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Mount Up and Roll Out With “Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire”, the Latest Installment of Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga

Press release   •   Mar 04, 2020 09:00 GMT

​BELLEVUE, WA – March 4, 2020 – On the eve of the Guild Wars franchise’s 15th birthday, ArenaNet will debut a new type of Living World experience for Guild Wars 2 titled Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire. Releasing this month on March 17, players will get a new perspective on events that have unfolded thus far in The Icebrood Saga as they get up close and personal with the charr, enlisting in Ryland Steelcatcher’s Steel Warband and uncovering new mysteries locked away deep in the Shiverpeaks. A new 10-player instance tasking the squad to escort a charr Devastator tank to the top of the mountains joins a new story mission that illuminates further details about the charr’s efforts to awaken the Elder Dragon Jormag.

Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire will also let players peer into the scrying pool in the enigmatic Eye of the North, allowing them to gaze into the past and play select missions from Living World Season One for the first time since 2013. There will be new rewards to obtain, including an Advanced Norn Armor set and cape, and unique new weapon skins that belong to the grizzled members of the Steel Warband. The Eye of the North will also serve as a hub for The Icebrood Saga’s growing catalog of Strike Missions, and will now feature a rotating daily Strike that will give players a way to earn further rewards.

You can watch the trailer for Visions of the Past: Steel and Fire here.

For additional screenshots and assets from the episode, click here.

Visions of the Past will be free for all players who own Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, and the Eye of the North hub will additionally be available to all Guild Wars 2 players. 

About Guild Wars® 2 

Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning online game that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role-playing environment combined with action combat, large-scale dynamic events that players tackle together, plus both team-based and World vs. World competitive battles. The game is updated frequently with Living World episodes that tell the ongoing story of the world and introduce new places to play in. Yet with all these updates, the game continues the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more details, please visit

About ArenaNet

ArenaNet is the developer of the groundbreaking Guild Wars 2 and best-selling Guild Wars online roleplaying games. The studio's mission is to create innovative online worlds, cultivate a vibrant and engaged global community of players, and to incorporate handcrafted artistry into every aspect of their games. ArenaNet formed in 2000 and it has attracted over 15 million players worldwide, with press and fans consistently calling Guild Wars 2 one of the best MMOs and RPGs of all time.