ArenaNet has today reminded us that the final Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Event is nearly here, and with it comes some new additions, bug fixes and changes to what we've come to expect.
Players logging in for the beta weekend will be greeted firstly with the chance to play the Asura and the Sylvari, two races that have been locked away for the past beta events but have now been made available to test.
Beta players will be able to create asura and sylvari characters for the first time this weekend, exploring each race’s fantastical home region, and experiencing the unique storyline options available to these races.
“I hope players come away from this weekend with a better sense of the sylvari as a race—their personalities, quirks, interests, and setting,” Ree says. “I hope they’ll love the sylvari voices—the PC ones, in particular, are amazing!—and getting to see the Grove and soak in all its wonders. Personally, I look forward to hearing how players respond to the somewhat inhuman visual choices available for sylvari PCs—something that our artists worked very hard to create. It’s difficult to balance beautiful and not-quite-human!”
Among the new races will be new PvP maps, Keg Brawling, more World vs World gameplay and a large amount of bug fixing that you can check out at the official blog post
The last Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend will be commencing on July 21st at 5am AEST and will be finishing on July 23rd at 5am AEST. ArenaNet has also noted that all beta character progress will be deleted after this weekend event, however any friends that have been added to your contact list will be preserved.
Guild Wars 2 will be available August 28th this year for PC.