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ArenaNet to maintain Guild Wars 2 biweekly content updates

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Keeping up with the rapid pace of Guild Wars 2 content updates, ArenaNet today formalized plans to maintain the two-week major release schedule for the free-to-play MMORPG.

"ArenaNet has been delivering new content to Guild Wars 2 at an increasing pace since January and from now on will maintain a 14-day update rate, bringing players exciting new features, events, rewards and storylines at a frequency unmatched by any other Western studio," the company said in a statement. "Today’s decision affirms the studio’s continued commitment to that effort and means that players can expect Tyria to remain one of the most frequently updated and best supported online worlds in the industry."

Coinciding with the news was the first look at the latest content update, Bazaar of the Four Winds, going live on July 9th.

In the newest update, Bazaar of the Four Winds, merchants are converging from all corners of Tyria to sell their wares. The gathering will feature more than just shady characters and risky trade because, this year, the mystical flying Zephyr Sanctum has landed, bringing magical crystals and amazing movement skills to traders and adventurers alike.

The update contains three new events -- a scavenger hunt, sprint race, and Belcher's Bluff mini-game -- as well as a new PvP map called Skyhammer which sees players battle for control of three capture points. Additionally, this update will see the activation of the account achievement reward system which provides you with exclusive rewards as you earn achievement points.

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