Feedback:Game updates/20180509

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Update -- May 9, 2018[edit]


  • Increased the maximum number of active minipets allowed in outposts.

Graphics improvements[edit]

  • Added windowed Fullscreen support.
  • Added a new 8X MSAA anti-aliasing option.
  • The “Use best texture filtering” option will now take advantage of 16x Anisotropic filtering.
  • A new “Advanced” option checkbox has been added to the Graphics options panel. This will replace the “-lodfull” command line option that was added recently.
    • Model LODs will always use the highest available LOD (Level Of Detail), regardless of distance, including the disabling of “imposter” models.
    • The max draw distance will be doubled. Ground cover vegetation draw distance will be pushed out even further.
    • Terrain LODs will almost always draw in highest.
    • Note: Full changes won’t take effect until changing maps.


  • A new option has been added to suppress Whisper messages from players that don’t meet the following criteria:
    • Party member, friend, active trade partner, or recent party/team member.
  • You may now /report directly in the whisper chat window without needing to type the character name.
    • Reporting players is still restricted to the same district that you’re in.
  • Custom chat filters are now possible. To use this feature, you must create a ChatFilter.ini file. The file will be placed in the %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\Guild Wars folder. The file layout is as follows:

Friends list[edit]

  • The maximum number of friends and ignored players has been doubled to 100 and 20 respectively.

Party search[edit]

  • Added a Report button to the party search dialog.

Bug fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue where your character’s LOD drops when zooming out the camera.
  • Fixed an issue where the game client becomes unresponsive when it gets minimized or sent to the background.

Additional notes[edit]

Crash fix:

  • Fixed a client crash related to the new “Whispers from friends, teammates and trade partners only” option.

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • If you experience any issues with shortcuts, make sure to remove the -lodfull argument. This argument has been removed, and may cause issues for some setups.
  • The second update fixed a crash related to the updates to the whisper system.[1]
  • The player-cap in districts was increased on May 8th, the day prior to this update. [2]