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Those looking forward to a Memorial Day weekend’s worth of Guild Wars 2 will be sadly disappointed. ArenaNet has announced that the second beta event is being held back to allow time for more servers to be installed.

Community manager Martin Kerstein ended hopes of a weekend event via the game’s official Facebook page:

“Our Beta Weekend Event 1 was super successful, we exceeded our expectations.”

“As some of you might have experienced first hand, this lead to some technical issues. To make sure we are not running into the same situation for BWE2, we recently had a stress test, and we are currently deploying a lot of additional hardware in our datacenters.”

“We will be able to tell you exactly when BWE2 will take place as soon as all the hardware has been deployed. We are not withholding a date intentionally, we want to make sure that BWE2 will be a really great experience for all of you.”

No new date was given for the event and the game still hasn’t got an official release date. We expect it to be put back until after E3 now as most of the team will be at the show.

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Guild Wars 2 Second Beta Weekend Event Delayed

Those looking forward to a Memorial Day weekend's worth of Guild Wars 2 will be sadly disappointed. ArenaNet has announced that the second beta event is being held back to allow time for more servers to be installed.

By Matthew Bennett | 05/24/2012 09:32 AM PT

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Those looking forward to a Memorial Day weekend’s worth of Guild Wars 2 will be sadly disappointed. ArenaNet has announced that the second beta event is being held back to allow time for more servers to be installed.

Community manager Martin Kerstein ended hopes of a weekend event via the game’s official Facebook page:

“Our Beta Weekend Event 1 was super successful, we exceeded our expectations.”

“As some of you might have experienced first hand, this lead to some technical issues. To make sure we are not running into the same situation for BWE2, we recently had a stress test, and we are currently deploying a lot of additional hardware in our datacenters.”

“We will be able to tell you exactly when BWE2 will take place as soon as all the hardware has been deployed. We are not withholding a date intentionally, we want to make sure that BWE2 will be a really great experience for all of you.”

No new date was given for the event and the game still hasn’t got an official release date. We expect it to be put back until after E3 now as most of the team will be at the show.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89