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First Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Announced

Posted on April 19, 2012 AT 06:30am

THE BUZZ: Arenanet has announced the first public closed beta weekend for its highly anticipated MMO, Guild Wars 2.

The first weekend will take place from April 27 to April 29. Arenanet promised to offer more details about the weekend closer to the date.

You can currently pre-purchase the game, doing so will guarantee you access to this weekend and all after it.

EGM’s TAKE: It seems like a life time ago that Guild Wars 2 was first announced, but now it’s finally reached the public beta stage. Now comes the difficult part for Arenanet, how will the public react to the game? Betas are always a dangerous time  for developers, once bad bug and player’s opinion of the game could be changed forever. On the other hand, get it right and sales are all but guaranteed. Guild Wars 2 does away with traditional questing instead choosing to use dynamic events that begin upon entering an area and allow everybody to join in, giving a more populated feel to the world.

Will you be part of the weekend? Which part of the game are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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