AreaNet has announced that Guild Wars 2‘s World vs. World mode will be getting its first PvP season starting October 4.
The developer will split North America’s World vs. World into two leagues, each with 12 worlds, and Europe will be split into three leagues, each with nine worlds. Each world will battle for prizes, such as bonus chests, over the course of the first season, lasting seven weeks.
Before the season begins ArenaNet will refund all World Ability Points so that players can “decide on a particular play style for the season and load your characters the way you wish to play them with all the points you’ve already unlocked.”
“To further incentivize spending your points we will not be introducing any new ability lines during the season, nor shall we be making any other changes to WvW, with the exception of bug fixes, until the season concludes,” the developer states. “This is to ensure that the playing field is as level as it can be at the start and the finish of the season.”