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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Raids Beta Announced, Launch Trailer Revealed at TwitchCon

ArenaNet was a major presence at the inaugural TwitchCon event, giving fans and streamers big reveals to set the stage for the first expansion to Guild Wars 2

ArenaNet™, publisher and developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars® franchise, chose the inaugural TwitchCon show in San Francisco this past weekend to unveil the launch trailer and announce the next beta event for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™. The studio was one of the biggest exhibitors at the event, using the Twitch main stage and two full days of livestreamed programming on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel to showcase the last specialisation for the expansion known as the druid, exclusive behind-the-scenes material and special appearances by popular streamers as it set the stage for the launch of Heart of Thorns on Friday, 23rd October.

Game Director Colin Johanson also announced the dates for the final Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Beta Weekend Event during TwitchCon and surprised fans with the revelation that raids will playable during this coming weekend for the first time. The upcoming beta event is available to all players who pre-purchase the expansion. It begins this Friday, 2nd October at 8 p.m. BST (9 p.m. CEST) and runs until Monday 5th October at 7:59 p.m. BST (8:59 a.m. CEST).

For more information about announcements made at Twitchcon, please read the attached press release.

New assets from the event including launch trailer and screenshots of the recently revealed druid specialisation are linked below:


Launch Trailer


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