Guild Wars 2 celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, and ArenaNet is celebrating by introducing the MMORPG to a new audience on Steam.
On Tuesday, August 23, Guild Wars 2 will be available on third-party platforms for the first time. Since its launch in August 2012, the game has only been accessible through ArenaNet’s proprietary launcher. Guild Wars 2 on Steam will remain the same free-to-play model, no registration required. Additionally, Steam players and original client players will play together on the same server. If you’re new to catching up on a decade’s worth of content, the game’s $99.97 Complete Edition for Steam includes three expansions and all five seasons of Guild Wars 2.
ArenaNet is introducing Twitch Drops. You can now earn exclusive in-game character outfits, experience power-ups and special Glowing Purple Mask cosmetics by watching live streamers play the game from 23rd to 28th. August.
“Guild Wars 2 has delighted over 16 million players for a decade with its subscription-free business model, epic cooperative open-world boss encounters, and revolutionary mounts.” , said Kendall Boyd, Senior Vice President of Marketing at NCSOFT West. “By launching on Steam, a whole new audience of players who have never had the chance to adventure with us will be able to experience one of the best fantasy worlds in gaming. Everyone at NCSOFT and ArenaNet is excited to welcome them into our amazing community. “
Guild Wars 2 has been hailed as one of the The best MMO of its time. ArenaNet has supported the title with seasonal updates and expansion packs, the latest being End of Dragons in February.
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