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Guild Wars 2 News

Latest Headlines for Guild Wars 2

  • Structured PvP October Update

    The Guild Wars 2 blog has been updated with a new post to give PvPers a look at what the team has been doing throughout the month of October. This month, players can find out more about Qualifying Points, the new UI, the new tournament browser, quick launch button update and more.

    Reported on Oct 23, 2012
  • Talk with the Devs about the Halloween Update TODAY!

    The Guild Wars 2 team will be on hand in the official Twitch.tv channel beginning at approximately 1:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 p.m. EDT to talk with players about today's release of the Shadow of the Mad King update.

    Reported on Oct 22, 2012
  • Basking in the Shadow of the Mad King

    We met up with ArenaNet in San Francisco last week to test drive some of Guild Wars 2's new Halloween themed content: Shadow of the Mad King. Read on to see what awaits you as the update goes live today.

    Reported on Oct 20, 2012
  • 'Shadow of the Mad King' Event Teased with New Video

    ArenaNet is teasing the upcoming 'Shadow of the Mad King' Halloween event for Guild Wars 2 with a new trailer released this evening. The team has also launched a mini-site giving players a peek at the event's schedule, which will consist of four separate acts, beginning on October 22 and concluding with Act 4 on October 31.

    Reported on Oct 18, 2012
  • Exploring the Technical Side on Reddit

    ArenaNet has announced that it will be hosting an Ask Me Anything Reddit event today at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT. Participants will be able to ask questions about the game engine, tools, game play or anything else 'techie' that strikes a fancy.

    Reported on Oct 17, 2012
  • Retail Gems Cards Now Available

    ArenaNet has announced that Guild Wars 2 players can now purchase Gems Cards at retailers around the world. Gems are used to purchase items from the Black Lion Trading Company in game.

    Reported on Oct 17, 2012
  • That Rascally Diorama Contest

    ArenaNet has always expended a lot of effort on holiday celebrations, Halloween being no exception. This year, Guild Wars 2 fans will be able to take on the diorama contest for the first time. In today's GW2 column, we take a look at that and offer a few suggestions. Read on!

    Reported on Oct 15, 2012
  • ArenaNet Programmers Speak to the Challenges of Coding Tyria

    Our own Garrett Fuller was at GDC Online this past week, and spoke with several members of ArenaNet's programming team for Guild Wars 2, including Cameron Dunn, Studio Technical Director, Braeden Shosa, Gameplay Programming Team Lead, Chad Taylor, Engine Programming Team Lead, and Stephen Clarke-Willson, Server Programming Team Lead.

    Reported on Oct 16, 2012
  • Halloween Event Detailed

    ArenaNet has updated the official Guild Wars 2 site with a new post called "The Shadow of the Mad King". The post details Halloween thrills and chills in Tyria. There will be new items for sale in the Black Lion Trading post, festive decor around the game world, special PvP events, new mini-dungeons and bosses and much more.

    Reported on Oct 12, 2012
  • Colin Johanson on the Live Teams & the Future

    Last week, ArenaNet announced that there would not be just one Guild Wars 2 Live Team to keep the world fresh and functioning. We were told that there would be SIX (or more as needed)! We caught up with Colin Johanssen to talk about the Live Teams and how they will function and what they will bring to Guild Wars 2. Read on!

    Reported on Oct 11, 2012
  • Two Factor Authentication Beta Begins

    ArenaNet has announced that, effective immediately, Guild Wars 2 players can take part in the new beta of a two-factor authentication system. Players can download and install an authenticator program for a desktop PC or Mac and/or Android and iPhone mobile platforms. The new authentication system is designed to protect player accounts from hackers.

    Reported on Oct 10, 2012
  • Incoming PvP Changes Include Tournaments & Arenas

    ArenaNet's Jonathan Sharp has penned a new developer blog on the official Guild Wars 2 site that details some of the incoming changes to the PvP feature. He outlines both paid and free automated PvP tournaments, custom arenas, and why the team has chosen these features over other changes to PvP.

    Reported on Oct 09, 2012
  • The Future of Tyria

    Last week, ArenaNet laid its cards on the table about the various live teams and how each will leave its own mark on Guild Wars 2. In our latest column, we take a look at the future in Tyria. See what we think before leaving your ideas in the comments.

    Reported on Oct 07, 2012
  • Game On Podcast: ArenaNet's Bobby Stein

    Guild Wars 2 has been going strong since launch, and this week, Som Pourfarzaneh talks with Bobby Stein, Lead Writer at ArenaNet, all about writing for GW2, dialogue, VO, storytelling, in-game text, and much more!

    Reported on Oct 06, 2012
  • A Living, Breathing, Dynamic World

    The Guild Wars 2 blog has been updated with a new post that gives players a bit of insight into how ArenaNet plans to keep Tyria a living, breathing, dynamic world. To do so, rather than have just one live team, ArenaNet has created several teams to keep the game fresh, constantly updated and much more.

    Reported on Oct 04, 2012
  • Raising the Bar

    This summer's hottest release was Guild Wars 2. We've spent the last few weeks giving a few thoughts about the game in our Review in Progress series. Today we wrap it all up and present the official review for your perusal. Read it in its entirety and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Oct 03, 2012
  • Halloween Diorama Contest Announced

    ArenaNet has announced that it will be sponsoring a Halloween diorama contest. Remember dioramas? Those shoe box projects from elementary school? ArenaNet wants you to make a Guild Wars 2 themed diorama with a spooky Halloween feel to it.

    Reported on Oct 02, 2012
  • Latest Patch Addresses Bugs & Dungeons

    The latest patch notes for Guild Wars 2 have been published on the official site (and the launcher). The update brings a long list of bug fixes to the game and some interesting changes to several dungeons including the reduction of monster difficulty and addressing the "speed clearing" of dungeons.

    Reported on Oct 02, 2012
  • No Game is Perfect

    Often times when someone really loves a game, they are negatively accused of being a "fanboi". This isn't always a fair assessment as most fans of a game can also see its flaws. In today's Guild Wars 2 column, we take a look at some of the things that raise our eyebrows. See what you think and then add your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Oct 01, 2012
  • Review in Progress – Dungeons

    In the final installment of our Guild Wars 2 Review in Progress, we take a look at dungeons. We offer our honest opinion about rough spots as well as the good stuff. Read on and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 26, 2012