Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns video shows World vs World skirmish

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns has debuted its first gameplay video.

The footage clocks in at just over three minutes and offers a look at a World vs World skirmish on the Desert Borderlands map.

Announced at PAX South in January, Heart of Thorns offers training opportunities for players beyond level 80, as well as new quests, enemies and professions.

The new Mastery system will allow players to hone skills such as hang gliding, tearing the bark off of heavily-armoured Mordrem and building new collections to earn precursors to legendary weapons.

The Maguuma Jungle area will play host to new quests, never-seen-before enemies, open-world jungle maps, new group content and additional boss battles.

Guild Wars: Heart of Thorns announced at PAX

Profession specialisations will remove the confines associated with jobs, allowing players to access weapons, traits and skills usually unavailable to their profession.

A brand new profession called Revenant will allow players to equip heavy armor and access otherworldly powers.

Changes to the player-vs-player modes include the introduction of Stronghold, a mode where users must harvest resources, hire troops and assault enemy bases. Guild leaderboards have also been added to heighten competition between them.

No release date for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns has been announced.

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