Guild Wars is a free to play competitive massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) that rewards player skill and innovative gameplay over hours spent online. It’s the original smash hit release from developer ArenaNet, the beginnings of a franchise played by millions and millions of gamers worldwide. Set in a vast and wonderful fantasy world, Guild Wars brought a number of innovations to the MMORPG genre. From instancing all play areas, to a reasonable level cap, to reducing the number of skills and abilities on a toolbar at any one time to a reasonable amount, Guild Wars prided itself on ease of play and on a competitive focus. Come see what makes a game so good that it runs for over 13 years with millions and millions of players!
Guild Wars Key Features
Fun, Diverse Classes – From Monks to Mesmers, from Elementalists to Rangers, Guild Wars offers deep, diverse classes. The ability to select a secondary profession and learn and select from hundreds of different skills makes for a deep and customizable character!
Multiple PVE Modes – From exploring instanced areas to completing cooperative missions, PVE is at the heart of the game. Face tougher challenges in Elite Missions, Dungeons, and more, and get the most epic items available!
Diverse PVP Modes – Fight in the Arena alone, or alongside your guild. Fight in the Heroes’ Ascent Tournament. You can even enter competitive missions and Alliance wars! The options are as numerous as your enemies!
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