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Posted by PeterChan on July 2, 2013

We've barely had a chance to fight pirates in the sky and ArenaNet has announced the next upcoming content for Guild Wars 2.

The Bazaar of the Four Winds is gathering- merchants are converging from all corners of Tyria to sell their wares. But this time it's not just shady characters and risky trades; this year, the mystical, flying Zephyr Sanctum has landed, bringing their magical crystals and amazing movement skills to savvy traders and daring adventurers alike! What a joy it will be to experience the thrill of the trade-and the race. Let's go!

Developer Livestream - July 8

First and foremost, don't miss an inside look at the latest content live delivered by ArenaNet on Twitch.

New Mini-game: Belcher's Bluff - Begins July 9

"Put your Omnomberry Juice drinking skills to the test in this new, permanent mini-game." I am fully expecting a reality food network TV show to come out of this. You will travel across Tyria to learn signature skills from drunken masters. Something like that.

Sanctum Sprint - Begins July 9

Mad King's Tower wasn't a jumping puzzle. Nope, it's not. It's just that most people have forgotten how to play those reverse Crash Bandicoot levels. Precise reflex and a good memory is the name of the game. The same will probably apply here too. Sanctum Sprint , is a competitive race that will send you leaping over barriers and flying through the air. It is described as a "dizzying obstacle course". Is your body ready?

Lessons from the Sky - Begins July 9

More reach-to-reach places. Surely we can all agree that ArenaNet has reached maximum evil, on the Z-axis.


New Rewards

Start rolling that d20421337! Compete in the Sanctum Sprint for a chance at one of these
three special Aspect Back Items, representing the Aspects of Wind , Sun,
and Lightning.

Home instances will gain a Personal Quartz Node which will be used to craft new recipes! Please don't make us craft in a toilet ArenaNet!

Upon completing the Lessons from the Sky achievement, you'll be awarded a miniature Zephyr Sanctum Model which will allow you to view the ship at any time, even after it's flown away. Honey, bring out the shrink ray.


Account Achievement Reward System

I knew it! Though my prediction was that achievement points would be the new currency of Guild Wars 3 to piss people off in LA map chat.

From now on, you'll be able to unlock rewards like exclusive new armor skins, weapon skins, and permanent account bonuses as you earn achievement points on your account. These rewards will be retroactively awarded for any tiers of account achievement rewards you've already earned on your account.

New and Improved Achievement Panel UI

ArenaNet is going the extra mile to make achievement hunting a little more approachable by improving how you track them and now to include tips.

New PvP Map: Skyhammer

Quake III Arena The Longest Yard + CS Glass Floor

World vs. World Build and Repair Mastery

To build faster, or repair faster? Lately my experience in WvW has spurred the desire to be able to repair faster. It's not at the very top of my list in terms of spending those rank points, but a defending squad could definitely hold out better with this!