ArenaNet and NCsoft have announced they are releasing the first ever raid for "Guild Wars 2" by next week titled "Spirit Vale."
Popular fantasy MMORPG "Guild Wars 2" will finally be receiving its very first raid mission after Washington-based developer ArenaNet and its South Korean games publisher NCsoft have decided to put players up to the challenge of teaming up in larger adventure groups to go on puzzle-solving forays to overcome enemy mobs and defeat powerful boss monsters.
The raid, dubbed "Spirit Vale," is described as the first raid's initial wing and is geared at offering a host of difficult tasks to large groups of players, testing skills and allowing teamwork gameplay to overcome some of the raid's greatest challenges.
Scheduled for launch on Tuesday next week, "Spirit Vale" will be made available to "Guild Wars 2" gamers who already have "Heart of Thorns" content, the game's first expansion DLC.
"Spirit Vale" will allow up to 10 players to utilize "Guild Wars 2's" action combat system to defeat huge monster opponents, with each team tasked to hunt for a missing Pact squad that has disappeared in the northern reaches of Maguuma.
To find the squad, players will embark into a journey deep into a strange and dangerous forest steeped in dark magic and crawling with deadly enemies.
An enhanced UI will be added to "Spirit Vale" to allow players in each team to communicate and rendezvous with one another, particularly as the raid missions will require close coordination and cooperation among team players to succeed.
The enhanced UI will also allow team leaders to organize, lead and command their 10-member team, and even a squad composed of up to 50 players in "Tyria" and "World vs. World."
Teams who take part in the "Spirit Vale" raid will also be receiving loot for accomplishing various tasks in the mission, including new weapons skins, helpful gear, miniatures, and components to build new legendary armor that won't be available anywhere else in the game.
"Guild Wars 2's" first raid mission, "Spirit Vale," is expected to arrive on November 17.