GW2 Jan 23 Game Update Patch Notes

GW2 Patch Notes for Jan 23 Game Update.

World Polish
  • Fixed a bug in which announcements displayed incorrectly at the end of mount races.
General
  • Changed the Desert Crafting Material Coffer in the PvP and WvW reward tracks to give players a choice of recipes.
Fractals

Captain Mai Trin Boss

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the fractal from completing when Captain Mai Trin was rapidly brought to zero health as she was unlurking.
  • Added new unlurk locations when Mai Trin returns to the arena.

General

  • Allied-player health bars are now always visible in fractals.
Raids

Hall of Chains

  • Removed the collision detection on some of the trees.
  • Players who enter the Hall of Chains raid will perish if any of the statue events are active.
  • The default dyes for Dhuum’s armor skins have been updated.
  • When Dhuum reaches 10% health, Arcing Affliction is now removed from players and will not be cast again.
  • The Arcing Affliction special action skill can now be used while players are in midair.
  • Dhuum’s enhancements are now removed when he reaches 10% health.
  • Fixed a bug in which Soul Shackle persisted when one of its two targets was defeated.
  • Fixed a bug in which players were vulnerable to damage from Cull and Dhuum’s Messenger when returning from Dhuum’s Harvest.
  • Ender’s Echo now has an area-of-effect ground indicator to show the range at which he will capture players.
  • Fixed a bug in which Ender’s Echo could temporarily lose his defiance bar.

Stronghold of the Faithful

  • Added descriptions to a few of Keep Construct’s attacks.
Structured Player vs. Player
  • Made minor adjustments to the Skyhammer map.
  • Jump pads now work like jump mushrooms; players must jump on the pads to be launched.
  • Jump pads now have individual cooldowns; players must wait 5 seconds before using the same pad again.
  • The area around the Skyhammer control point has been increased. Players are also no longer able to fall off of it.
World vs. World
  • Emergency Waypoint now lasts for 40 seconds.
BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
New Items and Promotions
  • The new Jackal Rune Gauntlets and Jackal Rune Greaves are available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 500 gems each.
  • A new Zhaitan Dye Kit containing six exclusive colors is now available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems.
  • For seven days, the Home Portal Stone is on sale for 40% off in the Utility category of the Gem Store for 540 gems.
  • The Black Lion Hunters Contract returns for a limited time in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 1,200 gems.
  • For a limited time, Phoenix weapon skins have returned to Black Lion Weapons Specialists for five Black Lion Claim Tickets. Black Lion Chest Keys are available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue causing engineer turrets to attack the Fractals of the Mists portal in Mistlock Sanctuary.
  • Fixed an issue with purchase limitations on the Black Lion Instant Level 80 Ticket. It can now be purchased by players with either the Heart of Thorns™ or Path of Fire™ expansions.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from opening Angry Chests in some situations.

MAC CLIENT

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused cinematics to render incorrectly depending on the Shaders quality setting.
  • Fixed a bug to optimize the rendering of certain materials.
  • Alicii in Wonderland

    This – The area around the Skyhammer control point has been increased. Players are also no longer able to fall off of it. Finally, so many times were just pushed out by rangers longbow or revenants downed skill.

    • KaS

      Is that why Anet did that? Because they gave Rangers knockback and then have to add walls because Rangers use that skill they were given by Anet?

      • Ardenwolfe

        Yes, it’s a nerf to the daily rooms. Skyhammer is the map for it because people would kill themselves off the cliff for shared kills and quick map and daily PvP completion.

    • Angelica

      I think they did it to screw over players who were using it for PVP kills. There are entire games set up to get kills without actual PVP, and ANET keeps nerfing it.

  • Hyldenlord

    What about “Allied-player health bars are now always visible in fractals.” I don’t see any difference?

    • Alot

      Unfortunate. If I could see peoples health bars above there heads it would be a massive improvement :/

  • OH MY GOD

    >Emergency Waypoint now lasts for 40 seconds.
    OH MY GOD FINALLY, SOMETHING THAT IS ACTUALLY USEFUL FOR WVWERS

    • FrycoN

      yea now you can die more then once before wp become contested again lol

  • No balance patch? This game really is becoming a shit show

    • Cold Kale

      Looks like some balance changes to the raid, skyhammer, and WvW.

      Stop whining, lest you appear as the ‘shit show’.

    • dinwar

      Balance patches come around every quarter of the year and are always announced beforehand. Don’t know why you expected this to be one.

  • KaS

    I am not happy with some of the changes ..

  • Ayakaru

    I don’t like the skyhammer changes.
    CC is a powerful tool in PvP, and knocking players off was a valid combat strategy.
    Also i died a few times because i had to figure out how to use the jump pads.
    I already submitted bug reports on them 😡

    • Alot

      Approve of the 5 second cooldowns on the jumping pads though.

  • Ardenwolfe

    RIP Skyhammer daily rooms.

  • Grzegorz Podsędek

    There has been also undocumented change: addition of two Domain of Istan achievements: Istan Griffon Expert: Gold/Silver https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25b197b60df28ee8059b3fbcc77164f96c1a4559ef53aa6e6c46ff5d2bf98c47.jpg

    • dinwar

      Thank you for pointing this out. This is a pretty notable addition (well, more like something that had been notably missing back when the chapter released) so I’m really surprised they didn’t mention it in the notes.

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