“The Midnight King” Is Now Live!

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on May 21, 2024

“The Midnight King” Is Live

Today is a momentous day for the studio and Guild Wars 2® fans as we launch the finale for Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure™ entitled “The Midnight King”! This update contains three new story chapters that begin after the events of “The Realm of Dreams”. Eparch hunkers in the spires of Zakiros, amassing unfathomable power. Shoulder to shoulder with an unlikely alliance of soldiers, wizards, and demons, the wayfinder spearheads a desperate attempt to overthrow the Midnight King and take the throne of the Realm of Dreams.

As a refresher, this update—and the two major updates before it—are part of the Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure content cycle and therefore included for anyone who owns the expansion!

Items from the new Wizard's Vault refresh, including Lunar Astrolabe weapons and an Enchanted Skimmer Skin.

What’s New?

Our studio update blog from last week gives a great overview of what to expect for Guild Wars 2 over the next couple of months. If you haven’t read it yet, you may have missed that we’re adding reticle customization to the action camera and a sixth guild slot! As for today, “The Midnight King” update contains oodles of new things to do, places to explore, and rewards to collect. There are also tons of bug fixes and polish throughout all of the Guild Wars 2: Secrets of the Obscure content. Here are some highlights of today’s update:

  • Three new story chapters
  • Suffused Obsidian legendary armor (more dye channels and effects!)
  • The Lonely Tower fractal dungeon (challenge mode coming June 4!)
  • Six new relics
  • Wizard’s Vault seasonal refresh (remember, cosmetic items you missed are now in the Legacy Rewards tab and don’t expire!)
  • Completed Inner Nayos explorable zone with new adventures and events
    • Into the Spider’s Lair epic meta-event finale
  • Expanded Astral Ward Mastery: Wayfinder Mastery
  • Convergences challenge mode introduced
  • New legendary Convergences boss: Umbriel, Halberd of House Aurkus
  • New ranger pet: juvenile spinegazer
  • Additional events and adventures added to Amnytas
  • Many new achievements and rewards

Twitch Drops

Twitch drops are back! From May 21 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8) to May 26 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8), you’ll be able to earn a Guild Wars 2 Classic Outfit Selection by watching any Twitch channel broadcasting Guild Wars 2 for 6 hours. The Guild Wars 2 Classic Outfit Selection allows you to choose one outfit to unlock permanently on your account.

Various characters wearing outfits included in the Twitch Drops promotion.

We’re thrilled to see the community experience the finale to this expansion today, and be sure to check out the full update notes for “The Midnight King” on the official Guild Wars 2 forums.

Lastly, we’d like to share a gallery of screenshots for “The Midnight King” with all of you.

Happy gaming!