The Second Elite Specialization Beta Event Begins Next Week

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on September 14, 2021

The second Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons™ elite specialization beta event begins next week! From September 21 to September 25, log in and play three of the brand-new elite specializations coming in the third expansion.

You don’t need to prepurchase Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons to join the fun—everyone with an account in good standing is invited. Create a free Guild Wars 2 account today, and you too can be on the cutting edge of Canthan combat techniques.

How to Play

When you log in on September 21, you’ll find three dedicated elite specialization beta character slots on your character select screen. Use these to create fully equipped level 80 beta characters and take each of the new elite specializations for a spin.

Please note these limitations on beta event characters:

  • Beta characters are temporary. After the event ends, they will disappear as mysteriously as they appeared.
  • Your gameplay progress will not be saved. Your beta character is temporary and when they vanish back into the Mists, all the information recorded on your account while playing them will disappear as well. Your permanent Guild Wars 2 characters will still earn progress normally as you play them.
  • You can play in existing content. You’re free to experience Tyria through the eyes and weapons of the new elite specializations in current open world content, instanced content, Player vs. Player, and World vs. World. Other Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons content won’t be available for play during the beta events.

Elite Specialization Preview

Join us on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel for an in depth look at all three of the elite specializations and how they play! The elite specialization preview will air on Friday, September 17 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7).