GW2 Game Update Notes: August 27, 2019


  • The maximum rating for the chef discipline has been increased to 500.
    • Upon reaching 425 chef rating, players will attract the attention of a notorious chef who will guide them toward grandmaster status.
  • Herb nodes across Tyria have had their outputs adjusted. All herb nodes will now have four possible outputs, varying by region and map level.
  • Verdant Herbs nodes have been added to Lake Doric.
  • Jungle Plants in the Maguuma region now have a chance to produce Lemongrass and Cloves.
  • All foods below ascended rarity have had their effect durations standardized to 30 minutes. Many recipes have been adjusted to reduce material costs appropriately for foods that previously provided longer effect durations.
  • A search bar has been added to the Discovery tab in the crafting station panel.


  • Casino Coins: This item has been given a Consume All right-click option.
  • Coriander Seeds: Updated the icon to be actual seeds.
  • Diver’s Breathers: The names of the three Diver’s Breather breathing apparatus skins have been corrected in the Wardrobe to accurately reflect their armor pieces.
  • Superior Rune of Tormenting: The combat log will now display this rune as the source of its healing effect.
  • Rune of Altruism: Corrected the icon for the legendary version of this rune.
  • Rune of Nature’s Bounty: Corrected the icon for the legendary version of this rune.
  • Rune of the Stars: Corrected the icon for the legendary version of this rune.

Profession Skills


  • Jump Shot: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from applying its listed vulnerability stacks.


  • Healing Prism: Fixed a bug that could cause this trait to have no cooldown while players were in the downed state.


  • Versatile Power: Fixed a bug that prevented the burst recharge reduction from displaying on the Hero panel.


New Items and Promotions

  • For a limited time, the new set of Endless Ocean weapon skins are available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for 1 Black Lion Claim Ticket. Black Lion Claim Tickets are available from Black Lion Chests. Keys for these chests are available in the Utility category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each.
  • The Customer Appreciation Package with one Black Lion Chest and one Black Lion Chest Key returns for the anniversary at no cost for one week only. Limit one per account. This is only available to players with Core, Heart of Thorns™, or Path of Fire™ accounts.
  • The New Horizons Supply Drop Requisition is available in the Utility category of the Gem Store for a discounted price of 2,400 gems. To celebrate the seventh anniversary of Guild Wars 2 and gear up for the next chapter of Living World, using this item enrolls your account to receive four weekly supply drops between now and mid-September.
    • Here’s what each New Horizons Supply Drop will contain:
      • Week of August 27: One New Horizons Mount Select License, your choice of one Exotic Breeds, Desert Racer, Distant Lands, or Istani Isles mount select license or a New Horizons Mount Adoption License, one Endless Ocean Weapon Select Box, and two Knife Tail Gang Hunting Bonds.
      • Week of September 3: One Black Lion Outfit Voucher, one Victorious Dye Kit, five Black Lion Statuettes, one Mini Green Raptor Hatchling, one Mini Yellow Jackal Pup, one Mini Red Griffon Hatchling, one Mini Brown Springer Kit, one Mini Blue Skimmer Pup, and one Mini Gray Skyscale Hatchling.
      • Week of September 10: One Black Lion Backpack and Glider Voucher, two Guaranteed Wardrobe Unlocks, two Black Lion Miniature Claim Tickets, one Communal Boost Bonfire, and two Heroic Boosters.
      • Week of September 17: One Black Lion Claim Ticket, five Black Lion Chest Keys, and one Golden Black Lion Chest Key.
    • Each week the discount of the New Horizons Supply Drop decreases, so the earlier the purchase, the lower the price.
      • Week of Aug 27: 2,400 gems (20% discount)
      • Week of September 3: 2,550 gems (15% discount)
      • Week of September 10: 2,700 gems (10% discount)
      • Week of September 17: 3,000 gems
    • Note: Purchases made after week one will receive the supply drops from the previous weeks. Act early for the best discount and earliest possible delivery of your supply drops.
  • For a limited time, the Etherbound Gauntlets and Etherbound Greaves have returned to the Style category of the Gem Store for 500 gems each.
  • For a limited time, the Black Lion Garden Plot Deed has returned to the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 1,000 gems.

Black Lion Chest

  • The Black Lion Chest has been updated to the Seventh Anniversary Chest and can be previewed for a full list of its contents.
    • The Seventh Anniversary Black Lion Present has been added as the guaranteed item for the duration of this chest.
    • The new Watchwork Wings Package is available as an uncommon drop for the duration of this chest.
    • The Starborn Outfit remains available as an uncommon drop for the duration of this chest.
    • The Shifting Sands Weapon Collection and Mordrem Weapon Collection are available as uncommon and rare drops respectively for the duration of this chest.
    • The Black Lion Exclusives Chest returns as a rare drop for the duration of the Seventh Anniversary Chest. The chest has been updated with 10 exclusive items from the Black Lion Chest.
    • Unused versions of the Glyph of the Tailor and Glyph of the Leatherworker 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 baby miniatures has been added.
      • The exclusive Etherbound Package, the Hydra Staff, and the Mini Dwayna’s Messanger have been added.
      • Additional items including the White Wings, Black Wings, Hawk Wings, and Macaw Wings backpack and glider combos and the Choya gathering tools have been added.

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