Guild Wars 2 trailer introduces the Sky Pirates of Tyria

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The Sky Pirates are invading Guild Wars 2! They might have done it sooner, but first they had to stop off at a steampunk convention. And then they had to stop off again to have a massive brawl in a watchmaker's shop. But now, finally, they've arrived in Tyria - cogs and all - to star in this trailer round-up of the features being added in today's update.

Initially, that means a new story dungeon - Aetherblade Retreat - available until July 9th. Then next week, ArenaNet will unlock Not So Secret, a new jumping puzzle that will remain as a permanent addition to the game.

The update will also introduce a massive round of tweaks to Skills and Traits. You'll not see those in the trailer, because '25% reduced cooldown' is a slightly more abstract concept than 'a pirate'. You can, however, read up on the changes through a comprehensive (albeit unconfirmed) list that's surfaced on Reddit .

In terms of items and rewards, an official ArenaNet guide explains what's available.

Sky Pirates of Tyria will launch later today.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.