New mounts, specializations for characters and new zones on offer.
ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 is still going strong as a free to play MMORPG and will be receiving its second major expansion on September 22nd. Path of Fire will feature a new story where Balthazar, a higher being of fire and war, has returned to set Tyria ablaze.
There will be five new zones to explore, including the Crystal Desert from the first Guild Wars and Elona from Guild Wars: Nightfall. New mounts are also in store including a raptor and new specializations for each class. For example, the Thief gets Deadeye which allows for sharpshooting with a rifle while the Mesmer receives Mirage for close combat and dodging. A max-level boost will also be offered to bring one of your characters up to level 80.
Accounts in good standing can partake in a preview on August 11th to 13th which offers access to the Crystal Oasis, some story and the raptor mount. Pre-purchasing the expansion will cost $29.99. Check out the entire reveal of the standalone expansion, which comes two years after Heart of Thorns, below.