Guild Wars 2: The Icebrood Saga Continues Today With "Balance" – Finale To Launch Next Month

Guild Wars 2 is slowly closing out The Icebrood Saga, as today marks the start of its third chapter – Balance. New missions, new weapons, and new factions highlight the release, and you’ll also have the chance to dive back in time and play a flashback mission as Braham Eirsson.

Balance is the third of four planned chapters of The Icebrood Saga: Champions, a multi-chapter Living World finale that has been evolving the world of Guild Wars for the past several months. Today’s chapter adds three new Dragon Response Missions to Caledon Forest, Bloodtide Coast, and Fireheart Rise, and will continuously introduce new Factions until April 20.

“The elusive tengu may finally be willing to join forces,” reads the latest announcement from ArenaNet. “Join a global faction mobilization event to equip your allies for battle on March 9, with three more events to come on March 23, April 6, and April 20.”

Beyond the new factions, Braham Eirsson’s flashback mission seems to be one of the main draws with the new chapter. “Players can also jump back to the past and play an exciting flashback mission as Braham Eirsson on his journey to seek out the meaning of the Owl Spirit’s prophecy,” ArenaNet announced. The solo story mission will see you using Eirsson’s powers and skills on a dangerous new mission.

To see a bit of Balance in action, you can check out the trailer below:

Along the way, you’ll be able to level the Dragon Slayer Mastery line, earn new weapons from faction vendors, and upgrade your Dragon Slayer weapons to their final form.

In order to access Balance, you’ll need to own Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire.

Judgement, the fourth and final chapter of Episode 5, is expected to launch next month. Little is known about the upcoming content, but expect it to bring Champions to a dramatic conclusion.

Guild Wars 2 was originally slated to launch on Steam last year, although its release was delayed so the team could focus on pumping out high-quality content – including the End of Dragons expansion. No doubt it’ll see an influx of players when it eventually comes to the popular service, although they’ll likely miss out on the entire Champions saga.

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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.

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