We have some new screenshots for the Guild Wars 2 fans out there and yes, we are not kidding, these are underwater screens! But before we get to the screenshots, here is a little of what Jonathan “Chaplan” Sharp, game designer at ArenaNet, had to say about underwater gameplay:
There’s a huge amount of underwater content in Guild Wars 2, and we want you to be able to explore it all without stressing about drowning. When you dive underwater, a breathing apparatus is instantly put all up on your face. We provide you with a default breathing apparatus, but you can find all sorts of cool gear to help keep you exploring the depths of the ocean.
When you’re underwater, you don’t need to worry about breathing until your health goes to zero. When this happens you go into a drowning state, which functions like the downed state you experience when above water except with some small ability to move. When you are drowning, you have three ways to recover:
You kill an opponent, which will cause you to rally.
An ally can revive you, just as they can above water.
You reach the surface of the water, where you will stop drowning and regain health. When your health bar fills all the way you’ll be revived.
Here are the screens we promised, and be sure to take a look at the last picture of some of the weapons that are for underwater use only.
Spear: Close-quarters melee weapon
Trident: Long-range magical weapon
Harpoon gun: Long-range mechanical weapon