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This is an archive of older in-game announcements. See the main announcement page for the current ones.

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Special events (post-weekend events)

Anniversary Celebration

After the March 17, 2016 update

The party is on for the anniversary of Guild Wars! Starting April 22nd at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT), we open Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and the Rollerbeetle Races. In addition, Birthday Cupcakes and many other special items will drop all throughout this event. For more information, visit http://www.guildwars.com/.

Annually during 22 April - 6 May from 2016 onward
Guild Wars Wiki note: Although the event is two weeks long, the Anniversary Celebration login screen announcement does not appear during the second week of the event.
Before the March 17, 2016 update

The party is on for the anniversary of Guild Wars! Starting April 22nd at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT), we open Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and the Rollerbeetle Races. In addition, Birthday Cupcakes and many other special items will drop all throughout this weeklong [sic] event. For more information, visit http://www.guildwars.com/.

In 2014 during the week of 22 April
In 2015 during 22 April - 6 May

Sweet Treats Week

Sweet Treats Week is upon us. You have from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on April 10th until Noon Pacific on April 17th to load up on springtime goodies. Chocolate Bunnies and Golden Eggs will be randomly mixed in with regular drops all across Tyria. Get hopping!

Annually during the week of 10 April

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Annually while the April Fools' Day event is active.

Lucky Treats Week

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on March 14th, Shamrock Ale and Four-Leaf CLovers [sic] start dropping throughout Tyria. Be sure to gather all the green you can before Lucky Treats Week ends at Noon Pacific, March 21st. Go fast, adventurers, and may the wind be always at your back!

Annually during the week of 14 March

Canthan New Year

On January 31st, at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT), Cantha begins a weeklong celebration with festive item drops and games in Shing Jea Boardwalk. It all culminates on February 6th with a feast for the celestial visitor, every three hours starting at 12:01 AM Pacific. For more information, visit www.guildwars.com. [sic]

Annually during the week of 31 January

Wintersday

At Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on December 19th, the Wintersday festival begins. Enjoy the seasonal quests, delightful drops, special activities, and more! The icy celebration culminates in a final battle of the gods, every three hours, starting at 12:01 AM Pacific on January 1st. For more information, visit http://www.guildwars.com/.

Annually during 19 December - 2 January

Special Treats Week

It's the time for special, seasonal delights as Slices of Pumpkin Pie and Hard Apple Cider [sic] begin to drop all over Tyria on November 21st, at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT). Gather what you can before Noon Pacific on November 28th, but don't stuff yourself; Wintersday is just around the corner.

Annually during the week of 21 November

Halloween

At Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on October 18th, Tyria gets a little eerier as the Halloween celebration begins. Join in for spooky quests, creepy consumables, and the annual Costume Brawl. Mad King Thorn himself will appear every three hours on October 31st, starting at 12:01 AM Pacific. For more information, visit www.guildwars.com.

Annually during 18 October - 2 November

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sadie Salvitas arrived in Lion's Arch at 12:01 AM Pacific (-7 GMT) on October 1st. She'll stay throughout the month, selling vials of pink dye in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Annually during the month of October

Pirate Week

Avast! Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on September 13th, NPCs in Lion's Arch and Kamadan will talk like salty sea dogs. Pirate Week will run through Noon Pacific on September 20th, at which point everyone will have to walk the plank. Arrh!

Annually during the week of 13 September

Wayfarer's Reverie

Celebrate the spirit of adventure and join the Wayfarer's Reverie! Starting August 25th at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT), festival coordinators will offer quests taking you to the far corners of the world. In addition, all the weekly bonuses will be active during this weeklong event. For more information, visit http://www.guildwars.com/.

Annually during the week of 25 August

Wintersday in July

With most of Tyria bathed in sun, it's time to break from the heat and slug it out in Snowball Arena! Also, holiday items will start dropping across the land starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on July 24th. Wintersday in July ends at Noon Pacific on July 31st, so don't wait. For more information, visit http://www.guildwars.com/.

Annually during the week of 24 July

Dragon Festival

On June 27th, at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT), Cantha prepares for the Dragon Festival with decorations and festive drops, and Shing Jea Boardwalk opens just one day later! Three days of historical reenactments start [sic] June 29th at 4 AM Pacific, leading up to the Emperor's special visit every two hours starting at 2 AM Pacific on July 1st. For more information, visit http://www.guildwars.com/.

Annually during the week of 27 June
Guild Wars Wiki note: The announcement was changed to include more details and possibly to correct errors.

Weekly bonuses

PvE

Zaishen Vanquishing Bonus

More coins for combat! The Zaishen are offering double copper Zaishen Coin rewards for Zaishen vanquishes this week. Visit Embark Beach today and see what's posted. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Faction Support Bonus

Your support is twice as important this week! Receive double Kurzick and Luxon title track points for exchanging faction with faction reward NPCs. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Pantheon Bonus

The gods are watching! Their statues across Tyria are active all week. Balthazar and Grenth in particular welcome all worthy adventurers with free passage to the Underworld and Fissure of Woe. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Zaishen Mission Bonus

There's no better time to challenge yourself. The Zaishen are offering double copper Zaishen Coin rewards for Zaishen missions this week. Visit Embark Beach today and see what's posted. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Northern Support Bonus

Strap on your snow boots! All week long, whether you're helping the Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, or the Norn, reputation points are doubled (excluding completed books). Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Factions Elite Bonus

Kanaxai and Urgoz welcome your challenge! The Deep and Urgoz's Warren are open all week. Speak to Vash and Eurayle in Kaineng Center if you dare to go. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Zaishen Bounty Bonus

Tolerance for the notorious is at an all time low! The Zaishen are offering double copper Zaishen Coin rewards for Zaishen bounties this week. Visit Embark Beach today and see what's posted. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Elonian Support Bonus

The Land of the Golden Sun requires your aid! Receive double Sunspear and Lightbringer points (excluding completed books) as you battle across Elona. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Extra Luck Bonus

The road ahead is filled with opportunity! Keys and lockpicks drop at four times the usual rate, and you'll receive double lucky and unlucky points all week long. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

PvP

Alliance Battle Bonus

Luxon and Kurzick supporters are called to arms this week! Double Balthazar and Imperial faction for all who fight at the border in Alliance Battles. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Codex Arena Bonus

Playing by the rules is twice as rewarding this week. Double Balthazar faction and Codex title points while fighting in Codex Arena! Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Heroes' Ascent Bonus

The fight is on to hold the Hall of Heroes! This week, receive double Balthazar faction and Fame points while fighting in Heroes' Ascent. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Competitive Mission Bonus

Luxon and Kurzick supporters are called to arms this week! Double Balthazar and Imperial faction are offered to all who participate in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Guild Versus Guild Bonus

This week, the battle heats up in GvG as guilds clash for their share of double Balthazar faction and double Champion title points! Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Random Arenas Bonus

Are you ready to face any challenge? Receive double Balthazar faction and double Gladiator title points while fighting in Random Arenas! Weekly bonuses last until 3 PM GMT on Monday.

Weekend events

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

Guild Wars Wiki note: This event was announced for 17 - 19 May 2013, but did not occur since weekly bonuses were implemented before this event began.

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT) on Sunday.

10 - 12 May 2013

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT) on Sunday.

3 - 5 May 2013

Anniversary Celebration

The party is on for the anniversary of Guild Wars! Starting April 22nd at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT), we open Shing Jea Boardwalk, Dragon Arena, and the Rollerbeetle Races. In addition, Birthday Cupcakes and many other special items will drop all throughout this weeklong event. For more information, visit http://www.guildwars.com/.

22 - 29 April 2013

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

19 - 21 April 2013

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT).

12 - 14 April 2013

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-8 [sic] GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 [sic] GMT) Pacific.

5 - 7 April 2013

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1 April 2013
Guild Wars Wiki note: This is an announcement for April Fools' Day 2013.

Sweet Treat Weekend

This weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT) this Friday until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, you will get a double dose of springtime goodness with random drops of Chocolate Bunnies and Golden Eggs in all of the lands of Tyria.

29 - 31 March 2013

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

22 - 24 March 2013

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

15 - 17 March 2013

Special Items This Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, March 14, you will be able to gather Shamrock Ale and Four-Leaf Clovers as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria. Enjoy the weekend, and remember: think green!

8 - 14 March 2013

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction [sic] for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

1 - 3 March 2013

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

22 - 24 February 2013

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

15 - 17 February 2013

Canthan New Year

On January 31st, at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT), Cantha begins a weeklong celebration with festive item drops and games in Shing Jea Boardwalk. It all culminates on February 6th with a feast for the celestial visitor, every three hours starting at 12:01 AM Pacific. For more information, visit www.guildwars.com.

31 January - 7 February 2013

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

25 - 27 January 2013

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

18 - 20 January 2013

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

11 - 13 January 2013

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific.

4 - 6 January 2013

Wintersday

13 December 2012 - 2 January 2013
Guild Wars Wiki note: The Wintersday announcement did not appear on the login screen, but the Wintersday event did occur and the event was mentioned on the official Guild Wars Facebook page and the Guild Wars website.

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

7 - 9 December 2012

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction [sic] for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

30 November - 2 December 2012

Special Treats Weekend

This holiday weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Wednesday until 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on November 26, [sic] you will find Slices of Pumpkin Pie and Hard Apple Cider as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria!

21 - 25 November 2012 (event ended early)

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

16 - 18 November 2012
Guild Wars Wiki note: The Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend announcement did not appear on the login screen, but did appear on the official Guild Wars Facebook page.

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

9 - 11 November 2012

Halloween 2012

Starting Thursday, [sic] October 19, at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) the celebration begins with creepy consumable items, brand-new quests, the annual Costume Brawl, and an appearance by Mad King Thorn himself on October 31st! The fun doesn't end until November 1! [sic] For more information, visit www.guildwars.com.

19 October - 2 November 2012

Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pink Day in LA

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when players are invited to wear pink in-game to show their support and raise awareness about breast cancer and other types of cancers. During the whole month, the pink dye vendor Rosa Salvitas will be in Lion's Arch selling a special blend of pink dye! But that's not all [sic] the Pink Day in LA event will once again occur in Lion's Arch on October 20! Find out more about this charity event in support of breast cancer research at http://www.pinkday.gamergivingback.com/

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

12 - 14 October 2012

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

5 - 7 October 2012

Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

28 - 30 September 2012

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

21 - 23 September 2012

Talk Like a Pirate Event

Avast! Starting at noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, NPCs in Lion's Arch and Kamadan will talk like salty sea dogs. The Talk Like a Pirate Event will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday. Arrh!

14 - 20 September 2012 (event ended on 19 September)

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

7 - 9 September 2012

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction [sic] for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

31 August - 2 September 2012

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

24 - 26 August 2012

Wayfarer's Reverie

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Guild Wars 2 join us for Wayfarer's Reverie, a nostalgic in-game event. Revisit scenic locales in Guild Wars to reflect fondly on all the adventures you've had while also looking ahead to new adventures. We'll have special festival drops, bonuses, and new quests for those who join the festivities. Celebrate Wayfarer's Reverie until August 30! [sic]

17 August - 3 September 2012 (event was extended)

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

17 - 19 August 2012

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

10 - 12 August 2012
Guild Wars Wiki note: The "Double faction in competitive missions" announcement was previously displayed before it was changed to the "Double Luxon and Kurzick title points" announcement.

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

27 - 29 July 2012

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

20 - 22 July 2012

Wintersday in July

This weekend, Wintersday Priests will open access to the Snowball Arena from Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar. For those who choose to stay out adventuring instead, there will also be special Wintersday-themed item drops from monsters across the land.
Wintersday in July will begin at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday and last until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 15.

13 - 15 July 2012

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

6 - 8 July 2012

Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival

This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in Shing Jea Monastery starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, June 28 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 1.

28 June - 1 July 2012
Guild Wars Wiki note: The announcement previously listed "Monday, July 2" as the end date.

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

22 - 24 June 2012

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

15 - 17 June 2012

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

8 - 10 June 2012

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

18 - 20 May 2012

Happy 7th Anniversary, Guild Wars!

To celebrate the seventh anniversary of Guild wars, [sic] we will be holding a special event from Noon Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT) on Tuesday, April 24 through Noon Pacific (-8 [sic] GMT) on Tuesday, May 8. For more information on the festivities, check out the official website http://www.guildwars.com/.

24 April - 8 May 2012

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

30 March - 1 April 2012
Guild Wars Wiki note: This event occurred during the 30 March - 1 April 2012 weekend, but it did not appear in the login screen announcements until the event was over.

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

23 - 25 March 2012

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

16 - 18 March 2012

Special Items This Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, March 15, you will be able to gather Shamrock Ale and Four-Leaf Clovers as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria. Enjoy the weekend, and remember: think green!

9 - 15 March 2012 (event actually ended on 14 March)

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction [sic] for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

2 - 4 March 2012

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

24 - 26 February 2012

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

17 - 19 February 2012

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT).

10 - 12 February 2012

Canthan New Year!

The Canthan New Year is here! Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Shing Jea Monastery from Feb 2 to Feb 6.

2 - 6 February 2012

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

27 - 29 January 2012

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

20 - 22 January 2012

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

13 - 15 January 2012

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific.

6 - 8 January 2012

Wintersday is Coming!

Beginning at 12 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Thursday, December 15, you can enjoy lots of Wintersday Festival fun, including special quests and activities, seasonal items, the Snowball Arena, and more. Get details on www.guildwars.com, and join the event though January 2!

15 December 2011 - 2 January 2012

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

9 - 11 December 2011

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

2 - 4 December 2011

Special Treats Weekend

This holiday weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Wednesday until 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday, November 27, you will find Slices of Pumpkin Pie and Hard Apple Cider as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria!

23 - 27 November 2011

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

18 - 20 November 2011

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

11 - 13 November 2011

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 [sic] GMT).

4 - 6 November 2011

Halloween 2011

Starting Thursday, October 20, at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) the celebration begins with creepy consumable items, brand-new quests, the annual Costume Brawl, and an appearance by Mad King Thorn himself on October 31st! The fun doesn't end until November 1! For more information, visit www.guildwars.com.

20 October - 1 November 2011

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

14 - 16 October 2011

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

7 - 9 October 2011

Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

30 September - 2 October 2011

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

23 - 25 September 2011

Talk Like a Pirate Event

Avast! Starting at noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, NPCs in Lion's Arch and Kamadan will talk like salty sea dogs. The Talk Like a Pirate Event will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Tuesday. Arrh!

16 - 20 September 2011 (event ended on 19 September)

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

9 - 11 September 2011

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction [sic] for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

2 - 4 September 2011

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

26 - 28 August 2011

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

19 - 21 August 2011

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

12 - 14 August 2011

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

5 - 7 August 2011

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

29 - 31 July 2011

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

22 - 24 July 2011

Wintersday in July

This weekend, Wintersday Priests will provide access to the Snowball Arena from Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar. As a special treat this year, snowball combatants can dress in their favorite costumes during the fight!
Wintersday-themed items will also drop from monsters across the land. Wintersday in July will begin at noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday and last until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 17.

15 - 17 July 2011

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

8 - 10 July 2011

Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival

This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in Shing Jea Monastery starting on Thursday, June 30 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 3.

30 June - 3 July 2011

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

24 - 26 June 2011

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

17 - 19 June 2011

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

10 - 12 June 2011

Double Tournament Reward Points

Starting at 12:01 PM Pacific Time (-7 GMT) on Friday, you will earn double Tournament Reward Points for GvG. This lasts until 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

3 - 5 June 2011

Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

27 - 29 May 2011

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

20 - 22 May 2011

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

13 - 15 May 2011

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

6 - 8 May 2011

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

29 April - 1 May 2011

Happy 6th Anniversary, Guild Wars!

To celebrate the sixth anniversary of Guild wars, [sic] we will be holding a special weekend event from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, April 28 through Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, May 6. For more information on the festivities, check out the official website http://www.guildwars.com/.

28 April - 6 May 2011

Sweet Treat Weekend

This weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) [sic] this Friday until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, you will get a double dose of springtime goodness with random drops of Chocolate Bunnies and Golden Eggs in all of the lands of Tyria.

22 - 24 April 2011

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

15 - 17 April 2011

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

8 - 10 April 2011

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

1 - 3 April 2011

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular]] gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

25 - 27 March 2011

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

18 - 20 March 2011

Special Items This Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, March 17, you will be able to gather Shamrock Ale and Four-Leaf Clovers as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria. Enjoy the weekend, and remember: think green!

11 - 18 March 2011
Guild Wars Wiki note: This event was extended until 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, March 18, because it ended prematurely at 11:59 PM Pacific on Wednesday, March 16.

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

4 - 6 March 2011
Guild Wars Wiki note: This event was originally and incorrectly advertised as an "Eye of the North Reputation Weekend"; the announcement was fixed on March 4, 2011.

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

25 - 27 February 2011

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

18 - 20 February 2011

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT).

11 - 13 February 2011

Canthan New Year!

The Canthan New Year is here! Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in Shing Jea Monastery from Feb 3 to Feb 7.

3 - 7 February 2011

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

28 - 30 January 2011

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

21 - 23 January 2011

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

14 - 16 January 2011

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific.

7 - 9 January 2011

Wintersday is Coming!

Beginning at 2 PM Pacific (- 8 GMT) on Thursday, December 16, you can enjoy lots of Wintersday Festival fun, including special quests and activities, seasonal items, the Snowball Arena, and more. Get details on www.guildwars.com, and join the event though January 4!

16 December 2010 - 4 January 2011

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

10 - 12 December 2010

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

3 - 5 December 2010

Special Treats Weekend

This holiday weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Wednesday until 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday, November 28, you will find Slices of Pumpkin Pie and Hard Apple Cider as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria!

24 - 28 November 2010

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

19 - 21 November 2010

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT).

5 - 7 November 2010

Halloween 2010

Starting Thursday, October 21, at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) the celebration begins with creepy consumable items, brand-new quests, the annual Costume Brawl, and an appearance by Mad King Thorn himself on October 31st! The fun doesn't end until November 2! For more information, visit www.guildwars.com.

21 October - 2 November 2010

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

15 - 17 October 2010

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

8 - 10 October 2010

Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

1 - 3 October 2010

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

24 - 26 September 2010

Talk Like a Pirate Event

Avast! Starting at noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, NPCs in Lion's Arch and Kamadan will talk like salty sea dogs. The Talk Like a Pirate Event will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Tuesday. Arrh!

17 - 21 September 2010 (event ended on 20 September)

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

10 - 12 September 2010

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

3 - 5 September 2010

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

27 - 29 August 2010

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

20 - 22 August 2010

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

13 - 15 August 2010

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

6 - 8 August 2010

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

30 July - 1 August 2010

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

23 - 25 July 2010

Wintersday in July

This weekend, Wintersday Priests will open access to the Snowball Arena from Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar. For those who choose to stay out adventuring instead, there will also be special Wintersday-themed item drops from monsters across the land. Wintersday in July will begin at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday and last until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 18.

16 - 18 July 2010

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

9 - 11 July 2010

Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival

This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in Shing Jea Monastery starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, July 1 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 4.

1 - 4 July 2010

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

25 - 27 June 2010

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

18 - 20 June 2010

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

11 - 13 June 2010

Double Tournament Reward Points

Starting at 12:01 PM Pacific Time (-7 GMT) on Friday, you will earn double Tournament Reward Points for GvG. This lasts until 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

4 - 6 June 2010

Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

28 - 30 May 2010

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

21 - 23 May 2010

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

14 - 16 May 2010

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

7 - 9 May 2010

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

30 April - 2 May 2010

Happy 5th Anniversary, Guild Wars!

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Guild wars, [sic] we will be holding a special weekend event from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, April 22 through Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, April 29. For more information on the festivities, check out the official website http://www.guildwars.com/.

22 - 29 April 2010

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

16 - 18 April 2010

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

9 - 11 April 2010

Sweet Treat Weekend

This weekend, from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, you will get a double dose of springtime goodness with random drops of Chocolate Bunnies and Golden Eggs in all of the lands of Tyria.

2 - 4 April 2010

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

26 - 28 March 2010

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double [sic] Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7GMT) [sic] through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

19 - 21 March 2010

Special Items This Weekend

Through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Tuesday, March 16, you will be able to gather Shamrock Ale and Four-Leaf Clovers as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria. Enjoy the weekend, and remember: think green!

12 - 16 March 2010 (event actually ended on 17 March)

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

5 - 7 March 2010

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

26 - 28 February 2010

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

19 - 21 February 2010

Canthan New Year!

Join us this weekend as we celebrate the Canthan New Year Festival. Decorations will be hung in Lion's Arch, Kamadan, and Shing Jea Monastery. The event will start in Shing Jea Monastery at Noon Pacific time (-8 GMT) on Friday, February 12, and will conclude at 11:59 AM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Monday [sic] February 15.

12 - 15 February 2010

Wintersday Returns!

Due to technical issues with the Festival Hat distribution during the the Wintersday finale, the event will return for one week with all the usual activities. It begins at Noon PST on Friday, Janaury 29 and runs until 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, February 7. The finale takes place on February 7, giving you another chance to pick up a Wintersday Festival Hat! If you can't make it to the finale, there will be special collectors who will exchange Wintersday Festival Hats for Candy Cane Shards.

29 January - 7 February 2010

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

22 - 24 January 2010

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

15 - 17 January 2010

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Random Arena. [sic] These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific.

8 - 10 January 2010

Wintersday is Coming!

Beginning at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, December 18, you can enjoy lots of Wintersday Festival fun, including special quests and activities, seasonal items, the Snowball Arena, and more. Get details on www.guildwars.com, and join the event through January 4!

18 December 2009 - 4 January 2010

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

11 - 13 December 2009

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

4 - 6 December 2009

Special Treats Weekend

This holiday weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Wednesday until 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday, November 30, [sic] you will find Slices of Pumpkin Pie and Hard Apple Cider as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria!

25 - 29 November 2009

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

20 - 22 November 2009

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

13 - 15 November 2009

Codex Arena Bonus Weekend

Enter the Codex Arena this weekend and earn double Balthazar faction points! You also gain double honor points for consecutive victories! The Codex Arena bonus weekend begins at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday and runs until Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT).

6 - 8 November 2009

Halloween 2009

Starting Friday, October 23rd, at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) the celebration begins with creepy consumable items, brand-new quests, the annual Costume Brawl, and an appearance by the Mad King Thorn himself on October 31st! The fun doesn't end until November 2nd! For more information, visit www.guildwars.com.

23 October - 2 November 2009

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

16 - 18 October 2009

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:49 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

9 - 11 October 2009

Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

2 - 4 October 2009

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

25 - 27 September 2009

Talk Like a Pirate Event

Avast! Starting at noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, NPCs in Lion's Arch and Kamadan will talk like salty sea dogs. The Talk Like a Pirate Event will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Tuesday. Arrh!

18 - 22 September 2009 (event ended on 20 September)

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

11 - 13 September 2009

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

4 - 6 September 2009

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

28 - 30 August 2009

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in theHall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

21 - 23 August 2009

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 1,000 [sic] faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

14 - 16 August 2009

Hero Battles Offer Double Rewards

Hop into Hero Battles this weekend to earn double Balthazar faction and double commander title points. The double rewards will be offered from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

7 - 9 August 2009

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

31 July - 2 August 2009

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

24 - 26 July 2009

Wintersday in July

This weekend, Wintersday Priests will open access to the Snowball Arena from Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar. For those who choose to stay out adventuring instead, there will also be special Wintersday-themed item drops from monsters across the land. Wintersday in July will begin at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday and last until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 19.

17 - 19 July 2009

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

10 - 12 July 2009

Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival

This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in Shing Jea Monastery starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, July 2 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 5.

2 - 5 July 2009

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:49 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

26 - 28 June 2009

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

19 - 21 June 2009

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

12 - 14 June 2009

Double Tournament Reward Points

Starting at 12:01 PM Pacific Time (-7 GMT) on Friday, you will earn double Tournament Reward Points for GvG and 1v1. This lasts until 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

5 - 7 June 2009

Double Rewards for Vanquishing

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold, experience, title points, and faction rewards when you successefully vanquish an explorable area in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scrolls effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

29 - 31 May 2009

Double Luxon and Kurzick title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 5,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

22 - 24 May 2009

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

15 - 17 May 2009

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Complete quests and defeat foes while under the effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

8 - 10 May 2009

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

1 - 3 May 2009

Happy 4th Anniversary, Guild Wars!

To celebrate the fourth anniversary of Guild wars, we will be holding a special weekend event from Thursday, April 23rd through Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Wednesday, April 29th. For more information on the festivities, check out the official website http://www.guildwars.com/.

23 - 29 April 2009

Hero Battles Offer Double Rewards

Hop into Hero Battles this weekend to earn double Balthazar faction and double commander title points. The double rewards will be offered from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT)

17 - 19 April 2009

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

3 - 5 April 2009

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

27 - 29 March 2009

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

20 - 22 March 2009

Special Items This Weekend

Through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Tuesday, March 17, you will be able to gather Shamrock Ale and Four-Leaf Clovers as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria. Enjoy the weekend, and remember: think green!

13 - 15 March 2009

Double Tournament Reward Points

Starting at 12:01 PM Pacific Time (-8 GMT) on Friday, you will earn double Tournament Reward Points for GvG and 1v1. This lasts until 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

6 - 8 March 2009

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

26 February - 1 March 2009

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this Weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

20 - 22 February 2009

Double XP for elite captures and double green item drop rate

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, players will receive double experience for capturing elite skills. Instead of gaining 250 times their level in experience, players will receive 500 times their level in experience. Players will also have double the odds of receiving green items from bosses. This bonus will last through 11:49 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

13 - 15 February 2009

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

6 - 8 February 2009

Canthan New Year!

Join us this weekend as we celebrate the Canthan New Year Festival. Decorations will be hung in Lion's Arch, Kamadan, and Shing Jea Monastery at Noon Pacific time (-8 GMT) on Friday, January 30, and will conclude at Noon on Monday, February 2.

30 January - 2 February 2009

Hero Battles Offer Double Rewards

Hop into Hero Battles this weekend to earn double Balthazar faction and double commander title points. The double rewards will be offered from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT).

23 - 25 January 2009

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacific on Friday through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday.

16 - 18 January 2009

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific Time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific.

9 - 11 January 2009

Wintersday 2008

Wintersday is coming to the Eye of the North. Festivities begin at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, December 19. In addition to all the wintersday [sic] fun to be had in Lion's Arch, Kamadan and the Snowball Arena, this year the celebration comes to the Eye of the North with brand new quests and items. Go to www.guildwars.com for full details. Enjoy the fun through Noon Pacific on Monday, January 5th!

19 December 2008 - 5 January 2009

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

12 - 14 December 2008

Double Tournament Reward Points

Starting at 12:01 PM Pacific Time (-8 GMT) on Friday, you will earn double Tournament Reward Points for GvG and 1v1. This lasts until 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

5 - 7 December 2008

Special Treats Weekend

This holiday weekend, from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Wednesday until 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday, November 30, you will find Slices of Pumpkin Pie and Hard Apple Cider as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria!

26 - 30 November 2008

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

21 - 23 November 2008

Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we’ve doubled the drop rate of scrolls and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT).

14 - 16 November 2008

Halloween Is Back

We're resurrecting Halloween! Beginning after the update on Thursday, November 6th, you can enjoy Halloween fun again with special items, collectors, and the Costume Brawl. Even though Mad King Thorn will not be making a comeback, everything else will run until 11:59 Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday November 9th.

6 - 9 November 2008

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

7 - 9 November 2008

Halloween 2008

Our Halloween fun begins on Friday, October 24, Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) Keep your eyes open, if you dare, for a horde of special event collectors and monsters droppings trick-or-treat bags. Bring out your spookiness for the Costume Brawl. And, on Halloween, October 31, watch for Mad King Thorn, who'll be making a series of appearances! The fun doesn't end until November 2nd! For more information, visit www.guildwars.com.

24 October - 2 November 2008

Hero Battles Offer Double Rewards

Hop into Hero Battles this weekend to earn double Balthazar faction and double commander title points. The double rewards will be offered from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

17 - 19 October 2008

Double Luxon and Kurzick Title points

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will receive double points for exchanging 1,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance reputation. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

10 - 12 October 2008

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacfic time.

3 - 5 October 2008

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend Begins

Complete quests and defeat foes while under effect of a shrine bonus this weekend to earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

26 - 28 September 2008

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific

19 - 21 September 2008

Double Faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the The Jade Quarry|Jade Quarry]] and Fort Aspenwood competitive missions. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

12 - 14 September 2008

Double Tournament Reward Points

Starting at 12:01 PM Pacific Time (-7 GMT) on Friday, you will earn double Tournament Reward Points for GvG and 1v1. This lasts until 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

5 - 7 September 2008

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double your luck points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

29 - 31 August 2008

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

22 - 24 August 2008

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This Bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

8 - 10 August 2008

Double Gold, Scrolls and XP for Vanquishing

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, receive double the gold and experience rewards when you successfully vanquish certain areas in Hard Mode. In addition, we've doubled the drop rate of scrolls, and scroll effects will last twice as long as normal. These bonuses last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT)

1 - 3 August 2008

Hero Battles Offer Double Rewards

Hop into Hero Battles to earn double Balthazar faction and double commander title points. The double rewards will be offered from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT)

25 - 27 July 2008

Wintersday in July

This weekend, Wintersday Priests will open access to the Snowball Arena from Lion's Arch, Droknar's Forge, Ascalon City, Kamadan, and the Great Temple of Balthazar. For those who choose to stay out adventuring instead, there will also be special Wintersday-themed item drops from monsters across the land. Wintersday in July will begin at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday and last until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 20.

18 - 20 July 2008

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. These double rewards extend though Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

11 - 13 July 2008

Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival

This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in Shing Jea Monastery starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Thursday, July 3 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 6.

3 - 6 July 2008

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

27 - 29 June 2008

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, you will earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard and Norn reputation Points for completing quests and defeating foes while under the effects of a shrine bonus. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

20 - 22 June 2008

Double Tournament Reward Points

Starting at 12:01 PM Pacific Time (-7 GMT) on Friday, you will earn double Tournament Reward Points for GvG and 1v1. [sic] This lasts until 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

13 - 15 June 2008

Double faction in competitive missions

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, players who own Factions will receive double Kurzick and Luxon Faction for competing in the Jade Quarry and Fort Aspenwood competitive Missions. This Bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

6 - 8 June 2008

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

31 May - 1 June 2008

Triple key/lockpick drops AND double lucky/unlucky points

This weekend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT), you'll find plenty of keys and lockpicks with the triple drop rate. Plus, you'll get double lucky/unlucky points for using lockpicks on chests!

23 - 25 May 2008

Double XP for Elite Captures

This weekend you will receive double XP for each Elite Skill that you capture. This experience boost will start at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, and will extend through 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific Time on Sunday.

9 - 11 May 2008

Hero Battles Offer Double Rewards

Hop into Hero Battles this weekend to earn double Balthazar faction and double commander title points. The double rewards will be offered through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

2 - 4 May 2008

Happy 3rd Anniversary, Guild Wars!

To celebrate the third anniversary of Guild Wars, we will be holding a special weekend event from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, April 25th through Noon Pacific on Tuesday, April 29th. Enjoy Rollerbeetle Racing, the Dragon Arena, and the Shing Jea Boardwalk, as well as in-game drops of birthday cupcakes. And for those with characters turning three, watch for your special Birthday Present, too!

25 - 29 April 2008

Arena Bonuses this Weekend

You can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas this weekend. The double rewards last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

Arena Bonus Weekend
Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacific.

18 - 20 April 2008

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

Head over to your guild hall and kick off a GvG match to earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT).

GvG Double-Reward Weekend
GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

11 - 13 April 2008

Bon Voyage, Gaile!

To recognize her many years of devoted service to Guild Wars and the Guild Wars community, we're inviting fans to an in-game farewell party for our community relations manager, Gaile Gray.

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Saturday and concluding at Noon Pacific on Monday. The Frog will make his appereance every three hours in the three festival cities. Get more details on www.guildwars.com, see you at the party!

4 - 7 April 2008

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction, plus double chest loot for victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

28 - 30 March 2008

Sweet Treat Weekend

This weekend, from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday until 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, March 23, you will get a double dose of springtime goodness with random drops of Chocolate Bunnies and Golden Eggs in all of the lands of Tyria.

21 - 23 March 2008

Special Items This Weekend

This weekend, from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday until 11:59 PM Pacific on Monday, March 17, you will find Shamrock Ale and Four-Leaf Clovers as random drops throughout all the lands of Tyria. Enjoy the weekend, and remember: think green!

14 - 17 March 2008

Double Tournament Reward Points

Starting at 12:01 Pacific time (-8 GMT) on Friday, you will receive double Tournament Reward Points for participating in Automated Tournaments for both GvG and 1v1. This increase will last until 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

7 - 9 March 2008

Eye Of the North Reputation Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn reputation points for completing quests and defeating foes while under the effects of a shrine bonus. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

29 February - 2 March 2008

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday.

22 - 24 February 2008

Hero Battles Offer Double Rewards

Hop into Hero Battles this weekend to earn double Balthazar faction and double commander title points. The double rewards will be offered from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, and last through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT).

15 - 17 February 2008

Canthan New Year Coming!

Join us in Cantha this weekend to celebrate the Canthan New Year Festival. Decorations will be placed in Lion's Arch, Kamadan, and Shing Jea Monastery tomorrow. The event will start in Shing Jea Monastery at Noon Pacific time (-8 GMT) on Friday, February 8, and will conclude at Noon on Monday, February 11.

8 - 11 February 2008

Vanquishing Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific Time this Friday, you can earn double XP and double gold from vanquishing in Hard Mode. These double rewards extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific.

1 - 3 February 2008

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific Time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. These double reward extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific.

25 - 27 January 2008

Double Sunspear & Lightbringer Points

This weekend, get double Sunspear and Lightbringer points in both Hard Mode and regular gameplay. Obtain the bounty from a res shrine NPC and double your reward from Noon Pacfic (-8 GMT) on Friday through 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific on Sunday.

18 - 20 January 2008

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar factions, plus double chest loot from victories in the Hall of Heroes. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, January 4 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday, January 6.

11 - 13 January 2008

Wintersday Arrives in Tyria!

Join the Wintersday Festival now for special quests, in-town activities, seasonal goodies, the Snowball Arena, and more. The final day features epic battles between Dwayna and Grenth every three hours starting at 12:01 AM Pacific (-8 GMT) on January 1st.

Wintersday is Coming!
Beginning at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, December 21, you can enjoy lots of Wintersday Festival fun, including special quests and activities, seasonal items, the Snowball Arena, and more. Get details on www.guildwars.com, and join the event through January 1st!

21 December 2007 - 1 January 2008

Special GW:EN Event

Jump into Guild Wars: Eye of the North to take part in a special promotion through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday, December 16. Don't own GW:EN? Not a problem! Hop over to the offical website for a special free trial key, and learn about all the special goodies that can be yours over the next nine days!

Special GW:EN Event Planned
We have a special GW:EN promotion coming up this weekend. This opportunity will furnish everyone with a chance to try out the expansion pack, and it's coupled with exceptional rewards of many kinds. Watch the website for more information on Friday!

14 - 16 December 2007

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) this Friday, you will earn double faction for participating in Alliance Battles. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-8 GMT) on Sunday, December 2.

30 November - 2 December 2007

Special Treats this Weekend

According to our wandering reporter, The Scribe, there are treats in store this weekend. The seasonal goodies will drop between 12:01 AM Pacific on 22 November and 11:59 PM Pacific on 25 November. (Times are -8 GMT.)

22 - 25 November 2007

Double Reward in Hero Battles

Participating in Hero Battles this weekend to earn double Balthazar faction for points scored and HB victories, as well as double Victory Points to bolster your Commander title. These double rewards will be offered from Noon Pacific (-8 GMT) on Friday, November 16 through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, November 18.

16 - 18 November 2007

Double XP for Elite Captures

This weekend you will receive double XP for each Elite Skill that you capture. This experience boost will start at Noon (-8 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, and will extend through 11:59 PM (-8 GMT) Pacific time on Sunday, November 11th.

9 - 11 November 2007

Arena Bonus Weekend

Starting at Noon (-7 GMT) Pacific time this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. These double rewards extend through 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) Pacfic time on Sunday, November 4th.

2 - 4 November 2007

Halloween Event Coming

Join us in Kamadan and Lion's Arch this weekend and beyond as we celebrate Halloween! The event will begin with decorated cities on Thursday, and will culminate with multiple appearances of Mad King Thorn on October 31st. See the website for more details.

25 - 31 October 2007

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

Team up with your guildies this weekend to earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points. These doubled rewards start on Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) and extend through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

19 - 21 October 2007

Eye of the North Reputation Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you will earn double Asura, Deldrimor, Ebon Vanguard, and Norn repuation points for completing quests and defeating foes while under the effects of a shrine bonus. Points for completed books are unaffected. This boost will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday, October 14.

12 - 14 October 2007

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

Compete in Heroes' Ascent this weekend to earn double fame and double Balthazar faction. The fun starts at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, October 5 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday, October 7.

5 - 7 October 2007

Alliance Battles Bonus Weekend Begins

Participate in Alliance Battles this weekend to earn double faction. This bonus will last through 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) on Sunday, September 30.

28 - 30 September 2007

Eye of the North Unique Item Weekend

This weekend, you will have a triple chance of finding unique items while defeating bosses throughout the Eye of the North expansion. This increased drop rate will last until 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

21 - 23 September 2007

Double Tournament Reward Points

Participate in both GvG and 1v1 Automated Tournaments this weekend to gain double Tournament Reward Points. You will receive this added bonus until 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

14 - 16 September 2007

Triple Experience Weekend Begins

Join us this weekend to earn triple experience for completing missions throughout Tyria, Cantha, and Elona, and for completing repeatable primary quests in the Eye of the North expansion. You will receive this added bonus until 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday.

7 - 9 September 2007

Sneak Peek Weekend Begins

Those who have purchased the Guild Wars: Eye of the North Prerelease Mission Pack are invited to join us in the Far Shiverpeaks this weekend to explore the new area for the very first time. During the preview event, you will be able to join new Heroes for three days of questing and adventuring, keeping all that you earn along the way! The Sneak Peek concludes at 11:59 PM Pacific time on Sunday, August 26.

24 - 26 August 2007

Double the Reward of Hero Battles

Competing in Hero Battles this weekend will earn you double Balthazar faction for both points scored and HB victories. Double faction will be offered from Noon Pacific time (-7 GMT) on Friday, August 17, through 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 19.

17 - 19 August 2007

Dragon Festival Redux

Join us for a joyous repeat of this year's Dragon Festival, starting at 12:01 AM Pacific Time (-7 GMT) on Friday, August 10th, and ending 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Sunday, August 12th. The Dragon Arena, Rollerbeetle Racing, Shing Jea Boardwalk, and special quests await you!

10 - 12 August 2007

Heroes' Ascent Bonus Weekend

This weekend, you will receive double fame and double Balthazar faction when competing in Heroes' Ascent. The fun starts at Noon Pacific on Friday, August 3 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, August 5.

3 - 5 August 2007

GvG Double-Reward Weekend

GvG's the thing this weekend, when you can earn double GvG Faction and Double Champion Points starting Friday at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific.

27 - 29 July 2007

Double XP for Elite Captures

Each elite skill you capture this weekend will net you double the usual experience points through 11:59 PM (-7 GMT) on Sunday, July 22.

Double XP for Elite Captures

Each elite skill you capture this weekend will net you double the usual experience points. The double rewards will start at Noon on Friday, July 20, and run through 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 22. (Times are Pacific; -7 GMT.)

20 - 22 July 2007

Arena Bonuses this Weekend

You can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas this weekend. The double rewards last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 15.

Arena Bonuses this Weekend

Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) this Friday, you can earn double faction and double Gladiator Points within Team and Random Arenas. The double rewards last through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 15.

13 - 15 July 2007

Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival

Head over to Shing Jea Monastery any time this weekend to celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games, the Dragon Arena, and get great prizes, too! The event begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, July 6 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 8.

Cantha Commemorates the Dragon Festival

This weekend, Canthans celebrate the historic Dragon Festival. Enjoy quests and games and prizes, oh my! Visit the Boardwalk, jump into the Dragon Arena, score cool prizes, too. The event takes place in Shing Jea Monastery starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, July 6 and it wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 8.

6 - 8 July 2007

Double Luxon/Kurzick Title Points

Your chance to score double points towards your Luxon and Kurzick alliance titles has begun. You will get double points for transferring 1,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber; double points for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and double points for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. The weekend bonus wraps up at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 1.

Double Luxon/Kurzick Title Points

This weekend, get double points towards your Luxon and Kurzick alliance titles starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, June 29. Receive double points for transferring 1,000 faction for Jadeite or Amber, for exchanging 3,000 faction for an alliance skill, and for transferring 5,000 faction to raise your alliance's reputation. The bonus ends at 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, July 1.

29 June - 1 July 2007

Hero Battles Offer Double Rewards

Hop into Hero Battles this weekend to earn double Balthazar faction for both points scored and HB victories. Double faction will be offered from Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday, June 22 through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, June 24.

22 - 24 June 2007

Weekend to Dye For

Through Sunday at 11:59 PM Pacific (-7 GMT) your chances of getting a dye drop will triple across Tyria, Cantha, and Elona. Happy Hunting!

Weekend to Dye For

This weekend, your chances of getting a dye drop will triple across Tyria, Cantha, and Elona. The bonus begins at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on Friday June 15th and runs through 11:59 PM Pacific on Sunday, June 17th.

15 - 17 June 2007

Other announcements

Guild Wars Store Transition

On June 27, the Guild Wars store will be upgraded to a new platform located at store.guildwars.com. The transition will happen after a build of the game is released and is not expected to require any downtime. The in-game store will no longer allow direct in-game purchases and will redirect players to the website store.guildwars.com. Links on the Guild Wars and NCSOFT websites will redirect to the new Guild Wars store. Product information will be available in French, German, and Spanish very soon. The site store.guildwars.com will not require an account in order to purchase Guild Wars items and add-ons. Once you've completed your purchase, you'll obtain an Item Access Key which must be redeemed within the game itself. To add the key to your Guild Wars account, go to the Character Selection screen and click Edit Account, then select Manage Access Keys and click Next, then click Add Key and enter your Item Access Key. While we expect the process to be seamless, we appreciate your patience during the transition. If you have any questions about purchasing, billing, or the Guild Wars store, please continue to contact our Customer Service team.

Guild Wars Development and Automation

With the most recent update, several PvP and PvE systems in the game have been changed and automated. Please see the news post on www.guildwars.com/players for more information.

Password length change

Passwords have been extended from 15 to 100 characters. For more information, please visit: http://eu.guildwars.com/

Elementalist Skills Updated

Today we've released another update to the Elementalist that improves the general versatility of the profession. Try out the updated Elementalist today! For more information, check out our Developer Update.

Guild Wars 2 Launches August 28, 2012

The wait is nearly over [sic] Guild Wars 2 will be released on August 28. Pre-purchase today to get access to our final Beta Weekend Event on July 20-22, 3-day Headstart Access, and the exclusive Hero's Band in-game item. Visit GuildWars2.com today!

Discontinuing support for older versions of Windows

After serious consideration, we've decided that Guild Wars will no longer be supported on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows ME beginning June 14, 2012. In order to continue to play Guild Wars after this date, we recommend upgrading to a more recent version of Windows. Please make sure to read the full announcement here: http://guildwars.com/players/

The wait is over! Pre-Purchase Guild Wars 2 Today!

You can now secure your Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition, Digital Deluxe, or Digital Edition copy by pre-purchasing the game at https://buy.guildwars2.com/ or at select retailers. Pre-purchasing Guild Wars 2 gives you guaranteed entry into Beta Weekend Events, three-day Headstart Access to the final game, and the Hero's Band in-game item.

GvG Match Commentary

Join Elite fansite Guild Wars Guru this weekend Saturday, March 31st starting at 1:00 PM PST [sic] for GvG match commentary of the monthly automated tournament on their GvG Commentary Channel: http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/march-monthly-commentary-3-31-t10506942.html.

Maintenance Notice

Guild Wars will undergo planned maintenance for 4 hours on February 6 starting at 9:00 PM PST (5:00 AM GMT, February 7). You may experience disconnections during the maintenance window. Please see the Guild Wars Support forums for more information.

Elementalist Skills Updated

We’ve made a major update to the Elementalist, improving their viability in PvE. Try out the enhanced elementalist today!

Guild Wars Guru Monthly Tournament Match Commentary

Join the Guild Wars Guru community Saturday, December 17 at 12:00 PM PST for their monthly tournament commentary event. See Guild Wars Guru for details: http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/december-monthly-commentary-12-17-t10499355.html

Guild Wars Guru Monthly Tournament Match Commentary

Join the Guild Wars Guru community Saturday, November 19 at 11:40 AM PST for their monthly tournament commentary event. See Guild Wars Guru for details: http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/november-monthly-commentary-11-19-t10497696.html

Guild Wars Guru Monthly Tournament Match Commentary

Join the Guild Wars Guru community Saturday, October 29 at 11:40 AM PDT for their monthly tournament commentary event. See Guild Wars Guru for details: http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/october-monthly-commentary-10-30-t10496280.html

Epic new content! Winds of Change

Winds of Change is here! This multi-stage storyline set in Cantha features new quests, new Canthan costumes, and history-making battles. Speak with Zei Ri in Kaineng Center to get started!

Protect your game account!

Password theft is on the rise, and we are aware of recent attacks on Guild Wars fansite forums. Your Guild Wars game account is in jeopardy if you use the same password for your game account that you use for a Guild Wars fansite forum or any other external site. Read the post on the Support Forums for more details: https://forum.guildwars.com/forum/forums/accounts/Account-Security-Tips-1000/page/1#post246

Introducing the Guild Wars Support Forums

We have just launched Guild Wars Support Forums, an online resource for Guild Wars players who have technical issues, want to submit a bug report, or have problems with their account. Players will use their Guild Wars game account to register on these forums, which are currently only available in English. Keep in mind that these forums are for support-related issues only: http://forum.guildwars.com/

One [sic] 50% off Character Slots One Week Only

Our six-week anniversary sale continues with 50% off Character Slots until 9 June. Get yours today!

Eye of the North 50% Off - One Week Only

Our six-week anniversary sale continues with 50% off Guild Wars: Eye of the North until 2 June. A new item(s) goes on sale each Thursday at noon Pacific until 9 June, 2011.

50% Off Makeover Pack - One Week Only

Our six-week anniversary sale continues with 50% off the Extreme Makeover/Makeover Pack until 26 May. A new item(s) goes on sale each Thursday at noon Pacific until 9 June, 2011.

One Week Only 50% Off Bonus Mission Pack

Our six-week anniversary sale continues with 50% off the Bonus Mission Pack until 19 May. A new item(s) goes on sale each Thursday at noon Pacific until 9 June, 2011.

One Week Only 50% Off Storage Panes

Our six-week anniversary sale continues with 50% off Storage Panes until May 12. A new item(s) goes on sale each Thursday at noon Pacific until June 9, 2011.

Register for Guild Wars Guru Tourney!

Registration for Guild Wars Guru's 2011 GvG Championship Series is open until April 4! Head to the Guild Wars Guru forums for more information on how to participate! http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/registration-now-open-t10474905.html

Discover exotic Embark Beach!

The Zaishen Order has opened Embark Beach to outsiders for the first time! From this outpost in the Battle Isles your party can travel together to any Guild Wars destination. Now you can adventure with other characters from your account with the new Mercenary Hero slots and fight side-by-side with seven Heroes in your party! It's all part of our latest update, Destination Embark Beach!

GvG Match Commentary

Join Elite fansite Guild Wars Guru this weekend Saturday at 11:40 AM PST for GvG match commentary of the monthly automated tournament on their GvG Commentary Channel: http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/february-monthly-automated-tournament-commentary-t10470805.html.

Reporting In-Game Misbehavior

You can report offensive chat, unacceptable names, or game misbehavior by using the /report system. Either select the player and type /report or type /report followed by the player's name, click enter, and choose a reason for your report. Most issues are reviewed and resolved within a few hours. For issues outside your district, please submit a support ticket.

Graphic/Web Designer and WebDev Job Openings

ArenaNet is looking for a world-class web designer and web developer to help us deliver next-generation web services for Guild Wars 2. Experienced graphic/web designers and web developers (ASP.NET MVC/JavaScript/CSS) should visit our jobs page for more details! http://www.arena.net/jobs/

GvG Match Commentary

Join Elite fansite Guild Wars Guru this weekend Saturday, January 29th starting at 11:40 AM PST for GvG match commentary of the monthly automated tournament on their GvG Commentary Channel: http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/january-mat-commentary-1-29-t10466964.html.

Maintenance Notification - January 13, 2011

We are conducting planned network maintenance on Thursday, January 13, 2011. The maintenance will start at 7:00 AM PST (3:00 PM GMT) and will last about 2 hours. Players on our European servers may get disconnected and be unable to log in during the maintenance window. Thank you for your understanding!

Eye of the North Now 50% Off!

We [sic] For a limited time, we're slashing the price of Guild Wars: Eye of the North in half! Eye of the North is the only way to access the Hall of Monuments, a personalized trophy vault where you can earn special items, weapons, and titles for your Guild Wars 2 character! Hurry to the NCsoft Store the 50% off sale ends December 29, 2010!

GvG Match Commentary

Join Elite fansite Guild Wars Guru this weekend Saturday, November 20th starting at 12:30 PM PST for GvG match commentary of the monthly automated tournament on http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/november-mat-commentary-t10459251.html.

European Network Maintenance

Starting on Wednesday, September 29th, we will be performing preventative network maintenance in our Frankfurt datacenter. This will require a temporary interruption in service beginning at 06:00 AM GMT on that date, which will affect all European players.

Save 50% on Xunlai Storage Panes!

Starting today, Xunlai Storage Panes are 50% off during our End-of-Summer Storage Sale! Save big on additional storage space until 11:59 PM PDT on Sunday, September 19. Visit the Guild Wars In-Game Store or the NCsoft Store to take advantage of this limited time offer!

Planned Outage - UPDATED

After careful evaluation, we have decided to proceed with the data center move on August 11th, 2010, in order to ensure high quality service. This will require a temporary interruption in service beginning at 12:01 AM Pacific time on that date. Service may be suspended for up to 24 hours, although we will do everything we can to expedite the process. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this rare interruption!

Planned Outage

On Tuesday, August 10th, we will be moving the Guild Wars live database to a new data center. This will require a temporary interruption in service beginning at 12:01 AM Pacific time and may be suspended for up to 24 hours. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this rare interruption!

Recent Account Terminations

We recently terminated over 3,700 accounts for botting and match manipulation. Violations of the User Agreement will not be tolerated and will result in account termination. For more details about these bans, read Design Director James Phinney's message at http://www.guildwars.com/support/bannings.

War in Kryta!

Keep track of the conflict between the Shining Blade and White Mantle at our War in Kryta page, which features information about each faction in their own words and daily reports from the war zone. http://guildwars.com/warinkryta

ArenaNet Blog Launches

We've launched the brand-new ArenaNet Blog with the Guild Wars 2 Design Manifesto, a message from ArenaNet Studio Head Mike O'Brien which outlines the bold new direction Guild Wars 2 will take. It's a must-read for Guild Wars players! http://www.arena.net/blog

GW2 Combat, Elementalist Revealed!

Learn more about Guild Wars 2's dynamics, visceral combat in a two-part aticle by Lead Designer Eric Flannum. Plus, we reveal GW2's versatile, formidable Elementalist! http://www.guildwars2.com

Please change your password today!

We are seeing hackers try to log into Guild Wars accounts using passwords stolen from other games and web sites. For your security, you should never use the same or a similar password for Guild Wars that you use for any other purpose. We strongly recommend that all Guild Wars players change their passwords immediately.

February 25, 2010: Game Updated!

There is a new game update. To read more about it, go to the game update page: http://www.guildwars.com/support/gameupdates/default.php

Important Account Security Message

We urge you to visit the NCsoft web site to read an important message about account security from our Game Surveillance Unit: http://us.ncsoft.com/en/playsmart/security-post.html

January 28, 2010: Game Updated!

There is a new game update. To read more about it, go to the game update page: http://www.guildwars.com/support/gameupdates/default.php

November 19, 2009: Game Updated!

There is a new game update. To read more about it, go to the game update page: http://www.guildwars.com/support/gameupdates/default.php

Web Developer Job Opening

Are you an outstanding web developer with a passion for MMOGs? Why not join our team? Qualified candidates will be passionate, creative team players who produce high quality JavaScript code and love agile development. ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC experience is a huge plus. Check out http://arena.net/jobs for more details!

Buying Gold Promotes In-Game Griefing

If you purchase gold for real-world money, you are supporting the behavior of companies that cause real grief to you and your fellow players on a daily basis. These companies spam chat channels, bot farm the game, inflate the in-game economy, and even steal personal accounts. If you don't like these behaviors, then don't buy their gold.

New Codex Arena Live!

We've added an exciting new PvP format to the game, the Codex Arena. Check out the website to learn everything about it: http://www.guildwars.com/gameplay/pvp/pvp_types/codex_arena.php

Traditional Chinese Community Localization

We have created a way for players to submit localized content in Traditional Chinese! If you would like to help, please check out our Wiki page: http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Feedback:Chinese_community_localization

Stay Secure

Never give out your password or other account information to anyone for any reason. Once someone has that information, your account is no longer secure. Remember, ArenaNet and NCsoft will never ask you for your account access information, so anyone who does is not affiliated with ArenaNet or NCsoft in any way.

Strong Passwords Promote Safety

Account theft is a real problem in online games. One of the best ways to keep your account safe is to use a complex password and change it regularly. You should also use completely different passwords for your games, fansite registrations, and all other password uses. Strong passwords contain at least 8 characters and use a mixture of letters and numbers.

The Art of Guild Wars 2

This incredible hardbound collection of Guild Wars 2 concept art is now available for sale! Head over here to pick up your copy today: http://www.guildwars2.com/en/the-art-of-guild-wars-2

Don't Give Account Information to Gold Sellers

Beware of gold farmers who sell gold for real-world money and ask for your account information. These requests are designed to trick you into divulging your personal information, which is then used to steal your account. Never give your account information to anyone. Also remember: if you buy in-game gold for real-money, your account will be suspended.

Guild Wars 2 Trailer

We're thrilled to announce the official Guild Wars 2 preview video! The trailer offers an exciting glimpse at the visual splendor of Guild Wars 2. Head over to www.guildwars2.com to check it out!

Reset Your Character Display

If you log into the game after our latest update, your characters will not display like they used to. Don't panic, once you log in, they will display normally. You will need to do this for each character on your account.

Bogus Guild Wars 2 Scams

Recently, scammers have created bogus websites that claim to offer access to the Guild Wars 2 beta. These sites compromise your computer and account safety because they host Trojans and keyloggers. Do not fall for these scams.
Remember: when information about a Guild Wars 2 beta becomes available, you will find it at www.guildwars.com

Maintenance Notification 01/20/2009

Guild Wars will be down for scheduled security maintenance on Tuesday 01/20/2009 from 12:00 am PST to 04:00 am PST. During this time you will not be able to connect to the game. Thank you for your patience and understanding. See the Network News page for details: http://www.guildwars.com/support/networknews/.

Maintenance Notification 11/25/2008

We will be conducting maintenance on Tuesday 11/25/2008 from 3:00 am to 7:00 am Pacific (-8 GMT). You may be disconnected and need to reconnect during this hours. Thank you for your understanding.

Chat Channel Changes

Players are reminded that the All (Local) Chat Channel is intended for social activities, and the Trade Channel is provided for all trade activities. Players using the All Chat Channel for trade spam are subject to account suspension. See the Conduct Breaches and Outcomes document at www.guildwars.com/support/conduct_breach for more information.

Game Server Maintenance 10/28/2008

Guild Wars will be down for scheduled security maintenance on Tuesday 10/28/2008 from 12:00 PDT to 03:00 PDT. During this time you will not be able to connect to the game. Thank you for your patience and understanding. See the Network News page for details: http://www.guildwars.com/support/networknews/.

Bogus Videos and Security Concerns

Recently, scammers have posted two bogus videos on the internet to trick Guild Wars players into revealing account information. One video alleges to show players how to hack into Guild Wars, while the other offers early entry into the Guild Wars 2 Beta. Both of these videos are directly linked to recent account thefts. Do not fall for these scams.
Remember: never give your account password out to anyone, and look for legitimate information about the Guild Wars 2 on www.guildwars.com

Beware of Phishers

Bogus emails and fake online videos promising access keys for in-game items or early entry into beta events are phishing attempts. They are designed to trick you into divulging your personal information, which is then used to steal your account. Don't get caught. Never give out your account information to anyone.

Gold Buyers and Sellers Banned

ArenaNet identifies and bans thousands of accounts used by gold sellers every week. Gold buyers also face serious consequences. If you buy in-game gold or items, your account will be suspended and the gold or items you purchased will be removed from your account. See www.guildwars.com/support/rmt/rmt-en.php for more details on our policy on real-money transactions.

Don't Get Hacked

Never download or run third-party programs that claim to hack Guild Wars. Often, these are used to steal account information. Attempting to use a third-party hack is not only punishable by account banning, but it also exposes your personal information to account theft. For your sake and the safety of your private information, do not use hacks.

Player Account Safety

We've noted a rise in attempted game account thefts. Account theft often results from risky account behavior (purchasing gold online, sharing accounts, using third-party programs, answering bogus emails, or having weak passwords). To protect yourself, use a complex password and change it regularly.

Account Security

Beware of a new scam where individuals or companies offer to place trades, sales, or contest prizes directly into a player's account. Remember: once someone has your username and password, your account is no longer secure. Do not share account info with anyone.

Player Account Safety

We've noted a rise in attempted game account thefts. Account theft often results from risky player behavior (purchasing gold online, sharing accounts, using third-party programs, answering bogus emails, or having weak passwords). To protect yourself, use a complex password and change it regularly.

9 April 2008

Reminder About Purchasing Gold Online

As a reminder, buying and selling gold or items for cash is prohibited. If you purchase in-game gold or items, your account will be suspended and the gold or items you purchased will be removed from your account. Please read our policy on real-money transactions for more details. www.guildwars.com/support/rmt/rmt-en.php

Reminder About Purchasing Gold Online
As a reminder, if you purchase in game gold, your account is subject to suspension and possible termination. Please read our policy on RMT for more details. www.guildwars.com/support/rmt/rmt-en.php

15 April - 3 June 2008

Players: Protect Your Account

Avoid account theft! Do not purchase or sell used Guild Wars accounts, do not allow others to access your account, and do not download third-party programs.

This is the old and shorter version of the warning which was replaced on 9 April 2008.

Merchandise Store Open!

Get your hand on the latest range of official Guild Wars merchandise at the brand new PlayNC Merchandise Store: http://eu.plaync.com/eu/store/category/display/guild_wars/

Guild Wars: Eye of the North!

Join us now as the adventure begins in Guild Wars: Eye of the North. Travel with any of your level 20 characters into the uncharted regions of the Far Shiverpeaks and beyond!

Trade & Sales Messaging

As you may be aware, we recently improved the in-game chat system to better support trading and item sales. Please be sure that you use the Trade Channel for your transactions, as those using All Chat or Local Chat for trading and sales may be subject to an account block.

GW:EN Arrives this week!

It is nearly time to begin the new adventure that is offered through Guild Wars: Eye of the North. New regions, Heroes, rewards and much more can be yours starting at 12.01 AM Pacific time (-7 GMT) on Friday, August 31.

Join the GW2 Programming Team!

We're looking for passionate C++ programmers to help us build the future of Guild Wars. No game industry experience required, but you've got to be one of the best, and you've go to love Guild Wars. If you dig the Pacific Northwest and think you can run with one of the best teams in the industry, send your resume to gw2dev@arena.net

6 August 2007

Work for ArenaNet!

ArenaNet is seeking native French and German Guild Wars players in the Seattle, Washington area for temporary employment as QA testers for Guild Wars: Eye of the North. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity and are a French or German native speaker living near Seattle, please send an email highlighting your qualifications to Translation-FR@arena.net (for French) and Translation-DE@arena.net (for German).

2 August 2007

Network Maitenance Notification 8/2/2007

We will be conducting maitenance on Thursday 8/2/2007 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST. You may be disconnected and need to reconnect during this hours. Thank you for your understanding.

Players Take Note

As a reminder, if you purchase in game gold, your account is subject to suspension and possible termination.

19 - 31 July 2007

Chat Channel Changes

All (Local) Chat Channel is reserved for social activities; the Trade Channel is provided for all trade activities. Players using the All Chat Channel for trade spam are subject to account suspension. See the Conduct Breaches and Outcomes document on www.guildwars.com for more information.

20 - 31 July 2007, updated on 27 July

Network Maintenance Notification 7/17/2007

We will be conducting emergency maintenance on Tuesday 7/17/2007 from 6:00 am to 6:30 am PST. You may be disconnected and need to reconnect during this time. Thank you for your understanding.

Chat Channel Changes

Players are reminded that the All (Local) Chat Channel is intended for social activities, and the Trade Channel is provided for all trade activities. Players using the All Chat Channel for trade spam are subject to an account mark. See the Conduct Breaches and Outcomes document on www.guildwars.com for more information.

Wording on this warning was changed from "account mark" to "suspension" on 27 June 2007

Return to Tyria Sweepstakes

Visit the official Guild Wars site for a chance to win fabulous prizes in the Return to Tyria Sweepstakes!

Players: Protect Your Account

Most account thefts are directly related to the unauthorized resale or sharing of Guild Wars Accounts or to the attempt to download alleged cheat programs. In addition to putting your account in jeopardy, these actions are against the User Agreement and result in account termination. To maintain your account's security, do not purchase or sell existing Guild Wars accounts, do not allow others to to access your account, and do not download third-party programs.

This is the old and longer version of the warning which was shortened on 27 June 2007.

Beware of Impersonators

We will never ask for personal information (such as your name, your phone number, account names, etc.) in the game. If someone approaches you asking for such information, do not provide it. Instead, alert Support and provide the character name of the person who approached you.

Review the Naming Policy

There are some types of names that are unsuitable for Guild Wars, so before creating a new character, please review the Naming Policy.