(Updated) Guild Wars 2's Skimmers Will Be Able To Go Underwater Later This Month
There's a bit of unexpected news for Guild Wars 2 today -- and its reveal might even be unexpected from ArenaNet. Skimmers, the aquatic mount that lets Tyrians cruise over the waves will be able to go under those waves on Aug. 25 -- the eight-year anniversary of the game's early access launch -- as revealed in a video highlight package. Currently, there are no underwater mounts in GW2, so the ability to use skimmers under the sea comes as a welcome relief to players who are tired of having to (slowly) swim everywhere. Judging by the video's title, a new mastery will be required to unlock this feature.
It's worth pointing out that, thus far, five of the six Elder Dragons -- Zhaitan, Mordremoth, Primordus, Kralkatorrik, and Jormag -- have been revealed and have clashed with players. The sixth Elder Dragon is unnamed, but it's known to be an underwater entity whose name starts with an "S" (and has been popularly referred to as "Steve" or "Selbbub," which is "bubbleS" spelled backwards). With an expansion on the horizon, it's highly possible that we'll be confronting it then, and adding this functionality to the skimmer probably goes in line with that.
Now for the weird part: The video is unlisted on YouTube, and it's dated July 29, 2020. So it's been up there for a week and was apparently only just publicized today, which may not have been the plan for ArenaNet. There's nothing about the new feature on the GW2 website, and we haven't received any press releases, though PC Gamer did break the news (with a nod from ArenaNet after the article went live). It could have been an exclusive, which would be something different from ArenaNet, or it could have been an unintentional reveal. If that's the case, and with what happened last week, maybe we should consider making "unintentional reveal Friday" a regular feature on the site.
UPDATE, 8/10: ArenaNet has officially revealed the feature, and even re-upped and made public the video, with today's date attached..
About the Author
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.
You May Enjoy
Epic Alleges Google Paid Activision $360 Million To Not Launch Competitor Mobile App Store, Activision Claims "Nonsense"
Epic says "Project Hug" is Google's anti-trust project, Google claims it fosters development and competition.By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
Path Of Exile Releases Updated "Endless Delve" Event; Jewels For 3.20 Will Have Improved Ailment Mitigation
Grinding Gear continues its cycle of November events ahead of 3.20 expansion.By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
November 30th Won't See A Full Moon, But Will See "Lua's Prey" Debut Werewolf Voruna And New Story Mission In Warframe
There's also a ton of new cosmetics being added and a limited-time sale.By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
New Extraction Shooter, Hawked, Coming To PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, And PC
If Indian Jones was an FPS game, this would be it.By Aspen Pash - 3 days ago
If You Pre-Ordered Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, The Pre-Order Beta Is Now Live
Fatshark will be adding more and more content as we approach full launch on November 30th.By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
PC Gaming Show 2023 Preview: Homeworld 3, The Finals, And Other Multiplayer Games Appear At Showcase
Here are some of the multiplayer highlights.By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago