Guild Wars 2 will be getting its next content update on 2 May which will be the penultimate episode of the Living World Season 3.
To coincide with the new episode, ArenaNet is slashing the price of the MMO’s Heart of Thorns expansion (which you need for the new content) with the Standard Edition now costing $29.99 (down from $49.99), the Digital Deluxe Edition is now $54.99 (down from $74.99), and the Ultimate Edition is now $79.99 (down from $99.99). Not a bad discount at all.
The update due next week is called Flashpoint and features the following:
The fight against the now more powerful Elder Dragons seemingly has turned in their favor with news that Taimi’s research has resulted in a machine that can stop them with a single decisive blow. Meanwhile, the powerful mursaat Lazarus – who returned mysteriously purporting to be an ally – has been revealed to be an imposter. Marjory Delaqua attached herself to him to investigate and is now headed back to Rata Novus without discovering much about the truth of his identity. Both paths converge as Lazarus is on his way for a confrontation; in “Flashpoint,” players will uncover shocking secrets and come face-to-face with a threat unlike any they’ve seen before
Now you’re up to speed, here’s the trailer.