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Guild Wars 2 getting a 24-hour Stronghold public beta

If you want to try out the Stronghold PvP mode from the upcoming Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, log into the game on Tuesday.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Guild Wars 2 getting a 24-hour Stronghold public beta

Guild Wars 2 patch to improve PvP matchmaking, due 2 December

ArenaNet has spelled out details of a forthcoming patch that will alter the way PvP matchmaking is handled in Guild Wars 2.

By Peter Parrish | 19 Nov 2014 | 1

Guild Wars 2 free trial week starts 25 September

If your diary entry for the seven day period beginning 25 September says “gosh, I wish I could play Guild Wars 2 for free,” then I have some good news.

By Peter Parrish | 23 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Guild Wars 2 free trial week starts 25 September

You can play Guild Wars 2 for free between 23-25 August, if you like

ArenaNet is taking a leaf out of the drug-pushers handbook and offering you “the first few days free” with an upcoming freebie Guild Wars 2 weekend.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Aug 2013 | Comments Off on You can play Guild Wars 2 for free between 23-25 August, if you like

Guild Wars 2 celebrating Queen’s Jubilee in August

Well, isn’t that lovely? Divinity’s Reach is about to celebrate ten years of Queen Jennah’s rule, and you’re invited to the party!

By Tim McDonald | 30 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Guild Wars 2 celebrating Queen’s Jubilee in August

Home Instance of Cards: Cutthroat Politics comes to Guild Wars 2

Today marks the beginning of election time in Guild Wars 2, with NCsoft and ArenaNet promising that the election will let players have a big impact on the future of Guild Wars 2.

By Tim McDonald | 23 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Home Instance of Cards: Cutthroat Politics comes to Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet explains new Guild Wars 2 Ascended Gear and item progression

Following yesterday’s reveal of new features for the Lost Shores update which included mention of the new Ascended Gear, Guild Wars 2 players started to show some serious concern over the game’s apparent new direction when tackling high-end content and gear.

By Paul Younger | 13 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on ArenaNet explains new Guild Wars 2 Ascended Gear and item progression

Over 11,000 Guild Wars 2 accounts hacked so far [Updated]

Update:
A representative for NCsoft and ArenaNet has since contacted us, saying that 8,500 accounts have been hacked so far – not 11,000 as we have reported below.

By John Robertson | 10 Sep 2012 | Comments Off on Over 11,000 Guild Wars 2 accounts hacked so far [Updated]

Guild Wars 2 [Review] – War in heaven?

It’s hard to find a place to begin when you’re dealing with something of Guild Wars 2‘s scale.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Sep 2012 | 2

Guild Wars 2 tops UK chart, but sells less than SWTOR

Guild Wars 2 has found itself at the top of the UK all-format software chart, knocking Square Enix Sleeping Dogs from number one.

By John Robertson | 3 Sep 2012 | 1

Guild Wars 2 achieves 400,000 concurrent users during headstart

Error codes and all sorts of issues occurred over the weekend if you were trying to get into Guild Wars 2.

By Paul Younger | 28 Aug 2012 | 2

ArenaNet statement on Guild Wars 2 ‘overflow’ bug

If you’ve been playing Guild Wars 2, as both Paul and Tim have over the past few days (click their names for early impression pieces), you’ll most likely have noticed problems with the game’s ‘overflow’ feature.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on ArenaNet statement on Guild Wars 2 ‘overflow’ bug

Another 24 hours in Guild Wars 2 [Feature] – World vs. World

I spent the first three hours creating my character.
That’s not an exaggeration: the first time I logged into Guild Wars 2, I was so overwhelmed by options I alt-tabbed to Skype and cried.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Another 24 hours in Guild Wars 2 [Feature] – World vs. World

Are you eager for the launch of Guild Wars 2?

The latest Guild Wars 2 press release is entitled “Video Gamers Eager for the Launch of Guild Wars 2″.

By John Robertson | 24 Aug 2012 | 3

Guild Wars 2 pimps its ‘pillars of gameplay’

If you’ve been following the development of Guild Wars 2, your excitement levels may well be moving beyond ‘twitchy’ to somewhere close to ‘frothing’ as the August release date approaches.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on Guild Wars 2 pimps its ‘pillars of gameplay’

‘World vs World’ details released for final Guild Wars 2 beta

The final Guild Wars 2 beta weekend is approaching like an onrushing Charr, so now is a reasonable time for Arenanet to reveal a few more bits of information about the ‘World vs World’ multiplayer mode.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on ‘World vs World’ details released for final Guild Wars 2 beta

ArenaNet discusses this weekend’s Guild Wars 2 beta test [Video]

It’s almost time for another Guild Wars 2 Beta weekend to get underway today  and ArenaNet pushed out a video update for players who are heading into Tyria once again.

By Paul Younger | 8 Jun 2012 | 1