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The Shadow of the Mad King Returns to Guild Wars 2 on Oct. 16

Look alive as the spooky and fantastical creatures come to life in the Mad Realm of Tyria! This morning, ArenaNet announced that one of Guild Wars 2’s most celebrated and time honoured traditions – the Shadow of the Mad King – will be returning on October 16th and will be live until November 6th.

While ghosts walk alongside mortals, this year’s festival includes:

Additional details on the festival can be found here

This Halloween content is available free to all players. For the full Guild Wars 2 experience, players can purchase the second expansion, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, at

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