ArenaNet is pulling out all the stops to get players back into Guild Wars 2. First, the Super Adventure Festival, GW2’s homage to old school gaming, returns on Thursday, March 28, and runs until April 18. As in previous years, players can test their jumping skills in the Super Adventure Box, as well as a new challenge: a race against Gourdon the Racing Choya.
In the longer term, ArenaNet has launched a “Welcome Back” initiative, designed to bring players back into the fold to familiarize them with the current state of the game and the world of Tyria. The most recent expansion, Path of Fire, is 50% off in the store if you use the code GW2WELCOMEBACK; purchase that and you can get the first Living World episode from Season 4 for free in the in-game shop, as well a Tradesman’s Package. These will be available until April 1.
Subsequent weeks will feature subsequent Living World episodes, with the celebration going on for five weeks total. ArenaNet also has a bunch of sponsored livestreams on tap, with a full schedule, as well as other tips for returning players, in the announcement on the GW2 site.