Guild Wars 2 pre-orders are now on sale through retailers in three flavors – Standard/Digital ($59.99), Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99) and Collector’s Edition ($149.99). Each version comes with beta event access and a three-day head start. Additional items are included with the Digital Deluxe and Collector’s Edition versions as well.

A new video from ArenaNet takes a peek inside of the Collector’s Edition box at all the bonus items that you can get. The Guild Wars 2 Collector’s Edition is priced at $149.99 and includes a 10-inch Rytlock figurine, the Guild Wars 2 soundtrack, in-game items, a 112 page “Making of Guild Wars 2” hardback book, art prints and more.

Check out the official press release and video after the break for more and a peek at what’s inside of the collectible metal box of the Collector’s Edition.


Guild Wars 2 Press Release

ArenaNet website:

Three-Day Headstart and Guaranteed Access to Beta Weekend Events

SEATTLE, WA - April 10, 2012 -- NCsoft®, the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today launches the Pre-Purchase program for Guild Wars 2, the most anticipated game launching this year. Players who pre-purchase the Guild Wars 2 Collector's, Digital Deluxe or Standard/Digital Editions will receive guaranteed entry into beta weekend events and a three-day headstart prior to launch. As a bonus, players who pre-purchase any edition will also receive an exclusive Hero's Band, providing their Guild Wars 2 characters with a broad range of power boosts.

The three versions of Guild Wars 2 available for pre-purchase are:

The Standard/Digital Edition:

  • Guild Wars 2serial code (to activate the game at launch)
  • Guaranteed access to Guild Wars 2 beta events
  • Three day 'headstart' access to Guild Wars 2 at launch
  • Exclusive 'Hero's Band' in-game item

The Digital Deluxe Edition:

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the digital features of the Standard/Digital Edition (as above) plus five in-game items, including a Mistfire Wolf that will fight alongside players and a miniature Rytlock who will accompany them on their travels through Tyria.

The Collector's Edition:

For the complete Guild Wars 2 experience, the Collector's Edition includes all of the contents found within the Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe editions, plus:

  • A 10-inch hand-painted Rytlock Brimstone statue wielding a flaming sword
  • 112 page Making of Guild Wars 2 hardback book
  • Best of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD
  • A custom art frame complete with portfolio and five Guild Wars 2 art prints
  • Collectible Metal Box

The Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition retails at $149.99 MSRP, the Digital Deluxe at $79.99 MSRP and the Standard/Digital Edition at $59.99 MSRP. To take advantage of these special Pre-Purchase promotions and to secure a copy of Guild Wars 2, players may visit or one of several participating retailers.

Players may also pre-order Guild Wars 2 at select retailers, allowing them to reserve their copy of the game at launch. Players who pre-order Guild Wars 2 will receive a one-day headstart prior to launch. Pre-purchase differs from pre-order as players buy the game outright before release and gain fantastic benefits through the Pre-Purchase program.

About NCsoft

NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Lineage®, Guild Wars® and City of Heroes® franchises. Announced in August 2011, WildStar™ is the newest MMO being developed by internal team Carbine Studios. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at

About Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2® is a visually stunning MMO that will offer players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customized personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCsoft and game developer ArenaNet™ are creating an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more information about Guild Wars 2, visit

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

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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