ArenaNet News


Guild Wars 2 ushers in 'Queen's Jubilee' August 6

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is celebrating a milestone for their royal family. The Queen's Jubilee update arrives on August 6 and will feature a majestic...


"I logged in earlier tonight, have been back on and off in the last month. "

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Guild Wars 2 'Cutthroat Politics' update coming July 23

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2013 11:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2's "Cutthroat Politics" update is coming July 23, packing some new items and events in with a political bent.


Guild Wars 2 opening API for user-created tools

By Steve Watts, Jul 01, 2013 9:30am PDT

Guild Wars 2 lead content designer Mike Zadorojny says the team is opening up its API enough to allow fans to create tools and apps. This is part of a responsive strategy that is also the reasoning behind the recently-announced more frequent updates.


"Here's a list of current apps and websites using GW2 APIs. ..."

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Guild Wars 2 increasing update schedule to every two weeks

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2013 2:55pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 isn't slowing down their content updates. In fact, they're about to become more frequent, coming every two weeks.


"It was fun for the first 2000 hours but it got stale quicker than I thought it would. I wished ..."

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Guild Wars 2 'Sky Pirates of Tyria' update coming June 25

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Guild Wars 2 is getting another content update, Sky Pirates of Tyria. It will include a new dungeon, scavenger hunt, feature and balance updates, and more. It's coming June 25.


"I think in a way it's just that they play it too safe. Big bosses are too forgiving, while big ..."

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Guild Wars 2 Dragon Bash festival kicks off next week

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2013 11:30am PDT

Oh, to be a more fictional character! While I toil away all day and night covering E3 from London on Los Angeles hours, folks living in Tyria will be larking about celebrating the Dragon Bash festival. The festivities are coming to Guild Wars 2 on June 11, developer ArenaNet...


Guild Wars 2 expansion pack in development

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2013 6:00am PDT

Guild Wars 2 is getting an expansion pack, according to publisher NCSoft. This is contrary to recent comments from developer ArenaNet.


"I had a fun run with this game but in the end the PvP just wasn't all it should have been. The ..."

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Guild Wars 2 'Secret of Southsun' update coming May 14

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2013 11:05am PDT

Guild Wars 2's "Secret of Southsun" update is coming May 14. It will add a new story, crab toss mini-game, and traps for use in World vs World maps.


"Boring. How to describe this game. First few months are great then the rest are like Farmville ..."

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Guild Wars 2 scrapping PvP tournament entry fee

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 26, 2013 3:45pm PST

Guild Wars 2 is paid tournaments in favour of new free tournaments. The entrance fee wasn't massive, working out to around 22ยข, but developer ArenaNet says it was more about creating a tier of tournaments for properly competitive players, and matchmaking now serves that fun...


"Guild Wars 2 is paid tournaments in favour of new free tournaments. editor"

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Guild Wars 2 'Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm' coming February 26

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2013 7:30am PST

Guild Wars 2's "Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm" is coming February 26, and ArenaNet has detailed the updates that will come along with it.


"I don't know what it is... I wanted to like it, but I just can't get into this game."

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Guild Wars 2 developer lays out 2013 plans

By Steve Watts, Jan 15, 2013 11:45am PST

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has outlined its plans for the upcoming year.


"Not at all what I want. And I love the emphasis on "less competitive" suckers as if that's ..."

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Guild Wars 2 issues bans for 'snowflake' exploit

By Steve Watts, Jan 04, 2013 9:00am PST

ArenaNet has issued permanent bans for Guild Wars 2 players who took advantage of a "snowflake" exploit during the recent Wintersday event.


"They've already set a precedent of being very strict with banning exploiters. If the exploiters ..."

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Guild Wars 2 players to battle toys for Wintersday

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 13, 2012 12:10pm PST

The world of Tyria has undergone cataclysmic changes over the past 250 years, but its traditions live on. With the Mad King's Halloween rampage subsided, it's time to celebrate Wintersday. This year, Tyrians can embrace the holiday season when Tixx the Toymaker goes on a wor...


Guild Wars 2 Wintersday celebrations start Friday

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 11, 2012 7:30am PST

Ooh, aren't holidays with the family trying? Skip all that fuss by logging onto Guild Wars 2 to celebrate this secular period of colder weather in the Northern hemisphere. With its Wintersday festivities kicking off on Friday, ArenaNet has shared the event timetable and a ne...


"Hopefully this time there's gonna be an even harder jumping puzzle."

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Guild Wars 2 team addresses gear grind complaints

By Steve Watts, Nov 27, 2012 10:30am PST

Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has directly addressed fan complaints about the new Ascended gear type and what it may mean for the direction of the game.


"depends on the server your on. I don't see that issue on Jade Quarry"

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