Mounts Are Coming To Guild Wars 2 With Path Of Fire Expansion
In case you missed the news, Guild Wars 2 announced the Path of Fire expansion today. In a livestream, ArenaNet showed players what exactly is coming on September 22nd. Among them will be player mounts, a first for the game since it’s inception in 2012.
The new expansion will take place in the Crystal Desert, a huge region consisting of five maps. These are a combination of beautiful biomes, full of explorable areas and jumping puzzles. Because the area to cover will be vast, the developers are including mounts as a means to get around. But that’s not all they will be good at, unlike traditional MMORPGs that use mounts. In the Path of Fire expansion, mounts will have unique movement skills. Raptors can jump long distances while others can get to higher ground, which changes how players use mounts on the landscape.
In addition to mounts, nine new elite specialization will be coming for each of the classes. All classes will now be able to use a new weapon previously unavailable to them, with some interesting dynamics thrown in. In terms of the story, Path of Fire picks up where Season 3 of the Living World Story ends. Players will be chasing the god Balthazaar, who’s interest in hunting the Elder Dragons takes him to the Crystal Desert.
You can preorder the new expansion right now, and there are three packages available. The standard is the cheapest at $29.99, while the ultimate will cost $79.99, which some great value thrown in the form of 4,000 gems. For more information on Guild Wars 2 and the new expansion, check out the official website here.