GW2 Game Update Notes: May 26, 2020

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Living World
New Episode: No Quarter
Mass defections to Bangar's army have resulted in a charr civil war that will destabilize the United Legions and thwart all efforts to contain the Ice Dragon's awakening. Head to Drizzlewood Coast and quell the insurgency before all is lost.
World Polish
  • Added the ability to recruit vendors from Grothmar Valley and Bjora Marches to the Eye of the North if a player has the corresponding episode unlocked.
  • Added the ability to unlock Sun's Refuge as a destination from the Eye of the North asura gate.
General
  • Exploiter: Fixed a bug that could cause this skill's visual effect to shift around more than intended on some enemies.
Profession Skills
Engineer
  • Jump Shot: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to do inconsistent damage based on height difference.
Necromancer
  • Necrotic Slash: Removed unnecessary hit effects on the necromancer when they successfully strike an enemy.
  • Necrotic Stab: Removed unnecessary hit effects on the necromancer when they successfully strike an enemy.
  • Necrotic Bite: Removed unnecessary hit effects on the necromancer when they successfully strike an enemy.
  • Life Rend: Removed unnecessary hit effects on the necromancer when they successfully strike an enemy.
  • Life Slash: Removed unnecessary hit effects on the necromancer when they successfully strike an enemy.
  • Dusk Strike: Removed unnecessary hit effects on the necromancer when they successfully strike an enemy.
  • Fading Twilight: Removed unnecessary hit effects on the necromancer when they successfully strike an enemy.
Thief
  • Vault: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to do inconsistent damage based on height difference.
BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
New Items and Promotions
  • The new Spellweaver Glider is now available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 500 gems.
  • For a limited time, the Etherbound Gauntlets, Etherbound Greaves, and Etherbound Pauldrons are available on sale in the Style category of the Gem Store for 400 gems each, a savings of 20%.
  • For a limited time, the new Ice Reaver Weapon Collection is available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for 1 Black Lion Claim Ticket. Black Lion Claim Tickets are available from Black Lion Chests, and keys are available in the Utility category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each.
  • For a limited time, eighteen weapon collections return and are available from two new limited-time Black Lion Weapons Specialists that have been added to the Black Lion Vaults area of Lion's Arch. Each of the weapon skins is available for either 3 or 5 Black Lion Claim Tickets, depending on the specific collection. Black Lion Claim Tickets are available from Black Lion Chests, and keys are available in the Utility category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each.
  • For a limited time, the Black Lion Garden Plot Deed returns to the Utility category of the Gem Store for 1,000 gems.
  • For a limited time, the Recharging Teleport to Friend returns to the Utility category of the Gem Store for 800 gems.
Black Lion Chest
  • The Black Lion Chest has been updated to the Enigmatic Artifacts Chest and can be previewed for a full list of its contents.
    • One Black Lion Claim Ticket Scrap has been added as the guaranteed items for the duration of the Enigmatic Artifacts Chest.
    • The new Seven Reapers Grasps are available as an uncommon drop for the duration of this chest.
    • The Vermilion Tail Feather returns as an uncommon drop for the duration of this chest.
    • The Etherbound Package returns as an uncommon drop for the duration of this chest.
    • The War God's Weapon Collection and the Equinox Weapon Collection are available as uncommon and rare drops respectively for the duration of this chest.
    • Unused versions of the Glyph of the Forester and Glyph of the Prospector are available as rare drops for the duration of this chest.
  • The items available in exchange for Black Lion Statuettes have been updated. Black Lion Statuettes are redeemable by using the statuette itself or by redeeming one at any of the Black Lion Chest Merchants located in every major city.
    • A new selection of NPC weapon skins has been added, including Belinda's Greatsword, Kasmeer's Staff, and Marjory's Dagger, among others.
    • The exclusive Whale Spirit Glider, Svanir Gauntlets, Mini Branded Mounts Pack, and Roaring Dragon Glider are currently available.
    • Additional items have been added, including the Flame Armor skin sets, Butterfly Wings Backpack Set, and Replica Job-o-Tron Backpack, among others.
Improvements and Updates
The Vaults area of Lion's Arch has seen the following improvements:
  • A new Weapons Display Console has been added to the area next to the Black Lion Weapon's Specialist. Players can interact with the Weapons Display Console to view any of the five most recent Black Lion weapon collections.
  • A new map marker for Black Lion Weapon's Specialists has been added.
  • The small back rooms of the Vault have been closed off entirely.
  • Many of the NPCs have moved to new locations based on these changes.
Bug Fixes
  • The default dyes on Prince Rurik's Vanguard Cape have been updated.
  • The colors of the bow strings on the Dark Wing Longbow and Dark Wing Short Bow have been updated.
  • Fixed a text issue on the Choya Finisher and Sandshark Finisher.


Late Notes: May 26, 2020
05/26/2020—Late Notes

Profession Skills
Ranger
  • Slash (Bird): Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.38 to 0.25.
  • Chilling Slash (Owl): Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.66 to 0.475.
  • Blinding Slash (Raven): Reduced power coefficient per strike from 0.66 to 0.475.
Thief
  • Shadow Strike: Reduced the number of torment stacks from 4 to 2 in PvP and WvW.
  • Spider Venom: Reduced the number of venom stacks from 6 to 3 in PvP and WvW.
  • Sneak Attack: Reduced bleeding duration from 6 seconds to 5 seconds in PvP and WvW.
  • Prepare Shadow Portal: Reduced preparation duration from 60 seconds to 30 seconds in PvP only.