Guild Wars 2 and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns gets a lot of new features and tweaks in the Winter 2016 update that is now live. This major update is free for all players.
The update includes gliding across almost anywhere after having unlocked Basic Gliding Mastery as a highlight. There have also been many balance changes made to certain weapons. You can read the detailed patch notes here.
Source: God is Geek