The time has come for the Halloween celebrations to begin as the Shadow of the Mad King goes live today.
- An All-New Story: A four-act arc running from October 22-31 based on the legend of the Mad King. Itâ€™s been 250 years since the last alleged sighting of Mad King Thornâ€™s spirit, but strange energies are rising under the autumn moon.
- Halloween-Based Activities: A variety of Halloween classics such as tricking or treating (beware of monsters), new Halloween-themed crafting recipes and Jack oâ€™ Lanterns, as Tyria is transformed with decorations for the season.
- New Items in The Black Lion Trading Company: A variety of new items to celebrate Halloween, including costumes that grant spooky skills, tonics that transform players into ghouls and ghosts, and creepy crawly minis.
- Nearly 80 New Pieces of Content in All: From new events and mini-dungeons, to jumping puzzles and achievements. The update is available free of charge, building on the already unmatched value that Guild Wars 2 delivers to players.