In an update to an article I posted two days ago, the official Guild Wars 2 website has posted more detailed information on their game update set for January 28th. The update is titled Flame & Front: Prelude, and adds new items and features to the game.
The site states that the update is a prologue to a multi-stage narrative that will see a lot of big changes coming to Guild Wars 2 in the following months.
The update includes changes is the paid tournaments from January 28th through February 4th, and improved achievement system, new achievement laurels that can be redeemed for things like Ascended gear and infusions, and the previously mentioned guesting feature.
They are also adding more gear that can be purchased with the laurels, 5 new Utility Infusions and 30 Ascended amulets. There will also be many other improvements to the can such as enhanced performance in World vs. World, adjustments to side-kicking balance and additional user interface improvements. There will be new items in the gem store, which include Baby Quaggan backpacks, riding brooms and more.