The new expansion for Guild Wars 2 has been announced: Path of Fire. Rumours are confirmed as this expansion returns us to the Crystal Desert from Guild Wars: Nightfall.
Path of Fire’s story takes part right after Heart of Thorns and revolves around the return of the god Balthazar. Balthazar will try to regain his power by building a massive army. He claims to be betrayed and plans to become the only human god in the world.
Five new areas will be available in the Crystal Desert. There is a time gap of 250 years between the very first Guild Wars and the second part. Because of this the desert will be changed significantly. Despite the big changes, players who experienced the Crystal Desert before will still be able to recognise the area. Palawa Joko from the first Guild Wars series can be seen again as the undead leader of the Crystal Desert.
The new expansion will also feature a new means of transportation in the form of mounts. These mounts have been long requested by the community. Different mounts are available to the player which all serve different functions. The Raptor will be the first mount available to the player. This mount can cover a large distance by jumping over canyons for example. The Springer, which is a bunny meets kangaroo type of animal, can jump really high to get to high places. The third mount is called the Skimmer. This manta-like creature can float over all surfaces.The fourth mount is the Jackal. This mount will be able to jump as well, but it can also change its course while in midair.
For each class will be a new Elite Specialisation available. The Necromancer will be able to use the Scourge, through it will offer its own Death Shroud to protect other players around him. The Deadeye ability will be available to the Thief in their new Elite Specialisation. This ability will give the Thief more range with their guns. Every new class will get new tactical abilities through these 9 elite Specialisations.
There will be an open Beta for Path of Fire from the 11th of August till the 13th of August. The fThe new expansion for Guild Wars 2 has been announced: Path of Fire. Rumours are confirmed as this expansion returns us to the Crystal Desert from Guild Wars: Nightfall.
Path of Fire will launch on September the 22nd. The expansion will be available at 29,99 euro for the standard edition. There will also be a Deluxe Edition (54,99) and an Ultimate Edition (79,99 euro) which will include extra bonuses and Gems. Check out the official page here.