Guarantee your place in the Guild Wars 2 beta with pre-order bonus scheme

Guild Wars 2 publisher NCSoft has detailed preorder bonuses for the highly-anticipated MMO. Putting down a preorder for any of the game's three editions will guarantee players entry into all future beta events, as well as securing an in-game Hero's Band buff and 3-day headstart on the game's launch. This allows you to nail down that impossibly clever guild name you've been coveting since some clever dickens beat you to it in Guild Wars 1.

The game will come packaged in three versions: the $59 Standard, $149 Collector's and $79 Digital Deluxe editions. Here's a look at the Collector's Edition, including that ballin' Rytlock Brimstone statue to stand guard over all your other, less skull-stomping figurines. There's also all the usual-but-welcome bonuses of a making-of book, art prints in a custom frame, Soule-ful soundtrack, and some bonus in-game items to flaunt for the first few weeks until you start looting some more powerful stuff. The Guild Wars 2 release date's yet to be set, but these preorders will go live on the game's site and at retailers on April 10.


  • FriendlyFire - March 15, 2012 9:18 p.m.

    Honestly, with the art team they have, I would've preferred a few giant posters with some of their best art on it. Maybe a disc containing extra-high resolution images for printing. I'd pay for that, not for a most likely underdetailed statue.
  • KnightDehumidifier - March 13, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    Thanks, saved me from being super ambitious.
  • Aerophobia - March 13, 2012 3:56 p.m.

    Yes, April 10th is the release date for the pre-order. The game is expected to come out sometime during the summer.
  • KnightDehumidifier - March 13, 2012 3:53 p.m.

    So I'm clear, the game itself is NOT coming out April 10th, it's just saying the date as to when I can pre-order, right?
  • Aerophobia - March 13, 2012 3:51 p.m.

  • Hiruandan - March 13, 2012 3:46 p.m.

    ahaha, every single time I find myself craving these collectors editions just because I want those friggin' badass statues and figurines. I wish I had more money... and most of all, more space on my desk >:/
  • Shadow Of Death - March 14, 2012 12:15 a.m.

    Tell me about it. I'm a sucker for CEs/SEs ~_~ I got the Skyrim one, that was a no-brainer....This one, while it has a similarly badass statue (doesn't say how big it is though), I'm not nearly as into Guild Wars as I am TES...This SE is considerably more expensive than the Skyrim one too. I'll have to wait until I hear more about the size and quality of the statue (looks big and detailed, but I can't know for sure from the above image).
  • ezra2680 - March 14, 2012 5:30 a.m.

    Looks like the pic says 10 inches.

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