We’re just over a week away from the launch of Guild Wars 2 as the countdown continues over on the official website. However, if you’ve pre-ordered or pre-purchased a copy you get to jump into the action a few days earlier, so to help we’ve gathered the dates and times you will be able to begin your adventures in Tyria. See all the details after the jump.
From the official website:
- Pre-Purchase with 3-Day Headstart: Everyone who pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 will enjoy three full days of Headstart Access. The three-day Headstart Access will officially begin at 0:00 AM Pacific time (GMT -7:00) on August 25th. However, please note that in order to ensure that we’re fully prepared for that fateful hour we may bring servers online up to 3 hours prior. If you’re a player committed to getting in first to grab that character name of your dreams you’ll want to be keeping an eye on things during that time period.
- Pre-Order with 1-Day Headstart: Those who pre-ordered Guild Wars 2 will be able to participate in one day of Headstart Access. The one-day Headstart Access will begin at 0:00 AM Pacific time (GMT -7:00) on August 27th. NOTE – Pre-Order code registration is now enabled.
- For those players who have not pre-purchased or pre-ordered the game, Guild Wars 2 will officially launch at 0:00 AM Pacific time (GMT -7:00) on August 28th.
The latest post on the official website states that you can download the client right now if you’ve registered your pre-order or pre-purchased, meaning you can minimize the need to download and patch on the launch dates. Head over to account management to get yourself started.
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