Guild Wars 2's Next Beta Weekend Brings Plant People And Tiny Little Freaks

There are five races in Guild Wars 2, but up until now we've only been able to play as three - the humans, the cat people and the bigger humans. ArenaNet rectifies this the weekend of July 20-22, when the Asura and Sylvari finally get their chance to shine.

It ain't easy being green, and it's even harder being an annoying little know-it-all, which probably explains why we've had to wait until the third and final beta weekend for Guild Wars 2 to get our hands on levels 1-20 for the game's most exotic races.

Along with the snacks and veggies, the event will also feature the two races' cities of Rata Sum and Grove, as well as a new Guild-Conquest PvP map, finally giving those titular organisations some time to shine.

Not in the Guild Wars 2 beta yet? I'll see what I can do.

Play Asura and Sylvari in the July 20-22 Beta Weekend Event! [ArenaNet]


    Try out Sylvari
    Get my Thief to a decent level
    Do more Wvw/crafting/splorin' on my 40 Mesmer
    Get some final screenshots/video from the beta to remember it by.
    It's gonna be a busy weekend!

    Yeah if Curse can get 25,000 keys for US residents only surely Kotaku AU can get a few hundred or even 1,000 keys just for Aus residents..

    I hate the Asura... Why does every MMO need some tiny little brat creature that's all about technology?

    I want to see a Charr curb stomp one into pulp!

    The Asura are all about combining magic and technology.

    The other races, especially the Charr, are just as into tech, though usually more mechanically-orientated than magical. Guns, steam engines, cannons, tanks, etc.

    I want to make an Asura tank.... just because.

      Dat Teemo. Proving every midget has the right to be a tank!

    I want to play the beta so I can find out if I want to purchase the game. But you can only get into the beta if you have already pre-purchased the game... really, a trial of some kind would be nice. A few hours even!

    Any idea what time we can actually connect to the servers for the beta weekend?

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