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: “Flashpoint”

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 27 July and 2 August 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.

Asuran prodigy Taimi has made a breakthrough in her anti-Elder Dragon research, but there’s little time to celebrate. The ancient mursaat, Lazarus the Dire, is not what he seems—and Marjory Delaqua has returned from her investigation with a desperate warning.

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: Tangled Depths, Rata Sum, Draconis Mons
Valuable Treasures: Fire Orchid Blossom
Meta Achievement: “Flashpoint” Mastery
Daily Achievements: Daily Draconis Mons

World Boss Rush—27 July

The World Boss Rush special event is back for another week of vigorous villain vanquishing and bonus rewards! Taking down world bosses will progress the overall community goal. You’ll receive rewards for each tier you participate in. You’ll get more Bonus Boxes of Goods for defeating bosses at the end of longer and tougher event chains.