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New Guild Wars 2 screenshots show Lion’s Arch under siege

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Posted on February 18, 2014 AT 07:38am

Guild Wars 2‘s penultimate living story update “Escape from Lion’s Arch” is set to go live later today and will see the game’s main hub under attack by Scarlet.

“For the past year, players have battled Scarlet’s minions, foiled her schemes, and discovered more about her sinister goals. Now, after months of planning, Scarlet’s attack on Lion’s Arch sets the stage for a final ruthless push in her still mysterious grand plan. In “Escape from Lion’s Arch,” players battle alongside the Lionguard to take on Scarlet’s dark allies and evacuate as many citizens from the city as possible,” the developer writes.

“They will face ferocious challenges as her minions roam freely through the besieged city and in the waters of the harbor. To protect the innocent, players will have to battle everything from the brutal charr of the Flame Legion and the towering clockwork watchknights to vicious creatures such as the krait and the feared Aetherblade sky pirates.”

Players must rally at Vigil Keep in the Gendarran Fields to prepare their counterattack. Vigil Keep will also become a temporary hub for Lion’s Arch’s major services during the attack.

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