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A new blog post on the Guild Wars 2 site lays out the details for the upcoming release of a new PvP map. Called "Spirit Watch", the map features a "capture the orb" type of game play.
Here’s how it works: At the beginning of each match, the Orb of Ascension spawns at an altar, located in the center of the map. In order to pick up the Orb, a player will have to successfully complete a very short commune time. The player carrying the Orb will want to take it to any of the three capture points —represented as shrines to Wolf, Raven and Bear—located up in the surrounding cliffs.
While carrying the Orb, the player still has access to all of their skills, but has a 40% movement speed penalty and is unable to stealth or gain swiftness. If they teleport or become downed, they will drop the Orb.
Read the full description on the Guild Wars 2 site.