Guild Wars 2 Core Game is Free & Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches in October & Features Raids

ArenaNet announces award-winning MMO Guild Wars 2 is available to play for free starting today, reveals raids and confirms release date for the expansion.

This past weekend at PAX Prime ArenaNet, publisher and developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, made a series of announcements that set the stage for the future of Guild Wars 2 and its upcoming expansion, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.

In what the studio billed as a fan and press conference from PAX Prime, ArenaNet co-founder and president Mike O’Brien and Guild Wars 2 game director Colin Johanson delivered a crescendo of news including confirmation that the core Guild Wars 2 game is now Play For Free, that raids would be delivered to the game via the expansion Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns and that the expansion will launch on Friday, 23rd October in North America and Europe.

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