Guild Wars 2: Spring open beta, 2012 launch confirmed

Monday, 23rd January 2012 09:19 GMT By Johnny Cullen

ArenaNet’s confirmed it’ll launch Guild Wars 2′s open beta around March and April, as well as a 2012 launch

Studio president Mike O’Brien confirmed on its blog this morning it’d invite select press to try out the game via beta testing, before opening it up to a public userbase in spring.

A closed betatook place last month.

“We recently finished our first closed beta test, and we’re now ready to hold progressively larger events. In February we’ll invite select press to participate in beta testing, and in March and April we’ll aggressively ramp up the size of our beta test events so that many of you will have a chance to participate. And of course, this all leads to the release of Guild Wars 2 later this year,” said O’Brien.

“It’s been an incredible adventure over the past five years, working with our community and our team of dedicated artists, designers, and programmers to realize this vision. This year, the seeds of that work come to fruition. We can’t wait to play the game with you.”

A 2012 launch was previously hinted by the company, but never confirmed. Until now.



  1. Butcher8

    Where do I sign up WHERE DO i SIGN UP!!!! Seriously though, cannot wait, I’m like a junkie that needs his latest fix when it comes to this game…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    games gunna fail

    #2 3 years ago
  3. thesamy

    arenaNET got a job openin for microtransactions.
    is that mean guild war 2 will be a microtransactions model?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. noherczeg

    #2 Nope.

    #3 Doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re hiring for GW2 :)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. TheWulf


    All games, ever?

    Oh no, all of the games are going to fail!


    How are they going to fail? Are we talking about some apocalyptic event, here? Are you proposing… THE 2012 EXTINCTION EVENT?

    Yes, I guess the games all would fail then, but I’d imagine that we’d have more important things to worry about at that point such as living from day to day. Games will not be important then.

    Sheesh, the priorities of geeks.


    #5 3 years ago

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