Guild Wars 2 official artwork for the Icebrood Saga without the logo

[Update]: The next update, Visions of the Past, has brought back four long-lost Season 1 story missions!

While I would prefer a proper expansion at this point, ArenaNet is at least being quite consistent with the Living World story updates. It's only been a little while since the Whisper in the Dark released, and already the second episode of the Icebrood Saga is now upon us - Shadow in the Ice.

Expect to see a brand new storyline focused around Braham and his desire to prove himself to the spirits, a large new area to roam across, as well as new mastery traits to acquire which will help you further explore the frigid North. There are also a bunch of fancy new weapons to acquire, a ceremonial raven armor to adorn yourself with, and naturally, a whole bunch of achievements and challenges to undertake for even more cosmetic goodies.

You can learn a little bit more about these rewards, as well as the story itself, through the recently posted teaser trailer. Have a look:

Much like the previous updates, Shadow in the Ice is entirely free as long as you log in before the next episode arrives. So even if you're not planning to play Guild Wars 2 any time soon, it would be a good idea to simply log in and claim the episode for later.

Either way, you can learn a little bit more about Shadow in the Ice over at the official website. Have fun!