GW2 Living World S3E3 A Crack in the Ice Arrives Nov 21

GW2 Living World Season 3 Episode 3 A Crack in the Ice will arrive on Nov 21. Here is a trailer for the new episode.

A Crack in the Ice, the third episode of Living World Season 3, arrives on November 21! Check it out in this teaser trailer.

There’s no better time to buy Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ and play new Living World episodes as they’re released. Guild Wars 2‘s first expansion is on sale for 50% off from November 15 through November 22*. You’ll get a free Level-80 Boost when you purchase Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, so you can jump right into the action.

Join us on the Guild Wars 2 subreddit on release day after the episode goes live. Members of the development team will be there to celebrate the release with fans.

*Offer applies only to the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ Standard Edition and the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™Deluxe Edition purchased through from 12:01 AM Pacific Time (UTC-8) on November 15, 2016, through 11:59 PM Pacific Time (UTC-8) on November 22, 2016.

Along with “A Crack in the Ice” comes the brand-new Nightmare fractal. This five-person, instanced dungeon takes players on an upward climb through a massive tower, which is heavily guarded by powerful abominations and their toxic experiments.”

New Legendary Shield


Glacial Gloves


  • lithlius

    Was that a Aurene carrying someone on its back or just a frozen Griffon?

    • Emilee

      It looks like a griffon … but is someone on the griffon? i tried to freeze it to see but couldnt tell. I dont think its Aurene.

      • lithlius

        Yeah i tried the same and now im not sure if there is . Im guessing it might be a cuts enenof the new map to make it look cool

        • Emilee

          I’m wondering why it’s on a Monday and not a Tuesday like everything else lol … I’m super stoked!

          • Z.DRAG0N

            to match the day their 50% off HoT ends most likely.

            If the new content drops and people are hype about it. It might get players to buy HoT while its 50% off on the last day.

  • nadrian3k

    0:55 forgotten snake dude right side?

    • Alastor999

      That’s a Koda

      • nadrian3k

        Damn. Thought i saw something interesting.

  • lithlius

    Im guessing the glacial gauntlets are the achievement reward skin , hopefully we get two like last update. That ought to look awefully nice with my ice crown and hammer from the HoM. And i see how they seem to be themeing new legendaries around the maps they release

    • Answerer

      yea, both Ch1 and Ch2 had an item that was a reward for all the (story related) achievements, so I’m guessing the current glacial gloves are the same

  • Diggity

    The shield is a quaggan aquarium lol. Kinda funny but I prefer the legendaries to not be a joke item.

    • KaS

      Same but this one is rather cute and should sell well .. and that is all that matters right?? …. well …

  • Taiwan Wolf

    I typically don’t like joke weapons but that shield is fricken hilarious. 10/10

    • Life


      • Alot


    • KaS

      Same. It is cute <3

  • Sabriel9

    I love that they’re still adding silly legendaries! 😀

  • Answerer


    Nandes, nandes, mundos, tandes, eires o’es andes, ANDES!

  • Drayven Darklight

    Despite the fact that based on the description the Nightmare fractal is just the toxic alliance tower, we should all be excited about it. It means they’re working on getting various season one content working again with the current game. They might even be working on a journal version of season one. For those that actually did it that’s less exciting, but there might be new achievements this time around at least, and if nothing else it’s something to do you haven’t done for a while.

    • Answerer

      I think you’re overzealous right now. They’ve stated several times they want to reintroduce LS1, but can’t because they don’t have the resources. So they simply can’t. Utlizing the fractals is a good way to swap two flies at once: the demand of new fractals and a review of old content.

  • Would be funny if the quagan in the shield would speak or feed it food for small buffs

    • KaS

      Then it would be useful XD

  • Alot

    Good thing Primordius went all the way south, otherwise the elder dragons would be fighting each other. And there I just thought Fluffy was just coming up through the ice for a threesome -.-

    Seeing as each dragon minion inherits the attributes of the previous, and fluffy’s minions are supposedly tentacles, you do know that the last expansion will be about wading through a literal ocean on transparent, lumo green glowing tentacles right?

    • Knight_ldr

      If they both appear close to one another the cold and heat would just become, well warm I guess…

      Imagine the following:

      “A Warm and Pleasant Wind of Despair Felt throughout Tyria!” XD

      • Alot

        The first living world arc (discounting the glory that is karka) was called “fire and ice”. All I can say about the lack about the lack of dragon proximity is:

        Sad face 🙁

        • Knight_ldr

          Saddest thing is I discovered this game too late to even play Living World 2 let alone 1, I did buy and play 2 but I really wish I could have played 1 as well.

          • Alot

            The Karka queen event was magical :<

  • FuckQuaggans

    I see this game still has a raging boner for quaggans.

    • Taiwan Wolf

      They’re the Mascot. 🙂

    • KaS

      What ever makes the most money from the gem store is what they will make the most themes of… I think this will probably be a gem store item considering …

      • taran47

        Except Dulfy says it’s the new Legendary Shield

  • ThreeOSix

    wat da hell is that shield O_o

    • Naro Zakheim

      looks like a cauldron lol…. wtf

      • Naro Zakheim

        fishbowl hahaha


      I think it’s The Legendary!

  • HadesClutch

    Was really hoping Prim would be the biggest bad of them all given how much lore there is about him. But nope, because of the novel that delved into Kralk – looks like he’ll likely be the final ED we face. Not sure how I feel about this but it does seem we’re going further North, perhaps finally being able to reach Hall of Monuments on foot?

  • Irelia The Frozen

    Jormag, Ice Gloves, aaahhh, what a time to be alive for a frost themed character! 😀

  • RKC

    Yeah, nice shot of the glacial glove by having a DISTANCE photo of it!

    I wonder if this means the Claw of Jormag may get an overhaul or not yet?

    • Suan

      You mean within next week patch? No, in the future? Probably. Both tequatl and shatterer had an announcement weeks before it happened. Unless they would want to surprise everyone [which is always a possiblity, devs like to do that stuff from time to time] it would probably be a part of a quarterly update.

  • KaS

    The shield is cute and all but still doing the “joke” weapons huh? Hmm.. thx Anet ..

    • Tsar CUBE

      I sincerely believe there should be a “serious” and a “joke” version of every legendary weapon!

      • Raizel

        I sincerely DON’T!

  • ❀Ellie✿ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❁❃❋

    I hope they chill Tyria to the bone that would be interesting❋

  • Tsar CUBE

    OMG that Quaggan shield <3

    • Hawke

      I know! It’s an aquarium! <3

  • He’s wearing triumphant hero armor, so hopefully that gives notice that they might finally release triumphant hero WvW track line?

    • Akhu

      Because I thought that the Hero set was unlocked through a secret achievement award, I’ve been grinding for the basic skins. Oh well. 7 left to go so might as well finish anyway.. ;-;

    • Tac

      As far as I remember, there’s always been a Triumphant Armor track in WvW.. Unless you’re referring to something else?

  • V

    that music tho <3

  • EyesOfGehenna .

    Winter is coming? Fire to the south, cold to the north. I’m definitely getting that GoT vibe. But hey, I always like snowy maps, so that’s cool.

  • Qnrad

    Shield and gloves are amazing, but probably gloves will be in TP for 500 gems…. greedy Anet

    • noperope

      shield is a legendary it says above it

      • Qnrad

        I know

    • Sty

      Gloves will more likely be the reward for the new story’s meta-achievement.

      • Qnrad

        I hope so 🙂

    • Braghez

      Well, I know that they release a lot of stuff on the gemstore, but they usually put some skins with the new story/zone xD Last patch got us an headgear and a shoulderpiece.

      Would be dumb to show it in a trailer about a patch and then put it in the gemstore xD At least…they never did it, lol.

  • U N C L E

    I dont like the aquaplay shield or fancy weapons/armor but the bad ass guy walking with the flamethrower was good

  • Colosso

    So they start again to create pranky legendary weapons …

    • Ares Zax

      It seems to be the reverse of Set 1. If Set 1 was a silly weapon, Set 2 is serious, and vice versa. Bifrost=Nevermore, Quip=HOPE, Dreamer=Chumpa, Moot=Eureka, and now Flameseeker=Quaggan Aquarium. The only one to buck the trend so far is Astralarium.

      • Jose Heredia Hernandez

        Still, there is some difference between “silly” designs and “funny” designs. The quaggan shield is funny, but doesn’t seems ridiculous.
        But may be because the hat gets all the glory about being totally lame.

    • George Smith

      nothing wrong with silly weapons, if they are not to your taste at least there are getting to be other options

  • Answerer

    If Krytan warming is true, explain Jormag!

    • nadrian3k

      The effect of warming

  • gaelicvixen

    I think it was suggested on the official forums that Glacial and Destroyer Gauntlets from GW be made rewards in GW2 so while that would be nice I’m not going to hold my breath since Chaos Gloves and all the other GW retreads have been in the gem store.

  • Sinis

    Like everyone else, I’ll come back and poke my head into the game to see on what’s up. Still need to find people for fractals because I’m only up to like…11 or 12. No biggie. I’ll see on what’s up in this ‘content’ release lol.

  • commentor

    I see that the effect of this year election has manifested itself in Kryta. As for the new legendary shield, I think I suddenly have greater love for my Flameseeker.

  • Inos

    LOL at that legendary! So… essentially…. you’re putting a baby quaggan between yourself and your enemies? How oddly cruel! XD

  • Corrderio

    Time to strap in Monday for LW then wait til the next one.

    I really wish I could find more to do with the game, but between me losing my edge on Guardian and how slow the updates feel, I just can’t bring myself to play full time again.

  • Henry Chavez

    immersion in this game has just gone down the fucking toilet… what the hell is that shield…

    • narg

      its like all generation 2 legendary, all just for fun, no real reason for craft it, just for ppl, who have all (and its huge gold sing as usually)

    • Tsar CUBE

      Who gives a flying fuck about immersion? I want that shield!

  • Raizel

    10 hours to go! Hypeeee!!!!!

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