Posted Tue, Oct 08, 2013 by Martuk
It’s almost that time of the year again. Halloween is approaching and that means some seasonal festive fun in Guild Wars 2 with the Blood and Madness update coming next week. Last year Tyria received a visit from the Mad King, but this year it’s his son, Bloody Prince Edrick, who will be opening the doors to the Mad King's realm and daring players to step through.
Blood and Madness will see the return of the Mad Realm Doors, providing players with a gateway to enter the Mad King’s Labyrinth, the Mad King’s Clock Tower, and the PvP chaos of the Lunatic Inquisition. Additionally, the update also includes balance changes for traits and skills, combat quality of life fixes with ground targeting options, improved targeting, an optional new way to display condition damage numbers, and more rewards for Halloween.
Guild Wars 2: Blood and Madness launches on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013, but you can catch an early peek at the new update during a developer livestream on Twitch on Monday, October 14th at 12pm PT. In the meantime, be sure to keep a check on GuildWars2Hub for more coverage on all things Guild Wars 2.
Bloody Prince Edrick comes to Tyria in new, Halloween-themed Living World content update
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Oct. 8, 2013: ArenaNet, developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, today announced Blood and Madness, a Halloween-themed content update for Guild Wars 2, coming to the game Oct. 15. This seasonal release is the second of three planned for players this month and includes fresh takes on some of the popular content that made last year’s Halloween updates so successful. It also continues ArenaNet’s pattern of delivering new content every two weeks, a pace unmatched by Western competitors.
In Blood and Madness, with Halloween fast approaching, Magister Tassi of the scholarly order Durmand Priory has detected some unusual energy readings that indicate another force is rising from the Underworld. This time, it’s Bloody Prince Edrick, son of Mad King Thorn, the insane tyrant who ruled Kryta centuries ago and now haunts Tyria as the powerful spirit of Halloween. Frightful new events and challenges await players as they confront the Bloody Prince and his growing, evil influence.
Blood and Madness also includes several new features and rewards. Players can get an early look at the release by joining a preview livestream with ArenaNet developers on Monday, Oct. 14, at noon (PDT) on the Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel at http://www.twitch.tv/guildwars2.
For more details on Guild Wars 2 or Blood and Madness, visit www.guildwars2.com.