The Third Elite Specialization Beta Event is Live

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on October 26, 2021

The third Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons™ elite specialization beta event is now live! If you have a Guild Wars 2 account in good standing, you’re invited to try three of the new elite specializations from the upcoming expansion, which is available for prepurchase now.

How to Play

If you’re new to Guild Wars 2, sign up for a free account here!

To join the fun, log in and create a beta event character by clicking one of the empty character slots marked “Beta” on your character select screen. You’ll be able to choose thief, ranger, or engineer as the character’s profession. Your character will begin in the city of Lion’s Arch at level 80, with their elite specialization, build, and gear equipped.

From there, you can explore the open world or try a game mode dedicated to group play. You’ll find options to join the World vs. World and structured Player vs. Player in the bar located at the top left corner of your UI. To tackle the Fractals of the Mists instanced group content, visit Fort Marriner in Lion’s Arch and enter the portal.

Please note that the beta characters will disappear on October 30 at 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8) at the end of the event, and any gameplay progress earned while playing on them—including rewards and currency—will not be saved.

How to Give Beta Feedback

We want to hear what you think of the new elite specializations! To discuss your beta event experiences and tell us what you enjoyed and what you think could be improved, visit the threads below for each elite specialization:

It’s especially helpful for us to know why you liked or disliked an aspect of gameplay and what would have made it more fun for you.

Playable Elite Specializations


Profession: Thief
Weapon: Scepter
Specters are masters of shadow magic, using scepters to control dark forces and aid allies.


Profession: Ranger
Weapon: Hammer
Ancient forces of nature dwell within Echovald Forest, and the untamed share these primal energies with their pets.


Profession: Engineer
Weapon: Mace
No one makes friends like a mechanist! They fight alongside their helpful jade tech battle mechs.

Enter to Win a DXRacer Gaming Chair and 4,000 Gems

We’ve partnered with DXRacer to help you get comfortable for Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons! You could win a DXRacer Racing Pro Gaming Chair and 4,000 Gems—just log in to Guild Wars 2 during the third elite specialization beta event using a beta event character. You’ll be entered to win once for every day you log in, starting at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 26 until October 30 at 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8).

One winner will recieve a DXRacer Racing Pro Gaming Chair and 4,000 Gems, and two winners will each receive 4,000 Gems. Read the official rules and regulations for all the details.