Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns FAQ


Arena Net has a put up a nice FAQ covering some of the questions we have about Heart Of Thorns

Head over there to read the full FAQ, but here are some of the questions I keep seeing pop up on Reddit and Twitter

Q: When will Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns launch?

A: We’ll announce the official launch date when we can.   Check back at for the latest updates.


Q: Will you be offering an early-access beta?

A: Yes, although we do not have details to release at the present time. Please keep checking for more information as it becomes available.


Q: Is the expansion “buy to play”?

A: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is a paid expansion to Guild Wars 2, but once you buy it, there are no subscription fees. This means that you can continue playing and access future updates for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns with no subscription fee.


Q: Do I have to own Guild Wars 2 to play the expansion?

A: Yes. Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is an expansion to Guild Wars 2 and not a stand-alone campaign, and therefore it requires the base game to play.


Q: How much will the expansion cost?

A: We have not announced pricing yet.


Q: Will this expansion only be available digitally, or will there be a boxed edition as well?

A: Both. Once Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is available, you’ll be able to buy it digitally or get boxed editions at retail stores.


Q: Will there be a collector’s edition for this expansion?

A: At this time, we do not have information available about specific versions. Rest assured that well before launch, we will reveal all the versions of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns that will be available both digitally and physically.


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