If you’ve been waiting to try Guild Wars 2, now’s probably one of the best opportunities to get in on the action! Why? I stole this shit right from the official blog, but long story short it’s a free weekend for everyone! That means I’ll probably be avoiding it like the plague for the next few days, but we’ll see.

From August 23-25, you can experience the living, ever-changing world of Tyria and see for yourself why Guild Wars 2 is the fastest selling MMO in history.

All you need to do to play Guild Wars 2 for free August 23-25 is create a free trial account, verify your email address, and download the game client.

The Guild Wars 2 free trial begins at 12:01 AM PDT on Friday, August 23, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM PDT on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

They also released a new “Heroic Edition” of the game for $49.99, which is only ten dollars more than the usual price ($39.99). The new edition includes three unique items to help [newblet] players jumpstart their gameplay experience in the land of Tyria. You get the following items with the purchase of the Heroic edition:

  • One Legacy Armor – Players can adventure in style with this classic armor
  • 18-slot Mithril Box – This huge storage box will increase loot carrying capacity
  • 10 Experience Boosters – With these boosters, players can level up faster

Anyway, what are you waiting for? Get your ass over to the site and register for your free account. You won’t regret it, because it’s a badass game. Did I mention the developers are releasing regular content updates every two weeks?

Via: Guild Wars 2 Blog