Guild Wars 2's Last Stand at Southsun update to hold its ground next week

Guild Wars 2's crab-tossing, beach battling Southsun Cove questline is set to conclude next week, with the release of the Last Stand at Southsun update. From May 28th, ArenaNet will add a new solo story dungeon, asking players to infiltrate Canach's lair to bring down the "renegade" Sylvari. Hmm, are you still a renegade if you've got a lair? Surely you're at least miscreant, if not a full-fledged villain.

Players also get to experience the titular last stand, fending off the advances of the area's overly aggressive wildlife. If batting off some animals sounds a bit anti-climatic, hold off until June 5th, when they'll be joined by a "hulking monstrosity" that ArenaNet say threatens to "destroy the settlers and everything they've built". Which does sound like a more appropriate finale.

Living story aside, the update also brings a series of World vs. World changes. Extra daily achievements, additional rewards and new abilities will be added, including the chance to gain a mastery in pouring hot oil over people. World XP is also being changed, with players being rewarded for a wider range of activities in the Mists.

You can see the full scope of Last Stand at Southsun over at the Guild Wars 2 release page .

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.