The Guild Wars 2 servers and launch timings

Asura hope it goes smoothly.

Five years in the making, and Guild Wars 2 is now only eight days from launch. Do you know which server you'll be playing on? There's a list to pick from below.

Guild Wars 2 opens for three-day head-start customers (pre-purchasers) on Saturday, 25th August at 8am UK time. Note, however, that ArenaNet may put the servers online anywhere up to three hours before that.

Guild Wars 2 opens for one-day head-start customers (pre-orderers) on Monday, 27th August at 8am UK time. Pre-order code registration is now live.

Guild Wars 2 opens for everyone else on Tuesday, 28th August at 8am UK time.

If you've pre-ordered or pre-purchased Guild Wars 2, you can download the game client now, patch, and be ready to go when the virtual doors open.

In the mean time, why not read about what it took for a team of 250 people to build a game like Guild Wars 2 - and in many cases, Guild Wars 1 as well.

The servers available from 25th August:


  • Fissure of Woe
  • Desolation
  • Gandara
  • Blacktide
  • Ring of Fire
  • Underworld
  • Far Shiverpeaks
  • Whiteside Ridge
  • Ruins of Surmia
  • Seafarer's Rest
  • Vabbi
  • Piken Square
  • Aurora Glade
  • Gunnar's Hold
  • Jade Sea [FR]
  • Fort Ranik [FR]
  • Augury Rock [FR]
  • Vizunah Square [FR]
  • Kodash [DE]
  • Riverside [DE]
  • Elona Reach [DE]
  • Abaddon's Mouth [DE]
  • Drakkar Lake [DE]
  • Baruch Bay [ES]


  • Anvil Rock
  • Borlis Pass
  • Yak's Bend
  • Henge of Denravi
  • Maguuma
  • Sorrow's Furnace
  • Gate of Madness
  • Jade Quarry
  • Fort Aspenwood
  • Ehmry Bay
  • Stormbluff Isle
  • Darkhaven
  • Sanctum of Rall
  • Crystal Desert
  • Isle of Janthir
  • Sea of Sorrows
  • Tarnished Coast
  • Northern Shiverpeaks
  • Blackgate
  • Ferguson's Crossing
  • Dragonbrand

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