Hey there, everyone!
The Wintersday patch is upon us! The event is the usual, with a few new skins to procure, but otherwise not much changed. With it comes a few other tidbits that might interest you:
-Season 5 begins today! Last season of the year, so get it while it's hot.
-Ranked queues are now limited to solo and duo queue for the duration of the season.
-Pip amounts have been reworked per tier.
-Skyhammer is now included in ranked maps, and Battle of Champion's Dusk is no longer available ranked.
-Skirmish scoring has been changed. The 1st place for a skirmish is now 2 pts, while both 2nd and 3rd place receive 1 pt each (starts on Friday reset).
-Floating war scores now appear over objectives when earned.
-We have our current partners until the end of December or thereabouts.
Check out these changes and a full list of others, including balance changes, in the full release: https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/info/updates/Game-Update-Notes-December-13-2016?_ga=1.101932865.1593837639.1370900384