The first of three wings, dubbed Spirit Vale, will open next week.
It’s amazing to consider that ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 released three years ago and managed to avoid one of the biggest staples of the modern MMORPG genre – raids – for this long. That’s set to change with the raid in Heart of Thorns, the game’s first major expansion, which debuts its first of three raid wings on November 17th.
Spirit Vale will see you and nine other players descend into a magical forest to discover the whereabouts of a missing Pact squad. As is usually the case, dark forces await. The raid will introduce a new enhanced squad UI which lets you take better control of your raid group and can also be applied for up to 50 players in World vs. World PvP. Raid participants can look forward to some great rewards including ascended gear, miniatures, unique weapon skins and even the materials needed for building legendary armour.
Guild Wars 2 is available to try for free but you’ll need to purchase Heart of Thorns. Will you be taking part in Guild Wars 2’s first raid? Let us know in the comments.