In celebration of launch, members of ArenaNet's style="font-style: italic;">Guild Wars 2 dev
team will be traveling to major cities around the United States to host launch
parties. Details below.

It’s nearly here: After
five years of waiting, the August 28th launch of Guild Wars 2 is just
around the corner.

It’s been a long and exciting journey that you, our community, has
taken with us, and we will enjoy launch that much more if we can spend
it with you. To that end, members of the Guild Wars 2 team will be
traveling around the United States* on September 1st to celebrate
launch in New

York, Austin, Orlando, Los Angeles, and of course Seattle.

At each event, ArenaNet employees will be on hand to sign your Guild
Wars 2 games, books, and posters. We’ll also have giveaways of
t-shirts, posters, and an exclusive in-game item. The giveaways are
first-come-first-serve as long as our supplies hold out, but we’ll also
have Guild Wars 2 quiz contests, so be sure to brush up on your
knowledge of all things Tyria. Finally, we’ll hold a raffle at each
GameStop location for one Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition.

Bring Your Friends

We’d love to see as many of you as we can at these events and thank you
in person for your support. Since Guild Wars 2 is all about playing
with your friends, bring them along to enjoy the festivities–and maybe
even introduce someone new to GW2.

Flip through the photo album to see some of what we’ll be bringing to
the party, then check out the times and locations below. We can’t wait
to see you there and celebrate beginning of your story in Guild Wars 2!
(All times listed are local time.)

September 1, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Pink Ultra Lounge (Pacific Place), 600
Pine St. 4th Floor in Pacific Place, Seattle, WA, 98101. If you’re
attending PAX we’d love for you to stop by!

September 1, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM GameStop store at 10000 Research Blvd.,
STE 564, Austin, TX, 78759

September 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM GameStop store (Waterford Lakes Mall), 675
N Alafaya Trl, STE P05, Orlando, FL, 32828

New York:
September 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM GameStop store (Broadway & 85th),
2322 Broadway, New York, NY, 10024

Los Angeles:
September 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM GameStop store GameStop (West Hollywood
Gateway), 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste 117, West Hollywood, CA, 90046

*For our European players we’ll be partnering with fan-sites and press
to distribute similar prizes. More information to come! 

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Facebook Page]

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Guild Wars 2 Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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