Guild Wars 2 Celebrates Eight Years, Will Release on Steam this November

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Guild Wars 2 Celebrates Eight Years, Will Release on Steam this November

ArenaNet Offers a Sneak Peek at the Game’s Third Expansion, “End of Dragons”, launching in 2021

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Aug. 25, 2020 – Marking eight years of magic and epic adventure, Guild Wars 2,one of the most critically-acclaimed MMORPGs of all time with a 90 Metacritic score, celebrates its eighth anniversary with a cornucopia of content, gifts, and a release on a new distribution platform for the first time ever. Beginning this November, Guild Wars 2, its two expansions Heart of Thorns and Path of Fire, and the entirety of the game’s Living World content – including The Icebrood Saga – will be available on Valve’s Steam platform, bringing the saga of the world of Tyria to the world’s most popular PC games service. 

Steam users can visit the official Guild Wars 2 product page HERE to keep up to date on the latest news and add it to their wishlist.

Developer ArenaNet also is revealing a first look at the game’s upcoming third expansion currently in development. Titled End of Dragons, the expansion will be released in 2021 and take players on a journey to Cantha, the mysterious island nation in the south that has been neither seen nor heard from for over 200 years. 

Guild Wars 2 has endured for the better part of a decade because of its innovative gameplay, rich storytelling, and passionate fanbase,” said Chauncey Gammage, Chief Operating Officer, NCSOFT West. “As the game’s incredible fantasy world prepares to grow once again with the End of Dragons expansion, we are excited to bring this universally acclaimed gaming experience to Steam users around the globe.”

Beginning today, current Guild Wars 2 players who own Path of Fire will be able to unlock a new ability for their Skimmer mount. Upon logging in, an in-game mail will kick off a special Collection that will unveil the hidden potential of the aquatic creature, allowing it to dive and explore the game’s underwater environments, the first time one of the game’s genre-defining mounts will bring the joy of movement to the depths of Tyria.

In celebration of the game’s birthday, the Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Standard and Deluxe editions will be 50% off starting today until Sept 4.

About Guild Wars® 2
Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning online game that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role-playing environment combined with action combat, large-scale dynamic events that players tackle together, plus both team-based and World vs. World competitive battles. The game is updated frequently with Living World episodes that tell the ongoing story of the world and introduce new places to play in. Yet with all these updates, the game continues the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more details, please visit
About ArenaNet
ArenaNet is the developer of the groundbreaking Guild Wars 2 and best-selling Guild Wars online roleplaying games. The studio’s mission is to create innovative online worlds, cultivate a vibrant and engaged global community of players, and to incorporate handcrafted artistry into every aspect of their games. ArenaNet formed in 2000 and it has attracted over 15 million players worldwide, with press and fans consistently calling Guild Wars 2 one of the best MMOs and RPGs of all time.


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