Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Expansion Announced, Due on September 22nd
ArenaNet just announced Path of Fire, the new expansion for Guild Wars 2 due for release on September 22nd. Given that Guild Wars 2 is now free-to-play, you will just need to purchase Path of Fire to access the game. There are three options: a Standard Edition, priced at $29.99; a Deluxe Edition, priced at $54.99; an Ultimate Edition, priced at $74.99.
Luckily, a free Path of Fire PvE weekend experience will be available from Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13, giving you a chance to sample the Path of Fire expansion.
Check a more detailed overview of the new features coming to Guild Wars 2 below.
As the balance of magic comes undone, lead your allies in the hunt for the rogue god Balthazar, whose scorched-earth campaign threatens the very existence of Tyria.
A DIVINE INSURRECTION
Humanity has worshipped the six gods for centuries, even as their prayers went unanswered. Now the god of fire and war, Balthazar, has made an unexpected return, only to reveal himself as a ruthless manipulator with little regard for mortal life.
Tyria’s heroes thwarted the first stage of his catastrophic plan to destroy the Elder Dragons—but now he’s raised a zealous army to cut a path of terror and destruction across the south. You must halt their march before Balthazar sets the foundations of the world ablaze.
THE FORGOTTEN LAND
Balthazar threatens the Crystal Desert and adjoining kingdom of Elona with his Forged legions. Explore vast new maps filled with magic-drenched desert plains, ancient temples and ruins, and beautiful oases. Uncover the secrets of Tyria’s history, and discover the fate of the Elonian people after years of silence.
MOUNTS: A NEW WAY TO EXPLORE
Mounts are far more than a speed boost—they’re a whole new way to explore the world of Tyria. Unlock and train your new companions using the max-level Mastery character progression system, and explore freely by leaping across canyons, bounding up high cliffs, and skimming over quicksand.
Continue to evolve and customize your level-80 character with a new elite specialization for each profession. With a new variety of playstyles, weapon choices, and traits to choose from, there are more options than ever to play your way.
EXPLORE AND PLAY
Discover and earn treasures as you journey through the Crystal Desert. Outfit your character with new armor sets, skins, and weapons inspired by Elonian culture and the heritage of the desert.