Live Now: “Through the Veil,” First Major Update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on November 07, 2023

“Through the Veil” Is Live

Today we’re excited to lift the curtain and launch the first major update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure™—”Through the Veil”! This update contains three new story chapters and will send the wayfinder to a strange new place outside of Tyria proper—Nayos, the realm of dreams and home to the Kryptis.

As a reminder, this update—and the other two major updates to follow in 2024—are part of the Secrets of the Obscure content cycle and therefore free for anyone who owns the expansion!

To begin this content, navigate to the story journal in your Hero panel, select “Through the Veil,” then click “Play This Episode.”

Abominations Eye Weapons

What’s New?

Many of the details for “Through the Veil” were discussed in our recent studio update blog. As a quick recap, you can experience the following when you jump into the game today:

  • Three new story chapters
  • The third expansion map, Inner Nayos
  • Convergences, public and squad-based rift hunting challenges against legendary Kryptis
  • A new Mastery track associated with Convergences
  • Wizard’s Vault Seasonal Refresh (Remember, cosmetic items you missed are now in the legacy tab and don’t expire!)
  • New Oneiros-Spun Armor, a Kryptis-themed armor set
  • Additional expansion relics
  • Cosmic Observatory Challenge Mode
  • Many new rewards: minis, guild decorations, armor, weapons, infusions, and more!

Oneiros-Spin Armor

More Guild Wars 2 Happenings

We have a skills and balance update planned for November 28 and that same day, we’re opening up the Expanded Weapons Proficiencies beta, in which you can test new skills and a new weapon for every profession. This feature is coming in our second major update for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure early in 2024, but we’d love to hear what you think after you’ve tried it out.

This week’s Gem Store blog showcases fifteen new mounts available in the Arcane Delights Mount Adoption set. If riding around in style is your thing, be sure to check that out! We also have some incredible Black Friday sales coming later this month, so stay tuned.

Happy adventuring, and check out the full patch notes for “Through the Veil” on the official Guild Wars 2 forums.