On March 26th, the third installment of the four-part Flame and Frost
series in Guild Wars 2
erupts on servers. In this update, the land of Tyria will come under attack by an army composed of the dredge and the charr Flame Legion, whose sole purpose is to completely raze the land and destroy everyone in the way. This threat will burst through the fiery portals in the Shiverpeaks, and denizens of the land need help to defend themselves to avoid annihilation.
Plenty of new features accompany this update, giving players multiple ways to help neutralize this threat, from two new NPCs whose stories and missions send players into the fray to dredge-constructed spy outposts that must be found and destroyed. World-vs.-world gets a facelift with a new progression system that includes new abilities and the elimination of culling
. About a week after The Razing goes lives, players will be able to peruse the new GW2
leaderboards, where WvW rankings, PvP player rankings, and total achievement points will all be listed.