Welcome Back to Guild Wars 2: Week One

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on March 25, 2019


If you haven’t visited Tyria for a while, welcome back! It can be overwhelming to start catching up, or to know what you’ve missed—so to help you get up to speed on Living World Season 4, we’ll have livestreams, guides, and free or discounted items in the Gem Store, focusing on one episode per week. And we’re starting today!

If you’re having trouble remembering your Guild Wars 2 password, our Customer Support Team can help. Go to our Support page and click “Trouble logging in?” for assistance.

Free Episode Unlock: “Daybreak”

If you missed picking up the first episode of Living World Season 4 while it was live, visit the Gem Store in game to unlock “Daybreak” for free! All players can also grab a free Tradesman’s Package this week in the Gem Store (limit one per account). These items will be available from March 26 until April 1.

You’ll need to own Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™ to play Living World Season 4. If you haven’t upgraded your account yet, use the coupon code GW2WELCOMEBACK to take 50% off* when you purchase the expansion through our official site.

Play Along: Livestreams

ArenaNet Livestream: Let’s Play “Daybreak” with the Devs

Join Rubi Bayer and Clayton Kisko on the official Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel tomorrow, March 26, at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) as they tackle the “Daybreak” story—and show you how to unlock your first mount, the raptor!

Partner Streams

Members of the ArenaNet Partner Program are streaming helpful content throughout the week! Join them in game or kick back and watch the livestreams on Twitch.

Wednesday, March 27

    Nico Le Ch’ti and Archibald Wirslayd (French)

  • Content: “Daybreak”
  • Watch live: https://www.twitch.tv/archibaldwirslayd
  • 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
  • Character name: Le Petit Nicolas
  • Server: EU (Far Shiverpeaks)
    AyinMaiden (English)

  • Content: “Daybreak,” Domain of Istan
  • Watch live: http://twitch.tv/ayinmaiden
  • 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
  • Character name: Ayinn Maiden
  • Server: NA (Blackgate)

Thursday, March 28

    AKCSL (English)

  • Content: “Daybreak”
  • Watch live: http://twitch.tv/akcsl
  • 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
  • Character name: Lady Saffron
  • Server: NA (Northern Shiverpeaks)
    Proper Play (English)

  • Content: “Daybreak,” Domain of Istan
  • Watch live: http://twitch.tv/properplay13
  • 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
  • Character name: Ariciont Von Croix
  • Server: NA (Tarnished Coast)

Friday, March 29

    Sputti (German)

  • Content: “Daybreak”
  • Watch live: http://twitch.tv/guildnews
  • 3:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
  • Character name: Sputti
  • Server: EU (Elona Reach)

Saturday, March 30

    eaSyRoca (English)

  • Content: Profession guides for raiding
  • Watch live: http://twitch.tv/eaSyRoca
  • 4:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
  • Character name: Radiant Roca
  • Server: EU (Underworld)

Sunday, March 31

    Fashionfuchs (German)

  • Content: How to play Super Adventure Box
  • Watch live: http://twitch.tv/fashionfuchs
  • 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7)
  • Character name: Fashionfuchs
  • Server: EU (Drakkar)

If you’re a Guild Wars 2 player who’d like to lead an open world event and guide returning players through this week’s content, let us know where and when they can join you using the hashtag #GW2WelcomeBack on Twitter. We’ll share your post with the community!

You can also watch a playlist of all the “Daybreak” cinematics below or on YouTube (these will contain spoilers for the episode).

Get in the Game


Our wiki is a great place to catch up—and you can contribute to the community by filling in more information as you play. Here are some articles to get you started:


Instanced Group Content



Offer applies only to Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Standard Edition, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Deluxe Edition, Guild Wars 2: Standard Collection, and Guild Wars 2: Deluxe Collection purchased through buy.guildwars2.com from 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time Mar 25, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Mar 27, 2019.