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Today ArenaNet have released new details about two new tribes set to play an important role in Guild Wars 2’s upcoming expansion, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. In the expansion, players will be introduced to all-new frog-like Hylek tribes who will guide their journey through the Heart of Maguuma jungle. 

These new tribes help introduce brand new skills and abilities players can earn through Masteries gleaned from their culture and unique combative styles.

Narrative Designer Scott McGough reveals lots of details about all three new tribes—Itzel, Nuhoch, and Zintl—in a new developer blog post published today. McGough delves into not just weaponry and combat techniques but also the cultural norms and language unique to each faction.

ArenaNet is giving players their first look at these new  Hylek in action on the next episode of Points of Interest, airing tomorrow (Friday, 17th April) on the Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel at 9pm CEST/8pm BST. The episode will show first glimpses of a new area in the Maguuma Jungle where Game Designer Andy McLeod and Content Designer Matthew Medina will demo behavior and combat moves for these new tribes. They will also cover where these cultures fit within Guild Wars lore. 

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