'Guild Wars 2' Says Goodbye to Wintersday Content In New Update
The world of Guild Wars 2 returns to normal with the removal of Wintersday content.
Wintersday is over, and Guild Wars 2 has been patched up to remove the content that seemed like a permanent fixture in the world of Tyria for close to a month. The presence of Toymaker Tixx and his presents and toys made up a big part of the Lion's Arch experience.
With Christmas over and done with, a new update has been issued to remove the aforementioned content, so you won't find mysterious presents spawning in the middle of nowhere now that they're gone. Additionally, you won't be able to purchase Wintersday items from the Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store anymore.
However, ArenaNet notes that the Wintersday Merchant will remain in Lion's Arch for a while longer, so players will have a last chance to exchange their old socks and hats for Wintersday gifts.
The update comes with a small fix for the Mesmer, whose Shatter skills now share a global 0.25 second recharge, to prevent multiple shatter effects triggering on the same illusion. The Mesmer's Shattered Strength trait now grants 1 stack of might per illusion shattered, so the character should be a little beefier in combat.