Guild Wars 2 free trial weekend underway

With its first birthday fast approaching, Guild Wars 2 is holding a free trial weekend so all can come and coo over how big and grown-up it is. All parts of the subscription-free MMORPG are open to everyone from earlier this morning until 11:59pm Pacific on Sunday, so go wild in Tyria.

To get in, simply register an account and prepare for a long, long wait as the client downloads. I probably should have told you about this before the trial started. Er, sorry about that.

If you take a shine to GW2, ArenaNet has also updated the game's basic version to a 'Heroic' edition, which includes fancy armour, extra inventory slots, and XP boosters at no extra cost.