Our 24-Hour Extra Life Stream Begins Tomorrow

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on November 01, 2018


Starting tomorrow, Team ArenaNet is streaming for 24 hours to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network! Join us on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel—and in Tyria—for a marathon gaming extravaganza from noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) on November 2 to noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) on November 3.

With the support of our community, we were able to raise a total of $16,555 during last year’s Extra Life event. We previously announced this year’s plan to match community donations dollar for dollar up to that amount, but we’re raising the stakes: now we’ll match community donations up to a total of $25,000 USD! With your help, we can reach our goal and donate a total of $50,000 to Children’s Miracle Network.

How You Can Help

  • Donate to Extra Life!
  • Join Team ArenaNet as an individual, or form a sub team and become part of our Super Team. Play any games you want to help support kids.
  • Follow our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram channels and help us spread the word!

Fun and Games

Every player who logs in to Guild Wars 2 during the 24-hour livestream event will receive a special title, “The Extra Life.” And from November 2 through November 4, be sure to pick up a free Revive Orb from the Gem Store—just in case you could use an extra life of your own.

If we reach our $50,000 USD goal by the time the event ends, every player who logs in during the 24-hour stream will receive 50k karma, and we’ll kick off a special seven-day boon that rewards players with bonuses to experience points, magic find, WvW reward track progress, and PvP reward track progress. If we blast past that and hit $60,000 USD, we’ll also send every player who logs in during the livestream an Endless Interface Crafter Golem Tonic.

Surprises and Prizes

Hang out with us on Twitch to watch our team play—and to see what hijinks they get up to in their quest for support. We’ll have plenty of chat giveaways to make donation milestones special, like merchandise from For Fans By Fans; game codes for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ and Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™; a Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire poster signed by some of our amazing voice actors, and Guild Wars 2 memorabilia signed by ArenaNet staff. One lucky adventurer could even receive a legendary kitchen appliance rumored to have left Tyria along with the human gods!


Team ArenaNet Extra Life Schedule

Friday, November 2

  • Noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) – Guild Chat kickoff with Rubi Bayer and Clayton Kisko
  • 1:00 p.m.Guild Wars 2 gameplay with Bobby Stein, and Clayton Kisko
  • 3:00 p.m.—Fractals with Ben Phongluangtham, McKenna Berdrow, and Shiloh Roberts
  • 4:00 p.m.—Beginner raiding with Nellie Hughes, Chun-Hong Fung, Paul Schwarzwalder, Chelsea Mills, Mackenzie Edlund, Tracey West, Irenio Calmon-Huang, Patrick Munns, and Kyle Mistlin-Rude
  • 5:30 p.m.—Dungeons with Nellie Hughes, Kyle Mistlin-Rude, Mackenzie Edlund, Katelyn Malmsten, and Tim Callaway
  • 7:00 p.m.—New character speed run with Da-Hee Im, Katelyn Isaacson, Grady Benson, Khan Sweetman, and James Fulop
  • 9:00 p.m.—Story and PvP with Hugh Norfolk, Cal Cohen, and Raymond Lukes
  • 11:00 p.m.—Open world map meta events with Hann Hopp

Saturday, November 3

  • 1:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)—Jumping puzzles with Hann Hopp and Raymond Lukes
  • 3:00 a.m.—Original Guild Wars® hard mode exploration with Hann Hopp
  • 6:00 a.m.Guild Wars 2 Living World with Stephane Lo Presti
  • 8:00 a.m.—Original Guild Wars new character gameplay with Nellie Hughes and Melina Norfolk
  • 10:00 a.m.—Interview feature with Rubi Bayer and Extra Life
  • 11:00 a.m.—Home stretch! Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire open world with Rubi Bayer