Guild Wars 2 has undergone many significant changes to its PvP-centric World vs. World game mode, beginning World Restructuring in last year's September. In the following months, ArenaNet made changes to rewards players can gain for getting into more fights and honed in on a "queue bug" plaguing player enjoyment before hitting the field. Continuing its phase one of World Restructuring, ArenaNet has just announced the fourth beta event that starts on August 12 and ends on August 19.
According to the WvW update in June on the ArenaNet blog, the goal of the upcoming beta is to test several back-end changes created over the last few months. ArenaNet states that "most of these changes won't be visible to players;" unless something goes wonky during testing. The event will allow them to gather new data and stress-test coding changes. Additionally, it'll give new devs on the Guild Wars 2 WvW team experience running their first WvW World Restructuring beta event.
Some of the improvements players can expect this time involve a more simplified team creation and matchmaking process. ArenaNet mentions how this is a "big step" toward seeing how the feature holds up if enabled full-time on live game servers without manual upkeep.
They've also reduced the likelihood that players will end up on incorrect teams or realms and implemented bug fixes and mitigations for the infamous "queue bug." There will be a WvW bonus experience event running between August 12-19, giving players 100% to World Experience, 25% to reward-track progress, and 50% to magic find.
To learn how to participate in the upcoming WvW event, read the directions for you and your guild on the Guild Wars 2 blog.
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