Wintersday Returns to Guild Wars 2 Next Week

Today marks the start of the Twelve Days of Wintersday via Guild Wars 2 social channels and next week will mark the return of the in-game event starting December 11th. “Get ready to play in the snow, wrap up presents and jump all over giant peppermint candies” says the post on the official site.

ArenaNet Giving Away a Custom-Wrapped Volkswagen Beetle to Celebrate Guild Wars 2 Event

In celebration of Roller Beetle Racing, ArenaNet will be giving away a “custom-wrapped roller beetle ‘Type RBR’ car as a grand prize”. All that is required is for fans to opt-in to email communication and enter a single roller beetle match in Guild Wars 2 any time between now and December 24th. Each week, players taking part in Roller Beetle Racing will earn an additional entry for both the car and other prizes that are being given away that include Razer & Alienware items & a vacation.

The Guild Wars 2 Collective Charity Zine ‘Journeys’ to Benefit Save the Children

The Guild Wars 2 site has been updated with the news that the Guild Wars 2 Artist Collective 2018 charity zine, “Journeys”, is now available for pre-order. ArenaNet sponsors the Collective through its Creative Partner Program. The zine features 76 contributors that “celebrate memorable moments in the world of GW2, bringing readers along through art pieces, comics and illustrated stories”. Proceeds from zine sales will benefit Save the Children.

Guild Wars 2 Players Invited to Charity WvW Raid on October 20th

On October 20th, all Guild Wars 2 players are invited to participate in a 24-hour charity WvW raid on Piken Square. Funds raised during the event will benefit Checkemlads, an organization that works with patients undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. The event kicks off on Saturday, October 20th at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern.

Reaper’s Rumble Returning to Guild Wars 2 ‘Mad King’ Halloween Event

Guild Wars 2 players love their annual events and they’re in luck. The Shadow of the Mad King is making a return to the game starting October 16th and running through November 6th. During the event, players will be able to play Reaper’s Rumble, “a fast-paced PvP format” to collect pumpkins while fighting off other players and hordes of skeletons. This piece of the Shadow of the Mad King has not been playable since the first Halloween event after GW2’s launch.

UPDATED: ArenaNet Stops Gem Purchases in Belgium ‘In Order to Conform to Belgian Law’

UPDATED with a statement from ArenaNet on the inability of players in Belgium to purchase gems. Jump through! Belgian Guild Wars 2 players are seemingly unable to purchase the game’s premium currency, Gems. According to forum posts and Reddit, players can no longer enter Belgian addresses as part of billing options. The issue appears to have first started on September 19th when players attempting to buy Gems found an error message even when using a VPN.

Belgian Guild Wars 2 Players No Longer Able to Purchase Gems

Belgian Guild Wars 2 players are seemingly unable to purchase the game’s premium currency, Gems. According to forum posts and Reddit, players can no longer enter Belgian addresses as part of billing options. The issue appears to have first started on September 19th when players attempting to buy Gems found an error message even when using a VPN.

Guild Wars 2 Living World Season 4, A Star to Guide Us, Launches

ArenaNet has announced that Guild Wars 2 has been updated to bring Living World Season 4 – A Star to Guide Us online. New content includes Sun’s Refuge, “a personal instance that players will build and upgrade throughout their adventure to unlock new collections, NPCs, lore and an upgradeable armor set”. In addition, players can check out the Jahai Bluffs map, the Xiuquatl legendary scepter and the Mythwright Gambit raid.