Guild Wars 2 Visions of the Past update screenshot of a golem

[Update]: Chapter 3 of The Icebrood Saga is bringing in a massive new map and an all-out civil war between the Charr factions.

While Guild Wars 2's Living World content is fully replayable these days, the original Season 1 missions with their crazy characters and storylines are unfortunately still unavailable. There is a bit of good news on this front, however, as ArenaNet has just re-released four Season 1 missions as a part of the freshly launched Visions of the Past update!

The update has also added a new Public Mission where you'll get to accompany Ryland Steelcatcher and his rather impressive Charr tank as they attempt to bring down the Ancient Forgeman. And just for good measure, there's also a brand new storyline that offers a bit of a different perspective on the "Whisper in the Dark" mission, and will once again have you accompany Ryland as he seeks to discover the truth behind the fate of the Vigil leader Almorra Soulkeeper.

Since all of that probably sounds like complete nonsense to you, allow me to also share the recently posted trailer. It should give you a pretty good idea of just what to expect in terms of gameplay and rewards:

As always, the Visions of the Past update is entirely free to grab for a couple of months. So even if you're not planning to complete it right now, it would still be a good idea to log in and add it to your account. You can also learn more about the Visions of the Past update, as well as follow any future announcements, over at the official website.

The final thing worth mentioning is that ArenaNet has just recently announced a brand new Guild Wars 2 expansion set in Cantha! The details are basically nonexistent as the expansion is in early development, but it's still lovely to know that Guild Wars 2 has quite a few more updates to come!