The Nightmares Within

November 12, 2013

Enter the Tower of Nightmares

The dark tower in Kessex Hills has been breached! Now is the time to storm the tower and begin setting things to rights. Within the morbid stronghold of the Toxic Alliance, you’ll find new dangers, new challenges, and come face-to-face with terror incarnate.


  • Rock the Nightmare

    Create your own Guild Wars 2 music video using our all-new “The Nightmares Within” song. The most creative video creators will win SteelSeries gaming gear, and the grand prize winner will receive a unique custom Guild Wars 2 guitar from Sygnus Guitars – there isn’t another one like it on Earth or Tyria! Learn More

  • Developer Livestream – November 13

    Take an inside look at the November 12 release with ArenaNet devs during a livestream on our Twitch channel on Wednesday, November 13, at 12PM PST.

  • Lingering Poison

    You may have found a way into the Toxic Alliance’s inner sanctum, but this has by no means curtailed their nefarious activities! Kessex Hills and the surrounding countryside are still befouled by the alliance’s evil presence!

  • Face the Nightmares Within

    Enter rooms within the Tower of Nightmares to brave special encounters—but beware! Things are not all as they seem. You can never know what awaits you within these dark rooms. Will you find yourself face-to-face with Scarlet’s agents, or a much more insidious enemy? It’ll take strength, determination, and a cool head to survive the trials that await you.

  • The End of Nightmares?

    Marjory Delaqua has developed a special antitoxin to put an end to the deadly plant at the heart of the tower, but the first team dispatched to inject it never returned… Fight your way to the upper chamber in a last-ditch battle to destroy the toxic menace!



  • Antitoxic Fashion

    Complete the meta achievement for The Nightmares Within to unlock a special Gasmask Skin! As the latest design in air purification and toxin prevention, the Gasmask is a universal skin that can be applied to any piece of head armor.

  • Exclusive New Looks

    Complete your wardrobe with an Air Filtration Device—a dry-land version of the starter aquatic helm—or the Toxic Spore back item!

  • Brand-New Minis!

    Two new Toxic Krait miniatures are on the loose! You have a chance to pick up one from Toxic Alliance foes you destroy, and the other can be earned by killing a very special enemy, hidden deep in the heart of the Tower of Nightmares.

  • Tri-Key Chest

    The Tri-Key Chest holds a chance for special treasures. Collect the three keys to open it from foes within the tower, or barter for them with Marjory’s Helper, Dee. Open the chest to see what lies inside!

New Gem Store Items

  • Kasmeer and Marjory’s Weapons

    Three new weapons are available! Pick up Kasmeer’s Staff, Marjory’s Axe, and Marjory’s Dagger to borrow these ladies’ incredible style!

  • Permanent Sanctified Finisher

    Use this brand-new, heavenly finishing move to destroy your enemies with a beam of light and the soft flutter of angel wings.

  • Dreamcleaver Logging Axe

    A never-dull logging axe, the Dreamcleaver completes the Black Lion Trading Company’s second line of permanent harvesting tools. Buy one today and use it until the very end of days – the account-bound Dreamcleaver is guaranteed to never dull or break.

  • Gathering Booster

    Use a Gathering Booster for a 33% chance at getting an extra strike on any harvesting node you come across. As an added bonus, you’ll be granted 10 seconds of swiftness when you finish gathering from any node.

Release Notes for the Nightmares Within

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