10-Player Raids Coming to Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
During the PAX Prime 2015, ArenaNet announced that Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns would be officially launched on October 23rd. Apart from release date, new contents of Heart of Thorns also came out during the PAX Prime 2015 panel.
Heart of Thorns will introduce the first 10-player raid with three wings. Raids are intended to answer requests for more challenging instanced content without typical MMO raid headaches, and the raid in Heart of Thorns will be harder than anything group content you’ve seen in Guild Wars 2 before. You can read more information about new raids here.
Expansions will come with the base game and updates as they arrive. Now Guild Wars 2, the base game, will be free for everyone beginning today. "Our business model is not changing. The game experience stays the same. We're just opening it up to more players. We believe in buy to play." Free accounts will have limitations to storage, chat, trade, mail, and exploitable areas like WvW, which is level-locked to level 60.