Guild Wars 2 beta gets one million applications

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If you took advantage of the 48 hour Guild Wars 2 beta sign-up window last week, don't be too disappointed if you don't receive an invite soon. ArenaNet say that more than a million contenders jumped in and signed up for a chance to be among the first so explore Tyria. At peak moments, 4000 people every minute were applying, and that was between short periods of downtime when the website's server buckled under the condensed pile-on.

It's probably fair to say, then, that many of us are quite excited about Guild Wars 2 this year. There's much to be excited about, including the promise of 300 player, three-way server vs. server warfare in Guild Wars 2's massive PvP zones and the dynamic quest system that offers you quests on the fly as you explore Tyria's zones. We spent some time with the beta recently, and had a go at answering all of your questions about Guild Wars 2 .

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.