Guild Wars 2 Adds Preview Feature To Loot Containers, Including Black Lion Chests

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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While Neverwinter is removing functionality to let players "preview" loot boxes, Guild Wars 2 is going in the opposite direction.

Today's GW2 patch grants players the ability to right-click on most loot containers in the game -- including Black Lion Chests -- to get a simplified list of their loot tables, broken down by rarity. Exact percentage chances of getting said loot are, naturally, not provided, but considering how many different loot bags GW2 has, it's still a welcome addition.

To make things even friendlier for players, undesirable booster drops have been removed from Black Lion Chests and each chest has a guaranteed drop of a seasonal holiday item. There are other "guarantees," such as an item to "progress your account in some way". Finally, if you log on this week, you can get a Customer Appreciation Package, which includes a Black Lion Chest and Key.

Read about the changes in the patch notes on the GW2 forums or the more colorful version on the main site.

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About the Author

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.

Discussion (5)

ASD 6 years ago
So you get a preview of the loot you haven't earned yet? I hate neverwinter but I'm siding with them I don't agree with this system. Maybe if it was a contest or a tournament reward I'd be fine with it but I think you should know what weapon you want if your going after it by questing or killing a specific monster. But it could be a great idea if MMO's made a ingame encyclopedia or a ingame way to contact the Game master like how WoW has it which I feel was a great idea. Some of these ideas could take alot of time and money but I got lots more in the works. And I'm sure some people may also but who knows only time can tell...

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