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Guild Wars 2 News

Latest Headlines for Guild Wars 2

  • One Hour Stress Test TODAY

    The Guild Wars 2 Twitter has been updated with the news that there will be a one hour stress test in about 90 minutes from the time of this writing. The stress test is open to anyone who pre-purchased Guild Wars 2.

    Reported on Aug 23, 2012
  • Underwater PvP and the Downed State

    We spent some time with the new "underwater" sPvP map, Raid on the Capricorn, during yesterday's Guild Wars 2 stress test. Find out what we thought about underwater combat in PvP and how Guild Wars 2's controversial downed state mechanic plays into it.

    Reported on Aug 22, 2012
  • Optimization & Performance Information

    The Guild Wars 2 blog has been updated with a new post from Bill Freist, part of ArenaNet's QA department. Freist's job in the post is to talk about how the team is working to ensure a smooth, stable experience by implementing back end changes and optimizations to the game engine.

    Reported on Aug 22, 2012
  • New Stress Test Today

    The title says it all. Log into your Guild Wars 2 beta account to help the team stress the servers from 12:00 p.m. PDT to 4:00 p.m. PDT today.

    Reported on Aug 21, 2012
  • Picking a Profession

    Last week we spent some time talking about which race people might choose when Guild Wars 2 arrives later this week. Today we want to spend some time chatting up what profession folks are likely to choose and why. See what you think, then let us know what profession you'll pick first!

    Reported on Aug 20, 2012
  • Stress Test on 8/21 at Noon PDT!

    Thanks to user Redemp who posted it on the Guild Wars 2 General Forum, we just learned that ArenaNet will be conducting another stress test for Guild Wars 2 between 12pm PDT and 4pm PDT. Details from the Facebook post follow:

    Reported on Aug 20, 2012
  • Launch Times & Game Worlds Announced

    The Guild Wars 2 blog has been updated with a pair of exciting announcements as the game nears the head start launch date. The first lays out the exact times that players will be able to access the game depending on the prepurchase option chosen. Also, the team has revealed the final list of world names for both the US and the EU.

    Reported on Aug 15, 2012
  • TMORBG: Predicting Zhaitan

    TemperHoof is back with an epic new update to Temper's Massively Overblown Ranting Blog [about] Gaming. In his latest post, Temper muses on the awesome potential of Guild Wars 2's dragon fights. Will they be as incredible as we hope? Will they be a complete downer? Read on to find out!

    Reported on Aug 14, 2012
  • Picking a Race

    With Guild Wars 2 almost literally just around the corner, people are planning their first steps in the world. In today's latest column, we take a look at all of the races and why each one might be the one for you. Check it out!

    Reported on Aug 13, 2012
  • On Launch and What’s to Come

    Guild Wars 2 is one of those games that is already legendary before it's even released and we're getting very close to that most awesome of days. We had the chance to chat with Game Designer Mike Zadorojny about launch and what the future might hold as well. Read on!

    Reported on Aug 09, 2012
  • Stress Test August 9th

    Guild Wars 2 developers have announced that they will be conducting another stress test on Thursday, August 9th from 12-4 p.m. Pacific.

    Reported on Aug 08, 2012
  • Final Stops On Summer Schedule Revealed

    As the 2012 convention season winds down, ArenaNet has published its final three stops with appearances by the team and for hands on time with Guild Wars 2. Headed to PAX Prime, Gamestop Expo or Gamescom? You might want to stop by.

    Reported on Aug 07, 2012
  • Getting Ready

    Last week, ArenaNet threw a small stress test party for those who could make it. It's the devs' way of saying, "Yeah, we're ready. Let's DO this thing!" In our latest Guild Wars 2 column, we share our thoughts about the stress test and the exciting notion that our obsession is just around the corner! Read on!

    Reported on Aug 06, 2012
  • Talk Storytelling with Jeff Grubb and Ree Soesbee

    The Guild Wars 2 duo of Jeff Grubb and Ree Soesbee will be hosting a live chat with fans on beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 Mountain, 1:00 Central, 2:00 Eastern). The chat will focus on storytelling in Guild Wars 2.

    Reported on Aug 06, 2012
  • Devs Talk WvW has released a brand new video with game designers Matt Witter and Mike Ferguson talking about the 3-faction World vs World system in Guild Wars 2. The pair introduce players to the system and the video features some great in-game footage. Check it out!

    Reported on Aug 02, 2012
  • Head Start Dated & Timed

    Guild Wars 2 pre-purchase fans will want to check out the latest tweet from the Arena.Net team where the specifics of date and time are finally revealed.

    Reported on Aug 01, 2012
  • Creating an Emotional Attachment in MMOs

    In a new post on the Guild Wars 2 blog, Jeff Grubb and Ree Soesbee speak to ways the team is working to give players a sense of connection to the game via their characters and a connection to the choices they make in the game.

    Reported on Jul 31, 2012
  • I Have Questions!

    Now that the beta weekends are behind us and with the release of Guild Wars 2 on the horizon, we take a moment to consider all that we do know. Even knowing a lot about the game, there are still questions which we present today. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Jul 30, 2012
  • Videos Give Visual Peek at Four Pillars

    Not long ago, the Guild Wars 2 team detailed what they consider the four pillars of the game. In an update to that blog post, the official site now has four videos that delve a bit deeper into the pillars for those of us who are more visual learners.

    Reported on Jul 26, 2012
  • Blog Update Offers Guide to Hall of Monuments, Items Preview

    ArenaNet's John Stumme has updated the official ArenaNet blog with an extensive guide to earning points towards your Hall of Monuments in the original Guild Wars, a feature that will grant users rewards in Guild Wars 2 depending on the number of points (out of 50) earned. Additionally, a new video has been added showing off a couple of the Hall of Monument rewards for the very first time.

    Reported on Jul 25, 2012