Guild Wars 2 artwork for the Return to Living World Season 1 - Sky Pirates

[Update]: ArenaNet has now detailed the massive class balance update slated for June 28th, 2022.

After a decade of absence, the Guild Wars 2 team has now started remastering and re-releasing the original Living World Season 1 episodes. The very first one Flame and Frost began the journey a short while ago, and now the appropriately titled Sky Pirates episode brings with it the continuation of the story and the long-lost introduction to Captain Mai Trin and detective Marjory Delaqua.

Just like last time, Sky Pirates will be a permanent addition that's freely available to all players. So whether you own the newest expansion or none at all, you'll be able to play through the remastered Living World Season 1 episodes at your own pace.

As for what exactly you can expect to see in terms of gameplay, that you can get a little sneak peek at through the freshly posted trailer. Have a gander:

When it comes to new content, the Sky Pirates update has also brought with it a Challenge Mode version of the Kaineng Overlook Strike Mission, as well as a set of Generation 3 legendary weapon variants themed after the Elder Dragon of death and shadow, Zhaitan. Getting them is a fairly lengthy process that requires both materials and the completion of new achievements, but the good news is that the skins look pretty darn cool!

You can check out the full list of changes, including all of the bug fixes, over at the Guild Wars 2 website. Have fun with all of the 'new' stuff!