Build 4/30/13 April Content Update Release Notes LIVING STORY Flame & Frost: Retribution In secret foundries deep beneath the Shiverpeaks, the Molten Alliance forges deadly new weaponry that combines the fiery power of the Flame Legion with the iron might of the dredge. There, Alliance weaponsmiths test their creations on innocent captives, perfecting their cruel technology until it is ready to unleash on all of Tyria. In the last chapter of the Flame and Frost series, you'll strike at the heart of the Molten Alliance with your comrades, Rox the charr and the norn Braham. Take the battle into the enemy's weapons facilities and defeat a final hybrid menace unlike any Tyria has ever seen! Molten Weapons Facility The Vigil has pinpointed the first of what may be several entrances to the weapons facilities where the Molten Alliance has been creating their fearsome technologies. The Molten Weapons Facility is a level-80 single-path dungeon experience where players fight alongside Rox Whetstone and Braham Eirsson. All players who enter are scaled up to level 80. Entrances to the Molten Weapons Facility change over time as new locations are found. Information on the map where the dungeon is located is in the Living World UI on the top right of the screen. A wide variety of new and unique rewards are available by defeating the challenging encounters within. This content is available from April 30 to May 12. Achievements New achievements have been added to the Living Story category: 'Rage Against the War Machine,' 'Avenger of the Dispossessed,' 'A Rallying Flame,' and 'Alliance Breaker.' Completing the meta-achievement for Flame and Frost, 'Alliance Breaker,' awards you a Fused Gauntlet Ticket. Use this item to exchange it for your choice of Fused Gauntlets, a unique exotic item. Completion of this achievement requires all of the other Flame and Frost achievements except 'A Rallying Flame.' A new title, 'Avenger of the Dispossessed,' has been added for players who see Rox and Braham's stories to completion. The final Flame and Frost achievement, 'A Rallying Flame,' is not available until the conclusion of the story arc. NEW FEATURES AND CONTENT Structured Player vs. Player Custom arenas! Soon, you'll be able to host private matches, hone your skills, and build your own community in rentable custom PvP arenas! Initially, renting a custom arena will be available on an invitation basis, but custom arena play and spectator mode will be available to all PvP players. Once this feature leaves beta, the ability to run a custom arena will be available to any player as a gem purchase. Spectator mode! View any non-tournament match in real time from several fixed camera locations or from the perspective of players in the match. Inspect the statistics, equipment, traits, and skills of players you are watching. If spectator mode is enabled on an arena, players can select which team they are on when the map begins. Map pings and drawing now work for your team instead of only your party. Clicking the score UI at the top of the screen opens the scoreboard. The PvP browser now provides filtering options and favorites for custom arenas. World vs. World Added the following rare weapon skin sets to the Weapon Master: Aureate Flame Verdant Norn Added new abilities: Arrow Cart Mastery Increase range on all arrow-cart skills. Increase damage on all arrow-cart skills. Increase effectiveness of applied conditions. Increase radius on all arrow-cart skills New skill (slot 4): Toxic Unveiling Shot. Removes stealth and applies poison to targets. Guard Killer All Guard Killer bonuses now also apply to enemy lords and supervisors. 7% damage to guards, lords, and supervisors. Gain endurance after killing guards, lords, and supervisors. 10% damage to guards, lords, and supervisors. Add 1 stack of Guard Leech on killing a guard, lord, or supervisor. Guard Leech: Gain health when attacking guards, lords, or supervisors. Added the following guild siege weapons as rewards for completing guild missions: Trebuchet Ballista Arrow cart Catapult Added WvW Rank progress to the WvW Dashboard UI (see top center of the screen while in WvW). Siege weapons provide World XP when destroyed. Siege weapons placed by Commander Siegerazer and Commander Siegecrusher now provide XP and World XP when destroyed. Players now receive World XP for repairing gates and walls in WvW. Players now receive World XP for defending supply dolyaks from ambushes in WvW.