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Published on March 14th, 2012 | by Dan


Guild Wars 2 Pre-order Packages Detailed

Guild Wars 2 will be available for pre-order on April 10 with bonuses for reserving your copy early. There are three tiers for pre-orders and currently no vendor-specific rewards (hopefully it stays that way).

First off is the standard digital edition ($60), which includes beta access and a three-day head start in the game before the official launch date. You also receive a stat-boosting item for your newly created Guild Warrior.

Next up is the Digital Deluxe Edition ($80), which nets you everything in the standard version, plus:

  • Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill: lets you summon a wolf for a time in combat
  • Rytlock Miniature
  • Golem Banker: lets you access your bank from anywhere for five days
  • Chalice of Glory: grants a one-time boost to glory earned in PvP
  • Tome of Influence: a one-off boost to your guild’s influence, which can be used to buy guild vaults and emblems

Last is the big daddy, the Collector’s Edition ($150). While it carries a hefty price tag, longtime Guild Wars fans may find the pot sweet enough to validate the cost. The Collector’s Edition contains everything from the two lower editions, as well as:

  • 10-inch figurine of Rytlock
  • 112-page Making of Guild Wars 2 book
  • Custom art frame
  • Art portfolio and 5 art prints
  • Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD

Pre-order bonuses are a pretty standard practice at this point, but certain aspects of these packages concern me slightly. Providing bonuses like a stat boost and an offensive spell for pre-ordering introduces the potential for unbalanced play, which is already a large concern to begin with in an MMORPG. Hopefully ArenaNet has already thought through the possible balance concerns with these pre-order extras, but it is something to think about.

You can read more details on all three editions at the Guild Wars 2 official pre-purchase page.


Source: PC Gamer; image credit: ArenaNet

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6 Responses to Guild Wars 2 Pre-order Packages Detailed

  1. Shife says:


  2. Player One says:

    Think I may just have to pick this up.

  3. SirPenta says:


  4. I really dig Guild Wars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Ofenlicht says:


  6. Magnusmistro says:

    Can I get this on my project fiona?



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