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Guild Wars 2 News

Latest Headlines for Guild Wars 2

  • Heart of Thorns Closed Beta Event Coming on May 26th

    ArenaNet has announced that players who scored a portal to the Heart of Maguuma during the special event held recently in certain locations within the game will be invited to the closed beta for the Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns. Players are reminded to keep an eye out on their email for special instructions.

    Reported on May 22, 2015
  • Big Changes Headed into WvW

    ArenaNet's Tyler Bearce has penned a new developer blog to talk about the big changes coming to Guild Wars 2 and the WvW system.

    Reported on May 21, 2015
  • Rumor: Heart of Thorns Preorders Coming June 30th?

    It appears that has leaked the preorder date and price for the upcoming Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion. According to the image provided, HoT will release on June 30th for €44.99.

    Reported on May 20, 2015
  • Lion's Arch is Being Rebuilt, and We've Got Pics to Prove It

    The building has begun, the city is bustling with activity, and Lion's Arch is officially being rebuilt in ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2. But it won't ever be just as it was, as the developer today released a new dev blog on what the rebuild entails.

    Reported on May 19, 2015
  • Numbers!

    79.12! 28.04! 0.45! Jason breaks down some of the facts and figures from the NCSoft financial report, recent earnings expectation report, and the Guild Wars 2 leaderboards to provide some interesting insights.

    Reported on May 17, 2015
  • Jon Peters on the Reaper Elite Spec

    Yesterday the Reaper was announced as the Necromancer's Elite Specialization in Guild Wars 2's upcoming Heart of Thorns expansion. We pestered ArenaNet's own Jon Peters for a little more detail on the spec, and this is what we managed to choke out of him.

    Reported on May 15, 2015
  • Don't Fear the Reaper - The Necro Elite Specialization

    The third in a series of articles designed to reveal the Elite Specializations coming to all classes with the Heart of Thorns expansion has debuted on the official site. This time, the Necromancer's specialization is revealed. Called The Reaper, Necros will have the ability to wield a two-handed greatsword to become a devastating melee brawler facing off against as many foes as can be gathered.

    Reported on May 13, 2015
  • The Dragonhunter Gameplay in Latest Ready Up Episode

    The Guild Wars 2 site has been updated with a new Twitch video about the announced Guardian specialization, the Dragonhunter. The The video shines the spotlight on the new skills Guardians will gain access to on choosing the specialization.

    Reported on May 12, 2015
  • Desert Borderlands Stress Tests Coming Soon

    Guild Wars 2 players will want to keep eyes on email thanks to the news that invites for the Desert Borderlands WvW stress testing are being sent out. Initially few in number, ArenaNet promised to raise the number as time goes on.

    Reported on May 11, 2015
  • Necromancer Specialization Teased

    Keep your eyes on the Guild Wars 2 site this week as the latest Twitter post by ArenaNet teases the Necromancer. What the image implies remains to be seen, but it's definitely something to look forward to in the coming days. What do you think it implies?

    Reported on May 11, 2015
  • Making Events More Dynamic

    Dynamic Events are a large and important concept in Guild Wars 2. They've helped bring players together, and showed us that a game world could feel alive. But like any other young concept, there is definitely room for growth. And what better way to see dynamic events taken to the next level than through an expansion?

    Reported on May 10, 2015
  • The Guardian's Elite Specialization: Dragonhunter

    The latest profession to have its elite specialization revealed is the Guardian. Called the Dragonhunter, Guardians will be able to become big-game hunters taking part in the fight from the back-line with ranged combat.

    Reported on May 06, 2015
  • Points of Interest Shows Off the Chronomancer

    The Guild Wars 2 team took to the airwaves recently to talk more about the advanced profession for the Mesmer, the awesome Chronomancer. Check out this video from last weeks Points of Interest to see the Chronomancer in action.

    Reported on May 05, 2015
  • Public Humiliation for a Notorious Cheater

    The ArenaNet security team has a message for cheaters: DON'T. If it's not enough for some, there is this that was recorded by Chris Cleary where a rather notorious cheater was stripped, thrown to the ground from a precipitous height, had characters deleted and the account banned.

    Reported on May 05, 2015
  • Guardian Profession to Get Bow Specialty?

    The latest teaser image for the advanced professions in Guild Wars 2 has been posted. This time, it appears to be a Guardian wielding a wicked looking and very icy-appearing bow. What do you think?

    Reported on May 04, 2015
  • Cosmetic Conundrum - How Much Should We Care About Drop Rates?

    Jason asks the question: Should we be concerned about how hard it is to get "non-essential" items like skins or those elusive beta portals?

    Reported on May 03, 2015
  • Mesmer's Elite Specialization Revealed - The Chronomancer

    The Guild Wars 2 site has been update with a brand new blog post that is sure to set the community buzzing with the revelation of the Mesmer's Elite Specialization, the Chronomancer. As the name implies, Mesmers will gain some awesome new ways to manipulate time in both constructive and destructive ways.

    Reported on Apr 29, 2015
  • Find a Way Into the Next Heart of Thorns Beta...Literally

    Guild Wars 2 players looking for a way into the next Heart of Thorns expansion beta event can literally find a way in by adventuring through the Maguuma Wastes in the game. While battling monsters in Dry Top and the Silverwastes, special portals can be dropped giving access to Maguuma Wastes. Sprinkled throughout the Wastes are special trophies that, if found, will grant access to the forthcoming beta event (not yet dated).

    Reported on Apr 27, 2015
  • Mesmers to Get Shields in Heart of Thorns

    The Guild Wars 2 Facebook page has been updated with a beautiful new image of a Mesmer using a shield. Just further confirmation that the Profession will be getting the Shield as its new weapon in Heart of Thorns.

    Reported on Apr 27, 2015
  • Specializations - A New Way to Play

    Some more news has spilled all over the internet yesterday detailing specializations. It seems the real goal for the developers is to completely change not only how players progress their characters, but how they play them as well.

    Reported on Apr 26, 2015