By now, you’ve probably heard that the February game update for Guild Wars 2 will be focused on world vs. world improvements. As it turns out, the WvW patch is being delayed until March.
Colin Johanson announced the push back in a forum post where he explained, “Because of how broad the WvW game type is, and how large testing for features for this area of the game can be we’re going to hold off on any major WvW updates until March to allow a bit more time to test and polish.”
If it’s not going to be ready, it’s perfectly understandable for ArenaNet to hold off and change up their release schedule. However, this is on the heels of them also taking back what they said about the January and February releases having enough content to fill an expansion. To be fair, both the expansion comment and the February WvW announcements were done at the same time, so it technically is just one slip up that keeps coming back to haunt them. I imagine ArenaNet will be more tight-lipped about future content release schedules.
It’s not all bad news, however, as Mr. Johanson also took the time to give us some of the details about what they are working on in the DubVDubs—yes, he actually called it that in the post! They are working on a new progression system that allows players to gain ranks to unlock new WvW specific abilities and bonuses. They are also looking to continue improving the culling issue, incentive to compete and win objectives in short time frames, and add news ways for WvW-only players to unlock rewards currently only available in PvE.
Check out the forum post for all the details on the WvW patch and let us know what you think of these developments in the comments below.