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MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 08/28/12)  | Pub:NCSoft
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Guild Wars 2 News

Latest Headlines for Guild Wars 2

  • 5 Things People Are B*tching About

    This past weekend's first major closed beta event for Guild Wars 2 was a very exciting time for players looking forward to the game from Arena.Net. There is so much to love about GW2 and most of the weekend went without a hitch. Still there -are- things that people are kvetching about. See what we discovered people are talking about in The List today and then add your own thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Apr 29, 2012
  • NA Digital Editions Sell Out

    The Guild Wars 2 Facebook page has been updated with the news that all keys for the digital edition of the game in North America have been sold. According to the post, the number of keys available was limited to ensure that participants would have a smooth, lag-free experience.

    Reported on Apr 27, 2012
  • Beta Weekend Expectations

    As the first-ever beta weekend nears, we've got a few thoughts to share about what we're anticipating seeing during the Guild Wars 2 event. See what we've got in mind for our time in game and then let us know what you're looking forward to in the Guild Wars 2 beta weekend.

    Reported on Apr 26, 2012
  • Server List & Transfer Information

    The Arena.Net blog has been updated with new information for participants in this weekend's first beta event. Information includes both the EU and NA server lists and requirements for transfer to servers outside of a player's purchase zone.

    Reported on Apr 25, 2012
  • Progress You Can See

    During recent beta events, a troubling lag issue cropped up for testers worried that their systems just might not be up to Guild Wars 2. That has been largely laid to rest. Check out what we discovered in our latest Guild Wars 2 column. Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Apr 23, 2012
  • Concept Art Revealed for FB Milestones

    Arena.Net has introduced a new feature to its official Guild Wars 2 Facebook page to entice fans to "like" the page. Every 10,000 likes will see a new piece of Guild Wars 2 concept art revealed up to the 500k mark. The first piece has been posted and is gorgeous! At 470k, a load screen will be posted.

    Reported on Apr 20, 2012
  • Beta Weekend Detailed

    A short, but informative, post has cropped up on the Guild Wars 2 site that details a bit of what pre-purchase customers can expect to find in the game when the first beta event rolls out. The post is a reminder of some of the awesome features that players can look into as they take their first baby steps into Guild Wars 2.

    Reported on Apr 19, 2012
  • First Beta Weekend: April 27-29

    Straight off the Guild Wars 2 Twitter: Good news!First Beta Weekend Event will be from April 27-29. We will let you know once the client is ready for download. We'll have a blog post with details about what and when you can play later today or tomorrow. If you haven't already: pre-purchase to participate!

    Reported on Apr 18, 2012
  • It Is a Sequel

    When something is the second in a series, a sequel, there are certain things that players will look for as improvements over the first. In today's Guild Wars 2 column, we look at some of the bigger improvements that have been made since the original came out. Read on!

    Reported on Apr 16, 2012
  • Death to the Old Ways!

    Arena.Net has plans to set the MMO genre on its ear by doing away with the necessity for player groups to mirror the so-called "Holy Trinity" style of game play, to the "old way" as it were. We take a look at that in today's Guild Wars 2 column. Read on and then post your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Apr 09, 2012
  • Pre-Orders Begin

    Unless you've been living under a rock, you will know that today, April 10th, marks the beginning of preorder season for Guild Wars 2. Preordering any edition of the highly anticipated Arena.Net title will grant access to all forthcoming beta weekends.

    Reported on Apr 10, 2012
  • Collector's Edition Video

    Arena.Net has released a new video showing off the awesomeness that is the Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition which, not coincidentally, goes on sale beginning tomorrow, April 10th.

    Reported on Apr 09, 2012
  • The Squad System in WvW

    The Guild Wars 2 blog has been updated with a new post detailing how the squad system will play out in World vs World competition. Acknowledging that general chat is too broad for effective communication and that party chat was too small, the team devised the squad system to allow for better control of each world's forces.

    Reported on Apr 06, 2012
  • Hoelbrak, the City of the Norn

    In our recent journey into Guild Wars 2, we traveled through three of the major cities. In this video travelogue, we take a look at the Norn city of Hoelbrak.

    Reported on Apr 04, 2012
  • Opinions from a Long Time Fan

    In our latest Guild Wars 2 column, we take a look at the game from the viewpoint of a long time fan. Our thoughts are based on the recent beta weekend. See what you think before adding your comments.

    Reported on Apr 02, 2012
  • The Black Citadel Video Preview

    Home of the Charr, the Black Citadel sits in a blackened plain surrounded by destruction. Check out our video tour of the Guild Wars 2 Charr capitol city, The Black Citadel.

    Reported on Apr 02, 2012
  • Guild Wars 2 - Why World vs. World Will Rule

    In The List today, we take a look back at the recent Guild Wars 2 beta weekend and the whole concept that Arena.Net is bringing to the genre with its World vs World system. We've got two full lists of what we think are the best features in WvW and what we perceive might cause some issues. Read on and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Apr 01, 2012
  • Guild Interface Video Preview

    During last weekend's Guild Wars 2 beta event, we took some time to examine the ins and outs of the guild interface to see how well it will facilitate the formation of an awesome guild. See what we discovered in our video preview of the guild interface.

    Reported on Mar 29, 2012
  • Divinity's Reach Video Preview

    During last weekend's beta event, we took the cook's tour around the Human stronghold of Divinity's Reach. We've got a tasty video tour of the city along with a bit of reaction to what we saw. Check it out!

    Reported on Mar 28, 2012
  • 'Microtransactions Should Unite the Community'

    In a new interview at, Arena.Net's Mike O'Brien kicks off a new discussion about the recently announced microtransactions in Guild Wars 2. In it O'Brien fleshes out a bit more of the design team's philosophy: If players can spend time playing to get what they want, perfect. If players don't have that kind of time but want those same things, they have microtransactions.

    Reported on Mar 28, 2012