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Guild Wars 2 gets 'Flame and Frost: Prelude' this month

12:45 PM on 01.22.2013

Jordan Devore

Managing Editor

Prologue to 'multi-stage narrative'

A new update for Guild Wars 2 dubbed "Flame and Frost: Prelude" will roll out on January 28, adding a variety of features and setting up what ArenaNet has called a "multi-stage narrative" planned for the MMO this year.

Going down the list of additions, there's an updated achievement system; laurels that can be earned by completing daily and monthly achievements and redeemed for Ascended gear and Infusions; a new guesting system for playing on other worlds in your region; and a Temple of the Silent Storm map for free and paid tournaments.

ArenaNet also teases improved World versus World performance, side-kicking balancing, and user-interface improvements that will be detailed in the patch's release notes later this month.

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