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Chapter 2 of Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga Episode Five, “Power”, Launches January 19

Press release   •   Jan 12, 2021 16:15 GMT

New Challenges Await Players Amidst the Cataclysmic Ruin

BELLEVUE, WA – January 12, 2021 – New content arrives in Guild Wars 2 to kick off the new year with Power, the second chapter of the multi-part finale of The Icebrood Saga. Fire and furious apocalypse arrive in Tyria, threatening to tear the land apart, and the Commander’s tenuous alliance with the icy whispers of Jormag will be tested like never before.

Four new Dragon Response Missions will be available in Thunderhead Peaks, Fields of Ruin, Lake Doric, and Snowden Drifts as the threat from the Elder Dragon of Fire and Conflagration grows more acute, with optional challenge modifiers to ramp up difficulty and lead to greater loot again available to the brave and skilled.

Faction recruitment also makes a return, with two new groups of allies joining the fray to stop Tyria unraveling beneath the shadows of Primordus and Jormag. The first will be available at release, with the second arriving a few weeks later alongside a new craft-able second tier of the Dragonslayer weapons from Chapter 1. A new faction-specific longbow and infusion each round out the rewards players can chase in this release.

ArenaNet released a new trailer today that previews the exciting additions to the game, which you can watch HERE.

For additional screenshots and assets from the episode, CLICK HERE.

All four chapters of Episode 5 will be free for all players who own Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire and log in upon its release. The third chapter, Balance, will launch in March 2021. 

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.