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Guild Wars 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: NCSoft
Developer: ArenaNet
Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012

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'Guild Wars 2' Celebrates Sixth Anniversary - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2018 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT

While Guild Wars 2 adds a persistent world, it retains the unique characteristics of the original game, including a strong narrative, extensive instanced game play, an anti-grind design philosophy, and strong support for competitive play.

Guild Wars 2 redefines massively multiplayer online roleplaying games with visceral, action-oriented combat; a gorgeous, living world full of constantly evolving dynamic events; customizable personal storylines that are unique to each player; intense Player vs. Player combat between small teams or massive armies; and most importantly, a shared online world where players work together as allies instead of as rivals — all with no monthly subscription fee.

Guild Wars 2 released six years ago today!

To celebrate, ArenaNet released a new video and infographic that showcase how the team realized their expanding ambitions for Living World - the game’s award-winning, ever-evolving free episodic journey through the world of Tyria.

The team gives viewers a sneak peek of how they plan to raise the bar in the final episodes of Season Four, as well as setting the scene for Season Five.

  • Since 2012, ArenaNet has released 37 episodes of Living World across four seasons, expanding the story and doubling the size of the game.
  • To date there have been over 120 tracks of new music added to the game written specifically for Living World.
  • Over 650 achievements have been added to the game through Living World

Each season has brought with it new story content and locations, new PvE instanced raids and Fractal challenges, countless balance patches and improvements to PvP, and even seasonal in-game festivals with unique rewards and events. Most recently, the third episode of Season Four, Long Live the Lich, added the Roller Beetle mount, a speedy dune-hopping companion who is the first mount to debut in a Living World episode.

The new infographic illustrates the monumental breadth of content added to the game since the very first Shadow of the Mad King Halloween special event in October of 2012.

Players who own Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire can continue their adventures in Tyria for free by simply logging into the game during the latest Living World episode’s release window.

Fans are invited to join ArenaNet in celebrating Guild Wars 2's six years of success by tuning in to the anniversary live stream at 20:00 BST on August 28 at 2. The stream will feature developer guests, interviews with Guild Wars 2’s voice actors, and special video tributes from the Guild Wars community.

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