Announcing Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on June 27, 2023

A new chapter in Tyria’s story begins August 22 with the launch of Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure™, our newest expansion. Soon, you’ll be soaring through new maps high in the skies above Tyria, testing your mettle against invaders from the Mists, and mastering new combat options. The adventure continues after launch, with major releases planned every few months that introduce new locations and rewards as they expand the features and continue the story of Secrets of the Obscure.

Visit the Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure official site for more details on the expansion features and story.

Where and how can I buy?

Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure is available for prepurchase! Pick it up right now through our official web store or from the in-game store, Steam, or official retailers.

Prepurchasing guarantees you the following three rewards: the Demon Hunter title, the Arcane Spellweaver’s Hat Skin, and an Eagle Eye weapon skin of your choice. Your prepurchase rewards, as well as any items associated with the expansion edition you buy, will be distributed and available in the game once you apply your Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure registration code to your account. For full details on the items included with the Standard, Deluxe, and Ultimate Editions, visit the official store page.

Prepurchase Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure

When can I play?

Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure launches August 22, 2023, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7). At launch, the first arc of the expansion’s epic story, as well as two new maps, will allow players to explore the skies while putting many of the new gameplay features to the test. Major updates, coming out roughly once a quarter following the expansion, will continue the experience with additional story chapters, a new map, and more features and content.

To get a taste of what’s in store, check out the Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure combat beta weekend, which runs from June 29 to July 2.

Where can I find more information?

The Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure official page has an overview of the full expansion. To accompany today’s announcement, we’ve shared further details on expansion combat systems, story and instanced content, and rewards. You can subscribe to our newsletter for important announcements and keep an eye on the official blog for the latest news!