|Guild Wars 2|
|Expansion pack(s)||Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns|
|Preceded by||Guild Wars|
|Twitch||Guild Wars 2 Channel|
|YouTube Gaming||Guild Wars 2 Channel|
Guild Wars 2 is a MMORPG sequel to the original Guild Wars series. It will be released worldwide on August 28, 2012. Like the original game, there will be no subscription fee. Most of the game can be played alone with the difficulty scaling up when more players party together. The setting takes place about 250 years after Guild Wars: Eye of the North.
The game takes place in the Guild Wars fantasy world of Tyria, 250 years after the players defeat the Great Destroyer in the Eye of the North expansion. Five elder dragons, sleeping beneath the continent, have awoken, causing widespread destruction to Tyria and corrupting its inhabitants. The once dominant humans of Tyria are in decline, supplanted from most of their land by disasters and war, while the dwarves are all but extinct. Old and new races alike have begun to rise in the resulting power vacuum. Old cities have been destroyed and rebuilt, kingdoms seized and reformed by new rulers. The continents of Cantha and Elona, introduced in the expansions, have been cut off by politics and the dragons. The advancement of time is reflected in the changes in culture, including armor and clothing as well as in the advancement of in-game technology.
The player is tasked with uniting the different player races which is required to be able to effectively combat the elder dragons. The game primarily focuses on the combat against only one of these dragons, Zhaitan. Many of these races will clash, as well as unite to accomplish what new challenges Guild Wars 2 has to offer.