It is time to party in Guild Wars 2 as today ArenaNet releases the Living World update “Festival of the Found Winds”. This Festival marks the game’s recent launch in China and serves to break the two month long hiatus on updates. Players will see all new game play and new atmospheric touches that draw from Chinese art and culture as homage to the launch in China and the new Chinese players entering the community.
In today’s update, players will be able to revisit the Labyrinthine Cliffs to visit the Zephyrites as they come to pay their respects to the people of Lion’s Arch. In the Labyrinthine Cliffs players will be able to participate in all new activities. Players will also be able to trade their old materials with the Zephyrites for a chance to get their hands on a unique skin and the Panda miniature pet.
Along with the Zephyrites’ festivities, Queen Jennah invites players to Divinity’s Reach to visit the reopened Crown Pavillion and test their skill against the new Boss Blitz as well as the rest of the Queen’s Gauntlet. Players who excel at the Queen’s Gauntlet will be able to get the exclusive Queen’s Weapons skins among many other rewards.
All of these festivities are done in service to Lion’s Arch and serve as a way to raise funds for the City that was devastated by past attacks. With this update we the city begins the process of rebuilding and re-establish itself as the trade hub of Tyria. Bringing about an end to the devastating after-effects of Scarlet’s attack.
The Zephyrites have returned to Labyrinthine Cliffs in their large-sailed flying ships to support Lion’s Arch in its time of need. Although Lion’s Arch suffered a devastating blow as a result of Scarlet’s nefarious plans, Captain Ellen Kiel of the Captain’s Council is grateful to see the Zephyrites return with their generous offer of materials and moral support. And to help reinvigorate trade and provide some joy to its citizens, the Zephyrite Master of Peace and Queen Jennah of Kryta are hosting a festival to honor Lion’s Arch.
Visit Labyrinthine Cliffs and experience the rush of Aspect movement skills, take part in the Sanctum Sprint, or enjoy one of the brand-new events; then take a hot-air balloon to Divinity’s Reach and enjoy the reopened Crown Pavilion, including a new version of the Queen’s Gauntlet, the Boss Blitz. Join Braham, Rox, Marjory, Kasmeer, Taimi, and Scruffy as they enjoy the festivities and usher in the return of Lion’s Arch services!
The Festival will launch for the North American and European servers today. Making it the first content update, for those servers, since May 15th’s Living World Epilogue. This update promises to hint at what is coming next in Guild Wars 2 for the next season of the Living World. Later this week the update will be released on the Chinese servers and will be the first Living World update for the Chinese players.
While updating your client be sure to check out the update notes on their release page here.