Archive for the Guild Wars 2 Beta Category


Your Guild Wars 2 Questions Answered on Reddit

Latest ANet Blog just in! As you may have heard, our next massive Beta Weekend Event kicks off on June 8 at Noon (Pacific). In advance of the Beta, ArenaNet President Mike O’Brien himself is jumping on Reddit for an Ask Me Anything session, starting at Noon (Pacific) on June 6 on the /r/gaming subreddit […]

ArenaNet Details the New Content Being Added to Beta

Today, ArenaNet posted a Big Beta Weekend Preview to their blog detailing the all the changes to be expected this weekend during the Beta event. Check out the Article for all the details and tons of new screen shots. Here is a quick list of what to expect: Keep your Characters Explore the Ascalonian Catacombs […]

Beta Weekend 2 Details, Some New Stuff’s Been Added

The beta weekend #2 is coming soon, and this means a big download (nearly 50% the size of the initial download). But with this comes many goodies. WvW now has an underground dungeon area. WvW has more PvE-like events and skill challenges. Mystic Forge lets you donate items and get random stuff in return A […]

Winners in GWOnline’s BWE2 Key Giveaway

Yesterday at the stroke of midnight (PDT) we closed our very own Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend 2 key giveaway, and quickly drew the winners using a true random sequence generator. We wish to again thank ArenaNet for this opportunity to put a smile on the faces of 20 community members. Our only wish would […]

We’re Ready for This Weekend’s Beta

What’s better than an Oreo cookie? Double stuffed. What’s better than a cheesburger?  Double patty. What’s better than the previous GW2 beta servers? Well… ANet’s enlightening IT Director Jared Chavez and IT team brings us closer to gaming nirvana by doubling the Guild Wars 2 servers — Delicious. Beta Weekend Event 2 begins on Friday, June […]

GWOnline Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend 2 Key Giveaway

We here at are very happy to announce that we have gotten 20 Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend 2 keys from ArenaNet to give away to our community. That means you! The contest ends tomorrow Sunday June 3 at midnight PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). How to Enter Make a post in the contest thread over at […]

PC Gamer Looks at the Upcoming Beta

After digging up some early hands on time with the next Guild Wars 2 beta, PC Gamer shares some of their favorite video treasures. On the page as well is a link to the whole stream of their swash-buckling adventures in level 30 zone, Gendarran Fields (if you missed it when it was live). Keep […]

PC Gamer has Beta Keys for You!

Haven’t gotten your Guild Wars 2 Beta Keys yet? PC Gamer has you covered! Head over to their website where they will be giving out 1,500 Beta Keys. Make sure you enter by Monday, they will be announcing winners on Wednesday. And, if you want to increase your odds, be sure to check out their […]

Gamebreaker GW2 Beta Key Contest

GAMEBREAKER has 20 Guild Wars 2 beta Keys to give out. To enter, just check out this week’s GuildCast and post a comment at the bottom of the page. They have not said how long they will be excepting entries for, so make sure you enter quickly! Best of luck to all! UPDATE: GameBreaker has […]

GW2Guru Beta Key Contest

Want another shot at getting a Guild Wars 2 beta key? Hop over to GW2Guru and enter their fun contest to win 1 of 20 Beta Keys. Entering is simple, just create a short post describing an environmental weapon you’d create. Check out the post for more details on the contest, but make sure you […]

Exciting Changes to Next Week’s BWE

Just after midnight pacific time this morning, Chris Whiteside became a hero to Guild Wars 2 fans announcing on the ArenaNet blog that a new Beta Weekend Event (BWE) would begin at noon pacific on June 8th. The article has some exciting news about new content that will be available in this BWE: [anet]Your existing […]

ArenaNet Announces the Next Beta Weekend Event

[anet]My name is Chris Whiteside, and I’m the lead producer of Guild Wars 2. Normally, I’m head-down in the trenches, making sure we’re producing the best MMO possible, but I wanted to come up for air and share some exciting news with you: Beta Weekend Event 2 will begin on Friday, June 8th, at noon […]

A Weekend in World vs World.

World vs World vs World (WvWvW), shortened to WvW, is ArenaNet’s version of large-scale war. I spent all my playable time this last BWE to try it and report on it. And I loved it. I’m still a PvE player at heart, but I will be returning to WvW quite a bit. In Guild Wars […]

ArenaNet Confirms: NO BWE This Coming Weekend

Feel free to make plans this weekend; ArenaNet confirmed today there will be no Beta Weekend Event (BWE) this coming weekend. After yesterday’s update from Rubi Bayer, neither confirming nor denying that there would be no BWE May 25-28, most assumed there would be no BWE this coming weekend, but some confusion still remained within […]