ArenaNet has announced the first public Guild Wars 2 beta weekend will take place on April 27-29. Everyone who pre-purchased a copy of the fantasy MMORPG was guaranteed entrance to all public beta weekends for the game, so this will be the first time that hundreds of thousands of fans will get to experience everything that Tyria has to offer.
"Players will discover next weekend that Guild Wars 2 doesn’t follow tired, outdated MMO conventions, but it offers them a true online world rich with persistent, dynamic and social experiences like nothing they’ve ever played," said ArenaNet.
In addition to beta access, everyone who pre-purchased GW2 will also get a three-day headstart over those who chose not to pre-purchase once the game launches, as well as an exclusive Hero's Band in-game item.
G4's covered Guild Wars 2 a lot, always pointing out how polished and beautiful the game is. If you're interested, check out our Guild Wars 2 previews page for more info. Maybe you'll consider pre-ordering and trying out the beta weekend, even if you're not usually a MMO gamer.