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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


By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

73 replies on “GW2 Living World S3E3 A Crack in the Ice Arrives Nov 21”

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.

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

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.

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

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


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

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.

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.

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?

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

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 🙁

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.

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 …

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?

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?

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.

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.. ;-;

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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)

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