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Sylvari and Asura Will Be Playable Next BWE

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The wait is over!

In yet another sign that the launch of Guild Wars 2 will soon be upon us, ArenaNet has revealed that the Asura and Sylvari will be playable during the next Beta Weekend Event (BWE). These two races are arguably the most unique races to the Guild Wars 2 universe, and have, as of yet, been unplayable. But, starting July 20th at Noon PDT, all fans of Guild Wars 2 who have Pre-purchased the game will have access to both races and starting zones.

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For asura players, this means beginning your tale in Metrica Province, a vivid, exotic jungle area full of high-tech laboratories, quirky golems, and competing krewes of mad scientists. Nearby, the massive monoliths of the asuran capital Rata Sum hum with technomagical power. These diminutive geniuses may seem cute at first glance, but never underestimate an asura…

Sylvari players begin their story in the Grove, a luminous living city nestled in the shade of the Pale Tree, the “mother” of every member of this young race of plant humanoids. The sylvari are an enigmatic race of chivalrous explorers who are driven by an insatiable curiosity and guided by a collective Dream.

As of this morning, there is no word yet if progress made during previous BWEs will be wiped. Stay Tuned for more updates.

Be sure to check out ArenaNet’s Blog for more information and to read the entire announcement.

Are you excited to play the Asura and Sylvari? Be sure to leave a comment or check out our forums to discuss which race is your favorite!

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