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Guild Wars 2 Getting New Skyhammer PvP Map

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Posted on July 9, 2013 AT 06:43am

ArenaNet has revealed a new PvP map for Guild Wars 2, Skyhammer, which will soon be added to the game.

“Skyhammer is a Conquest map with three capture points,” Game designer Tyler Bearce explains. “We’ve added three secondary mechanics to the map to keep things dangerous: jump pads, shattering floor panels, and the Skyhammer cannon itself.

“We’ve been working on it for 4 months on and off, doing a lot of iteration, trying to get it right,” Bearce added. “Of course, we work on multiple maps at a time – but this one is special. I think players are really going to respond well to Skyhammer.”

“One thing I’d been advocating for a long time was an elevated map where you could push people off to their deaths,” environment artist Darrin Claypool says. “And on Skyhammer if you fall, it is a really long way before you hit the ground.”

You can check out a trailer below.

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