ArenaNet Releases First Guild Wars 2 Raid, Spirit Vale

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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GW2 Spirit Vale raid

ArenaNet's cranked up the difficulty in Guild Wars 2, with the introduction of the game's first raid, Spirit Vale, the first wing of which goes live today. The other two wings will go live in future patches, and there will be reward bonuses for each wing when it's new.

Instead of "bosses," ArenaNet refers to each encounter in a raid as... well, an "encounter," and that might include a boss fight or something more like a dynamic event in the GW2 world. Each wing consists of a number of encounters, and I got a chance to try out the big boss/encounter of the first wing, a nasty fellow called Gorseval the Multifarious, pictured above. He smashed me and the raid group -- which was 80% ArenaNet employees -- quite handily.

If you want to try out Spirit Vale, you'll need to purchase the Heart of Thorns expansion, which you can do here.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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