GW2 April 1 Game Update Patch Notes

Here are the GW2 patch notes for April 1 Game Update.

World Polish

  • Living World episodes are now sorted alphabetically in the Hero Panel.
  • The city of Lion’s Arch has been renamed Lobster’s Arch.

General

  • Log in between March 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018 to receive a complimentary Temporal Displacement Device.
  • Added a “Delete Browsing History” button to the Black Lion Trading Post.
  • Fixed a scaling bug that made asura too large.
  • For performance reasons, all chair models have been removed from the game.
  • Added the words “Praise” and “Joko” to the profanity filter.

Items

  • Globs of Ectoplasm can now be consumed to give players a ghostly purple effect for a short time.
  • Combining any four items in the Mystic Forge has an extremely rare chance to return a Quantum Communicator. Using this item will call the cell phone of one random developer.

Fractals

  • Players must now fight each other at the end of every fractal. The last player standing gets all the rewards.
  • Added new fractals, including Seirpinski triangles, Mandelbrot sets, Collatz fractals, and Julia and Fatou sets.

Raids

  • Added the “Social Awkwardness” instability as a new Challenge Mode option on all raid bosses.
  • To conform to the Tyrian calendar, the weekly reset now occurs every 8 days.

Word vs. World

  • The borders between worlds are now an epic battle of musical chairs.

Structured Player vs. Player

  • Losing any match in PvP now awards a Thimble of Salt.
    • Players can combine 250 Thimbles of Salt into a Vial of Salt.

Player Skills

Elementalist

  • Elementalists can now access a new elemental attunement: Candy!
  • Elementalists have been given additional ability slots and hotkey options to allow them to use more of their skills without needing to swap elemental attunements.

Necromancer

  • Necromancers now receive a 50% power increase in all cemeteries, crypts, and mausoleums.

Ragner

  • We think some issues may have been resolved as part of fixes for other professions.
  • Rangers can now tame their very own Juvenile Legendary Bloodstone-Enhanced Purebred Fancy Cat by interacting with the litter of fancy kittens located near Lady Wisteria Whiskington.
    • For obvious reasons, Beastmode is not encouraged with this pet.
  • Killing wild animals now results in rngers losing karma.

Ingenieur

  • Drinking too many elixirs will now inflict the Nausea condition and force the use of the Regurgitate skill.
  • Engineers must now complete at least a bachelor’s degree to reach level 80.

Deadeye

  • The maximum range for the Deadeye specialization has been increased to 30,000 to better reflect reality.

Guardian

  • Certain shouts have been renamed to be more positive.
    • “Save Yourselves!”: This shout has been renamed “I’ll Protect You!”
    • “Retreat!”: This shout has been renamed “Let’s Push Forward!”
    • “Feel My Wrath!”: This shout has been renamed “Feel My Wrath, Please!”

Mesmer

  • Phantasmal Rogues now cast Phantasmal Thieves Guild when summoned.
  • Phantasmal Berserkers can now equip the Spellbreaker specialization.

Revenant

  • Revenant skills can now only be used in the Mists.
  • Renegade skills which summon various charr allies will now instead summon a random charr player to your location.
  • Added a new Legendary Monarch of All stance, allowing revenants to channel the powers of Palawa Kitten. This new stance grants access to a new type of “Kitten” skills.

Warrior

  • Full Counter: To better reflect its name, this skill is now permanently active.
  • Winds of Disenchantment: This skill is now a permanent toggle.
  • Ardenwolfe

    I halfway wish some of these were true.

    • Ares Zax

      I preferred the update that gave pet Bears +5000 to all their primary stats. Rangers were also invulnerable while their Bear pet was alive. XD

    • Bedle

      Necro one looks interesting tbh, “hollow ground” buff could give them 6% damage and 6% critt and 6% condi duration for instance. Or if thats “game braking” it could just give them cosmetic aura. Would look badass and quite interesting for RPers.

  • Kira Sternenfeuer

    I want the Kitten skills ^^

  • Taiwan Wolf

    Candy? I wanted Meat element. 🙁

  • Hunter Eifert

    Ragner? Ragnarök?

  • 南宮天識

    yeah, srsly, how many guardian will use Retreat! to retreat? why not just call it “help us Brave Sir Robin”?

  • Jalen Dmello

    Praise Joke

    /banned

  • Vadim Karpov

    OMG almost half of game developers released “Battle royale” jokes in their games, how oroginal (no).
    Class changes? You think this is jokes? This is good ideas to make this game a real RPG with unique classes, just disable it in PvP.

  • inesc

    OMG almost half of game developers released “Battle royale” jokes in their games, how oroginal (no).Class changes? You think this is jokes? This is good ideas to make this game a real RPG with unique classes, just disable it in PvP.

  • kayla wilson

    Ragner? Ragnarök?

  • Jeremiah Brown

    Candy? I wanted Meat element. 🙁

  • commentor

    This stuff is getting old and cheesy

  • PieterPotje

    April Fools day 🙂

  • Alot

    Not bad. Would have suggested that the “Social Awkwardness” debuff in raids should not be its own separate challenge mode but rather inflicted for 6 hours after kicking undergeared pugs from raid groups.

  • Gerald Tarrant

    Based on the track record with warriors and balance, I almost thought “Full Counter: To better reflect its name, this skill is now permanently active” might be true.

  • Emil33

    This made me giggle .. although im still very confused on the april 1st live feed where a toon was sitting crossarms in a chair at Minister Wi’s mansion .. no idea what that was about other than it wasted 10+ minutes of my time waiting for him to do something lol

  • guest20151008

    “Engineers must now complete at least a bachelor’s degree to reach level 80” liked this one the best of the profession changes.

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