Last Stand at Southsun

May 28, 2013

The culprit behind the recent wildlife attacks on Southsun Cove has been revealed: the sylvari renegade Canach.

In a fatally misguided attempt to free the new settlers from exploitation by The Consortium, Canach has turned the creatures of the island into tools of destruction. Can you and Inspector Kiel of the Lionguard stop Canach’s plot before the shores of Southsun Cove run red with blood?

New Features

Hunt Down Canach

Join Kiel for a mission to capture the deadly, desperate Canach! In this all-new story dungeon, you’ll enter Canach’s Lair on a subterranean solo mission under the island. If you defeat the elusive sylvari you’ll unlock a challenging all-new group adventure!

Hunt Down Canach
A Monstrous Threat

A Monstrous Threat

Even if you manage to capture Canach, can you also foil his master plan? Defend the new settlers on Southsun Cove from a massive final onslaught of rampaging wildlife or die trying! And beginning June 5, a hulking monstrosity joins the fray—without your help, it will destroy the settlers and everything they’ve built!

New Improved World XP

We’re improving the way we award World XP to World vs. World players! Now you’ll gain rewards for a much wider range of activities in the Mists – everything from destroying siege weapons, repairing walls, escort missions, and more.

New Improved World XP
Greater Variety and More Rewards in WvW

Greater Variety and More Rewards in WvW

We’re adding new WvW daily achievements to the list you can choose from so you can earn World XP for playing the way you want. And every time you gain a new World rank, you’ll earn a bonus chest packed with useful WvW loot!

Dangerous New WvW Abilities

Become even deadlier in The Mists with new World vs. World abilities like Burning Oil Mastery or new ranks in Defense Against Guards!

Dangerous New WvW Abilities
Introducing  Infusions in WvW

Introducing Infusions and Ascended Gear in WvW

Now you can purchase Ascended rings and amulets and upgrade your WvW abilities with six new Infusions that give your character special WvW bonuses! Just speak to the new Laurel and Badge Merchants on each map.

WvW Matchup Changes!

World vs. World matches are about to get an injection of variety! With these changes you can look forward to facing new opponents in new matchups and testing your world’s skill against more foes!
Learn More

WvW Match Reset
Update: Custom PvP Arenas and Spectator Mode Beta

Update: Custom PvP Arenas
and Spectator Mode Beta

We’ve had some great feedback from beta players that have enabled us to fix bugs and further improve these new features. We’re adding Custom Arena Time Tokens to the Gem Store so beta players can extend the time of their favorite custom arenas!

New Southsun Cove Rewards

Find your very own limited-edition Mini Reef Rider – a loyal floating friend available only until June 11! Dedicated defenders of the Southsun settlers can also earn the Settler’s Amulet, Keepsake, and Ring! Earn these rare new rewards from creatures and chests in Southsun Cove, and by playing Crab Toss!

Reef Rider
Fervid Censer and Sclerite Karka Shell

Exclusive Southsun Items: Fervid Censer and Sclerite Karka Shell

The risks are great on Southsun Cove, but so are the rewards! Players who help keep the peace during the Secret of Southsun can earn two exclusive new back items, the floral Fervid Censer and the writhing Sclerite Karka Shell! Learn how you can earn these back items at the Fervid Censer and Sclerite Karka Shell pages on the Official Guild Wars 2 Wiki.

Southsun Cove Items and More in the Gem Store!

To commemorate the brave Southsun settlers, we’re introducing the permanent harvesting sickle from the inventive entrepreneurs at The Consortium. That’s not all—we’ve got a shipload of Mini White Kittens and the brand new Custom PvP Arena Time Token!

Southsun Cove Items

Release Notes

Read detailed notes from our developers about what’s new in this release.

A Guide to Last Stand at Southsun

Last Stand at Southsun has been released, and you may be wondering what to do and how to start. We’ve created a small guide to help keep you on the right track.

Screenshots