Pre-purchase (pay the full amount ahead of launch) any version of Guild Wars 2 and receive guaranteed entry into all beta weekends, plus three days head start on the live servers at launch.
Pre-purchasers also get a Hero's Band item that boosts character statistics (+2 Power, +2 Precision, +2 Toughness, +2 Vitality, +2 Condition Damage, +2 Healing, and +2 per cent Critical Damage).
Pre-purchase opens on 10th April. Guild Wars 2 has no public release date - yet.
The versions you can pre-purchase are Standard, Digital Deluxe and Collector's.
The Collector's Edition costs a massive £130/€150. For that, you get a 25cm statue of Charr warrior Rytlock Brimstone resplendent with flaming sword. Look at the picture - it's nice.
Alongside that, five Guild Wars 2 art prints and a frame to put them in; a 112-page Making Of Guild Wars 2 hardcover art book and a Best Of Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack CD.
The Collector's Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition also offer five in-game items: Golem Banker, Chalice of Glory, Tome of Influence, Miniature Rytlock and Summon Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill.
The Digital Deluxe Edition costs £65/€75.
The Standard Edition costs £50/€55.
Anyone who pre-orders - reserves - Guild Wars 2 will be offered a one-day head start when the game servers go live.
Guild Wars 2, an MMO, will have no monthly fees but will have non-evil micro-transactions.
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