With a new year comes new content and the second instalment in Chapter 5 of The Icebrood Saga comes to Tyria. Since Episode 1 launched back in November 2020, Guild Wars 2 players have been following the warfront as they trudge deeper and deeper into a new terror. Ominously, an apocalypse is threatening to tear the land apart. As to what’s available, you’ll have access to four new Dragon Response Missions in Thunderhead Peaks, Fields of Ruin, Lake Doric, and Snowden Drifts. Optional challenge modifiers are available for these, allowing you to scale the difficulty to your level – or max it out to earn powerful loot.
Returning to Guild Wars 2 is faction recruitment. There will be two new groups with the first of these groups available at release. The second group will arrive in a few weeks along with a new craft-able second tier of the Dragonslayer weapons from Chapter 1. Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga Episode 5, Chapter 2 – Power is set to give players answers to some questions raised in the first Episode, Truce, and a bunch of extra content too. Four new Dragon Response Missions will be available in Thunderhead Peaks, Fields of Ruin, Lake Doric, and Snowden Drifts as the firey destruction that signals a very different Elder Dragon leeches out into the world. While the carnage continues, more allies can be summoned to the cause, and Power continues the Faction recruitment that Truce began. Two new groups will be on call, should you succeed.
If Tyria survives, you’ll have an opportunity to show off some of the spoils available in chapter 2. This multi part finale, and run up to Cantha, will begin to drop a new craft-able second tier of the Dragonslayer weapons as the second set of allies form up, a few weeks into release.
"Fire and furious apocalypse arrive in Tyria, threatening to tear the land apart, and the Commander's tenuous alliance with the icy whispers of Jormag will be tested like never before," wrote ArenaNet. "Importantly, all four chapters of Episode 5 will be free for all players who own Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire and log in upon its release. The third chapter, Balance, will launch in March 2021.
Sharpen your sword, and who your Power before Episode 3 of this series turns up in March. You can check out all the details or grab Guild Wars 2 Gold over at the official website now.