Shadow of the Mad King, the first major Guild Wars 2 game update, will be released October 22. It includes a number of new features which all players can enjoy, new content to see and a week-long Halloween event.
In Tyria Halloween is marked by the spirit of Mad King Thorn cavorting among the people unleashing his own brand of insanity. However, it has been over 250 years since he was last seen, and for most people he is merely a figure of folklore. Despite this, rumours persist among the populace that something wicked this way comes.
Tyria will be transformed with decorations, new mini-games, new dynamic events, and more. Despite the celebrations, Halloween is the time of year when barriers between the realms are weakest. Be prepared for an epic adventure in four acts starting October 22 and running until October 31.
Evon Gnashblade has stocked all new items at the Black Lion Trading Company, including Halloween costumes and new transforms that will allow you to play Costume Brawl with fellow costumed players.
Paid tournaments will also be available for competitive, five-person teams. These tournaments require tickets to enter and give better prizes than normal tournaments. Participating teams will earn qualifier points that will allow them to compete in future, larger tournaments. Tournament tickets can be earned from winning normal tournaments or purchased in the Gem Store.