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Following on from last week’s first party pre-purchase announcement during the PC Gaming Show at E3, ArenaNet is pleased to announce that Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ is now available to pre-purchase from both digital and physical retailers across North America and Europe.

The following editions are available to pre-purchase from retailers now:

·         The Standard edition (£34.99/€44.99) includes the Guild Wars 2 core game and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, grants access to upcoming expansion beta weekend events, and gives players the exclusive “Maguuma Trailblazer” title.

·         The Deluxe edition (£59.99/€74.99) includes everything in the Standard edition as well as an additional character slot, a Miniature Revenant Rytlock, a Revenant Finisher, the player’s choice of one of three Mordremoth’s Bane guild hall decorations, and a Heart of Thorns Glider Skin.

A list of pre-approved retailers can be found at

ArenaNet is also offering an Ultimate edition (£79.99/€99.99) that includes everything in the Deluxe edition as well as 4,000 gems. The Ultimate edition can only be purchased in-game or through

Additionally all those who have previously registered the core Guild Wars 2 game before January 23rd, 2015 and upgrade their account by pre-purchasing and registering any edition of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns before launch will also receive one additional character slot to their Guild Wars 2 account.

To stay updated on the latest Guild Wars 2: Hearts of Thorns features and for more pre-purchase information please visit

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