Happy 10th Anniversary, Guild Wars 2 Community!

by The Guild Wars 2 Team on August 23, 2022

The 10th anniversary of Guild Wars 2 is here! It’s time to celebrate our incredible community and a decade of adventures in Tyria, so let’s jump in to see what’s in store.

Guild Wars 2 10th Anniversary Event

When you log in today, you’ll find a new series of achievements waiting for you that will take you on a journey to experience the best of Guild Wars 2, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, world bosses, Living World, World vs. World, Player vs. Player, and more.

Three characters wearing the Decade armor, one human woman, one norn man, and one sylvari man. The male norn in the middle has his back to the camera and is showing off the Decade cape. The human woman and sylvari man hold Decade weapons in their hands.

As you complete these tasks you’ll earn Proofs of Legend, which can be traded in for the new Decade’s armor set. Characters who are turning ten themselves will also receive an extra Proof of Legend to kickstart their collection. Speak to an ancient armorsmith in one of the capital cities or Lion’s Arch to trade in your Proofs of Legend and collect your rewards. Complete enough achievements and you’ll also unlock the Decade’s War cape skin and your choice of a weapon from the new Dragon Decade set.

These achievements are permanent additions to the game for all current and future players.

Life Is Better with Friends

Log in and check the Gem Store today to get a free Life with Friends Box, containing five Teleport to Friend tokens and one Revive Orb. And don’t forget to log in later this week to claim a free Communal Boost Bonfire. We’ll have additional Gem Store giveaways running through the end of August.

To welcome our friends joining us from Steam, we are also offering the following bundles for new players to jump-start their new adventures in Tyria. These are available for purchase by all:

  • Steam Welcome Pack: Two Bag Slot Expansions, two 20 Slot Black Lion Satchels, five Experience Boosters, five Account-Bound Unidentified Dyes, and ten Merchant Expresses
  • Steam Elite Jump-Start Pack: Copper-Fed Salvage-o-Matic, Shared Inventory Slot, Unbreakable Gathering Tools Container, Character Slot Expansion, and Royal Terrace Pass

Steam Is Live

With the release of Guild Wars 2 on Steam, a whole new group of players are joining us on our adventures. Our wonderful Guild Wars 2 community has always gone to heroic lengths to welcome new players to Tyria, and we encourage everyone to offer new commanders a friendly helping hand.

Steam players can experience the entire base Guild Wars 2 game for free! You can upgrade your account with expansions at any time to remove the restrictions placed on free accounts.

Reminder: existing Guild Wars 2accounts can’t be linked to Steam and vice versa. Please visit our knowledge base for more info.

Twitch Drops

Celebrate Guild Wars 2‘s 10th anniversary and the launch of Guild Wars 2 on Steam with our first Twitch Drops campaign!

Link your Twitch and Guild Wars 2 accounts and earn rewards for watching any Twitch channel broadcasting Guild Wars 2! Tune in to any Twitch livestream with Twitch Drops enabled between August 23 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) and August 28 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (UTC-7) to earn Transmutation Charges, boosters, a mini, a Total Makeover Kit, a Glowing Purple Mask, and your choice of a classic Guild Wars 2 character outfit.

For more details about Twitch Drops, visit this blog post.

Members of the ArenaNet Partner Program will be streaming a wide variety of content during the Steam release week and tenth anniversary (and beyond) to showcase all aspects of Guild Wars 2: story content, raids, Strike Missions, fractals, Player vs. Player, World vs. World, and more. There will be something for everyone.

If you’re looking for an exciting broadcast to check out while you collect your loot, tune in to the livestream on the Guild Wars 2 Twitch channel on Saturday, August 27 at noon Pacific Time (UTC-7) for the August monthly PvP tournament finals. MightyTeapot will be shoutcasting the tournament along with ArenaNet Game Designer Roy Marks.

Join us as we support our content creator community on Twitch and welcome a new generation of players!

Seattle Community Event

Celebrate with us at our upcoming community event in and Seattle, Washington. For more details, check out the blog post.

Crucial Sweepstakes

Our friends at Crucial will be hosting a sweepstakes to celebrate the 10th anniversary with the community!

Fans have a chance to win ten amazing prizes from Crucial, including a 32GB Crucial DDR5 RAM Kit, 1TB Crucial X8, 1TB Crucial P5 Plus NVMe SSD, and Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons Standard Edition.

For more details and to enter, please visit this link.

Ten Years Young

Thank you for making Tyria your home, and we look forward to many more years of fun and adventures with you!

Happy anniversary,
—The Guild Wars 2 Team