Our summer plans for Guild Wars 2 are packed with events! Check our official site on Mondays for a schedule of the week’s activities, and follow our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts for news and updates. Don’t forget—you’ll always find important information, Guild Wars 2 discussions, and community resources on our official forums.

If you’re new to Guild Wars 2 or returning to Tyria after a long journey, browse the #GW2Info hashtag on Twitter for helpful tips! Have you gathered knowledge and wisdom on your adventures? Use the hashtag to share your own tips with the community.

Return to the Living World Story: “The Head of the Snake”

Catch up on the story of the dragon cycle and prepare for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons. Log in to Guild Wars 2 between 20 July and 26 July to unlock this week’s spotlight episode for free! Check your in-game mailbox for a letter containing a story unlock token. You’ll find the unlocked episode under “Living World™ Season 3” in your story journal tab, which is located in the Hero panel. If you’ve already unlocked the episodes previously, you don’t need the tokens—you’re good to go!

New achievements for the episode are available in the “Bonus Events” category of your achievements tab. You can complete these at any time to progress the Seasons of the Dragons meta-achievement and work toward earning legendary rewards.

In addition to the new meta-achievement, there are plenty of existing achievements to earn, rewards to collect, and secrets to find in the episode itself. Here are some handy links to our official wiki to get you started.

Caudecus Beetlestone’s depraved White Mantle faction continues its efforts to bring Kryta to heel. Her Royal Majesty, Queen Jennah of Kryta, requests your presence in Divinity’s Reach—help her root out corruption in the Ministry before crisis strikes.

Requirements: You can unlock the episode without upgrading your account, but to play it you’ll need to own Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™
Locations: Divinity’s Reach, Lake Doric
Valuable Treasures: Jade Shard
Meta Achievement: “The Head of the Snake” Mastery
Daily Achievements: Daily Lake Doric

World vs. World Weeklong Bonus Event—July 23

Jump in to WvW from 23 July to 30 July for a week of bonuses! You’ll receive a 100% bonus to World Experience, a 25% bonus to reward-track progress, and a 50% bonus to magic find when playing in WvW.