Game updates

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This list contains all recent updates as published by ArenaNet. If there are undocumented changes, they are listed in a section titled "Guild Wars Wiki notes" under the related update.

Update -- September 5, 2019[edit]


  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some outposts to become inaccessible.

Update -- June 20, 2019[edit]


  • Performed server maintenance.

Update -- June 12, 2019[edit]


  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Added a new startup command, "-prefresetlocal":
    • This command will reset all preferences that are stored locally in the game's .dat file.
    • This command can be utilized to debug issues launching the game.
  • Discontinued support for Windows Games Explorer.


  • Added a new “Rename” option to the Friends List. You may now set nicknames for friends in your Online, Offline, and Ignored lists.


  • Removed support for DirectX 8.
  • The client will now default to using Windowed Fullscreen after installation.

Update -- May 8, 2019[edit]


  • Fixed several server crashes.


  • Vertical Sync will now take precedence when the Frame Limiter option is enabled with a frame-rate limit equal to the monitor’s refresh-rate.


  • Unflagging heroes will no longer result in a disconnect.

Update -- May 2, 2019[edit]


  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Lock Compass Rotation option to be inadvertently enabled.


  • The final map in Heroes’ Ascent is now accessible once again.

See also[edit]