The folks at ArenaNet have been busy lately, dropping a few announcements on the community about their upcoming MMO, Guild Wars 2. Here are some highlights:
- Launch times are finally set, including times for pre-purchase and pre-order headstart:
Pre-Purchase with 3-Day Headstart: Everyone who pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 will enjoy three full days of Headstart Access. The three-day Headstart Access will officially begin at 0:00 AM Pacific time (GMT -7:00) on August 25th. However, please note that in order to ensure that we’re fully prepared for that fateful hour we may bring servers online up to 3 hours prior. If you’re a player committed to getting in first to grab that character name of your dreams you’ll want to be keeping an eye on things during that time period.
Pre-Order with 1-Day Headstart: Those who pre-ordered Guild Wars 2 will be able to participate in one day of Headstart Access. The one-day Headstart Access will begin at 0:00 AM Pacific time (GMT -7:00) on August 27th. NOTE – Pre-Order code registration is now enabled.
For those players who have not pre-purchased or pre-ordered the game, Guild Wars 2 will officially launch at 0:00 AM Pacific time (GMT -7:00) on August 28th.
Download the Client today: If you’ve registered your pre-purchase or pre-order and created your Guild Wars account you can go to account management today and download the client. Be sure to update the client periodically to minimize your download at launch.
- A stress test has been announced for tomorrow, August 15th from 12:00 PM (Noon) to 4:00 PM Pacific time. They will be actively working on the game during the event, so you might experience connectivity problems or discover features that are not working as designed. Anyone who has pre-purchased the game can participate!
- A server list is now available, showing US and EU worlds so you can plan with your friends!
- And last but not least, players and fans who are attending Gamescom Germany can receive a unique in-game weapon upon attending their show!
Be sure to keep in the loop over at Guild Wars 2 Guru - these hardcore fans will be following ArenaNet's every move, and streaming what they can over at the Curse Own3D.tv GW2G channel! In addition, GW2DB.com contains information about all known items, gear, recipes, achievements, traits, skills, and locations are set to go, and will be updated constantly as more information is known.