Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns pre-purchase now live

ArenaNet's Colin Johanson has just announced from the PC Gaming Show stage that Guild Wars 2's first expansion, Heart of Thorns, is now available to pre-purchase. As such, we now know the price of the jungle-based add-on, as well as the extras available for the release's special editions.

Each edition comes bundled with a copy of the base game, and pre-purchasing will guarantee access to all future beta weekend events and an exclusive title for your characters. Here's what you can get, and how much it'll cost:

  • Standard edition: $50/£35 – Includes Guild Wars 2 and Heart of Thorns.
  • Deluxe edition: $75/£60 – Includes everything in the Standard edition, plus an addition character slot, miniature revenant Rytlock, a revenant finisher, the player's choice of one of three Mordremoth's Bane guild hall decorations, and a glider skin.
  • Ultimate edition: $100/£80 – Includes everything in the Deluxe edition, plus 4,000 gems.

For more, check out this "unboxing" trailer that details each of the special edition goodies.


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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