Announcing the Guild Wars 2 Design-a-Weapon Contest

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on August 28, 2017


On Guild Wars 2‘s fifth anniversary—and with Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™ just around the corner—we’re pleased to announce the Guild Wars 2 Design-a-Weapon Contest! If you’ve ever dreamed up the perfect weapon for your character, here’s your chance to show us your concept and craft your Tyrian legacy.

We’re accepting submissions from today through October 8, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (UTC-7).

How to Enter

Download this .ZIP file and use the included guidelines and templates to create an original, digital, Guild Wars 2-themed weapon design. You’ll find many resources in this file to guide you through the process of creating your design. Please make sure to read the contest rules carefully! Entries that don’t meet the requirements will be disqualified, regardless of quality.

Once your design has been created, you will need to upload your entry file using the contest submission form. You can submit up to three entries, but they must be uploaded separately.


We’ll choose 20 finalists, and the Guild Wars 2 community will vote for their favorite entries. The top three winning concepts will be used as inspiration for the creation of new in-game weapons! Each of the finalists will receive various prizes such as gems, art books, shirts, and more—check the rules for a full list of prizes.

We can’t wait to see your ideas—and to carry them into battle!