The Final Showdown in the Guild Wars 2 Icebrood Saga “Really Raises the Stakes and the Chaos”
Finally, Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga is coming to an epic end. Starting with its prologue chapter Bound by Blood in September 2019, and going through nine more stages in the past 18 months, the final battle of the MMORPG saga has now fallen – and its global showdown “really raises the stakes and the chaos.” this time.
Kicked off with a new trailer – which you can check out below – the Guild Wars 2 Icebrood Saga: Champions Judgment finale sees “the ancient dragons of ice and fire face their final battlefield in the final chapter of the saga. Icebrood ”. Players must “join the fight to save Tyria from elemental cataclysm – and tip the scales so Jormag and Primordus cannot hide behind their deadly champions forever.”
As part of this epic showdown between the two mighty elemental dragons, Guild Wars 2 has added a bunch of dragon-related rewards and a massive World Boss encounter that will see up to 80 players jump into the action. “This encounter of world bosses, Dragonstorm, really raises the stakes and the chaos by placing Jormag and Primordus on opposite sides of the battle, then dropping the players between them to act as a balancing force,” the senior game designer Bryan Yarrow. .
“One of the main ways this manifests itself is when the time comes to face the Elder Dragon Champions directly – to maintain balance, Ryland and Braham have to be defeated at the same time, which is no easy task. given the power of enemies. the players are against it! Players will need to be sure to communicate with each other to prevent the battle from descending into chaos. “
There is a public offering of this meeting which becomes available on rotation every two hours. Or, you can tackle this with up to 50 friends and guild mates via a private team version instead if you prefer. As to whether this encounter will bring any big surprises to the players as to how it plays out, Episode 5 Team Leader Joe Kimmes tells us, “This will have to remain a surprise!” although the developer adds, “I will say seeing the warning indicator for one of Jormag’s attacks made my eyes go wide a few times, even knowing he’s out there.” Sip.
Kimmes also shared with us how the Icebrood Saga finale has changed from its original conception, based on player feedback over the past 18 months. “In many ways this final has been planned since the
start of the Icebrood saga; as it sets up what comes next, it was important not to let the conclusion of the story change much during development. But on the gameplay side, we have constantly adapted.
“A good example is Dragonstorm’s multiple modes – in previous versions it only had one public version. Taking into account feedback from other big meta-events and similar missions, we ended up expanding it to have single-player story mode and a new format for joining a pre-organized squad.
In addition, the finale offers the possibility of reaching the maximum level of Mastery of Dragon Slayer, which means access to rare items. There will also be dragon-themed rewards to collect, including a new Dragonscale Cloak, Dragon’s Eye Infusion, Special Icy Sword Skin, and new dragon-themed minis.
The chapter was dropped on April 27, so you can dive into the epic final battle between Jormag and Primordus right now if you own Path of Fire.