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Guild Wars Players Have Played for 1.2 Billion Hours

Posted on July 24, 2012 AT 08:17am

Ahead of the release of Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet announced that players of the original Guild Wars have racked up nearly 1.2 billion hours of playtime in the game.

According to ArenaNet the official figure is 1,172,940,800 hours, or 133,806 years worth of playtime. The game’s sequel, Guild Wars 2, is due to be released on August 28.

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