Improvements, more content added for this weekend’s Guild Wars 2 beta event

Tuesday, 5th June 2012 14:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The second beta weekend for Guild Wars 2 starts Friday, and to get you prepped, ArenaNet has provided details on what to expect when running around and slashing things.

Characters which were part of the previous beta weekend will carry over, with all stats still intact.

Higher-level content will include the story mode for the Ascalonian Catacombs dungeon, a new map featuring the human territories, a new explore mode and the ability to travel to Lion’s Arch where they can toss unwanted swords and the like into the Mystic Forge and get a surprise.

World versus World maps have been updated with a new dungeon, skill challenges, puzzles, and dynamic events. Players can form five-player groups in PvP and take part in eight-team tournaments with structured PvP rewards, as well as Rank and Glory rewards.

General gameplay and design updates have also been made, and the firm has also implemented server overflow technology so players can tell when other party members have bee pushed into the overflow worlds. Other improvements include: chat bubbles, map chat, a new key-binding interface, three tiered skills, and local chat updates.

The full list of improvements and additions can be found on the ArenaNet blog.

Thanks, Massively.



  1. GrimRita

    Food ordered – check
    Phones off the hook – check
    Napkins for drying my seat in case I get moist with excitement – check
    Client downloaded and ready – check

    Yep! Im ready

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TheWulf

    I’m actually going to be doing something useful this weekend.

    As the humble proprietor of fuckyeahcharr, I’m going to be basically gathering references, since artists have said that such would be helpful. This is going to involve a lot of spamming of the HD screenshot key at just about every angle for both genders of charr.

    Aside from that, I’m going to continue exploring and looking for secrets. I’m also going to continue using the engineer jet boots and the mesmer blink ability to get places where I shouldn’t, which is something I totally did on the stress test Monday.

    And I’m going to have just as much fun.

    Gods I love this fucking game. If only other MMOs could learn to have the fun factor that this one does, or even the exploration. Or the jumping puzzles. Or the ACTUALLY INTERESTING WORLD. Or the lack of grind and padding. Or or or…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. slammer

    Definitely can’t wait. Big props to Arenanet that the characters carry over from past events. Looking forward to all the updates – Just gotta get that client downloaded!

    C3 Voice Chat for Gamers

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OlderGamer

    I have been in a few betas recently, but so far have been passed over for this one. And its nearly killing me!

    I can’t wait to play this thing.

    #4 3 years ago

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