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Upgrade Swapping and Legendary Weapons

edited October 30, 2018 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Hey everyone,

You may have noticed a new feature came out today. You can now swap upgrades in legendary weapons for free!

If you were wondering why it wasn’t accompanied by the usual fanfare for such a highly-requested update, that’s because it slipped out early. It wasn’t intended to go out until the next release, but since it’s out there now, enjoy!

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Good news! Had a feeling it was coming, but great to see it in game.

    The team jst keeps on ticking off those “will never happen” features 😃

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  • Zaraki.5784Zaraki.5784 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Woooooo FINALLY!!!! I've long waited for this, THANK YOU!

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  • Whitworth.7259Whitworth.7259 Member ✭✭✭

    Much appreciated. Hope it doesn't break the economy scoff

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Yahoo! Nice one!

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  • Kencussion.9273Kencussion.9273 Member ✭✭
    edited October 30, 2018

    So a friend of mine and I did some testing with the few Legendary weapons we had...

    • able to swap sigils on Eternity (gen 1)
    • able to swap sigils on Astralaria (gen 2)
    • NOT able to swap sigils on Bolt (gen 1) - UPDATE: this is now working for us
    • NOT able to swap sigils on Rodgort (gen 1) - UPDATE: this is now working for us

    So it seems pretty inconsistent, which is probably why it wasn't meant to be released just yet. :-P
    UPDATE: Just tested again and now everything seems to be working correctly!

  • Can confirm, Bolt did not swap (gave me the prompt warning that my existing sigil would be destroyed).

  • adding on to what Kencussion said, I can't seem to swap them on Chuka & Champawat.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    How does swapping work? I don't see an option for it.

    You can't "eject" them, so I assume you just put another sigil or infusion in the slot and the old one thereby automatically goes into your inventory?


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  • Airdive.2613Airdive.2613 Member ✭✭✭

    @Ashantara.8731 said:
    How does swapping work? I don't see an option for it.

    You can't "eject" them, so I assume you just put another sigil or infusion in the slot and the old one thereby automatically goes into your inventory?

    At least that's how it works for armor.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Airdive.2613 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:
    How does swapping work? I don't see an option for it.

    You can't "eject" them, so I assume you just put another sigil or infusion in the slot and the old one thereby automatically goes into your inventory?

    At least that's how it works for armor.

    For infusions as well?

    P.S. Since it doesn't seem to work properly with all legendary weapons yet, I will wait for the next patch. ;)


    My GW2 content charts: (1) LWS 4, (2) PoF , (3) Personal story (pre-Claw Island/Orr) , (4) LWS 2 , (5) HoT, (6) Orr campaign , (7) LWS 3

  • @Kencussion.9273 said:
    So a friend of mine and I did some testing with the few Legendary weapons we had...

    • able to swap sigils on Eternity (gen 1)
    • able to swap sigils on Astralaria (gen 2)
    • NOT able to swap sigils on Bolt (gen 1)
    • NOT able to swap sigils on Rodgort (gen 1)

    So it seems pretty inconsistent, which is probably why it wasn't meant to be released just yet. :-P

    Are you sure that you are not doing it on ascended weapons with the leggy skin? Because I've just tried on mine 1st and 2nd gen and its working properly on all of them.

  • Kencussion.9273Kencussion.9273 Member ✭✭
    edited October 30, 2018

    @Titan.8215 said:

    @Kencussion.9273 said:
    So a friend of mine and I did some testing with the few Legendary weapons we had...

    • able to swap sigils on Eternity (gen 1)
    • able to swap sigils on Astralaria (gen 2)
    • NOT able to swap sigils on Bolt (gen 1)
    • NOT able to swap sigils on Rodgort (gen 1)

    So it seems pretty inconsistent, which is probably why it wasn't meant to be released just yet. :-P

    Are you sure that you are not doing it on ascended weapons with the leggy skin? Because I've just tried on mine 1st and 2nd gen and its working properly on all of them.

    Yes, it's definitely the legendary with the purple border. However, i just tried again and now it's working just fine on Rodgort and Bolt... not sure what happened between then and now??? Weird.

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Also need to make sure you have patched first.

  • Kencussion.9273Kencussion.9273 Member ✭✭
    edited October 30, 2018

    @Khisanth.2948 said:
    Also need to make sure you have patched first.

    yeah, we downloaded the patch first and then tested... it worked with a couple items but not all of them. when we left the game and came back in to test a second time, the game DIDNT get patched - but everything works just fine now. Besides, if we didn't patch first, NONE of them would have worked in the first test.

  • Vegeta.2563Vegeta.2563 Member ✭✭✭

    @Titan.8215 said:

    @Kencussion.9273 said:
    So a friend of mine and I did some testing with the few Legendary weapons we had...

    • able to swap sigils on Eternity (gen 1)
    • able to swap sigils on Astralaria (gen 2)
    • NOT able to swap sigils on Bolt (gen 1)
    • NOT able to swap sigils on Rodgort (gen 1)

    So it seems pretty inconsistent, which is probably why it wasn't meant to be released just yet. :-P

    Are you sure that you are not doing it on ascended weapons with the leggy skin? Because I've just tried on mine 1st and 2nd gen and its working properly on all of them.

    Good to know. I'll keep using my extractor until this is properly implemented.

  • cryorion.9532cryorion.9532 Member ✭✭✭

    Yay, finally! Now let's watch the gw2 economy burn >:)

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kencussion.9273 said:

    @Khisanth.2948 said:
    Also need to make sure you have patched first.

    yeah, we downloaded the patch first and then tested... it worked with a couple items but not all of them. when we left the game and came back in to test a second time, the game DIDNT get patched - but everything works just fine now. Besides, if we didn't patch first, NONE of them would have worked in the first test.

    When it starts with "a friend and I" it is pretty easy for one to have patched and the other not.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Great news, thanks to everyone in ArenaNet for this, now should I craft Bolt or Sunrise next? Hmmm...

  • Jwake.7013Jwake.7013 Member ✭✭✭

    I know a dev had said a while back that were tech issues that prevented sigil swapping in weapons to become a thing, so thank you for the hard work in making this happen. The gold in my wallet also thanks you :)

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  • It wasn’t intended to go out until the next release, but since it’s out there now, enjoy!

    Bugs that work for us, instead of against us. :)

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  • @Whitworth.7259 said:
    Much appreciated. Hope it doesn't break the economy scoff

    it Shouldn't as not everybody has a legendary

  • Zaxares.5419Zaxares.5419 Member ✭✭✭

    @plushiesoda.8150 said:

    @Whitworth.7259 said:
    Much appreciated. Hope it doesn't break the economy scoff

    it Shouldn't as not everybody has a legendary

    I doubt it will affect the sigil economy one bit. When Legendary armor came out, the price for runes didn't shift one iota either. What changes upgrade prices is changes in the meta (like how Runes of Strength fell out of favour), or new sinks like what happened with Sigils of Nullification.

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Hey everyone,

    You may have noticed a new feature came out today. You can now swap upgrades in legendary weapons for free!

    If you were wondering why it wasn’t accompanied by the usual fanfare for such a highly-requested update, that’s because it slipped out early. It wasn’t intended to go out until the next release, but since it’s out there now, enjoy!

    And I used an item to get my concentration sigil out of Bolt a few days ago. The timing... but at least we now have a long awaited feature early.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭

    This is pretty awesome, thx :)

  • Balsa.3951Balsa.3951 Member ✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Hey everyone,

    You may have noticed a new feature came out today. You can now swap upgrades in legendary weapons for free!

    If you were wondering why it wasn’t accompanied by the usual fanfare for such a highly-requested update, that’s because it slipped out early. It wasn’t intended to go out until the next release, but since it’s out there now, enjoy!

    very cool

    can we get a armory next for all those sigil and runes? I sometimes feel the space the legendary weapons and armor safes me is lost by all of those :) perhaps we can learn sigils and runes and choose them like we choose stats. That feature may help for a future build template ?

  • This short YouTube video shows how it works and getting the Sigils back:

    It works perfectly as you could expect.

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Hey everyone,

    You may have noticed a new feature came out today. You can now swap upgrades in legendary weapons for free!

    If you were wondering why it wasn’t accompanied by the usual fanfare for such a highly-requested update, that’s because it slipped out early. It wasn’t intended to go out until the next release, but since it’s out there now, enjoy!

    Excellent QoL improvement =). It was requested by so many of us for so long. No that we finally have it, I barely await the nice surprise of a developer (or Forum moderator) comment after a common patch update sounding like: Although an ingame build template manager wasn’t intended to go out until the next release, we made an effort and you can have it now, much earlier than scheduled.
    Barely await =).

  • Anela.3867Anela.3867 Member ✭✭✭

    That's wonderful!! Thank you!!!

  • Zunki.3916Zunki.3916 Member ✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Hey everyone,

    You may have noticed a new feature came out today. You can now swap upgrades in legendary weapons for free!

    If you were wondering why it wasn’t accompanied by the usual fanfare for such a highly-requested update, that’s because it slipped out early. It wasn’t intended to go out until the next release, but since it’s out there now, enjoy!

    You should update this to the patchnote thread, as a undocumented change maybe?

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