Guild Wars 2: The Nightmares Within update detailed and dated

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 11:39 GMT By Dave Cook

Guild Wars 2: The Nightmares Within is ArenaNet’s next living world update. The studio has now dated and detailed the release.

It’s out November 12 and follows directly on from previous update Tower of Nightmares. In a press release, publisher NC Soft confirmed that The Nightmares Within will give players the chance to storm the tower itself, and tackle new challenges inside.

Here’s a breakdown of new events and rewards included in the update:

New Events

  • Lingering Poison: Though the Tower of Nightmares has been breached, the Toxic Alliance’s nefarious presence remains. Players will find that Kessex Hills and the surrounding countryside still are befouled by poisonous pollen.
  • Face The Nightmares Within: Special encounters await players brave enough to enter rooms within the Tower of Nightmares. What will they find? Agents of the evil Scarlet Briar? Or something much more insidious? Only one thing is certain: strength, determination and resilience will be required to survive.
  • The End of Nightmares?: Marjory Delaqua, the human detective, developed a special antitoxin to destroy the deadly menace at the heart of the Tower of Nightmares, but the team she dispatched to inject it never returned. Players will get their chance to pick up the fight and succeed where those before them failed.

New Rewards

  • Antitoxic Fashion: Players completing the meta-achievement for The Nightmares Within will unlock a special Gasmask Skin that features the latest design in air purification and toxin prevention. This universal skin can be applied to any piece of head armour.
  • Exclusive Looks: Players can complete their wardrobes with a new Air Filtration Device – a dry-land version of the starter aquatic helm – or get the new Toxic Spore back item.
  • Minis: Players can earn two new Toxic Krait minis – one by destroying Toxic Alliance foes, the other by killing a special enemy hidden deep in the heart of the Tower of Nightmares.
  • Tri-Key Chest: Players collecting three keys – either from foes within the Tower of Nightmares or by bartering for them with Marjory Delaqua’s helper, Dee – can open the chest for a chance to win special treasures.

We’ll have more on Guild Wars 2: The Nightmares Within as we approach launch.