Play For Free Today

by Mike O’Brien on August 29, 2015 Today we’re happy to announce that the Guild Wars 2 core game is available for everyone to play for free. With Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ launching soon, there’s no better time to introduce the game to your friends. Our Business Model Guild Wars 2 has the simplest of business models: buy the game and play…

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Raids in Guild Wars 2

by Steven Waller on August 29, 2015 You asked for the ultimate challenging content in Guild Wars 2—challenges that would put your skills to the test and push you and your friends to the edge to achieve victory. Now the answer is here. Today at PAX Prime, we announced that the “challenging group content” that we said…

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Combat Changes: DoTs and Dashes

by Roy Cronacher on June 10, 2015 Welcome, Tyrians! I’m Roy Cronacher, and I’m here to tell you about changes to our combat systems that’ll be arriving alongside the new specializations. I’ve personally wanted these changes for a while, so I’m very excited to discuss them with you…

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Hylek in the Heart of Thorns

by Scott McGough on April 16, 2015 The jungle in Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ has Mordrem aplenty, but it’s also filled with strange and exotic natural creatures—including the Itzel and the Nuhoch, two brand-new hylek tribes. The Maguuma Jungle’s lush but dangerous environment has shaped and influenced these physically unique tribes to develop their distinct weaponry, community, and…

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Hidden Arcana: Mastering the Maguuma

by Anatoli Ingram, Freelancer on April 16, 2015 Hi, my name is Anatoli Ingram. Welcome to Hidden Arcana, a new column that will give you an inside look at the people and the design philosophies behind the development ofGuild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™. This week, let’s take a look at the brand-new Masteries system and unpack just what it is…

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