The Stronghold PvP Public Beta Is Coming!

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on April 09, 2015

If you can’t wait for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns™ to get your hands on the new Stronghold PvP game mode, be sure to join us on Tuesday, April 14, for a Stronghold PvP Public Beta! The map will be available live within Guild Wars 2 for 24 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to storm the enemy gates (and defend your own).

To get started in Stronghold, you’ll need to head to the Heart of the Mists, which can be accessed through the main portal in Lion’s Arch or through the PvP panel icon located at the top of your screen. Once you’re ready, queue for an Unranked Arena match. You’ll see Battle of Champion’s Dusk as the featured map; vote for it, hit “Accept” when your queue pops, and enjoy the battle! Conquest matches can still be played in Ranked.

Want to learn more about how to play Stronghold? Check out this informative episode of Ready Up, or read all about it in this blog post.

To celebrate this huge moment for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, we’ll also be streaming live for 23 hours nonstop, from 1 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday to noon Pacific Time on Wednesday. The stream will feature some of your favorite Guild Wars 2 livestreamers and shoutcasters, as well as appearances by ArenaNet developers!

Time PDT Time BST
(UK)
UTC+1
Time CET
(Europe)
UTC+2
Streamer Language
1:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. BLU English
2:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. ArenaNet Devs vs. Twitch Streamers English
3:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Midnight ArenaNet Devs “Battle Royale” English
4:00 p.m. Midnight 1:00 a.m. Shinryuku English
5:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m. Djtechlive English
6:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m. 3:00 a.m. DocGotGame English
7:00 p.m. 3:00 a.m. 4:00 a.m. TBD English
8:00 p.m. 4:00 a.m. 5:00 a.m. AuroraPeachy English
9:00 p.m. 5:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. AnthonyAcc English
10:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. QMGSaint English
11:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Mufasaprime English
Midnight 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Donna English
1:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Sir Koroshi English
2:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Sputti German
3:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Noon MMOINKS English
4:00 a.m. Noon 1:00 p.m. Five Gauge English
5:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Ashuvidz French
6:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Helseth English
7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. MightyTeapot English
8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Jebro English
9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. FariFarinos & Reihn Spanish
10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Matt Visual English
11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Minervae Spanish

In addition, Guild Wars 2 will be 75% off from 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, April 10 until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on April 13*. Guild Wars 2 PvP features an active, skill-based combat system; a progression system that rewards skill over stat grind; and a growing competitive scene. Pick up a copy and join the battle!

* Offer applies only to Digital Heroic Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition purchased through buy.guildwars2.com from 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time April 10, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time April 13, 2015.