The final Guild Wars 2 expansion beta weekend event is now slated to begin on Thursday, October 2nd and will run through Sunday, October 4th. Players who have pre-purchased Heart of Thorns will have the ability to create up to four level 80 characters and will have access to all nine elite specializations. Players will also be able to take part in the Verdant Brink raid.
We’ll also be opening up raiding in Guild Wars 2 for the very first time. You’ll find a brand-new portal in Verdant Brink right next to where you arrive in the map; this portal is a temporary entrance to our first raid! You’ll be able to form parties of 10 and enter the first raid wing, Spirit Vale, where you’ll go in search of a missing squad of Pact soldiers who disappeared while scouting an area north of the jungle. Here you’ll be able to take on the first encounter of our first raid wing as you search for the missing soldiers. This is the first of four total encounters in Spirit Vale—we’ll save the other three for when we activate the first wing in the live game so we don’t give away too many surprises.
Read the full beta preview on the Guild Wars 2 site.