Guild Wars 2’s End of Dragons expansion might have been delayed, but we’ve at least now got our first look at what’s to come to the fantasy MMORPG when it arrives. ArenaNet has just unveiled End of Dragons in a livestream, revealing the land of Cantha that the expansion will take players to, some of the new content coming, and the pre-order versions that’ll be up for grabs. Plus, we’ve now got a new release window, which is set for February 2022.
End of Dragons will take players to the mythical land of Cantha, which is a lush and mysterious land that’s been closed to the rest of the world for more than 200 years in the game’s lore, and last made an appearance in the MMO series in 2006’s standalone expansion Guild Wars Factions. A magical curse called The Jade Wind devastated parts of Cantha, and now the dragon cycle that has both sustained and threatened the region for a long time is beginning to collapse.
From the reveal trailer and screenshots – which you can check out below – the new location looks to be very different from those introduced with Guild Wars 2’s latest expansion, The Icebrood Saga. This time there are serene – though, of course, troubled – lands full of cherry blossom trees, ornamental buildings, and vessels that evidently take inspiration from elements of east Asian architecture and environments.