Want to play Guild Wars 2 next week? Great!
Want to enjoy playing Guild Wars 2 next week? Well, that might be a bit more challenging.
This special test event is open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts. With your help, we can conduct important tests and address some of the issues we identified during our first Beta Weekend Event. During this event, all you need to do is play normally with a new or existing character on your Beta account using the same game client. Please note that since this is a stress test of our servers, you may experience some in-game performance issues. If you’ve pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 and wish to participate in the stress test, we recommend that you register the account and download the game client.
Now, this is a stress test, which probably means there will be lots of lag, bugs, disconnects, crashes — but hey, it’s Guild Wars 2! To hear some folks talk about it, even its crashes are better than some games when they’re actually running.
And the last stress test was one week before the beta weekend, which means… potentially nothing. But it’s nice to dream, right?
UPDATE: ArenaNet’s Mike O’Brien just authored a post on the stress test and the last beta. You can read it here.