We got confirmation folks! And before the PAX Prime panel too! It was announced on the Guild Wars 2 twitter that Heart of Thorns will be launching on October 23rd, 2015. You have less than two months to prepare if need be! Get ready for an awesome time!
So yesterday there was a Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns panel at Gamescom 2015 talking about Heart of Thorns in a broad sense. Some news that will make GW2 players happy is that Heart of Thorns will be coming out in 2015.
I think most players assumed that the expansion was coming out this year already but the rate of how content details that are being released made players push back our initial estimates.
I was going for a late August, early September release date. However, we have 5 elite specializations left to learn of (Warrior, Engineer, Thief, Revenant, Ranger), our first beta weekend starting tomorrow, and the “challenging content” is still not known. That’s at least 6 weeks of content to go over plus there’s PAX Prime at the end of August which I assume a lot of people are expecting a release date from; myself included.
My estimate of the release date right now is now pushed a month to mid to late September, early October.