tournament page.

We hope you enjoyed this event, and we look forward to seeing you on the battlefield the next time around!

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Overwolf Contest Results!

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Greetings, Tyrians!

You fought, you flipped, you streamed! And now, at the end of the World vs. World Streaming Contest with Overwolf, we have our winners:

Here’s what each winner received:

1st Place

  • 8,000 Gems
  • SteelSeries Guild Wars 2 Gaming Headset
  • SteelSeries Guild Wars 2 Gaming Mouse
  • SteelSeries QCK Guild Wars 2 Eir Edition Mousepad

2nd Place

  • 5,000 Gems
  • SteelSeries Guild Wars 2 Gaming Headset

3rd Place

  • 2,000 Gems
Congratulations to our winners and to everyone who participated. If you haven’t watched some of these streamers, go check out their channels!

We?d also like to share a few new Overwolf apps that might pique your interest.


Markers focuses on placing customizable markers into the game world as well as on the game map. These markers can be created manually, or they can be created from specific sources, such as WvW match information. The markers can even be shared with other players, making it a useful communication tool.

Ahh Dragons WvW

This is a slick and easy-to-use WvW timer that can track the locations of you and other friendly players on the map. Simply generate a key, have everyone enter the key, and you have a mini WvW map with markers representing you and your friends.

GW2 Monster Hunter

The world boss timers?with a logbook! This app was designed for all you boss-hunters in the world of Tyria. It features world boss timers and convenient logbook functionality that enables you to track which bosses you?ve already defeated on a given day.

The Overwolf platform features these useful Guild Wars 2 overlay apps, and you can see more on the Overwolf App Store!

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Ready Up 23: Updates on balance, Skyhammer, the World Tournament Se…

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Come join us for the live broadcast of Ready Up on Friday, October 17, as we discuss a variety of competitive-related topics. First up, we’ll be previewing some profession balance changes you can expect in early November. On the PvP front, we’ll be talking about some upcoming changes to the Skyhammer map and giving an update on the World Tournament Series. Last but not least, we’ll discuss on the WvW Fall Tournament as well as the Adopt-A-Dev Program.

The show will air live on the Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel this Friday, October 17, at 12:00 p.m. PDT (19:00 UTC).

We’ll see you there!

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On YouTube: Points of Interest Episode 8

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Points of Interest was back from a short hiatus last week! Rubi talked with Content Designer Leah Rivera and Game Designer Teddy Nguyen about dynamic events – one of the best examples of community gameplay in Guild Wars 2. If you weren’t able to join us for the live show, you can watch it now on the Guild Wars 2 YouTube channel.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay on top of our latest video releases!

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