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Game Update Notes: July 28, 2020


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07/28/2020—July 28 Release Notes

Living World

New Release: Jormag Rising

The imposing wall of ice that once blocked all ingress to Dominion territory in the Drizzlewood Coast has receded, and the United Legions leaps at the chance to regain the upper hand. But this ice did not simply melt on its own. A terrifying force is absorbing this dreadful magic, pulling it north toward a massive citadel of ice, back into its owner: Jormag. Join forces with the leaders of the United Legions, sneak your way into enemy territory, and strike at the foul heart of Bangar's Dominion.

General

  • United Legions Waystation Synchronization Mastery: The duration of Electromagical Pulse's bonus defiance damage has been reduced from 3 seconds to 1 second.
  • The icons for the Malnourished and Diminished effects are now clearer and more user friendly for colorblind players.
  • Changed the icon of Bloodstone Bisque to rectify mixed messaging.

Items

  • Molachev Cocktail: Reduced the duration of the bundle from 60 seconds to 30 seconds when it's dropped.

Profession Skills

General

  • Rune of Altruism: Transferring conditions from allies to yourself after using an elite skill now activates a 10-second cooldown.

Engineer

  • Bypass Coating: Fixed a bug to prevent allies from being forced to enter combat stance when they are not disabled.
  • Speed of Synergy: Fixed a bug that showed the radius for this trait's effect as 360 rather than the correct radius of 240.

Mesmer

  • Chronophantasma: Fixed a bug that could cause this trait to daze resummoned phantasms more than once.

Revenant

  • Soulcleave's Summit: Fixed a bug that could prevent energy from draining correctly while the spirit was active.

BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE

New Items and Promotions

  • The new Wild Trihorn Raptor Skin is now available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 1,600 gems.
  • For a limited time, the new Eternal Forged weapons are available from Black Lion Weapons Specialists for 1 Black Lion Claim Ticket each. Black Lion Claim Tickets are available from Black Lion Chests, and keys are available in the Utility category of the Gem Store for 125 gems each.
  • For a limited time, the Storm Gloves and Pyre Gloves return to the Style category of the Gem Store for 500 gems each.

Black Lion Chest

  • The Black Lion Chest has been updated to the Vermilion Summer Chest and can be previewed for a full list of its contents.
    • The new Gnashblade's Exotic Weapon Grab Bag has been added as the guaranteed item for the duration of the Vermilion Summer Chest.
    • The new Vermilion Wings Backpack and Glider Combo is available as an uncommon drop for the duration of this chest.
    • The new Wild Trihorn Raptor Skin is available as an uncommon drop for the duration of this chest.
    • The Wyrm's Breath Cape returns as an uncommon drop for the duration of this chest.
    • The Spectral Weapon Collection and the Phoenix Weapon Collection are available as uncommon and rare drops respectively for the duration of this chest.
    • Unused versions of the Glyph of the Timekeeper and Glyph of Reaping are available as rare drops for the duration of this chest.
  • The items available in exchange for Black Lion Statuettes have been updated. Black Lion Statuettes are redeemable by using the statuette itself or by exchanging the statuette at any of the Black Lion Chest Merchants located in every major city.
    • A new selection of travel toys and musical instruments has been added, including the Magic Carpet, Riding Broom, and Musical Bass Guitar, among others.
    • The exclusive Dreamwalker Wings Backpack and Glider Combo, Candelabra Staff, Sworn Zaishen Helm Skin, and Golden Talon Longbow are currently available.
    • Additional items including the Magitech Medium Armor Skins, Phoenix Light Armor Skins, and Firefly Mining Flute have been added, among others.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Awakened Roller Beetle from displaying its glowing saddle trail properly.
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Late Notes: July 28, 2020

07/28/2020—Late Notes

Profession Skills

General

Retaliation: Reduced base damage from 133 to 100 in PvP and WvW. Reduced power scaling from 0.05 to 0.0375 in PvP and WvW.

Engineer

Freeze Grenade: Reduced power coefficient from 0.5 to 0.375 in PvP only.

Poison Grenade: Reduced power coefficient from 0.5 to 0.375 in PvP only.

Holo Leap: Increased cooldown from 2 seconds to 4 seconds in PvP only.

Flashbang: Reduced blinded duration from 3 seconds to 2 seconds in PvP only.

Necromancer

Manifest Sand Shade: Increased ammo recharge time from 8 seconds to 15 seconds in PvP and WvW.

Signet of the Locust: Reduced base healing per target struck from 1,500 to 500 in PvP and WvW.

Desert Empowerment: Reduced base barrier from 1,207 to 966 in PvP only.

Ranger

Muddy Terrain: Reduced immobile duration from 3 seconds to 2 seconds in WvW only.

Revenant

Fiendish Tenacity: Reduced resistance duration from 2 seconds to 1 second in PvP only.

Demonic Defiance: Reduced resistance duration from 2 seconds to 1 second in PvP only.

Spirit Boon: Reduced resistance duration when invoking Mallyx the Unyielding from 2 seconds to 1 second in PvP only.

World vs. World

General

Dragon Banner: Dragon Banner skills have been changes as follows:

Dragon Blast (Skill 3): Reduced power coefficient from 1.5 to 1.125.

Dragon's Breath (Skill 5): Reduced power coefficient from 1.2 to 0.9.

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Fixed an issue in which the Dominion Tribune Manica Box did not unlock all three glove skin weight classes if the medium version was selected. Affected players can travel to the Drizzlewood Coast to fix this issue.

Fixed an exploit involving the Olafson Sword's final resting place in the Drizzlewood Coast.

Fixed an issue that prevented chests from appearing in some of the supply caches in Drizzlewood Coast.

Fixed an issue in story instances in "Jormag Rising" that prevented accumulated experience from correctly applying to Icebrood Saga Mastery lines.

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