Guild Wars 2 is launching it’s expansion Path of Fire September 22nd but you can play it this weekend for free. Starting Friday, August 11th until Sunday, August 13th you’ll be able to log into Guild Wars 2 and enter the Crystal Desert which is the new zone in the Path of Fire expansion.
One great thing about Guild Wars 2, and the reason why I also go back to it about once a year, is there is no monthly subscription. You buy the game and you get the game for life. Sure, there is the occasional expansion where you will need to pay for it if you want to explore that zone or those features but the main parts of Guild Wars 2 you can always enjoy. Leveling new characters, World vs World vs World, Structured PvP(sPvP) battles, Ranked sPvP and tournaments, crafting, guild wars, there is a lot to do in Guild Wars 2 and you get most of it from buying the game once.
Here is some more about the expansion weekend:
What can I expect?
You’ll be able to play the first part of the Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire story, which will kick off your journey to the Crystal Desert. Once you arrive, the Crystal Oasis map is yours to explore. Take in the sights, unlock the raptor mount, and have fun with other players!
On August 18 through August 20, you’ll be able to experience the new elite specializations for the first time in PvP and WvW.
If you’re interested in checking out the different version of the expansion you can purchase and what special items you can gain just go to the buy Guild Wars 2 website.