The next Guild Wars 2 update is here. Fractured is a complete reworking of the Fractal dungeon system, changing how progression works, adding in new locations, and continuing the Living Story.
A while back, the playerbase voted between the two nominees for the Captain’s Council of Lion’s Arch. The winner, Ellen Kiel, promised research into the Fractals of the Mists. That promise has now been fulfilled, with players getting to see the recent Thaumanova Reactor meltdown event (a popular location in Metrica Province where a reactor ripped apart the fabric of space). The Fractals are now more rewarding, your progress is saved account-wide, and there are new Rune and Sigil recipes to find. The way Agony Resist works has been changed, and you can now access the Obsidian Sanctum straight from the World vs World menu.
The Tower of Nightmares content is still ongoing, with a few improvements. The Hybrid now always gives you a piece of the tri-color key, and the vendor that sells key pieces has been added to the base of the tower.
You can read the full patchnotes for this update here.