GW2 April 18 Game Update Patch Notes

GW2 Patch Notes for the April 18 Game Update.

04/18/2017 – April 18th Release Notes
Living World

  • Fixed an issue with the “Into the Labyrinth” instance that was preventing friendly NPCs from assisting in combat.

General

  • The Active Guild Member achievement, which can no longer be earned after the retirement of Influence as a guild currency, has been moved from the General ? Community category into the Historical ? Retired Achievements category.
  • Unique text has been created for skill and trait tooltips, specific to their game mode.
  • An option called Disable Player Item Chatter has been added to the Sound Options tab. Enabling this option will disable all chatter voice-over from player items such as the Replica Job-o-Tron Backpack, tron-themed salvaging tools, and tron-themed gathering tools.
  • Ruins of Orr—Karst Plains: Crusader Feintscar now correctly has a female voice.

Raids
Bastion of the Penitent

  • Fixed a bug in which players in the Samarog encounter were sometimes impaled when there were no nearby spears.
  • Fixed a bug in which Samarog waited too long to recall spears if transitioned at the wrong time.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Rigom and Guldhem from spawning if Samarog was transitioned while using Brutalize on a player.
  • Demonic Tears will no longer consume Aegis when hit while the challenge mote is active.
  • Players can no longer use Continuum Shift to exit Deimos’s realm during the final phase.
  • In the Deimos encounter, the player targeted by Soul Feast can no longer be selected by the Eye of Janthir to enter the demon realm.
  • In the Deimos encounter, jumping will no longer prevent Soul Feast from spawning.

Structured Player vs. Player

  • Default builds have been adjusted.

BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
New Items and Promotions

  • A new Primordus Dye Kit containing six exclusive colors is now available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems.
  • The Crystalline Dragon Wings Backpack Glider Combo has returned for a limited time and is located in the Style category of the Gem Store for 700 gems.
  • For a limited time, Chaos weapon skins have returned to the Black Lion Weapons Specialist for 5 Black Lion Claim Tickets. Black Lion Chest Keys are available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each.

Improvements

  • Six new exclusive hair colors and six new exclusive hair-accessory dyes have been added and are available in Total Makeover Kits and Self-Style Hair Kits, found in the Services category of the Gem Store.
  • For a limited time, Living World Season 2 miniatures and Forest and Jungle miniatures are available when using Black Lion Miniature Claim Tickets.
    • Living World Season 2 miniatures: Mini Rox, Mini Braham Eirsson, Miniature Belinda Delaqua, Mini Marjory Delaqua, Mini Caithe, Mini Faolain, Mini Lord Faren, Mini Kasmeer Meade, Mini Logan Thackeray, and Mini Eir Stegalkin
    • Forest and Jungle miniatures: Mini Forest Spider, Mini Jungle Stalker, Mini Wasp, Mini Swamp Spider, Mini Mosquito, Mini Eelob Poisonfang, Mini Lynx, Mini Forest Grub, Mini Sylvan Pup, and Mini Mossheart
  • Ache’on

    Structured Player vs. Player

    Default builds have been adjusted.
    LMFAO

  • TM93

    And as usual, the dyes are ludicrously expensive off the bat. If you plan to buy them on the Trading Post, wait about a week for the prices to plummet as supply increases.

    • Ares Zax

      Not to mention that if you REALLY want one particular dye, you could probably just wait till this year’s birthday gift. It will probably be offered as one of the dye options for free.

  • Talindra

    I don’t even play this game.

    • kazerniel

      what are you doing here then? O.o

      • Talindra

        I can’t afford the games so I just read the updates.

        • TM93

          GW2 is Free to Play…

      • Trillium

        you know, gaming news are addictive. I abandoned WoW many years ago and I still read all the patchnotes and stuff, and probably know more about it than most people still playing.

  • Mike Yorku

    I ignore all of these goofy patches so long as they don’t provide fast AP grinds (as I try to get to 30K with minimal effort). My latest grind is making pre-cursors for cosmetic effects. EDGELORD GO!

  • kazerniel

    “The Active Guild Member achievement, which can no longer be earned after
    the retirement of Influence as a guild currency, has been moved from
    the General ? Community category into the Historical ? Retired
    Achievements category.”

    yay! o/

  • Craig Chopper Kreskay

    good to hear “Into the Labyrinth” has been fixed. altho i still think ppl will just afk kill the boss as that is so easy

  • Bryan Turner

    That new Dye kit tells me what the next LW episode will focus on, get prepared for an hour long Wooden Potatoes video speculating on Primordus, the Fire Islands new map to justify it as a new Zone, and Taimi’s master plan.

    • Trillium

      No, the new LS episode will mark a start of another set of 3-4 chapters focusing on wrapping up another one random personal story villain’s storyline.

      • Bryan Turner

        Episode 2 and 3 had nothing to do with Caudecus.

        • Trillium

          okay, make that 2. and a raid.

      • Suan

        isn’t this season only 6 episodes? ep 5 should be about Taimi and Omadd machine, what’s up with Rytlock, and who is fake-Lazarus.

  • Trillium

    People who bought -tron stuff specifically to annoy people like me must be furious. Good. >:D

  • mind

    Structured Player vs. Player
    Default builds have been adjusted.
    WTF with GW2!

  • answerer

    “Fixed a bug in which players in the Samarog encounter were sometimes impaled when there were no nearby spears. We now made sure there is always a spear available for everyone.”

    “Demonic Tears will no longer consume Aegis when hit while the challenge mote is active. It will now consume all boons and transfer them to Deimos”

    “Ruins of Orr—Karst Plains: Crusader Feintscar now correctly has a female voice. Some people may be surprised that these landscapes can talk in the first place.”

    “Default builds have been adjusted. Even we don’t know what actually happened here.”

  • nadrian3k

    Seemed like a pretty big patch for just these changes. I wonder if they put some extra things in it.

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