The Brand-New Fractals of the Mists, Legendary Backpacks, Ascended Salvaging, and More!
Arenanet has placed a blog post online which outlines some changes regarding higher level content in an upcoming update. A focus lies on fractals of the mists, which will now be a single fractal instead of 3-4, will be scheduled, and the fractal ranks and rewards will be increased from 50 to 100. Furthermore, ascended crafting and legendary backapacks are coming to the game. You can read the entire blog post here.
The second is that—while we view fractals as our infinitely expandable, endgame version of 5-man dungeon content, and while we will be continuing to discuss fractals in futureGuild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns announcements—this is not the new “challenging group content” that Colin announced on stage when he first revealed the expansion at PAX South. This is instead a way for us to continue to expand the content and rewards for fractals while simultaneously trying to make them more approachable to a wider audience in Guild Wars 2. Stay tuned for details about both the fractal leaderboards and our challenging new group-content feature for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns at a future date.