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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2
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With its atmospheric world, you won't be able to stop playing this MMORPG for many hours.

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Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), the sequel to Guild Wars. The game was developed by ArenaNet and the studio is also its current publisher, replacing NCSoft (2012-2015). The MMORPG was first released on August 28th, 2012 and was followed by two released expansions and one upcoming expansion. In a beautifully designed landscape, full of characters and scenery that will take your breath away, you will need to rely on other player's help to defeat the enemy. Still, if you prefer, you can also attack other users in epic player versus player (PvP) battles. On this Guild Wars 2 download page, we discuss some of the game’s key features, as well as some additional information.

Key features

Here are some of the main features of the game:

  • Setting: After the events of the first installment, Guild Wars, five Elder Dragons have awaken, forcing the people of Tyria to fall into decline, destroying the high fantasy world. All of the Guild Wars 2 races - The Norn (Nordic hunters), the Asura (a technologically advanced race), the Sylvari (a mysterious new race), the Charr (feline creatures), and the Humans - have to face the consequences and survive.

  • Guild Wars 2 classes: In total, there are eight professions: Mesmer, Guardian, Necromancer, Ranger, Elementalist, Warrior, Engineer, Thief, and one exclusive to the DLCs: Revenant. These professions are divided into three armor classes: Scholars, Adventurers, and Soldiers.

  • Gameplay: As mentioned above, the game is an MMORPG, meaning that the events happen in real-time. The player can create their character by choosing one of the five races and one of the eight professions. This combination will be decisive for the character’s skills - not every skill will be accessible. With a skill-based combat system, slots have a given role, where the first five are for the weapon and the profession, the sixth is dedicated to health. The seventh, eighth, and ninth slots aren’t defined, and the tenth slot is for an elite skill. Every player will have to unravel their personal story. Thanks to the game’s intelligent combat system, When you aim at an enemy with your mouse, your character will attack automatically. There are also multiple moves to avoid opposing attacks. When it comes to progression, the more missions you complete, the more experience points you gain. Another way to gain experience is by exploring new regions.

  • Different regions: Tyria is made up of several cities that are very different from each other. Rata Sum, Black Citadel, Divinity's Reach, Hoelbrak, and The Grove are some of them.

  • Surprise events: At certain times there will be new vents distributed throughout the map in which nearby players can participate. These events can consist of missions such as killing a boss, being an escort, collecting raw material, etc.

  • Dynamic level adjustment: Depending on the area of the map in which you are located, your level will adapt to the one of that particular region, in such a way that all players in that area will be on equal terms.

  • Expansions: The game has two released expansions: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns (23rd, 2015) and Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire (September 22nd, 2017). The third expansion, called Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, is coming in 2021.

Guild Wars 2: Steam

The game was supposed to arrive on Steam in November 2020. However, the team decided to push back the release in order to prioritize their work on the future Guild Wars 2 content (such as the End of Dragons expansion arriving on August 25th, 2021). The game should arrive on Steam later in 2021.

What do the critics say?

The game enjoyed a very positive reception and the concept art was critically acclaimed. Guild Wars 2 has a score of 90 points on Metacritic:

”An accomplished and rewarding online RPG that does a great deal to reclaim the promise of its genre.”(PC Gamer)

Is Guild Wars 2 free to play?

You can enjoy the core game for free. Players can also purchase the expansion packs but there is no obligation to do so to play Guild Wars 2.

To start playing, click on the green button at the top of the page. This will lead you to the official website where you must register in order to download Guild Wars 2.

Minimum system requirements

  • Operating System: Windows XP and later.

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better.

  • Memory: 4GB RAM.

  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT or ATI X1900, or Intel HD 3000, or more advanced.

  • Free Space: 50 GB available HDD space.

  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection.

Images: Guild Wars Official

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