ArenaNet has launched the first preview weekend event for the upcoming Guild Wars 2 expansion pack Path of Fire. In the preview weekend players get to experience some of the new content.
In the first preview weekend players are able to experience the first map of the new expansion pack, Crystal Oasis, as well as one of the new mounts, the Raptor.
In Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire players will travel to Elona and The Crystal Desert where they will experience the continuation of the story that was set out in the game's third Living World Season. The last episode of the season was released last month.
A return to Elona was already expected since the contents of the expansion pack were leaked online in May of this year. Advertisements for the new expansion pack were also inadvertently running too early, revealing that players would be returning to "The Land of Nightfall and The Crystal Desert".
The biggest new feature introduced in the second expansion pack is mounts. When riding on mounts players will have access to a range of new skills and abilities that aid them in travel and combat.
Mounts will not be limited to the new expansion areas but will instead be available in all existing areas, including those from the standard game.
In total players will get to explore five large new maps as they advance through the expansion pack's story chapters.
The second expansion pack also features nine new elite specializations for all of the existing classes.
The second preview event will take place next weekend on August 18, 2017, which will allow players to try out the new elite specializations in the competitive Player versus Player and World versus World game modes.
The Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire expansion pack launches on September 22nd exclusively for PC and Mac. The Standard Edition will retail for $29.99 in North America and €29.99 in Europe.