The Lost Shores

November 2012

Something stirs in the Sea of Sorrows…

Unravel a mystery of monstrous proportions in The Lost Shores, a massive one-time world event that will change Tyria forever!

November 2012 Release Highlights

Big changes are coming to Tyria in November. From the historic Lost Shores event on November 16-18 to the endlessly entertaining Fractals of the Mists dungeon and a brand new PvP map, after this month, Tyria will never be the same!

Lost Shores Weekend Event Nov 16-18

Begins November 16 at 12:00 PM PST (9:00 PM CET)

A spectacular one-time world event! Unravel a mystery of epic proportions in The Lost Shores, a storyline that begins at 12:00 PM PST (9:00 PM CET) on November 16. Join a fight against a formidable new threat that culminates in a once-in-a-lifetime, thrilling conclusion on November 18. Face a brand-new species, earn unique rewards, gather new crafting resources, learn new recipes, and much more! Lost Shores will change the face of Tyria—don’t miss it!
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Free Trial Weekend Nov 15-18

If you’re an existing Guild Wars 2 player, you’ll have the chance to invite three friends to experience the world of Tyria during our special Free Trial that begins at 9:00 AM Pacific (6:00 PM CET) on November 15. Your guest will receive an invitation with a unique serial code that will allow them to play for free just in time for our epic Lost Shores world event. Supplies of trial keys are limited, so get your invites
out early!

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New Dungeon! Enter the Fractals of the Mists

Introducing a dungeon experience like no other—Fractals of the Mists! You’ll be pitted against a series of unique “fractal” mini-dungeons that get harder and harder as you progress, giving you unlimited levels of challenge! With great risk comes great reward, including new weapon sets, a back-slot item, new Ascended loot, and much more!

New Beta PvP Map: Temple of the Silent Storm

This brand new PvP map, set on a kodan iceberg, has a distinctive look and a more vertical layout than previous maps. Since this is a beta version of the Temple of the Silent Storm map, we need input from players like you before we introduce it permanently into the game’s PvP map rotation.

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New Lost Shores Items from the Black Lion Trading Company

The Gem Store will be well stocked in November! Unique minis and brand-new weapon skins made just for the Lost Shores weekend event are just some of what the Black Lion Trading Company has in store.

New Ascended Gear & Infusions

Introducing Ascended items, artifacts of great power that can be improved by a special new type of upgrade called Infusions, which can be found in dungeons. Look for more information about Ascended gear soon!
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Lost Shores Weekend Event

This one-time world event takes place from November 16 -18, with new content each day:

November 16 Begins at 12:00 PM PST (9:00 PM CET)

They came from beneath the waves—the karka, a monstrous new species bent on destruction!

Defend Lion’s Arch

All hands on deck! Protect the city of Lion’s Arch against strange invaders from the sea in a desperate battle for survival. Race against time to help the Lionguard uncover the mystery of these formidable new creatures!

November 17 Begins at 12:00 PM PST (9:00 PM CET)

The karka must be stopped at all costs, and the Lionguard needs your help to defeat this threat!

Retake Lion’s Arch

The nigh-invulnerable karka pose a threat to every living thing on the Tyrian coast! Join the fight and help drive the karka invasion from Lion’s Arch.


Discover a Brand New Map

Enter the lair of the karka—a lost island at the edge of the Sea of Sorrows. Introducing Southsun Cove, a completely new map full of wonder, danger, and exciting events! The counter-attack against the karka begins today!

November 18 Begins at 12:00 PM PST (9:00 PM CET)

Be part of Tyrian history—join the final battle against the Ancient Karka!

An Epic One-Time Event

This is it: the final battle against the fierce Ancient Karka on the brand-new Southsun Cove map. Only the combined might of the heroes of Tyria has any hope against a creature this powerful, which means we need you! This once-in-a-lifetime event takes place only on November 18—don’t miss it.

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