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

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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 writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.