The first major update for Guild Wars 2 lands today and ArenaNet has released a spooky trailer to whet our appetites. The Shadow of the Mad King is a special Halloween event that runs in four acts and features the return of Mad King Thorn, who was very popular in the original game. Act 1 begins late afternoon (Pacific time) today with subsequent acts appearing on October 26, 28, and 31 respectively. Colin Johanson also teased on the official forums that there will be a special event not to be missed on Sunday, October 28 around mid-day Pacific time. Make sure you clear out your schedule for what could be a one-time event.
The Black Lion Trading Company will also be stocked with new items including costumes that grant frightening skills, special tonics, and new creepy minis to impress your friends with. There will also be a free pair of devil horns for anyone who can navigate to the gem store and claim them. If you’ve been hoarding Black Lion Chests, you may want to open them during the Halloween events because there are six exclusive Halloween-themed weapon skins that are being added to them. I must have the chainsaw sword!
Check out the events page on the Guild Wars 2 website for more information and get ready to have a spooktacular time. Will you be playing Guild Wars 2 during the Shadow of the Mad King events? Tell us what you think in the comments below.