First & Last Chance To Try Them Before The Launch
Ahead of the final Beta Weekend which takes place next week, ArenaNet have confirmed that the final two races of the Sylvari and the Asura will be playable for the upcoming test for Guild Wars 2. This marks the first time players have been granted access, having been previously restricted to Human, Charr, and Norn characters.
In a blog post on the official website, ArenaNet confirmed the news by giving a brief rundown of the two races for the uninitiated, as well providing a teaser of the lands they inhabit.
For asura players, this means beginning your tale in Metrica Province, a vivid, exotic jungle area full of high-tech laboratories, quirky golems, and competing krewes of mad scientists. Nearby, the massive monoliths of the asuran capital Rata Sum hum with technomagical power. These diminutive geniuses may seem cute at first glance, but never underestimate an asura…
Sylvari players begin their story in the Grove, a luminous living city nestled in the shade of the Pale Tree, the “mother” of every member of this young race of plant humanoids. The sylvari are an enigmatic race of chivalrous explorers who are driven by an insatiable curiosity and guided by a collective Dream.
Those who have pre-ordered the game ahead of its August release date will be able to take part to the final Beta Weekend, and we will be sure to provide some our opinions on the final two races as soon as we get our hands on them. If you haven’t already, you can check out our extensive coverage of Guild Wars 2 by clicking on the link here.