The final two playable races in Guild Wars 2, the Asura and Sylvari, will be available in the upcoming July beta weekend.

So far the races have been limited to the Human, Norn, and Charr, but from July 20-22 all five will be available. You can play both new races up to level 20, and the Asura capital of Rata Sum will be fully explorable, along with the Sylvari HQ, Grove.

A new Guild-Conquest PvP map will also be available during the weekend. Guild Wars 2 is set to launch August 28.

Are you excited to try out the new races?


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