Guild Wars 2 Spirit Vale is Now Live; Ten-Player Raids

As promised by ArenaNet, Guild Wars 2 Spirit Vale is now live! The new challenge is actually going to be the first installation (or “wing” as the developers like to call it) of the first raid that they are launching for the latest expansion of the game, Heart of Thorns.

Set in northern Maguuma, this challenge puts you on the tail of a missing squad. For those of you who have not been acquainted with Guild Wars 2 Spirit Vale, this should help:

Enter Spirit Vale, the initial wing of the first raid in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, and tackle the greatest challenge yet. Built on top of our action combat and dynamic event systems, raids in Guild Wars 2 are instanced, ten-player content designed to be the ultimate test of your skill. Gather your allies for epic experiences!

When you go out in search of the Pact in Guild Wars 2 Spirit Vale, you are bound to face “dark secrets and strange magic” in the forest. However, hardships always reward better. In this case, you can get your hands on “components you’ll need to build legendary armor” as well as “ascended gear, miniatures, and new, unique weapon skins” as rewards.

Last but not the least Guild Wars 2 Spirit Vale update has also changed up the UI a little bit with enhanced squad UI helping you to organize, command, and lead your teams in raids or elsewhere.