Details on the newest content update to Guild Wars 2 made their way to the official site yesterday with the completion of the Last Stand at Southsun information page. This next phase of the Southsun Cove event will kick off May 28th and bring with it a new renegade villain, a solo story dungeon to put an end to him, and a final onslaught that takes place on the island beginning on June 5th. Aside from the event’s additions, the update will bring players some WvW updates, custom arena updates, and a couple of cool items obtainable through completing achievements on Southsun Cove.
Here is a bit of information on the WvW-specific additions:
New Improved World XP
- We’re improving the way we award World XP to World vs. World players! Now you’ll gain rewards for a much wider range of activities in the Mists – everything from destroying siege weapons, repairing walls, escort missions, and more.
Greater Variety and More Rewards in WvW
- We’re adding new WvW daily achievements to the list you can choose from so you can earn World XP for playing the way you want. And every time you gain a new World rank, you’ll earn a bonus chest packed with useful WvW loot!
Introducing Infusions and Ascended Gear in WvW
- Now you can purchase Ascended rings and amulets and upgrade your WvW abilities with six new Infusions that give your character special WvW bonuses! Just speak to the new Laurel and Badge Merchants on each map.
For more details as well as the usual host of nifty screenshots and a wallpaper, check it out here.