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Guild Wars 2's Entanglement update launches today

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An ancient evil has awakened. That's pretty much par for the course in MMOs. Almost everything is an ancient evil. That tree? Probably an ancient evil. That NPC? Yup, ancient evil. The crafting economy? Definitely an ancient evil. It's time to add another to the list: at the heart of Season 2 of Guild Wars 2's Living World is an ancient evil that's now terrorising the Maguuma Wastes, and the new zone of Dry Top. That story continues with the Entanglement update, due out later today.

"The lethal, fast-growing vines that have plagued the Brisban Wildlands have begun to spread," reveals ArenaNet's press release. "Word reaches you of trouble in the town of Prosperity, where the asuran prodigy Taimi was left alone to research the threat. Get back to Prosperity, meet up with Braham, and check in on Taimi."

If those names mean nothing to you, it'll be because you haven't yet played the season's first episode. If you log in before the new episode's release, the previous episode's story will be saved to your 'journal'—available, for free, to replay whenever. If not, previous episodes will be available to buy via the game's real-money Gem Store.

In addition to the continuing story, the zone of Dry Top will continue to expand and change. ArenaNet are promising new secrets to be found, and new rewards for completing the update's achievements and events.

Phil Savage
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.