Guild Wars 2 Release Date and Beta Testing FAQ

Guild Wars 2 PC Game Release Date and Beta Testing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Guild Wars 2, one up the hottest and most awaited upcoming MMORPG game release date is getting nearer. Learn here for information about the Guild Wars 2 release date and beta testing. What is Guild Wars 2? Well Guild Wars 2 (GW2) is basically the sequel to Guild Wars series of games by ArenaNet. It features creating a character with a race and profession which can be played in any game mode available, PvE and PvP.

Massively multiplayer online role-playing game or MMORPG is a genre of role-playing video games where a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual game world. Several famed MMORPG games includes World of Warcraft (WOW), Rift, Eve Online, Darkfall, Aion, and many more. There are also free online MMORPG games (offers free to play). The free online games includes Lord of the Rings Online, RuneScape, Maple Story, and many more.

Will Guild Wars 2 beat Diablo 3 game in terms of sale? We’ll soon find out as Guild Wars 2 game launch date is getting near. Both Guild Wars 2 and Diablo 3 requires internet connection to play the game. If you are a big fan of MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) then you should try Guild Wars 2.

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Below are some of the questions and answers about the Guild Wars 2 Release Date and Beta Testing

When is the Guild Wars 2 Release Date?

Guild Wars 2 will be launched and release on August 28th, 2012. (See official Guild Wars 2 launch announcement.)

Is there a public beta testing and how can I beta test Guild Wars 2?

There are actually have been public beta testing where ArenaNet distributed several free beta keys on the Guild Wars 2 main site and third party sites and blogs, but the only guaranteed way of accessing beta events is to pre-purchase it in the official Guild Wars 2 site (buy Guild Wars 2). See below for more details in Beta Testing GW2.

  • The first GW 2 public beta weekend event ran from April 27th to 29th.
  • On May 14th between 11:00 AM through 6:00 PM PST, a GW2 server stress test was run, where all players with beta access were able to play for this day.
  • The second GW2 public beta weekend event happened from Friday, June 8, at noon PDT (UTC-7) to Sunday, June 10, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (UTC-7).
  • On June 27th between 10:00 AM through 2:00 PM PDT (UTC-7) (extended to 3 for the ending event) a GW2 stress test was done.
  • The third and final Guild Wars 2 public beta weekend event will happen from Friday, July 20, at noon PDT (UTC-7) and will end on Sunday, July 22, at 11:59 p.m. PDT (UTC-7).

Is there a demo for Guild Wars 2?

Currently there is no other way to play the game, though game demo can be seen in gaming conventions like Game Developers Conference.

What are the Guild Wars 2 supported languages? Do servers offer different languages?

At the Guild Wars 2 release, English, Spanish, German, French, and other unspecified European languages will be supported.

Will the Guild Wars 2 have stand alone campaigns?

Instead of the original Guild Wars having stand-alone campaigns, in GW 2, newer gamplay will be added via an expansion mechanism.

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While Diablo 3 is the most pre-ordered Blizzard game ever and the fastest selling PC game in the PC game launch history, it is possible that Guild Wars 2 can compete with it. Guild Wars 2 release date is getting near and we’ll soon find that out. For now, if you are a big fan of MMORPG PC gaming, then we recommend you to play Guild Wars 2.