Guild Wars 2 Goes Free!
PAX Prime was full of announcements but none were probably more exciting than the confirmation that the core Guild Wars 2 game is now free to play!
ArenaNet president, Mike O'Brien, explains that their goal is to "protect the current community but also make it as easy as possible for you to introduce the game to your friends, to recruit new players into your guilds, and challenge new players to PvP matches."
However, these free accounts won't have all the same benefits of a paid account and without the expansion, players won't have access to the Heart of Thorns content. These "core" accounts will also have limited chat options, economy restrictions, and limitations on where free accounts can play at first.
And now that Guild Wars 2 is free-to-play, raids will be delivered to the game via the expansion, Heart of Thorns, available October 23rd in North America and Europe.